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Pacific Coast 2

Scheduled as of 2022-11-23 19:51:48

FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5733. A Writer's Journey Through Science Fiction
Join this presentation on the history of Science Fiction from a writer's point of view.
Mark Rose

FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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

Pacific Coast 2

SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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

Pacific Coast 2

SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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