June 10th, 2017. LaffCon2.
9am-10am Arrival & Registration
10am-10:45am: Cookies & Eyes: Character and Plot Development in Fourth Mansions Through Repeated Memes
Featuring Kevin Cheek
Lafferty: “Lately, however, he had been learning to see with other sorts of eyes, with Harvester eyes, with patrick eyes, with falcon eyes, with toad eyes. A man misses so much if he uses only one set of eyes.”
11am-11:45am: Dwelling Places, Fountains, and Serpents: Teresa of Avila in Fourth Mansions
Featuring Gregorio Montejo
Lafferty: “For there are all these obstacles for us to meet and there is also the danger of serpents.”
(Yes, I know this is a Teresa quote, but Lafferty owns it.)
12pm-1pm: Lunch Break -- FREE LUNCH!!!
Lafferty: “The members were eating a hard-times lunch of bloody giant bread and flamed duck.”
1pm-1:45pm: Documenting Lafferty
Featuring Andrew Mass
“The accounts are entrancing, intriguing, adventurous, romantic, and largely fictional.”
2pm-2:45pm: Interpreting Lafferty Visually
Featuring Lissanne Lake, Gregorio Montejo, Anthony Ryan Rhodes, & Yakov Varganov
Lafferty: “Ah, well, what is art, seedling or otherwise?”
3pm-3:45pm: Translation & Reception of Lafferty Outside the States
Featuring Gregorio Montejo, Tairiku Ronin, & Yakov Varganov
Lafferty: “Nutty as a peach tree orchard boar.”
4pm-Closing: Planet-fall: Thieving Bear Planet, Pani Planet, and Our Planet.
Featuring Kevin Cheek, Darrell Schweitzer, and Everyone (open discussion)
Lafferty: “And yet the experience of planet-fall is a daily thing, one that never grows stale.”