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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
3707. David Gerrold Q&A
Join us for a Q&A with our Writer Guest of Honor David Gerrold, Hugo award-winning science fiction screenwriter and novelist,
David Gerrold, Michael Siladi
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Marquis 1
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
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
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
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
3804. Colleagues as Family
Former and Current GoHs discuss the close relationships that develop in the SF community
David Gerrold, Harry Turtledove, Barbara Hambly, Michael Siladi
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Boston