Panels

Don’t hesitate, participate!

As a fan it’s often the most fun to meet other fans and talk about your fandoms. At Imagicon you get this chance by taking part in one of our panels! Our panels mostly consist of fans, be they professionals from the industry or fans like you and me, to discuss the subject at hand with each other and the audience. Note: Only visitors can register as a panel member. As a panel member you can use the Green Room from 15 minutes before the panel to have a drink, prepare yourself and meet the other panel members.

Bach 1

13:30h Strong Female Characters - Hit or Miss? Josien Smit, Erik Betten What about our strong, female characters? What about diversity in SF, Fantasy, Horror and Comics? Have films like Ocean’s 8, Wonder Woman and new (cartoon) series like She-Ra turned the tide or are these just examples of how it should NOT be done? Is the public finally ready for heroes who deviate from the standard white male action hero, or do writers, filmmakers and fans often still revert to this stereotype? In short, where is our strong woman now and why do people continue to insist that representation is important? 14:30h Doctor Who: An Eventful Season Christine Grit With Christine Grit as our moderator we’ll discuss every aspect of the latest season and how these relate to the previous ones. Whether or not the Doctor can or should be a woman is emphatically not the (only) topic that’ll be discussed! Instead we’ll forcus on themes such as the target audience, how the Doctor’s presented as a character, whether the role of the companions has changed and in what way, if the (re)introduction of historical-oriented stories was a good idea, and much more. Join the discussion as a fellow panelist or participate from the audience! 15:30h Presentation & panel Holland SF: The Must-Have Magazine for SF Fans Marlies Scholte-Hoeksema, Alice Jouanno, Heidi van der Vloet Eddie van Dijk, John van Duin, Johan Klein Haneveld, Erik Betten The NCSF (‘Nederlands Contactcentrum voor Science-Fiction’) has existed for more than 50 years! Until recently the NCSF published a quarterly magazine called Holland SF with news, stories, interviews and much more, all entirely in Dutch! The magazine (HSF) has taken a much- deserved break, but will make a return in 2019, with this presentation being the unveiling of the first new issue. Following the unveiling we’ll have a discussion about plans for the future, about the place of SF in the Netherlands, what the modern SF fan is looking for, and more. Join us! 16:30h Ghostbusters 2016: What the heck? Andre Hidding (Ghostbusters Dutch Division) Ghostbusters 2016, what happened? Even before this controversial film hit the theaters opinions about this reboot were already heavily divided. After the premiere of the film, it seemed as if the worst side of the internet reared its head. What inspired people to create multiple accounts for no other reason than to downvote the trailers? Is it true that the film was only hated by men because of the female cast? Did the movie get nothing right? Or has it reached out and touched a whole new generation of fans to join the Ghostbuster fandom? All this and more will be discussed in this panel.

Bach 2

16:30h ‘The Genre’ in the Netherlands Tom Kruijsen, Johan Klein Haneveld What goes well, what can be better? The Genre. In other words: everything we call either Fantasy, SF and/or Horror. In our Dutch- speaking part of the world there’s more genre books and stories being written than ever before. ‘The Genre’ is booming business on a global scale and flourishes in the Benelux, partly due to the growing possibilities to bring these books to the market. Opportunities are up for grabs, or at least you’d think they are. Yet something’s not going right somewhere, but what? In this panel we talk about what’s going well but also about what we can do better, both as readers, as writers and, most importantly, as FANS.

Bach 3

11:30h No Man’s Land between Fantasy & History Hay van den Munckhof, Joos Uitdehaag, Johan Klein Haneveld The fantastic genre is an ideal medium to explore for all kinds of crossovers, such as Science Fantasy (Star Wars), Steampunk (fantasy with steam engines), Fairytale Fantasy (modern ‘fairy tales’), Dark Fantasy (horror & fantasy) and so on. The most famous subgenre within Fantasy is the one in which stories are a perfect blend of fantasy and history, such as in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. What’s the explanation for this lucky marriage and where do you draw the line between fantasy and history? 13:30h Saltpunk: Dutch SF Tais Teng, Jaap Boekestein, Roderick Leeuwenhart Saltpunk (‘Ziltpunk’): the much-needed medicine against dystopia and Hollands Latest Literary movement! Jaap Boekestein and Tais Teng will tell you how to write wildly optimistic climate fiction that’s  Dutch at heart. Don’t just survive in a greenhouse world, but survive with style! You can download a free Saltpunk reader on Smashwords. For more information about Saltpunk you can also visit our Facebook page. 15:30h Remakes & Reboots: Are they necessary? Josien Smit The latest craze in Hollywood: the massive production of remakes and reboots of films and shows. We have a new Death Wish, Overboard, Halloween, Mary Poppins, Predator, Tomb Raider and so on. In addition, there’s a lot of talk about the remake of the cartoon She-Ra. Have we reached a point where we’re all just sick and tired of yet another reboot or remake? Is Hollywood out of ideas or are these examples of a quick cash grab? When would you consider an ‘old new film’ a success? Are you a fan of old heroes, dusted off and remade for the new era, to you think that the original is good as it is and shouldn’t be tampered with, or are you someone who’s still not sure about the whole deal? Let your voice be heard!

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Panels Don’t hesitate, participate! As a fan it’s often the most fun to meet other fans and talk about your fandoms. At Imagicon you get this chance by taking part in one of our panels! Our panels mostly consist of fans, be they professionals from the industry or fans like you and me, to discuss the subject at hand with each other and the audience. Note: Only visitors can register as a panel member. As a panel member you can use the Green Room from 15 minutes before the panel to have a drink, prepare yourself and meet the other panel members. Bach 1 13:30h Strong Female Characters  - Hit or Miss? Josien Smit, Erik Betten What about our strong, female characters? What about diversity in SF, Fantasy, Horror and Comics? Have films like Ocean’s 8, Wonder Woman and new (cartoon) series like She-Ra turned the tide or are these just examples of how it should NOT be done? Is the public finally ready for heroes who deviate from the standard white male action hero, or do writers, filmmakers and fans often still revert to this stereotype? In short, where is our strong woman now and why do people continue to insist that representation is important? 14:30h Doctor Who: An Eventful Season Christine Grit With Christine Grit as our moderator we’ll discuss every aspect of the latest season and how these relate to the previous ones. Whether or not the Doctor can or should be a woman is emphatically not the (only) topic that’ll be discussed! Instead we’ll forcus on themes such as the target audience, how the Doctor’s presented as a character, whether the role of the companions has changed and in what way, if the (re)introduction of historical-oriented stories was a good idea, and much more. Join the discussion as a fellow panelist or participate from the audience! 15:30h Presentation & panel Holland SF: The Must-Have Magazine for SF Fans Marlies Scholte-Hoeksema, Alice Jouanno, Heidi van der Vloet, Eddie van Dijk, John van Duin, Johan Klein Haneveld, Erik Betten The NCSF (‘Nederlands Contactcentrum voor Science-Fiction’) has existed for more than 50 years! Until recently the NCSF published a quarterly magazine called Holland SF with news, stories, interviews and much more, all entirely in Dutch! The magazine (HSF) has taken a much-deserved break, but will make a return in 2019, with this presentation being the unveiling of the first new issue. Following the unveiling we’ll have a discussion about plans for the future, about the place of SF in the Netherlands, what the modern SF fan is looking for, and more. Join us! 16:30h Ghostbusters 2016: What the heck? Andre Hidding (Ghostbusters Dutch Division) Ghostbusters 2016, what happened? Even before this controversial film hit the theaters opinions about this reboot were already heavily divided. After the premiere of the film, it seemed as if the worst side of the internet reared its head. What inspired people to create multiple accounts for no other reason than to downvote the trailers? Is it true that the film was only hated by men because of the female cast? Did the movie get nothing right? Or has it reached out and touched a whole new generation of fans to join the Ghostbuster fandom? All this and more will be discussed in this panel. Bach 2 16:30h ‘The Genre’ in the Netherlands Tom Kruijsen, Johan Klein Haneveld What goes well, what can be improved? The Genre. In other words: everything we call either Fantasy, SF and/or Horror. In our Dutch-speaking part of the world there’s more genre books and stories being written than ever before. ‘The Genre’ is booming business on a global scale and flourishes in the Benelux, partly due to the growing possibilities to bring these books to the market. Opportunities are up for grabs, or at least you’d think they are. Yet something’s not going right somewhere, but what? In this panel we talk about what’s going well but also about what we can do better, both as readers, as writers and, most importantly, as FANS. Bach 3 11:30h No Man’s Land between Fantasy & History Hay van den Munckhof, Joos Uitdehaag, Johan Klein Haneveld The fantastic genre is an ideal medium to explore for all kinds of crossovers, such as Science Fantasy (Star Wars), Steampunk (fantasy with steam engines), Fairytale Fantasy (modern ‘fairy tales’), Dark Fantasy (horror & fantasy) and so on. The most famous subgenre within Fantasy is the one in which stories are a perfect blend of fantasy and history, such as in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. What’s the explanation for this lucky marriage and where do you draw the line between fantasy and history? 13:30h Saltpunk: Dutch SF Tais Teng, Jaap Boekestein, Roderick Leeuwenhart Saltpunk (‘Ziltpunk’): the much-needed medicine against dystopia and Hollands Latest Literary movement! Jaap Boekestein and Tais Teng will tell you how to write wildly optimistic climate fiction that’s  Dutch at heart. Don’t just survive in a greenhouse world, but survive with style! You can download a free Saltpunk reader on Smashwords. For more information about Saltpunk you can also visit our Facebook page. 15:30h Remakes & Reboots: Are they necessary? Josien Smit The latest craze in Hollywood: the massive production of remakes and reboots of films and shows. We have a new Death Wish, Overboard, Halloween, Mary Poppins, Predator, Tomb Raider and so on. In addition, there’s a lot of talk about the remake of the cartoon She-Ra. Have we reached a point where we’re all just sick and tired of yet another reboot or remake? Is Hollywood out of ideas or are these examples of a quick cash grab? When would you consider an ‘old new film’ a success? Are you a fan of old heroes, dusted off and remade for the new era, to you think that the original is good as it is and shouldn’t be tampered with, or are you someone who’s still not sure about the whole deal? Let your voice be heard!
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