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2024 Miss Fisher Con sessions

Get ready for a fun-filled few days in the Big Easy! Our sessions this year are shaping up to be fantastic, though this schedule is subject to change.

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration & check-in || Lobby
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm        Welcome reception || Regal Suite

Friday, July 19, 2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & check-in || Acadian Ballroom Lobby
9:00 am - 10:00 am Fandom, Feminism, and Sexuality || Cassian Sparkes-Vian || Acadian Ballroom
  The Miss Fisher fandom boasts a fabulous collection of feminists ready to follow in Phryne’s footsteps and fight the good fight for women’s rights. The history of fandom and feminism has long been intertwined. In this session, we’ll review the history from the earliest fan conventions and fanzines of the 1960s to modern fan fiction and the complex relationshiop between women, fandom, and sexual expression.
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:30 am La Francophonie á la Louisiane || Ryan Wadsworth & Hilary Dixon || Acadian Ballroom
  Explore the history of the French language in Louisiana, including why it’s spoken here, regional differences, and how it connects to Canada. We’ll talk about the Francophone culture of the 1920s, and how the Miss Fisher verse portrayed the language. You may even learn some French to try on your New Orleans adventures!
11:30 am - 1:15 pm Lunch break || On your own
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Celebrity interview & signing session: Nathan Page || Acadian Ballroom
  Our own Adventuress Mary Holste will interview Nathan. He has also agreed to a signing session, so be sure to bring something for him to sign!
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dance break: Minnie the Moocher || Masie Irene Lancaster || Acadian Ballroom
  We’ll learn a choreographed dance routine (jazz, shimmy, and more) to this classic Cab Calloway song. Wear your dancing shoes (or any comfortable shoe) and get ready to cut a rug! No partner necessary.
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Break & Soirée prep
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Big Easy Soirée banquet & dancing || Acadian Ballroom
  Fine dining in your finery! Attendees will receive a survey to choose their entree for this plated dinner in the coming weeks. You’ll have time to pose in front of our Wardlow backdrop before dinner and show off those dance moves after. In addition, Nathan will be sitting for another (limited) signing session for those who didn’t get an autograph earlier in the day.

Saturday, July 20, 2024

9:00 am - 10:00 am Miss Fisher’s Finery - Hat Fashion of the 1920s || Pamela Wilkerson || Acadian Ballroom
  Hats are an essential part of Miss Fisher’s signature style. Learn about fashion evolution and societal changes from the Edwardian era to the Jazz age with Pamela Wilkerson, a collector of vintage hats and London-trained milliner. Pamela will discuss choosing a flattering hat for yourself, hat sizing tips, and hat care. Be like Miss Fisher and wear more hats!
10:00 am - 10:45 am Annual Members’ Meeting || Acadian Ballroom
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - noon Surveilance, Secrets & Seduction: WWI’s Sorority of Spies || Jeneen Preciose || Acadian Ballroom
  Intelligent women do have their uses, Inspector. Meet the clandestine heroines of the Great War’s Allies and Central Powers. Often left out of the history books, these remarkable women risked it all for their country and turned the tides of the war. Celebrate the bravery of Louise de Bettignies, discover the treachery of the real Fräulein Doktor, and unravel the mythology of the Mata Hari.
Noon - 12:15 pm Break
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm All the Way from the Folies Bergère || Bee Bee Sanchez || Acadian Ballroom
  We get a glimpse at the world of fan dancing and burlesque in Season 2 Episode 1. How accurate was it? What is the history of fan dancing and burlesque in Australia vs. the United States. What even IS burlesque?
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Closing remarks || Acadian Ballroom
1:15 - 4:00 pm Break || On your own
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Mardi Gras party || Belle Époque
  Join us for an evening of fellowship and live jazz at Belle Époque, a part of the Jean Lafitte Old Absinthe House, across the street from the con hotel. This event is not included in your con registration, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Reserve your spot
7:00 pm curtain Van Ella Bordella: A Storyville Burlesque
  Grab a taxi or a rideshare to jump to a local theatrical storytelling burlesque experience featuring top-tier, multitalented performers. This event is not included in your con registration, and space is limited. You’ll book your tickets through their website (be sure to choose July 20, 2024), but use code MissFisher for 20% off! Get your tickets

Sunday, July 21, 2024

At your own pace Explore the city || Get together with your friends to explore New Orleans - there’s plenty to see and do!

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