LoneStarCon 2 Program Index: Friday


Thursday* * Friday* * Saturday* * Sunday* * Monday

Fr0001rw-alamo.cOpen Gaming
Play any game you want to bring -- cards, roleplaying games, boardgames. And be sure to look in on continuous demonstrations of the new Portal introductory set for Magic: The Gathering (run by Wizards of the Coast) and the Middle-Earth trading card game (Iron Crown Enterprises).

Marriott Riverwalk Alamo Ballroom Sec. C 12:01AM-11:51PM

Fr1000cc-202Showcase-Terry Boren Reading

Convention Center Room 202 10:00AM-10:25AM
Terry Boren (M)

Fr1000cc-203For Kids: Creative Writing

Convention Center Room 203 10:00AM-10:50AM
Laura Frankos, Sheila Williams

Fr1000cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 10:00AM-10:50AM
Harold Feld, Caroline Spector

Fr1000cc-205Terminator 2: the machines take over this weekend!

Convention Center Room 205 10:00AM-10:50AM
Kurt Baty, Joe Grillot, Brad Linaweaver (M)

Fr1000cc-206Attacks on Science: Should science defend itself against the anti-technologists? And how?
Some of the fundamental tenets of 'western' society and science are under attack by a variety of politically motivated groups and ideologies, such as 'post-modernism' and 'deconstruction' The fpcus will be on explaining what the ideologies are, their motives, and why they are diametrically opposed to the primary reason for 'progress' in civilization: the use of science to understand the universe on the basis that there is one external reality or 'truth' that may be seen in the same way by all peoples, no matter what their own cultureal origins are. What would be the result if the anti-science groups were to become a major "political' force, instead of just inside the "ivory towers." What would the world be like if such groups were in political control, and is this a realistic possibility?

Convention Center Room 206 10:00AM-10:50AM
George Flentke, Bruce Hallock, Jack McDevitt (M), Karen Mermel, Susan Smith

Fr1000cc-207Sense of Place: Locale as Character

Convention Center Room 207 10:00AM-10:50AM
Michael F. Flynn (M), C. J. Mills, Robert Reed, S. M. Stirling, Harry Turtledove

Fr1000cc-208Magical Realism: Fantasy from the Other Side of the Border

Convention Center Room 208 10:00AM-10:50AM
Ellen Datlow (M), Thomas K. Martin, Mary Rosenblum

Fr1000cc-210Showcase-Nick DiChario Reading

Convention Center Room 210 10:00AM-10:25AM
Nick DiChario (M)

Fr1000cc-centroGuest of Honor Slide Show: Art of Don Maitz

Convention Center Centro 10:00AM-11:50AM
Don Maitz (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 10:00AM-10:50AM
Wilhelmina Baird, Elizabeth Danforth, Esther Friesner, John J. Miller, Bradley H. Sinor

Fr1000cc-fiesta.eWSFS Preliminary Business Meeting
Open to all convention members.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 10:00AM-11:50AM
Don Eastlake III (M), Zanne Labonville, Kevin Standlee

Fr1000cc-missionVirtual Reality Demo from Red Storm Entertainment
Military, medical, and recreational uses for VR.

Convention Center Mission 10:00AM-11:50AM
Frank Boosman, Jaque Davison (M)

Fr1000cc-patio.aShowcase-Howard Hendrix Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 10:00AM-10:25AM
Howard V. Hendrix (M)

Fr1000cc-patio.bShowcase-Jennifer Roberson Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
Jennifer Roberson (M)

Fr1000cc-plaza.aMary Leakey, Olduvai, and the Rise of Sentience: A slide show and lecture
M. Shayne Bell reports on Mary Leakey's last lecture. (slides) She was a major human paleontologist in her own right, although was in the shadow of her more famous and flamboyant husband louis leakey. What were some of her critical discoveries?

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
M. Shayne Bell (M)

Fr1000cc-river.aWriting 101: Basics for Beginning Writers

Convention Center River Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
Loren Coleman, Kathleen Ann Goonan (M), Scott E. Green, Edward E. Kramer, Sasha Miller, Charles C. Ryan, Rochelle Marie Uhlenkott

Fr1000cc-river.bThe sexuality issues of radical body modifications

Convention Center River Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
Mark Bourne (M), Glen Engel-Cox, Bruce Sterling, Pras Stillman, Sage Walker

Fr1000rc-11Friends of Bill

Marriott Rivercenter Room 11 10:00AM-10:50AM

Fr1000rw-bonhamKaffeeklatch with Tim Powers
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Bonham 10:00AM-10:50AM
Tim Powers (M)

Fr1000rw-milamKaffeeklatch with Connie Willis
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam 10:00AM-10:50AM
Connie Willis (M)

Fr1000rw-valeroKaffeeklatch with Don Webb and Uncle River
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Valero 10:00AM-10:50AM
Uncle River, Don Webb (M)

Fr1030cc-202Showcase-Lillian Stewart Carl Reading

Convention Center Room 202 10:30AM-10:55AM
Lillian Stewart Carl

Fr1030cc-patio.aShowcase - Kurt Roth Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 10:30AM-10:55AM
Kurt Roth

Fr1100cc-202Showcase-Patricia Anthony Reading

Convention Center Room 202 11:00AM-11:50AM
Patricia Anthony (M)

Fr1100cc-203Showcase-Richard Chwedyk Reading

Convention Center Room 203 11:00AM-11:50AM
Richard Chwedyk (M)

Fr1100cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 11:00AM-11:50AM
C. J. Mills, Rick Wilber

Fr1100cc-205Silicon Gulch: TX Computer Game Companies

Convention Center Room 205 11:00AM-11:50AM
Jim Cooper, Jason Henderson, Micah Jackson (M), Denis Loubet, Warren Spector, Russ Williams

Fr1100cc-206Publicity & self-promotion for writers & artists

Convention Center Room 206 11:00AM-11:50AM
Steven Gould, Muff Musgrave (M), Denise Satter, Dean Wesley Smith, Elisabeth Waters, Jacob Weisman, Mel. White

Fr1100cc-207Long-range planning for development of Mars and the Moon
A current topic of dispute in space circles is the next step beyond the space station. Should it be the moon or mars or both and why. what should be the major purposes and goals of planetary exploration and development. Mars is much further away, and a 2 to 3 year trip is required, but it has all the elements that life requres. We can get to the moon in just 3 days whenever we want, but it is in effect a gaint tecktite, totally void of any of the volatile elements required for life. Other than the abundant oxygen, most of the others would have to be imported from the earth or the asteroids to support a large lunar base or colony. how soon could a lunar mining base be established to support the construction of solar power satellites. how usefull is the moon for astronomical observation compared to high earth orbit.. Are there any resources on the moon or mars that would be worth shipping to earth. what would be the motivation for establishing a human cology on either world.

Convention Center Room 207 11:00AM-11:50AM
John Gibbons (M), Les Johnson, Larry Niven, G. David Nordley, Henry Spencer, Robert Zubrin

Fr1100cc-209Artist Workshop: Plaster casting above the neck
Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 209 11:00AM-12:50PM
Leslie What (M)

Fr1100cc-210Artist Workshop on Paper Folding
Elementary; we'll recycle it! Try your hand at paper folding with a master of reduction. Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 210 11:00AM-11:50AM
Sherlock (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 11:00AM-11:50AM
Edward Bryant, Ellen Datlow, Michael Moorcock

Fr1100cc-fiesta.aGoodbye, Kris! Hello, Gordon! The changing of the guard at F & SF

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Gregory Benford, Gardner Dozois (M), Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Gordon Van Gelder

Fr1100cc-patio.bSchool's Out: What can you use from art school and what do you need an extra class in?
What did art school never even think about telling you?

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 11:00AM-11:50AM
Lubov, Cat Conrad, Howard Frank, Tom Kidd, April Lee, Kevin Murphy, Lisa Snellings (M)

Fr1100cc-plaza.aSlide Show of SF Memorabilia

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
John L. Flynn

Fr1100cc-river.aMaking Fantasy Real

Convention Center River Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Lynn Abbey, John DeChancie, David Feintuch (M), Lynn Flewelling, Susan J. Kroupa, George R. R. Martin, Sean Stewart

Fr1100cc-river.bMusical Heroes in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Convention Center River Sec. B 11:00AM-11:50AM
Robin Wayne Bailey (M), Pat Cadigan, Brenda W. Clough, Bradley Denton, Mark W. Tiedemann

Fr1200cc-101Welcome to the Science Fiction Community: Enjoying the WorldCon
An orientation seminar on the background of the World Science Fiction Convention and tips on making the most of the con.

Convention Center Room 101 Noon-12:50PM
Dave Kyle, Mark Olson, Carol Resnick, Sharon Sbarsky, Edie Stern

Fr1200cc-202Showcase-Austin Bay Reading

Convention Center Room 202 Noon-12:50PM
Austin Bay (M)

Fr1200cc-203Showcase-Short Story Contest Winner Reading

Convention Center Room 203 Noon-12:50PM
Jay Lake

Fr1200cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 Noon-12:50PM
A. C. Crispin, Mark L. Van Name

Fr1200cc-205Showcase-Wil McCarthy Reading

Convention Center Room 205 Noon-12:50PM
Wil McCarthy (M)

Fr1200cc-206Showcase-Talk by Lionel Fanthorpe

Convention Center Room 206 Noon-12:50PM
Lionel Fanthorpe (M)

Fr1200cc-207Terraforming Realities
What could we really do, using today's technology? Without going beyond current physics, what types of terraforming actions are practical and could produce changes in hundreds, rather than thousands of years. Why is changing the orbits and spin rates of the planets beyond our capabilites for the forseable future, without a fundamental breakthrough in physics, or a way to ap the power of the sun directly. how important is it to import volatiles to the surface of mars. how can this be done without cratering the surface. Can you terraform an asteroid. can you terraform Venus. What are some of the reasons for terraforming. Is there any opposition.

Convention Center Room 207 Noon-12:50PM
Stephen Baxter, Hal Clement (M), Bruce Hallock, James Killus, Jerry Pournelle, Stanley Schmidt, Jack Williamson

Fr1200cc-208Mannerist Fantasy

Convention Center Room 208 Noon-12:50PM
Jim Frenkel, Teresa Nielsen Hayden (M), Sherwood Smith

Fr1200cc-centroCreating Media Tie-Ins

Convention Center Centro Noon-12:50PM
Jens H. Altmann, C. Dean Andersson, Ginjer Buchanan, Jeanne Cavelos, Jennifer Roberson (M), Dean Wesley Smith


Convention Center Exhibit Hall Noon-12:50PM
Kevin J. Anderson, Bradley Denton, Steven Gould, Kay Kenyon, Thomas W. Knowles, S. M. Stirling

Fr1200cc-fiesta.aMyth, Religion, and Serious SF

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Sheila Finch (M), Allison Hershey, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Louise Marley, Jerry Oltion

Fr1200cc-fiesta.bVox Populi/Vox Ex Machina: The Politics in SF

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B Noon-12:50PM
Arlan Andrews, Sr., Allan Cole, Michael F. Flynn, John Gibbons (M), Joe Haldeman, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Frederik Pohl

Fr1200cc-patio.aHelp! My art collection is all flat! What else can I collect?

Convention Center Patio Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Joy Marie Ledet, Clayburn Moore, Jennie A. Roller (M)

Fr1200cc-patio.bLet's get graphic! Small press your way to success with graphic novels and fanzines

Convention Center Patio Sec. B Noon-12:50PM
Tim Corbett, Kaja Foglio, Jim Groat, Teddy Harvia (M), Phil Morrissey, David Lee Pancake, Edd Vick

Fr1200cc-plaza.aSlide Show: Lost Wax Casting by Butch Honeck

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Butch Honeck (M)

Fr1200cc-river.aWhen is violence unavoidable? What responsibility does the writer have?

Convention Center River Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Wilhelmina Baird, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Susan R. Matthews, Jack McDevitt, Mike Moscoe, G. David Nordley (M), Gene Wolfe

Fr1200cc-river.bSoldier, sailor, spacer, spy: Military SF

Convention Center River Sec. B Noon-12:50PM
Bill Baldwin (M), Brian Burley, Tom Cool, David Feintuch, Peter F. Hamilton, Elizabeth Moon, Diann Thornley

Fr1200rw-bonhamKaffeeklatch with David Cherry
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Bonham Noon-12:50PM
David A. Cherry (M)

Fr1200rw-milamKaffeeklatch with William Barton
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam Noon-12:50PM
William Barton (M)

Fr1200rw-valeroKaffeeklatch with Roy Tackett
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Valero Noon-12:50PM
Roy Tackett (M)

Fr1300cc-101Welcome to the Science Fiction Community: Making Connections
Now that you're here, here's how to meet people, get involved and learn to understand this eccentric community. There's lots to do between conventions -- find out what's going on during this seminar.

Convention Center Room 101 1:00PM-1:50PM
Benoit Girard, John Hertz, Laurie Mann, Henry Welch, Tom Whitmore

Fr1300cc-202Showcase-Walter Jon Williams Reading

Convention Center Room 202 1:00PM-1:50PM
Walter Jon Williams (M)

Fr1300cc-203Release that child within! Illustrate for the next generation: the growing juvenile art market.

Convention Center Room 203 1:00PM-1:50PM
Sue Dawe, Kaja Foglio, Margaret Organ-Kean (M), Ron Walotsky

Fr1300cc-204Showcase: The Future of Internet Governance with Harold Feld

Convention Center Room 204 1:00PM-1:50PM
Harold Feld (M)

Fr1300cc-205Challenges of Adapting Prose into Comics

Convention Center Room 205 1:00PM-1:50PM
Neal Barrett, Jr., Robert Feldhoff, Phil Foglio, Kij Johnson, Rick Klaw, Michael Moorcock, Michael A. Stackpole (M)

Fr1300cc-206Native American themes and issues in SF/F

Convention Center Room 206 1:00PM-1:50PM
Martha A. Bartter, George Guthridge, Susan J. Kroupa, Nina Romberg, William Sanders (M), Glenn R. Sixbury, K. D. Wentworth

Fr1300cc-207Nanotechnology Update
The promise, problems and perils of the impending nanotech revolution. Nanotechnology has the potential to change society as fundamentally as the industrial revolution, since the value of goods would drop, but designs for new goods would remain high. hand made items and antiques would also retain value. how would nanotgech affect medicine and human lifespan. How soon will the most primitive nanotech be created. What is the current status of progress toward it. What is the Foresight Institute, and what is its mission.How will nanotech affect materials science. Will we be able to grow our own house someday.

Convention Center Room 207 1:00PM-1:50PM
John Cramer, Kathleen Ann Goonan (M), Paul J. McAuley, Wil McCarthy, Dave Smeds, Malcolm B. Wood

Fr1300cc-208Showcase-Lois McMaster Bujold Reading

Convention Center Room 208 1:00PM-1:50PM
Lois McMaster Bujold (M)

Fr1300cc-209Artist Demo on Sculpy by David Lee Pancake

Convention Center Room 209 1:00PM-1:50PM
David Lee Pancake (M)

Fr1300cc-210State of the Art of Art
Show and tell on the software and hardware you need, where you can take it, and what you can do with it!

Convention Center Room 210 1:00PM-1:50PM
Bart Kemper, April Lee, Peggy Ranson (M), Barclay Shaw


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1:00PM-1:50PM
Allan Cole, Tom Cool, Sheila Finch, John Maddox Roberts, Amy Thomson, Harry Turtledove

Fr1300cc-fiesta.aWhen SF looks at the culinary arts, what do we see?

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Adrienne Gormley, Larry Niven, Patricia Duffy Novak, Mike Resnick (M)

Fr1300cc-fiesta.bGuest of Honor Interview: Algis Budrys

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 1:00PM-2:50PM
Algis Budrys (M), Elizabeth Anne Hull

Fr1300cc-missionReboot Previews with Len Wein

Convention Center Mission 1:00PM-1:50PM
Len Wein (M), Marv Wolfman

Fr1300cc-patio.aStamp Collecting

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Laura Frankos

Fr1300cc-patio.bShowcase-Esther Friesner Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
Esther Friesner (M)

Fr1300cc-plaza.aSlide Show: Art of Stephen Youll

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Stephen Youll (M)

Fr1300cc-river.aRecent Classic SF/F Novels

Convention Center River Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
David G. Hartwell (M), Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Fr1300cc-river.b20 Years of Luke, Han, Leia, and the Force

Convention Center River Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
A. C. Crispin, Patrick LoBrutto, Susan R. Matthews, Rebecca Moesta, Martha Wells

Fr1400cc-101Roy Tackett Roast
Fan GoH Roytac is put to the torch.

Convention Center Room 101 2:00PM-2:50PM
Richard Brandt, Roy Tackett, Jack Williamson

Fr1400cc-202Showcase-J. V. Jones Reading

Convention Center Room 202 2:00PM-2:25PM
J V Jones (M)

Fr1400cc-203Showcase-Dawn Dunn Reading

Convention Center Room 203 2:00PM-2:25PM
Dawn Dunn (M)

Fr1400cc-205Technothrillers: Subset of SF or a new literary tradition?

Convention Center Room 205 2:00PM-2:50PM
Susan Allison, Kevin J. Anderson, Bill Baldwin, Austin Bay (M), Terence M. Green, Lois H. Gresh, Peter F. Hamilton

Fr1400cc-206Writing 102: Starting and cultivating a writers' group

Convention Center Room 206 2:00PM-2:50PM
Jeanne Cavelos, Kij Johnson, David Marusek, Mark L. Van Name (M), James Van Pelt

Fr1400cc-207State of the genre: Australian and Far East SF/F

Convention Center Room 207 2:00PM-2:50PM
Stephen Boucher, Jim Frenkel, Yoshio Kobayashi (M), S.P. Somtow

Fr1400cc-208Slide Show-Comet Hale-Bopp: High Weirdness from Outer Space presented by Mark Bourne

Convention Center Room 208 2:00PM-2:50PM
Mark Bourne (M)

Fr1400cc-209Artist Workshop on Life Drawing
Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 209 2:00PM-4:50PM
Margaret Organ-Kean (M)

Fr1400cc-210Showcase-Amy Thomson Reading

Convention Center Room 210 2:00PM-2:50PM
Amy Thomson (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 2:00PM-2:50PM
Gregory Benford, Rick Klaw, Jennifer Roberson

Fr1400cc-fiesta.aScience Fiction Debate
Resolved: That John W. Campbell's consensus reality harmed modern SF more than it helped.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 2:00PM-2:50PM
Ron Collins, James Fiscus (M), Paul Preuss

Fr1400cc-fiesta.eWhat every Pro should know about fandom
Science fiction fandom gives major awards that can influence publishers and book buyers. Fans decide who is invited to be a convention guest of honor and who gets to appear on the program. Often these decisions have less to do with how well you write, draw or edit than with how fannish you are. Top pros explain how to be a fan as well as a pro and why you should.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 2:00PM-2:50PM
Moshe Feder, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Priscilla Olson, Bruce Pelz (M), Mike Resnick, Joe Siclari

Fr1400cc-missionStar Wolf TV Series Update

Convention Center Mission 2:00PM-2:50PM
David Gerrold (M)

Fr1400cc-patio.aThe Astronomical Art Continuum: What we're doing and what we want to do
Can we get there from here?

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 2:00PM-2:50PM
Mitchell Davidson Bentley (M), Cat Conrad, Patricia Davis, Vincent Di Fate, Bob Eggleton

Fr1400cc-patio.bPaper Gaming: Best, Worst, Guilty Pleasures

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 2:00PM-2:50PM
Wolfgang Baur, Greg Costikyan, Richard Dansky, Steve Jackson, Allen Varney (M)

Fr1400cc-plaza.aUFO's: Is the truth out there?

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 2:00PM-2:50PM
Patricia Anthony (M), Lionel Fanthorpe

Fr1400cc-river.aThe logical cartography of magical systems

Convention Center River Sec. A 2:00PM-2:50PM
Claire Eddy, Jane Fancher, Jason Henderson, Theodore Krulik, Elise Matthesen (M), Terry Pratchett

Fr1400cc-river.bAn Agent is to a Publisher as a Knife is to the Throat

Convention Center River Sec. B 2:00PM-2:50PM
Lou Aronica, Joshua Bilmes, Ashley Grayson, David G. Hartwell, Donald Maass, Shawna McCarthy (M), Linn Prentis

Fr1400rw-bonhamKaffeeklatch with Joe Haldeman
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Bonham 2:00PM-2:50PM
Joe Haldeman (M)

Fr1400rw-milamKaffeeklatch with Edward Bryant
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam 2:00PM-2:50PM
Edward Bryant (M)

Fr1400rw-travisLiterary Tea: Robert Sawyer's Starplex
Discussing the Hugo-nominated novel Starplex. Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Travis 2:00PM-3:50PM
Robert J. Sawyer (M)

Fr1400rw-valeroKaffeeklatch with Jack McDevitt
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Valero 2:00PM-2:50PM
Jack McDevitt (M)

Fr1430cc-202Showcase-Nina Kiriki Hoffman Reading

Convention Center Room 202 2:30PM-2:55PM
Nina Kiriki Hoffman (M)

Fr1430cc-203Showcase-Crispin Burnham Reading

Convention Center Room 203 2:30PM-2:55PM
Crispin Burnham (M)

Fr1430cc-204Showcase-John Gibbons Reading

Convention Center Room 204 2:30PM-2:55PM
John Gibbons (M)

Fr1500cc-101What makes a fanzine by the Hugo Nominees
The editors of some of this year's Hugo-nominated fanzines -- File 770, Mimosa, Nova Express, Tangent--discuss their different visions of fan publishing.

Convention Center Room 101 3:00PM-3:50PM
Mike Glyer, Guy H. Lillian III, Dick Lynch, Nicki Lynch, Lawrence Person, David Truesdale

Fr1500cc-202Showcase-Glen Cook Reading

Convention Center Room 202 3:00PM-3:50PM
Glen Cook (M)

Fr1500cc-203Filk Writing

Convention Center Room 203 3:00PM-3:50PM
Roger Burton-West, Lee Gold, Jordin Kare (M), Kathy Mar

Fr1500cc-204For Kids: Science demo

Convention Center Room 204 3:00PM-3:50PM
Laura J. Mixon (M)

Fr1500cc-205Meditation, Introspection, and the SF of Inner Space

Convention Center Room 205 3:00PM-3:50PM
Uncle River, David M. Kushner (M), Karen E. B. McCue, Linn Prentis

Fr1500cc-206How to be a first time novelist and pull down a major book deal

Convention Center Room 206 3:00PM-3:50PM
Mary Doria Russell (M)

Fr1500cc-207Has Technology given art a new image?

Convention Center Room 207 3:00PM-3:50PM
Bill Child, Jaque Davison, Teddy Harvia, Butch Honeck, Bart Kemper, Stephen Youll

Fr1500cc-208Slide Show on 51 Pegasi and its Planetary System by Hal Clement

Convention Center Room 208 3:00PM-3:50PM
Hal Clement (M)

Fr1500cc-centroChannel Surfer's Guide to the Galaxy

Convention Center Centro 3:00PM-3:50PM
Leslie Roth (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 3:00PM-3:50PM
K. B. Bogen, J V Jones, John J. Kessel, Stanley Schmidt, Robert Silverberg, Martha Wells

Fr1500cc-fiesta.aWhat's Baseball got to do with SF OR Fantasy?

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 3:00PM-3:50PM
Richard Gilliam, Pamela Hodgson, Leslie What, Rick Wilber (M)

Fr1500cc-fiesta.bHow to Torture, Maim, and Wound Your Characters
Real people might notsurvive such treatment!

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 3:00PM-3:50PM
Lois McMaster Bujold, Elizabeth Moon, Vol Ranger (M), G. K. Sprinkle, Sage Walker

Fr1500cc-patio.aThe Urban Jungle: Crime, race relations, & the welfare state in the 21st century

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 3:00PM-3:50PM
Tasha Kelly, Fred Lerner, Michael Moorcock, Sandy Stewart (M)

Fr1500cc-patio.bComputer Gaming: Best, Worst, Guilty Pleasures

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 3:00PM-3:50PM
Loren Coleman, Jim Cooper (M), Denis Loubet, Russ Williams, J. Steven York

Fr1500cc-plaza.aSlide Show: Art and On-Line Gallery by Ctein

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 3:00PM-3:50PM
Ctein (M)

Fr1500cc-river.aROC Upcoming Releases with Laura Anne Gilman

Convention Center River Sec. A 3:00PM-3:50PM
Laura Anne Gilman (M)

Fr1500cc-river.bFantasy Debate
Resolved: That J. R. R. Tolkein inhibited the development of modern fantasy.

Convention Center River Sec. B 3:00PM-3:50PM
Lynn Abbey (M), David Feintuch, Tim Powers

Fr1600cc-101SF Trivia Contest

Convention Center Room 101 4:00PM-4:50PM
Mark Olson

Fr1600cc-202Showcase-P. N. Elrod Reading

Convention Center Room 202 4:00PM-4:50PM
P. N. Elrod (M)

Fr1600cc-203Showcase-John J. Kessel Reading

Convention Center Room 203 4:00PM-4:50PM
John J. Kessel (M)

Fr1600cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 4:00PM-4:50PM
David Sandner, Martha Soukup

Fr1600cc-205Pseudofantasy westerns: Kung Fu, Legend, Brisco Co. Jr., Wild Wild West, etc.

Convention Center Room 205 4:00PM-4:50PM
Ginjer Buchanan, Scott A. Cupp, Thomas W. Knowles, Patrick LoBrutto (M), Jerrie Marchand, Herbie J. Pilato

Fr1600cc-206The Discipline Required for a Life in the Arts

Convention Center Room 206 4:00PM-4:50PM
Suzy McKee Charnas, A.M. Dellamonica, Dawn Dunn, Dan Gallagher, Vera Nazarian (M)

Fr1600cc-207Game Novels: The New Midlist
Writers who used to survive writing middling-popular sf and fantasy novels are now turning to sharecropped stories based on game worlds. Why? Game designers, coming from the other direction, are using these game novels as entries into sf and fantasy. What do they bring to the field? Are these trends good, bad, or both?

Convention Center Room 207 4:00PM-4:50PM
Aaron Allston, Bill Fawcett, Michael A. Stackpole (M)

Fr1600cc-208Slide Show: Art of Sue Dawe

Convention Center Room 208 4:00PM-4:50PM
Sue Dawe (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 4:00PM-4:50PM
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Jack L. Chalker, Paul J. McAuley, Rebecca Moesta, Peggy Ranson

Fr1600cc-fiesta.aWhat era have you done for me lately? Historical mysteries
What's new in olde mystery?

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Carole Nelson Douglas, Moshe Feder (M), Peter J. Heck, John Maddox Roberts

Fr1600cc-fiesta.bAlternate WorldCons
Alternate Worldcons, a 1994 short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick, was an enormous success for a small press book; so much that it inspired a sequel, published in a combined edition with the first collection by WC Books in 1996. In this panel, authors of Alternate Worldcons stories, many of them Worldcon chairmen, talk about Worldcons -- past, future, and never-never.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 4:00PM-4:50PM
Mike Glyer, Tony Lewis, Bruce Pelz, Mike Resnick (M), Dick Spelman, Tom Veal, Leah A. Zeldes

Fr1600cc-fiesta.eWriters of the Future

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 4:00PM-4:50PM
Algis Budrys (M), Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl

Fr1600cc-patio.aSpecialty Bookstores: An Endangered Species?

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Chris Logan Edwards, Greg Ketter, Willie Siros, Michael R. Walsh, Jacob Weisman, Tom Whitmore (M)

Fr1600cc-patio.bGuest of Honor Interview: Don Maitz

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 4:00PM-4:50PM
Karen Haber, Don Maitz (M)

Fr1600cc-plaza.aThe Alien Autopsy
What a real autopy of a dead alien found in a wrecked spacecraft would be like. (debunks the alien autopsy video)

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Pat MacEwen (M)

Fr1600cc-river.aEuropa: Our last, best hope for finding other life in our solar system
Actually, Europa is notour "last best hope," but one of the major possible sites for water and carbon based life in the solar system. If it did have life, that life would likely have originated and evolved totally independently from earth life, (unlike any life on mars, which may be related to earth life if it exists). We will look at what needs to be done to investigate Europa as a possbile abode of life under the ice, and where else in the solar system life might be found, whether is uses water, ammonia, or some other solvent as its medium.

Convention Center River Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Suzanne Alles Blom (M), Bill Higgins, Christopher McKitterick, Charles S. Tritt

Fr1600cc-river.bArt for the Movies, Rollercoasters, and More: When art really moves you and takes on a new medium!

Convention Center River Sec. B 4:00PM-4:50PM
Bob Eggleton, Real Musgrave, Barclay Shaw, Ron Walotsky (M)

Fr1600rc-gbMovie Previews with Jeff Walker

Marriott Rivercenter Grand Ballroom 4:00PM-5:20PM
Jeff Walker

Fr1600rw-milamKaffeeklatch with Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam 4:00PM-4:50PM
Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden (M)

Fr1600rw-travisLiterary Tea: Bruce Sterling's Holy Fire
Discussing the Hugo-nominated novel Holy Fire. Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Travis 4:00PM-5:50PM
Bruce Sterling (M)

Fr1600rw-valeroKaffeeklatch with Bradley Denton
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Valero 4:00PM-4:50PM
Bradley Denton (M)

Fr1700cc-101The Future of Worldcon
Representatives of Bucconeer (Baltimore, 1998), Aussiecon Three (Melbourne, Australia, 1999), and any and all Worldcon bids to come.

Convention Center Room 101 5:00PM-5:50PM
Peggy Rae Pavlat

Fr1700cc-202Showcase-Katharine Eliska Kimbriel Reading

Convention Center Room 202 5:00PM-5:50PM
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Fr1700cc-203Showcase-David Gerrold Reading

Convention Center Room 203 5:00PM-5:50PM
David Gerrold (M)

Fr1700cc-205Writing 103: The Editorial Process: Rejection, revision, and building writer/editor relationships

Convention Center Room 205 5:00PM-5:50PM
Ginjer Buchanan (M), Jeanne Cavelos, Randy Dannenfelser, David Feintuch, Irene W. Kraas, Terry McGarry, G. K. Sprinkle

Fr1700cc-206Vampire movies: The continuing tradition

Convention Center Room 206 5:00PM-5:50PM
John L. Flynn

Fr1700cc-207Government's Role in Space
Does government funding accelerate or retard our space occupation? The space station is 10 years behind schedule and has cost over 12 billion dollars already. The 6-8 space shuttle missions each year cost about 3 billion dollars. The non-profit agency NASA has frozen private companies out of the space business in the past. With Dan Goldin, all this is changing. What should NASA's new role be, and where should the dividing line be drawn between public and private funding for space. Are there some things that only the government can or should do. What profit could their be in a mars colony. How should the next generation of manned launch vehicles be developed.

Convention Center Room 207 5:00PM-5:50PM
Gregory Bennett, Michael F. Flynn, Les Johnson, Karen Mermel, Jerry Pournelle, Allen Steele (M)

Fr1700cc-208Showcase: Phil and Kaja's Fabulous Slide Show

Convention Center Room 208 5:00PM-5:50PM
Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio (M)

Fr1700cc-centroYou want to do WHAT with my genes?
What good and bad can come of genome editing and genetic engineering. Genome editing is the merging of natural and existing genomes with others and artifical genetic material, in order to create new species, Genetic engineering is the addition and changing of specific traits in individual species. imagine a tiny perfect bengal tiger, or a miniature pet elephant. How about a dog as smart as a monkey. What types of genetic engineering may be applied to humans? What are the personal, social and ethical implications for people and animals?

Convention Center Centro 5:00PM-5:50PM
William Michael Brown, Anne Lesley Groell, John G. McDaid, Robert J. Sawyer (M), Susan Smith, Edwin Strickland, Melanie von Orlow


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 5:00PM-5:50PM
Aaron Allston, Patricia Anthony, Bill Crider, Scott A. Cupp

Fr1700cc-fiesta.aThere's SF in Comics? Fantasy, too? Wow!

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
Mark Fewell, Rick Klaw, Phil Morrissey (M), Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Madeleine E. Robins

Fr1700cc-fiesta.bFeminism: Did You Think We Were Finished?

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 5:00PM-5:50PM
Rob Chilson, Mary Rosenblum (M), Martha Soukup, Sean Stewart, K. D. Wentworth

Fr1700cc-patio.aInterview: Michael A. Stackpole

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
Michael A. Stackpole, Allen Varney (M)

Fr1700cc-patio.bTestament of the Dickheads: Does winning the Philip K. Dick Award help your career?

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 5:00PM-5:50PM
Stephen Baxter, Paul J. McAuley (M), Tim Powers

Fr1700cc-plaza.aSlide Show: Art of Vincent Di Fate

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
Vincent Di Fate (M)

Fr1700cc-river.aThis isn't your species's intelligence: Would we recognize an artificial or alien intelligence?

Convention Center River Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
Wilhelmina Baird (M), Lois H. Gresh, James Patrick Kelly, Wil McCarthy, Amy Thomson, Sarah Zettel

Fr1700cc-river.bThe Future of Liberty

Convention Center River Sec. B 5:00PM-5:50PM
Arlan Andrews, Sr. (M), Howard V. Hendrix, Brad Linaweaver, Jack McDevitt, Victor Milán, Susan M. Shwartz, Gene Wolfe

Fr1800cc-203Showcase-Jerry Oltion Reading

Convention Center Room 203 6:00PM-6:25PM
Jerry Oltion (M)

Fr1800cc-patio.bShowcase-Hayford Peirce Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 6:00PM-6:50PM
Hayford Peirce (M)

Fr1830cc-203Showcase-Gene O'Neill Reading

Convention Center Room 203 6:30PM-6:55PM
Gene O'Neill (M)

Fr1900rc-11Jewish Services

Marriott Rivercenter Room 11 7:00PM-8:50PM

Fr2000cc-centroChesley Awards

Convention Center Centro 8:00PM-8:50PM
David A. Cherry (M), Janny Wurts

Fr2100art showArt Reception

David A. Cherry, Teresa Patterson (M), Janny Wurts

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