Program Schedule

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Scheduled as of 2016-11-25 03:00:00

3728. Why Manuscripts Arrive Dead On Arrival, and How to Increase Your Odds for Success as an Author
A panel of science fiction and fantasy literary agents and veterans will discuss the steps to take to prepare your manuscript for success and how to avoid having it thrown in the trash and never published.
Marci Baun, Paul S. Levine, Whitney Davis,
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Atlanta

3729. What's New in the World of Dinosaurs?
Join writer, director, and amateur paleontologist Donald F. Glut in a discussion of what's new and interesting in the world of dinosaurs and paleontology
Donald F. Glut
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Boston

3730. Nick Smith Q&A
Join us for a Q&A with our Fan Guest Of Honor Nick Smith, as we discuss what brought him to fandom and fan music.
Nick Smith, Michael Siladi
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Marquis 2

3731. Shotokan Karate Workshop
Participate in a class on the traditional martial art of Shotokan karate. This class is primarily for persons who have never trained, and consists of learning motion for one block, one punch, and one kick, which will be incorporated in faux kata and sparring. The curriculum is designed to be safe, with no contact involved, and an exertion level of low impact aerobics. Instructors are Dr. Keith G. Kato (4th dan) and Kenn S. Bates (3rd dan).
Keith Kato, Kenn Bates
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Marquis 3

3823. From Imagination to TREK Reality
, Harry Otto, John Chichester, Tim Earls
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, New Orleans

3732. The Heroine's Journey
You know all about the classic heroメs journeyラnow learn about the heroineメs! Weメll chart the heroineメs journey step-by-step from ancient myths to modern reimaginings like Coraline and The Force Awakens. Rather than a sword, the questing heroine wields magic slippers, a mirror, a chalice. Only after she has defeated her dark side, the wicked witch, can she grow into a bestower of wisdom in this beloved pattern favored by fantasy readers and writers. Like the heroメs journey, this pattern is useful for those who enjoy reading and analyzing literature, and also those who want to write it, especially fantasy and coming of age stories. Today the heroine is gaining power as big budget films like the Narnia and The Hunger Games series fill the screens. Itメs an important reminder that fantasy is not just for boys.
Valerie Estelle Frankel
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, New Orleans
Tech: projector, Microphone

3735. Escape the Reevers
You and eleven other people will have one hour to help Kaylee identify clues and solve the puzzles to escape from the Reevers.
Long_Beach Geeks
SAT 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Palm Desert
Tech: Sound

3733. Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? Space Travel and Human Manifest Destiny
Is the expansion of humankind throughout space both justified and inevitable? Discuss.
Alfred Nash, Dr. Gregory Benford, Tim Cassidy-Curtis, Richard Foss, Eric Atkinson, Gregg Castro
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Saint Louis

3734. How Do I Find It?: Doing Research
A librarian will show you research methods that will help you find that information you need as well as possible sources you may find helpful.
Val Ontell
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Scottsdale
Tech: Projector, Screen; WiFi

3736. Redshirts and Bodycount
Star Trek, with its many generations and recent reboot, gives us the opportunity to consider the way stakes and violence have been portrayed in media from the 60s until today. Is it possible to have high stakes without violence? Is the threat of death always necessary? How does an exceptionally nonviolent movie like Star Trek IV hold up today? Is sanitized violence in fact more offensive than 'honest' violence? And is there actually any reason to strive for nonviolence, if the audience is enjoying it?
Aviya Amir, Mel Gilden, Thomas Sipos, Robert Mitchell Evans, Brad Lyau
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Atlanta

3737. Mars in Focus
In orbit around Mars since 2006, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been taking high and low-resolution images of the surface, along with radar information of the near subsurface and infrared measurements of the surface and atmosphere. Come and hear the latest discoveries and plans for new investigations from a former member of the operations team.
Bridget Landry
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Boston

3738. All about editing - and editors
Given that as much (or more!) time is spent editing as writing, what tips, tricks, and traps are there to be aware of as a writer? What's the difference between a developmental edit/editor, a line edit/editor, and a copy edit/editor? Where can aspiring writers find editors? Come hear our panelists' favorite tips, tricks, advice, and traps to avoid, during editing.
, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Laurie Tom, Richard Foss, Tim Powers, S.B. Divya
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Chicago

3828. Autographs
Dr. Gregory Benford, Debra Holland
SAT 11:30 am - 11:55 am, Dealers Hall

3739. Peri Charlifu Q&A
Join us for a Q&A with our artist guest of honor Peri Charlifu, including a brief overview of his works
Peri Charlifu, Michael Siladi
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Marquis 2

3740. Something Wonderful Right Away
Learn a series of Improv/theater games that can help you with developing character, public speaking and are really fun
E.E. King
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Marquis 3

3824. The Visual Language of STAR TREK
Casey Bernay, Geoff Mandel, Mike Okuda, Clint Shultz
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, New Orleans

3742. Forry J Ackerman's Centennial Birthday
As this year would have been the centennial of Forry J Acerman's birth, panelists discuss his life, work, and legacy in science fiction and fandom.
Charles Lee Jackson_III, June Moffatt, Thomas Khamis
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Saint Louis

3741. Star Trek Music and Sound
Beam behind the scenes and hear iconic music and innovative sounds of Star Trek:TOS and the Trek Universe. We'll explore how amazing sounds made history and live on today. Spock's Battle Theme will be played!
David Raiklen
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Scottsdale
Tech: Sound, Microphones

3829. Autographs
James C. Glass, Donald F. Glut
SAT 12:00 pm - 12:25 pm, Dealers Hall

3830. Autographs
Laura Frankos, Harry Turtledove, Eric Atkinson
SAT 12:30 pm - 12:55 pm, Dealers Hall

3743. Geeks Got Your Back!
We probably all know about various grassrooots efforts against harassment at cons efforts against harassment at cons, such as Cosplay is Not Consent or Backup Ribbon Project. But what else can we do to keep each other safe at cons?
, Ben Massoglia, Victor Shapero, Jonnalyhn Wolfcat, Justine Reynolds
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Atlanta

3744. Climate Change: Fact & Fiction
Come discuss the best (and worst) of climate change fact and fiction with our panelists.
, Alfred Nash, Will Morton, Keith Henson
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Boston

3746. How Game of Thrones Will End: The Influences Driving the Show and All the Paths It May Take
Game of Thrones takes its story from many influences: the War of the Roses, King Arthur, Norse and Celtic myth as well as modern classics. Will the story end like Lord of the Rings or completely invert it? How about Ragnarok with its three-year Winter of the Winds and Winter of the Wolf? Pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel examines the sources and predicts the likeliest Game of Thrones ending. By tracing the prophecies of the early books, which correspond directly to the steps of the heroineメs journey, Daenerysメs surprising path becomes clear as she will モwake the dragonヤ and harness a surprising magic. Is Jon Snow destined to be her lover, her nemesis, her sacrifice, or all three? And what of Bran? Or Tyrion? What does Varys really want? In the end, the key to salvation lies in the forgotten lore hidden at Oldtown and Dragonstone, in the words of the Faceless Men and the Red Priests. For the endless winter is dark and full of terrorsナand itメs coming. No show spoilers, but lots of speculation.
Valerie Estelle Frankel
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Chicago
Tech: projector

3831. Autographs
E.E. King, Mel Gilden, S.B. Divya
SAT 1:00 pm - 1:25 pm, Dealers Hall

3747. Stealing From The Best
From the adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" into "Forbidden Planet" and H. G. Wells's "The Time Machine" into "Time After Time", writers have been "borrowing" themes and situations from other writers and turning them into something new and different.
Jacqui Freas Baric, S.P. Hendrick, Harry Turtledove, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Laura Frankos, Tim Powers
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Marquis 2
Tech: projector, sound, HDMI, Microphone, Water

3748. The Traditional Thanksgiving David Gerrold Garage-Cleaning Charity Auction!
Here's how it works, David Gerrold will load up the car with several boxes of stuff he doesn't want anymore -- or stuff that other people have donated. Books, records, DVDs, tapes, toys, comics, scripts, galley proofs, manuscripts, stuff that piles up like old bones at the back of the dragon's cave. Then sometime on Saturday, the contents of those boxes will be spread out across several tables and David will auction them off until both he and everyone else in the room are emotionally and physically exhausted. The auction is always fun -- you don't have to buy anything. If you don't, we'll just hold you upside down by your ankles and shake the nickels out of your jeans and force you to take something home anyway. Then, David takes the money, cackles like a madman, and gives it to a worthwhile cause. This year it's the Science Fiction Writers of America Emergency Medical Fund. Remember, the more stuff that we clean out of David's garage, the more stuff we can put in yours!
David Gerrold
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Marquis 3

3825. Inside the Roddenberry Vault
Mike Okuda, Denise Okuda, Roger Lay_Jr.
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, New Orleans

3752. Project Funway
See the description and FAQs for more information
SAT 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, New York

3749. Pokeadventure!
Come join your fellow Pokemon trainers for a local Poke adventure. We will meet at the Pokestop on the patio and wander from there.
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Patio

3750. Convention Revival or Too Damn Many New Cons?
New conventions seem to pop up daily whether it be a new comic con or a media specific con or other niche con. Join us as we discuss how this relatively new trend has this impacted conventions decades old and how do we see this impacting our future fan demographics in the next few years.
Anastasia Hunter, Michael Siladi, Val Ontell, Isabel Schechter
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Saint Louis

3751. Preservation of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fandom
How are fan collections and fan history stored today, and how will they be held in posterity in the future?
Nick Smith, Julia Ree
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Scottsdale

3832. Autographs
Barbara Hambly, Terry Madden
SAT 1:30 pm - 1:55 pm, Dealers Hall

3833. Autographs
Larry Niven, J.L. Doty, Taliesin Jaffe
SAT 2:00 pm - 2:25 pm, Dealers Hall

3753. Are You Kidding?
The audience provides; person (or job), place, and thing. The moderator creates a story and dumps the next panelist into it, then that panelist continues the story, dumping the *next* panelist into it in round-robin fashion.
, David Gerrold, Harry Turtledove, Craig Miller, E.E. King, Joyce McCarthy
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Atlanta

3754. Writing for Rookies: Your First Steps Toward the Industry
This panel addresses the question every aspiring writer wants answered: "How do I break into the business?" Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable property. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (Marvel's Agent Carter, ThunderCats), the panel includes Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage, The Librarians), Erika Alexander (Concrete Park, Living Single), and Tony Puryear ( Concrete Park, the Schwarzenegger film Eraser). Topics will include how to hire artists and build a strong contract, how to seek out a publisher, and how to navigate the tough new world of intellectual property management in the digital frontier.
Brandon Easton, Geoffrey Thorne, Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Boston
Tech: projector, sound, VGA, HDMI, Microphone

3755. The Changing Face of Comics: How Diversity Makes More Fans
The panel is meant to discuss how the inclusion of characters in the hero space that are not traditionally seen is helping to spread fandom.
Nikia Chaney, , Valerie Estelle Frankel, Gregg Castro, Taliesin Jaffe
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Chicago
Tech: projector, sound, VGA, HDMI, Microphone

3834. Autographs
S.P. Hendrick, Daryl G. Frazetti
SAT 2:30 pm - 2:55 pm, Dealers Hall

3756. Space Command
Preview screening of first the episode with cast.
Doug Jones, Mira Furlan, Marc Zicree, Ron Thornton, David Raiklen
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Marquis 2
Tech: projector, sound, HDMI, Microphone

3757. Life in the current middle ages
Do you go to the renaissance fair every year? Consider Mediaeval Times a fun dinner out? Do you own multiple copies of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and/or The Princess Bride? / Then you should consider the SCA. / We recreate all aspects of the middle ages and renaissance, including armored and rapier combat, and will be demonstrating add much add we can at Los Con. Stop by and see what it's all about.
Society_for_Creative_Anachronism
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Marquis 3

3826. Visualizing the TREK Future
Brian Murray, Nathan Schroeder, Rick Sternbach, Tom Southwell
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, New Orleans

3759. Is Digital art cheating?
The trend in art, especially at convention art shows, seems to be moving to the digital medium. Is push button art cheating, or is there more to it then that? Can a monkey do digital art, or does it still take skill, knowledge and creativity? This is a good panel for other artists to sit in on
Peri Charlifu, Victor Frost, Chris Butler
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Saint Louis

3758. Krypton_Radio Acting Workshop
Guests will read scenes from Krypton_Radio's new science fiction radio series, "Halfway Home: Adventures in the Asteroid Belt". Learn how radio dramas are produced, how voice over artists work in production, and get a taste of this great new radio series. Be prepared to have fun and learn something in the process!
Krypton_Radio
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Scottsdale
Tech: Sound, Microphones, Power for computers, mixer. We have our own mixer.

3835. Autographs
Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers
SAT 3:00 pm - 3:25 pm, Dealers Hall

3760. Writers of the Future - Contest News
The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests host a 4 day workshop for winners annually as part of the gala celebration. Hear from winners themselves what they learned during the workshop. They will share stories of the various essays from L. Ron Hubbard on writing that they study and also the advice received from the various judges.
Larry Niven, Tim Powers, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Todd McCaffrey, Dr. Gregory Benford, Terry Madden,
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Atlanta

3761. Dawn, A Tale of Two Bodies
An unprecedented mission that orbited the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt, Dawn was also an engineering pioneer, using an ion engine to make the whole mission possible. Listen to a former member of the flight team describe both observation targets, what we learned about Vesta and Ceres during this unique mission, and what remains to be done.
Bridget Landry
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Boston

3762. Where is my flying car?! Asks a New Generation
Science fiction promised us the stars in the 21st century... well, we're here and I don't even own a single jetpack! What gives? In this panel, we'll talk about all the sci-fi technology that didn't happen and the ones that, surprisingly, did.
Victor Frost, S.B. Divya, Chris Holcomb, Shannon Muir
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Chicago
Tech: projector, sound, VGA

3836. Autographs
Doug Jones, Mira Furlan, Marc Zicree, Ron Thornton, David Raiklen
SAT 4:00 pm - 4:25 pm, Dealers Hall

3763. DC Nation
DC Entertainment has launched an Extended Universe. Flash, Arrow and Supergirl are very well recieved successes. The Movies are making a space for themselves while Marvel Phase 3 plays out. The Animated Universes are growing and expanding. Join us as we discuss the future of the DC film and television universe.
Marv Wolfman, Taliesin Jaffe, Donald F. Glut, Valerie Estelle Frankel
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Marquis 2

3764. Belly Dance Workshop
Learn Tribal Belly Dance and release your Geek
Lizet Madeira, Madeira_Moon_Belly_Dance_Troupe
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Marquis 3

3827. The Art of Rick Sternbach
Rick Sternbach
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, New Orleans

3765. Classics of Science Fiction - The Lanthanide Series: The Sirens of Titan
Inventive, check. Novel about the meaninglessness of it all, check. The Times Literary Supplement said モHe is doing something unique to science fiction.ヤ This may be true. No one else seems to have done anything like this to us. Extra credit: more, or less, didactic than Troopers? Than Andromeda? Why?
John Hertz
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Saint Louis

3766. Preparing a portfolio for the beginning artist
Preparing a portfolio and approaching shops and galleries. You donメt have to spend a fortune to make a professional looking portfolio! We will talk about what to include, the tricks and ideas from an artist who has been there!
Peri Charlifu
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Scottsdale

3837. Autographs
Maria Alexander, Steve Barnes
SAT 4:30 pm - 4:55 pm, Dealers Hall

3767. Editing your MS, and when to turn it over to a professional editor
You've written your book manuscript. Your job is done, right? Not so. In this hyper-competitive book selling climate, it is vital to bring out well-edited, finely tuned books -- much of which you can do yourself. In this workshop, you will hear the most important steps to editing, refining and polishing your manuscript -- whether for print or e-book, or both -- to a fine, publishable shine. (Bring 5 copies of ᅠ2-3 pages of a manuscript in progress, roll up your sleeves, and enjoy the editing process!)
Leslie Ann Moore, Russell Nohelty, Whitney Davis, Deanna Brady
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Atlanta

3768. The Delphic Oracle
4-6 panelists answer questions from the audience, one person at a time, one word at a time until an answer is given or everyone goes insane.
, Laura Pearlman, Martin Young, Harry Turtledove, S.P. Hendrick, Geoffrey Mark
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Boston

3769. NOBILITY Producer's Cut Screening
Come see the Remastered Producer's Cut of this epic love note to Sci-Fi featuring the Heroes you're NOT looking for - but the ones Humanity needs. This star-studded action/adventure story is the perfect mash-up of Action, Drama, and Comedy! In the tenor of Farscape & Doctor Who, Nobility stars Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Doug Jones (Hellboy), Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), Darren Jacobs (Royal Shakespeare Company), Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis), Ellen Dubin (Lexx), and James Kyson (Heroes).
E.J. De la Peña, Tim Cassidy-Curtis, Grant McAlpine, Mary Jane De la Peña, James Ganiere
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Chicago
Tech: projector, sound, VGA, HDMI, Microphone

3770. Science Fiction Poetry
Speculative poetry is a rising professional field in our infinitely diverse genre! The Science Fiction Poetry Association elected Bryan Thao Worra as its new president; new markets have arisen offering professional rates for cutting-edge poetic forms; new stars are coming out of the poetry field exploring the speculative in what is a very experimental form. Find out more about where you can read such works and where the field might head into next!
Bryan Thao Worra, Jaymee Goh, Nikia Chaney
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Marquis 3
Tech: Microphone

3745. What if Star Trek Had Never Existed?
For the 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, Wired posed this very question. What would sci-fi, fandom, technology, and society look like? Join authors, scientists, and fans in a discussion of an alternate universe without the federation, phasers, and the legacy of the USS Enterprise.
Brad Lyau, David Raiklen, Steve Frankel, Brian K. Lowe, Michael Siladi
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, New Orleans

3771. How to Panel at Conventions!
Have you ever thought about doing a panel at a convention but didn't know where to start? Well, now you can learn how from a man who, arguably, does too many. He may have a problem, but his problem is your solution! Join your host Victor Frost as he teaches you How to Panel at Conventions!
Victor Frost
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Saint Louis

3772. Rogue Read & Critique
Bring 1200-1500 words of a work in progress. In a supportive environment we'll listen and give feedback.
Robert Mitchell Evans
SAT 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm, Saint Louis

3773. Breaking his Rocky Horror Cherry, Live
Somehow, there's a gay man who has NEVER SEEN ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. He was apparently raised in a windowless room in a basement in Rancho Cucamonga. Crys and Chris are Bitches & Money, and they take podcasting very seriously. Join them live as Money processes this bananpants cult classic in real time, unfiltered, with the comedy stylings that only these two can bring.
Crys Pretzman, Chris Holcomb
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Scottsdale

3774. What might be missing??
In the mid-20th Century it was demonstrated that if you linked aged and young rats blood systems, the aged rats got younger and the young ones aged. Only within the past year has any real attempt been made to follow up. Was Heinlein right? Is there a health/wealth/intelligence ("limitless?") elite? Where's my pass? This paragraph was never written.
Steve Barnes, E.E. King
SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Atlanta

3775. How to design a spaceship.
When designing a spaceship, function and purpose should directly influence form, but do they? As a society we've spent years imagining vessels for space travel, but in the age of commercial space travel
Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Dr. Seth Potter, Tim Cassidy-Curtis, Richard Foss, Alfred Nash
SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Boston

3776. Let's write a film!
Help us make better sci-fi movies. LosCon attendees are some of the smartest, best read people in the world, and we would like your input in the films we're making. This panel is a kind of pre-production focus group/round table. It is completely interactive - a back & forth discussion about the ideas we're working on. There will be a trailer and we will "pitch" ideas to the audience. We absolutely welcome the audience to shout "CLICHE" when they hear one and also clap if they hear something they like. All input & ideas are welcome!
Geoffrey Mark
SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Chicago
Tech: Sound, Microphones

3777. YA: What's the Word on Lit for Kids?
Discussion of the latest in YA literature and how that genre is changing (or not).
Maria Alexander, Mark Oshiro
SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, New Orleans
Tech: Microphone

3778. Religious Drinking, or, The Modern Dionysios!
Discussion of ecstasy and exhaltation whether sensual, drunken, sacred or all three. Panelists should be brewers, drinkers and religious thinkers.
Mark Poliner, Darnell Coleman, Martin Young
SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Scottsdale

3779. The History and Culture of Mead
From Babalyon and Beowolf to Hogwarts and beyond, come explore the historical and cultural aspects of mead. Drinks of the Gods, Kings, and Wizards.
Mark Poliner, Mike Geesing, Margo Geesing
SAT 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Scottsdale

3780. Love Is Real, True Buckaroos! The Chuck Tingle Panel
Chuck Tingle was a joke nomination for the Hugos, but his presence in self-publishing unabashedly explicit gay science fiction erotica with space dinosaurs, unicorns, and anthropomorphized issues of the day has taken the world by storm! Let's talk about the mysterious, quixotic figure that is Chuck Tingle, his audacious work, and how we all can help prove love is real like true buckaroos.
Mark Oshiro, Jaymee Goh, Martin Young
SAT 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Atlanta
Tech: Microphone

3781. The Book Doesn't Matter!
Oh, the movie was good, but it skipped so many things in the book"! So goes the cry of the source-material evangelists. Well, who cares? In this exercise of painting a target on himself, YouTuber Victor Frost will tell you why movie adaptations need not be faithful to the source and, in fact, are probably better if they aren't.
Victor Frost
SAT 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Boston
Tech: projector, VGA

3783. NaNoWriMo Write In Saturday Night
You haven't finished your 50K yet? No problem, come write at Los Con with me. We will hold Word Wars and Sprints to help push you through those last pages that you need to have to win. Turn off your internal editor and get that first draft out. You can do it. Come join me and we will win together.
Karen (Toni) Nelson, Carl Nelson, Alexander (Xander) Bennett
SAT 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Philadelphia

3785. Roddenberry's Forgotten Dreams
From the TOS episode "Assignment: Earth" until Star Trek: The Motion Picture Gene Roddenberry attempted to launch a number of SF television programs that never progressed beyond an aired pilot. Join us as our panel discusses the shows that might have been.
Robert Mitchell Evans
SAT 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Saint Louis

3784. Have you paid your dues? Alternative market place: Where to sell your art outside doing cover art
Letメs face it, itメs a tough world for the artist and even tougher for the artist trying to break into the magazine and book cover world. Let our Panel of professionals give you some hints about other ways to make it big in the art world!
Peri Charlifu, Geoffrey Mark
SAT 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Saint Louis

3782. Preparing for Radical Change - PokeMon becomes real
LOSCON introed real VR in the early '90's, and, a decade later, the Makers and then the roboticists. PokeMon is just the first major sample of what's to come. How will we aging technonerds keep up? How many of us really know how to use the current SmartPhones, much less the enhanced AR in the works? Like Steve Barnes' Life Coaching, will we need special educational services to make it possible just to conduct our daily lives?
Steve Barnes, Steve Frankel, Martin Young
SAT 10:00 pm - 10:50 pm, Boston

3726. Todd McCaffrey hosts: Are You A Werewolf?
It's not a panel, it's a game. But it includes Fluffy (the village rooster) and the Angels of Death for fun and frolicks in the Middle Ages.
Todd McCaffrey
SAT 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm, Chicago
Tech: It needs a separate room, not too late at night, not too early.