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Friday 8:00 a :Hynes Open for Setup Only
Friday 9:00 a :Hynes Opens
Friday 9:00 a Hall A:Registration Opens
Friday 9:00 a Con Suite:Con Suite Open
Friday 9:00 a Republic A:Gatekeepers #1—4 [Dubbed] [13 +]
Friday 9:30 a :KiddieCorp Professional Childcare and Children's Program and Activities Open
Friday 9:30 a H102:Rise Up Singing
Friday 9:30 a H203:Anglo-Saxon Influences on Modern Fantasy
The Rohirrim have a lot to answer for…
Friday 9:30 a Beacon A:Moving to Music [ages 1–7]
Clap and sing to the music of Jim Cosgrove, a Kansas City children's folk singer.
Friday 9:30 a Beacon F:Geometric Aliens [ages 2–6]
Fun foam, wiggle eyes, glue and you; what will be created?
Friday 9:30 a Conference:Filk Office Opens
Friday 9:30 a Exeter:Reading
Friday 9:30 a Hall A:Shotokan Karate Workshop
Kenn Bates, Keith G. Kato
Friday 10:00 a : ConCourseMasquerade Registration Open
Friday 10:00 a H100:X-Bugs
Learn to play X-Bugs, SJ Games' combat tiddlywinks game. Your bugs are represented by plastic pieces that you flip across the table to capture enemy bugs. [2 players per game]
Friday 10:00 a H203:Ogres and Klingons and Orcs, Oh My! The Changing Role of the Ogre in Popular Culture
Whoa there, big guy! Stop and let's have a look at you. Why did we loathe and fear you, but now think you're kind of cute? Are we unlearning racism? Are we softening our archetypes of aggression? What are you doing with that hamm--?
Friday 10:00 a H204:New England in Science Fiction and Fantasy
The locale of SF stories is often an important element of plot and style. LA, New York, London, New Orleans—these and other cities have served as the distinct locations in many stories. What about Boston and other places around New England? A lot of writers live in this region, but how do they use it in their stories? Does locating a story in Boston, Providence, rural Maine and so on make a distinct contribution to the look and feel of SF & fantasy plots? Or would a story set in this region have the same grounding if it was located anywhere else?
Elizabeth Hand, Faye Ringel (m), Allen Steele
Friday 10:00 a H205:A Group Reading from The Thackery T. Lambshead Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases
Join Drs. Cory Doctorow, Jay Lake, Paul DiFilippo, Liz Williams, and presiding physician Jeff VanderMeer for a brief "medial conference" on outlandish and ridiculous diseases, including props and giant microbes.
Paul DiFilippo, Cory Doctorow, Jay Lake, Jeff VanderMeer, Liz Williams
Friday 10:00 a H206:Welcome to the SF Community
An orientation seminar on the background of the World Science Fiction Convention and tips on making the most of the con.
Gay Haldeman (m), Mary Kay Kare, Laurie Mann, Roger Sims
Friday 10:00 a H208:Firefly Marathon, Episodes 3–5
Friday 10:00 a H209:Molediver #1 [Subtitled]
Friday 10:00 a H210:WSFS Business Meeting, Preliminary Session
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. Today's meeting is where we hear reports from committees, consider changes in 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 prevent it from being dismissed from the agenda.
Friday 10:00 a H301:Self-promotion and Publicity for Artists
You can't sell anything if people don't know you have it. How can artists tell people "they got it"? How can they get into the cover business, or make a hit in the fan world? What are the secrets? The mistakes?
Irene Gallo, Karl Kofoed (m), Margaret Organ-Kean, Frank Wu
Friday 10:00 a H302:A Remedy for Future Shock
How can SF serve as a guide for us to help solve future dilemmas?
David Gerrold, Walter H. Hunt, Larry A. Lebofsky (m), Ernest Lilley, Jack Speer
Friday 10:00 a H303:You Can't Take the Sky From Me…?
…but can they take (your?) Serenity. Talk about the series and the movie.
Ginjer Buchanan, James S. Hinsey, MaryAnn Johanson, Priscilla Olson (m), Michelle Sagara
Friday 10:00 a H305:Dr. Seuss Appreciation
The late Springfield, Massachusetts writer/illustrator Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, created fantastic worlds where the Grinch stole Christmas, the Cat in the Hat could disrupt a household, Horton heard a Who, and Sneetches worried about whether they had stars on their bellies. How do his surreal and amusing stories prepare young readers for the world of SF?
Kathryn Cramer, Susan Fichtelberg, John F. Hertz, Beth Hilgartner, Kathleen Kudlinski (m)
Friday 10:00 a H306:Continuing the Series: A Dialogue
Suzy McKee Charnas, P. C. Hodgell
Friday 10:00 a H307:The Radio Play as an Ideal Form for SF (1.5 hours)
Two hours, allowing time for talk, listening, and discussion of same.
Friday 10:00 a H309:The Art of Alan Beck
Alan F. Beck
Friday 10:00 a H310:Highlights from the Hubble Space Telescope
A user of Hubble will report on the telescope's current status and explain the science behind the famous images. They're more than just pretty pictures.
Friday 10:00 a H311:The Enchanted Apple: New York in SF and Fantasy
The very first history of New York City, written by Washington Irving (under the name of Deitrich Knickerbocker) in 1809 was a work of fantasy. Since that time, NYC has appeared repeatedly in works of science fiction and fantasy. How has The City been portrayed? What makes it such a perfect locale for the fantabulist?
Michael A. Burstein, Esther Friesner, George R. R. Martin, Madeleine E. Robins, Susan Shwartz (m)
Friday 10:00 a H312:SF Without Smiles
Is it possible to write good or great SF/F/H that lacks an element of humor? What examples come to mind? Or is deadly serious genre writing doomed to be just deadly?
William C. Dietz, Scott Edelman (m), Barry N. Malzberg, Robert Sheckley, Gordon Van Gelder
Friday 10:00 a Art Show:Art Show Opens
Friday 10:00 a Beacon A:Open Playtime [ages 1–6]
We'll have tunnels, balls, blocks, and other kids to play with.
Friday 10:00 a Beacon D:Magic Show [ages 7–12]
Daniel P. Dern
Friday 10:00 a Beacon F:Kitchen Science [ages 2–7]
Fun with things from the kitchen and some explanation on why they work.
Friday 10:00 a Clarendon:How to Train Tigers
Steven L. Lopata
Friday 10:00 a ConCourse:Site Selection Opens
Friday 10:00 a Dalton:Working with Unusual (Costuming) Materials
Not everything you work with comes from a fabric store. What other items might be really useful to help produce a first-rate costume?
Pierre E. Pettinger, Sandra G. Pettinger
Friday 10:00 a Exeter:Reading
Friday 10:00 a Gardner:Mars or Bust! [ages 7–12]
An elementary school-level look at Mars. What is Mars like and why would we go there? What are we looking for? How do we get there? These questions are discussed with pictures, video and a 3-D look at the Spirit and Opportunity missions.
Friday 10:00 a Hall D:Dealers Room Opens
Friday 10:00 a Hampton:Reading
Friday 10:00 a Con Suite:Kaffeeklatsch
Glen Cook, Beth Meacham, Steve Miller, Mary H. Rosenblum
Friday 10:00 a Liberty A:Autism Spectrum Disorders Discussion Group
Friday 10:30 a H203:Alienation: The Invisible Barrier in C.J. Cherryh's Companions
Stephanie Ryan Cate
Friday 10:30 a H205:Selling Your Story to Hollywood
How do writers get Hollywood's attention? What is the process of trying to sell a story or novel to a film producer? And what happens when you do? Here's some insight into one of the more lucrative markets…and the most difficult one to crack.
Sally Wiener Grotta
Friday 10:30 a H209:Molediver #2 [Subtitled]
Friday 10:30 a H304:The Beginning of Locus
Charles N. Brown, Anthony R. Lewis
Friday 10:30 a Art Show:April Grant, fiddler
Friday 10:30 a Clarendon:Only Two Sexes?
Friday 10:30 a Exeter:Reading
Friday 10:30 a Hampton:Reading
Friday 10:45 a Republic A:Gunparade March #1—4 [Dubbed]
Friday 11:00 a H100:Kill Dr. Lucky
Welcome to Dr. Lucky's mansion. Your mission is to kill a feeble old man named Dr. Lucky. Alas, you have to catch him first, but then you have to make sure there aren't any other witnesses. What's a guy with a grudge to do? Learn to play this hilarious game of strategy, deceit, and murder from Cheapass games. [6 players]
Friday 11:00 a H102:Filk Oldies Singalong
Sing songs from the NESFA Hymnals and other well-known filk sources with an experienced song-leader. Possibly your only chance to hear "Banned from Argo" at the Worldcon.
Lois H. Mangan
Friday 11:00 a H107:The Caves of Steel
A round-table discussion of the 1953 Retro Hugo nominated novel.
John F. Hertz
Friday 11:00 a H203:Running a Writing Workshop for Teens
As a set, teen writers are different from new writers. By designing and refining the Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers, we've reinvented the Clarion Model in creative ways certain to be of interest to workshop coordinators, new writers, teens, parents and teachers.
Friday 11:00 a H204:Building the Buzz
What makes one novel merely successful and another a blockbuster best seller? Is it the buzz the latter generates? What make one book have buzz and another not? Can you cite examples? What kinds of buzz are there—and what is most effective at promoting a book? What can a publisher do to generate or enhance the buzz for a particular book?
Jim Butcher, Craig Engler, Andrew Wheeler (m)
Friday 11:00 a H205:Thirty-Nine Plus Years of the X-Men
Once upon a time they were confused and frightened teenagers, some led along by their hormones (remember the Scott-Jean-Warren love triangle?). Although the cast has changed over the years, a couple of well-done movies have only added to the appeal of the mutant guardians of humankind. Why does the story of people who are different still resonate? And, since we know the subject's going to come up, which characters who have been sidelined would you like to see come back?
Keith R. A. DeCandido, Karen Haber, Steve Saffel, Barry Short (m)
Friday 11:00 a H206:Which Comes First: Character or Setting?
Where do you start when you create fiction?
Elizabeth Hand (m), Jean Lorrah, Louise Marley, Wen Spencer, Jeff VanderMeer
Friday 11:00 a H209:Molediver #3 [Subtitled]
Friday 11:00 a H301:What is Genre?
Ellen Kushner has informed us about the recently-formed website of the Interstitial Arts Foundation A browse shows lots of great reading and fiercely intelligent discussion on a range of topics that span literature, art, music and performance which cannot easily be classified by conventional genre boundaries or any boundaries at all.
We will skip the paradox of such "interstitial arts" forming its own genre and cut to the chase. What does it mean to be part of a "genre"? If you don't fit comfortably in SF or fantasy or horror or mainstream or fiction/nonfiction, where do they file you in the bookstore? What is the larger cultural significance of crossover material? What does it imply for the future of SF literature? Who is writing stories that fall between the cracks?
Ellen Asher, Jay Caselberg (m), James Minz, Takayuki Tatsumi, Carrie Vaughn
Friday 11:00 a H302:The Future of Love
In homage to a panel of the same name from the 1953 Worldcon in Philadelphia. OK…so, what is it? And what about relationships…marriages? Same-sex marriage, polyamory, Heinlein line marriages, Gor-type relationships… Is there anything we haven't already tried? Are we a good enough sample to disprove the theory that these things will cause the collapse of civilization?
Stephen Dedman, Bey King, Sue Krinard (m), Mary Anne Mohanraj, Mark W. Tiedemann
Friday 11:00 a H303:Remembering Seacon '79
The real truths behind the Brighton 1979 Worldcon, chaired by one of our Fan Guests of Honor twenty-five years ago.
Friday 11:00 a H304:Locus Awards
Charles N. Brown (m), Lois McMaster Bujold, Cory Doctorow, Gardner Dozois, Neil Gaiman, Michael Whelan, Connie Willis
Friday 11:00 a H305:How Workshopping Works/A Public Hanging
The Cambridge Science Fiction Writers Workshop, one of the oldest in the country, discusses how it works and does a live demo…watch them deconstruct a story in all their snarky splendor!
James Cambias, F. Brett Cox, Theodora Goss, James Patrick Kelly, Kelly Link, Vandana Singh
Friday 11:00 a H306:Social World Building
"World building" in SF usually connotes care paid to ecological, astronomical and biological factors influencing the nature of other worlds in which stories take place—in short, the physical backstory. But if other worlds are different from Earth, so likely will be the social systems of sentient species on them, including future humans.
What should you think about when considering the sociological background of stories set in the future or on other planets? SF writers traditionally took for granted that mid-20th century American norms would prevail everywhere, but we know better—don't we? The panel will consider matters of kinship, marriage, family, religion and other modes of relationship patterns that vary more widely than many realize here and now, let along then and there.
Carol Berg, Judith Berman, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder (m), Martha Wells
Friday 11:00 a H309:Space Weather Forecasting
Space weather is already a concern, as solar storms disrupt communications. Will travelers to Mars have to predict radiation blizzards months in advance? What is the state of the art?
Janet Catherine Johnston
Friday 11:00 a H310:They Gave It a Hugo: What on Earth Were They Thinking?
Sure, it's easy to slam They'd Rather Be Right, but name a few more that fit the bill…Why did they win?
Justin Ackroyd, Moshe Feder, Gregory Feeley, Andrew Porter (m), Robert Silverberg
Friday 11:00 a H311:What Should Good Fantasy Do?
Should it inspire, teach, intimidate, educate? How about divert, relax, amuse, or awaken? The panelists will choose their own verbs—and in the process, explain how good fantasy differs from not-so-good fantasy.
Daniel Abraham (m), John Clute, Justine Larbalestier, Farah Mendelsohn, Laura Underwood
Friday 11:00 a H312:You 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 along with artificial genetic material, 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?
Catherine Asaro, Zara Baxter (m), Nancy Kress, Mary H. Rosenblum, Janine Ellen Young
Friday 11:00 a Art Show:Art Show Tour
Friday 11:00 a Autographing:Autographing
Elizabeth Caldwell, Suzy McKee Charnas, Laura Anne Gilman, Thomas Harlan, Laurie J. Marks, Deborah Ross, Darrell Schweitzer
Friday 11:00 a Beacon A:HoverDisc Games [ages 3–6]
Don't know what a HoverDisc is? Come and find out; you'll be hooked.
Friday 11:00 a Beacon D:Alien World Building [ages 7–12]
A discussion of alien environments and bodies. Then make your own alien and its environment and describe them for the group.
Walter H. Hunt, Amy Thomson
Friday 11:00 a Beacon F:Pudding Finger Paint [ages 1–5]
Friday 11:00 a Clarendon:Cartoon Guilty Pleasures
Let's see some hands: Even though you talk knowledgeably about the latest episode of hip shows like South Park or Justice League, do you furtively watch Scooby Doo? The Wild Thornberrys? Recess? Any show featuring Archie & his friends? What's appealing for adults in these shows aimed at kids? Is it a return to simpler times, positive actions, or something more?
Blind Lemming Chiffon, Pam Fremon (m), Kimberly Ann Kindya, Pamela Scoville, Gary K. Wolf
Friday 11:00 a Dalton:Developing the Deryni Game: a Writer's Perspective
Friday 11:00 a Exeter:Reading
Friday 11:00 a Gardner:So You Want to be a Rocket Scientist? [ages 7–12]
The universe is a big, exciting place (at least scientifically speaking). Come share the thrill of it with other science-types, as they demystify relativity and other sciences.
Carl Frederick, G. David Nordley
Friday 11:00 a Hampton:Reading
Simon R. Green
Friday 11:00 a Con Suite:Kaffeeklatsch
Joe Haldeman, Yves Meynard, James Stevens-Arce, Charles Stross
Friday 11:00 a Liberty A:Ham Radio Discussion
Friday 11:00 a Liberty C:Pagan Discussion Group
Friday 11:00 a Republic B:Angel: 1945
Friday 11:00 a Docent Tour:Village Tour (of the Worldcon)
Friday 11:30 a H209:Molediver #4 [Subtitled]
Friday 11:30 a H307:Psychological Aspects of the Babylon 5 Universe
Friday 11:30 a Con Suite Foyer:Mary Crowell, Pianist
Friday 11:30 a Dalton:Space Opera as Geopolitical Melodrama
Friday 11:30 a Exeter:Reading
Friday 11:30 a Hampton:Reading
P. C. Hodgell
Friday 12:00 n H100:Dinohunt
Learn to play Dinohunt, Steve Jackson Games' game of time-travel and dinosaur-hunting. [6 players]
Friday 12:00 n H102:Oldies Singalong
Lois H. Mangan
Friday 12:00 n H107:What's New From DAW
A presentation of the upcoming schedule and a Q&A with DAW editors and authors. Moderated by Debra Euler, Managing Editor.
Friday 12:00 n H203:Novel Educational Approaches
In the past three academic years, a group of second-grade students have been taught a mixture of karate and science. What was tried and how well did this mixed instruction seem to work? Student notebooks and other items will be available for view.
Keith G. Kato
Friday 12:00 n H204:Researching Your Story: When Do You Quit?
The family tree covers three sheets; the glossary needs extensive cross references; the map has 16 color codes. Have you overdone it, or is this all necessary to provide verisimilitude? And haven't we all read stories where the writer go so involved with building the world that the story got lost? Learn when to drop the books and pick up the pen.
Lisa Barnett, Suzanne Alles Blom, Elizabeth Caldwell, Jack L. Chalker, Sheila Finch (m), Steven L. Lopata
Friday 12:00 n H205:The World Map of 2100—What Does it Look Like?
The map of Europe has been redrawn several times in recent decades; many people have the experience of being born in one country, growing up in another and dying in a third without ever having moved. There is no reason to think this process will stop. If you could see a a world map of 2100, what's familiar, what isn't? United Europe? Disunited US? Canada still there? Rearranged Africa? Internet/virtual communities more important than geographic ones? Regional ecotopias? Corporate empires?
David McMahon, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, S. M. Stirling, Scott Westerfeld, Jim Young (m)
Friday 12:00 n H206:Welcome to the SF Community: Making Connections
Now that you're here, here's how to meet people, get involved, and learn to understand our eccentric community!
Norman Cates, Nicki Lynch, Bill Sutton (m), Toni Weisskopf
Friday 12:00 n H209:Molediver #5 [Subtitled]
Friday 12:00 n H301:Character Development for Everyone
It isn't just writers who develop characters. Artists, costumers and gamers also need these skills. People who use characters in different media discuss how they go about it.
Susan de Guardiola, Sharon Lee (m), Bill Neville, Laura Resnick, Melissa Scott
Friday 12:00 n H302:SF: Fun or Spinach?
Is it good for you? A discussion of escapism vs. relevance in fiction.
Ellen Asher, John R. Douglas (m), Esther Friesner, Fruma Klass
Friday 12:00 n H303:Fandom in the Fifties
What was fandom like a half-century ago?
Juanita Coulson, David A. Kyle, Hank Reinhardt, Roger Sims (m)
Friday 12:00 n H304:The Future of Forensic Evidence
DNA evidence proves the guy on Death Row didn't do it. On CSI, they finger a killer by the heat trace he left behind. But can this evidence be tampered with? How do real everyday science advances change the way the criminal justice system works, and what's the outlook for the future? How far can forensics go before we have the Precrime cops from Minority Report stopping homicides before they happen? What comes in between—and is it all good?
Genny Dazzo, Matthew Jarpe, Robert I. Katz (m), Paul Levinson
Friday 12:00 n H305:How to Become Invisible
From fairy tales to H.G. Wells, we have always loved stories about people becoming invisible. Our panel discusses a variety of ways, scientific and silly, that humans might accomplish this wonder. Join this exercise in creative thinking.
Michael A. Burstein (m), Howard Davidson, Robert A. Metzger
Friday 12:00 n H306:Archetypes in Fantasy: The Princess, Alone
Who is she, and why is she alone? How can she ever find her way out of the tower?
Diane Duane, Justine Larbalestier, Michelle Sagara (m), Jo Walton, Paul Witcover
Friday 12:00 n H307:Restoration Ecology
Ecology and practical approaches to small-scale land and wildlife management…and why it matters.
Elizabeth Moon (m)
Friday 12:00 n H309:The Art of Martina Pilcerova
Friday 12:00 n H310:Asteroids: Friends or Foes?
Astronomers are now tracking hundreds of asteroids bigger than a kilometer which could potentially hit the Earth with minor changes in their orbits. They continue discovering new potentially hazardous objects, and sometimes their predictions warn of possible collisions within the next century. What does this mean, and how much should we worry about it?
What kind of objects should we be looking for, and what can we do if we see one on its way toward us? How should astronomers keep the public and governments informed?
Friday 12:00 n H311:The Future of Short Fiction (and the Magazines)
Okay, it wouldn't be a Worldcon without this item, would it? The big pro magazines have been losing circulation steadily for many years. The original anthology market is a shadow of its former self. Yet new magazines keep popping up, and some publish a few impressive issues. Is short fiction becoming a hobby? And what does it mean when publishing short fiction is often considered a vital step on the way to publishing novels?
John Betancourt, Nicholas A. DiChario, Gardner Dozois, Stanley Schmidt (m), Gordon Van Gelder, Sheila Williams
Friday 12:00 n H312:Modernism and SF
Modernism—Faulkner, Joyce, Eliot, Pound, Cabell—was the dominant literary mode when modern science fiction had its formative period during the 1930s and early 1940s. What unappreciated influences did it exert over the evolving pulp genre?
Gregory Feeley, Eileen Gunn (m), David G. Hartwell, James Morrow
Friday 12:00 n Autographing:Autographing
Tobias Buckell, Barbara Chepaitis, Peter J. Heck, Rosemary Kirstein, Larry Niven
Friday 12:00 n Beacon A:Open Playtime [ages 1–6]
We'll have tunnels, balls, blocks, and other kids to play with.
Friday 12:00 n Beacon D:Geometric Origami [ages 7–12]
Learn origami with a master origamist. Jenny specializes in geometric shapes rather than animals, and has been a GOH at a Japanese origami convention.
Jenny Mosely, Elsa Chen
Friday 12:00 n Beacon F:Stamping [ages 1–12]
Stamping is so much fun. Paper and creativity will help you make a great card, stationary, or bookmark to take home with you.
Friday 12:00 n Dalton:The Artemis Project
Commercial space travel?
Ian Randal Strock
Friday 12:00 n Exeter:Reading
Friday 12:00 n Gardner:Making a Poly-Shrink Pin (Kids Only! [ages 7–12]
Design and make a pin with the instruction of an expert.
Friday 12:00 n Hampton:Reading
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Friday 12:00 n Con Suite:Kaffeeklatsch
Thomas Harlan, Tamora Pierce, George H. Scithers, Allen Steele
Friday 12:00 n Liberty A:Mensa Discussion Group
Friday 12:00 n Republic B:Buffy: Chosen
Short Form Dramatic Presentation Hugo Nominee
Friday 12:30 p H209:Molediver #6 [Subtitled]
Friday 12:30 p Dalton:Working on Graphic Novels
Friday 12:30 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 12:30 p Hampton:Reading
Kevin J. Anderson
Friday 12:30 p Republic A:The Special Duty Combat Unit: Shinesman [Dubbed]
Friday 1:00 p H203:The Two Cultures in F&SF: Science Confronts the Humanities
Decades ago, C.P. Snow defined the "Two Cultures" of technical intellectuals and literary intellectuals. The split is still with us. How does it influence our fantasy and science fiction? What works, what authors manage to bridge the gap? What works or authors make it deeper?
Ctein (m), Matthew Jarpe, Nancy Kress, Justine Larbalestier
Friday 1:00 p H204:Interactive Fiction: The Nexus of Storytelling, Simulation and AI in Video Games
Video games have traditionally been abstract or linear. Games that use traditional storytelling media increase the immersion by providing the player with some kind of ownership or emotional attachment. However, the players themselves have had little choice in their storylines and a limited palette of emotional experience. That's changing. More recently, games have allowed users to create their own stories, or have been more open-ended with limited plots giving the player the ability to create his or her own narrative. Explore these ideas!
K. A. Bedford, Mike Dashow, Clarinda Merripen (m), Joe Pearce
Friday 1:00 p H205:The Two Sides of Gollum
Gollum is unique; there's nobody quite like him in fantasy. Or, is there? In many ways, he's the true tragic figure of The Lord of the Rings, evoking at times anger, contempt, and pity from the readers. The panel looks at the character of Gollum (whether Stinker or Slinker) and how he fits into Tolkien's world and Tolkien's story.
Greer Gilman, Daniel Grotta, Darrell Schweitzer, Brenda Sutton, Ann Tonsor Zeddies (m)
Friday 1:00 p H206:A Worldcon Orientation for SF Professionals
Time was, most pros came out of fandom and therefore had long-standing links of friendship to a variety of fans along with an understanding of fannish perspective. Increasingly, not only don't SF writers come out of fandom, but they're not very interested in it except as it affects their bottom line. This ignorance can hurt both the pro and the fan community.
So what should every pro know about fandom? Get the lowdown on how to get the most out of the convention circuit—without harming your reputation. Learn how to find your way through the maze of publisher parties, conventions, fannish traditions, and more (even if you're painfully shy). Highly recommended for the "neo-pro," or for anyone wanting to reduce the widening gulf between pros and fans.
Janice Gelb, Gay Haldeman, David Levine, Priscilla Olson (m), Toni Weisskopf
Friday 1:00 p H208:Metal Tears: Film and Discussion
Watch this short film, based on the Hugo-nominated short story "Robots Don't Cry" and discuss how it came about.
Friday 1:00 p H209:GunBuster Vol. 1 [Subtitled]
Friday 1:00 p H210:The Fannish Inquisition
Meet the bidders for the 2007 and other future Worldcons.
Patrick Molloy (m)
Friday 1:00 p H301:Fifteen Years of The Simpsons
It's now one of the longest-running TV shows and shows no sign of slowing down. (Maybe that's because someone always seems to be chasing them, for something they shouldn't have done. There are still a few states that haven't yet run the family out.) How does the show manage to stay fresh? Is it the large number of characters? The loose sense of location? The fact that their family looks like ours? (Don't we all have a Homer and a Lisa?) What subjects would we still like them to cover? Should Skinner and Edna tie the knot? And do we think Bart will someday become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
Michael A. Burstein (m), Pam Fremon, Daniel Kimmel
Friday 1:00 p H302:The Business of Screenwriting Big and Small
Is it true a writer can make more money and have more fun behind the screen? And would that be the big or little screen? If not, why are so many people drawn to screenwriting? Does writing for TV differ from writing for movies? In terms of money, time, censorship, and subject matter, which is more rewarding? Easier to break into? Easier to actually make a living out of?
David Gerrold, Craig Miller (m), Nick Sagan, Steven Sawicki, Isaac Szpindel
Friday 1:00 p H303:Is your "First Novel" a First Novel?
So, you think the first novel you finish is your first novel, but is it? It could be a third or fourth novel as far as an editor is concerned. Come learn how to write a first novel from folks who've written several among their many novels.
Phyllis Eisenstein, Terry McGarry, Mike Shepherd-Moscoe (m), Scott Westerfeld
Friday 1:00 p H304:Looking Backward: the 20th Century
It was a time of terrible wars and great evils and unparalleled progress, ending with democracy triumphant, right? Well…It was also the time of Milton Berle and Cheese Whiz™, love beads and Elvis, and…
Will the writers and fans of the late 21st century look back on the 20th century with nostalgia, with surprise, or with horror? How will people in far future times look at us? Imagine what things about the 20th century that those in the future will look back on in the same way as we view the Roman gladiators.
Esther Friesner (m), Craig Gardner, Terry Pratchett, John Scalzi
Friday 1:00 p H305:Adapting Traditional Japanese Garments to SF/F Costumes
Kimberly Ann Kindya
Friday 1:00 p H306:People for the Ethical Treatment of Mars
The Ethics of Terraforming…Do rocks have rights? Should we terraform Mars? Give it an atmosphere, give it life, make it a home for people? Is this something we ought to do? What would the impact of terraforming be on Martian extremophiles, if they exist? Should we change it to the detriment of the native life? (And, i
If it's lifeless, does a rocky Moon-like Mars have a claim that we can't brush aside? What would a terraformed Mars provide to the human race, in general? Should the demands of a few determine the destiny of many?
Guy Consolmagno, D. Douglas Fratz, James Killus, Mark L. Olson (m)
Friday 1:00 p H307:Recovering from Oops!
The FedEx man will be here in a hour but you just put a blotch in the middle of the painting. What do you do?
Like cats, artists are experts in making it look like that's what they meant to do all along. Find out how artists fix what seems unfixable.
N. Taylor Blanchard (m), Mike Conrad, Ed Cox, Margaret Organ-Kean, Martina Pilcerova
Friday 1:00 p H309:Affectionate Technology: The Art and Science of David Durlach
Can technology development and emotions like grace and kindness be allies? That's the belief of David Durlach, who runs a high-tech design studio that combines his fascination with artistic expression, human emotion and human relations with technology. Durlach will explain his philosophy of "arffectionate technology" and how it is implemented in computer-controlled kinetic artworks, education exhibits, and commercial attractions that have been displayed around the country.
David Durlach, Dennis Livingston (m)
Friday 1:00 p H310:The Cassini Mission
NASA's Cassini spacecraft went into orbit around Saturn on June 30th and will continue exploring the Saturn system during Noreascon. This is the first spacecraft to visit the ringed planet since Voyager 2 passed through in 1981. What has Cassini already learned? What more will it learn during its four-year mission to Saturn and Titan? What more do we want to know? What's next?
It's another neat space stuff panel!
Jeff Hecht, Bill Higgins, Geoffrey A. Landis, Larry A. Lebofsky, Carolyn Collins Petersen
Friday 1:00 p H311:One Day in the Life of an Editor
An hour by hour account of what an editor actually does. It's 11:00 am.—do you know where your manuscript is?
Tina Beychok, Ellen Datlow, Scott Edelman, Jim Grimsley, Sheila Williams (m)
Friday 1:00 p H312:My Worst Story—and Why I Wrote It
Stinkers can be therapeutic. Share!
William Tenn, Frederik Pohl (m), Robert J. Sawyer
Friday 1:00 p Art Show:Ellen James, Harpist
Friday 1:00 p Autographing:Autographing
Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Jay Caselberg, Vera Nazarian, Susan Shwartz, James Stevens-Arce, S. M. Stirling, Cecilia Tan
Friday 1:00 p Mended Drum:Literary Beer
Jeffrey A. Carver, Joe Haldeman, Lee Martindale
Friday 1:00 p Beacon A:Playground Games [ages 4–7]
Play basic rule games in a more organized manner than open playtime (Duck, Duck, Goose; Animal Tag; Simon Says, etc.).
Friday 1:00 p Beacon D:Drawing and Painting [ages 7–12]
Try your hand at creating an original cover for your favorite book.
Friday 1:00 p Beacon F:Make Your Own Journal [ages 4–7]
Want to remember the special things about Noreascon Four? This fun journal will give you place to write, draw, or put a picture to keep those memories forever.
Friday 1:00 p Clarendon:Juried One-Shots
Sign up in the Filk Office. Four persons or groups will have 13 minutes each to perform and get feedback from a panel of judges with various areas of expertise. Performances should be 5 minutes or less. Criticism will be constructive.
Friday 1:00 p ConCourse:Fan History Tour
Friday 1:00 p Dalton:The Interstitial Arts Movement
Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
Friday 1:00 p Exeter:Reading
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Friday 1:00 p Gardner:Make Your Own Rapiers [ages 7–12]
Make and decorate the sword you'll use in the swordplay hour coming up next.
Friday 1:00 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 1:00 p Independence:Deryni Adventure
Join Ann Dupuis, publisher of the upcoming Deryni Adventure Game, for a roleplaying adventure involving Sendai the Magnificent and his troupe of travelling performers.
Friday 1:00 p Independence:Shadowrun RPG: First Shot at the Big Time
Your chance at the big time: A friend has tipped you off about a job opportunity to do some bodyguard work for a group of exclusive clientele. You have been trying to break into the Seattle shadow scene, and these are just the kind of people that can help. All you have to do is make sure that their meeting doesn't get interrupted. It's a simple walk in the park, natch! [Make your own character up to 10 Karma, or use a pre-generated character. 6 players]
Friday 1:00 p Con Suite:Kaffeeklatsch
John Clute, Kathleen Kudlinski, Louise Marley, Walter Jon Williams
Friday 1:00 p Liberty C:Alternative Housing Discussion Group
Dave Van Deusen
Friday 1:00 p Republic B:Gollum's Acceptance Speech at the 2003 MTV Music Awards
Short Form Dramatic Presentation Hugo Nominee
Friday 1:04 p Republic B:Firefly: Heart of Gold
Short Form Dramatic Presentation Hugo Nominee
Friday 1:30 p H100:Cheapass Games Tournament
This tournament will feature the following games: Brawl, Gimme the Brain, Girl Genius: The Works, and Kill Dr. Lucky. Players will rotate between games. You must sign up by Friday, 1 pm . Sign up at either game room. Each player plays each game once.
Friday 1:30 p H305:How History is Filtered
Friday 1:30 p Dalton:Airships: A Dialog
James Cambias, Thomas Kidd
Friday 1:30 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 1:30 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 1:30 p Republic A:Slayers: The Movie [Dubbed] [12 +]
Friday 2:00 p H100:Blood and Cardstock Players Choice
Open demo session. Learn to play exciting games like Showbiz and Counting ZZZs.
Friday 2:00 p H107:SETI Update
In the decade since Congress abruptly terminated the NASA SETI Program, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence has proved itself the science that refuses to die. This update on SETI privatization describes what thousands of ordinary SETIzens all over our planet are doing to hasten humanity's entry into the Galactic Community
H. Paul Shuch
Friday 2:00 p H203:Imagine That! Science Fiction as a Learning Motivation
Friday 2:00 p H204:The Rediscovery of Cordwainer Smith
A few years ago, Gardner Dozois observed that many of the hot new writers of the 1990s had never read the works of Cordwainer Smith. How is that possible? Why do Smith's stories need to be rediscovered—and what makes them worthy of rediscovery? Cone by and discover (or rediscover) why "Smith's" unique voice sounds stronger, stranger, and more contemporary than most SF published today—or tomorrow,
Ellen Asher, Geary Gravel, Anthony R. Lewis (m), Jacob Weisman, Jim Young
Friday 2:00 p H205:Girl Power—Anime Style
Christine Carpenito, Kimberly Ann Kindya (m), Mari Kotani, Timothy Liebe
Friday 2:00 p H206:Storytelling Workshop
Storytelling plays a significant role in SF/fantasy literature, in the form of characters who gather you around the campfire, and at cons, where authors' readings could be considered a form of telling stories. Ah, but there's an art to it and here's the place to find out more— especially for fans who would like to specialize in telling or performing SF/fantasy influenced tales, original or not. Discussion, demonstration, and workshop.
Friday 2:00 p H208:Reading/Film
Friday 2:00 p H209:GunBuster Vol. 2 [Subtitled]
Friday 2:00 p H210:Filk Request Concert
Friday 2:00 p H301:The New Recycling Universe
An alternative to Big Bang cosmology.
John G. Cramer
Friday 2:00 p H302:Plot and Pace
A story needs to balance both the plot of the story and the pace of the revelation to keep the reader interested. Come learn how to do this critical balancing act in your own work.
Alison Baird, Stephen Dedman, James Alan Gardner (m), Jay Lake, Sean M. Mead, Uncle River
Friday 2:00 p H303:The Well-Read Fanzine Fan
Both paper and online, what should the well-read fanzine fan know about (both past and present)? Why'd you pick that one?
Juanita Coulson, John-Henri Holmberg, Guy H. Lillian (m), Joe Siclari, Steven H Silver
Friday 2:00 p H304:Kennedy Survives Dallas—Then what?
It's Boston, it's forty-plus years since Dallas, politics abounds—how can we not do this?
This panel takes for granted an alternative past to explore an alternative present. What if JFK was not killed at Dallas? What does the present look like? For example: the base on Mars is now ten years old. Bobby Kennedy was impeached for violating civil liberties. What Vietnam war? Who would the parties be nominating this year?
Once you change one fundamental aspect of the past, how do you spell out the ripples through the near future? Or is history so chaotic that thirty years later much of the detail of life would be unpredictably different? Or not much changed at all?
Mitchell Freedman, Joseph T. Major, Mike Resnick, Shane Tourtellotte (m)
Friday 2:00 p H305:Mental Floss—Emotional Hygiene to Help Writers & Artists Stay Sane
Creativity takes a huge toll of the psyche, never mind the ego reeling from critiques and rejections. You'll last a lot longer if you learn to put it all in perspective and tune out your critics when necessary.
Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Rebecca Moesta, Deborah Ross (m), Josepha Sherman, Martha Wells
Friday 2:00 p H306:Nukes on the Moon?!
What if Cold War US military plans (circa 1960) to place nuclear armed missiles on the Moon had been carried out? How would this have changed the course of space exploration in the twentieth century? Would there have been a Lunar Missile Crisis as well as a Cuban one?
Robert Buettner, John G. Hemry, David McMahon, Mike Shepherd-Moscoe (m), Karen Traviss
Friday 2:00 p H307:Game Crack
Addicted to games to the exclusion of life…friends…bathing? How do you get your life back?
Chris French, W. Randy Hoffman (m), David R. Howell, Joe Pearce, Lisa J. Steele
Friday 2:00 p H309:The Art of Karl Kofoed
Friday 2:00 p H310:The MIT Media Lab: A Visit From the Future
What's cookin' at the Media Lab? MIT's well known research organization has garnered a reputation as a leading-edge center for developments in machine understanding, affective computing, advanced interface design, nanomedia, silicon biology and digital expression, among other fields, that may influence how we use technology in the years ahead—not to mention provide fertile ideas for science fiction stories. This panel features presentations from Lab researchers on a sample of current activities.
Bill Higgins, Marvin Minsky, Sandy Pentland
Friday 2:00 p H311:Cyber-Crime: Present and Future
A broad panel about the future of cyber-crime and the abuse of the Internet, along with the steps that might be taken to control this? Will we one day have that massive cyber attack that literally brings the world to its knees?
Charles Ardai, Michael Benveniste (m), Harold Feld, Charlie Petit
Friday 2:00 p H312:The Long and Short of It: Short Stories vs. Novels
According to the bestseller lists, the most popular works among American readers seem to be long novels. And yet, short stories often seem to linger in people's memories much more intensely. What's the "ideal" length for a work of science fiction or fantasy? How is this determined? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the two forms?
Nicholas A. DiChario, Jay Caselberg (m), William Tenn, David Marusek, Robert Reed, Sarah Zettel
Friday 2:00 p Autographing:Autographing
M. M. Buckner, William C. Dietz, Joe Haldeman, Katherine Kurtz, Don Sakers, Steven Sawicki, Gary K. Wolf
Friday 2:00 p Mended Drum:Literary Beer
Mary Anne Mohanraj, Rick Wilber
Friday 2:00 p Beacon A:Movie [ages 1–8]
Movies will be announced on the Movie Board outside the room.
Friday 2:00 p Beacon D:Mask-Making [ages 7–12]
Make a mask. Then tell us the story behind it.
Friday 2:00 p Beacon F:Drawing and Painting with Don Maitz [ages 3–6]
Talk about making a cover picture for your favorite story, then color it to take home.
Friday 2:00 p Clarendon:Harp Workshop
Sound and look like an angel. Hang with the harpist and find out if the harp is for you or share techniques to play your harp better.
Friday 2:00 p Dalton:Secret Societies?
We could describe this panel but then we'd have to kill you.
Walter H. Hunt
Friday 2:00 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 2:00 p Gardner:Fencing and Sword-Fighting [ages 7–12]
Learn some of the moves that make swashbuckling movies so great with a SWFA musketeer.
Friday 2:00 p Grand Ballroom:Regency Dance
No experience necessary! Relive the English Regency as it appeared in the novels of Georgette Heyer. Dance, play cards, gossip, discuss Jane Austen. Dancing will be taught and called by our Dancemaster, John Hertz—you do not need to know how to dance. There will be rules and strategy sheets for several card games, a Whist Master and several Vingt- et-Un Masters. Costumes appreciated but not required.
Friday 2:00 p Hampton:Reading (1 hour)
Lois McMaster Bujold
Friday 2:00 p Independence:Wildside Gaming System: Fantasy Roleplaying System
Learn to play this exciting new RPG system. A flexible, innovative, ultra-realistic role-playing system designed for adult and experienced gamers, the Wildside Fantasy Roleplaying System combines realistic and logical character development and combat with accurate historical elements.
Friday 2:00 p Con Suite:Kaffeeklatsch
Sheila Finch, Paul Levinson, Michelle Sagara, Amy Thomson
Friday 2:00 p Republic B:Firefly: The Message
Short Form Dramatic Presentation Hugo Nominee
Friday 2:00 p Docent Tour:Village Tour (of the Worldcon)
Friday 2:30 p H210:Filk One-Shots Concert
Friday 2:30 p H301:Physics vs. Fiction
Discussion of the differences between looking at science as a working scientist and looking at it as a science fiction writer.
Friday 2:30 p Dalton:Parrot Intelligence
Friday 2:30 p Exeter:Reading
Janine Ellen Young
Friday 3:00 p H100:HeroClix Tournament
Bring your favorite superheroes and battle others in this Wizkids sanctioned tournament.
Friday 3:00 p H107:The Work of Edgar Pangborn
Was it the philosophy and optimism of A Mirror for Observers? Or his sexy paean to a simpler post-holocaust medieval world in Davy? Let's consider how Pangborn (1909–1976) became among the most beloved yet barely-read SF/fantasy writers of the twentieth century. Where should you start?
Friday 3:00 p H203:Teaching Science With Science Fiction
Many of today's scientists were inspired to start their careers by science fiction, but how effective is SF in introducing science to a non-science oriented student? How effective are SF conventions as venues for presenting science to the public? Which books work best in conveying not only the facts of science, but how science is actually done? What strategies work best in a typical college classroom? Which authors are most popular with the students? Which books just "don't work"?
Guy Consolmagno, Bill Higgins, Larry A. Lebofsky
Friday 3:00 p H204:The Effects of Pervasive Technology
What effects (real of imagined) have various electronic technologies had on social/political structures/interactions, and on economics/markets? (Whew!)
Marc Gordon, Eric Landau (m), W. A. Thomasson, James M. Turner
Friday 3:00 p H205:A Fragmentation of Fans
An examination of the background (and continued growth) of the separation of the fannish community into separate fandoms. From the SCA to Costume-Cons, and early comics fandom to filk conventionswhat's going on, why, and what will be the outcome?
Mary Kay Kare, Priscilla Olson (m), Don Sakers
Friday 3:00 p H206:The King Kong Thing
Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson's schedule for 2005 includes release of his new film about the world's most lovable big ape. Will his take automatically become the alpha version? What's the charm in this story anyway?
Joseph DeVito, Bob Eggleton, Daniel Kimmel, Mark R. Leeper
Friday 3:00 p H209:GunBuster Vol. 3 [Subtitled]
Friday 3:00 p H210:Concert
Friday 3:00 p H301:Anatomy of the Unicorn
How do you persuade someone that a unicorn or dragon is real—and you've had one posing in your studio? Basing imaginary animals on realistic animal anatomy is a common method, but if you follow it too closely, all you get is an extra large chameleon or a horse with a horn. Just how and where do you introduce the necessary element of the unusual and the fantastic?
Joe Bergeron, Karl Kofoed, Karen Purcell (m), Omar Rayyan, Frank Wu
Friday 3:00 p H302:The Character of Death
Death personified appears in a number of works. Just who is this character, and why do writers use him/her/it? Can Death be sympathetic? (Yes!)
P. C. Hodgell, Tanya Huff, Beth Meacham (m), James Morrow, Terry Pratchett
Friday 3:00 p H303:All About Agents
Are they necessary? How do you find the right one? What do you have to know to keep from getting scammed, and how can they actually protect you (if you're lucky)?
Joshua Bilmes (m), Charlie Petit, George H. Scithers, Eleanor Wood
Friday 3:00 p H304:Mars is for Robots
Since the Viking landers more than a quarter-century ago, robots have been our surrogate explorers on other worlds. They're cost-effective, don't need air, water, or food, and can send back lots of data. Many scientists argue we should be sending robots rather than people to explore Mars. (We should have one on this panel!). Others worry that manned spaceflight will drain money NASA needs for unmanned science missions. With current technology, maybe sending people to Mars is just a budget-busting extravaganza with little possible scientific return.
Richard Binzel, N. Taylor Blanchard, Geoffrey A. Landis, Jonathan McDowell, Henry Spencer (m)
Friday 3:00 p H305:Online Journaling
Why do we live our private lives in public places? Are we merely emotional exhibitionists or are we continuing (in a different form) the venerable art of journaling? Sure, it's also a great way to network but what can journaling do for you? Or, to you? As more and more people do it everyday, is it turning into a problem?
Friday 3:00 p H306:The Future of the Future
The future looks different to many of us now than it did just a few years ago To what degree is the concept of an open, freely-imagined future under attack in our own culture, from either the right or the left? To what degree have larger cultural currents affected the SF portrayal of the future? And how does SF imagine its own future? (Or is it, too, stuck in a cycle of recurrence, of hankering for a restoration of its own Golden Age? What is the outlook for the future?
Elizabeth Bear, Judith Berman (m), Daniel Hatch, Dennis Livingston, Walter Jon Williams
Friday 3:00 p H307:Edged Weapons—and How Writers Get Them Wrong
They're heavier to hold than to read about. They cause more accidental damage than you'd think. They go dull if you so much as look at them. What else haven't we been told about Excalibur and its edgy ilk?
Friday 3:00 p H309:Rhythm, Meter, and the Use of Language
Unresolved anapests? Short. Choppy. Sentence. Fragments? Changing viewpoints mid-paragraph? What are some of the ways to vary the "beat" of prose, and how (why?) are these methods used? How can they be used well? Badly? How can particular writing styles attract or repel readers?
Greer Gilman (m), Lee Martindale, David Marusek, Martha Soukup, Jo Walton
Friday 3:00 p H310:The Real Middle Ages (2 hours)
A brutal, barbaric era or a time of civilized life and artistic achievement? Learn the truth!
Michael F. Flynn
Friday 3:00 p H311:I Can Explain That!—The SF/Fantasy Challenge
Test the wits of our panel, as they offer the silliest scientific (?) explanations for SF and fantasy clichés suggested by the audience. Deconstruct the standard tropes (e.g., faster than light travel, trolls, genetic engineering, enchanted objects and so forth). Could that magic sword be created by straight physics, or might there be a reason for a clan of elves to build a starship?
Catherine Asaro, Chris French, Jordin T. Kare (m), Robert A. Metzger, Isaac Szpindel, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Friday 3:00 p H312:The Use and Misuse of Violence in SF and Fantasy
Lawrence Block once noted that sex and violence in fiction are the best ways to get people's attention. But on the flip side, there's a point at which such things become gratuitous. When is violence absolutely necessary in a story? When does it become gratuitous, or simply in the story for its own sake? And how much is too much?
Joe Haldeman, Bey King, Mindy Klasky, Katya Reimann (m)
Friday 3:00 p Art Show:Art Show Tour
Friday 3:00 p Autographing:Autographing
Debra Doyle, David Gerrold, Simon R. Green, Louise Marley, Elizabeth Moon, Mary H. Rosenblum, Delia Sherman
Friday 3:00 p Mended Drum:Literary Beer
James Macdonald, Robert J. Sawyer, Sheila Williams
Friday 3:00 p Beacon A:Kinderfilk with Kate Gladstone [ages 2–6]
Songs for the young to tickle their silly bone.
Friday 3:00 p Beacon D:Musical Instruments—from the Things You Find at Home [ages 7–12]
Let's make an orchestra! Coffee cans, oatmeal boxes, toilet paper tubes, combs… take some paper and markers to decorate, then we'll play.
Friday 3:00 p Beacon F:Magnetic Bookmark [ages 5-8]
Stopping in the middle of a page can be so confusing when you get back to reading! Create a fun paper bookmark that will mark the line to start reading again.
Friday 3:00 p Clarendon:More About Tavern Songs
A teaching/discussion/sing-a-long, primarily for a filk audience.
Sean McMullen, Faye Ringel
Friday 3:00 p Dalton:Creating Alien Languages (3 hours)
Stanley Schmidt, Lawrence Schoen
Friday 3:00 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 3:00 p Gardner:Discussing the LOTR Fellowship [ages 7–12]
Participate in a lively discussion about the LOTR books. Dave will be introducing the characters as they are in the book, perhaps discussing the difference between having a position by Merit versus by Blood, and what would it be like to live in Middle-Earth. Come bring your own ideas.
Friday 3:00 p Hall A:Music
Friday 3:00 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 3:00 p Con Suite:Kaffeeklatsch
Ellen Datlow, James Patrick Kelly, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Frederik Pohl
Friday 3:00 p Liberty A:Heinlein Society
Friday 3:00 p Liberty C:Viable Paradise
Mary Henghan and James D. Macdonald
Friday 3:00 p Republic A:Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise [Subtitled] [N/R]
Friday 3:00 p Republic B:Smallville: Rosetta
Short Form Dramatic Presentation Hugo Nominee
Friday 3:30 p H210:Concert
Mary C. Miller
Friday 3:30 p H305:Story-Crafting From Your Subconscious
Do your characters surprise you? Is your outline giving you fits? Do strange things keep happening in your narrative? Find out why that's a good thing, in this light-hearted program item.
Friday 3:30 p H307:On Books on Demand
Roger MacBride Allen
Friday 3:30 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 3:30 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 4:00 p H100:Pair-Of-Dice Games Players Choice
Learn to play any of Pair-Of-Dice's exciting, award-winning games.
Friday 4:00 p H107:What's New From Pyr/Prometheus
Lou Anders, Gardner Dozois, Mike Resnick
Friday 4:00 p H203:Educating for Science Literacy
Harry Potter showed us that the kids can read. Now, what do we do to get them scientifically literate?
Bridget Coila, Leslie Howle, Isaac Szpindel (m), Pat York
Friday 4:00 p H204:Crossing Over
Is cross-genre writing becoming more popular? Why or why not? What are the special challenges of it? The rewards?
Lisa Barnett, Joshua Bilmes, Laura Anne Gilman (m), Charlaine Harris, Sue Krinard, Madeleine E. Robins
Friday 4:00 p H205:Beyond the Con: Connecting to Worldwide Fandom
Science-fiction conventions have proliferated so that there's at least one on every weekend of the year and five or six on many. Is there any reason to engage in fan activity beyond con-going?
What else is there to do? Why should you seek a connection to world-wide fandom and how can you do it?
This is a great place to learn more about TAFF and DUFF from this year's winners, too!
James Bacon, Norman Cates, Anna Feruglio Dal Dan, John-Henri Holmberg, Jim Young (m)
Friday 4:00 p H206:Shared-World Fiction
I created this world—How dare you blow it up!
John Betancourt, Peter J. Heck, George R. R. Martin, Wil McDermott, Rebecca Moesta, Deborah Ross (m)
Friday 4:00 p H208:A Can of Paint
Friday 4:00 p H209:Gundam Movie II [Subtitled]
Friday 4:00 p H210:Science and Song
Songs based on science, presented and discussed by workers in the field. What are they really about, and how silly or possible are they?
Jordin T. Kare (m), H. Paul Shuch, Kathleen Sloan
Friday 4:00 p H301:The Prometheus Awards
Friday 4:00 p H302:The Transcendental Man
Transcendental or transhuman? Explore this theme in SF and fantasy—and reality?
Jeffrey A. Carver, Robert I. Katz (m), James Macdonald, Nick Sagan
Friday 4:00 p H303:Do Women Write Differently?
Well, do they?
Suzy McKee Charnas, Theodora Goss, Eileen Gunn, Elizabeth Anne Hull (m), Justine Larbalestier
Friday 4:00 p H304:When is a Cyborg?
We think of the first cyborg as a severely injured test pilot rebuilt "better, faster, stronger."
But wouldn't it have been a Neolithic hunter who strapped on a wooden leg? Or maybe a mouse with an insulin pump? What about Galileo, peering through a telescope that tremendously extended the range of his naked-eye vision? And if I had had a telescope implanted in my left eye last summer, would that have made me a cyborg? Does being a cyborg have to do with what is new technology at the time?
Does the idea of a cyborg probe a native Luddist fear of the new and poorly-understood? How does it reflect on the degree of integration of the new technology with the person? A crutch is less integrated than a wooden leg, just as a hand-held camera is less integrated than an implanted one. If an infrared camera provided a "third eye" in a different part of the spectrum, would it make a person into a cyborg more than night-vision binoculars? Does it matter if we're providing new capabilities or replacing/improving upon old ones? And what about improving on defective vision?
What is a human?
Janice M. Eisen (m), John M. Ford, Nancy Kress, W. A. Thomasson, Connie Willis
Friday 4:00 p H305:Rumors at the Speed of Light
The downside of rapid internet communication.
Charles Ardai, Sharon Sbarsky, John Scalzi (m)
Friday 4:00 p H306:The Civil War and SF
The US Civil War is a popular theme, revisited by writers time and time again. How has it been represented both in and out of the subgenre of alternate history? And can we think of something more creative to do than ask the perennial question, "What if the South had won?"
Duncan W. Allen, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Harry Turtledove, Toni Weisskopf (m), Peter Weston
Friday 4:00 p H307:Color Mechanics and Theory
How can you choose and work with color to create art and evoke emotion? Does the use you put the painting to make a difference?
Ed Cox, Margaret Organ-Kean (m), Martina Pilcerova, Omar Rayyan
Friday 4:00 p H309:Art in Space: A History of Space Art
A video presentation given by Britains leading space and SF artist.
David A. Hardy
Friday 4:00 p H311:The Future of the News Media
Things have changed in many ways over the last year. How is the current political situation affecting the news media, and where will this take us in the future?
Sally Wiener Grotta, Daniel Hatch (m), Allen Steele, Rick Wilber
Friday 4:00 p H312:Everything You Know Is Wrong: SF That Questions Reality
Over the years, a number of SF works have played with reality. Phil Dick wrote many novels asking what is real. The trend has accelerated recently, to the point where even wildly popular movies like The Truman Show, Pleasantville, and The Matrix are looking at similar issues.
This panel discusses SF that plays with reality. What are the seminal works in this subgenre? Is it really getting more popular now? If so, why?
Jack Dann, John R. Douglas, Evelyn C. Leeper (m), Barry N. Malzberg, Eric M. Van, Robert Charles Wilson
Friday 4:00 p Art Show:Tour of the Retro Art Exhibit
Friday 4:00 p Autographing:Autographing
Keith R. A. DeCandido, Stephen Dedman, Craig Gardner, Elizabeth Hand, David A. Kyle, Amy Thomson, Janine Ellen Young
Friday 4:00 p Mended Drum:Literary Beer
Patricia Bray, William Tenn, Steven Sawicki
Friday 4:00 p Mended Drum:Knitting (etc.) Circle
Friday 4:00 p Beacon A:Open Playtime [ages 1–6]
We'll have tunnels, balls, blocks, and other kids to play with.
Friday 4:00 p Beacon D:How to Look at the Night Sky [ages 7–12]
Astronomy tips from one of the writers for Sky & Telescope.
Carolyn Collins Petersen
Friday 4:00 p Beacon F:Draw a Story [ages 4-12]
Tell a story, simple or complex, using only pictures that you have created.
Friday 4:00 p Clarendon:Guitar Workshop
Friday 4:00 p Exeter:Reading
G. David Nordley
Friday 4:00 p Gardner:Polymer Dragons [ages 7–12]
Learn how to make your own dragon from polymer clay in this hands-on session. We will bake your critter after the session, and you can pick it up on Saturday. Limit 25.
Friday 4:00 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 4:00 p Con Suite:Kaffeeklatsch
Jim Butcher, Beth Hilgartner, Josepha Sherman, S. M. Stirling
Friday 4:00 p Liberty A:Thunderbirds
Friday 4:30 p Exeter:Reading
Thomas A. Easton
Friday 4:30 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 5:00 p H100:Giant Ice Towers
Ice Towers is a high-speed game of pyramid-stacking, played without turns on any flat surface. Everyone plays at once, by 'capping' other pieces with those of their own color. If yours is the top piece on a tower at the end of the game, you get points for the whole tower. As towers grow smaller, you'll be able to 'mine' pieces out and replay them, or even 'split' some towers in two. The game ends when no more moves are possible.
Friday 5:00 p H203:Turning Science into SF
Michael A. Burstein, Thomas A. Easton
Friday 5:00 p H204:The Salvation of the Modern Novel
At the 1965 Loncon, Harry Harrison gave a speech that set forth the notion that science fiction was now the only route open for writing abut the modern world, as science was the main feature of the modern world that distinguished it from previous eras. True then? Now? Has anything changed? And if so, what?
Jim Grimsley (m), Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Harry Harrison, Andrew Wheeler, Paul Witcover
Friday 5:00 p H205:The Miyazaki Fen Don't See
Is Hayao Miyazaki a more important filmmaker of the fantastic than Stephen Spielberg or Peter Jackson? The evidence mounts. With release of his "Howl's Moving Castle" upcoming, we'll discuss the man, his movies, and the mystery of why too many of us still haven't seen his stuff.
Bob Devney (m), Timothy Liebe, Neil Nadelman, Tom Schaad, Wen Spencer
Friday 5:00 p H206:Life Drawing
Bring your sketchbooks and draw from a model during this two-hour session.
Friday 5:00 p H210:Concert
Friday 5:00 p H301:Fantasy and SF on Stage
Fandom tends to ignore the theatrical world, but playwrights are increasingly turning to the theatrical world. There have even been some well received science fiction musicals that have worked, though most have been less than successful. Why?
.Why is literary SF virtually untouched as a source of plays and musicals? Discuss, criticize, review and recommend the SF/F/H live theatre events you've seen in recent years.
Laura Frankos, Keith G. Kato (m), Dennis Livingston
Friday 5:00 p H302:The Alien As…
…benefactor, conqueror, lust object? Discuss the ways aliens have been regarded in the past and present, and why some stories are more convincing than others in their depictions.
Jeffrey A. Carver (m), Rosemary Kirstein, Sue Krinard, Katherine Kurtz, Steven Popkes, Robert Reed
Friday 5:00 p H303:When Fandom Hurts
Fandom is a truly wonderful thing—except when it's not. How can fandom hurt? Can it be physically damaging? Financially? Psychologically? Socially? What can one learn from being hurt (or being the hurter) to avoid the same results in the future?
Elaine Brennan, Mike Glyer, Geri Sullivan (m)
Friday 5:00 p H304:Where Did That Story Come From?
What history is hidden in well-known SF, for the historical illiterati.
David B. Coe, Alex Irvine, Mark L. Olson, Harry Turtledove (m), Sarah Zettel
Friday 5:00 p H305:Book Covers
Book covers are a very special species of illustration. Are they all about bimbos in bikinis? How does a cover sell a book? Is it about color, subject matter, style? If the book market fails completely (when it's all digital, that is!), what will artists have to illustrate next?
Alan F. Beck, Irene Gallo (m), Don Maitz, David B. Mattingly, Michael Whelan
Friday 5:00 p H306:Writing for Comics
Somewhere between novels and screenplays can be found the comic book. How does one write for the comics? What's the difference between script-first and plot-first? Can you write for comics if you have no artistic talent whatsoever? How do you break into the field in the first place?
Daniel Abraham, Kevin J. Anderson, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Scott Edelman (m)
Friday 5:00 p H307:Making Necklaces with Stories in Them
Friday 5:00 p H309:The Art of Tom Kidd
Friday 5:00 p H310:Drunk on Technology?
We're living in a science fiction world and its technological magic is getting wilder and more wonderful by the minute. Are these marvels going to our heads? If they are, is it in a "good" way or a "bad" way? How do we deal with the intoxication of "present shock"?
Cory Doctorow (m), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Charles Stross
Friday 5:00 p H311:The Emotional Palette of Horror
What are some sources of fear in horror? Why aren't some things scary anymore? After all, the classic horror film ideas are no longer frightening to today's audiences. Is it still entertaining to be scared?
Simon R. Green, Steven Sawicki, Darrell Schweitzer, Rick Wilber (m), Trish Wilson
Friday 5:00 p H312:How Not to Write Science Fiction
An idea from the 1966 Tricon: "Very Bad Worldbuilding 101". Predatory herbivores, economics that don't work, violations of the laws of physics. Give ,more examples (heck, make some up!) and discuss.
Roger MacBride Allen, Jack L. Chalker, Daniel P. Dern (m), Chris French, Liz Gorinsky
Friday 5:00 p Art Show:April Grant, Fiddler
Friday 5:00 p Autographing:Autographing
Robert Buettner, Glen Cook, Melanie Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Walter Jon Williams, Janny Wurts
Friday 5:00 p Mended Drum:Literary Beer
David Gerrold, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Delia Sherman
Friday 5:00 p Beacon A:Open Playtime [ages 1–6]
We'll have tunnels, balls, blocks, and other kids to play with.
Friday 5:00 p Beacon D:Storyboarding [ages 7–12]
Ever wondered how to write and illustrate your own story? Learn how—now!
Friday 5:00 p Beacon F:Model Magic Sculpture [ages 3–12]
Model magic is an air-drying clay that can be colored using magic markers. We'll have a different theme for each day's creation.
Friday 5:00 p Clarendon:Technology and Music Recording
Decent multitrack recording is now available, relatively cheaply, to anyone with a PC or a Mac. How will this affect filk? There are now so many new methods of song distribution—will traditional filk recording die away?
David R. Howell (m), J. Spencer Love, Bill Roper
Friday 5:00 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 5:00 p Gardner:Best Filk Songs for Kids [ages 7–12]
Hear them from some of the best filkers at Worldcon; learn the choruses, and sing along!
Mark Mandel, Bill Sutton, David Weingart
Friday 5:00 p Hall A:Music
Friday 5:00 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 5:00 p Con Suite:Kaffeeklatsch
F. Brett Cox, Laura Resnick, Ian Randal Strock, Cecilia Tan
Friday 5:00 p Liberty C:Sports Discussion Group
Friday 5:15 p Republic A:Yukikaze #1 [Subtitled] [13 +]
Friday 5:30 p H210:Concert
Blind Lemming Chiffon
Friday 5:30 p H210:Pegasus Nominees Concert
Friday 5:30 p Mended Drum:Live Action Roleplaying Gaming: Death by Deatheast: Apocalypse Tonight?
The portents are clear…as mud. Anybody with a modicum of astrological skill can tell you what it means when Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are in alignment. That same person can tell you the meaning of a full lunar eclipse, and of the spring equinox. These are all very well known phenomena. That all of these portents are happening tonight, all at once, is unlikely to the point of breaking rationality, and nearly unfathomable. What is truly strange, an odd to the extreme, are the sightings of extra suns. Some say there was a blue second sun at zenith at dawn and that it remained in the sky until noon. Others disagree, saying a red sun rose at noon and still point to it. Such sightings could mean the end of the world as we know it, but perhaps it is just a universal bad hair day. Enjoy yourself silly as your pre-generated character confronts the likely end of the world. [12–20 players]
Friday 5:30 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 5:30 p Grand Ballroom:Swing Dance Practice Lessons
Warm up for tonight's Sock Hop, as Larry Schroeder gives some instructtions about the basics of jitterbugging. Dance shoes recommended.
Friday 5:30 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 6:00 p:Children's Programming and Acitivities Closes
Friday 6:00 p : ConCourseMasquerade Registration Closes
Friday 6:00 p H203:The Archaeology of the Future: Reading Science Fictional Futures/Learning About the Past
Friday 6:00 p H204:Dialogue
Michael Swanwick, Jo Walton
Friday 6:00 p H205:Lights for Gadgets and Costumes
A discussion/workshop about safety, power demands for different effects, the use of batteries, and a variety of related issues of interest to the costumer who want to make a more electrifying presentation.
Friday 6:00 p H206:Constructing Technobabble
How do people come up with all these new words (and brand names, drug names, etc.) that permeate the linguistic landscape? Are there tricks to this kind of word coinage, certain language always used (or, overused), certain sound combinations that convey special meanings? How does globalization affect this process: incorporating word roots from more exotic cultures? Why do some coinages fail to catch on?
Mark Mandel (m), John McDaid, Scott Westerfeld
Friday 6:00 p H208:Boston Fan Films
Friday 6:00 p H307:Workshop: Dramatic Posing and Costume Presentation
Pierre E. Pettinger
Friday 6:00 p Mended Drum:Literary Beer
M. M. Buckner, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Herb Kauderer
Friday 6:00 p Clarendon:And the Band Played During Our Filksing
…and other horrible things that have gone wrong with filk at conventions.
Gary Ehrlich, Lynn Gold, W. Randy Hoffman, J. Spencer Love, Bill Roper, Bill Sutton (m)
Friday 6:00 p ConCourse:Site Selection Closes for Day
Friday 6:00 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 6:00 p Hall D:Dealers' Room Closes
Friday 6:00 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 6:00 p Independence:Call of Cthulhu RPG: Treatment and Cure
There's a gap in your past. At some point, you went mad…but cannot remember why. Now you're here at the Enfield Clinic, with other patient who, like yourself, have recently come to their senses after struggles with crippling insanity. Tonight we're just having a support meeting, to talk over what it feels like to face life with these breaks in our memory. Don't mind the snowstorm; by tomorrow noon the roads will be plowed and the lights should be fine once the backup generator kicks in. If you'll just get a cup of coffee, we'll get started in a minute. I'll go find Ted, he should have been here by now. Ted? Has anyone seen him?
Note: At the beginning of this game, each player will choose the nature of another character's madness. Players will not know their own character's madness until something reminds them. [5 players, pre-generated characters will be made available]
Friday 6:30 p H100:Mechwarrior Tournament
Bring your army and test it in this Wizkids sanctioned tournament. [450 pts]
Friday 6:30 p H203:The Interpenetration of Past and Present in Octavia Butler's Kindred
Friday 6:30 p H206:Technobabble Quiz
We're going to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow of our panelists as they compete to (a) explain in their best technobabble just how to accomplish some SF cliche, (b) catch science errors in published SF technobabble, and (c) determine whether a particular selection of technobabble is real science, published SF, or something made up just for this quiz!
Howard Davidson, Bill Higgins (m), Jordin T. Kare
Friday 6:30 p H209:Hakkenden [Subtitled]
Friday 6:30 p Art Show:Art Show Tour
Friday 6:30 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 6:30 p Hampton:Reading
Lisa Barnett, Melissa Scott
Friday 6:30 p Republic A:Dai-Guard #1 [Dubbed]
Friday 7:00 p H100:Illuminati: Crime Lords
The Mafia is alive and well in this card game based on the Illuminati card system from SJ Games. You have fought hard and well to rise in the ranks of the Mafia. You now control a family viewing for control of the town. Choose your Boss and Lieutenants, hire thugs, brains, and then set out to take over the town. Choose your source of income from places like: crooked precincts, street gangs, pushers, and other illicit businesses. Play your cards wisely, however, or you may end up in the middle of an all out gang war, which could decimate your forces faster than any assassination attempt. This game is featured in the SJ Games tournament. [6 players]
Friday 7:00 p H205:Fannish Foxfire
Okay, the apocalypse has happened. What do we need to know to carry on being a fan afterwards? Would such a fandom be similar to eo-fandom? Would you need to know the Hectograph, slip-sheeting, the fine lost art of letter writing…or would the only fans left be on the net?
Guy H. Lillian, Joe Siclari (m), Joel Zakem
Friday 7:00 p Conference:Filk Office On-Call
Friday 7:00 p Con Suite Foyer:Music
Friday 7:00 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 7:00 p Hall A:Music
Friday 7:00 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 7:00 p Liberty C:Small Press Roundtable
Friday 7:00 p Republic A:Dai-Guard #2 [Dubbed]
Friday 7:30 p Art Show:Denise Gendron, Flutist
Friday 7:30 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 7:30 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 7:30 p Republic A:Blue Seed #6—12 [Subtitled]
Friday 8:00 p H204:Jewish Services
Friday 8:00 p H208:Ryan K. Johnson Fan Films
Friday 8:00 p H210:The Chesley Awards
The Chesleys are the annual peer awards whereby the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) recognizes individual works and achievements.
Friday 8:00 p Auditorium:The Time Machine: Guest of Honor Interviews and The 1953 Retro Awards
Take a short trip with our Guests of Honor, experiencing the world past, present, and future through their eyes. Then help celebrate the best in science fiction and fantasy from 1953 with some special commentators as we present the 1953 Retro Hugo Awards.
Bob Eggleton, William Tenn, Terry Pratchett, Jack Speer, Peter Weston
Friday 8:00 p Clarendon:Open Filk
Friday 8:00 p ConCourse:Blindfolded Sculpting, with audience participation.
Come with suggestions for bizarre creatures to be sculpted or join in! With Sandra Lira, Heidi Hooper, Susan Finley, Mike Ventrella, and two guest sculptors.
Friday 8:00 p Dalton:Open Filk—No taping
Friday 8:00 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 8:00 p Hall A:Registration Closes
Friday 8:00 p Hampton:Broad Universe Readings
Friday 8:30 p Exeter:Reading
Friday 8:30 p Hampton:Reading
Friday 9:00 p H100:Blood and Cardstock Games Players Choice
Open demo session. Learn exciting games like Showbiz and Counting ZZZs.
Friday 9:00 p H205:The WellRead Fan
What literature, fiction and non-fiction, should every fan have read. Fans are slans, so you'd better know what slans are! And Doc Smith might not be the smoothest read, but he personifies sensawunda!
Fred Lerner, Edie Stern (m), Ben Yalow
Friday 9:00 p Conference:Filk Office Re-opens
Friday 9:00 p Con Suite Foyer:Ellen James, Harpist
Friday 9:00 p Exeter:Open Filk
Friday 9:00 p Gardner:Filk Rendezvous
Friday 9:00 p Hampton:Open Filk
Friday 10:00 p H204:Slash Fiction
How about Snape and the Nazgul? The history and/or modern trends of slash fan fiction, with a special look at its role in anime/manga fandom (Shonen ai and yaoi material). Are there socially redeeming aspects to all this?
Christine Carpenito, Kimberly Ann Kindya, Victoria McManus
Friday 10:00 p H206:Trivia for Chocolate
Answer the questions right and get a piece of chocolate (but don't eat it before it's counted up!)
Mark L. Olson, Priscilla Olson, Joe Siclari, Steven H Silver
Friday 10:00 p Art Show:Art Show Closes
Friday 10:00 p Art Show:Art Show Reception
Featuring The Sonic Explorers
Friday 10:00 p Mended Drum:Concert
Friday 10:00 p Grand Ballroom:Swing Dance / Sock Hop
Featuring the Indian Hill Big Band playing mostly tunes current in 1954.
Friday 10:00 p Republic A:Filler (BS-Omake Theaters)
Friday 10:30 p Republic A:3 x 3 Eyes: Immortals [Subtitled] [16 +]
Friday 11:00 p H100:Chez Geek
An Origins award-winning game from SJ Games. You thought college life was going to be great. No parents, no siblings, nobody looking over your shoulder every five minutes.
How were you to know the horrors of living in a college dorm? Pesky neighbors that harass you to no end, the backbreaking job you thought was a piece of cake, the tuition bills that keep piling up, and even the idiot with a chainsaw that keeps you awake all night.
This game is featured in the SJ Games tournament. Note: this game is intended for older teens and adults.
Friday 11:00 p Mended Drum:Concert
Friday 11:00 p Conference:Filk Office On-Call
Friday 11:00 p Exeter:Filk Rendezvous
Friday 11:00 p Gardner:Open Filk
Friday 11:30 p Mended Drum:Concert (Irish Music)
Bed & Breakfast
Friday 12:00 m :KiddieCorp. Professional Childcare Closes
Friday 12:00 m Mended Drum:Singalong with Filthy Pierre
Saturday 12:30 a Republic A:Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust [Dubbed] [R]
Saturday 1:00 a Mended Drum:Beatles Singalong
Old Favorites. Bring your voice, even your guitar. We'll provide a few Beatles songbooks.
Saturday 1:00 a Mended Drum:Last Call
Saturday 1:00 a Exeter:Open Filk
Saturday 2:00 a :Hynes Closes
Saturday 2:00 a :Pedestrian Overpass to Marriott Closed
Saturday 2:00 a Con Suite:Con Suite Closes
Saturday 2:15 a Republic A:Reign: The Conqueror #5—7 [Dubbed] [16 +]
Saturday 3:00 a Clarendon:Filk Office Closes