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3693. Parasol and Raygun Decorating
Make Kaylee's parasol or join the Parasol Protectorate. A child friendly workshop where participants can personalize a silk parasol and/or small raygun with LEDs and sound. Materials are $5 for the raygun and $10 for the parasol. Sharpies are used, so children must be old enough to safely use them.
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Scottsdale
3705. Reboots, Reimagining and Fandom
In recent years, fan favorite properties such as STAR TREK, VOLTRON, and others have received revivals that re-envisioned the concepts to varying degrees. What are the impacts on fandom, old and new?
Shannon Muir, Laurie Tom, Steve Frankel, Aviya Amir
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Boston
3719. Trivia for Chocolate
Come demonstrate your knowledge of all things Fannish.
FRI 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm, Chicago
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
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