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3686. Queer Eye for Sci-Fi
There is a long and complex history of queerness in science fiction, from queer-coded villains in pulp novels to the more diverse spectrum of characterization in the last decade. Join panelists as they discuss the history of queerness within the genre, both the good and the bad.
Mark Oshiro, Martin Young, David Gerrold
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Boston
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
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Marquis 2
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 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Chicago
3768. The Delphic Oracle
4-6 panelists answer questions from the audience, one person at a time, one word at a time until an answer is given or everyone goes insane.
, Laura Pearlman, Martin Young, Harry Turtledove, S.P. Hendrick, Geoffrey Mark
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Boston
3778. Religious Drinking, or, The Modern Dionysios!
Discussion of ecstasy and exhaltation whether sensual, drunken, sacred or all three. Panelists should be brewers, drinkers and religious thinkers.
Mark Poliner, Darnell Coleman, Martin Young
SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Scottsdale
3780. Love Is Real, True Buckaroos! The Chuck Tingle Panel
Chuck Tingle was a joke nomination for the Hugos, but his presence in self-publishing unabashedly explicit gay science fiction erotica with space dinosaurs, unicorns, and anthropomorphized issues of the day has taken the world by storm! Let's talk about the mysterious, quixotic figure that is Chuck Tingle, his audacious work, and how we all can help prove love is real like true buckaroos.
Mark Oshiro, Jaymee Goh, Martin Young
SAT 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Atlanta
3782. Preparing for Radical Change - PokeMon becomes real
LOSCON introed real VR in the early '90's, and, a decade later, the Makers and then the roboticists. PokeMon is just the first major sample of what's to come. How will we aging technonerds keep up? How many of us really know how to use the current SmartPhones, much less the enhanced AR in the works? Like Steve Barnes' Life Coaching, will we need special educational services to make it possible just to conduct our daily lives?
Steve Barnes, Steve Frankel, Martin Young
SAT 10:00 pm - 10:50 pm, Boston