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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 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Saint Louis
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
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 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Saint Louis
3755. The Changing Face of Comics: How Diversity Makes More Fans
The panel is meant to discuss how the inclusion of characters in the hero space that are not traditionally seen is helping to spread fandom.
Nikia Chaney, , Valerie Estelle Frankel, Gregg Castro, Taliesin Jaffe
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Chicago
Tech: projector, sound, VGA, HDMI, Microphone
3797. The Odds of Gods (in Spaaaaaaaace!)
We assume that the future must be secular, because we assume science is incompatible with religion. This might not be the case! From alien religions, to the demystification of the divine, to the evolution of human religions, portrayals of religion in the distant future are present in science fiction. Let's discuss some of these portrayals and what we think about them from a variety of perspectives.
Gregg Castro, Aviya Amir, Isabel Schechter
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Houston
3814. People of Color In Spaaaaaaace!
You can hate on the idea but we'll be there! What kinds of spaaaaace stories do we want to see ourselves in? What would make a POC-in-space story be different, aside from skin colour? What stories have we read recently that is about non-white people in space that we really liked, and which makes us look forward to the future?
Gregg Castro, Eric Atkinson, Isabel Schechter
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Boston