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SCIENCE FICTION [clear filter]
Friday, November 8
 

1:00pm

Green Tree Blue Tree Purple Tree
What are some exotic ideas that actually could work based on current knowledge.


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oregon

4:00pm

One Lump of Science or Two?
How much science does science fiction need? What's more important, the tech or the story?


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ross Island

4:00pm

Women Role Models in Science Fiction
Are there any good female role models in science fiction? Or are they still relegated to being damsels in distress? A discussion of both weak and strong female science fiction characters across all media.


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jefferson/Adams
 
Saturday, November 9
 

10:00am

The Future of Dental Floss
How technology will change everyday life, from taking a shower to reading the newspaper, from getting to work to the clothes we wear.

Moderators
Panelists
avatar for William Hertling

William Hertling

writer, williamhertling.com
I'm a science fiction writer interested in artificial intelligence, the technological singularity, data ownership, and corporate power. I'm the author of Avogadro Corp, AI Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, The Turing Exception, and Kill Process.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Hamilton

10:00am

We can`t talk to Flipper; so how can we talk to aliens?
The real problems of inter-species communications, and things we might be able to do to deal with them. Universal translator? Let's start with *a* translator.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Alaska

11:00am

Political Systems in SF
Why don’t writers get it right? What to think about when developing local, national, global, and interplanetary governments. How governments with different cultural values really operate and (fail to?) interact.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne

11:00am

Steampunk: Victorian Marvels of Science Fantastic
Discuss and learn about the marvelous world of steampunk. What's new and what's classic in books, movies, art, toys and even music!


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Morrison

12:00pm

Spaceships Colonists and Castaways
How Small Communities Function in isolated conditions with minimal resources.


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Roosevelt

12:00pm

The Future isn't What It Used to Be
Which writers got it right, and who dropped the Bucky balls when they wrote about the future?


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Morrison

6:00pm

The Real Middle Ages
Why do writers love the Middle Ages? What do writers leave out or get wrong?


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ross Island

7:00pm

Et Tu Brute
How can you use historical figures without the pit falls?


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ross Island

7:00pm

Strong Characters in SF
What are the truly memorable characters in SF and what makes them so? How do writers develop excellent characters that are integral to SF settings?


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hawthorne
 
Sunday, November 10
 

12:00pm

A touch of Farmer a pinch of LeGuin
Panelists discuss their biggest influences and what books have changed the recent landscape in SF/F/H literature.


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

12:00pm

How near is too near
What time frame is too near for near future science fiction longevity and credibility.

Moderators
Panelists
avatar for William Hertling

William Hertling

writer, williamhertling.com
I'm a science fiction writer interested in artificial intelligence, the technological singularity, data ownership, and corporate power. I'm the author of Avogadro Corp, AI Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, The Turing Exception, and Kill Process.


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Broadway

12:00pm

Twisted History
Bring your suggested turning points in history and we’ll take a whack at them. Learn the rules and techniques for generating alternate history stories.


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ross Island

1:00pm

Alternate Alternate History
Panelists provide examples of historical events in which time travelers clearly intervened to produce what we know as the historical outcome.


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ross Island