5770. The Bullwinkle Show: Missouri Mish Mash
Hosted by Tom Safer.
SAT 9:00 am - 11:45 am, Pacific Coast 1
5771. Tai Chi
SAT 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Marquis 3
5780. What Does Success in Writing Look Like?
Join our writers as they define success. Moderated by Wendy Van Camp.
Steven L. Sears, Todd J. McCaffrey, Wendy Van_Camp, David Avallone, Elizabeth Crowens
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, California 1
5781. Everything You Need to Know about Editing
Should you edit your own works or is that a terrible idea? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the editing process. Moderated by Robert Mitchell Evans.
Jessica A. Brawner, Rebecca Inch-Partridge, Robert Mitchell Evans
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, California 2
5782. Has Science Fiction changed the course of relationships in America
America has gone through many social upheavals in the last half century. We are arguably not the same society that we were in the 1960's/70's. In many ways we have become the society that writers like Robert Heinlein, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Spider Robinson and Anne McCaffrey have written about. Besides the massive evolution in technology in the last fifty years, there are now people who live in multiply committed relationships, same sex marriages, triads, open marriages, group houses and other configurations. Many more people have thought about trying different kinds of relationships. The presenters of this panel have studied, written about, and lived many of these alternative lifestyles, and will talk about the changing face of relationships in fandom, and in America. Moderated by Glen W. Olson.
Glen W. Olson, Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers, Mark Merlino, Rodney O'Riley, Craig Brussel Rogers
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, California 3
5783. The Dark Side of Fantasy
Fear, fun and fantasy: how to combine them all! Moderated by L.K. Ingino.
Brandie June, L. K. Ingino, Eric J. Guignard, Erin Rado
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Los Angeles 1
5773. Escape Room
SAT 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Los Angeles 2
5774. 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!
SAT 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Los Angeles 3
5784. Karl B Lembke Memorial Blood Drive
We are having our traditional blood drive on Saturday. They always have tasty treats and often giveaways for donors (and balloons, don't forget the balloons!)
Karl was a renowned blood donor in Los Angeles and will be remembered by everyone involved with blood donations here.
Dennis Cherry, Kristine Cherry
SAT 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Marquis 1-2
5775. Table Top Gaming
5772. Electronic Gaming
SAT 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Marquis 5
5779. What's at the bottom of a black hole?
So what is down there, anyway? If you fall in, assuming you could survive being spaghettified, would time stretch out infinitely before you? Or is there a way through and out? Our panelists have some ideas that they want to share with you. Moderated by Arlene Busby.
Arlene Busby, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Gregory Benford,
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Pacific Coast 2
5777. We Know the Future: Data Collection and Human Behavior
From "Don't Be Evil" (Ha!) to "Minority Report," from Palantir to the Eye of Sauron, from Princess Ozma's Magic Picture to the Telescreens of 1984, science fiction and fantasy (and real life) have always had devices and methods for learning stuff about people. We will examine these methods, and discuss their advantages and drawbacks. Moderated by Victor Frost.
Alfred Nash, Ashish Mahabal, Victor Frost, Tad Daley
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Pacific Coast 3
5778. Stories from Production
Anecdotes from your favorite Big Screen Blockbusters. Moderated by Craig Miller.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Craig Miller, Arthur Sellers, Karen Willson, David Ian Salter
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Pacific Coast 4
5776. The Sound and Music of Star Wars
The Force is strong in the iconic soundtracks and sound design of Star Wars! Spanning a galaxy of characters and ideas, it's still evolving. See ultra rare video of the first recording sessions and players, get inside the technical brilliance of John Williams and the London Symphony. See video of Ben Burtt creating innovative sounds and interview with Ludwig G?ransson (The Mandalorian). Always a crowd pleaser with special guests TBA soon! . Moderated by David Raiklen.
David Raiklen, Steve Lee, Adrianne Grady
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Pacific Coast 5
5790. Writing for Television
Stories from the Writers' Room. Moderated by Craig Miller.
Craig Miller, Deborah Daughetee, Karen Willson, Lynn Barker, Matt Conant
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, California 1
5791. Tales of the Ravensdaughter
Moderated by Gene Turnbow.
Susan Fox, Gene Turnbow, Erin Rado
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, California 3
5792. Autograph Session 1
Charles Lee Jackson II, Glen W. Olson, Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers
SAT 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, Imperial A-B
5789. Best Advice from People in Entertainment
Hollywood is not what you know, but who. How to build and maintain relationships so that you get hired for the job. Moderated by Victor Frost.
Robert Broski, Stewart Strauss, Christian Calloway, Michael Wormser, Victor Frost
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Los Angeles 1
5787. Star Trek: Then and Now
How has Star Trek evolved throughout time? Moderated by Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha.
Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha, Genny Dazzo, S. P. Hendrick, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Tad Daley
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5788. Launching the Space Program
From Apollo to the Space Shuttle and Beyond. Where are we going with BIG Government space? Should the Government get out of the way and leave everything to Elon Musk, etc. Or do we need more leadership and inspiration with China looming over us? Moderated by Timothy G Cassidy-Curtis.
Chris Butler, G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5786. Seeing Beyond: The Imagery of NASA's Space Telescopes
What is the process to get those spectacular space images that are captured by NASA's fleet of telescopes to your desktop, tablet, and phone? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Robert Hurt, one of NASA's key space visualization specialists, who will explain the process and show images from the Webb, Spitzer, Hubble and other space telescopes! Moderated by Varoujan Gorjian.
Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Dr. Robert Hurt
SAT 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5785. Building your own R2-D2 and other droids
The R2 Builders Club is world-wide with many Builders taking their completed droids to children's hospitals, charity events, local libraries and similar fund raisers where R2's presence can raise awareness and put a smile on faces. Some Builders simply build their R2 just to have in their living room as a media station. Either way, welcome to the club! The Builders are here at Loscon this weekend to discuss their droids and in this panel will cover the materials and methods, the time and costs involved with building your own, full-size R2-D2 and all of your other favorite Star Wars droids. Moderated by Tom Piedmont.
SAT 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, Pacific Coast 5
5793. Filk: Vocal Warm Ups & Theater Games
Vocal Warm Ups and Theater Games.
SAT 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Los Angeles 4
5794. David Gerrold's Charity Auction
David Gerrold, Michelle Pincus
SAT 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Marquis 3
5795. The Great Race (1965)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
SAT 12:00 pm - 2:40 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5884. Autograph Session 2
Tanya Huff, Larry Niven
SAT 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm, Imperial A-B
5801. Goal Setting for Writers
How to create goals for yourself and stick to them. Moderated by Matthew Arnold Stern.
Denise Dumars, Wendy Van_Camp, David Avallone, Anne Toole, Matthew Arnold Stern
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, California 1
5802. Playing God: Writing Fictional Universes
Worldbuilding: how to be the Clockmaker. Moderated by S.P. Hendrick.
Barbara Hambly, Charles Lee Jackson II, Jessica A. Brawner, John DeChancie, S. P. Hendrick
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, California 2
5800. How to Collaborate Successfully
The do's and don't of collaboration. Moderated by Rebecca Inch-Partridge.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Steven L. Sears, Brandon Perlow, Michael Wormser, Joelle Sellner, Rebecca Inch-Partridge
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, California 3
5804. Autograph Session 3
L. K. Ingino, Nicholas Doan
SAT 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Imperial A-B
5803. Fairytale Retelling Workshop
Moderated by Brandie June.
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Los Angeles 1
5798. Science Fiction and How it Relates to the World Today
The inevitable march of time: how science fiction sometimes becomes science fact and sometimes misses the mark. Moderated by Glen W. Olson.
Bradford Lyau, Glen W. Olson, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, J. L. Doty
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5799. What's new in Science?
What new ideas in science have had the biggest impact on the world today? Moderated by Tim Griffin.
Ashish Mahabal, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Tim Griffin, Gregory Benford
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5797. The Hollywood Sound Museum
Steve Lee gives an update on the progress of creating The Hollywood Sound Museum, an official 501c3 non-profit that is sharing the craft of entertainment audio. Steve and his guests will share some rare recordings from the Museum's collection to demonstrate how sounds were created for classic science-fiction films. Moderated by Steve Lee.
David Raiklen, Steve Lee, Adrianne Grady, Richard Anderson
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5796. Classic Days of Ridiculous Star Wars Rumors
Do you remember picking up the latest issue of Fantastic Films, Starlog, or even Star Warp, Space Wars, and StarBurst to hear the latest Star Wars news/rumors? In the late 70's/early 80's we saw headlines such as "Clone Wars Explained", "Mick Jagger is doing the score for The Empire Strikes Back" "Han Solo crosses lightsabers with Darth Vader." We will go over the most ridiculous rumors, and some that even hit close to home. Join Star Wars Historian Richard Woloski, from Skywalking Through Neverland podcast, plus special guests (we would tell you but that would also be a rumor). Moderated by Richard Woloski.
Richard Woloski, Craig Miller, Kevin Toft, Max Cervantes, Sarah Woloski, David Skale
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 5
5885. Autograph Session 4
Elizabeth Crowens, James C. Glass, Jennifer Middleton
SAT 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm, Imperial A-B
5805. Filk: Fortune Cookie Filk Circle
Fortune Cookie Filk Circle.
SAT 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Los Angeles 4
5810. The Twilight Zone: A Wondrous Land of Imagination
Join this discussion on The Twilight Zone! Moderated by Eric J. Guignard.
Eric J. Guignard, Steven Barnes, Lynn Barker, Denise Dumars
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, California 1
5811. World building: How to Build a Believable World
This panel discussion will focus on the distinctive feature of genre literature: world-building. Wikipedia defines world-building as 'the process of constructing an imaginary world'. Come listen as sci-fi and fantasy creators discuss how they approach this all-important task. Moderated by Charles Lee Jackson, II.
Charles Lee Jackson II, Larry Niven, Todd J. McCaffrey, Larry Rosenthal
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, California 2
5812. GoH Q&A: Tanya Huff
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. Come find out more about our special writer guest of honor at this exclusive interview! Moderated by Nick Smith.
Tanya Huff, Nick Smith
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, California 3
5814. Autograph Session 5
J. L. Doty, Joelle Sellner, Barbara Hambly
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Imperial A-B
5813. Classics of SF Discussion: Robert A. Heinlein, Time for the Stars (1956)
Robert A. Heinlein, Time for the Stars (1956)
The Long Range Foundation starts looking for identical twins - because a very few have proved to be telepathic - and rigorous tests can't find that telepathy takes any time - so it looks promising for messages from starships traveling light-years away. The ships go. There are adventures. Eventually there are consequences - indirect ones - fruitful ones.
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?
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Los Angeles 1
5806. The Three Woodsman of Twin Peaks Discuss Acting: Principal and Background
Moderated by Kristen Renee Gorlitz.
Robert Broski, Stewart Strauss, Christian Calloway, Kristen Renee Gorlitz
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5807. Getting the Science Right
The importance of accuracy. Moderated by James C. Glass.
Alfred Nash, Arthur Sellers, James C. Glass,
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5808. Creating Your Own Comic
Learn how to make your own comic book. Moderated by Deborah Daughetee.
Dave Kellett, Deborah Daughetee, L. K. Ingino, Nicholas Doan
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5809. From Apollo to the Space Shuttle & beyond
Moderated by Varoujan Gorjian PhD.
Arlene Busby, Chris Butler, G. David Nordley, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, John Paterson
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 5
5815. The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
SAT 3:00 pm - 4:35 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5886. Autograph Session 6
Brandon Perlow, Craig Miller, David Avallone, Brandie June
SAT 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm, Imperial A-B
5822. Villains: How to Write Immoral Characters
How do you write a truly evil character? Find out in this panel! Moderated by Victor Frost.
Barbara Hambly, J. L. Doty, John DeChancie, Victor Frost
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, California 1
5816. How to Succeed at Kickstarter
Our panelists will talk about marketing and selling your products on Kickstarter! Moderated by David Avallone.
David Avallone, Charlie Stickney
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, California 2
5823. GoH Q&A: Alexander James Adams
Alexander James Adams is an American singer, musician and songwriter in the Celtic and World music genres. He blends mythical, fantasy, and traditional themes in performances, switching between instrumental fiddle and songs accompanied by guitar, bodhr?n, and fiddle playing. He has also been an artist in the field of filk music and won multiple Pegasus awards. Come learn more about him in this exclusive interview! Moderated by Susan Fox.
Alexander James Adams, Susan Fox
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, California 3
5825. Autograph Session 7
Eric J. Guignard, Christian Calloway, Robert Broski, Stewart Strauss
SAT 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Imperial A-B
5824. We Have Always Been Here: Women in Fandom
Moderated by Brandie June.
Brandie June, Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha, Genny Dazzo, Lee Gold
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Los Angeles 1
5817. Filk: Folk music
SAT 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Los Angeles 4
5818. Multimedia science fiction and fantasy
Everything you ever want to know about mixed media. Moderated by David Raiklen.
Gene Turnbow, Larry Rosenthal, Tom Piedmont, Scott A. Woodard, Anne Toole
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5819. What makes us human?
What defines us? And how is this idea explore in science fiction? Moderated by Glen W. Olson.
Ashish Mahabal, Glen W. Olson, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, John Paterson
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5820. How to Pitch Your Project
You've heard about the elevator pitch, now it's time to find out how to perfect it. Moderated by Matt Conant.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Matt Conant, Steven L. Sears, Brandon Perlow
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5821. Women in STEM
This program at Loscon is devoted to the idea of encouraging girls and women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: STEM. Some would add the Arts to make this STEAM. How must we change as a society to make this happen? Moderated by Tim Griffin.
Jessica A. Brawner, Melora Larson, Rebecca Inch-Partridge, Tim Griffin
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 5
5887. Autograph Session 8
Todd J. McCaffrey, David Brin, Steven Barnes, Lynn Barker
SAT 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Imperial A-B
5826. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
SAT 5:00 pm - 7:10 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5831. Finding Your Own Voice in Writing
Writing is difficult, and it is even more difficult to be original. How do you find your own voice and make it entertaining?! Find out how in this panel. Moderated by Matthew Arnold Stern.
Charles Lee Jackson II, Wendy Van_Camp, Steven Barnes, Robert Mitchell Evans, Elizabeth Crowens, Matthew Arnold Stern
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, California 1
5832. Do You Really Need to "Write What You Know"?
Many will tell you to "write what you know", but is this good advice? Moderated by Rebecca Inch-Partridge.
Barbara Hambly, Larry Niven, Tanya Huff, Rebecca Inch-Partridge, L. K. Ingino
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, California 2
5833. GoH Q&A: 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. Find out more about him in this exclusive interview! Moderated by Kristen Renee Gorlitz.
Dave Kellett, Kristen Renee Gorlitz
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, California 3
5834. Got Filk? The Hidden Musical Side of Science Fiction
What exactly is filk? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about this musical side of science fiction. Moderated by Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers.
Alexander James Adams, Gene Turnbow, Lee Gold, Susan Fox, Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Los Angeles 1
5827. The Movies that Made Us
These panelists have made their careers in movies and TV. Find out how they started out, what movies inspired them, and how they helped created properties that inspire us all! Moderated by Bradford Lyau.
Bradford Lyau, Robert Broski, Stewart Strauss, Christian Calloway
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5828. James Webb Telescope
What it is and what it can do? Could it make any game-changing discoveries? Can we extend its life, like the Hubble scope's life might be extended? What's the next step? Moderated by G. David Nordley.
Alfred Nash, Chris Butler, G. David Nordley, Melora Larson, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5829. Stories from the Entertainment Business
Get the inside scoop on the Entertainment business! Moderated by Deborah Daughetee.
Arthur Sellers, Deborah Daughetee, Steven L. Sears, Scott A. Woodard, Joelle Sellner
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 4
5830. 1980s Czech SF: Bradbury's Shadow
From mimeographed fanzines to bestselling books. Development of Czech science fiction from communist underground to bestselling genre. Moderated by Jaroslav Olsa, Jr.
Jaroslav Olša_Jr., Ivan Adamovič
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 5
5835. Filk: Poker Chip filk
Poker Chip filk.
SAT 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Los Angeles 4
5836. Around the World / Under the Sea (1966)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
SAT 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5840. The Basics of Comic Book Writing
How do you know when your story is ready to turn into a comic book? Find out in this panel! Moderated by Deborah Daughetee.
Deborah Daughetee, L. K. Ingino, Nicholas Doan, David Avallone
SAT 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, California 1
5841. How To Make Art that Means Something
How do you get your deeper message across in your art? It's not easy but these panelists will talk about their experience in creating meaningful art. Moderated by David Raiklen.
Brandie June, David Raiklen, Melora Larson
SAT 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, California 2
5842. The History and Culture of Beer
Learn the Different Styles and Types of Beers, its place in history, and become an expert taster. Moderated by Mark Poliner.
SAT 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Los Angeles 1
5837. Filk: Concert Tim Griffin
Concert Tim Griffin.
SAT 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Los Angeles 4
5838. DJ and Dance
SAT 8:00 pm - 1:00 am, Marquis 3
5839. When is Hard Sci-Fi too Hard?
When does the science get in the way of the story? Find out in this panel! Moderated by James C. Glass.
Daryl George Frazetti, J. L. Doty, James C. Glass, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis
SAT 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2
5890. Memorial for Greg Bear
Michelle Pincus, Gregory Benford, David Brin, David Gerrold
SAT 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3
5843. 17th Floor Parties
We have parties all night on the 17th floor! Please, join us!
SAT 9:00 pm - 8:00 am, 17th Floor
5844. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
SAT 9:15 pm - 11:00 pm, Pacific Coast 1
5845. Filk: Dr. Horrible Sing-along Blog Sing-along
Dr. Horrible Sing-along Blog Sing-along.
SAT 11:55 pm - 2:00 am, Pacific Coast 1