5718. Vocal Warm Ups & Theater Games
Vocal Warm Ups & Theater Games.
FRI 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm, Los Angeles 4
5720. Table Top Gaming
5719. Electronic Gaming
FRI 12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Marquis 5
5721. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
FRI 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5722. Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1998)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
FRI 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5726. Says Who? Writing Memorable Dialogue
Writers know it's easy to fall into the trap of "he said" - "she said" - "it said" - "zeep said" in their dialogue. Like any kind of writing, dialogue can be plain, fancy, or just weird. The trick is to fit the type of dialogue to the furtherance and readability of the story. Our panelists will share their ideas on how to keep the talk-talk going so that it doesn't slow things down. Moderated by James C. Glass.
Craig Miller, Deborah Daughetee, James C. Glass, Joelle Sellner, Karen Willson
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, California 1
5727. Writer Spotlight: Tanya Huff
Join our fabulous Guest of Honor Tanya Huff for a conversation about her work. Tanya Sue Huff is a Canadian fantasy author. Her stories have been published since the late 1980s, including five fantasy series and one science fiction series. One of these, her Blood Books series, featuring detective Vicki Nelson, was adapted for television under the title Blood Ties. Moderated by Nick Smith.
Tanya Huff, Nick Smith
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, California 3
5728. Costume Construction
Moderated by Rebeeca Inch-Partridge.
Rebecca Inch-Partridge, Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha, Susan Fox, Carole Parker
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Los Angeles 1
5725. Hollywood Sound Museum Exhibit
The Hollywood Sound Museum is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to sharing and preserving the history of entertainment audio. We present a unique auditory adventure - a multi-channel sound presentation featuring classic motion picture sound effects from well-known films and television shows. You will hear iconic sounds from "King Kong" (1933), "War of the Worlds" (1953), "Forbidden Planet" (1956), "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) "Star Wars" (1977), "Gremlins" (1984), "Contact" (1997), and many more. Several display panels around the room share just a few of the inside stories of how the artists behind the sounds created them.
The presentation will run continuously throughout the convention, starting every 20-minutes from the top of each hour. Please feel free to walk through the exhibit - or have a seat and enjoy the entire listening experience.
There will also be information available about the Museum, special guests, and more. Please join us!
FRI 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Los Angeles 3
5724. Filk: Poker Chip Filk Circle
Poker Chip Filk Circle.
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:55 pm, Los Angeles 4
5723. Arthur C. Clarke: Unlocking the "Impossible"
New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along! -Arthur C. Clarke. Moderated by John Hertz.
Bradford Lyau, G. David Nordley, John Hertz,
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5729. Space Exploration
Join a panel of aeronautics experts in discussing the current state of space and what's coming next. Moderated by Arlene Busby.
Chris Butler, Melora Larson, Arlene Busby, Alfred Nash, John Paterson
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5730. Technology in Cinema
Join us for a look at the rapidly changing world of moviemaking from a technology point of view. Moderated by Victor Frost.
Gene Turnbow, Victor Frost, Tom Piedmont, David Ian Salter
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5731. First Men in the Moon (1964)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
FRI 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5735. What Makes for a Strong Character?
How do you make an audience fall in love with your characters? In this panel, we discuss how to create three dimensional characters that your readers will love. Moderated by Glen W. Olson.
Glen W. Olson, Matt Conant, Nicholas Doan, Steven Barnes
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, California 1
5736. Reboots, Reimaginings and Relaunches: Updating for a new audience or easy money?
The popular stories seem to have been around for a very long time. In this panel, we take a look at the positive and negatives of the modern reboot. Moderated by David Raiklen.
Scott A. Woodard, Victor Frost, David Raiklen, Joelle Sellner
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, California 2
5737. Artist Spotlight: Dave Kellett
Come meet our fabulous Artist Guest of Honor Dave Kellett. Dave Kellett is the creator and cartoonist of two webcomic titles, Sheldon and Drive, and the co-author of How To Make Webcomics. Moderated by Nick Smith.
Dave Kellett, Nick Smith
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, California 3
5738. Holding a Modern lens to our Myths and Legends
Take a look through the magnifying glass at myths of past and present. Moderated by S.P. Hendrick.
Denise Dumars, Lee Gold, S. P. Hendrick, Wendy Van_Camp, Erin Rado
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Los Angeles 1
5733. A Writer's Journey Through Science Fiction
Join this presentation on the history of Science Fiction from a writer's point of view.
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5739. Fringe Science, Pseudoscience, and Junk Science
Not all ideas are created equal. Discover the dangers of not citing your sources. Moderated by Varoujan Gorjian PhD.
Ashish Mahabal, Daryl George Frazetti, J. L. Doty, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Gregory Benford
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5732. Classics of SF Discussion: Charles Harness, The Paradox Men (1953)
Charles Harness, The Paradox Men (1953)
Five crises have fused the Americas together; the Imperator is dead, leaving his widow Imperatrix Juana-Maria Chatham-Perez; there's aristocracy, and a Society of Thieves rigorously trained who steal from the rich to buy freedom for slaves. Dueling. Research stations on the Sun. A star-drive is being tested, based on the square root of -1 and an acceleration of several million gravities. The hero doesn't know who he is.
Moderator John Hertz will lead discussions of three Classics of Science Fiction panels at Loscon XLVIII, one discussion each. Come to as many as you like. You'll be welcome to join in.
Our operating definition is "A classic is a work that survives its own time. After the currents which might have sustained it have changed, it remains, and is seen to be worthwhile for itself." If you have a better definition, bring it.
Each of the three is famous in a different way. Each may be more interesting now than when first published. Have you read them? Have you re-read them?
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5734. Basic Dyeing FAQs
We will cover the information that I wish was available when I first started to explore dyeing in 2002. After a brief overview, I will answer your dyeing questions. Panel by Carole Parker.
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 5
5740. Filk: Chaos Filk circle
Chaos Filk Circle.
FRI 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Los Angeles 4
5743. The Future of Writing
Will A.I. replace us all? Come and listen to predictions about where the art and business of writing is headed. Moderated by Rebecca Inch-Partridge.
Rebecca Inch-Partridge, Todd J. McCaffrey, Mark Rose
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, California 1
5745. How to Write Memorable Characters
The title says it all. Moderated by Glen W. Olson.
Charles Lee Jackson II, Glen W. Olson, James C. Glass, John DeChancie
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, California 2
5746. SciFi.Radio with GoH's Susan Fox and Gene Turnbow
From the beginning, the SCIFI.radio station motto has been "we all rise together". I think that's something worth fighting to keep. Around here, we try to inspire that creative spark and help it along its way. Join us for a conversation on how we at SCIFI.RADIO share our love of all things geeky with the world. Moderated by Erin Rado.
Susan Fox, Gene Turnbow, Erin Rado
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, California 3
5747. Illustration Workshop with Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha
Join us for this hands on class where you can learn to draw.
Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Los Angeles 1
5749. Imaginative Verse: A Reading of Speculative Poets
Speculative poetry has been gaining in popularity at science fiction literary conventions across the United States and the world. It does not describe our contemporary life as literary poetry does, but speaks of other worlds, times, and tropes similar to speculative fiction authors. This poetry can be in any form or free verse that literary poetry comes in. The difference is its content is speculative. Please join Poet Laureate Wendy Van Camp and local speculative poets to hear their imaginative verse. Moderated by Wendy Van Camp.
Wendy Van_Camp, Jean-Paul L. Garnier, Denise Dumars, Neil Citrin, , Nancy Taylor
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Marquis 3
5742. Master of the World (1961)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:35 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5748. Building Aliens for Fun and Profit
What are the characteristics of a fun, or scary, and profitable alien in books, video, or other media? Does plausibility help? From the fish-people of Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World to the alien of, well, Alien, what are some significant historical examples? Moderated by G. David Nordley.
Larry Niven, G. David Nordley, Gregory Benford, Tanya Huff, Tom Piedmont
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5750. Apollo Missions
Our panel will discuss the history of this important chapter in human space exploration, up to the Moon landings and Apollo-Soyuz mission. What have we learned? What did we learn that we expected to learn, and what were some surprises? Moderated by Timothy G Cassidy-Curtis.
Arlene Busby, Chris Butler, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Alfred Nash, John Paterson
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5741. Introduction to Virtual Reality
The holodeck is here! Or is it? Find out the current state of Virtual Reality with our experts. Moderated by Kristen Renee Gorlitz.
Larry Rosenthal, Kristen Renee Gorlitz, Paul Sartain
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5744. Sound in Space
If a ship explodes in space... should an audience hear it...? In science fiction films and other media... do you prefer scientific accuracy, or artistic license...? Join our panel of entertainment professionals for a lively discussion for-and-against... the pros-and-cons... of... SOUND... IN... SPAAAAACE!!! Moderated by David Raiklen and Steve Lee.
David Raiklen, Alexander James Adams, Steve Lee, Adrianne Grady, Tim Griffin
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 5
5751. Filk: How to Write a Filk workshop / Instafilk contest
How to Write a Filk workshop / Instafilk contest.
FRI 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Los Angeles 4
5755. Writing for the Screen
How do you make your script stand out? Moderated by Victor Frost.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Lynn Barker, Victor Frost, Steven Barnes, Chris Weber
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, California 1
5756. Anne McCaffrey: Multi-Genre Universes
Past, present and future. Sci-fi and fantasy. How to build a cohesive universe. Moderated by Wendy Van Camp.
Genny Dazzo, Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers, Todd J. McCaffrey, Wendy Van_Camp
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Los Angeles 1
5757. Opening Ceremonies
Join us for the Opening Ceremonies. Moderated by Nick Smith.
Nick Smith, Michelle Pincus, Dave Kellett, Tanya Huff, Alexander James Adams, Susan Fox, Gene Turnbow
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Marquis 3
5752. Orbital Mechanics of Our Solar System
Or, why don't all the planets crash into each other. Our planets, their moons and the Sun survive in a complex dance that's taken 4 Billion years to orchestrate. We're going to look at some computer simulations, with data taken from NASA's Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility. We'll start with a brief introduction of basic Orbital Mechanics, then get into the fun stuff. This presentation will include active computer simulations of orbital interactions of our planets. No equations needed. Solo Presentation by J.L. Doty.
J. L. Doty
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5758. Will Human Beings Go Extinct?
What could cost human beings (or their descendants) to cease to exist? Isn't getting everyone actually a pretty high bar? No breeding humans left in spite of genetic engineering etc? Even pandemics only get a percentage. And in a few years, even single planet-destroying collisions won't be enough? But could evil robots do it? Moderated by G. David Nordley.
G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Ashish Mahabal, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Tad Daley
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5754. Selling at Conventions
Learn everything from how to set up your table to how to pitch your product. Learn the best sales techniques from the experts. Moderated by Nicholas Doan.
Deborah Daughetee, Nicholas Doan
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5753. Dyeing For Renters or Those With Limited Space Situations
You do not have to be a chemist to do dyework. We will review easy-to-use safe (even for kids) products that are readily available for the home dyer and what you can do with them. Items that have been dyed using these products will be available for inspection. Panel by Carole Parker.
FRI 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm, Pacific Coast 5
5759. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
FRI 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5760. Filk: GOH Susan Fox Drum Circle and Dancing
GOH Susan Fox Drum Circle and Dancing.
FRI 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Los Angeles 4
5761. Ice Cream Social
Please join us for the big get-together of the evening, where we can taste new flavors as well as old favorites in a casual atmosphere. This is also the venue for the formal announcements of the Forrest J Ackerman Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Evans-Freehafer Award for Service to the LASFS.
Nick Smith, Michelle Pincus, Kristine Cherry, Dennis Cherry
FRI 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Marquis 1-2
5765. Capturing Fear: How To Write Great Horror
How do you make the horror real and personal? Find out with our panel of experts. Moderated by Eric J. Guignard. In honor of Eric Hoffman.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Deborah Daughetee, Eric J. Guignard, Scott A. Woodard
FRI 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, California 1
5766. Mead: From the Babylonians to Harry Potter
Brewmaster Mark Poliner once again shares his expertise by showing you how to get the sweet and potent results that fans and friends love so much.
FRI 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Los Angeles 1
5764. Regency Dance
English ballroom dances from about the year 1800. Jane Austen is the great author of this period. Try Georgette Heyer's romance novels (yes!) set then.
FRI 8:00 pm - 12:00 am, Marquis 3
5763. Around the World in 80 Days (1958)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
FRI 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5762. Star Trek - The Trouble With Tribbles Script Read!
Can you do a cold and unsympathetic reading of an old favorite Trek episode? Will it be no tribble at all? Or will you be hauled away as garbage? Come and find out!. Moderated by Susan M.
FRI 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5767. 17th Floor Parties
We have parties all night on the 17th floor! Please, join us!
FRI 9:00 pm - 3:00 am, 17th Floor
5768. Filk: Music GoH Concert: Alexander James Adams
Join our Music Guest of Honor Alexander James Adams for this fantastic concert. Introduced by Nick Smith.
Alexander James Adams, Nick Smith
FRI 9:00 pm - 12:00 am, Los Angeles 4
5769. Filk: Rocky Horror Picture Show Costumed Sing-along