Program Schedule is currently operating in support of Loscon 48.

for: Gregory Benford

Scheduled as of 2022-11-23 20:14:22

5739. Fringe Science, Pseudoscience, and Junk Science
Not all ideas are created equal. Discover the dangers of not citing your sources. Moderated by Varoujan Gorjian PhD.
Ashish Mahabal, Daryl George Frazetti, J. L. Doty, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Gregory Benford
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3

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 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2

for: Gregory Benford

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

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

5890. Memorial for Greg Bear
Michelle Pincus, Gregory Benford, David Brin, David Gerrold
SAT 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3

for: Gregory Benford

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

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