See the Saturday schedule for Mythmoot to plan your participation

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Keynote: Amy H. Sturgis

9:00 – 10:00 am in Rivendell

Dr. Sturgis will speak on “Speculative Fiction as ‘Reflecting Shield’: Defying and Defining the Darkness.


10:00 – 10:30 am

Academic Presentations

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday Morning Abstracts

Lunch and Q&A with Dr. Amy H. Sturgis [MootHub only]

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Have something you’ve always wanted to ask Dr Sturgis? Bring your questions (and your lunch)!

Keynote Address: Dr. Tom Shippey

1:00 – 2:00 pm in Rivendell

Dr. Shippey will speak on “The American Fantasy Tradition.”


3:30 – 4:00 pm

Signum University Graduation Ceremony

4:00 – 5:30 pm in Coruscant

Another Signum University tradition is our Graduation Ceremony. Come and share in the joy as our graduates complete their Signum journey.


5:30 – 6:00 pm

Dinner and Informal Poetry Workshop – Corey Olsen [MootHub only]

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Join Corey Olsen as he leads a workshop session examining the dazzling linguistic artistry of the incomparable Eminem.  Prof. Olsen is just starting to work out how to parse the intricate and complex verbal structure of hip-hop, and he needs your help as he continues to work through the interplay of sound and rhythm that make up the shape and beauty of rap.  Participants will listen to, discuss, and attempt to scan and analyze selections primarily drawn from Eminem’s latest album, “Music to be Murdered By”. 

MATURE CONTENT WARNING: There will be some explicit lyrics! 

Costume Contest [MootHub only]

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Our traditional costume contest continues, even socially distanced! Submit your costume video/pictures and details about your getup for our judges.

Note: Costume submissions must be sent before 5:30 pm on Saturday. See submission details on the MootHub attendee information page.

Dance Lessons with Sørina Higgins [MootHub only]

8:00 – 9:00 pm

COVID or no COVID, people want to move! Sørina will give us online dance lessons. Partner not required.

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