loscon.shotbyabear.com is currently operating in support of Loscon 43.
3701. Form follows fiction
How did fictional representations of the internet shape what the internet has developed into? What examples of depictions of cyberspace/networked computers/etc. can we find from before the internet existed, how have they been changed in the "real" internet? Also, what fictional internets have not ended up happening, and could we still create them/would we want to?
Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Michael Siladi, Taliesin Jaffe, E.E. King
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, New Orleans
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
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
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
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
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
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Marquis 2
Tech: projector, sound, VGA, Microphone