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