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Sunday, May 15 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fire Flow Performance -- Medium and Method

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Fire spinning and object manipulation are beautiful art forms that can evoke strong visuals and themes, but how do you write about it? What kind of equipment do performers use? How do fire spinners react when their clothing catches on fire? Why would performers choose to do this? We'll cover a little bit of everything, including the essentials of fire performance safety, how performers choose tools, fire-friendly costuming, and the history of the art form. Attendees will have a chance for some hands-on (non-fire) experience with object manipulation toys.

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Michi Trota

Managing Editor, Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Michi Trota is an essayist, editor, speaker, and community organizer. She is the Managing Editor for the Hugo Award-nominated Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and writes about geek culture on her blog, Geek Melange. She is also a member of the Chicago Nerd Social... Read More →

Sunday May 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LaSalle 2

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