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Focon 1.0 guests and program

Focon 1.0 was visited by many guests: well liked, famous and related with many aspects of life and entertainment. Though at a glance you might that theatre or making lunch has nothind to do with fantasy, during the FOCON convention we proved that fantasy lives in us all!

See who fraced FOCON with their attendance by viewing the complete list below or by selecting by choosing the appropriate category from the index.

Focon 1.0 – 24-25.04.2021 – guests:

Also see who conducted the interviews and panels.  And what lectures and panels otook place at FOCON 1.0 at all.

Focon 1.0 – 24-25.04.2021 – guests:

Foreign literature

Guy Gavriel Kay

(canada)

Peter V. Brett

(USA)

Matt Ruff

(USA)

Ilona Andrews

(USA)

Rebecca F. Kuang

(USA)

Angus Watson

(uk)

Michael Mammay

(USA)

Regina Kanyu Wang

(China)

Peter A. Flannery

(uk)

Marko Kloos

(USA)

Jack Campbell

(USA)

Polish literature

Andrzej Pilipiuk

Tomasz Kołodziejczak
Egmont

Andrzej Ziemiański

Magdalena Kozak

Eugeniusz Dębski

Marcin Przybyłek

Marcin Mortka

Anna Kańtoch

Adam Przechrzta

Michał Gołkowski

Arkady Saulski

Krzysztof Piersa

Bruno Grigori

Marcin Podlewski

Bartek Biedrzycki

Tomasz Marchewka

Karolina Fedyk

Magdalena Kucenty
CD Project Red

Wojciech Gunia

Łukasz Rzadkowski

Tomasz Kamiński

Olga Niziołek

Anna Łagan

Artur Nowrot

Grzegorz Wielgus

Magdalena Paluch

Anna Musiałowicz

Dagmara Adwentowska

Karolina Kaczkowska

Maria Zdybska

Andrzej Drzewiński

Marlena and Marian Siwiakowie

Michał Frąckiewicz

Computer games

Przemysław Marszał
11 bit studios

(Poland)

Joey Yu
Commissioned Writer for League of Legends

(Szanghai, China)

Marcin Rybiński
Anshar Studios

(Poland)

Tom Putzki

(Germany)

Marta Fijak
Anshar Studios

(Poland)

NotParadox

(USA)

Aleksander Kauch
11 bit studios

(Poland)

Alexandre Boiret
11 bit studios

(Poland)

Mateusz Szymański
CD Project Red

(Poland)

Kamil Judasz
Live Motion Games

(Poland)

Magdalena Kucenty
CD Project Red

(Poland)

Board games

Michał Oracz
Awaken Realms

board games
(Poland)

Adam Kwapiński

board games
(Poland)

Marek Raczyński
Hexy Studio

board games
(Poland)

Comic books and manga

Karl Kerschl

comics
(Canada)

Hubert Ronek

comics
(Poland)

Julien Lambert

comics
(Belgium)

KattLett

mangaka
(Poland)

Cosplay

Mochi Chuu

cosplayer
(Italy)

Shappi

cosplay
(Poland)

Kairi in Cosplayland

cosplayer
(Poland)

Kanto Cosplay

cosplayer
(Poland)

Kamil Judasz
Live Motion Games

(Poland)

Anna Donica

make up artist
(Poland)

Theater and movies

Marek Brodzki

director
(Polska)

Jacek Mikołajczyk
Teatr Syrena

theater director
(Polska)

Kamil M. Śmiałkowski

film critic
(Polska)

Marek Hucz
Grupa Filmowa Darwin

actor
(Polska)

Jan Jurkowski
Grupa Filmowa Darwin

actor
(Polska)

Santa Evita

theater
(Japonia)

Julian Jeliński
Brody z Kosmosu

film critic
(Polska)

Music

Krzysztof Sokołowski
singer
Nocny Kochanek

(Poland)

Robert Brown
singer
Abney Park

(USA)

Fine Arts

Mateusz Urbanowicz

(Japan)

Wojciech Królik

(Poland)

Michał Węgrzyn

(Poland)

Fandom Activists

Klaudia “Foka” Heintze

(Poland)

Magdalena “Cathia” Kozłowska

(Poland)

Magdalena Stonawska

(Poland)

Jacek Falejczyk

(Poland)

Others

Alia

BentoBox PL
(Poland)

Kamil Muzyka

PFFN
(Poland)

Meetings with authors and panels were hosted by:
(alphabetical list)

Krzysztof Biliński
Wydawnictwo IX

WITH BRUNO GRIGORI, BARTEK BIEDRZYCKI

Lena Banaszek

WITH PRZEMYSŁAW MARSZAŁ (11 BIT STUDIOS)

Grzegorz Czapski
Magazyn Biały Kruk

WITH GRZEGORZ WIELGUS, MARCIN PRZYBYŁEK, and MARKO KLOOS

Aga “Fushikoma” Czoska
Ostatnia Tawerna

with JULIEN LAMBERT and KARL KERSCHL

Piotr Gnyp
Movie Games

with Przemysław Marszał

Bruno Grigori

with Andrzej Drzewiński and Tom Putzki and hosted the panel: Polish board games hits and their creators

Klaudia “Foka” Heintze

with Guy Gavriel Kay

Kamil Judasz
Check-Point Cosplay

with Shappi and Kairi in Cosplayland

Anna Kłos

with Aleksandr Kauch (11 bit studios)

Dorota Kobylańska

hosted the PANEL: PSYCHOLOGICALLY ABOUT COMPUTERS, TECHNOLOGIES AND GAMES

Magdalena “Cathia” Kozłowska

with MATT RUFF, ILONA ANDREWS, PETER V. BRETT and ANDRZEJ ZIEMIAŃSKi

Wojciech Kucza
Kombinat – jest metal!

with rebecca F. kUANG, MAGDALENa KUCENTY, ROBERT BROWN, KRZYSZTOF SOKOŁOWSKI, PETER A. FLANNERY and ANGUS WATSON

Artur “Danmari” Niewczas

with KattLett

Joanna Obrara
Fantastyka Moim Życiem

with EUGENIUSZ DĘBSKI, TOMASZ MARCHEWKa, MARCIN MORTKa, ARKADY SAULSKI, MICHAŁ GOŁKOWSKI, ANDRZEJ PILIPIUK and MAGDALENa KOZAK,

Magdalena Paluch

hosted the panel: Horror is a female genre

Krzysztof “Pielaszke” Pielaszek
FotoCon

with Mochi Chuu

Krzysztof Piersa

hosted the PANEL: LITERARY DEBUTS IN PRACTICE

Maciej “Toudi” Pitala

with Anna Kańtoch, Jacek Mikołajczyk AND hosted THE PANEL: ABOUT HOW THE INTERACTIONS OF PEOPLE WITH THE SPACE ARE AN EXTENSION OF THE INTERACTION WITH EARTH ANIMALS |

Tom Putzki

hosted the panel: Writing games versus writing books

Łukasz Rzadkowski

with Marcin Podlewski

Magdalena Stonawska

with Karolina fedyk and hosted the panel with the creators of the queer anthology “Tęczowe i Fantastyczne”

Marta “Kodama” Tymińska

with Michael Mammay and Jack Campbell

Kamil M. Śmiałkowski

with marek brodzki and hubert ronek

Krzysztof Wojdyła
Anshar Studios

with marcin przybyłek and marcin rybiński

Lectures that took place during Focon 1.0:

  1. 15 cool EGMONT comics that you may never have heard of – Tomasz Kołodziejczak
  2. Chinese science fiction – Regina Kanyu Wang
  3. A good game master is a kind and lazy, liar and thief – the master of the “Tol Calen” Fiction Camp
  4. Why do people watch game streaming? NotParadox about his channel about Heroes of the Storm – Trevor James Yanke – NotParadox
  5. The Alpaka Publishing Group – Magdalena Stonawska
  6. Space factories and von Neumann probes – Kamil Muzyka (Polish Foundation of Science Fiction)
  7. Fantastic Warsaw creatures and how to find them – Magdalena Cathia Kozłowska
  8. Fantasy in Asia – Yu Joey
  9. How games tell a story: From an anecdote generator to a cinematic experience – Marta Fijak
  10. With what voice screams leszy, or how to make the sounds of monsters in games – Mateusz Szymański
  11. How to properly create and run your social accounts – Kamil Judasz
  12. Japanese dream factory: where men are not allowed – Santa Evita
  13. Raven stories, or a few words about the Biały Kruk Magazine – Grzegorz Czapski, the editor-in-chief of the Biały Kruk Magazine
  14. “Lexicon of living death”, or about the genesis of zombies in movies – Łukasz Rzadkowski
  15. The worst animations, or how to enjoy suffering – Julian Jeliński
  16. Unbridled ways to scare in Asian horror films – Artur “Danmari” Niewczas
  17. About jewelry made with a bit of magic – not white, not black, but fabulously colorful – Agata Szybalska from bruxa.pl
  18. About the beginnings of manga – Artur “Danmari” Niewczas
  19. About drawing – the child’s one and the quite serious one – Michał Węgrzyn
  20. About the symbolism of the raven, but also about “Krucze Serce” book series – Maria Zdybska
  21. A few words about the writer’s life – Krzysztof Piersa
  22. From zero to hero – rabbit character design process – Wojciech Królik
  23. Pearls from the past – about old games that are still playable – Aleksander Kauch
  24. Ancient myths that are with us today – Klaudia Foka Heintze
  25. Telephone, internet, computer games. Where is the line between passion and addiction? – Krzysztof Piersa
  26. The universe of PRL2028 – Michał Frąckiewicz
  27. Advantages and disadvantages of the new canon of “Star Wars” – Magdalena Cathia Kozłowska
  28. Call of Zajdel, or everything you don’t know about the Polish Fandom Literary Award – Jacek Falejczyk
  29. Eat your doctor, or nanobots in medicine – Marlena and Marian Siwiakowie

Panels that took place during Focon 1.0:

  1. Horror is a female gerne – hosted by Magdalena Paluch
  2. Literary debuts in practice – hosted by Krzysztof Piersa
  3. How human interactions with aliens are an extension of interactions with terrestrial animals – hosted by Maciej “Toudi” Pitala
  4. Writing games versus writing books – hosted by Tom Putzki
  5. Polish board games hits and their creators – hosted by Bruno Grigori
  6. Psychologically about computers, technologies and games – hosted by Dorota Kobylańska
  7. “Tęczowe i fantastyczne”- panel with the creators of queer anthology – hosted by Magdalena Stonawska