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3689. Futuristic Fashions
William Shatner had to wear a corset for his Starfleet uniform. Jeri Ryan's Seven of Nine infamously wore a catsuit. Futuristic fashions of yore seem to be either weirdly scaled down, or went a haute couture sort of way. What do today's producers of science fiction predict to be our future fashions? What would we like to wear to space, and what should we avoid? Shouldn't Starfleet uniforms have pockets?
Barbara Hambly, S.B. Divya, Geoffrey Mark, Aviya Amir, Taliesin Jaffe
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Marquis 2
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
3715. Social Media and Fandom
What impact has the rapid explosion of social media outlets had on science fiction and fantasy fandom? Does it bring more fans together or scatter them into specialized groups? Are some forms of social media more effective than others? A diverse panel shares their thoughts and experiences.
Shannon Muir, Taliesin Jaffe, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Joyce McCarthy, Mark Oshiro
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Boston
Larry Niven, J.L. Doty, Taliesin Jaffe
SAT 2:00 pm - 2:25 pm, Dealers Hall
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
3763. DC Nation
DC Entertainment has launched an Extended Universe. Flash, Arrow and Supergirl are very well recieved successes. The Movies are making a space for themselves while Marvel Phase 3 plays out. The Animated Universes are growing and expanding. Join us as we discuss the future of the DC film and television universe.
Marv Wolfman, Taliesin Jaffe, Donald F. Glut, Valerie Estelle Frankel
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Marquis 2
3813. The Evolution of Gaming: What Next?
From tabletop and RPG, from console to handheld, from PBM to the MMOG, to newer trends like augmented and virtual reality, let's discuss the rich history of gaming and where the future might go.
Shannon Muir, Taliesin Jaffe
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Atlanta