Program Schedule

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Saint Louis

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

FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3692. The path to fandom
The ways in which the relationship between creator and fandom have changed do to the sudden availability of creators and community on social media and how it has affected the way media is created, consumed and distributed...
Kevin Roche, Gregg Castro, Shannon Muir

FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3702. Costuming for Real Figures
How to take those outfits you want and make them look great on the figure you have.
Jonnalyhn Wolfcat

FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
3712. Great SF Literature - Reading Aloud!
Listen as great scifi literature is read aloud to you - the very same stories which will be featured in John Hertz's discussion panel, plus others.
, Yvonne Morton, Tim Cassidy-Curtis, Jamie Cassidy-Curtis, John Hertz

Tech: sound, Microphone, The ability to project a book page would be desirable but not required.

FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
3717. Science, Fiction, and Politics: Shaping Reality
Come join our panel of people working in science and science fiction for a discussion of how science, and science fiction affects politics - and vice versa.
S.P. Hendrick, Harry Turtledove, Robert Mitchell Evans, Brad Lyau, E.E. King

FRI 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
3722. Artemis Bridge Simulator Tournament
Put you crew together and compete against others in the fun Bridge Simulator game. Hardware and Software will be provided, just bring your best skilled Captain, Pilot, Science Officer, Navigator, and Communications Officer to LosCon and sign up! Sign-ups are available on Friday, the Bridge opens at 10am on Sunday for competition slots where Crews will be put through a constant siege of an ever increasing number and difficulty of enemies for 20 minutes or until they perish. Scores will be tabulated by the amount and type of enemies destroyed at the end of each round, and Extra credit will be given to crews in any space-fearing costume/uniform. / There is limited space for a gallery, if you just want to watch.
Victor Lockhoff

Tech: Power strips.

SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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 - 7:45 pm
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 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm
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
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

SUN 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
3795. Artemis Bridge Simulator Tournament
Put you crew together and compete against others in the fun Bridge Simulator game. Hardware and Software will be provided, just bring your best skilled Captain, Pilot, Science Officer, Navigator, and Communications Officer to LosCon and sign up! Sign-ups are available on Friday, the Bridge opens at 10am on Sunday for competition slots where Crews will be put through a constant siege of an ever increasing number and difficulty of enemies for 20 minutes or until they perish. Scores will be tabulated by the amount and type of enemies destroyed at the end of each round, and Extra credit will be given to crews in any space-fearing costume/uniform. / There is limited space for a gallery, if you just want to watch.
Victor Lockhoff

Tech: Power strips.