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Faces of the Forest workshop with The Frouds, picture courtesy of C. Sessarego.

Faces of the Forest workshop with The Frouds, picture courtesy of C. Sessarego.

Con-Volution has provided a wide array of workshops and hands-on activities since 2012, offering attendees the chance to create (masks, cosplay props, jewelry, writing, etc.) and learn (Jedi combat skills, Shibori dye techniques, household science, etc.) — and Con-Volution 2015 is no different!

Nearly all workshops are FREE for registered members of the convention, and most have limited seating, so find specific details for each on our SCHEDULE and sign up early at the REGISTRATION page.

(Workshops for children 12 and under may be found on our PLAYZONE page.)



  • 2:00PM – Bonnie Burton Makes Cool Crafts (Bayside)
  • 3:30PM – Pepakura: Paper Costume Art (Bayside)
  • 3:30PM – Writers Workshop: Staying Motivated to Finish a Novel (Board Room I)


  • 10:00AM – Writers Workshop: The Three C’s of SF/F (Oak)
  • 10:00AM – Cosplay Photography (Pool Pavilion)
  • 10:00AM – Witch Hat Making (Bayside) – materials fee required
  • 10:00AM – Guitar Workshop: Beyond Basic Chords (Wine Room)
  • 11:30AM – Hands-On Game Design Tutorial (Evergreen)
  • 11:30AM – Ballroom Dancing Basics (Pool Pavilion)
  • 11:30AM – Bonnie Burton’s Star Wars Craft Time (Bayside)
  • 2:30PM – Writers Workshop: Business 101 (Oak)
  • 4:00PM – Writers Workshop: Business 201 (Oak)
  • 4:00PM – Wandmaking 101 (Bayside) – materials fee required


  • 10:00AM – Parody Song Writing Workshop (Harbor B)
  • 11:30AM – English Country Dance (Pool Pavilion)
  • 1:00PM – Writers Workshop: Let’s Talk About Sex (Oak)
  • 2:30PM – Costume & Propmaking Troubleshooting (Sandpebble E)
  • 2:30PM – Sketching a Cosplay Model (Evergreen)
  • 2:30PM – Writers Workshop: Writing Fight Scenes That Aren’t Wack (Oak)
  • 2:30PM – Solo Dancing for Every Body (Pool Pavilion)