loscon.shotbyabear.com is currently operating in support of Loscon 43.
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3689. Futuristic Fashions
William Shatner had to wear a corset for his Starfleet uniform. Jeri Ryan's Seven of Nine infamously wore a catsuit. Futuristic fashions of yore seem to be either weirdly scaled down, or went a haute couture sort of way. What do today's producers of science fiction predict to be our future fashions? What would we like to wear to space, and what should we avoid? Shouldn't Starfleet uniforms have pockets?
Barbara Hambly, S.B. Divya, Geoffrey Mark, Aviya Amir, Taliesin Jaffe
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3699. I have A Great Idea for A Story ﾖ Now What?
How do you ge that great idea for a few words jotted down in a notebook (or at the top of a document on your screen) in a fleshed-out plot development, storyline, outline, or screenplay? The panelists will share their muse, provided good tricks for you, including how to expand your ideas, from creating a framework to putting solid “meat on the bones” of your manuscript. How to craft both the physical and emotion elements of your work, including sounds, smells, sights, and more. Be prepared to be playful with your work, then learn simply and effective tools to complete the project, any project ﾗ on time and with joy!
Leslie Ann Moore, S.P. Hendrick, Justin Robinson, Russell Nohelty,
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
3708. A Shot Rang out
Improvised storytelling under pressure of time and madness. See us invent stories and characters too bizarre for fiction just so we can set up random lines the audience picked for us.
, E.E. King, Joyce McCarthy, John DeChancie, Laura Pearlman, Craig Miller, S.P. Hendrick
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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
Tech: projector, sound, HDMI, Microphone, Water
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3756. Space Command
Preview screening of first the episode with cast.
Doug Jones, Mira Furlan, Marc Zicree, Ron Thornton, David Raiklen
Tech: projector, sound, HDMI, Microphone
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am
3791. Military Science Fiction - A Retrospective
A look back at Military SF, from Wells to Weber, and including the current state of the genre, as seen from both some of the top authors in the genre, as well as a real world military veteran.
Christopher Beilby, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Corporal Joseph Slackie_RMMC
Tech: projector, sound, VGA, Microphone
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
3799. Writing Your Story as a Novel vs. Writing a Screenplay
It sounds easier to craft a 120 page script than a 350 page novel. But each field is equally demanding with a unique skillset, which is why most authors only write novels, while others only screenplays. This panel will discuss the skills necessary to survive and prosper in each field. Important for novelists and screenwriters of all levels.
Tony N. Todaro, David Gerrold, Joel Eisenberg, Whitney Davis, Craig Miller
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3808. How Authors Make Money From Audio Books
Stefan Rudnicki and Gabrielle De C.ir share samples of material and discuss what makes an audio book a money maker
Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle De_Cuir,
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3818. Best Advice I Never Got
Come join our panel of authors to find out what advice they wish you had gotten, but didn't, when they started their writing careers.
, Larry Niven, Laurie Tom, Laura Frankos, Harry Turtledove, Maria Alexander, Steve Barnes