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Thursday, August 30

Thursday 9:00am, CC2 Information

Information Opens - Convention Info, Handicapped Services and Sign-ups

Thursday 9:00am, CC2 Registration

Registration Opens

Thursday 9:00am, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Opens - We Need Your Help to Make The Worldcon Run! Please Stop By and Volunteer

Thursday 9:00am, CC307

Media Room Opens (for Press/Broadcast/Web Representatives)

Thursday 9:30am, CC304

Green Room Opens

Thursday 10:00am, CC101

Camp Franklin Opens - Today's Theme "Getting to Know You" - Registration

Thursday 10:00am, CC102A

Open Art Projects: Beading, Lifesize Drawings, Puppet Theater (Camp Franklin)

Our special activities of the morning will be creating and decorating life size drawings of ourselves, and beaded projects. We'll also be making a puppet theater to use later in the convention. Other art materials will be available.

Thursday 10:00am, CC2 Exhibit Art

Artist Check-in Opens

Thursday 11:00am, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Gardner Dozois, Mike Resnick

Thursday 11:00am, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Opens

Thursday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Opens

Thursday 11:00am, CC2 Site Select

Site Selection Opens

Site Selection is your chance to vote on the location of the 2004 World Science Fiction Convention. Stop by, pay the fee and vote. Voting ends Saturday at 6pm and the location of the 2004 Worldcon will be announced at the Sunday morning WSFS Business Meeting.

Thursday 11:00am, CC202B

SIG: Friends of Bill W.

Thursday 12:00 noon, CC101

Video: A Bug's Life (Camp Franklin)

An epic of miniature proportions. A misfit ant, looking for warriors to save his colony from grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troop.

Thursday 12:00 noon, CC109A

ISAAC Interviews/Teen Lounge Opens

Thursday 12:00 noon, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Gardner Dozois, George R. R. Martin

Thursday 12:00 noon, CC202B

Welcome to Philadelphia

Find out about the interesting museums, restaurants and places in Philadelphia from the locals.

Gene Olmsted, Tom Purdom, Helen H. Thompson

Thursday 12:00 noon, CC204A

Teen Orientation

WorldCons can be confusing--start right with advice from teens who are old hands at congoing, some special speakers and lots of freebies. Lunch in Chinatown immediately following.

Laurie Mann, Ilyana Mansfield, Diane Turnshek

Thursday 12:00 noon, CC204B

Computer Security: How Secure Is Secure?

Learn about the cutting edge of computer security from experts in the field.

Lawrence A. Clough, Donald E. Eastlake III

Thursday 12:00 noon, CC204C

Ben Franklin: Master of Science, Master of Propaganda

Was Ben Franklin really as wise as history reports, or was he just his own best press agent? Did he create America, or was he just a pawn of the French in the years before the French Revolution? What about his illegitimate children? His other, ahem, interesting habits? Learn the stories behind the myths, legends, and just plain salacious rumors.

George H. Scithers (M), Christine Valada, Lew Wolkoff

Thursday 12:00 noon, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Opens

Thursday 12:00 noon, M4 Franklin B

Franklin Hall B Opens: Shmoozing Areas, Gaming, Misc 24/7 Until 3pm Monday!

Thursday 12:00 noon, M401

Ruby, Galactic Gumshoe(Radio Room)

A wonderfully wry, funny series from ZBS.

Thursday 12:00 noon, M408-409

Anime: Cowboy Bebop (Subtitled)

The year 2071AD. Driven out of their terrestrial Eden, humanity chose the stars as the final frontier. From the section-by-section collapse of the former nations, a mixed jumble of races and peoples came. They spread to the stars, taking with them the now confused concepts of freedom, violence, illegality and love, where new rules and a new generation of outlaws came into being.

Thursday 1:00pm, CC105A


Robert J. Sawyer

Thursday 1:00pm, CC106A


S. M. Stirling

Thursday 1:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Bob Eggleton

Thursday 1:00pm, CC202B

How to Have Fun at a Worldcon Even if You Brought Your Children

Joni Brill Dashoff, Lynn Cohen Koehler

Thursday 1:00pm, CC204A

Beer in Philadelphia

Lew Bryson, Brian L. Burley, Jim Mann, John Syms

Thursday 1:00pm, CC204B

A Worldcon Orientation for SF Professionals

Finding your way through the maze of publishers, conventions, fans and more.

Janice Gelb (M), David Howell, Priscilla Olson, Darrell Schweitzer, Julie Stickler

Thursday 1:00pm, CC204C

How to Enjoy Your First Convention

An introduction to fandom by long-time fans. Bring your questions, they'll have the answers.

Gay Haldeman, Rusty Hevelin

Thursday 1:30pm, CC101

Storytelling (Camp Franklin)

Barbara Chepaitis

Thursday 1:30pm, CC103C

Camp Franklin: Active Games/Introductions

Thursday 1:30pm, CC105A


Judith Berman

Thursday 1:30pm, CC106A


John Costello

Thursday 2:00pm, CC102A

Storytelling (Camp Franklin)

Angela Klinger

Thursday 2:00pm, CC102B

Creating Comics (Camp Franklin)

A hands on introduction to creating your own comics.

Colleen Doran

Thursday 2:00pm, CC105A


William A. S. Sarjeant

Thursday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Mark Anthony, Carol Berg, Dawn P. Dunn, James C. Glass, Scott E. Green, J. Ardian Lee, Steven Piziks, Irene Radford

Thursday 2:00pm, CC2 Masq Reg

Masquerade Registration Opens

Thursday 2:00pm, CC202B

Rediscovered Authors: Eric Frank Russell, Fredric Brown, Henry Kuttner, & Others

Jack L. Chalker, Peter J. Heck, Rick Katze (M), Steve Miller, Mike Resnick

Thursday 2:00pm, CC203A

Book Discussion: Duneby Frank Herbert

Oz Fontecchio

Thursday 2:00pm, CC203B

Introduction to the WSFS Business Meeting

The Worldcon Business Meeting can be a scary event for newcomers. The panel provides an introduction to why the business meeting is important and how it works. It also talks about a few items you'll probably see discussed over the course of the con if you attend.

Donald E. Eastlake III (M), Kevin Standlee, Ben Yalow

Thursday 2:00pm, CC204A

The Yankee Confederacy and Other Untapped Alternate Histories

Early in its life, the US almost split apart. But it wasn't the South that nearly left the Union; it was New England. What would have happened if it had? The panel looks at this and other unexplored alternate histories.

Laura Frankos, John G. Hemry, S. M. Stirling (M), Harry Turtledove

Thursday 2:00pm, CC204B

Getting It Wrong: Science Goofs in Science Fiction

Many science fiction novels have science goofs, sometimes big, sometimes small, sometimes annoying, sometimes amusing. Do such science goofs destroy the story? When do they and when don't they? How important is getting the science right?

Hal Clement, Stephen C. Fisher, Diane Kelly, Jeffrey D. Kooistra, Toni Weisskopf (M)

Thursday 2:00pm, CC204C

Philadelphia in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Gregory Frost, J. B. Post, Darrell Schweitzer, Michael Swanwick (M)

Thursday 2:00pm, M4 Franklin B

Internet Lounge Opens

Thursday 2:00pm, M401

Firesign Theater: The Original Cycle(Radio Room)

Waiting for the Electrician, How Can You Be In Two Places At Once, Don't Crush That Dwarf, and I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus.

Thursday 2:00pm, M690

Fan Lounge Opens

Thursday 2:30pm, CC105A


Guy H. Lillian III

Thursday 2:30pm, CC106A


Diane Turnshek

Thursday 3:00pm, CC102A

Dino Hunt Game (led by Sarah Elkin and Lois Mangan) (Camp Franklin)

A non-violent action game about dinosaurs.

Thursday 3:00pm, CC102B

Wizard Costumes (Camp Franklin)

Get a jump on the Million Wizard March and start working on your costume.

Thursday 3:00pm, CC105A


Kristine C. Smith

Thursday 3:00pm, CC106A


Wen Spencer

Thursday 3:00pm, CC110B

SIG: Brotherhood without Banners (Fans of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire)

George R. R. Martin

Thursday 3:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Connie Willis

Thursday 3:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Edward Bryant, Clay & Susan Griffith, Matthew Hughes, Caro Soles

Thursday 3:00pm, CC201C

Fannish Inquisition I: Worldcon Bidder Presentations

KIM Campbell, Vince Docherty, Deborah M. Geisler, Hiroaki Inoue, Lance Ozsko, Tom Whitmore (M)

Thursday 3:00pm, CC202B

The Wisest Man in the World: Ben Franklin in Fact and Fiction

Fred Lerner (M), Louise Marley, Mary Schroeder, Diana Thayer

Thursday 3:00pm, CC203A

Friends and Writers

Friendships between writers provide the moral support of fellow professionals. It can help them in their daily struggles with the creative process, the writing life, and the business side of the profession. This is different from from the formal, more limited support writers get from writer's groups.

Geary Gravel, Rosemary Kirstein, Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, Toni Anzetti (M)

Thursday 3:00pm, CC203B

Fields of Dreams: Baseball in SF and Fantasy

Robert J. Gates, Shane Tourtellotte, Eric M. Van, Rick Wilber (M)

Thursday 3:00pm, CC204A

Galactic Patrols and Beams of Force: the Space Opera of Smith and Campbell

Many people consider E. E. Smith's Lensman books to be the greatest of the classic space operas of the thirties and forties. Others feel that John Campbell's space operas, written before he gave up writing to remake the field as Astounding's editor, deserve that honor. The panel looks at the works of these two great writers of space opera.

John Ashmead, Hal Clement, Simon R. Green, Yuri Mironets, Mark L. Olson (M)

Thursday 3:00pm, CC204B

Space Technology: A Look Into the Next Quarter Century

The way we get into space and what we can do there will change considerably in the next quarter century. Single-stage-to-orbit craft, new drive technology, and zero-g manufacturing will come into their own. The panel looks the next steps in space technology.

Greg Bear, Jordin T. Kare (M), Allen Steele

Thursday 3:00pm, CC204C

Camera Obscura: SF and Fantasy Films You Haven't Heard Of

Daniel Kimmel (M), Mark R. Leeper, Nicki Lynch, Craig Miller

Thursday 3:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

Derryl Murphy

Thursday 3:30pm, CC105A


Bud Sparhawk

Thursday 3:30pm, CC106A


Sheila Finch

Thursday 4:00pm, CC102A

Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts (Camp Franklin)

Join in sharing your favorite popular children's rhymes and learn some new ones! Parents invited too. (How many versions do you know?)

Josepha Sherman

Thursday 4:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Gregory Frost, James Patrick Kelly, John J. Kessel

Thursday 4:00pm, CC202B

You Don't Have to Be a Brain Surgeon

What are some of the current trends in brain surgery? Could stem cell research make brain surgery obsolete? What about drug therapies? A discussion of science and the science fiction of brain surgery.

Jed Shumsky, Jonathon Sullivan MD, Isaac Szpindel

Thursday 4:00pm, CC203A

Mobile Infantry and Space Fighters: What Makes Good Military SF

David Gerrold, John G. Hemry (M), David Sherman, S. M. Stirling

Thursday 4:00pm, CC203B

SF Ben Franklin Could Have Known: The Very Early History of SF

Elaine Brennan (M), Debra Doyle, Louise Marley, Charlie Petit

Thursday 4:00pm, CC204A

Our Great Grandfather: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Kathryn Cramer (M), Linda J. Dunn, Laura Frankos

Thursday 4:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Frank Parker

Thursday 4:00pm, M407

Video: Scary Movie

Thursday 4:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Bugs Bunny Tribute

Different directors and their perspectives on how to direct a Bugs Bunny carton.

Thursday 4:00pm, M5 Grand A-F

Opening Ceremonies

What do Ben and Debby Franklin, the SFWA Musketeers, and some characters from Monty Python have to do with the Millennium Philcon? Come see and help us get the convention off with a "BONG!" (No pies will be killed during the Opening Ceremonies.)

Greg Bear, Mark L. Blackman, Greg Blog, Bridget Boyle, Todd Dashoff, Gardner Dozois, Esther Friesner, Becky Kaplowitz, Ira A. Kaplowitz, Elizabeth Moon, Ron Ontell, Val Ontell, Kevin P. Roche, George H. Scithers, Delia Turner, Laura Underwood, Lew Wolkoff, Stephen Youll

Thursday 4:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Gary D. McGath

Thursday 4:30pm, M401

Nick Danger(Radio Room)

Not part of the cycle, but still a favorite.

Thursday 5:00pm, CC101

Camp Franklin Closes (Camp Franklin)

Thursday 5:00pm, CC104A

Friends Don't Let Friends Run Worldcons: Worldcon Chairs Discuss Worldcon

Anthony R. Lewis, Tom Veal, Tom Whitmore (M)

Thursday 5:00pm, CC105A


Josepha Sherman

Thursday 5:00pm, CC106A


Christy Hardin Smith

Thursday 5:00pm, CC106B


M. K. Fuller

Thursday 5:00pm, CC110B

SIG: LexFA: Lexington, KY, Fantasy Association

Join us for a great free-form, multi-part conversation about whatever comes up. The scattered members of LexFA will be gathering from across the continent, some of us for the first time in years.

Thursday 5:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Catherine Asaro, Mike Moscoe

Thursday 5:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Fan

Docent Tour: Fan Exhibits

Mike Resnick

Thursday 5:00pm, CC201B

Evolution of Online Communities: How Did They Start? Where Are They Going?

Tom Galloway, Saul Jaffe, Wilma Meier (M), Vera Nazarian, Sharon Sbarsky

Thursday 5:00pm, CC202B

H.P. Lovecraft in the 21st Century

He's in Penguin Classics and even in the Library of America. HPL has clearly crossed over from genre into Literature. An examination of the state of things Lovecraftian, current critical opinion, scholarship, etc., with some consideration of why Lovecraft, unlike his contemporaries, has achieved such exalted status.

Lillian Stewart Carl, Jael, J. B. Post (M), Darrell Schweitzer

Thursday 5:00pm, CC203A

The Aging of SF: A Discussion

Is science fiction changing in ways that no longer appeal to a younger audience?

Gregory Benford, Judith Berman, David G. Hartwell

Thursday 5:00pm, CC203B

Time Machines, Alien Invasions, and Invisible Men: the Legacy of H.G. Wells

James Cambias, Craig Engler, Paul Levinson (M), Art Widner

Thursday 5:00pm, CC204A

The Art of World Building: An Overview of Worldbuilding Panels

Over the course of the convention, a series of panels will create a world, its ecosystem, and its inhabitants. But first we discuss the art and practice of worldbuilding. How do you go about worldbuilding? What are the ground rules? What research do you need to do? What if you know the physics but the biology is a complete mystery (or vice versa)?

N. Taylor Blanchard, Hal Clement, Arlen P. Walker (M)

Thursday 5:00pm, CC204B

Across the Commonwealth: The SF Renaissance in the UK, Australia, and Canada

There seems to be an SF resurgence going on in the UK and in the British Commonwealth. When one talks about the major figures in SF, names like Banks, MacLeod, Baxter, Hamilton, Sawyer, McMullen, Reynolds, and others come to mind. The panel discusses SF in the English-speaking world beyond the US.

Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Cory Doctorow, Paul J. McAuley, Sean McMullen, Robert J. Sawyer

Thursday 5:00pm, CC204C

From Torturing Villains to Screaming Queens: How Does SF/F Treat G/L/B/T Characters

The Spectrum Awards will be given out at the beginning of the panel discussion. How far beyond the common stereotypes have we gone with G/L/B/T characters? Is the "gay character" still just a standard stock figure? Are there places G/L/B/T characters have yet to go? Have changes in the portrayal and treatment of G/L/B/T characters in SF/F kept pace or outdistanced those in the real world? Or is the genre behind the curve?

Thomas Atkinson, Lisa DuMond, Steve Pagel (M), Don Sakers, Delia Sherman

Thursday 5:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Gary Ehrlich, Erica Neely

Thursday 5:30pm, CC105A


Peter J. Heck

Thursday 5:30pm, CC106A


Joe Haldeman

Thursday 5:30pm, CC106B


Tom Purdom

Thursday 5:30pm, CC304

Green Room Closes

Thursday 5:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Benjamin Newman

Thursday 5:30pm, M407

Video: Devil's Advocate

Thursday 6:00pm, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Closes

Thursday 6:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show/Print Shop Open

Thursday 6:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Meet and Greet

Greg Bear, Susan T. Casper, Gardner Dozois, Esther Friesner, George H. Scithers, Jamie S. Warren Youll, Stephen Youll

Thursday 6:00pm, CC2 Masq Reg

Masquerade Registration Closes

Thursday 6:00pm, CC2 Site Select

Site Selection Closes

Thursday 6:00pm, CC201C


Fans play on a team with one of our Hugo Award- winning artists as players sketch visual clues to SF-related words and terms while the rest of their team tries to guess the word or term. The best fan players get to keep the sketches!

Bob Eggleton, Teddy Harvia

Thursday 6:00pm, CC202B

Catherine Mintz Reads New, Original Fiction by Kathy Tyers

Thursday 6:00pm, CC203B

Ghost Stories vs. Serial Killers: Must Horror Be Supernatural?

Does horror fiction have to be supernatural? If not, doesn't that just make it a subset of crime/suspense fiction?

Craig Shaw Gardner (M), John Passarella, James Van Pelt

Thursday 6:00pm, CC204A

Star Trek Aliens and Cultures

Star Trek has given us a number of alien cultures. Of these, the Klingons have the most passionate fans, though Romulans, Vulcans, and others have their own fans. The panel looks at Star Trek's aliens, the cultures created for them, and the fan phenomena they've generated.

Kevin Geiselman, Saul Jaffe, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Lawrence Schoen, Susan Shwartz

Thursday 6:00pm, CC307

Media Room Closes

Thursday 6:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Matt G. Leger

Thursday 6:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Marc S. Glasser

Thursday 7:00pm, CC202B

Political Fantasy? A West Wing Discussion

Robert Devney, Daniel Kimmel, Timothy E. Liebe, Terry A. McGarry, Melinda Snodgrass (M)

Thursday 7:00pm, CC203B

The Problem of Spike

Keith R. A. DeCandido, Wendie Old, Susan Sizemore, Ben Yalow (M)

Thursday 7:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Erica Neely

Thursday 7:00pm, M415

A Parents' Guide to Gaming

What are the various genres of gaming all about? How do they differ and how are they similar? We will examine RPGS, LARPS, CCGs, Strategy/Tactical, Miniatures and Board Games, with special attention to parents' concerns and particularly the benefits to children to be derived from participating in these activities.

Lavelle Harmon (M), Lottie Hashem, Benjamin Newman

Thursday 7:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Leslie Fish

Thursday 7:45pm, M407

Video: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Thursday 8:00pm, CC109A

Teen Lounge Closes

Thursday 8:00pm, CC2 Information

Information Closes

Thursday 8:00pm, CC2 Registration

Registration Closes

Thursday 8:00pm, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Closes

Thursday 8:00pm, CC202B

Poetry Jam: An Open-Mike Poetry Reading:

Timons Esaias

Thursday 8:00pm, CC203A

How the Masquerade Judging Works

Marty Gear, Rob Himmelsbach, Sandra G. Pettinger

Thursday 8:00pm, CC203B

Beyond Men in Tights: Comics without Superheroes

Not all comic books are about guys (or gals) in flashy underwear who fly around and catch criminals. In addition to the explorations of horror and fantasy featured in DC's Vertigo imprint, some small publishers still permit artists to expand the "underground" tradition of the '60s. Kyle Baker's "Why I Hate Saturn," "Love and Rockets," by the Hernandez brothers, Dan Clowes' "Eightball," "Strangers in Paradise" -- your local comic book store is still a haven for alternative artists and writers to tell it like it is. Come to this panel and share your ideas about your favorite Really Cool Stuff.

Brenda W. Clough (M), Keith R. A. DeCandido, Daniel P. Dern, Brad W. Foster, Lawrence Watt-Evans

Thursday 8:00pm, CC204A

So You Want to Win a Million (round 1)

Use your knowledge of SF-related topics and your lifelines to come up with the correct Final Answers and you could walk out of this item with one million Turkish Lira in your pocket. See your newspaper's exchange rate listings for just how rich you'd be!

Chris Barkley

Thursday 8:00pm, CC204B

Dialogue on Life, the Universe and Writing

Lois McMaster Bujold, Lillian Stewart Carl

Thursday 8:00pm, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite "Officially" Opens - "Puppy Whelping Party"

Thursday 9:00pm, CC110B

SIG: WSFS Mark Protection Meeting - This meeting is open to any member of the Worldcon

Thursday 9:00pm, CC202B

Trivia for Chocolate

So you think you know SF trivia? Put your mouth where your mouth is and win a piece of chocolate for every question you can correctly answer first. Top scorers get preference for being contestants trying to Win Tom Galloway's Money on Friday.

Mark L. Olson

Thursday 9:00pm, CC203A

Ask Doctor Mom

Muriel Hykes

Thursday 9:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Thursday 9:15pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Fantasia 2000

Thursday 9:45pm, M407

Video: Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy

Thursday 10:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show/Print Shop Close

Thursday 10:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Closes

Thursday 10:00pm, CC202B

Dramatic License or Mucking It Up: Movies Based on Books

We've all seen the results of the shift from page to screen, and we often think it isn't pretty. Is it just Hollywood "not getting it," or is there simply enough of a difference between page and screen that change is necessary. Are we so attached to our internal imagery that nothing on the screen will ever be right? With some high-profile films based on SF/F books coming this year, maybe we need to re-examine our expectations.

Ctein, Robert Devney, Sasha Miller, Keith J. Olexa, Melinda Snodgrass

Thursday 10:00pm, CC203A

Underground Horrors: Horror Small Press

The (hopefully) not-so-secret world of the horror small press. The majority of horror fiction, including most of the important books and virtually the entire short story market, exists independently of traditional New York publishing. How did this state of affairs come about? Is it a good thing or the only lifeboat left floating?

John Betancourt, Angela Kessler, Steve Pagel, Darrell Schweitzer (M)

Thursday 10:00pm, M307

Introduction to Filk

Solomon Davidoff, Matt G. Leger, J. Spencer Love, Paul Shuch, David Weingart (M)

Thursday 10:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Jazz Concert

Karen Penrose, Peter Suffredin

Thursday 10:00pm, M404

Open Filking Opens

Thursday 10:00pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading:

Keith R. A. DeCandido

Thursday 10:30pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: La Jetee

Thursday 11:00pm, M401

Tolkien Heads - The Hobbit(Radio Room)

Thursday 11:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: 12 Monkeys

Thursday 11:30pm, M407

Video: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, August 31

Friday 1:00am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Friday 1:15am, M407

Video: Mars Attacks

Friday 1:15am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Edward Scissorhands

Friday 2:00am, M690

Fan Lounge Closes

Friday 3:00am, M407

Video: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Friday 4:00am, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Closes

Friday 5:30am, M407

Video: Starship Troopers

Friday 7:30am, M307

SIG: Friends of Bill W.

Friday 7:45am, M407

Video: The Wizard of Oz

Friday 8:30am, M307

SIG: Weight Loss Support

Friday 9:00am, CC104A

Unorthodox Visions in Penn's Commonwealth (Academic)

James Dilbert, J. Gregory Keyes

Friday 9:00am, CC110A

Writing Exercises

Robert Nansel, Diane Turnshek (M)

Friday 9:00am, CC2 Information

Information Opens - Convention Info, Handicapped Services and Sign-ups

Friday 9:00am, CC2 Registration

Registration Opens

Friday 9:00am, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Opens - We Need Your Help to Make The Worldcon Run! Please Stop By and Volunteer

Friday 9:00am, CC307

Media Room Opens (for Press/Broadcast/Web Representatives)

Friday 9:00am, M1 Lobby (near Gift Shop)

Morning Walk Through Downtown, led by Tom Becker. Assemble by 8:55, leave by 9:05, Return 10:00

Tom Becker

Friday 9:30am, CC304

Green Room Opens

Friday 10:00am, CC101

Camp Franklin Opens - Theme "Science" (Camp Franklin)

Friday 10:00am, CC102A

Aliens Workshop (Camp Franklin)

Make your own alien creatures. Then let's build an adventuresome landscape for them.

Friday 10:00am, CC103A

WSFS Meeting

Open to all Worldcon members, the WSFS Business Meeting is where you can participate in the process of making and changing the official rules for the Hugo Awards and the selection of future Worldcons. The WSFS meetings are open to all members. Today's meeting is where we hear reports from committees, consider changes to the Standing Rules, and go through an initial round of setting debate times for amendments to the WSFS Constitution, and also where you can make nominations to the WSFS Mark Protection Committee. If there are items of business you want discussed at the main meetings later in the convention, make sure you attend today's meeting to keep the business from being dismissed from the agenda.

Friday 10:00am, CC104B

Ben Franklin: The Light of Reason and the Light of Alchemy (Academic)

J. Gregory Keyes, James Morrow

Friday 10:00am, CC105A


Tamora Pierce

Friday 10:00am, CC106A


James A. Stevens-Arce

Friday 10:00am, CC108B

Coming Attractions: Bantam

Anne Lesley Groell

Friday 10:00am, CC109A

ISAAC Interviews/Teen Lounge Opens

Friday 10:00am, CC110A

SIG: Science Fiction Poetry Association

This is the only organization for sf/f/h poets, both pros and fannish. Our meetings would be open to non-members.

Friday 10:00am, CC110B

SIG: Odyssey Writing Workshop Alumni Reunion

This is a chance for Odyssey Workshop graduates to meet and chat, and for people interested in Odyssey to come and ask questions. Completely unofficial.

Friday 10:00am, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show/Print Shop Open

Friday 10:00am, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Opens

Friday 10:00am, CC2 Masq Reg

Masquerade Registration Opens

Friday 10:00am, CC2 Site Select

Site Selection Opens

Site Selection is your chance to vote on the location of the 2004 World Science Fiction Convention. Stop by, pay the fee and vote. Voting ends Saturday at 6pm and the location of the 2004 Worldcon will be announced at the Sunday morning WSFS Business Meeting.

Friday 10:00am, CC201C

Slide Show: "Big Names" A Cautionary Tale About Fictional Trips to Well-Known Stars

Hal Clement

Friday 10:00am, CC202B

Introduction to Gripe Sessions: What We Can and Can't Fix

Todd Dashoff, Laurie Mann

Friday 10:00am, CC203A

Our Favorite SF and Fantasy: The Young Adult Perspective

Jared Dashoff, Haitham Jendoubi, Katherine Macdonald (M), Catherine McMullen, Bryan Zubalsky

Friday 10:00am, CC203B

Enjoying the Art Show: How to Get the Most Out of a Worldcon Art Show

A Worldcon art show can be overwhelming for fans used to the art shows at regional cons. There is so much to see that you can miss a lot. The panel provides advice for enhancing your experience and talks about several items in the current art show that you just shouldn't miss. It also explains how you can bid on art, how the auction works, and how you go about buying the piece you bid for.

Jane Frank, Barbara Higgins

Friday 10:00am, CC204B

From Gethen to Earthsea: The Works of Ursula K. Le Guin

John R. Douglas (M), M. K. Fuller, Karen Haber, Mary Soon Lee, Melissa Scott

Friday 10:00am, CC204C

SF Professional Organizations: SFWA and ASFA

Sharon Lee (M), Teresa Patterson

Friday 10:00am, L4 Congress A

SF Writing Workshop

Catherine Asaro, Judith Berman, Nicholas A. DiChario, Geary Gravel, Charles Ryan

Friday 10:00am, M406

Alien Worlds(Radio Room)

Family audio drama from the mid-70s.

Friday 10:00am, M407

Video: Friday Morning Cartoons: Pocket Dragon Adventures

Friday 10:00am, M408-409

Anime: Star Blazers: The Comet Empire 1-6 (G, Dubbed)

Classic anime from Japan. It is the year 2201 and the galaxy is threatened by a massive warship disguised as a comet.

Friday 10:30am, CC105A


Forrest J. Ackerman

Friday 10:30am, CC106B


Jody Lynn Nye

Friday 11:00am, CC104A

The Art of Developing Character Histories in RPGs

After the dice have been rolled, gamers breathe life into their creations by creating character histories. What makes for a good character history? Is a past full of tragedy important? How do the numbers you rolled affect the creation of your character's history? How much input should game masters have? Did you remember to include some hooks for your game master to tie your history to her world and the current life of your character?

James Cambias, Greg Costikyan (M), Steve Jackson, Sasha Miller

Friday 11:00am, CC105A


Michael Swanwick

Friday 11:00am, CC106A


Stephen Chambers

Friday 11:00am, CC108B

Baen Books Traveling Slide Show (with Door Prizes!)

Toni Weisskopf

Friday 11:00am, CC110A

Running an Artist's Digital and Class Media Studio on a Shoestring

Cortney Skinner

Friday 11:00am, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Gardner Dozois, Walter Jon Williams

Friday 11:00am, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Opens

Friday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Auc

Fantiques Roadshow

Fantiques Roadshow is a participatory activity - all you need to do is bring along an item with some sort of SF significance (book, art, fannish item or collectible) and see if it's worth anything. The first part of Fantiques Roadshow is an informal appraisal of items at tables in the auction area. The appraisers will select a few items to bring up to the front table during the second part of the show.

Jane Frank, Rusty Hevelin, Joe Siclari, Jerry Weist

Friday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Karen Haber, Anne Harris, Stanley Schmidt, Robert Silverberg, Bud Sparhawk

Friday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Demo

SF Art Demo: How to Do Covers and Illustrations and Get the Job

Joe Bergeron

Friday 11:00am, CC201A

Space and Sensibility: SF Fans Appreciate Jane Austen

Jane Austen is very popular with a large segment of the SF community, and her works have influenced a number of writers.

Ellen Asher, Lois McMaster Bujold, Richard Garfinkle, Amy Thomson (M), Connie Willis

Friday 11:00am, CC201B

Babylon 5 and Deep Space 9: A Look Back

Chris Barkley, Michael A. Burstein (M), Jeanne M. Cavelos, Inge Heyer, Josepha Sherman

Friday 11:00am, CC201C

Gernsback Continuum Revisited: Retro-visionary Future Along Route 66 (with a Side Trip to Area 51)

Ernest Lilley

Friday 11:00am, CC202B

Writers Who Filk & Filkers Who Write

Joe Haldeman, Larry Niven, David Weingart (M)

Friday 11:00am, CC203A

Bucking the Corporate Fantasy Trend

Lisa A. Barnett, Terry Bisson (M), Ellen Kushner

Friday 11:00am, CC203B

Cover Art and Interior Illos: the Artists' Views

We often look at cover art and interior illustrations from the writer's perspective or the fan's perspective -- often complaining about what wasn't quite right. Here, the artists will discuss their take on the issue. How familiar do they feel they need to be with the work? How do they chose what in a book to illustrate for the cover? How faithful does the cover have to be -- should it be a snapshot from the book, or should it just be something that captures the feel?

Jim Burns, Colleen Doran, Omar Rayyan, Michael Whelan (M)

Friday 11:00am, CC204A

Galactic Geographic: A Guided Tour

Karl Kofoed

Friday 11:00am, CC204B

Worldbuilding 101: Creating a Planet

Gregory Benford (M), Hal Clement, Yoji Kondo

Friday 11:00am, CC204C

A World-Wide Endeavor: Science Fiction from Around the Globe

Charles N. Brown (M), Tobias Buckell, Kir Bulychev, Yuri Mironets, Vera Nazarian

Friday 11:00am, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Eve Ackerman, Jack L. Chalker, N. Taylor Blanchard, Julie Czerneda

Friday 11:00am, M307

Book Discussion: The Naked Sunby Isaac Asimov

Stephen C. Fisher

Friday 11:00am, M406

The Island of Doctor Moreau(Radio Room)

A live production from the Atlanta Radio Theatre.

Friday 11:00am, M407

Video: Cinderella

Friday 11:00am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Friday 11:15am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Chicken Run (2001 Hugo Nominee)

Friday 11:30am, CC102A

Motors (Camp Franklin)

Build an electric motor out of simple parts. (No taking apart the appliances when you get home!)

Michael Mansfield,

Friday 11:30am, CC102B

Computer Bugs with Myra (Camp Franklin)

Make your own computer bugs out of computer parts. All materials included.

Friday 11:30am, CC105A


Jeffrey A. Carver

Friday 11:30am, CC106A


Wendy Snow-Lang

Friday 11:30am, CC106B


Pat Cadigan

Friday 11:30am, M408-409

Anime: Oh! My Goddess 1-5 (PG, Subtitled/Dubbed)

The hilarious exploits of a college student who orders out for dinner and ends up with a goddess instead!

Friday 12:00 noon, CC103C

SFWA Musketeers Swordfighting Demo

Lillian Stewart Carl, Brenda W. Clough, Doranna Durgin, Esther Friesner, Rachel Hartman, John G. Hemry, Elizabeth Moon, Vera Nazarian, Madeleine E. Robins, Selina Rosen, Kristine C. Smith, Delia Turner, Laura Underwood

Friday 12:00 noon, CC105A


Frederik Pohl

Friday 12:00 noon, CC106A


Cecilia Dart-Thornton

Friday 12:00 noon, CC106B


Delia Sherman

Friday 12:00 noon, CC108A

What Makes a Good Stage Costume? How To Make a Stunning Stage Presence

How it looks, how it moves, what story does it tell, and how to put your best foot forward.

John F. Hertz, Elaine Mami, Pierre E. Pettinger Jr (M), Sandra G. Pettinger, Sandy Swank

Friday 12:00 noon, CC108B

Win Tom Galloway's Money

If they're smart enough, quick enough, and lucky enough, some contestants will walk away with some of host Tom Galloway's American money. To do so, they'll have to beat first each other, and then Tom himself, at answering humorously-titled SF trivia questions.

Keith R. A. DeCandido, Tom Galloway (M)

Friday 12:00 noon, CC110A

SIG: Combined BWA and APA: NYU Collations

APA: NYU is a New York-based Amateur Press Association, now in its 28 year.

Marc S. Glasser

Friday 12:00 noon, CC110B

Nurturing Your Ish: The Care and Feeding of a Fanzine

The problems concerning a fanzine editor are very similar to those confronting an editor of a commercial magazine. Said editor must concern himself with issues such as attracting and keeping readers, attracting and keeping contributors, getting the time and money to work on an issue, the magazine's content and appearance, distribution of the zine, and I am sure dozens of others. A fanzine editor doesn't necessarily have to worry about a profit, or even breaking even.

Mike Glyer (M), Guy H. Lillian III, Richard Lynch, Mike Scott, Dick Smith

Friday 12:00 noon, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Gardner Dozois, Joe Haldeman

Friday 12:00 noon, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Jeffrey A. Carver, Glen Cook, Marvin Kaye, Kay Kenyon, Jeffrey D. Kooistra, George R. R. Martin, Robert J. Sawyer, Wen Spencer

Friday 12:00 noon, CC2 Exhibit Demo

Fan Art Jam

Brad W. Foster, Alexis Gilliland, Teddy Harvia, Sue Mason

Friday 12:00 noon, CC201A

Convention Planning Primer: Convention Publications

Michael R. Nelson, Sharon Sbarsky, Diana Thayer

Friday 12:00 noon, CC201B

Writing for TV: A Dialog

Marc Zicree, author of the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episode "Far Beyond the Stars," as well as episodes of The Next Generation, Babylon 5, and sliders, discusses writing for TV with movie critic Dan Kimmel.

Daniel Kimmel, Marc Zicree

Friday 12:00 noon, CC201C

Publishing in the 21st Century: How Has Cover Art Changed?

Bob Eggleton (M), Jamie S. Warren Youll, Michael Whelan, Paul Youll, Stephen Youll

Friday 12:00 noon, CC202B

Fandom in the Fifties: WSFS Inc. and All That Jazz

How was fandom developing (changing? evolving?) in the Eisenhower years? Were fannish cultures and politics as stagnant as those of the mundane world? What was going on in the convention arena?

Rusty Hevelin, Ray Faraday Nelson, Art Widner

Friday 12:00 noon, CC203A

Another Universe: Writing Media-Based Tie-Ins

How does writing media tie-ins differ from writing other types of works? What are the differences between writing tie-ins that are closely tied to the source (for example, novelizations of movies) vs. novels that are related to a media series (Star Trek or Star Wars novels)?

Ginjer Buchanan, Jeanne M. Cavelos, Allen Dean Foster, Craig Shaw Gardner

Friday 12:00 noon, CC204A

America's Best Comics

Alan Moore isn't the only great comic book writer in the Western World, but many of his fans find the above imprint for his one-man comic book company is titled appropriately. Moore revolutionized comic book paradigms in the '80s with his cinema-verite graphic novels: Watchmen and V for Vendetta. Today, his Promethea series continues to stretch the envelope of what's possible in the comic book medium. But with Kurt Busiek, Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison, and J.M. DeMatteis all busy writing, Alan has a run for his money in making the "ABC" imprint live up to its title. (Neil Gaiman may throw his hat back into the ring, someday, too!)

Lenny Bailes (M), Larry Niven, James C. Shooter, Dani Zweig

Friday 12:00 noon, CC204B

Punctuated Equilibrium, Hopeful Monsters, and Darwin's Radio: How Evolution Works

Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear (M), Samuel Scheiner

Friday 12:00 noon, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald, Claire Eddy, Laura Anne Gilman

Friday 12:00 noon, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Opens

Friday 12:00 noon, M307

Book Discussion: Vanishing Actsedited by Ellen Datlow

John J. Kessel

Friday 12:00 noon, M4 Franklin A

Pagan Concert: Music from the Goddess

Friday 12:00 noon, M406

The Martian Chronicles(Radio Room)

Five radio dramas from the early 50s, compiled by Paul Wunder and Max Schmid to emulate Bradbury's book.

Friday 12:00 noon, M690

Fan Lounge Opens

Friday 12:15pm, M407

Video: Destination Moon

Friday 12:30pm, CC105A


Roger MacBride Allen

Friday 12:30pm, CC106A


Laura Frankos

Friday 12:30pm, CC106B


Derryl Murphy

Friday 12:30pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Friday 1:00pm, CC101

Video: Ben and Me (Camp Franklin)

A mouse tells his story of how he guided Benjamin Franklin to success and prominence.

Friday 1:00pm, CC102B

A Tour of the Solar System (Camp Franklin)

Join Inge Heyer on a multimedia trip through the Solar System.

Inge Heyer

Friday 1:00pm, CC104B

Radical Philadelphia Visions: Benjamin Franklin and Scott Nearing (Academic)

Jesse Lemisch PhD, James Young

Friday 1:00pm, CC105A


Catherine Asaro

Friday 1:00pm, CC106A


David Marusek

Friday 1:00pm, CC106B


Scott Edelman

Friday 1:00pm, CC108B

Coming Attractions: Del Rey

Steve Saffel

Friday 1:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto

Autographing - Guests of Honor

Greg Bear, Gardner Dozois, Esther Friesner, George H. Scithers, Stephen Youll

Friday 1:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Demo

Book Binding Demo

Kent Brewster

Friday 1:00pm, CC201A

So You Want to Start Your Own Convention: Advice from Experienced Conrunners

Ann Cecil, Joe Siclari (M), Eric M. Van, Tom Whitmore

Friday 1:00pm, CC201B

The British Illustration Contingent: Art in the UK

Paul Barnett, Jim Burns (M), Fred Gambino, Alan Lynch, Chris Moore

Friday 1:00pm, CC201C

Slide Show: Writing and Illustrating Fairy Tales

Ruth Sanderson

Friday 1:00pm, CC202B

Are the Editor and Copyeditor the Writer's Enemies ... or Best Friends?

Debra Doyle, Eleanor Lang, Terry A. McGarry (M), Michelle Sagara West, Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Friday 1:00pm, CC203A

Beyond Stephen King: A Look at Contemporary Horror

Pat Cadigan, Ellen Datlow, P. C. Hodgell (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans

Friday 1:00pm, CC203B

Liberty and Other Inalienable Rights: Will Basic Rights Change in the Future?

Terence Chua, John Pomeranz (M), Christy Hardin Smith, Christine Valada

Friday 1:00pm, CC204A

An Astounding View: The Future as Seen By SF of the '30s and '40s

Roger MacBride Allen, Leah Zeldes Smith, Walter Jon Williams (M)

Friday 1:00pm, CC204B

Growing Up With Us: Children's Books We Still Love as Adults

Some children's books survive the test of time in more ways than one: notonly are they read by new generations of children, but they continue to be read and re-read by those same children when they grow up. The great "children's books" -- Narnia, The Hobbit, Alice, The Golden Compass, Harry Potter -- can be read and appreciated by adults as well as children. What differentiates these from the children's books we lay aside (and which disappoint us when we try to return to them as adults)?

Ellen Asher, Tamora Pierce (M), Jo Walton, Andrew Wheeler, Toni Anzetti

Friday 1:00pm, CC204C

The Classics of Alternate History

The Sidewise Award will be presented at the start of this session. The panel discusses the classics of alternate history and discusses what makes a superior alternate history novel. What are the great novels? How well do they examine the historical turning point? Is getting the history right in an alternate history novel more important than getting the science right in a hard SF novel?

Suzanne Alles Blom (M), Michael Dobson, Evelyn C. Leeper, Paul J. McAuley, Harry Turtledove

Friday 1:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Yoji Kondo, Simon R. Green, Susan Shwartz

Friday 1:00pm, L4 Congress A

Creating Alien Languages: A Workshop

Create an alien language in only three hours.

Elizabeth Barrette, Haitham Jendoubi, Stanley Schmidt (M), Lawrence Schoen

Friday 1:00pm, M411-412

What God Plays In Your Universe: Music for Your Game World

Stephen Brinich, Lee Gold, Steve Jackson (M)

Friday 1:00pm, M415

Campaign Basics I and II

"Behind the Scenes and Who Was That Masked Man?." What are the "big picture" ideas one needs to develop when creating a role-playing campaign? What can the GM do to make this fictional world come alive for the players? Build your campaign from the ground up. What can both the GM and players do to bring their characters to life?

Andrew Adams, James Cambias, Shanti Fader, Keith J. Olexa (M)

Friday 1:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Fantasia

Friday 1:00pm, M690 - Fan Lounge

Fanzine Fandom Today

Arthur Hlavaty, Hope Leibowitz, Vicki Rosenzweig, Joyce Scrivner, Robert Whitaker Sirignano

Friday 1:30pm, CC105A


Anne Harris

Friday 1:30pm, CC106A


Rick Wilber

Friday 1:45pm, M407

Video: Longer Than You Think -- 1950s PSFS Worldcon Home Movie

Friday 2:00pm, CC102B

Belly Dancing (Camp Franklin)

Dr. Karen teaches an introduction to Bellydancing.

Karen Purcell

Friday 2:00pm, CC103C

Regency Dance

John F. Hertz

Friday 2:00pm, CC104A

Writing SF for Young Readers

Julie Czerneda (M), Robert J. Sawyer, Isaac Szpindel, James Van Pelt, Pat York

Friday 2:00pm, CC104B

Philadelphia Visions: Saints and Baseball (Academic)

Jan Bogstad, Rick Wilber

Friday 2:00pm, CC105A


Stephen Baxter

Friday 2:00pm, CC106A


Melissa Scott

Friday 2:00pm, CC106B


Douglas Smith

Friday 2:00pm, CC108B

Coming Attractions: Ace/Penguin/Putnam

Ginjer Buchanan, Anne Sowards

Friday 2:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

James Patrick Kelly, Sheila Williams, Connie Willis

Friday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

Ken Warren

Friday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auc

SFWA Emergency Fund Auction

Peter J. Heck, Ellen Klages

Friday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Catherine Asaro, Lois McMaster Bujold, Lillian Stewart Carl, Gregory Frost, Barry N. Malzberg, Kate Elliott, Katya Reimann, Mike Resnick, Robert Charles Wilson

Friday 2:00pm, CC2 Masq Reg

Masquerade Registration Closes

Friday 2:00pm, CC201A

We'll Put on a Show! What It Takes to Stage a Masquerade

Some of the top East Coast Masquerade directors tell you all the disparate pieces that have to come together to make a con's big production (with no or little rehearsal and a pick-up cast!).

Jill Eastlake (M), Marty Gear, Carl Mami, Sandy Swank, Victoria Warren

Friday 2:00pm, CC201B

From Beer-Powered Rockets to Human-Powered Computers: Strange Technological Twists in SF

Richard Garfinkle, Sharon Lee, Sean McMullen

Friday 2:00pm, CC201C

Slide Show

Don Maitz

Friday 2:00pm, CC202B

Previously in Philadelphia: the 1947 and 1953 Worldcons

Jay Kay Klein, E. M. Korshak, Hal Lynch, Frederik Pohl, Jack Speer (M)

Friday 2:00pm, CC203A

Godzilla Past, Present, and Future

Forty-seven years ago, Japan produced its entry into the giant monster genre -- Godzilla. The film has spawned numerous sequels -- some good, some notso good -- and the series itself has reinvented its own past several times. The panel looks at the past and future of Godzilla, that most durable of monsters.

Bob Eggleton, Kevin Geiselman, Daniel Kimmel, Jim Mann (M)

Friday 2:00pm, CC203B

Hidden Lovecraft - Mythos in Popular Culture

Terence Chua, Greg Costikyan, Thomas Harlan (M), Darrell Schweitzer

Friday 2:00pm, CC204A

The New Wave: A Look Back

George R. R. Martin, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Robert Silverberg, Norman Spinrad, Michael Swanwick (M)

Friday 2:00pm, CC204B

Working Together: How Artists Can Collaborate

Paul Youll, Stephen Youll

Friday 2:00pm, CC204C

Changing Views of the Space Program

How have our impressions of the space program changed over the years? The panel looks at the way we've viewed space travel from the 1940s till now, from before the first satellite to the space shuttle and the International Space Station.

N. Taylor Blanchard, Hal Clement (M), Yoji Kondo, Cassie Krahe, Bryan Zubalsky

Friday 2:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Warren Lapine, Larry Lewis, Nancy Kress, Yuri Mironets

Friday 2:00pm, M307

Book Discussion: Darwin's Radioby Greg Bear

Farah Mendlesohn

Friday 2:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Joe Haldeman

Friday 2:00pm, M690 - Fan Lounge

Online with Fanzine Fandom

Lenny Bailes, Frank Lunney, Geri Sullivan, Ted White

Friday 2:15pm, M407

Video: Inner Space

Friday 2:30pm, CC105A


Tony Daniel

Friday 2:30pm, CC106A


Shane Tourtellotte

Friday 2:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Merav Hoffman

Friday 2:30pm, M406

Brave New World(Radio Room)

A 1956 production from the CBS Radio Workshop narrated by Aldous Huxley, with a score by Bernard Herrmann.

Friday 2:30pm, M408-409

Anime: Cartoons by Tex Avery

Some of the zaniest cartoons ever made. This director is known for his fast-paced and precisely timed comical cartoons.

Friday 3:00pm, CC101

Reading (Camp Franklin)

Eleanor Lang,

Friday 3:00pm, CC105A


Mary Soon Lee

Friday 3:00pm, CC106A


Nicholas A. DiChario

Friday 3:00pm, CC106B


Cecilia Tan

Friday 3:00pm, CC108B

Coming Attractions: DAW

Debra J. Euler

Friday 3:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Robert J. Sawyer

Friday 3:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Barbara Chepaitis, Linda J. Dunn, Larry Niven, John Passarella, James C. Shooter, S. M. Stirling, Michael Swanwick

Friday 3:00pm, CC201A

Under-Plundered Mythologies: Other Sources for Fantasy and Science Fiction

The Incas, the Mayas, Sub-Saharan Africa (I know that covers a lot of cultures), the West Indies, Polynesia, Iceland, and various other third-world regions have mythologies that haven't seeped very far into F/SF yet.

Kir Bulychev, Shanti Fader, Jane M. Lindskold (M), Mike Resnick, Josepha Sherman

Friday 3:00pm, CC201B

What Makes a Good Cult TV Show?

From Blake's 7 and Red Dwarf to Brimstone, Sapphire and Steel to She-Wolf of London: short-lived shows that pushed boundaries and that ended toosoon. What about these shows inspired their fans? Will the availability of cult TV on video and DVD make them more cultish or less?

Adina Adler, Michael A. Burstein, Kimberly Ann Kindya, George R. R. Martin, Len Wein

Friday 3:00pm, CC201C

Slide Show

Joe Bergeron

Friday 3:00pm, CC202B

The Well-Read Fan: What Current Fanzines Should All Well-Read Fans Be Reading?

The panel discusses the best current fanzines as well as some classic fanzines.

Brad W. Foster, Nicki Lynch, Leah Zeldes Smith (M), Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Friday 3:00pm, CC203A

As You Know, Bob: The Positives and Negatives of Info Dumps in Writing

James D. Macdonald, Betsy Mitchell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Bud Sparhawk

Friday 3:00pm, CC204A

Philadelphia's Own Grandmaster: An Appreciation of L. Sprague de Camp

Michael K. Brett-Surman, Sean McMullen, George H. Scithers (M), Harry Turtledove

Friday 3:00pm, CC204B

Where Has the Future Gone?

Increasingly, time travel, historical settings, nostalgia, retro/pastiche futures and revisitations of old sf tropes are filling the magazine and novel pages. A look at Asimov's and F& SF for the year 2000 shows that less than one in four sf stories is set in a freshly imagined future. Why is so much sf at the turn of the new millennium looking backward?

Gardner Dozois, James Patrick Kelly (M), John J. Kessel, Gordon Van Gelder

Friday 3:00pm, CC204C

The Heirs of Philip K. Dick: Jeter, Powers, Blaylock

Jim Freund, David G. Hartwell, Louise Marley, Eric M. Van (M), Andrew Wheeler

Friday 3:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

J. B. Post

Friday 3:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Terry Bisson, David Sherman, Pat Cadigan, Jeffrey A. Carver

Friday 3:00pm, M307

Releasing Your Inner Music

Denise Gendron

Friday 3:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Valerie Housden

Friday 3:00pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading:

David B. Coe

Friday 3:30pm, CC101

Camp Franklin Closes for Pool Party (Reminder: If Your Kids Aren't Going, Pick Them Up at 3:30)

Join Camp Franklin's field trip to the Marriott pool for an hour of water fun. All participants must have signed permission slips to participate. All children should be picked up from the pool (seventh floor of the Marriott) by 5:00pm.

Friday 3:30pm, CC105A


Katya Reimann

Friday 3:30pm, CC106A


Susan Shwartz

Friday 3:30pm, CC106B


Donald Kingsbury

Friday 3:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Daniel Glasser, Melissa Glasser

Friday 3:30pm, M406

By His Bootstraps(Radio Room)

Starring Richard Dreyfuss. One of Heinlein's many masterpieces; this one produced by Yuri Rasovsky, winner of a special Nebula Award this year.

Friday 4:00pm, CC103C

Presenting Your Costume

Esther Friesner shows all about the art of showing your costume to its best advantage: movement, display, and using the whole stage.

Esther Friesner, Kimberly Ann Kindya

Friday 4:00pm, CC104A

Suzie McKee Charnas, Joanna Russ, Suzette Haden Elgin (Academic)

Jan Bogstad, Farah Mendlesohn

Friday 4:00pm, CC104B

Franklin's Genius and the Genius of Science Fiction (Academic)

David Brin, J. Gregory Keyes, James Morrow

Friday 4:00pm, CC105A


Michelle Sagara West

Friday 4:00pm, CC106A


Paul Levinson

Friday 4:00pm, CC106B


Kate Elliott

Friday 4:00pm, CC108A

Fen Abroad - A Look at Fan Funds

Naomi C. Fisher, Janice Gelb (M), Victor Gonzalez, Sue Mason, Pat Molloy

Friday 4:00pm, CC108B

Coming Attractions: Roc

Laura Anne Gilman, Jennifer E. Heddle

Friday 4:00pm, CC110B

SIG: LED, laser, and Flash Light Enhancements for Costume

For anyone interested in practical wiring of costume or gadgets for con display. This session will provide parts and battery power for hands on learning and advice on the how-to of lighting in fabric, staffs, wands, headpieces, and anything you want to wear or display. Easy, very effective, and you get to keep the parts. No fee. Need help with something, bring it. The presentation level will be bottom line basic, no expert help required, please. 15 people max.

Friday 4:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Stephen Baxter

Friday 4:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Scott Edelman, Jane M. Lindskold, Lee Martindale, Terry A. McGarry, Elizabeth Moon

Friday 4:00pm, CC201A

Campbell Award Nominees: How We Broke into the Field

James Cambias, Thomas Harlan, Douglas Smith, Kristine C. Smith, Jo Walton

Friday 4:00pm, CC201B

The Writer in the High Castle: The Works of Philip K. Dick Note new day and time

John R. Douglas (M), Ray Faraday Nelson, Steve Stiles, Robert Charles Wilson

Friday 4:00pm, CC201C

Slide Show

Barclay Shaw

Friday 4:00pm, CC202B

Famous Fannish Lawsuits and Scandals

Brian L. Burley, Jack L. Chalker, E. M. Korshak, Jack Speer (M)

Friday 4:00pm, CC203A

Clark Ashton Who? Great Forgotten Fantasy Authors

The fantasy shelves of today are dominated by a few writers, often writing 700-page-per-volume, multi-volume series. Gone are the days of Lin Carter's great Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series. The panel talks about the great, classic works of fantasy that the audience should comb bookstores (or the Internet) to find.

P. C. Hodgell (M), Marvin Kaye, James D. Macdonald, Darrell Schweitzer

Friday 4:00pm, CC203B

Con Running 101: Looking at Hotel Contracts

Ben Yalow

Friday 4:00pm, CC204A

PSFS Meeting

The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society is one of the oldest SF clubs in the country and was the catalyst for the Philadelphia in 2001 Worldcon bid. PSFS traditionally invites a speaker for its Friday meetings. Today, PSFS reaches across the state to Pittsburgh for its speaker, satiric SF writer William Tenn (also known as the former Penn State English professor Phil Klass).

Hugh Casey, William Tenn

Friday 4:00pm, CC204B

The DNA Publications Family: The Broad Spectrum of SF and Fantasy

John Betancourt, Angela Kessler, Warren Lapine (M), Andrew I. Porter

Friday 4:00pm, CC204C

The Art of Illustration: Illustrating Books

Is the art of illustrating books making a comeback? Why did interior illustrations -- often an important part of a book in the 19th century -- become so rare in the 20th century? The panel looks at the ways in which illustrations enhance and become part of a book and discusses shining examples.

N. Taylor Blanchard, Thomas Kidd, Charles Lang, Don Maitz, Cortney Skinner

Friday 4:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

Lois Tilton

Friday 4:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Jack McDevitt, Brenda W. Clough, George H. Scithers

Friday 4:00pm, L4 Congress A

Poetry Workshop

Timons Esaias, Joe Haldeman, Geoffrey A. Landis

Friday 4:00pm, M307

SIG: MENSA/Triple Nine (All members of high IQ societies welcome)

Muriel Hykes (M)

Friday 4:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Bill Sutton, Brenda Sutton

Friday 4:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Vision of Escaflowne 1-2 (PG, Subtitled)

The story of an ordinary girl who one day encounters an other-worldly beam of light and is transported to a land where some very strange things happen to be.

Friday 4:00pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading:

David Levine

Friday 4:15pm, M407

Video: Rocketship X-M

Friday 4:30pm, CC105A


Nancy Kress

Friday 4:30pm, CC106A


John Passarella

Friday 4:30pm, CC106B


Art Widner

Friday 4:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Mark Mandel

Friday 5:00pm, CC103C

Self Defense for Fans, or How notTo Be a Victim, Even If You Are a Klutz

We'll be demonstrating blocks and possibly light throws.

Eric Raymond

Friday 5:00pm, CC104A

Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collections (Academic)

Colleen Cahill, Hal Hall, Edward James, Fred Lerner, Thomas M. Whitehead

Friday 5:00pm, CC105A


Darrell Schweitzer

Friday 5:00pm, CC106A


Norman Spinrad

Friday 5:00pm, CC106B


Amy Thomson

Friday 5:00pm, CC110A

Collaboration Workshop: Exercises for Writers

Come prepared to write in small social groups. Planned exercises, discussions of infamous collaborations and contracts.

Cassie Krahe, Diane Turnshek, Bryan Zubalsky

Friday 5:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Jim Grimsley, David Marusek

Friday 5:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Hal Clement, Kathryn Cramer, Tony Daniel, David G. Hartwell, Kristine C. Smith

Friday 5:00pm, CC201A

Milford, Clarion, and the Evolution of SF Workshops

Judith Berman, Grant Carrington, Janice M. Eisen, Nalo Hopkinson, Richard P. Russo

Friday 5:00pm, CC201B

The Liar's Club

Pat Cadigan (M), Gardner Dozois, Janice Gelb, George R. R. Martin

Friday 5:00pm, CC201C

Slide Show

Thomas Kidd

Friday 5:00pm, CC203A

Historical Garb: When History, Fantasy and Imagination Collide

Is your 15th century SCA garb really accurate for Deryni or Darkover? Can you get away with using your fantasy hall costume at a historical re-enactment? And why not!

Monica Cellio, Susan de Guardiola, Rob Himmelsbach (M), Sandra G. Pettinger, Kevin P. Roche

Friday 5:00pm, CC203B

Protecting Your Collection: Advice for Collectors of Books, Art, Magazines, and Fanzines

Rusty Hevelin, Joe Siclari, Jerry Weist

Friday 5:00pm, CC204B

The First McDonald's on Epsilon V: What Parts of Our Culture Will We Bring With Us?

As we spread our wings to the stars, what parts of our culture will journey with us? What institutions and traditions will we carry to new worlds? Will those cultural trappings be American or other? Or are our cultural trappings tied to our current world and will we travel outward without them?

Cory Doctorow, Ellen Kushner, James Morrow, Severna Park, Mike Resnick (M)

Friday 5:00pm, CC204C

Sailing the Sea of Stars: The Interrelations Between SF and Naval Fiction

David Feintuch, John G. Hemry (M), Tom Purdom, Susan Shwartz, Tom Veal

Friday 5:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

Robert J. Sawyer

Friday 5:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Susan Sizemore, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Madeleine E. Robins, Ruth Sanderson

Friday 5:00pm, M307

Book Discussion: Probability Moonby Nancy Kress

Michelle Sagara West

Friday 5:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Jordin T. Kare

Friday 5:00pm, M5 Grand A-F

Jeff Walker Film Presentation

Trailer Park -- A Worldcon Tradition. Wall-to- wall trailers, teasers, clips and featurettes from upcoming science fiction, fantasy, horror, animated and other genre releases under one roof in one room at one time. You can be pretty sure it'll include Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone and Lord of the Rings as well as a few you're notexpecting. Gathered for MilPhil by veteran studio genre consultant and long-time Worldcon attendee Jeff Walker.

Jeff Walker

Friday 5:00pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading:

Laura Underwood

Friday 5:30pm, CC105A


Don Sakers

Friday 5:30pm, CC106A


Steven Sawicki

Friday 5:30pm, CC106B


Jim Freund

Friday 5:30pm, CC304

Green Room Closes

Friday 5:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Paul Shuch

Friday 5:30pm, M407

Video: Harvey

Friday 6:00pm, CC104A

The Next Step for Games: Cell Phones, PDAs, and Other Frontiers

Greg Costikyan, Neil Harris

Friday 6:00pm, CC105A


Walter Jon Williams

Friday 6:00pm, CC106A


Rosemary Kirstein

Friday 6:00pm, CC108B

Chesley Awards

Esther Friesner, Teresa Patterson, Stephen Youll

Friday 6:00pm, CC110A

SIG: Farscape Informal Discussion Group

The staff of the non-profit on-line fan 'zine,, invite fellow fans (or curious on-lookers) to be part of a group discussion focusing on the past, present and future of the SciFi Channel's critically acclaimed series, Farscape. is a highly popular website within the Farscape fan community, featuring exclusive interviews and detailed informational resources surrounding the show. All species are welcome.

Friday 6:00pm, CC110B

SIG: Fans of the Secret Adventures of Jules Verne

Learn why you should watch this show when it goes into syndication!

Friday 6:00pm, CC2 Site Select

Site Selection Closes

Friday 6:00pm, CC203A

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: A Discussion of the Film

Takayuki Karahashi, Yukio Kikukawa

Friday 6:00pm, CC204A

Angelus, Spike, Dru, et al.: A Look at the Buffy Villains

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has given us a number of memorable baddies. The panelists discuss their favorites and how they fit into the great tradition of fantasy and horror villains.

Marty Gear, Simon R. Green, Nicki Lynch, Katya Reimann, Sarah Zettel (M)

Friday 6:00pm, CC307

Media Room Closes

Friday 6:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Barry Gold

Friday 6:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Lynn Gold

Friday 7:00pm, CC201C

An Anthropological Report on an Expedition to Mundania

Thomas Atkinson, Don Sakers

Friday 7:00pm, CC202B

Forty Years of Perry Rhodan

Uwe Anton

Friday 7:00pm, CC203B

What the Frell: A Look at Farscape

Keith R. A. DeCandido, Brad Ferguson (M), Jennifer Roberson, Toni Anzetti

Friday 7:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Gasaraki 1-4 (PG-13, Subtitled)

The flames of war explode in the Middle East as two shadow forces unleash monstrous weapons of mass destruction. But in a world where giant robots are real, the most dangerous weapon of all lies buried within a human mind.

Friday 7:15pm, M407

Video: Longer Than You Think -- 1950s PSFS Worldcon Home Movie

Friday 7:30pm, M407

Video: Alphaville

Friday 7:30pm, Other/Off site

Philadelphia Fantastic: Young Adult Authors Night, at Borders Book Shop, 1727 Walnut St.

Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald, Sheila Finch, Tamora Pierce

Friday 8:00pm, CC109A

Teen Lounge Closes

Friday 8:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show/Print Shop Close

Friday 8:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Closes

Friday 8:00pm, CC2 Information

Information Closes

Friday 8:00pm, CC2 Registration

Registration Closes

Friday 8:00pm, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Closes

Friday 8:00pm, CC203A

Introduction to Anime

jan howard finder (M), Colette Fozard, Merav Hoffman, Ilyana Mansfield

Friday 8:00pm, CC204A

Fannish Feud

We've surveyed 100 fans on various topics. Come see if members of two competing teams can come up with the most common survey responses.

Craig Shaw Gardner (M)

Friday 8:00pm, M307

SIG: Jewish Services

Janice Gelb

Friday 8:30pm, M5 Grand A-F

Retro Hugos Awards

The Retro Hugo Awards honor "the best" of 1950.

Esther Friesner

Friday 9:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Rock Concert: Venus Moon & The Gas Giants

Friday 9:00pm, M404

Open Filk

Friday 9:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Beany and Cecil (PG)

Classic animation from the Screen Gems library.

Friday 9:15pm, M407

Video: Dark Star

Friday 9:30pm, M5 Grand A-F

Greg Bear's Guest of Honor Talk

Greg Bear

Friday 10:00pm, M403

Filk: Up Against the Wall! (Revolutionary Song-themed Filk Circle)

Gary D. McGath

Friday 10:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Golden Boy 1-6 (R, Dubbed)

Kintaro is a computer programmer who works at a company of all women, and the risque hilarity of how he keeps ending up on his feet goes from there...

Friday 10:00pm, M411-412

Filk: The Horror, The Horror -- Songs About Monsters, Demons and Other Nasty Things

Terence Chua

Friday 10:00pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading (Erotica - Adults Only Please)

Elspeth Potter

Friday 10:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Rock Concert: The Red Masque

Friday 10:30pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: 1950 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo Winner (time approximate after event)

Friday 10:30pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading (Erotica - Adults Only Please)

K. A. Kristiensen

Friday 10:45pm, M407

Video: The Lathe of Heaven

Friday 11:00pm, M307

SF Love Scenes

The group looks at great SF erotic love scenes. They discuss who does it well, and give examples. Panelists -- for amusement or instruction -- may also want to read examples of particularly bad ones.

Catherine Asaro, Cecilia Tan, Diane Turnshek

Friday 11:00pm, M406

Tolkien Heads - Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring(Radio Room)

Friday 11:45pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Saturday, September 1

Saturday Midnight, M4 Franklin A


Saturday Midnight, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Nosferatu (silent)

Live organ accompaniment supplied by George Akerley. Akerley is organist for the Philadelphia Phillies and is used to playing in scary, spooky situations. This is the vampire movie that set the standard.

Saturday 0:15am, M407

Video: Animal Farm(1999)

Saturday 1:00am, M408-409

Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion 1-4 (R, Subtitled)

Mankind is warned off of biotechnology experiments by "Angels" who descend one day and destroy several land masses. Humanity's only hope lies in the underground city and the EVA units.

Saturday 1:30am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Saturday 1:45am, M407

Video: The Wizard of Speed and Time

Saturday 1:45am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Shadow of the Vampire

Saturday 2:00am, M690

Fan Lounge Closes

Saturday 2:30am, M407

Video: Forbidden Planet

Saturday 3:00am, M408-409

Anime: Perfect Blue (R, Dubbed)

Pop singer Mima Kirigoe looks forward to a new career as an actress. When she lands a role in a murder mystery, her life begins to fall apart with terrible hallucinations. A bold, sexual suspense thriller.

Saturday 3:15am, M407

Video: Sphere

Saturday 4:00am, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Closes

Saturday 4:30am, M408-409

Anime: City Hunter (R, Subtitled)

Joe and Kaori are hired to protect the daughter of the presidential candidate of a Third World nation. They soon discover that the daughter is also the candidate's secret service agent. Little by little, Joe and Kaori uncover several dark secrets and start to piece together the plot against the candidate and his daughter.

Saturday 5:30am, M407

Video: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Saturday 6:00am, M408-409

Anime: Reboot 1 (G, Subtitled)

Ever wonder what happens to your computer when you switch it on? This 3-D adventure takes you on an odyssey of epic proportions into worlds never explored before. Follow our heroes, Dot, Enzo, Mouse, AndrAla, and Phong into the uncharted reaches of the Web, where the search for a lost friend turns into a high-tech battle for survival.

Saturday 7:30am, M307

SIG: Friends of Bill W.

Saturday 8:00am, M408-409

Anime: Astro Boy 1 (G)

In the distant world of 2000 AD, a terrible accident kills the son of a prominent scientist. Swearing that no power in the universe can stop him, he builds perhaps the greatest machine of all time and a monument to his son: Astro Boy! (also contains "The Monster Machine")

Saturday 8:15am, M407

Video: The Secret of NIMH

Saturday 8:30am, M307

SIG: Weight Loss Support

Saturday 9:00am, CC103C

Cardio Kick-boxing

Linda Subias

Saturday 9:00am, CC104A

Elementary SF

Julie Czerneda, Priscilla Olson, Spring Schoenhuth, James Van Pelt, Pat York (M)

Saturday 9:00am, CC105A

Secondary SF

jan howard finder, Paul Halpern, Charles Oberndorf, Mary Schroeder, Janna Silverstein

Saturday 9:00am, CC105B

Educator Round Table

Educator's Day sparks additional discussions. Join in with Teaching with Ender's Game, Editing a school science fiction magazine, I am an Alien, Teaching special effects creature mask-making techniques, Creating illuminated SF manuscript pages with miniature paintings, SF and teaching math, Making cloth dragons and other alien creatures, Selling SF in the classroom, Favorite ways to foster student enthusiasm, You don't do that -- books you press on acquaintances and myriad other topics.

Saturday 9:00am, CC2 Information

Information Opens - Convention Info, Handicapped Services and Sign-ups

Saturday 9:00am, CC2 Registration

Registration Opens

Saturday 9:00am, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Opens - We Need Your Help to Make The Worldcon Run! Please Stop By and Volunteer

Saturday 9:00am, CC307

Media Room Opens (for Press/Broadcast/Web Representatives)

Saturday 9:00am, M307

Writing Exercises

Diane Turnshek

Saturday 9:00am, M408-409

Anime: Kimba, The White Lion 1 (G)

This is the story about a lion cub who is destined to be king of the jungle some day, but he has to survive in a dangerous world without his parents. Kimba learns to depend on his friends as they learn to depend on him.

Saturday 9:30am, CC304

Green Room Opens

Saturday 9:30am, Other/Off site

Heinlein Blood Drive: Bloodmobile at Arch Street United Methodist Church

Saturday 9:45am, M407

Video: Saturday Morning Cartoons: Pocket Dragon Adventures

Saturday 10:00am, CC101

Camp Franklin Opens - Theme "Ben Franklin in Time and Space" (Camp Franklin)

Saturday 10:00am, CC102A

Art Projects: Time Travel Machine, Puppets, Sculpy (Camp Franklin)

Make a time travel machine out of found materials, create a puppet to use later in our puppet theater, work with Sculpy to make a creation out of your imagination. Other art materials will be available.

Saturday 10:00am, CC103A

WSFS Meeting

The WSFS Business Meeting is open to all Worldcon members. Today's meeting will debate and vote on amendments to the WSFS Constitution. The elections for the WSFS Mark Protection Committee are scheduled for this meeting.

Saturday 10:00am, CC103C

SIG: Introduction to Shaolin Kung Fu

Join Lori Ann White, a senior instructor at Wing Lam Kung Fu School in Sunnyvale, CA, in an introduction to Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, a classic Chinese long-fist style (think David Carradine done right). Please wear loose- fitting clothing and flat-soled shoes.

Saturday 10:00am, CC104A

Using Dinosaur Summer Across the Curriculum

Greg Bear, Julie Czerneda, David DeGraff, Larry Lewis

Saturday 10:00am, CC104B

Two Sides of Science Fiction: Ursula K. Le Guin and C. J. Cherryh (Academic)

Jan Bogstad, Susan Shwartz, Pat York

Saturday 10:00am, CC106B


Terry Bisson

Saturday 10:00am, CC108A

Timothy Liebe's Dead: Circulating (& Stopping) Death (& Other) Rumors at the Speed of Light

Brad Ferguson, Laurie Mann (M)

Saturday 10:00am, CC108B

EOS Presentation: Upcoming Titles

Jennifer Brehl, Diana Gill

Saturday 10:00am, CC109A

ISAAC Interviews/Teen Lounge Room Is notAvailable on Saturday

Saturday 10:00am, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show/Print Shop Open

Saturday 10:00am, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Opens

Saturday 10:00am, CC2 Site Select

Site Selection Opens

This is your last chance to vote on the location of the 2004 World Science Fiction Convention. Stop by, pay the fee and vote. Voting ends tonight at 6pm and the location of the 2004 Worldcon will be announced at tomorrow morning's WSFS Business Meeting.

Saturday 10:00am, CC202B

Publicity for Writers, Artists, and Small Presses: A Forum

Joshua Bilmes, Lynn Cohen Koehler, John Passarella, Christy Hardin Smith

Saturday 10:00am, CC203A

Gripe Session

Todd Dashoff

Saturday 10:00am, CC203B

The Neofan Manifesto - One Year Later

Lenny Bailes, Robert J. Gates, Julie Stickler (M)

Saturday 10:00am, CC204A

Where Did Tom Swift Go? Why Are Most YA Writers Writing Fantasy, notSF?

Hal Clement (M), Debra Doyle, Howard V. Hendrix, Betsy Mitchell, Charles Sheffield

Saturday 10:00am, CC204B

Greg Bear: An Appreciation of His Work

Tony Daniel, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Shelly Shapiro (M), Barclay Shaw

Saturday 10:00am, L4 Congress A

Fantasy Writing Workshop

P. C. Hodgell, Marvin Kaye, Sasha Miller, Delia Sherman

Saturday 10:00am, M307

SIG: Jewish Services

Saturday 10:00am, M406

Dr. Who and the Pescatons(Radio Room)

A two-part serial from the BBC featuring Tom Baker.

Saturday 10:30am, CC106B


Sarah Zettel

Saturday 11:00am, CC103C

SIG: Shotokan Karate Workshop

Kenn Bates will be giving a Shotokan Karate Workshop. Kenn is a black belt instructor in Karate. Fans attending this workshop will learn and practice simple Karate techniques. No prior experience necessary. This is an ACTIVE workshop. Come dressed in loose clothing and ready to move. See you there.

Saturday 11:00am, CC104A

Writing on Shared Worlds

Reading SF springboarded a Texas class into writing in a shared universe. Panelists discuss how the students did comparison and contrast to spin into their world.

jan howard finder, Nancy Kress, Andrew Love, Ilyana Mansfield, Charles Ryan

Saturday 11:00am, CC104B

Vonnegut's Early Work (Academic)

Arthur Hlavaty, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Bruce Rockwood

Saturday 11:00am, CC105A

Anatomy of SF Creatures

Artists demonstrate methods and rules of thumb for visualizing plausible aliens. What an alien creature might be built like gives an overview of applicable biological and physical laws. In the process are plentiful opportunities for instruction in biology, evolution, biomechanics, etc.

Kir Bulychev, Jael, Larry Lewis

Saturday 11:00am, CC106A


Terry A. McGarry

Saturday 11:00am, CC106B


Simon R. Green

Saturday 11:00am, CC108B

Guest Artist Slide Show

Stephen Youll (M)

Saturday 11:00am, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Opens

Saturday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

Donato Giancola

Saturday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Stephen Chambers, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, David Gerrold, Jack McDevitt, Madeleine E. Robins, Allen Steele, Dean Warren, Len Wein

Saturday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Demo

Artist Demo: Pen and Ink

Brad W. Foster

Saturday 11:00am, CC2 NESFA Sales

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the NESFA Table

Hal Clement

Saturday 11:00am, CC201A

Making Immodest Proposals: The Science Fiction of William Tenn

Timons Esaias, James Morrow, Robert Silverberg, Jo Walton, Connie Willis

Saturday 11:00am, CC201B

Lesbian/Bi/Gay Images and Themes In Genre Media

How are lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people viewed in genre media if at all? Have things changed with the times? Does genre media play any special role in promoting a gay culture?

Joshua Bilmes, Ctein, Robert J. Gates (M), Ellen Klages, Jed Shumsky

Saturday 11:00am, CC202B

The Nature of Time

John Ashmead, Paul Halpern

Saturday 11:00am, CC203A

Writing Action Scenes: A Seminar

A discussion on how to write action scenes.

Sean McMullen

Saturday 11:00am, CC203B

History of Philadelphia Fandom and First Fandom

The First Fandom Hall of Fame will be given out at the begnning of this panel. Find out about the history of Philadelphia fandom and the connections of First Fandom to Philadelphia fandom.

Gary Keith Feldbaum, Hal Lynch, Wilma Meier, Peggy Rae Sapienza (M), George H. Scithers

Saturday 11:00am, CC204A

Chasing Science: The Excitement and Wonder of Science

Frederik Pohl (M), Charles Sheffield

Saturday 11:00am, CC204B

Sons of Literary Scams

Discussion of the traps for new and experienced authors, with leading agents, publishers, editors and watchdogs.

Kent Brewster, Michael Capobianco, Brenda W. Clough, A. C. Crispin, Charlie Petit, Victoria Strauss, Lois Tilton, Gordon Van Gelder

Saturday 11:00am, CC204C

Long Live the Legion

Joe Bergeron, Tom Galloway, Priscilla Olson (M), Don Sakers

Saturday 11:00am, CC3 Overlook Cafe


S. M. Stirling, Ian Randal Strock, Cecilia Tan, Harry Turtledove

Saturday 11:00am, L4 Congress A

Storyboarding Workshop

James C. Shooter

Saturday 11:00am, L4 Congress B

Looking Like a Klingon: A Costuming Workshop

Kevin Geiselman

Saturday 11:00am, M307

SIG: Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury's Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop Meeting

We don't meet in person because we workshop by snail mail and email, so this is a chance for a few of us to get together and learn faces for the names. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop is also welcome to attend. We'll have flyers there and we'll talk about our experiences with long-distance critiquing.

Saturday 11:00am, M406

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet(Radio Room)

Better than Saturday morning cartoons!

Saturday 11:00am, M407

Video: Touche -- How to Fight with Swords: A Guide for Writers

Ever wondered the "right" way to describe swordfights? John Hemry will use clips from famous swordfights on video, and will talk about the right terminology - bring a pen (and paper) but nota sword.

John G. Hemry, Kristine C. Smith

Saturday 11:00am, M408-409

Anime: Giant Robo 1-4 (PG, Subtitled)

This is the incredible retelling of the Giant Robo story, where the Experts of Justice battle against all odds to prevent the third prototype of the Shizuma drive from falling into the hands of the Big Fire!

Saturday 11:00am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Saturday 11:00am, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading:

Vera Nazarian

Saturday 11:15am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Galaxy Quest

Saturday 11:30am, CC106A


Lisa A. Barnett

Saturday 11:30am, CC106B


Tobias Buckell

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC101

Back to the Future (Camp Franklin)

Eccentric Doc Brown invents time travel; when young Marty McFly goes back in time, he creates a time paradox that will keep him from ever being born.

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC103A

ASFA Meeting

Teresa Patterson

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC103C

SIG: Brotherhood without Banners - Featuring a Reading by George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC104A

Training the Brain -- SF Rules!

Julie Czerneda

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC104B

Science Fiction on the Screen (Academic)

Michael Cassutt, John L. Flynn, Daniel Kimmel

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC105A

Different Students, Different Styles

Muriel Hykes, Sara Paul, Magi Shepley (M), Eva C. Whitley

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC106A


Walter Mosley

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC106B


Severna Park

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC108A

What to Look for in an Agent

Lucienne Diver, Jim Frenkel, James Patrick Kelly, Shawna McCarthy (M), Eleanor Wood

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC108B

Slide Show

Michael Whelan

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

Jane Frank

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Forrest J. Ackerman, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Debra Doyle, James Gifford, Geoffrey A. Landis, Mary Soon Lee, James D. Macdonald, Sean McMullen, Tamora Pierce, Mary A. Turzillo

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC2 NESFA Sales

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the NESFA Table - PSFS Speaker

William Tenn

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC201A

Iain Banks's Culture: Utopia or Dystopia?

Andrew Adams (M), Timons Esaias, Derryl Murphy, Mark L. Olson

Saturday noon, CC201B

Tributes to Poul Anderson and Gordy Dickson

Join their family and friends and share your memories of, and thoughts about, these sorely-missed forces in our field. Note new day and time

Astrid Anderson Bear, Greg Bear

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC201C

The SETI Project

Paul Shuch

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC202B

How (the Hell) Did Heidelberg Happen?

The 1970 Worldcon was held in Heidelberg. U.S. fans found themselves to be strangers in a strange land. But why (and how) did Heidelberg hold the Worldcon? What are the advantages (and problems) of non-English-speaking conventions: past-present-future?

Anthony R. Lewis, Richard Lynch (M), Robert Silverberg

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC203A

Worldcon Orientation

New to Worldcons and fandom? Stop by with your questions and we'll introduce you to fandom.

Lenny Bailes, Priscilla Olson, Leah Zeldes Smith

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC203B

Leeds vs. Philadelphia: The First Convention

Joe Siclari, Jack Speer

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC204A

Cutting-Edge Physics: Theories of Everything

Catherine Asaro, Gregory Benford, John G. Cramer (M), David DeGraff

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC204C

The Delicate Balance: Ecology and SF

Elizabeth Moon, Mike Moscoe, Samuel Scheiner (M)

Saturday 12:00 noon, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Michael Dobson, Marc Zicree, Craig Engler, Richard Garfinkle

Saturday 12:00 noon, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Opens

Saturday 12:00 noon, M307

Book Discussion: Farmer in the Skyby Robert A. Heinlein

Timothy E. Liebe

Saturday 12:00 noon, M4 Franklin A

World Music: Sound & Spirit

Did you know that the World Fantasy Award- winning author of Thomas the Rhymer and Swordspoint is also the host & writer of a public radio show heard all over the country on NPR? The show, "Sound & Spirit," examines the myth and magic, traditions and beliefs plus the music that has sustained the human spirit around the world and through the ages, guided by Ellen's unique storytelling style. In this special live presentation, Ellen takes you on a mythic journey of the human family in words and music. (For weekly show descriptions and schedules, see:

Ellen Kushner

Saturday 12:00 noon, M406

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Volume 1(Radio Room)

Episodes 1-6 of the original version of Douglas Adam's legacy to the world.

Saturday 12:00 noon, M407

Video: Longer Than You Think -- 1950s PSFS Worldcon Home Movie

Saturday 12:00 noon, M690

Fan Lounge Opens

Saturday 12:30pm, CC106A


Kathleen Ann Goonan

Saturday 12:30pm, CC106B


Howard V. Hendrix

Saturday 12:30pm, M407

Video: Flubber

Saturday 1:00pm, CC102B

Theatre Games (Camp Franklin)

Edward Einhorn joins Camp Franklin in playing theatre games.

Edward Einhorn

Saturday 1:00pm, CC104A

So Many Contests, So Little Time

Students are bombarded with writing contests. Should teachers/librarians/parents encourage them to enter? How to be street smart writer includes the good, the bad and the nevers.

Michael A. Burstein, Diane Turnshek, James Van Pelt, Pat York

Saturday 1:00pm, CC104B

Studying Culture: Anthropologists Study the Science Fiction Community (Academic)

Camille Bacon-Smith, Solomon Davidoff, Deborah M. Geisler

Saturday 1:00pm, CC105A

Playground Storytelling

First collect children's modern folk stuff on the playground. Communication is a vital part of life -- school life and life in general. Oral history and story is just as important as written -- and using books and oral collections back it up.

Elizabeth Moon, Wendie Old, Josepha Sherman

Saturday 1:00pm, CC106A


Jack L. Chalker

Saturday 1:00pm, CC106B


J. Gregory Keyes

Saturday 1:00pm, CC108A

Developing Computer Games - The Artists' Perspectives

As computers get better, art for computer games has become extremely sophisticated. Join artists experienced in developing art for computer games (David Cherry now works for Ensemble Studios and is working on Age of Empires; Barclay Shaw is an expert in 3-D computer art and multimedia design) for a discussion of how art and game development work hand-in-hand.

David Cherry, Barclay Shaw

Saturday 1:00pm, CC108B

What's New from Warner Aspect and

Christine Dao, Lauren Lawson, Jaime Levine, Betsy Mitchell, Paul Witcover

Saturday 1:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Connie Willis

Saturday 1:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

Stephen Youll

Saturday 1:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Gregory Benford, Lisa DuMond, Paul Kidd, Nancy Kress, James Morrow, Charles Sheffield, James A. Stevens-Arce, Cecilia Tan

Saturday 1:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Demo

Demo: Minicomics

Larry Lewis

Saturday 1:00pm, CC201A

How Did We Get Here: An Alternate History Challenge

Alternate histories are certainly a popular form of SF. Why are we drawn to Alternate history? Does it fulfill a different need than other forms of SF or fantasy? Watching the pivot points unfold and the shape of the history make itself clear is a large part of the fun, and often taxing to the imagination. This panel is part challenge round. We'll give you scenarios at the start of the panel, and ask you to brainstorm how you would shape an alternate history to achieve these moments

Orson Scott Card, Joe Siclari, Edie Stern, S. M. Stirling, Harry Turtledove, Andrew Wheeler, Rick Wilber

Saturday 1:00pm, CC201B

Vive La Difference: Multicultural Alien Societies

In many works of SF and fantasy, alien/non- human races have a single culture. While this is often at its most extreme on SF in movies and TV (Star Trek's aliens, for example), it's also true in much written SF. But there are prominent exceptions. The panel examines why some writers write monocultural aliens as well as prominent examples of multicultural alien societies.

Samuel R. Delany, Nalo Hopkinson, Severna Park (M), Melissa Scott, Nancy Springer

Saturday 1:00pm, CC201C

JPL Presentation

Michelle R. Baker

Saturday 1:00pm, CC202B

Streetcars and Railways

Moshe Feder, Danny Lieberman, George H. Scithers (M), Kevin Standlee

Saturday 1:00pm, CC203A

Methods and Mediums in SF Art

The panel discusses the mediums -- the kinds of paints, papers, surfaces, varnishes, airbrushes, paintbrushes -- artists use, as well as artistic methods.

Donato Giancola, Jael, Sue Mason, Omar Rayyan, Charlene Taylor D'Alessio (M)

Saturday 1:00pm, CC203B

Financial Planning for the Self-Employed: A Guide for Writers

Introducing the basic financial information you need to make sound financial decisions with special attention to writers and other creative types and their financial needs. Our panel will guide you through -- and translate -- what may be unfamiliar terms and details, explain ways of setting financial goals and creating strategies toward meeting them.

Linda J. Dunn, Peter R. Liverakos, Amy Sheldon, Susan Shwartz

Saturday 1:00pm, CC204A

It's a Mystery: Science Fiction and Mysteries

There is quite a bit of overlap between science fiction and mysteries, both in terms of readers and writers. The panel discusses mystery fiction -- what it shares with SF and where it differs.

Glen Cook, Peter J. Heck (M), Walter Mosley, Richard P. Russo

Saturday 1:00pm, CC204B

Worldbuilding 102: Creating an Ecosystem

Julie Czerneda, Diane Kelly, Paul J. McAuley, Joan Slonczewski (M), Robert Charles Wilson

Saturday 1:00pm, CC204C

Greg Egan, Vernor Vinge, Stephen Baxter, and the Rebirth of Hard SF

Stephen Baxter, Jim Frenkel (M), Charles Oberndorf, Robert J. Sawyer

Saturday 1:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Alexis Gilliland, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick

Saturday 1:00pm, L4 Congress A

Performance Workshops -- Relating to the Audience

Monica Cellio, Terence Chua, Kathleen Sloan

Saturday 1:00pm, M307

SIG: Forum on the Future of Space Travel (and an E- zine launch-Vexxin Magazine)

Saturday 1:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Saturday 1:15pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: X-Men (2001 Hugo Nominee)

Saturday 1:30pm, CC106A


Catherine Mintz

Saturday 1:30pm, CC106B


Jane M. Lindskold

Saturday 1:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Folk Concert: Rise Up Singing

Rise Up Singing has been a major hit with SF fans around the world since its publication in 1988 providing a virtual cornucopeia of lyrics & guitar chords to every kind of song from Beatles to Broadway, from traditional folk songs to songs of peace & justice. Annie & Peter, Rise Up Singing's creators, have been leading singing around the world for decades. This will be a singalong concert. Songbooks will be provided for this event - or bring along your own. Come sing with the couple who made "the blue book"!

Peter Blood, Annie Patterson

Saturday 2:00pm, CC102A

Creating Puppet Stories (Camp Franklin)

Using our puppets and puppet theater, create stories together.

Edward Einhorn

Saturday 2:00pm, CC103C

SIG: Introductory Shotokan Karate Workshop

Kenn Bates will be giving a Shotokan Karate Workshop. Kenn is a black belt instructor in Karate. Fans attending this workshop will learn and practice simple Karate techniques. No prior experience necessary. This is an ACTIVE workshop. Come dressed in loose clothing and ready to move. See you there.

Saturday 2:00pm, CC104A

Science Fiction: Fact or Fancy?

N. Taylor Blanchard, Andrew Love (M), Catherine McMullen, Charles Sheffield

Saturday 2:00pm, CC104B

The Impact of the Internet on Scholarly Communication in the Field of Fantasy and SF (Academic)

Jan Bogstad, Colleen Cahill, Leroy Dubeck, Rhonda Wilcox

Saturday 2:00pm, CC105A

Give the Kid a Book

They're highly motivated ... or disaffected ... they're top readers ... or they've never read a book ... they want to reach higher... or they need extra credit to pass. They're students, and you need to reach them somehow. Why notan SF/F book? Authors, editors and educators discuss topical books that tune in to where students are heading

Ef Deal, Gregory Frost, Denise Gendron, Laura Anne Gilman, Toni Weisskopf

Saturday 2:00pm, CC106A


James Cambias

Saturday 2:00pm, CC106B


Fruma Klass

Saturday 2:00pm, CC108A

Gone the Way of the Dinosaurs: Is the "Paperback Original" Dead?

Moshe Feder (M), Sean P. Fodera, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Shelly Shapiro

Saturday 2:00pm, CC108B

Ellen Datlow Interviews Gardner Dozois About Life, the Universe and Editing

Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois

Saturday 2:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table

Robert Silverberg

Saturday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Show Us Your Portfolio! Professional Artists Meet

Don Maitz

Saturday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auc


Naomi C. Fisher, Janice Gelb, Victor Gonzalez, Sue Mason, Pat Molloy

Saturday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Uwe Anton, Jack L. Chalker, Howard V. Hendrix, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Jody Lynn Nye, Frederik Pohl, Lawrence Schoen, Walter Jon Williams

Saturday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Demo

Art Demo: Jewelry

Janet Kofoed

Saturday 2:00pm, CC201A

The Future of Science and Technology As Viewed from Franklin's Time

Grant Carrington, Paul Levinson (M), Edmund R. Meskys, Madeleine E. Robins, Edward Tenner

Saturday 2:00pm, CC201B

Ur-SF: Folklore and Myth as a Basis for SF

If mythology and folktales are our roots, what in them has been used in SF and fantasy writing?

Brenda W. Clough, Tony Daniel, P. C. Hodgell, Vera Nazarian

Saturday 2:00pm, CC201C

Slide Show

Ron Walotsky

Saturday 2:00pm, CC202B

Developing Convention Programs: A Philosophical (and Practical) Discussion

Andrew Adams, Jim Mann, Priscilla Olson, Edie Stern

Saturday 2:00pm, CC203A

How to Review a Book or Movie

Robert Devney, Lisa DuMond, Janice M. Eisen, Daniel Kimmel (M)

Saturday 2:00pm, CC203B

Breaking Into Print: Newcomers Discuss Strategies

New writers face a daunting struggle against an often Byzantine market and a landscape filled with known writers. How does a new writer find his or her way through the labyrinth and break through to success as an author?

Joe Bergeron, Tobias Buckell, Stephen Chambers, Charles Ryan, Wen Spencer

Saturday 2:00pm, CC204A

SF Romances

The Sapphire Award will be presented at the start of this panel. The winners of this year's Sapphire Awards are Catherine Asaro, Marilyn Byerly, MaryJanice Davidson, Saira Ramasastry, Linnea Sinclair, and Jane Toombs. The panel examines the overlap between SF and romances: both SF books that also can be considered romances and romances that have SF elements.

Eve Ackerman, Catherine Asaro (M), Bud Sparhawk, Diane Turnshek

Saturday 2:00pm, CC204B

Understanding Comics: Thinking Outside the Box

Some highly intelligent, dedicated readers of science fiction have trouble getting into comic books, because they have difficulty training themselves to parse the narrative conventions -- why should the frames be followed left-to- right? How do you know when you're supposed to jump to a splash frame instead of reading down the side? Should we return to the '50s convention of arrows? How can we think outside the comics box?

Colleen Doran, James C. Shooter, Wendy Snow-Lang, Steve Stiles, Jerry Weist (M)

Saturday 2:00pm, CC204C

The SF Short Story Today

Terry Bisson, David G. Hartwell (M), James Patrick Kelly, Geoffrey A. Landis, David Marusek

Saturday 2:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Toni Anzetti, Sarah Zettel, Mary A. Turzillo, Jo Walton

Saturday 2:00pm, L4 Congress B

Men's Renaissance Costuming for Beginners

Sandy Swank teaches a workshop on using men's middle class Renaissance patterns available commercially to construct simple field garb for historical re-enactment use (SCA or equivalent).

Sandy Swank

Saturday 2:00pm, M307

SIG: Lite Circle Books Presents Readings from its New Dark Fantasy/Horror Anthology

Colette Fozard

Saturday 2:00pm, M407

Video: Destination Moon

Saturday 2:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Galactic Heroes: Gaiden, The Hero of El Facil (PG, Subtitled)

A "side-story" prequel about the first rise to prominence of the brilliant young Alliance commander Yang Wen-Li. When the Alliance's frontier colony world of El Facil is threatened by a huge advancing Imperial space fleet, the colony's craven garrison commander Arthur Lynch takes his military fleet and escapes, leaving the civilian population defenseless. Young Lieutenant Yang Wen-Li takes charge and, quickly organizes an evacuation which saves the population, leaving Lynch to be captured by the Empire.

Takayuki Karahashi, Yukio Kikukawa

Saturday 2:00pm, M415

Campaign Basics III and IV

Haven't We Been Here Before? and Roll vs Role." Learn to infuse your campaign with thematic resonances, like the value of loyalty or the pain of lost love. Also, an overarching plot can provide your players with direction and goals that enhance the game.

Shanti Fader, Keith J. Olexa, Mark Santillo (M)

Saturday 2:30pm, CC102B

Filking (Camp Franklin)

Lois H. Mangan

Saturday 2:30pm, CC106B


Jack McDevitt

Saturday 3:00pm, CC102A

Hamster Divination (Camp Franklin)

Esther Friesner shares her unbelievable hamster tricks.

Esther Friesner

Saturday 3:00pm, CC102B

Reading (Camp Franklin)

Debra Doyle, James D. Macdonald

Saturday 3:00pm, CC103A

So You Want To Win a Million (round 2)

Is that your Final Answer? Use your lifelines and knowledge of SF-related topics to possibly leave this item a million in a Terrestial currency in your pocket.

Chris Barkley

Saturday 3:00pm, CC104A

Robert Heinlein's Farmer in the Sky and Other SF Gardening Books

Ilyana Mansfield, Michael Mansfield, Mike McGrath, David Silver

Saturday 3:00pm, CC104B

Using Science Fiction in the Disciplines (Academic)

Using science fiction to teach subject material in various fields and disciplines, including: physical sciences, philosophy (s/a dystopia/utopia), history, urban studies, etc.

David DeGraff, Leroy Dubeck, Farah Mendlesohn, Charlie Petit

Saturday 3:00pm, CC105A

SF and Music in the Classroom

Klingon opera. Filk. Melodies on glass harmonica. Science fiction music weaves through classrooms.

Denise Gendron, Lee Gold, Louise Marley, Magi Shepley, Paul Shuch

Saturday 3:00pm, CC106A


Paul J. McAuley

Saturday 3:00pm, CC106B


Barbara Chepaitis

Saturday 3:00pm, CC108A

Fantasy Worldbuilding

Glen Cook, Simon R. Green, Marvin Kaye, George R. R. Martin, Jennifer Roberson

Saturday 3:00pm, CC108B

A Three Year Survey: A Slide Show

Donato Giancola

Saturday 3:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

John G. Cramer, Jeffrey D. Kooistra, Stanley Schmidt

Saturday 3:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

Ctein, Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Saturday 3:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Roger MacBride Allen, Suzanne Alles Blom, A. C. Crispin, Michael Dobson, Paul Levinson, Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz, Harry Turtledove

Saturday 3:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Demo

Demo: Pen & Ink

Cortney Skinner

Saturday 3:00pm, CC201A

Old Rivalries: Marvel vs. DC

Bob Greenberger, James C. Shooter, Len Wein (M)

Saturday 3:00pm, CC201B

Playing God in Somebody Else's Universe: Roleplaying in Established Worlds

Roleplaying in an existing universe notspecifically designed for roleplaying: from books, tv series or movies, can be very rewarding and fun for the players, but it places different stresses on the GM than playing from an RPG source book. The panel discusses the he trials and tribulations of GMing Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, C J Cherryh... et al.

Andrew Adams (M), Uwe Anton, Tony Finan, Kevin Geiselman, Steve Jackson

Saturday 3:00pm, CC201C

A Journey Through the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope

Inge Heyer

Saturday 3:00pm, CC202B

From Manuscript to Printed Word: How a Book Comes to Life

Claire Eddy (M), Sean P. Fodera, James Minz, Jamie S. Warren Youll, Eleanor Wood

Saturday 3:00pm, CC203A

Baycon '68: Barely Beating the Boom

A look at a pivotal year, when the 60's drew to a close, and the great explosion of the next ten years was just beginning. What was it all like -- and how did the convention mirror the changes and foretell the future?

Astrid Anderson Bear, Andrew I. Porter (M), Roger Sims, Ted White

Saturday 3:00pm, CC203B

The Next Step: What Happens AFTER Breaking Into Print?

Breaking into print in the first place is a big hurdle. But sometimes the next step -- moving from a writer who has sold one story to a writer selling regularly -- is an even bigger hurdle. Moreover, once you've broken into print, there are a lot of professional considerations that come into play. A group of writers discuss what to do next.

Michael A. Burstein, Cory Doctorow (M), Nalo Hopkinson, Ellen Klages, Shane Tourtellotte

Saturday 3:00pm, CC204A

The Other Hard SF: Hard SF and Biology

Greg Bear, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Jack C. Haldeman, Nancy Kress (M), Joan Slonczewski

Saturday 3:00pm, CC204B

Writing Outside the Lines: Crossing Genres From a Writer's Perspective

Catherine Asaro, Lillian Stewart Carl (M), Nicholas A. DiChario, Robert J. Sawyer, Kristine C. Smith

Saturday 3:00pm, CC204C

The Year in Review: Computer Technology

Howard Davidson, Daniel P. Dern, Tom Galloway, Edie Stern (M)

Saturday 3:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

Fruma Klass, William Tenn

Saturday 3:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Michael K. Brett-Surman, Michael Capobianco, Bud Sparhawk, Allen Steele

Saturday 3:00pm, M307

Book Discussion: Sabrielby Garth Nix

Janna Silverstein,

Saturday 3:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Acoustic Concert: Mr Vague

Saturday 3:00pm, M406

Writers Reading from Their Works(Radio Room)

Writers reading their original works from the KGB Fantastic Fiction series, The NY Review of SF Readings, and Hour of the Wolf.

Saturday 3:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Galactic Heroes: The Battle of Vermillion 1 & 2 (PG, Dubbed)

Parts 1 & 2 of the crucial battle between Reinhard von Lohengramm (who inherited a Countship between the first movie and now, hence his name change) and Yang Wen-Li as commanders in their own right. Yang's fleet is terribly outnumbered, but can Yang's leadership and the courage and devotion of his men find a way out? These episodes were specially dubbed into English as a potential pilot for the American market.

Takayuki Karahashi, Yukio Kikukawa (M)

Saturday 3:00pm, M411-412

Filk: How Do You Find the Good Stuff?

Terence Chua, Merav Hoffman, Crystal Paul (M)

Saturday 3:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Star Trek: Insurrection

Saturday 3:30pm, CC106A


Craig Shaw Gardner

Saturday 3:30pm, CC106B


Charles Sheffield

Saturday 4:00pm, CC101

Story Reading (Camp Franklin)

Edward Einhorn

Saturday 4:00pm, CC102B

Puppet Theater (Camp Franklin)

Saturday 4:00pm, CC104B

Teaching Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror as Literature (Academic)

Andrew M. Butler, Samuel R. Delany, John L. Flynn, Howard V. Hendrix, John J. Kessel

Saturday 4:00pm, CC106B


Lisa DuMond

Saturday 4:00pm, CC108A

Writing on the Web: The Internet as Resource and Tool

Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Ellen Key Harris-Braun, James D. Macdonald, Diane Turnshek

Saturday 4:00pm, CC108B

The Killer Bs

Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, David Brin

Saturday 4:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Allen Steele

Saturday 4:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

David Cherry

Saturday 4:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Orson Scott Card, Doug Chiang, Allen Dean Foster, Richard Garfinkle, P. C. Hodgell, Nalo Hopkinson, Donald Kingsbury, Walter Mosley, Vera Nazarian, Sarah Zettel

Saturday 4:00pm, CC201A

Beyond Campbell: The Great SF Editors

When talking about editors in SF, the starting point always seems to be John Campbell. But the discussion shouldn't end there. Gold, Boucher, Wollheim, Carr, Pohl, and others were important to the development of the field. The panel looks at the history of editing in SF.

David G. Hartwell (M), Barry N. Malzberg, Beth Meacham, Betsy Mitchell, Frederik Pohl

Saturday 4:00pm, CC201B

Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine: A History

Gardner Dozois, Shawna McCarthy, George H. Scithers, Sheila Williams (M)

Saturday 4:00pm, CC201C

Why Things Bite Back: Technology and Unintended Consquences

The author of Why Things Bite Back discusses technology change and the unintended effects it can have.

Edward Tenner

Saturday 4:00pm, CC202B

Online Gaming: Past, Present, and Future

Erik Bear, Thomas Harlan, Neil Harris

Saturday 4:00pm, CC203A

The Fan Writing Hall of Fame

We have a hall of fame containing the best written SF. Why notone for fan writing? The panel discusses the best fan writing of all time and reads samples of the favorite writers/pieces.

Joe Siclari (M), Dick Smith, Ted White, Art Widner

Saturday 4:00pm, CC203B

Beam Me Up, Karl: SF and the Left

Daniel Hatch (M), Warren Lapine, Tamora Pierce, Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Saturday 4:00pm, CC204A

Looking Back at 2001: Kubrick and Clarke's Masterwork Today

Joe Bergeron, Daniel Kimmel (M), Jim Mann

Saturday 4:00pm, CC204B

The Changing World of the Professional Artist

Karl Kofoed, Don Maitz, Barclay Shaw, Ron Walotsky, Stephen Youll (M)

Saturday 4:00pm, CC204C

The Future of Gardening: Organic Gardening, Hydroponics, and Other Old/New Ideas

Michael Mansfield, Mike McGrath (M), Leah Zeldes Smith

Saturday 4:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

Geoffrey A. Landis

Saturday 4:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Steven Sawicki, Stanley Schmidt, Ellen Datlow, Terry A. McGarry

Saturday 4:00pm, M307

SIG: Lois-Bujold List Meeting

Saturday 4:00pm, M407

Video: Failsafe(2000)

Saturday 4:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Galactic Heroes: A Primer (PG, Subtitled)

A special video explaining much of the history and backstory of the "Legend of the Galactic Heroes" universe for those unfamiliar with it, plus a "making of" documentary featuring a peek behind-the-scenes at the series production and interviews with the animation director and producer and other key staff.

Takayuki Karahashi, Yukio Kikukawa

Saturday 4:30pm, CC106A


Debra Doyle

Saturday 4:30pm, CC106B


Jeanne M. Cavelos

Saturday 4:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Recording: WorlDream (Come, learn the song, and join in!)

The WorlDream is a way for filkers around the world to sing together. One song will be recorded at every filkcon in the world in 2001, in addition to the Millennium Philcon. All the recordings will be mixed together into one final version. The song itself is simple and easy to learn and everyone is welcome to join in.

Steve McDonald

Saturday 4:30pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Saturday 5:00pm, CC101

Camp Franklin Closes (Camp Franklin)

Saturday 5:00pm, CC103A

The Business End of Writing

Topics covered include: Keeping accurate records for tax time; is your writing a second career/business or a hobby -- and what does that mean to the IRS?; should your writing persona be a separate business entity, and if so what and when?; contract provisions and concerns, as well as negotiations; other pertinent issues regarding the business end of things that we creative types tend to completely miss.

A. C. Crispin (M), Lucienne Diver, Christy Hardin Smith

Saturday 5:00pm, CC104A

The Turning of the World: Music & Transformation

The creators of the enormously popular songbook Rise Up Singing are joining forces with the host of the award-winnning PRI radio show "Sound & Spirit" to lead a discussion on the role that music and song play in social & planetary transformation. Come explore the role of song in raising consciousness & empowering people to launch and sustain the movements that are changing societies around the earth. The panel will include group singing using Rise Up Singing. Participants are invited to bring songs to the panel that they believe have been or may in the future spur healing & change.

Peter Blood, Ellen Kushner, Annie Patterson

Saturday 5:00pm, CC104B

Teaching the Writing of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (Academic)

Barbara Chepaitis, Samuel R. Delany, Joe Haldeman, Marvin Kaye (M), James Morrow

Saturday 5:00pm, CC106A


James Patrick Kelly

Saturday 5:00pm, CC106B


Louise Marley

Saturday 5:00pm, CC108A

Phobos Entertainment: Creating a New Multi-Media Company

Orson Scott Card, Doug Chiang, James C. Shooter

Saturday 5:00pm, CC108B

The Golden Ducks and Bucconeer YA Literary Awards

Greg Bear, Hal Clement, David Gerrold, Kathi D. Overton, Peggy Rae Sapienza, John Pomeranz

Saturday 5:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Sean McMullen

Saturday 5:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

John F. Hertz

Saturday 5:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Lisa A. Barnett, Donato Giancola, Teresa Patterson, Richard P. Russo, Ruth Sanderson, Melissa Scott

Saturday 5:00pm, CC201A

The Ethical Dimensions of Contemporary Fantasy

Much of the fantasy written prior to the last 20 years had a strong, easily identifiable, often black-and-white ethical dimension, whether it was the Christian underpinnings of Tolkien and Lewis or the warrior ethos of Eddison in The Worm Ouroboros or Howard in the Conan stories. Modern fantasy also has an ethical dimension, but one that is arguably more complex and ambiguous, with more shades of gray. The panel examines the moral and ethical dimensions of contemporary fantasy.

Camille Bacon-Smith, Brenda W. Clough, Kathryn Cramer (M), Michelle Sagara West, Michael Swanwick

Saturday 5:00pm, CC201B

Dammit, I Want My Flying Car: What SF Didn't Predict

What ever happened to the neat gadgets of old- time SF? Weren't we supposed to have personal flying cars by now? Where are the atomic rockets (not to mention the atomic automobiles)? Personal jet packs? Dinner-in-a- pill? Helicopter flivvers? Visi-phones? Blasters? Are we doomed to a dull, mundane future?

Stephen Chambers, William Tenn, Sharon Lee, Charles Oberndorf, Jack Speer (M)

Saturday 5:00pm, CC201C

The Weakest Link

Are you from a village that's missing its idiot? Should you get out of the gene pool? Are you a book short of a trilogy? Contestants willing to suffer having their performance at answering SF trivia critiqued by host Pat Cadigan will compete to determine the Millennium Philcon's Strongest Link. As for the rest...G'bye!

Pat Cadigan

Saturday 5:00pm, CC202B

The Great Explosion: Fandom in the 60s and 70s

Was it really only caused by Star Trek/Star Wars? How did the massive changes in fandom (size, gender ratio, age, etc.) impact the community? Did we learn anything from the explosion? Is there another fannish explosion in the future?

Anthony R. Lewis, Wilma Meier, Toni Weisskopf, Ben Yalow

Saturday 5:00pm, CC203A

SF Magazines: In Transformation, On Life-Support, or Just Fine, Thank You

Ellen Datlow, Scott Edelman, Warren Lapine, Gordon Van Gelder (M), Sheila Williams

Saturday 5:00pm, CC203B

Making Your Way Through the Five-Book Trilogies: The Best Recent Fantasy

Ellen Asher, Stephen Boucher, David B. Coe, Kate Elliott, Katya Reimann (M)

Saturday 5:00pm, CC204A

The Science We Don't Understand

Science usually focuses on new discoveries and new understanding. But what have we left out? Where are the holes in our knowledge? What are the things we DON'T understand in physics, astronomy, biology, and mathematics?

Catherine Asaro, John Ashmead, John G. Cramer (M), Howard Davidson, Dave Kratz

Saturday 5:00pm, CC204B

The Art of Horror: Artists and Horror

Is horror art different from SF and fantasy art? Who were the great horror artists?

Bob Eggleton (M), Jane Frank, Charles Lang, Michael Whelan

Saturday 5:00pm, CC204C

The Wrath of Gods: Plagues in the Future

Nancy Kress, Perrianne Lurie, Karen Purcell, Edward R. Rosick (M), Joan Slonczewski

Saturday 5:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

M. K. Fuller

Saturday 5:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Jane M. Lindskold, George R. R. Martin, Angela Kessler, Steve Miller

Saturday 5:00pm, CC307

Media Room Closes

Saturday 5:00pm, M307

SIG: Christian Fandom

Christian Fandom is an interdenominational fellowship interested in the accurate representation of Christianity in SF and fandom.

Saturday 5:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Bubblegum Crisis (PG, Dubbed)

Considered the Japanese Animated Cyberpunk classic. Join the Knight Sabers as they risk their lives to fight the evil Genom Corporation (not to mention Genom's killer robot Boomers!).

Saturday 5:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Saturday 5:15pm, M407

Video: Sleeper

Saturday 5:30pm, CC106A


John J. Kessel

Saturday 5:30pm, CC106B


Jennifer Roberson

Saturday 5:30pm, CC304

Green Room Closes

Saturday 5:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert: Pegasus Nominees

The Pegasus Awards for excellence in filking are given annually at the Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF). We are pleased to present this year's nominated songs in the categories of Best Computer Song, Best Creature Song, and Best Filk Song. Anyone can vote for the Pegasus Awards at, or in person at OVFF.

Saturday 5:30pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading:

Terry A. McGarry

Saturday 6:00pm, CC104A

Alien in My Pen

Take biological and physical laws and apply actual written descriptions as both an illustrator's and writer's exercise, a la "has the illustrator read all the details of this creature and incorporated them into a convincing whole?" and "has the writer described it effectively enough for the reader to understand, and if not, how is it deficient?"

David Brin, Hal Clement, Larry Lewis

Saturday 6:00pm, CC105A

Now That They Read

Parents, writers, teachers, and librarians exchange ideas on how to keep others reading.

Kir Bulychev, David B. Coe, Lisa DuMond, James Patrick Kelly, Mary Schroeder

Saturday 6:00pm, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Closes

Saturday 6:00pm, CC2 Site Select

Site Selection Closes (did you miss your chance to vote on the location of the 2004 Worldcon?)

Saturday 6:00pm, CC202B

Following the Slayer: A Look Back at Five Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The panel looks back at the first 5 seasons of Buffy and why it has been so popular, even with people whom you might notimagine watching a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Stephen Boucher, Stephen C. Fisher, Craig Shaw Gardner, Katherine Macdonald, Melinda Snodgrass

Saturday 6:00pm, CC204A

So What Happened to Clavius Base? Why 2001 Is Nothing Like 2001

Stephen Baxter, Michael F. Flynn, Daniel Hatch, Tim Kyger (M), Geoffrey A. Landis

Saturday 6:00pm, M307

SIG: Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop

The best known and most effective SF writers' workshop in the world, the training place for many of today's finest SF and fantasy writers.

Saturday 6:00pm, M690 - Fan Lounge

Fanzines in the Fifties

Gregory Benford, Rusty Hevelin, Ray Faraday Nelson, George H. Scithers, Gregory Trend, Ted White

Saturday 6:45pm, M407

Video: The Time Machine

Saturday 7:00pm, CC202B

The Evolution of Gaming: From Miniatures and Boards to Dungeons and Computers

Greg Costikyan, Michael Dobson, Steve Jackson, Charlie Petit

Saturday 7:00pm, CC204B

The Match Game

Get ready to match the stars! Contestants selected at random from the audience attempt to match as many of the celebrity panelists' attempts to fill in the blank in statements like "Captain Kirk has the biggest ______ in Starfleet!" Based on the classic game show hosted by Gene Rayburn, also known as _Blankety Blank_ in Britain.

Kevin Standlee
"Celebrity" Panelists Include: Robert Devney, Laurie Mann

Saturday 7:00pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

Doranna Durgin Leads a Discussion of Her Works

Doranna Durgin

Saturday 8:00pm, CC109A

Teen Lounge Closes

Saturday 8:00pm, CC2 Information

Information Closes

Saturday 8:00pm, CC2 Registration

Registration Closes

Saturday 8:00pm, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Closes

Saturday 8:00pm, CC203B

In Search of Redemption: Angel and Buffy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a show about growing up and assuming responsibility. Angel, though a spinoff of Buffy, took a different path. It's a show about redemption. The panel looks at Angel, its themes, and the way it is different from (and similar to) Buffy.

Thomas Harlan, John Passarella, Anne Sowards, Tom Whitmore, Ben Yalow

Saturday 8:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (PG, Subtitled)

Reknowned international thief Lupin III comes to the small European duchy of Cagliostro to investigate some forged money and stumbles across a national conspiracy going back some hundreds of years. Lupin and his friends must rescue the beautiful Clarice from the hands of the evil Count Cagliostro and solve the mystery of a hidden treasure dating back to the 15th century.

Saturday 8:00pm, M5 Grand A-F


Saturday 8:30pm, M407

Video: Longer Than You Think -- 1950s PSFS Worldcon Home Movie

Saturday 8:45pm, M407

Video: Frank Herbert's Dune(TV Mini-Series)

Saturday 9:00pm, CC203B

Carrying On: Books in Shared Universes

Books in shared universes -- whether they be in shared media universes like Star Trek or in the worlds created by Isaac Asimov, Roger Zelazny, or Marion Zimmer Bradley -- continue to be popular. While some dismiss them, others embrace them. Can other writers successfully carry on the works of now-dead writers? What constraints are they under? How much freedom do they have, and how much can they change things without turning off the fans?

Roger MacBride Allen, A. C. Crispin (M), J. Gregory Keyes, Jane M. Lindskold, Melinda Snodgrass

Saturday 9:00pm, M404

Computer-themed Filk

Bill Sutton, David Weingart

Saturday 9:00pm, M411-412

Open Filk

Saturday 10:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show/Print Shop Close

Saturday 10:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Closes

Saturday 10:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Concert: Trapdoor, set 1 (concert starts at Masq half-time start time and length may vary)

Saturday 10:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Shinesman (PG-13, Dubbed)

Parody of many of the "aliens conquering earth" themes in anime with a certain bent towards those Mighty Morphin' guys from many moons ago. A hilariously funny comedy.

Saturday 10:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects (time approximate after event)

Saturday 10:30pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading (Erotica - Adults Only Please)

Caro Soles

Saturday 11:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Concert: Trapdoor, set 2 (concert starts after the Masquerade time may vary)

Saturday 11:00pm, M406

Tolkien Heads - Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers(Radio Room)

Saturday 11:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Ranma 1/2 (PG-13, Dubbed)

A hilariously funny martial arts sex comedy - Ranma and Genma are transformed through a mishap into a bosomy young girl (from a teenage boy) and into a panda (from his father).

Saturday 11:00pm, M411-412

Filk: The Room of Doom and Gloom

Harold Feld

Saturday 11:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Frequency (2001 Hugo Nominee)

Sunday, September 2

Sunday Midnight, M4 Franklin A


Sunday 0:45am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Sunday 1:00am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Pleasantville

Sunday 1:15am, M407

Video: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Sunday 2:00am, M408-409

Anime: Moldiver 1-6 (PG-13/R, Subtitled)

The time is Tokyo, 2045. One day in the future, Mirai Ozara discovers the true identity of a strange superhero. This astounding mystery is her brother Hiroshi, who has discovered the supersuit with the power to control the world...

Sunday 2:00am, M690

Fan Lounge Closes

Sunday 2:30am, M407

Video: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Sunday 2:30am, M408-409

Anime: Ninja Resurrection

Sunday 4:00am, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Closes

Sunday 4:15am, M407

Video: Logan's Run

Sunday 5:30am, M408-409

Anime: Vision of Escaflowne 3-4 (G, Subtitled)

The continuing adventures of an ordinary girl who one day encounters an other-worldly beam of light and is transported to a land where some very strange things happen to be.

Sunday 6:15am, M407

Video: 1984

Sunday 7:30am, M307

SIG: Friends of Bill W.

Sunday 8:00am, M408-409

Anime: Astro Boy 2

Doctor Tempo has been playing around with something that he shouldn't: the flow of time! With the invention of Atomic Time Crystals, he's built a device that sends Astro Boy back to the days of King Arthur! (also contains "One Million Mammoth Snails").

Sunday 8:15am, M407

Video: Ed Wood

Sunday 8:30am, M307

SIG: Weight Loss Support

Sunday 9:00am, CC2 Information

Information Opens - Convention Info, Handicapped Services and Sign-ups

Sunday 9:00am, CC2 Registration

Registration Opens

Sunday 9:00am, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Opens - We Need Your Help to Make The Worldcon Run! Please Stop By and Volunteer

Sunday 9:00am, CC203B

Writing Exercises

Jeanne M. Cavelos, Diane Turnshek

Sunday 9:00am, CC307

Media Room Opens (for Press/Broadcast/Web Representatives)

Sunday 9:00am, M1 Lobby (meet near Gift Shop)

Morning Walk Through Downtown, led by Tom Becker, assemble by 8:55, leave by 9:05, return 10:00

Tom Becker

Sunday 9:00am, M408-409

Anime: Kimba, The White Lion 2

Kimba's lineage is thrust into doubt by King Specklerex and a tribe of spotted lions. Jealous of his own past relationship with Caesar, this tribe leader inexplicably convinces Kimba that he might noteven be a lion.

Sunday 9:30am, CC304

Green Room Opens

Sunday 10:00am, CC101

Camp Franklin Opens - Theme "Wizards, Witches and Magic" (Camp Franklin)

Sunday 10:00am, CC102A

Art Projects: Drawing Dragons, Care/Feeding of Magical Animals, Making Robes, Wands, Bead Familiars (Camp Franklin)

Dr. Karen, well known veterinarian, answers questions and shares information on the correct way to care for your magical creatures. Participants are welcome to bring any animals that they have questions or concerns about. Drawing Dragons with Larry Lewis Mom won't let you have a dragon because your younger sister is allergic? Come draw your own that even a mother will love. Your wand getting old? Come make a costume for the Million Wizard March and a familiar to march with you.

Larry Lewis, Karen Purcell

Sunday 10:00am, CC103A

WSFS Meeting

The WSFS Business Meeting is open to all Worldcon members. The first item of business for today's meeting is to receive the official results of the Worldcon Site Selection. Also at today's meeting is Question Time, where you get a chance to put questions to future seated Worldcon committees. If time permits, the WSFS Mark Protection Committee may meet immediately after the Business Meeting.

Sunday 10:00am, CC104A

Structuring of YA/Children's Fiction

Writing for YA/children has different rules - nonfiction, picture books, chapter books - Share ideas and ask the 101 questions.

N. Taylor Blanchard, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Wendie Old, Josepha Sherman

Sunday 10:00am, CC104B

Women's Messages (Academic)

What are Women saying in fantasy and science fiction? Do they say it differently than men? If women are from Fantasy, and Men are from Science Fiction, why do men win the fantasy awards, and women win science fiction ones? Analysis of women's writing in sf and fantasy.

Catherine Asaro, Barbara Chepaitis, Karen Haber, Liz Williams

Sunday 10:00am, CC105A


Elizabeth Moon

Sunday 10:00am, CC106B


Gregory Feeley

Sunday 10:00am, CC108B

Slide Show

David Cherry

Sunday 10:00am, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show/Print Shop Open

Sunday 10:00am, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Opens

Sunday 10:00am, CC201A

SIG: Parents Meeting

Lynn Cohen Koehler

Sunday 10:00am, CC201B

HFA - Asperger's Contribution to Science Fiction Culture

Greg Bear (M), Muriel Hykes, Eva C. Whitley

Sunday 10:00am, CC202B

SIG: Combined Christian Service

Sunday 10:00am, CC203A

My Life in a Time Machine: 75 Years as a Fan

Forrest J. Ackerman

Sunday 10:00am, CC203B

SIG: Del Rey Online Writing Workshop Members

Members of Del Rey's Digital Writing Workshop & anyone interested in joining/learning more.
Moved from 11:00am in the Pocket Program

Ellen Key Harris-Braun

Sunday 10:00am, CC204B

Are the Oceans Still Our Future?

Hal Clement, Diane Kelly, Joan Slonczewski, Allen Steele (M)

Sunday 10:00am, L4 Congress A

Horror Writing Workshop

Greg Costikyan, Gregory Frost, Darrell Schweitzer

Sunday 10:00am, M406

The Tale of the Knight, the Witch and the Dragon(Radio Room)

A BBC fantasy drama starring Patrick Stewart.

Sunday 10:00am, M408-409

Anime: Bakuretsu 17-26 (R, Subtitled)

This is a very fun series about some hunters that is filled with magic, sorcery, fighting and romance. These episodes bring you the exciting conclusion of this thrilling series (and yes, you can watch these one their own!)

Sunday 10:30am, CC105A


Michael A. Burstein

Sunday 10:30am, CC106A


A. C. Crispin

Sunday 10:30am, CC106B


Nalo Hopkinson

Sunday 10:30am, M407

Video: Sunday Morning Cartoons: Pocket Dragon Adventures

Sunday 11:00am, CC103C

SIG: Restored Kingdoms of Gondor & Arnor - Accession Council Meeting (or Who Wants to be a Monarch?

Do you think you are one of the lucky few descended from the Third Age of Middle Earth? If you do, then you may be just the man or woman we have long sought after. For the last 30 years the Restored Kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor have been looking for their lost sovereign. If you think you qualify, just fill out one of the Reclaimation of Sovereignty forms located around the convention and bring it to the Accession Council. If you are selected you will inherit a ready-made kingdom, complete with vassals and 1000 acres in Lithuania. Start a new chapter in the enduring history of Middle Earth. Act now and you may receive a beautiful crown, complete with wings, a tree, and seven stars.

Sunday 11:00am, CC104A

Life With Harry

We are talking about Harry Potter, but what about his neighbors? Artemis Fowl just moved in. Dorothy Gale still lives there. Tom Swift? Lucky Starr? A block party. Have you ever tasted chocolate covered gummi frogs?

Hal Lynch, Catherine McMullen, Wendie Old, Magi Shepley

Sunday 11:00am, CC104B

Naming the World? (Academic)

What does science fiction really do? Predict or describe the world? Give us goals to shoot for, or name the formless longing we already have? Critical discussion--not, "what is science fiction," but "how does science fiction survive as a literature of the mind?"

Catherine Asaro, David Brin, Samuel R. Delany, Howard V. Hendrix, James Morrow, Liz Williams

Sunday 11:00am, CC105A


Brenda W. Clough

Sunday 11:00am, CC106A


Pat York

Sunday 11:00am, CC106B


Suzanne Alles Blom

Sunday 11:00am, CC108A

Small Is Beautiful: Writing Short Stories

Susan T. Casper, James Patrick Kelly, Lee Martindale (M), David Marusek, Douglas Smith

Sunday 11:00am, CC108B

Gripe Session

Todd Dashoff

Sunday 11:00am, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Sheila Williams

Sunday 11:00am, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Opens

Sunday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

Brad W. Foster

Sunday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Auc

Junkyard Wars

Sunday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Jane Frank, Thomas Harlan, John G. Hemry, Don Maitz, Lois Tilton, Jo Walton

Sunday 11:00am, CC2 Site Select

Worldcon 2004 Membership/Conversion Table Opens

Sunday 11:00am, CC201A

Publishing Today: The State of Science Fiction Publishing

Charles N. Brown (M), Kathryn Cramer, Debra J. Euler, Beth Meacham

Sunday 11:00am, CC201B

Beyond Humanity? Will Standard Human Beings Exist in the Future?

Many SF stories speculate that biotechnology and nanotechnology will change us such that, in the not-too-distant-future, standard humans won't exist, or will be in a minority. How likely is this? And how soon will it occur?

Greg Bear (M), Lois McMaster Bujold, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Frederik Pohl

Sunday 11:00am, CC201C

The Kepler Project: The Search for Earth-Like Planets

Yoji Kondo

Sunday 11:00am, CC202B

When It Changed: Discon '74 and After

Discon was the first Worldcon that had a separate "fan" lounge, possibly marking the pivotal moment that fanzine fans found themselves superseded by convention-running fans. Discuss/analyze this statement -- and cheer or bemoan this climacteric change in fandom.

Jack L. Chalker, Moshe Feder, Alexis Gilliland, Jack C. Haldeman (M), Guy H. Lillian III

Sunday 11:00am, CC203A

Conventions We Go To and Why

From an attendee's point of view, what makes a good convention? A group of folks who attend more than their share of conventions give their points of view.

Hal Clement, Erik Olson, Priscilla Olson (M), Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Sunday 11:00am, CC203B

The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues: A Live Rendition

Barry N. Malzberg, Mike Resnick

Sunday 11:00am, CC204A

What's New in Paleontology?

Michael K. Brett-Surman, William A. S. Sarjeant, Josh Smith

Sunday 11:00am, CC204B

Size Matters: Writing Novels, Writing Short Stories

Writing novels is a very different task from writing short stories. Some writers only excel at one or the other, some at both. Our panelists -- who have produced great works at both lengths -- compare writing novels and witting short fiction.

Sheila Finch, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, Connie Willis (M)

Sunday 11:00am, CC204C

The City in SF

From Metropolis, through the "Cities in Flight" books, to a number of more modern stories, a city has been both setting and, in a way, a character in many SF stories.

Kimberly Ann Kindya, Sean McMullen, Kate Elliott, Walter Jon Williams (M)

Sunday 11:00am, CC3 Overlook Cafe


P. C. Hodgell, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah

Sunday 11:00am, L4 Congress B

What We Can Learn from Young Writers: The SFWA Junior Program

Lucienne Diver, Paul Levinson, Diane Turnshek, Harry Turtledove
Location moved from Pocket Program

Sunday 11:00am, M307

Book Discussion: The Sky Roadby Ken MacLeod

Andrew M. Butler

Sunday 11:00am, M408-409

Anime: Gunbuster 1-2 (PG, Subtitled)

Noriko seeks to honor her dad's memory by going into space and, well, help him find the fleet he lost. All she has to do is survive some intense rivalry from her classmates, learn a dizzying amount of information, and survive long enough to graduate from the Space Academy!

Sunday 11:00am, M415

Campaign Electives I and II

How do GMs and other participants handle the "problem" players? How do players deal with a GM who seems out to destroy their characters, no matter the cost? What can both players and GMs do beyond the character sheet and the rulebook to bring the game to life?

Kevin Geiselman, Steve Jackson, Keith J. Olexa, Mark Santillo (M), Lisa J. Steele

Sunday 11:00am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Anime 35mm)

"My Conquest is the Sea of Stars" (1988) - this film was the first animated interpretation of the "Legend of the Galactic Heroes" universe ever released. After 150 years of war between the Galactic Empire and Free Planets Alliance, two brilliant young commanders arise on either side who will change the course of the war and human history forever. This film details the first encounters in battle between these two men, Reinhard von Mnsel and Yang Wen-Li, and shows that their greatest fight may notbe against one another as much as against the hidebound and corrupt influences in both their civilizations. (English subtitled, 60 minutes)

Sunday 11:30am, CC101

Video: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Camp Franklin)

An apprentice witch, 3 kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain

Sunday 11:30am, CC105A


Timons Esaias

Sunday 11:30am, CC106A


James D. Macdonald

Sunday 11:30am, CC106B


Vera Nazarian

Sunday 11:30am, M406

X Minus 1: Skulking Permit(Radio Room)

A light-hearted classic Robert Sheckley story.

Sunday 11:30am, M407

Video: The Rocketeer

Sunday noon, CC102B

Storytelling (Camp Franklin)

Noah Lewis

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC103A

SFWA Meeting

Brad Ferguson, Howard V. Hendrix, Sharon Lee, Madeleine E. Robins, Norman Spinrad, Lois Tilton

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC103C

SIG: Restored Kingdoms of Gondor & Arnor: Council- General Mtg (Is This Any Way to Run a Kingdom?)

Whereas the Accession Council may notbe successful in its search for the true King (May He Soon Return) the formal meeting of the Peers of the Realm will be held. Come see moving ceremony and vicious debate unequaled since the fall of the Soviet Union. Decide for yourself whether the Peers are extraordinary visionaries, missusing certain pharmaceuticals, or deeply disturbed. Maybe all of the above.

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC104A

Characterization for Writing Children's/YA Fiction

Roger MacBride Allen, Ef Deal, Jean Lorrah, Tamora Pierce, Pat York

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC104B

Fighting the Forces: Essayists on the Meaning of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Academic)

Essays from recent scholarly criticism of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Camille Bacon-Smith, David Lavery, Farah Mendlesohn, Rhonda Wilcox

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC105A


David Brin

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC106A


David B. Coe

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC106A


Paul Kidd

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC108B

Writers of the Future

John L. Flynn (M), Fruma Klass

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Nancy Kress, Charles Sheffield

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Tobias Buckell, Bob Eggleton, Simon R. Green, Rick Wilber

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC2 Masq Reg

Masquerade Table Opens - Video Tape Sales and Return of Contestants' Cassettes

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC201A

Folklore in Fantasy and Horror

Judith Berman (M), Josepha Sherman, Mary A. Turzillo

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC201B

Criminal Justice: Different Settings/Different Views

Terence Chua, John G. Hemry, Christy Hardin Smith, Lisa J. Steele (M)

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC201C

Slide Show

Jim Burns, Fred Gambino, Chris Moore

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC202B

Ecology in the 4th Dimension: the Late Pleistocene Decline of the North American Mammalian Megafauna

Priscilla Olson

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC203A

The First Carpool: A Look at Chicon and Denvention (1940/41)

Art Widner

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC203B

Reliving the Past - the SCA and Its Impact on Fandom

Brian L. Burley, Monica Cellio

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC204A

Jedi Knights and Midichlorians: Star Wars Past and Future

Thomas Atkinson, Shanti Fader, J. Gregory Keyes, Craig Miller (M), Shelly Shapiro

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC204B

California Dreaming: Future Sources of Energy

What is the future of energy production? Will fission make a comeback? Will the dream of fusion reactors become a reality in our lifetimes? What about geothermal energy, or solar power satellites? The panel looks at the future of energy production.

Gregory Benford, Jordin T. Kare, Richard Lynch (M), Victoria Warren

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC204C

Mathematical SF

Michael F. Flynn (M), Richard Garfinkle, Donald Kingsbury, Mark R. Leeper

Sunday 12:00 noon, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Jim Freund, Geary Gravel, Kevin P. Roche

Sunday 12:00 noon, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Opens

Sunday 12:00 noon, M406

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Volume 2(Radio Room)

Episodes 7-12; relatively obscure, but still even better than the books which followed.

Sunday 12:00 noon, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects

Sunday 12:00 noon, M690

Fan Lounge Opens, WOOF Collation

Collation of WOOF (annual Worldcon 1-shot APA) in Fanzine Lounge: bring contributions (copy count 100) to Fanzine Lounge by 6 pm Saturday.

Sunday 12:30pm, CC105A


John R. Douglas

Sunday 12:30pm, CC106A


Robert J. Gates

Sunday 12:30pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: The Matrix

Sunday 1:00pm, CC102A

Face Painting & Wizard Costumes (Camp Franklin)

Sunday 1:00pm, CC102B

Magic (Camp Franklin)

Bryan Dean

Sunday 1:00pm, CC104B

And Then It Changed: Fantasy Before and After Tolkien (Academic)

Did it change? Why? How? Suggest other reasons/authors.

Solomon Davidoff, Gregory Frost, John J. Kessel, Darrell Schweitzer

Sunday 1:00pm, CC105A


Thomas Harlan

Sunday 1:00pm, CC106A


Kimberly Ann Kindya

Sunday 1:00pm, CC108A

Writing for the Screen

Steven Sawicki (M), James C. Shooter, Melinda Snodgrass, Isaac Szpindel, Marc Zicree

Sunday 1:00pm, CC108B

Coming Attractions: Tor

James Minz

Sunday 1:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Docent Tour

Tom Whitmore

Sunday 1:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Pat Cadigan, Craig Shaw Gardner, Louise Marley, Paul J. McAuley, Connie Willis

Sunday 1:00pm, CC201A

An Octarine Shade of Humor: Terry Pratchett's Discworld

Andrew M. Butler, Hal Clement, Mark L. Olson (M), Kristine C. Smith

Sunday 1:00pm, CC201B

Editing a Professional SF Magazine: The Editors Speak

Gardner Dozois, Shawna McCarthy (M), Charles Ryan, Stanley Schmidt, Gordon Van Gelder

Sunday 1:00pm, CC201C

A History of Japanese Fandom

Hiroaki Inoue, Yasuo Kawai, Mari Kotani, Masayuki Muratani, Takayuki Tatsumi, Ken Yamaoka

Sunday 1:00pm, CC202B

Cross-Pollination: The Influences of Anime and Science Fiction on One Another

Anime and the written SF of the late 1980s and the 1990s -- particularly cyberpunk -- have influence one another. The panel examines this, discussing examples.

Andrew Adams, Marc Gordon (M), Jane M. Lindskold, Charles Oberndorf

Sunday 1:00pm, CC203A

Beer in Zero G and Other Challenges of Space Manufacturing

What challenges await us in orbital manufacturing? Will we be able to brew beer? If so, what are the differences between brewing in orbit and brewing here on earth? What will we be able to do in orbit that we can't do on earth? And what won't we be able to do in orbit?

Jeffrey A. Carver, Inge Heyer, Bud Sparhawk, Allen Steele (M)

Sunday 1:00pm, CC203B

RASFF and All That: Fandom on the Net

Lenny Bailes, Sue Mason, James Nicoll, Erik Olson (M), Jo Walton

Sunday 1:00pm, CC204A

SF Uses of General Relativity: Wormholes and Warp Drives

Gregory Benford, John G. Cramer (M), Paul Halpern, Yoji Kondo, Charles Sheffield

Sunday 1:00pm, CC204B

Posthuman Rights: What Rights Will AIs Have?

Human rights has been a difficult enough subject. In the future, we'll have even more complex questions to deal with. What rights will AIs have? Will they have to be paid for their work? Can we unplug them without being guilty of murder?

Alexis Gilliland, Mike Scott, Amy Thomson, Sarah Zettel (M)

Sunday 1:00pm, CC204C

Do They Keep Kosher on Mars: Jewishness in SF

Michael A. Burstein, Janice Gelb (M), Daniel Kimmel, William Tenn, Josepha Sherman

Sunday 1:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Don Maitz, Betsy Mitchell, James Morrow

Sunday 1:00pm, M307

SIG: PhillySlash - Philly-area Media Fans on the PhillySlash Mailing List and Friends

Victoria McManus

Sunday 1:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Rock Concert: David Honigsberg & Friends

Sunday 1:00pm, M411-412

Filk: Performing with Other People

Monica Cellio (M), Daniel Glasser, Marc S. Glasser, Melissa Glasser, Valerie Housden, Bill Sutton, Brenda Sutton

Sunday 1:15pm, M407

Video: Longer Than You Think -- 1950s PSFS Worldcon Home Movie

Sunday 1:30pm, CC105A


Ellen Kushner

Sunday 1:30pm, CC106A


Katherine Macdonald

Sunday 1:30pm, M407

Video: The Hobbit(Animated, 1977)

Sunday 2:00pm, CC102A

Active Games (Camp Franklin)

Sunday 2:00pm, CC102B

Storytelling (Camp Franklin)

Ruth Sanderson

Sunday 2:00pm, CC104B

Publishing Science Fiction and Fantasy Research and Criticism (Academic)

Kathryn Cramer, Edward James, David Lavery, Farah Mendlesohn

Sunday 2:00pm, CC105A


Julie Czerneda

Sunday 2:00pm, CC106A


Lawrence Schoen,

Sunday 2:00pm, CC106B


Richard P. Russo

Sunday 2:00pm, CC108A

Writing 101: A Guide for Writers

A panel of experts answers questions on the technique and business of writing.

Rosemary Kirstein, Lee Martindale (M), Kate Elliott, Katya Reimann, Rick Wilber

Sunday 2:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Michael A. Burstein, Michael F. Flynn, Paul Levinson

Sunday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show/Print Shop Close

Sunday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Jeanne M. Cavelos, David B. Coe, J. Gregory Keyes, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Mike Moscoe, Severna Park, Michelle Sagara West

Sunday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Fan

Docent Tour: Fan Exhibits

Leah Zeldes Smith

Sunday 2:00pm, CC201A

Wooden Ships and Zoology: The World of Patrick O'Brian

Delia Sherman, Wendy Snow-Lang, S. M. Stirling, Walter Jon Williams, Sarah Zettel (M)

Sunday 2:00pm, CC201B

Robert Heinlein: An Appreciation and Evaluation

James Gifford, Fred Lerner, Bill Patterson, George H. Scithers, Susan Shwartz (M)

Sunday 2:00pm, CC201C

New Missions to Mars

Geoffrey A. Landis

Sunday 2:00pm, CC202B

A Fragmentation of Fans: The Growth of Separate Fandoms

An examination of the background (and continued growth) of the separation of the fannish community into separate fandoms. From the SCA to Costumecons, and early comics fandom to filk convention ... what's going on, why, and what will be the outcome?

Moshe Feder, Mike Glyer, Laurie Mann, Edmund R. Meskys, Don Sakers (M)

Sunday 2:00pm, CC203A

Modernism and SF

Jim Frenkel, Kathleen Ann Goonan, John J. Kessel, Terry A. McGarry (M), Michael Swanwick

Sunday 2:00pm, CC203B

Free Space and Corporate Space

Some SF pictures space mostly controlled by governments -- ranging from galactic empires to military bureaucracies. Others picture space dominated by big business -- sometimes in good ways, sometimes bad. The panel examines these two conflicting views of our future in space and in SF.

David Brin, Greg Costikyan, Debra Doyle (M), Ian Randal Strock

Sunday 2:00pm, CC204A

Gardner Dozois Guest Editor Speech

Gardner Dozois

Sunday 2:00pm, CC204B

The Phlogiston Belt: Changing Science and the Hard SF Writer

Stephen Baxter, Jack McDevitt (M), Derryl Murphy, Larry Niven, Stanley Schmidt

Sunday 2:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Forrest J. Ackerman, Jerry Weist

Sunday 2:00pm, L4 Congress C

Writer Beware - a Session for Aspiring Writers on the Business of Writing

Michael Capobianco, Ann C. Crispin, Victoria Strauss

Sunday 2:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert: Three Weird Sisters

Sunday 2:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Record of Lodoss War, 1-13 (PG, Subtitled)

The best fantasy anime to come out in years! Lodoss: the accused island has seen wars ravage its kingdoms for thousands of years. Now, an evil beyond any it has ever faced before is awakening, and a party of six are drawn together in battle.

Sunday 2:00pm, M690 - Fan Lounge

Fanzine Fandom Overseas

Bridget Bradshaw, Steve Davies, Vince Docherty, Naomi C. Fisher, Pat Molloy

Sunday 2:30pm, CC105A


Cory Doctorow

Sunday 2:30pm, CC106A


Ellen Klages

Sunday 2:30pm, CC106B


Michael Dobson,

Sunday 2:30pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Million Wizard March - Assembly

Esther Friesner (M)

Sunday 3:00pm, CC104B

Critiquing Short Fiction (Academic)

Discussion of the critical tools and processes when looking at short fiction. What makes certain specific examples of short fiction good literature?

Kathryn Cramer, Gregory Feeley, P. C. Hodgell, Darrell Schweitzer

Sunday 3:00pm, CC105A


Marvin Kaye

Sunday 3:00pm, CC106A


Lee Martindale

Sunday 3:00pm, CC106B


Mike Resnick

Sunday 3:00pm, CC108A

Piracy in the Digital Age

Michael Capobianco, Charlie Petit, Christine Valada (M)

Sunday 3:00pm, CC108B

Editing: The Book Editors' Perspectives

Many program items talk about the role of the magazine editor (we have a couple of the program here). Magazine editors are so prominent, that everyone knows who they are. But book editors also do a very important job (as anyone who looks at the unedited Heinlein can see). Book editors from a number of the major book lines talk about the role of the book editor, what they bring to the table, and what their role will be in the future.

Claire Eddy (M), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Steve Saffel, Anne Sowards

Sunday 3:00pm, CC109A

ISAAC Interviews/Teen Lounge Opens

Sunday 3:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Anthony R. Lewis, Stanley Schmidt, Shane Tourtellotte

Sunday 3:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


David Brin, Colleen Doran, Joe Haldeman, Jack C. Haldeman, Jennifer Roberson, Ron Walotsky, Michael Whelan

Sunday 3:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Million Wizard March

Show your support for Wizards everywhere.

Esther Friesner

Sunday 3:00pm, CC2 NESFA Sales

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the NESFA Table - PSFS Speaker

William Tenn

Sunday 3:00pm, CC201A

Writing, Revising, Editing

No piece is ever perfect. There's always the temptation to keep re-writing chapter 1 until it's perfect before you go on to chapter 2. That way lies madness. How much should you re- write before you're done. Revising can introduce inconsistencies, which later editing should remove. Some of these things may be picked up by a copy editor if you sell/have sold the book, but the better it is when you turn it in, the more chance of it being bought (by the publisher if it's uncommisioned, by the readers if it's being published).

Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Scott Edelman, Ellen Key Harris-Braun, Sasha Miller, Janna Silverstein (M)

Sunday 3:00pm, CC201B

J. R. R. Tolkien and the Twentieth Century

J. R. R. Tolkien looked back to earlier times, yet his great creation is also profoundly a part of the twentieth century. Moreover, Tolkien's works stand as major influences on other writers. Fantasy changed with Tolkien. And while some maintream critics downplay his place in literature, his works have spoken to millions -- surely a sign that they are indeed important.

Jeffrey A. Carver (M), George R. R. Martin, Jamil Nasir, William A. S. Sarjeant

Sunday 3:00pm, CC201C

Slide Show

Bob Eggleton (M)

Sunday 3:00pm, CC202B

Web Pages for Writers: A Discussion

Timothy E. Liebe, Laurie Mann

Sunday 3:00pm, CC203A

Inevitable Masquerade Debriefing

Rob Himmelsbach, Victoria Warren

Sunday 3:00pm, CC203B

If You Have a Good Idea, You Need Good Sentences

Linda J. Dunn, Mary Soon Lee, James Van Pelt (M)

Sunday 3:00pm, CC204A

From Fan to Pro: A Talk by George Scithers

George H. Scithers

Sunday 3:00pm, CC204B

The Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Energy and Dark Matter

John G. Cramer (M), David DeGraff, Paul Halpern

Sunday 3:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

Keith R. A. DeCandido

Sunday 3:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Camille Bacon-Smith, David Howell, jan howard finder, Nalo Hopkinson

Sunday 3:00pm, L4 Congress A

Young Writers Workshop

Brenda W. Clough, Jeffrey D. Kooistra, Paul Levinson, Tamora Pierce, Wen Spencer, Diane Turnshek

Sunday 3:00pm, M307

SIG: Hypoglycemics United to Foster Awareness

How do you know you are notaffected by this medical condition that may affect 1/4 of the population of the United States if you don't know the questions? Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the probable cause for post con blues (let-down), getting super upset at losing your +5 Wizard, sudden crying fits, and binge chocolate eating. It has other, more subtle symptoms and can be controlled. Meeting led by Benita Kasten Gagne

Sunday 3:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Terence Chua

Sunday 3:00pm, M406

A Wizard of Earthsea(Radio Room)

A young boy attends school to learn how to become a wizard. notHarry Potter, but an adaptation of the Ursula K. Le Guin novel, narrated by Dame Judi Dench.

Sunday 3:00pm, M407

Video: The Lord of the Rings(animated 1978)

Sunday 3:00pm, M415

Game to Fiction/Fiction to Game

What makes for a good translation from one medium to the other? All genres of gaming will be considered and compared with their analogs in sci-fi, fantasy and horror literature.

James Cambias, Greg Costikyan (M), Michael Dobson, Kevin Maroney, Walter Jon Williams

Sunday 3:00pm, M690 - Fan Lounge

Meet Recent DUFF/TAFF Winners

Naomi C. Fisher, Janice Gelb, Victor Gonzalez, Pat Molloy, Joyce Scrivner

Sunday 3:30pm, CC105A


Grant Carrington

Sunday 3:30pm, CC106A


Toni Anzetti

Sunday 3:30pm, CC106B


Charles Oberndorf

Sunday 3:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert

Bill Roper, Gretchen Roper

Sunday 4:00pm, CC102B

Folksinging (Camp Franklin)

Sing Along with Gunther Anderson to favourite folk songs.

Gunther Anderson

Sunday 4:00pm, CC104B

Creating Culture: the Anthropology in the Science Fiction of ... (Academic)

Camille Bacon-Smith, Judith Berman (M), Jane M. Lindskold

Sunday 4:00pm, CC105A


Connie Willis

Sunday 4:00pm, CC106A


James Morrow,

Sunday 4:00pm, CC106B


David Gerrold

Sunday 4:00pm, CC108A

Copyright Law for Writers and Artists

Deborah M. Geisler, Christine Valada

Sunday 4:00pm, CC108B

The Geology of Middle Earth

William A. S. Sarjeant

Sunday 4:00pm, CC110B

SIG: Reading for the Future

Gathering of teachers, librarians, parents, SF professionals interested in sharing information about/for children reading science fiction.

Lynn Cohen Koehler,

Sunday 4:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

David Brin

Sunday 4:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auc

Art Auction

Sunday 4:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Stephen Baxter, Ellen Datlow, Peter J. Heck, Steven Sawicki, Amy Thomson

Sunday 4:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Million Wizard March Post-Assembly

Sunday 4:00pm, CC2 Masq Reg

Masquerade Table Closes

Sunday 4:00pm, CC201A

From the Caves of Steel to the City Guard : SF and Fantasy Police Stories

Glen Cook, Larry Niven, Tom Purdom, Lisa J. Steele (M)

Sunday 4:00pm, CC201B

Current Trends in Anime

Shanti Fader, Timothy E. Liebe (M), Jamil Nasir

Sunday 4:00pm, CC201C

Dinosaur Talk

Josh Smith helped to find the partial skeleton of a sauropod dinosaur, later designated as Paralititan stromeri. Hear Josh's story of current dinosaur hunting techniques, and the "creative financing" he used to make his proposed dig a reality.

Josh Smith

Sunday 4:00pm, CC202B

Things to Come: Fandom in the Future

Mike Glyer, Victor Gonzalez, Erik Olson, Mark L. Olson, Jack Speer

Sunday 4:00pm, CC203A

Portraying the Unportrayable: Writing About the Superintelligent and Transhuman

Julie Czerneda (M), Tony Daniel, Nancy Kress, Larry Lewis

Sunday 4:00pm, CC203B

Space Tourism: Publicity Stunt or the Coming Thing?

Tim Kyger, Keith J. Olexa, Charles Sheffield, Allen Steele, Ian Randal Strock (M)

Sunday 4:00pm, CC204A

About the Rediscovery Award

Gardner Dozois, Scott Edelman, James Patrick Kelly, Eleanor Lang, Anthony R. Lewis, Jim Mann, Robert Silverberg

Sunday 4:00pm, CC204B

Worldbuilding 103: Creating Civilizations

Roger MacBride Allen, Rosemary Kirstein, Victoria McManus, Elizabeth Moon (M)

Sunday 4:00pm, CC204C

Beyond Ayn Rand and Robert A. Heinlein: Libertarian SF

The Prometheus Award will be presented at the start of this panel.

Michael F. Flynn, Eric Raymond, Amy Rule, Fran Van Cleave

Sunday 4:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

Joe Haldeman

Sunday 4:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Sheila Finch, Michelle Sagara West, Gregory Feeley

Sunday 4:30pm, CC105A


David Sherman

Sunday 4:30pm, CC106B


Hal Clement

Sunday 5:00pm, CC101

Camp Franklin Closes (Camp Franklin)

Sunday 5:00pm, CC104B

History and Fantasy (Academic)

Where do all those fantasy universes come from, and why? (a critical/historical examination of fantastic literature)

Lois McMaster Bujold, Esther Friesner, Gregory Frost, Charlie Petit, Susan Shwartz, Harry Turtledove

Sunday 5:00pm, CC105A


P. C. Hodgell

Sunday 5:00pm, CC106B


Robert Charles Wilson

Sunday 5:00pm, CC108A

The Future of Music

Paul Shuch, Helen H. Thompson, Ted White

Sunday 5:00pm, CC2 Art Show Sal

Art Show Sales Opens

Sunday 5:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Norman Spinrad

Sunday 5:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Julie Czerneda, Doranna Durgin, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Darrell Schweitzer, Susan Sizemore, Christy Hardin Smith, Douglas Smith, Lawrence Watt-Evans

Sunday 5:00pm, CC201A

Sects in Zero G: Religious Societies in the Spacefaring Future

Jeffrey A. Carver, Ef Deal, M. K. Fuller, Farah Mendlesohn, Sarah Zettel (M)

Sunday 5:00pm, CC201B

Heart of Darkness: How Dark Should Villains Be?

Every hero needs a foil, but just how bad should your villain be? If your hero is a dark one, does your villain have to be that much darker? Is it possible to take your villain toofar? How evil can a villain be before edging into horror?

Barbara Chepaitis, Laura Anne Gilman, Victoria McManus, Len Wein

Sunday 5:00pm, CC201C

Reading Performance: On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi (with the Original Intonations)

William Tenn

Sunday 5:00pm, CC202B

The Growing Rift? -- Pros and Fans

A look at recent changes in fandom. Some pros view themselves as separate from the fannish community -- and some fans view pros as separate. What's driving this change?

Janice Gelb, Gay Haldeman, Priscilla Olson (M), Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Sunday 5:00pm, CC203A

60 Years of the N3F

Helen A. Davis, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Catherine Mintz, Art Widner

Sunday 5:00pm, CC203B

On Killing

Timons Esaias

Sunday 5:00pm, CC204A

Why Harry Potter?

There have been many great YA books over the years. Why did Harry Potter take off? What was it about Rowling's novels.

Katherine Macdonald, Ruth Sanderson, Shelly Shapiro, Magi Shepley

Sunday 5:00pm, CC204B

The Year in Physics and Astronomy

Ctein, Jordin T. Kare, Dave Kratz, Mark L. Olson (M)

Sunday 5:00pm, CC204C

The Future of Medicine

Muriel Hykes, Jay Meisner, Jed Shumsky, Jonathon Sullivan MD (M)

Sunday 5:00pm, CC3 Overlook Bar

Literary Beer:

Michael Swanwick

Sunday 5:00pm, CC3 Overlook Cafe


John G. Cramer, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, David Marusek, James C. Shooter

Sunday 5:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert: Decadent Dave Clement

Sunday 5:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Lord of the Rings Presentation

Sunday 5:15pm, M407

Video: The Return of the King(animated 1979)

Sunday 5:30pm, CC105A


Sean McMullen

Sunday 5:30pm, CC106A


Michael Mansfield

Sunday 5:30pm, CC106B


Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

Sunday 5:30pm, CC304

Green Room Closes

Sunday 5:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert: TBA

Sunday 6:00pm, CC106A


Ilyana Mansfield

Sunday 6:00pm, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Closes

Sunday 6:00pm, CC2 Information

Information Closes

Sunday 6:00pm, CC2 Registration

Registration Closes

Sunday 6:00pm, CC2 Site Select

Worldcon 2004 Membership/Conversion Table Closes

Sunday 6:00pm, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Closes

Sunday 6:00pm, CC202B

From Elvish to Klingon: Languages in SF and Fantasy

Kimberly Ann Kindya, Mark Mandel, Lawrence Schoen

Sunday 6:00pm, CC203A

The Other Side of the Fifties: Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury, and Planet Stories

When SF of the fifties is discussed, much of the discussion tends to center on the trio of magazines -- Astounding, Galaxy, and F& SF -- and those who wrote regularly for them. But there was another side of the 1950s -- a side that included magazines such as Planet Stories -- that included such writers as Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury. The panel discusses Brackett, Bradbury, and others.

Thomas Harlan, Terry A. McGarry (M), James Nicoll, Mary A. Turzillo

Sunday 6:00pm, CC204A

Life on Mars -- Reality or Fantasy?

Michael F. Flynn, Inge Heyer, Geoffrey A. Landis, Charles Sheffield (M)

Sunday 6:00pm, CC307

Media Room Closes

Sunday 6:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Filk Concert: TBA

Sunday 6:45pm, M407

Video: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Sunday 7:30pm, CC2 Art Show Sal

Art Show Sales Closes

Sunday 7:30pm, M4 Franklin A

Electronic Music Concert: Don Slepian

Sunday 8:00pm, CC109A

Teen Lounge Closes

Sunday 8:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Closes

Sunday 8:00pm, CC203A

Where Else Can These Characters Go: A Look at Fan Fiction

A Whole New World: fan fiction writers devote immense time and effort to their craft, and take familiar characters in different directions such as alternate universes, crossovers, and explicit sexual relationships.

Robert J. Gates, Victoria McManus (M), Julie Stickler

Sunday 8:00pm, M408-409

Anime: Fleischer Animation

Classic animation from the 1930's: including Popeye, Betty Boop, Superman, Color Classics, and Screen Songs.

Sunday 8:00pm, M5 Grand A-F

Hugo Awards

Greg Bear, Gardner Dozois, Esther Friesner, George H. Scithers, Stephen Youll

Sunday 8:45pm, M407

Video: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Sunday 9:00pm, M404

Open Filk

Sunday 10:00pm, M307

SIG: MAFIA (this is all Diane's fault...)

Diane Turnshek

Sunday 10:00pm, M4 Franklin A

Trance Concert: Null Sleep

Sunday 10:00pm, M403

Filk: It Came from the Silver Screen (Media Filk)

Crystal Paul

Sunday 10:00pm, M411-412

Gordy Dickson/Poul Anderson Memorial Filk

In addition to being authors and fen, both Gordy Dickson and Poul Anderson were filkers. The Millennium Philcon honors their memory with a circle of songs by and about these two much- missed giants of the field.

Barry Gold, Lee Gold

Sunday 10:00pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: 2001 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo Winner (time approximate after event)

Sunday 10:00pm, Mar SFFNET Suite

SFF NET Suite Reading (Erotica - Adults Only Please)

Cecilia Tan

Sunday 11:00pm, M406

Tolkien Heads - The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King(Radio Room)

Sunday 11:15pm, M407

Video: War Games

Sunday 11:33pm, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Short Subjects (time permitting)

Monday, September 3

Monday Midnight, M4 Franklin A


Monday 0:30am, M5 Grand G-H

Film: Star Wars: Episode One The Phantom Menace

Monday 1:15am, M407

Video: The Day After

Monday 2:00am, M690

Fan Lounge Closes

Monday 3:00am, M408-409

Anime: Bastard!

A nasty gentleman named Dark Schneider (how can you go wrong with a name like that?) decided he wanted to take over the world...he failed once, and he is notgoing to fail again!

Monday 3:15am, M407

Video: Road Warrior

Monday 4:00am, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Closes

Monday 4:45am, M407

Video: My Favorite Martian

Monday 6:00am, M408-409

Anime: Kimba, The White Lion 3

The residents of the jungle are hungry, and Kimba's lofty ideals about animals noteating other animals suddenly doesn't sound so good. His plan is to raise vegetables and turn his friends to eating only them...but raising plants takes time!

Monday 6:30am, M407

Video: The Postman

Monday 7:30am, M307

SIG: Friends of Bill W.

Monday 8:00am, M408-409

Anime: Astro Boy 3

When the brain of a brilliant, murdered scientist is placed in the body of a super robot, the resultant creature goes off to seek revenge on his murderer. Only Astro Boy can intervene and bring Herringbone Tweed to justice! (also contains "Mystery of the Aimless Dam")

Monday 8:30am, M307

SIG: Weight Loss Support

Monday 9:00am, CC103C

Cardio Kick-boxing

Linda Subias

Monday 9:00am, CC110A

Writing Exercises

Robert Nansel, Diane Turnshek

Monday 9:00am, CC2 Information

Information Opens - Convention Info, Handicapped Services and Sign-ups

Monday 9:00am, CC2 Registration

Registration Opens

Monday 9:00am, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Opens - We Need Your Help to Move Out the Worldcon! Please Stop By and Volunteer

Monday 9:00am, CC307

Media Room Opens (for Press/Broadcast/Web Representatives)

Monday 9:00am, M408-409

Anime: Reboot 2 (G, Dubbed)

Traveling the Games, we follow our cynical hero Matrix, a young and energetic sprite named Enzo, and his companions Andraia and Frisket as they wander the Net in search of his mentor Bob and the Game Cube that will bring them home.

Monday 9:30am, CC304

Green Room Opens

Monday 9:30am, M407

Video: Contact

Monday 10:00am, CC101

Camp Franklin Opens - Theme "Pirates" (Camp Franklin)

Monday 10:00am, CC102A

Art Projects: Treasure Boxes, Souvenir Books, Pirate Themes (Camp Franklin)

Make your own eye patches, flags, maps, and treasure chests to put your con souvenirs in.

Monday 10:00am, CC103A

WSFS Meeting

If the meetings earlier in the convention were unable to process all official business, we will consider what is left today. Check the convention newsletter to find out if there will be a Monday Business Meeting.

Monday 10:00am, CC105A


Irene Radford

Monday 10:00am, CC109A

ISAAC Interviews/Teen Lounge Opens

Monday 10:00am, CC2 Art Show Sal

Art Show Sales/Pick-up Open

Monday 10:00am, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Opens

Monday 10:00am, CC2 Site Select

Worldcon 2004 Membership/Conversion Table Opens

Monday 10:00am, CC203A

They Died tooSoon: TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer

Craig Engler, Perrianne Lurie, Nicki Lynch, Isaac Szpindel

Monday 10:00am, L4 Congress A

Workshop: Writing in Shared Worlds

Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah

Monday 10:00am, M307

SIG: Working Group for a Teen Fan Fund

Diane Turnshek

Monday 10:00am, M406

Wyrd Sisters(Radio Room)

One of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, as adapted by the BBC.

Monday 10:30am, CC105A


Gregory Frost

Monday 10:30am, M408-409

Anime: SDF Macross (PG, Subtitled)

Monday 11:00am, CC105A


Keith R. A. DeCandido

Monday 11:00am, CC106A


Greg Costikyan

Monday 11:00am, CC110B

Book Discussion: Calculating Godby Robert J. Sawyer

Tom Veal

Monday 11:00am, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Geoffrey A. Landis, Mary A. Turzillo

Monday 11:00am, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Opens

Monday 11:00am, CC2 Exhibit Auto

GoH Autographing:

Greg Bear, Gardner Dozois, Esther Friesner, George H. Scithers, Stephen Youll

Monday 11:00am, CC202B

Challenges of Translating Fantasy and Science Fiction

Uwe Anton, Kir Bulychev, John Costello (M), Patrick McGuire

Monday 11:00am, CC203A

Small Presses and the Changing Face of Publishing

Roger MacBride Allen, Jack L. Chalker, James Gifford, Anthony R. Lewis, Steven Sawicki

Monday 11:00am, CC203B

Making Recommendations or Thoughtful Analysis? A Look at SF Criticism

What distinguishes criticism from book reviewing? How does criticism manage objectivity in a field in which so many of the practitioners know one another?

David G. Hartwell (M), Evelyn C. Leeper, Kevin Maroney

Monday 11:00am, CC204B

And So It Goes: The Kilgore Trout Memorial Panel

The panel examines the works of Kurt Vonnegut, focusing on one of his most famous creations, Kilgore Trout ("died" Labor Day 2001).

Lenny Bailes, Craig Engler, James Morrow, Tom Purdom

Monday 11:00am, CC204C

World Premiere - Excerpts from Lois McMaster Bujold's Latest Unpublished Miles Book

Lois McMaster Bujold

Monday 11:00am, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Paul Levinson, Wen Spencer, Mike Moscoe, Michael Whelan

Monday 11:00am, M307

Book Discussion: Galactic Pot Healerby Philip K. Dick

Eric M. Van

Monday 11:00am, M408-409

Anime: Wartime Cartoons

A show of eight cartoons that were made between 1942 and 1945 and were related to the United States' participation in World War II.

Monday 11:30am, CC102B

Comic Art (Camp Franklin)

Learn to make your own comic art.

Steve Stiles

Monday 11:30am, CC105A


Madeleine E. Robins

Monday 12:00 noon, CC106A


Susan Sizemore

Monday 12:00 noon, CC106B


George R. R. Martin

Monday 12:00 noon, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Gardner Dozois

Monday 12:00 noon, CC2 Exhibit Auto


Hilari L. Bell, Adam-Troy Castro, Joanna Erbach, Robert I. Katz, Lyda Morehouse

Monday 12:00 noon, CC201C

Operations Horizon and Lunex: The Military's Cold War Plans for a Moon Base

Operation Horizon and Operation Lunex,were real Cold War plans (recently declassified) by the Army and Air Force for Lunar Bases. The talk looks at both plans shows how SF and the real world were intersecting at the time (why did SF writers keep talking about nuclear missiles on the Moon?), how some of the programs' concepts were integrated into the Apollo Program, why they never happened, alternate historical possibilities if they had happened, and how the plans point us toward perhaps the single most significant turning point in 20th Century space activities (which didn't occur in space).

John G. Hemry

Monday 12:00 noon, CC202B

First Fandom Then and Now

This panel will begin with a brief slide show by Jay Kay Klein showing get-togethers of First Fandom from years ago.

Forrest J. Ackerman, Hal Clement (M), Jay Kay Klein

Monday 12:00 noon, CC203A

Developing the Young Reader Omnibus

Julie Czerneda, Ef Deal, David DeGraff, Larry Lewis, Ilyana Mansfield, Michael Mansfield, Wendie Old, Charles Ryan, Spring Schoenhuth, Mary Schroeder, Magi Shepley, James Van Pelt, Pat York

Monday 12:00 noon, CC203B

Big Boys, Don't Cry: Men's Costuming for Tall and Full-Figured Men

What do you do when your yardage goes into double digits and the pattern only fits up to an alleged "Large." Don't despair, our panelists offer semi-sage advice and a few horror stories.

Rob Himmelsbach, Jay Meisner, Sandy Swank

Monday 12:00 noon, CC204A

How to Lie With Statistics: The Continuing Story

Michael F. Flynn

Monday 12:00 noon, CC204B

So You Say You Don't Like Comics: Graphic Novels for SF and Fantasy Fans

Some graphic novels are popular even with those who claim to dislike comic books. The Sandman is a prime example. What makes some graphic novels appeal to even those who don't normally like comics and graphic novels? What others should the audience run out now and find?

Kevin Maroney, Madeleine E. Robins, Teresa Nielsen Hayden (M), Dani Zweig

Monday 12:00 noon, CC204C

Trends in Electronic Publishing

Michael Capobianco, John R. Douglas (M), David Howell, Ernest Lilley

Monday 12:00 noon, CC3 Overlook Cafe


Donald Kingsbury

Monday 12:00 noon, M3 Con Suite

Con Suite Opens

Monday 12:00 noon, M407

Video: Monday Morning Cartoons: Pocket Dragon Adventures

Monday 12:00 noon, M411-412

Filk Wrap-up

Harold Feld, Lee Gold, Crystal Paul, Bill Sutton, David Weingart (M)

Monday 12:00 noon, M690

Fan Lounge Opens

Monday 12:30pm, CC102B

Video: Hook (Camp Franklin)

When Capt. Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Monday 12:30pm, CC105A


Jo Walton

Monday 1:00pm, CC105A


Mary A. Turzillo

Monday 1:00pm, CC106A


James Van Pelt

Monday 1:00pm, CC2 Asimov Table

Dealer's Room - Autographing at the Asimov's/Analog Table:

Tom Purdom, Michael Swanwick

Monday 1:00pm, CC2 Information

Information Closes

Monday 1:00pm, CC2 Registration

Registration Closes

Monday 1:00pm, CC2 Volunteers

Volunteer Desk Closes

Monday 1:00pm, CC201C

Marvel Comics: Present and Future

Bob Greenberger

Monday 1:00pm, CC203A

What Have We Created? A Concluding Worldbuilding Session

Gregory Benford, Rosemary Kirstein, Paul J. McAuley, Arlen P. Walker (M)

Monday 1:00pm, CC203B

The Future of Publishing: Print-On-Demand, E-Books, and Other Big Changes

Roger MacBride Allen, David Howell, Steve Miller, Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Monday 1:00pm, CC204A

Gripe Session

Todd Dashoff

Monday 1:00pm, CC204B

Farewell to Xena

Keith R. A. DeCandido, Kimberly Ann Kindya, Matt G. Leger, Nicki Lynch (M)

Monday 1:00pm, CC204C

Computer Law

Mikki Barry, Gary Keith Feldbaum, Peter V. Radatti

Monday 1:00pm, M407

Video: Longer Than You Think -- 1950s PSFS Worldcon Home Movie

Monday 1:00pm, M690 - Fan Lounge

Care and Feeding of a Fanzine Collection

Moshe Feder, Joe Siclari, Gregory Trend

Monday 1:15pm, M407

Video: The Phantom Tollbooth

Monday 1:30pm, CC304

Green Room Closes

Monday 2:00pm, CC109A

Teen Lounge Closes

Monday 2:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Art

Art Show Sales/Pick-up Close

Monday 2:00pm, CC307

Media Room Closes

Monday 2:00pm, M5 Grand A-F

The Field Since the End of World War II

Greg Bear, Gardner Dozois, Esther Friesner, George H. Scithers, Stephen Youll

Monday 2:45pm, M407

Video: The Phantom of the Opera

Monday 3:00pm, CC101

Camp Franklin Closes (Camp Franklin)

Monday 3:00pm, CC2 Dealers Room

Dealers Room Closes

Monday 3:00pm, CC2 Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Closes

Monday 3:00pm, CC2 Site Select

Worldcon 2004 Membership/Conversion Table Opens

Monday 3:00pm, M4 Franklin B

After 99 Straight Hours, Franklin Hall B (Internet Lounge, Shmoozing Area, Gaming, etc.) Closes

Monday 3:00pm, M5 Grand A-F

Closing Ceremonies

"Now it's time to say goodbye to all our company. M - I - C..." Ooops, wrong group. Come anyway and see what we have in mind for saying "Goodbye" and "Thanks" to one and all.

Greg Bear, Todd Dashoff, Gardner Dozois, Esther Friesner, Randy Hoffman, Nancy Janda, George H. Scithers, Lew Wolkoff, Stephen Youll

Monday 4:00pm, M411-412

Dead Cheesesteak Filk

Monday 4:00pm, M690

Fan Lounge Closes

Monday 4:15pm, M407

Video: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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