Program Schedule

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Chicago

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

FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3687. Video Games and Twitter: Storytelling in the Modern Age
The world is changed and the way we tell stories is changing with it. We live the life of Captain Martin Walker, of Dovahkiin, and of Commander Shepard. We see stories unfolding in real time through our phones. Let's explore these mediums that compel us to dig into the story.
Victor Frost

Tech: projector, VGA

FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3697. Hardly Science?
Come join our panel of scientists and engineers as we separate the fact from fiction surrounding popular science fiction concepts such as Human Teleportation, Time Travel, Faster than Light Travel, Parallel Universes, etc.
Brad Lyau, James C. Glass, John DeChancie, Larry Niven, Kevin Roche

FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
3706. What's new in science?
Hear about recent advances in science from our panel of experts
James C. Glass, Alfred Nash, Dr. Seth Potter, Keith Henson

FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
3716. Solar System Resources
A path to space development must incorporate the properties of the bodies that make up our solar system. These properties present both challenges and opportunities. When assessing locations from which to obtain resources, both energy and time requirements must be considered, as both have an economic cost. The properties of solar system bodies will be discussed as a means of guiding future researchers in charting a path toward space development and resource utilization.
Dr. Gregory Benford, Will Morton, Tim Cassidy-Curtis, Dr. Seth Potter

Tech: projector, HDMI, Microphone

FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
3721. Ethics and art: When is it OK to push the limits
How do ethics effect the artist, we will talk about different ideas and situations, including pricing, copy right infringement, stealing ideas, borrowing themes, payment from art shows, taxes and how we treat each other!
Peri Charlifu, Victor Frost, Martin Young, Maria Alexander, Gregg Castro

FRI 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
3719. Trivia for Chocolate
Come demonstrate your knowledge of all things Fannish.
Steve Frankel

FRI 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3723. Spec Fic Smut: Erotica in Science Fiction
The erotic and the speculative have come together in many ways, some camp, some deliberately hot and sexy! From Phil Foglio's XXXenophile comics, to indie webcomics like Oglaf and Chester 5000, to the popular Iron Circus Smut Peddler comics anthologies, and SFF erotica publisher Circlet Press, there is a wide variety of smutty science fiction and fantasy for all body types and multiple sexualities.
Jaymee Goh, Amelia G

Tech: projector, Microphone, I mean, not really, but it would be gr8 to have a projector

FRI 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
3725. 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

Tech: It needs a separate room, not too late at night, not too early.

SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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

Tech: projector

SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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

Tech: projector, sound, VGA, HDMI, Microphone

SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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

Tech: projector, sound, VGA

SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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

Tech: projector, sound, VGA, HDMI, Microphone

SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

Tech: Sound, Microphones

SAT 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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

Tech: It needs a separate room, not too late at night, not too early.

SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am
3788. Frank Kelly Freas: Tales of an Artist
Enjoy a conversation with Jacqui Freas Baric, daughter of Frank Kelly Freas, on his life and career. Enjoy original examples of his artwork, from NASA to Star Trek.
Jacqui Freas Baric, Joyce McCarthy

Tech: projector, sound, VGA, HDMI, Microphone

SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
3822. 50 years of Star Trek props: Star Trek: TNG/DS9 and more
Discuss Star Trek props and their stories with two of the prop fabricators who created many of the iconic props for the 80's series and it's spin offs, movies and webisodes.
Bear Burge, Max Cervantes

SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3805. How to Build your props like a pro
Tips, tricks, tools and advice from professional prop fabricators Bear Burge and Max Cervantes
Bear Burge, Max Cervantes

SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3815. The Sci-Fi YOU Want To See!
Are the big studios delivering what you, the fans, truly want? Are big budgets and effects filling the space that stories deserve? Is honoring tradition more important than fresh takes on old character arcs? Join creators and actors of your favorite projects to discuss the current state of Sci-Fi, and how independent projects are filling the void to deliver stories that fans crave.
E.J. De la Peña, Tim Cassidy-Curtis, Grant McAlpine, Mary Jane De la Peña, James Ganiere

Tech: projector, sound, VGA, HDMI, Microphone, table microphones