I’m speaking on some fantastic panels this month at BayCon, hope to see some of you there!
Current Science Fiction Television
Friday from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in San Tomas
(with Lon Sarver, Ian Grey, D.M. Pratt and Deborah M. Pratt)
Panelists discuss current current SF/F TV broadcast now on ALL
networks, not just the Syfy channel. It’s all prime time now!
The Evolution of Video Games
Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in Ballroom D
(with Lex Scheuble, Tim Crowley, Robert Toland)
From Asteroids and Pong to PC and Xbox 360, our video games have gone
from simple to very complex, from simple arcade games to story-driven
entertainment to exercises in building complete civilizations. Has the
allure increased, or has it turned into a demographic niche? What might
be in our video game future? Join the discussion with our panel of
Gamers and Game Reviewers.
Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and other Misfits
are taking over the World.
Saturday from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM in Ballroom E-F-G
(with Lex Scheuble, Denisen Hartlove, Leslie Simon, Sally RoseRed Robinson, Josephine Gray)
Geekdom, it’s not just for guys anymore! A discussion on how Geek Girls
are influncing the world of SF/F, Gaming, and Comics and becoming a
major force at conventions.
Bof: Sword and Laser
Saturday from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in Central
(with Tom Merritt)
For fans of the Sword and Laser Podcast and new VideoCast.
The Evolution of Female Characters in SF and Fantasy
Sunday from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in Ballroom D
(with Juliette Wade, Deborah J. Ross, Daryl G. Frazetti, Brandon Sanderson,
Diana L. Paxson)
From damsels in distress to sword-wielding, gun-toting, and military
masterminds, have women found their place, or are they ‘feminized’ men?
Do the women truly reflect the changing attitudes of the roles of
Erotic Science Fiction and Fantasy
Sunday from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM in Lawrence
(with Lon Sarver, D.M. Atkins, Jaym Gates)
Boy meets girl meets robot meets vampire: what makes for good erotica
in worlds with different rules than ours?
“Hard Science” Science Fiction Doesn’t have to be Hard
Sunday from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in Winchester
(with Arthur Bozlee, Scott Beckstead, Norm Sperling, Kyle Aisteach, Eytan
What are some books,movies, comic books, etc. that have used GOOD
science and still managed to be exciting? What was the bad science
that made you howl in pain, could it have been modified to be better
science and still keep the story intact?