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Event Date: February 28 - March 1, 2020

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Saturday, February 29 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rainbow Connections: Jim Henson's Impact on Entertainment, the World and Us

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This panel will discuss the life and history of Jim Henson’s creations from Sam and Friends to The Dark Crystal and everything in between. We will talk about the impact he and members of his Creature Shop had on characters from the Star Wars films, how they have enriched the movie and television industry and us personally.

Moderators
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M. Jason Turner

Roanoke Doesn't Suck LLC, geNERDationX

MystiCon 2020 Guests
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Michael D. Pederson

Con Chair, RavenCon
Michael D. Pederson was the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for Nth Degree from 2002 until 2019. Mike began his career as a writer/publisher in 1988 when his SF short story, “Dust Storm,” won first place in a local writing contest. In the 1990s, he wrote and published... Read More →
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Alex Matsuo

Author, Paranormal
Alex Matsuo is a paranormal researcher, singer, and author. She is the founder of the Association of Paranormal Study and runs the blog and YouTube channel, "The Spooky Stuff.” She was recently seen on Travel Channel's "Haunted Hospitals" and has appeared on "Most Terrifying Places... Read More →
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Angela Giddings

Film
Angela Giddings wears many hats. She’s an independent filmmaker, a self-published author, and a molecular biologist. She was involved both behind and in front of the camera for the Sick Chick Flicks movie Blood of the Mummy. Currently, she is working on a sequel to her novel Shadow... Read More →
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Andrew Hiller

A Climbing Stock (Daily Swan 2015) Time of the Critic (Amazing Stories 2020) Hundreds of stories on public radio and NPR. Cobblestones: Going Gonzo for Jim Henson (documentary produced with Jim Henson Legacy starring Dave Goelz, hosted by Andrew Hiller)


Saturday February 29, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Vista Room