LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon

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The Second Occasional LoneStarCon Science Fiction Convention and Chili Cook-off, Variously known as the 55th World Science Fiction Convention and LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon, To be held from August 28th through September 1st, in the year 1997, in San Antonio, Texas.

LoneStarCon 2 Program Index: Sunday


Su0001rw-alamo.c Open 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

Su0800rc-12 Continental Science Fiction Assn. Meeting
Marriott Rivercenter Room 12 8:00AM-9:50AM
Robert E. Sacks*

Su1000cc-202 Showcase-Susan M. Shwartz Reading
Convention Center Room 202 10:00AM-10:50AM
Susan M. Shwartz*

Su1000cc-203 For Kids: Creative Writing
Convention Center Room 203 10:00AM-10:50AM
Gerri Balter

Su1000cc-204 For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.
Convention Center Room 204 10:00AM-10:50AM
Madeleine E. Robins

Su1000cc-205 Introduction to Odyssey: a new 6-week SF writer's workshop
Convention Center Room 205 10:00AM-10:50AM
Jeanne Cavelos*

Su1000cc-207 Showcase-Q & A with C. Dean Andersson and Nina Romberg
Convention Center Room 207 10:00AM-10:50AM
C. Dean Andersson*, Nina Romberg

Su1000cc-208 Did the dinosaurs die with a bang or a whimper?
We have now found the crater that killed them, but were the dinosaurs in decline before the asteroid hit? Some paleontologists are still resisting the evidence found by the geologists and astronomers, inisisting that their dinosaurs were dying out before the impact. \some still dispute that the impact was the final blow. Details of the effects of the impact, and new understanding of its dynamics, show how utterly devastating it was. is the 'edge effect' to blame for the apparent die off. Does a whole group of organisms experience 'old age' Why did so many other groups die off at the same time. Why did a few groups including our ancestors as tiny mammals survive
Convention Center Room 208 10:00AM-10:50AM
Randy Farran*, Dan Gallagher, Stanley Schmidt, Walter Jon Williams

Su1000cc-210 Showcase-Kathleen Ann Goonan
Convention Center Room 210 10:00AM-10:50AM
Kathleen Ann Goonan*

Su1000cc-centro Ethics of Cloning
Behind the headlines; the technology, future uses, ethics and social implications of cloning technology. In the weeks before the con starts, cloning stories continue to hold the media's attention with 'stem cell' clones, etc. The panel will start by examining what is cloning, distinguishing as many types as have yet been announced, and also consider cloning of plants, animals, and people. Would a set of human clones be any different from a set of identical quadruplets, etc. is cloning "evil" or "good" or just neutral technology. What are the future implications.
Convention Center Centro 10:00AM-10:50AM
William Michael Brown, George Flentke*, Thomas W. Knowles, David Marusek, Larry Niven, Lisa Silverthorne, Charles S. Tritt

Su1000cc-exhibit Autographings
Convention Center Exhibit Hall 10:00AM-10:50AM
Nick DiChario, Anne Lesley Groell, Norm Hartman, Susan R. Matthews, Muff Musgrave, John E. Stith, Elisabeth Waters

Su1000cc-fiesta.b The Most Important Events of the Second Millenium
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
Arlan Andrews, Sr., J. R. Dunn*, Andrew C. Wheeler

Su1000cc-fiesta.e WSFS Main Business Meeting 2
Open to all convention members.
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 10:00AM-11:50AM
Don Eastlake III*, Zanne Labonville, Kevin Standlee

Su1000cc-patio.a Showcase-David Feintuch Reading
Convention Center Patio Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
David Feintuch*

Su1000cc-patio.b Showcase-Jack McDevitt Meeting
Convention Center Patio Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
Jack McDevitt*

Su1000cc-plaza.a Spoooon! The Saturday morning TV panel
Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
Lillian Butler, Craig Miller, Len Wein, Lori Wolf*, Marv Wolfman

Su1000cc-river.a Pulp Fiction: Thrilling Adventures!
Convention Center River Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
Algis Budrys*, Caz Cazedessus, Scott Edelman, Frederik Pohl

Su1000rc-11 Friends of Bill
Marriott Rivercenter Room 11 10:00AM-10:50AM

Su1000rc-12 Christian Services
Marriott Rivercenter Room 12 10:00AM-11:50AM

Su1000rc-gb Masquerade Rehearsal
Marriott Rivercenter Grand Ballroom 10:00AM-6:10PM
Susan de Guardiola*, Tom Whitmore

Su1000rw-bonham Kaffeeklatch with Real Musgrave
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Bonham 10:00AM-10:50AM
Real Musgrave*

Su1000rw-milam Kaffeeklatch with Gene Wolfe
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Milam 10:00AM-10:50AM
Gene Wolfe*

Su1000rw-valero Kaffeeklatch with Jack Williamson
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Valero 10:00AM-10:50AM
Jack Williamson*

Su1100cc-202 Showcase-Barbara Hambly Reading
Convention Center Room 202 11:00AM-11:50AM
Barbara Hambly*

Su1100cc-203 For Kids: Explore the solar system
Convention Center Room 203 11:00AM-11:50AM
G. David Nordley*

Su1100cc-204 For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.
Convention Center Room 204 11:00AM-11:50AM
Rebecca Moesta, Patricia Duffy Novak

Su1100cc-205 Parody SF Films
Convention Center Room 205 11:00AM-11:50AM
Bob Blackwood*, Alex Eisenstein, Joe Grillot

Su1100cc-206 Fanzine Editors
Convention Center Room 206 11:00AM-11:50AM
Elizabeth Garrott, Joseph Major*, Roy Tackett

Su1100cc-207 Novelists & Game Designers
Convention Center Room 207 11:00AM-11:50AM
Greg Costikyan, P. N. Elrod, Bill Fawcett, Eileen Gunn, Beverly A. Hale, Edward E. Kramer, Caroline Spector*

Su1100cc-208 The Science in SF Today
how well is real science content being handled by todays writers compared to those of 20 or 30 years ago. Are attitudes diffferent toward use of real science. how has the very rapid advance of science and technology changed SF. What are some prominent examples of current science as used in stories, and recent stories that may affect the sciences.
Convention Center Room 208 11:00AM-11:50AM
Gregory Benford*, John Cramer, Jay Kay Klein, Michael Swanwick, Malcolm B. Wood

Su1100cc-209 Artist Workshop: Plaster casting above the neck
Advance sign-up required.
Convention Center Room 209 11:00AM-12:50PM
Leslie What*

Su1100cc-210 Showcase-Carole Nelson Douglas Reading
Convention Center Room 210 11:00AM-11:50AM
Carole Nelson Douglas*

Su1100cc-centro A day in the life of a screenwriter
Convention Center Centro 11:00AM-11:50AM
Craig Miller*, Glenn R. Sixbury, S.P. Somtow, John Steakley, J. Michael Straczynski

Su1100cc-exhibit Autographings
Convention Center Exhibit Hall 11:00AM-11:50AM
Michael Capobianco, Larry Niven, Lisa Silverthorne, Michael A. Stackpole, Sandy Stewart, Connie Willis

Su1100cc-fiesta.b The Editorial Slushpile
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 11:00AM-11:50AM
Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois, Anne Lesley Groell*, Gordon Van Gelder

Su1100cc-patio.a Small Press Publishing: Joy, Pride, and Anxiety
Convention Center Patio Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Crispin Burnham, Greg Ketter, Rick Klaw, Charles C. Ryan, Michael J. Walsh*, Jacob Weisman, Mark Ziesing

Su1100cc-patio.b Showcase-Stephen Baxter Reading
Convention Center Patio Sec. B 11:00AM-11:50AM
Stephen Baxter*

Su1100cc-plaza.a 2 authors, 1 story: How to keep from killing each other
Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Victor Milán, Terry Pratchett, Jennifer Roberson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mark Shepherd, Dean Wesley Smith

Su1100cc-river.a Environmental issues in SF/F
Convention Center River Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
James Killus, Jerry Emerson Loomis, Laura J. Mixon, Madeleine E. Robins, Jennie A. Roller*, G. K. Sprinkle, Amy Thomson

Su1100cc-river.b AIDS Project Auction
Convention Center River Sec. B 11:00AM-12:50PM
David Gerrold*

Su1200cc-101 Welcome 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
Neil Kaden, Morris Keesan, Nancy Tucker Shaw, John Stopa, Kate Yule

Su1200cc-202 Showcase-Mark Tiedemann Reading
Convention Center Room 202 Noon-12:50PM
Mark W. Tiedemann*

Su1200cc-204 For Kids: Sing-along
Convention Center Room 204 Noon-12:50PM
David M. Kushner, Sandra C. Morrese

Su1200cc-205 Showcase-Joe Haldeman Reading
Convention Center Room 205 Noon-12:50PM
Joe Haldeman*

Su1200cc-206 Religion in SF
Convention Center Room 206 Noon-12:50PM
E. Susan Baugh, Janice Gelb, Pamela Hodgson, C. J. Mills*, Mary Doria Russell

Su1200cc-207 Explaining Everything with SF and Fantasy
Bring your questions! Cecil Adams may have explained why the shower curtain blows in around your ankles, but SF and Fantasy writers have much better ideas about reality!
Convention Center Room 207 Noon-12:50PM
Bill Baldwin, James Alan Gardner*, John Moore

Su1200cc-208 Upcoming Tor Releases with Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Convention Center Room 208 Noon-12:50PM

Su1200cc-210 Artist Workshop on Comic Page Layout
Comics are no laughing matter. Learn the highs and lows of layout and story-boarding. Advance sign-up required.
Convention Center Room 210 Noon-2:50PM
Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio*

Su1200cc-centro Art Auction Setup
Convention Center Centro Noon-12:50PM

Su1200cc-exhibit Autographings
Convention Center Exhibit Hall Noon-12:50PM
Robin Wayne Bailey, Carole Nelson Douglas, David Feintuch, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Howard V. Hendrix, James Patrick Kelly, Brad Linaweaver

Su1200cc-fiesta.a Why is it always erotic Horror?
Why can't we have erotic fiction in other genres?
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Joe Agee, C. Dean Andersson, Dawn Dunn, Sonia Orin Lyris, B. J. Thrower, M. D. Williams

Su1200cc-fiesta.b Send me to Mars to write on location.
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B Noon-12:50PM
Kevin J. Anderson, William Barton, Marianne J. Dyson*, Paul J. McAuley, Kim Stanley Robinson

Su1200cc-gallery Showcase: Sarah Zettel Teaches Middle Eastern Dance
This is NOT a spectator event; if you show up, be prepared to dance!
Convention Center Gallery Noon-1:50PM
Sarah Zettel*

Su1200cc-patio.a Interview: Aaron Allston
Convention Center Patio Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Aaron Allston, Denis Loubet*

Su1200cc-plaza.a Live from Mars! The little robot that could
By September 4th, the mars pathfinder lander and the sojourner rover will have been on mars 2 months!, and the mars orbiter will be about to arrvive in mars orbit, ready to prove that the mars face is "just rocks", unless it turns out to be elvis! What have we learned about mars since july 4th, what are the plans for the immediate future, and the first 5 years of the next century. How will the unmanned probes help pave the way for a manned expedition. can they find water or life on mars. Check out some of the mars pictures that have been received from the 2 vehicles. Mars mania reigns!
Convention Center Plaza Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Chad Childers, William Hartmann, Steven D. Howe*, Bart Kemper, Henry Spencer, Edwin Strickland

Su1200cc-river.a Women hold up half the sky: Women writing hard sf
Is their a "hard science gap: between male and female writers, is this a problem. who might percieve that it is. what might be done to solve the problem if it exists. what current and past female writers have had good success in the hard sf area. how have their writing styles differed from male writers. Are there any female scientists who became writers, or female readers who became scientists because they were readers.
Convention Center River Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Catherine Asaro, Wilhelmina Baird, Lois H. Gresh, Linda Nagata*, Toni Weisskopf

Su1200rw-bonham Kaffeeklatch with Ellen Datlow
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Bonham Noon-12:50PM
Ellen Datlow*

Su1200rw-milam Kaffeeklatch with John Kessel
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Milam Noon-12:50PM
John J. Kessel*

Su1200rw-valero Kaffeeklatch with Suzy McKee Charnas
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Valero Noon-12:50PM
Suzy McKee Charnas*

Su1300cc-101 Welcome 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
Tom Becker*, Judy Bemis, Teddy Harvia, David Levine, Roger Sims

Su1300cc-202 Showcase-S. P. Somtow Reading
Convention Center Room 202 1:00PM-1:50PM
S.P. Somtow*

Su1300cc-203 Showcase-Sean Stewart Reading
Convention Center Room 203 1:00PM-1:50PM
Sean Stewart*

Su1300cc-204 For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.
Convention Center Room 204 1:00PM-1:50PM
K. D. Wentworth

Su1300cc-205 Seducing Today's Youth to SF: A Call to Arms
Where are the Heinlein and Burroughs novels of today?
Convention Center Room 205 1:00PM-1:50PM
David Brin*, Caz Cazedessus, Fred Lerner, Christopher McKitterick, Betsy Mitchell, Glenn R. Sixbury, Tony Zbaraschuk

Su1300cc-206 Two Pro Households
Convention Center Room 206 1:00PM-1:50PM
Michael Capobianco, Susan Casper, A. C. Crispin, Laura Frankos, Steven Gould, Laura J. Mixon*, Nina Romberg

Su1300cc-207 Stories that stay in the slushpile--What not to do
Convention Center Room 207 1:00PM-1:50PM
Randy Dannenfelser, Rachel E. Holmen, Patrick LoBrutto, Charles C. Ryan*

Su1300cc-209 Artist Demo on Clay by Joy Marie Ledet
Convention Center Room 209 1:00PM-1:50PM
Joy Marie Ledet*

Su1300cc-exhibit Autographings
Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1:00PM-1:50PM
Lois McMaster Bujold, Richard Garfinkle, Gene O'Neill, Robert Reed, Mary Rosenblum, Lynn Ward

Su1300cc-fiesta.a Showcase-Terry Pratchett Reading
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Terry Pratchett*

Su1300cc-fiesta.b Mars Manned Exploration
The strategy and tactics, reasons and goals for a manned Mars program. How soon should we start planning for a manned mars expedition. What are the reasons we should go. Should we start a program if it will only be temporary like Apollo, or should be wait untill the costs are low enough so that we can keep going. Should we be using disposable or re-usable manned spacecraft for a mars expedition. Should the expedition concentrate on a base in orbit or a base on the surface. how important is the use of mars resources to the feasability of manned operations. What is the current status of mars planning. how can the current unmanned program help in the planning. how could a manned expedition help discover life on mars..
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
Stephen Baxter, Michael F. Flynn, William Hartmann, Steven D. Howe*, Kim Stanley Robinson, Allen Steele, Robert Zubrin

Su1300cc-fiesta.e ASFA Meeting
Members only.
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 1:00PM-2:30PM
Mitchell Davidson Bentley, Joni Brill Dashoff, Todd Dashoff, Gary Feldbaum, Jon Gustafson, Stuart C. Hellinger, Margaret Organ-Kean, Teresa Patterson, Janny Wurts*

Su1300cc-patio.a Interview: Greg Costikyan
Convention Center Patio Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Greg Costikyan, Allen Varney*

Su1300cc-patio.b Does anyone read critical magazines?
Convention Center Patio Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
Charles N. Brown, Nick DiChario, David G. Hartwell, Lawrence Person, David Truesdale*

Su1300cc-plaza.a Slide Show: Painting Techniques by David Cherry
Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 1:00PM-2:50PM
David A. Cherry*

Su1300cc-river.a A day in the life of an editor
Convention Center River Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Gardner Dozois, Shawna McCarthy, Stanley Schmidt, Gordon Van Gelder*, Rick Wilber

Su1300cc-river.b Dying is Easy. Comedy is Hard.
Convention Center River Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
K. B. Bogen, Edward Bryant, John DeChancie, Esther Friesner, Timothy Lane, Jody Lynn Nye*, Hayford Peirce

Su1400cc-101 Overcoming Nydahl's Disease: Is Gafiation the only answer to Fannish Burnout?
Named after a fan who disappeared from fandom after publishing a 100-page issue of his fanzine, Nydahl's Disease is fannish burnout. Is there hope for recovery after burnout? Our group of burnouts try to figure out if there is an easier life beyond fandom....
Convention Center Room 101 2:00PM-2:50PM
Bill Cavin*, Cy Chauvin, Bruce Pelz, Dick Smith

Su1400cc-202 Showcase-Martha Soukup Reading
Convention Center Room 202 2:00PM-2:50PM
Martha Soukup*

Su1400cc-203 Showcase-Lynn Abbey Reading
Convention Center Room 203 2:00PM-2:50PM
Lynn Abbey*

Su1400cc-204 For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.
Convention Center Room 204 2:00PM-2:50PM
Rachel E. Holmen, Willie Siros

Su1400cc-205 Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, and SF
Convention Center Room 205 2:00PM-2:50PM
Pat Cadigan, Michael Moorcock, William Sanders, Mark L. Van Name*, Mark Ziesing

Su1400cc-206 Writing Horror for Kids: special considerations of the market
Convention Center Room 206 2:00PM-2:50PM
Bill Crider, Nina Kiriki Hoffman*, Rebecca Moesta

Su1400cc-207 Resetting the Aging Clock
Focus on why and how we age, and how we may be able to do something about it; the social and ethical implications of a lifespan limited by accident and violence, rather than biology, Looks at the major aging theories; free radical damage, evolutionary pressure, anti-cancer (telomeres, etc), loss of growth and other hormones; near and long term technologies that will be brought to bear on the problem, such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, etc.; whether an anti-aging revolution would worsen or improve the population problem, etc, how would peoples lifestyle and careers change,
Convention Center Room 207 2:00PM-2:50PM
George Flentke, James Patrick Kelly, Jay Kay Klein, Dave Smeds, G. K. Sprinkle*

Su1400cc-208 Slide Show of Upcoming Baen Releases with Toni Weisskopf
Convention Center Room 208 2:00PM-2:50PM
Toni Weisskopf*

Su1400cc-209 Kids' Art Class: Drawing
Convention Center Room 209 2:00PM-2:50PM
Margaret Organ-Kean*

Su1400cc-exhibit Autographings
Convention Center Exhibit Hall 2:00PM-2:50PM
Neal Barrett, Jr., Algis Budrys, Phyllis Eisenstein, Laura Frankos, Bruce Sterling

Su1400cc-fiesta.a SFWA Medical Fund Auction
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 2:00PM-3:50PM
Peter J. Heck*

Su1400cc-fiesta.b SF pun-off: fans vs pros
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 2:00PM-2:50PM
Sherlock, K. B. Bogen, Joe Haldeman, Don Maitz, Larry Niven, Harry Turtledove, Lori Wolf*

Su1400cc-patio.a Paper RPGs vs. Computer RPGs
The computer game Diablo gets darn close to primeval, hack-and-slash roleplaying experience. How well can computer RPGs mimic their tabletop precursors? What will happen to both fields over the next five years?
Convention Center Patio Sec. A 2:00PM-2:50PM
Wolfgang Baur, Warren Spector*, Russ Williams

Su1400cc-patio.b Showcase-Patrick O'Leary Reading
Convention Center Patio Sec. B 2:00PM-2:50PM
Patrick O'Leary*

Su1400cc-river.a What IS the baseball connection?
Convention Center River Sec. A 2:00PM-2:50PM
James Brunet, Richard Gilliam, John J. Kessel*, John J. Miller

Su1400cc-river.b Protecting Your Copyright in the Internet Age
Convention Center River Sec. B 2:00PM-2:50PM
Craig E. Engler, James Fiscus, Ken Jenks*, Laura Majerus, John Maddox Roberts, Barclay Shaw, M. C. Valada, Mel. White

Su1400rw-bonham Kaffeeklatch with Bob Eggleton
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Bonham 2:00PM-2:50PM
Bob Eggleton*

Su1400rw-milam Kaffeeklatch with Gregory Benford
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Milam 2:00PM-2:50PM
Gregory Benford*

Su1400rw-valero Kaffeeklatch with Jennifer Roberson
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Valero 2:00PM-2:50PM
Jennifer Roberson*

Su1430cc-centro Art Auction
Convention Center Centro 2:30PM-5:30PM
Mitchell Davidson Bentley, Lillian Butler, Cat Conrad*, Teresa Patterson, Jean Stuntz

Su1500cc-101 Electronic Publishing and the Hugo award
The advent of the World Wide Web has changed lots of views of nontraditional publishing. How has and how should it affect fandom's biggest award?
Convention Center Room 101 3:00PM-3:50PM
David Bratman, Algis Budrys, Scott Edelman, Mark Olson*

Su1500cc-202 Showcase-Rant by Tom Cool
Convention Center Room 202 3:00PM-3:50PM
Tom Cool

Su1500cc-203 Showcase-Jane Fancher Reading
Convention Center Room 203 3:00PM-3:50PM
Jane Fancher*

Su1500cc-204 For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.
Convention Center Room 204 3:00PM-3:50PM
Mark Fewell

Su1500cc-205 Queer to Stay: THE Alt Sex Panel
And remember that hetero does not necessarily meant straight!
Convention Center Room 205 3:00PM-3:50PM
Melanie Fletcher, James Alan Gardner, Hayford Peirce, Carrie Richerson, Mark Shepherd*, B. J. Thrower, Wendy Wheeler

Su1500cc-206 Chili or Chowder? Regionalism in SF/F
Convention Center Room 206 3:00PM-3:50PM
E. Susan Baugh, Terry Boren, Nina Romberg*, Martha Wells, Mel. White

Su1500cc-207 Space: solar power update
The president is considering signing a treaty that would force us to reduce our output of carbon dioxide. The only way we have now of doing this is to reduce our industrial outpur and use of fossil fuels. This could cripple our econolmy, and make it harder to transistion to a fossil-fuel free future. There is another way. Solar power produced in Space can be collected and transmited to earth in very large quantitiies more inexpensively than using ground based alternative energy systems. Cheap access to earth orbit is needed for this to happen. Find out what has happened since the Carter Administration killled the SPS program in 1980. New designs have reduced the wieight to as little as 1000 tons in orbit per gigawatt produced. What are the current issues in Space solar power. What countries are interested. What is the US doing of anything.
Convention Center Room 207 3:00PM-3:50PM
Alexis Glynn Latner, Jerry Emerson Loomis, G. David Nordley, Jerry Oltion*, John Strickland

Su1500cc-208 What are the best SF comics?
Convention Center Room 208 3:00PM-3:50PM
Robert Feldhoff, Rick Klaw, John J. Miller*, Michael A. Stackpole

Su1500cc-209 Kids' Art Class: 3D
Convention Center Room 209 3:00PM-3:50PM
Jennie A. Roller*

Su1500cc-210 Showcase-Q & A with Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
Convention Center Room 210 3:00PM-3:50PM
Kevin J. Anderson*, Rebecca Moesta

Su1500cc-exhibit Autographings
Convention Center Exhibit Hall 3:00PM-3:50PM
Pat Cadigan, A. C. Crispin, Patrick O'Leary, Leslie What, Walter Jon Williams

Su1500cc-fiesta.b Ethics in SF: Moral choices people make
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 3:00PM-3:50PM
Bradley Denton*, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Sandra C. Morrese, Patricia Duffy Novak, Gene Wolfe

Su1500cc-patio.a Mythic Images in Art
Convention Center Patio Sec. A 3:00PM-3:50PM
Jael*, Lubov, Allison Hershey, Joy Marie Ledet, Clayburn Moore, Peggy Ranson

Su1500cc-plaza.a Slide Show: Art of Ron Walotsky
Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 3:00PM-3:50PM
Ron Walotsky*

Su1500cc-river.a Writing 106: Breaking out of the Ghetto
Convention Center River Sec. A 3:00PM-3:50PM
Patricia Anthony, Terry Pratchett, Laura Resnick, Rick Wilber, J. Steven York*

Su1500cc-river.b Why do people believe what they do?
Convention Center River Sec. B 3:00PM-3:50PM
Steve Antczak, Rob Chilson, Hal Clement*, Paul Preuss, Lynn Ward

Su1600cc-101 Parasites or Part of Us?
Some regional conventions have attracted audiences which seem less connected to SF fandom. Have we been too tolerant, or are "those people" fans too?
Convention Center Room 101 4:00PM-4:50PM
Covert Beach*, Seth Breidbart, Janice Gelb, Sharon Sbarsky

Su1600cc-202 Showcase-Q & A with Jean Lorrah
Convention Center Room 202 4:00PM-4:25PM
Jean Lorrah*

Su1600cc-203 Publish and Perish: Copyright issues in filk
Convention Center Room 203 4:00PM-4:50PM
Lionel Fanthorpe*, Barry Gold, Lee Gold*, Kathy Mar, Roberta Rogow

Su1600cc-204 Kids' Art Class: Drawing Superheroes
Convention Center Room 204 4:00PM-4:50PM

Su1600cc-205 Breaking Out: A writing seminar for writers who want to get more out of their careers
Convention Center Room 205 4:00PM-4:50PM
Donald Maass*

Su1600cc-206 State of the genre: British and European SF
Convention Center Room 206 4:00PM-4:50PM
Jens H. Altmann*, Paul J. McAuley, Eckhard Schwettmann

Su1600cc-207 Showcase-Aaron Allston Reading
Convention Center Room 207 4:00PM-4:25PM
Aaron Allston*

Su1600cc-208 Showcase-Upcoming Releases from Random House and Del Rey Books
Convention Center Room 208 4:00PM-4:50PM
Shelley Shapiro*

Su1600cc-209 Artist Workshop on Scratchboard
Got an itch? Scratchboard it! Advance sign-up required.
Convention Center Room 209 4:00PM-5:50PM
Erin McKee*

Su1600cc-exhibit Autographings
Convention Center Exhibit Hall 4:00PM-4:50PM
Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Robert J. Sawyer, Denise Vitola, K. D. Wentworth, Marv Wolfman, Mark Ziesing

Su1600cc-fiesta.a Debunking Psuedoscience
Since the end of the last century, the entertainment and news media have expanded their business by using superstitious beliefs and pseudoscience to attract readers, then listeners, then veiwers. (newspapers, radio, and TV. today believe in pseudoscience is rampant, since there is no other way for the average person to learn about the world except through the media. What are some of the pseudociences, and how damaging are they to society. We will look at astrology, medical quackery, ufo's, cults, geographical impossibilities such as Atlantis, mythical animals, and other types of nonsense. how did they start, who profits, and what is being done about it. Two Societies, CSICOP, and the Skeptics Soceity, are active in fighting it and countering it will more effective science education for both children and adults.
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Steve Antczak, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Anne Phyllis Pinzow, Susan Smith, Andrew C. Wheeler

Su1600cc-fiesta.b Casting Couch: cast your favorite book with actors dead or alive!
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 4:00PM-4:50PM
Edward Bryant*, Bill Crider, Caroline Spector, Martha Wells*

Su1600cc-fiesta.e The Reality of the Dark Ages
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 4:00PM-4:50PM
David Brin*, April Lee, Joseph Major, Victor Milán, Sandra C. Morrese

Su1600cc-patio.a Excerpts from Great Science Fiction Stories
Convention Center Patio Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Amy Bruce*

Su1600cc-patio.b Showcase-Adrienne Gormley Reading
Convention Center Patio Sec. B 4:00PM-4:25PM
Adrienne Gormley*

Su1600cc-plaza.a Freudian Rejection Slips
Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Linn Prentis, Gordon Van Gelder, Don Webb, Leslie What*

Su1600cc-river.a Guest of Honor Event with Michael Moorcock: New Worlds, the New Wave, and Beyond
Convention Center River Sec. A 4:00PM-5:50PM
Michael Moorcock, Ben Ostrander*

Su1600cc-river.b Is horror dead? Who killed it?
Convention Center River Sec. B 4:00PM-4:50PM
Jeanne Cavelos*, James C. Glass, K. W. Jeter, Joe Lansdale, Gene O'Neill, Andrew I. Porter

Su1600rw-bonham Kaffeeklatch with Linda Nagata
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Bonham 4:00PM-4:50PM
Linda Nagata*

Su1600rw-crockett Timebinders Interviews
Marriott Riverwalk Crockett 4:00PM-5:50PM
Erle Melvin Korshak*

Su1600rw-milam Kaffeeklatch with Allen Steele
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Milam 4:00PM-4:50PM
Allen Steele*

Su1600rw-valero Kaffeeklatch with Neal Barrett, Jr.
Advance sign-up required.
Marriott Riverwalk Valero 4:00PM-4:50PM
Neal Barrett, Jr.*

Su1630cc-207 Showcase-Sonia Orin Lyris Reading
Convention Center Room 207 4:30PM-4:55PM
Sonia Orin Lyris*

Su1630cc-patio.b Showcase-Susan J. Kroupa Reading
Convention Center Patio Sec. B 4:30PM-4:55PM
Susan J. Kroupa*

Su1700cc-101 Remembering SaM
Sam Moskowitz -- SaM -- was one of the world's foremost experts on sf. He was instrumental in building and chronicling early fandom, an avid collector and a prolific anthologist. Some of those who knew him share their recollections.
Convention Center Room 101 5:00PM-5:50PM
Forry Ackerman, Algis Budrys, Moshe Feder*, Andrew I. Porter

Su1700cc-202 Showcase-Sasha Miller Reading
Convention Center Room 202 5:00PM-5:25PM
Sasha Miller*

Su1700cc-203 Showcase-Kristine Kathryn Rusch Reading
Convention Center Room 203 5:00PM-5:25PM
Kristine Kathryn Rusch*

Su1700cc-204 For Kids: Creative Writing
Convention Center Room 204 5:00PM-5:50PM
Melanie Fletcher, Louise Marley

Su1700cc-205 Oops! This is the way the world ends! (At least in the movies!)
Convention Center Room 205 5:00PM-5:50PM
Terry England*

Su1700cc-206 The creative process: Merging passion and intellect
Convention Center Room 206 5:00PM-5:50PM
Suzy McKee Charnas*, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Kij Johnson, Frederik Pohl, Katya Reimann, Ray Vukcevich, Jack Williamson

Su1700cc-207 How to Lie with Statistics
Convention Center Room 207 5:00PM-5:50PM
Michael F. Flynn*

Su1700cc-208 Showcase-Mike Resnick Reading
Convention Center Room 208 5:00PM-5:50PM
Mike Resnick*

Su1700cc-exhibit Autographings
Convention Center Exhibit Hall 5:00PM-5:50PM
C. Dean Andersson, Vincent Di Fate, Lionel Fanthorpe, Jacqueline Lichtenberg*, Jean Lorrah, Victor Milán

Su1700cc-fiesta.a Alien Ethical Systems
What sort of ethical and moral systems would aliens develop with their very different history and biology?
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Sheila Finch*, Karen E. B. McCue, Elizabeth Moon, Sandra C. Morrese, Robert Reed, Stanley Schmidt

Su1700cc-fiesta.b Broadening the event horizon: SF mysteries
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 5:00PM-5:50PM
Patricia Anthony, Jack L. Chalker, Glen Cook, Scott E. Green, Peter F. Hamilton, S. M. Stirling*, John E. Stith

Su1700cc-fiesta.e Discovering New Solar Systems
Even though we cannot see them, we are now discovering about 1 new planet every month. This is the first time that science has proved the existance of planets around other stars. What does this tell us about our own solar system; is it typical. What is a "hot jupiter" and why are the astronomers scratching their heads over them. What are the implications so far for life in the universe. how soon will we be able to see these large (gas gaint size) planets directly, What about earth size planets.
Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 5:00PM-5:50PM
Hal Clement, Marianne J. Dyson, Hugh Gregory, Joe Haldeman*, Bruce Hallock, Henry Spencer

Su1700cc-mission Pocket Dragon Adventures Series Update
Convention Center Mission 5:00PM-5:50PM
Craig Miller*, Real Musgrave, Marv Wolfman

Su1700cc-patio.a Showcase-Mary Doria Russell
Convention Center Patio Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
Mary Doria Russell*

Su1700cc-patio.b Showcase-Terry McGarry Reading
Convention Center Patio Sec. B 5:00PM-5:25PM
Terry McGarry*

Su1700cc-plaza.a Showcase-A. C. Crispin Reading
Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
A. C. Crispin*

Su1700cc-river.b Are there any taboos left?
Convention Center River Sec. B 5:00PM-5:50PM
Jane Fancher, Sonia Orin Lyris*

Su1730cc-203 Showcase-Mike Moscoe Reading
Convention Center Room 203 5:30PM-5:55PM
Mike Moscoe*

Su1730cc-patio.b Showcase-Paul McAuley Reading
Convention Center Patio Sec. B 5:30PM-5:55PM
Paul J. McAuley*

Su2000rc-gb Masquerade
Marriott Rivercenter Grand Ballroom 8:00PM-1:50AM
Susan de Guardiola*, Tom Whitmore

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