loscon.shotbyabear.com is currently operating in support of Loscon 43.
3701. Form follows fiction
How did fictional representations of the internet shape what the internet has developed into? What examples of depictions of cyberspace/networked computers/etc. can we find from before the internet existed, how have they been changed in the "real" internet? Also, what fictional internets have not ended up happening, and could we still create them/would we want to?
Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Michael Siladi, Taliesin Jaffe, E.E. King
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, New Orleans
3708. A Shot Rang out
Improvised storytelling under pressure of time and madness. See us invent stories and characters too bizarre for fiction just so we can set up random lines the audience picked for us.
, E.E. King, Joyce McCarthy, John DeChancie, Laura Pearlman, Craig Miller, S.P. Hendrick
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Marquis 2
3717. Science, Fiction, and Politics: Shaping Reality
Come join our panel of people working in science and science fiction for a discussion of how science, and science fiction affects politics - and vice versa.
S.P. Hendrick, Harry Turtledove, Robert Mitchell Evans, Brad Lyau, E.E. King
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Saint Louis
3740. Something Wonderful Right Away
Learn a series of Improv/theater games that can help you with developing character, public speaking and are really fun
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Marquis 3
E.E. King, Mel Gilden, S.B. Divya
SAT 1:00 pm - 1:25 pm, Dealers Hall
3753. Are You Kidding?
The audience provides; person (or job), place, and thing. The moderator creates a story and dumps the next panelist into it, then that panelist continues the story, dumping the *next* panelist into it in round-robin fashion.
, David Gerrold, Harry Turtledove, Craig Miller, E.E. King, Joyce McCarthy
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Atlanta
3774. What might be missing??
In the mid-20th Century it was demonstrated that if you linked aged and young rats blood systems, the aged rats got younger and the young ones aged. Only within the past year has any real attempt been made to follow up. Was Heinlein right? Is there a health/wealth/intelligence ("limitless?") elite? Where's my pass? This paragraph was never written.
Steve Barnes, E.E. King
SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Atlanta