Program Schedule is currently operating in support of Loscon 48.

Scheduled as of 2022-11-23 20:07:46

5846. 4 Short Cartoons
Hosted by Tom Safer.
Tom Safer
SUN 9:30 am - 10:00 am, Pacific Coast 1

5850. The Importance of Diversity in Writing
What is the importance of diversity in writing? Find out in this panel! Moderated by Victor Frost.
L. K. Ingino, Joelle Sellner, Steven Barnes, Victor Frost
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am, California 2

5848. 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!
SUN 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Los Angeles 3

5849. Table Top Gaming

Hours 10 AM -5 PM
10 AM
Ticket to Ride Rails N Sails
12 Noon
Terraforming Mars
Power Grid
4 PM
Players Choice

SUN 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Marquis 4

5847. Electronic Gaming
SUN 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Marquis 5

5851. Johnny Quest (1964)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
Tom Safer
SUN 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Pacific Coast 1

5852. Welcome quilt for the new JPL director (stories behind the squares and the quilt)
Hear the stories behind the squares on JPL's quilt!
Melora Larson
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Pacific Coast 3

5888. Art Auction
SUN 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Marquis 3

5855. Building Empathy Through Storytelling
Learn how to build empathy and connect with your audience. Moderated by Barbra Dillon.
Barbra Dillon, Deborah Daughetee, Glen W. Olson, Joelle Sellner, David Avallone
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, California 1

5856. How to Write for a Specific Genre
Why do we love genre stories? And how do we keep them fresh? Moderated by Robert Mitchell Evans.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Doan, Rebecca Inch-Partridge, Robert Mitchell Evans, Todd J. McCaffrey
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, California 2

5853. Introduction to Shibori Dyeing Techniques
Shibori dyeing techniques include stitch resist, binding, clamping (Itajime), and pole wrapping (Arashi), The first recorded techniques were recorded as early as the year 600, with numerous techniques created in the 1800s. The name is Japanese, but the techniques are not limited to Japan. Countries in South America and Africa have similar traditions but use different materials. As part of the overview, garments using some of these techniques will be available for close inspection.
Carole Parker
SUN 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Los Angeles 1

5857. 19th Century Science Fiction
From Poe and Shelly through Verne, Swift, and Hale to early Wells and Burroughs, where did it take us? Have we dismissed some of this too casually without careful thought? Is there any trope of the 20th century that was not started in the 19th or earlier? Moderated by Bradford Lyau.
Bradford Lyau, G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Wendy Van_Camp
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Pacific Coast 2

5854. The Three Flaws of Robotics: Artificial vs. Organic Intelligence
A look at the rise of specific and general AIs and the ethical implications. Moderated by J. L. Doty.
David Brin, Larry Niven, Ashish Mahabal, J. L. Doty, Gregory Benford
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Pacific Coast 5

5858. Filk: Vocal Warm Ups & Theater Games
Vocal Warm Ups and Theater Games.
SUN 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Los Angeles 4

5859. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
Tom Safer
SUN 12:00 pm - 2:10 pm, Pacific Coast 1

5862. Stories and Stage: How to make them work together
Moderated by Tim Griffin.
Alexander James Adams, Tim Griffin
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, California 1

5863. How to Find and Keep Track of the Publishing Markets
The world of publishing always seems complicated, and the current landscape really is tough to keep track of, but this panel can help you understand it better. Moderated by Kristen Renee Gorlitz.
Eric J. Guignard, James C. Glass, Kristen Renee Gorlitz
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, California 2

5860. Filk: Instafilk performances & Contest results
Instafilk performances and contest results.
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Los Angeles 4

5865. Star Wars: An Enduring Force
Star Wars is still one of the most popular stories in entertainment today. Find out why it has been such an enduring force. Moderated by Genny Dazzo.
Chris Butler, Craig Miller, Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha, Genny Dazzo, Tom Piedmont, S. P. Hendrick
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2

5864. Futurus Rex' with author Lynn Barker
GoH's Susan Fox and Gene Turnbow interview Lynn Barker on her collaboration with the late D.C. Fontana. Moderated by Gene Turnbow.
Gene Turnbow, Susan Fox, Lynn Barker
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5861. SF Films by Quarters: 1922, 1647, 1972, 1997, and 2022
Comparing and contrasting the films of 1922,1947,1972,1997, and today. Moderated by Charles Lee Jackson, II.
Charles Lee Jackson II, Tom Khamis, Larry Rosenthal
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4

5866. From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
Hosted by Tom Safer.
Tom Safer
SUN 2:10 pm - 4:00 pm, Pacific Coast 1

5871. What the Publishing Landscape Looks like Today
Get the answers to all your questions on the publishing market. Moderated by Robert Mitchell Evans.
J. L. Doty, Matt Conant, Robert Mitchell Evans, Mike Robinson
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, California 1

5872. What to Expect from a Creative Career
What can you really expect from a creative career? The answer may surprise you. Moderated by Chris Weber.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Chris Weber, Deborah Daughetee, Lynn Barker, Steven Barnes, Tanya Huff
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, California 2

5873. Listening to the Reactions of Your Readers
People perceive things differently. What is an artist's moral responsibility? Do we need to care about how our art will be perceived? How do we reach people with different points of view? How do we resolve conflicts when views clash? In this panel, we will discuss listening and interacting with your audiences. Moderated by Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha.
Barbra Dillon, Craig Miller, Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha, Victor Frost, Tim Griffin
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Los Angeles 1

5868. Filk: GOH Gene Turnbow's instrumental Jam
GOH Gene Turnbow's Instrumental Jam.
Gene Turnbow
SUN 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Los Angeles 4

5874. Grokking Heinlein
What were the constants of Heinlein's writing? Where did he challenge things that even he might have believed in, because he thought everything needed to be challenged? A free mind is seldom politically correct. And if one doesn't want characters to be stereotypical shouldn't we allow a writer characters who are idiosyncratic and not a typical woman, boy, black, Phlilpino, or Martian? Moderated by Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers.
Bradford Lyau, G. David Nordley, Glen W. Olson, Wendy Van_Camp, Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 2

5867. Are we alone in the universe?
The question of whether or not life exists elsewhere in the universe is one that has fascinated people for decades. Find out more in this panel. Moderated by Arlene Busby.
Arlene Busby, Chris Butler, David Brin, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Ashish Mahabal
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5869. Comics Today
Comics are more visible as a part of popular culture than they've been in decades, and yet traditional comics have plummeted in sales, while quirky and independent comics are dominating sales charts. Come and find out what it takes to get from an idea to a store shelf. Moderated by Bryant Dillon.
Nicholas Doan, David Avallone, Brandon Perlow, Bryant Dillon
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 4

5870. Classics of SF Discussion: C.L. Moore, Doomsday Morning (1957)
C.L. Moore, Doomsday Morning (1957)

Where others rant, this author lights a lantern: looking, as a Star Trek fan sang, at both sides now. Or more. Moore shows her fictional society, its fictional technology, through the human element; always the human element. And we learn why the actor-director protagonist is told he has to put on his play without changing the script even a little.

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?
John Hertz
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 5

5879. I Wrote the Book, Now What?
You wrote the book, now begins the hard part. Find out all about publishing, marketing and more. Moderated by J. L. Doty.
Brian Fitzpatrick, J. L. Doty, Matt Conant, Todd J. McCaffrey, Mike Robinson
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, California 1

5880. How to succeed at NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place in November. Find out how to write the first draft of a novel in only one month! Moderated by Eric J. Guignard.
Rebecca Inch-Partridge, Eric J. Guignard
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, California 2

5881. The Art of Poetry
Poetry is one of our most concise and deepest forms of communication. Find out all about the art of poetry at this panel! Moderated by Denise Dumars.
Denise Dumars, S. P. Hendrick, Wendy Van_Camp, L. K. Ingino, Jean-Paul L. Garnier
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Los Angeles 1

5876. Filk: Final Filk Circle
Final Filk Circle.
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Los Angeles 4

5882. Time Travel: Should We?
Will time travel create irreconcilable paradoxes? Moderated by Glen W. Olson.
Chris Weber, Glen W. Olson, John DeChancie, Gregory Benford
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2

5877. The History of JPL: From Science Fiction to Science Fact
What did science fiction have to do with the start of JPL? Come and see as we'll trace the history of NASA/Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory from the time it was started by amateur and academic rocket enthusiasts (and one very notable occultist) to becoming a research center for the US Army's missile development program, to helping launch the United States' first satellite and becoming NASA's key center for robotic exploration of the solar system and beyond, all while never having done any jet propulsion research!
Varoujan Gorjian_PhD
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5875. The Eric Hoffman Memorial
Eric Hoffman has been a member of LASFS for well over half a century. As a teenager he wrote for the original monster movie magazine: FAMOUS MONSTER OF FILMLAND. First, he wrote under the pseudonyms THE ANSWER MAN and later, PROFESSOR GRUEBEARD. In early 1982, Eric started travelling all across the country giving lectures at DOCTOR WHO and various other conventions along with singing and playing piano with celebrities at convention cabarets. Please join us in reminiscing and telling fun stories of the kind man who was Eric Hoffman.
Tom Khamis, Charles Lee Jackson II, Rick Ridgeway, Craig Miller, Beverly Warren
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 4

5878. How Close are we to Warp Drive?
What is a "warp drive?" Does it even make sense, given Lorentz invariance? How much mass energy would it take to make some of these concepts and where would it come from? Moderated by Arlene Busby.
G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Arlene Busby,
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 5

5883. Closing Ceremonies
Moderated by Nick Smith.
Nick Smith, Michelle Pincus, Dave Kellett, Tanya Huff, Alexander James Adams, Susan Fox, Gene Turnbow
SUN 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Marquis 3