Programming Schedule

Conjecture Programming Schedule
Panel The 2012 Mayan Millennium
Friday 12:00 PM 1.0 hours Garden 1
Panelist Sharon T. Gaffney
Panelist Kevin Gerard
The 2012 Mayan Millennium has been the subject of recent discussion in media and on the interenet, and has been the subject of at least one movie. Ignoring all of that silliness, what is the reality of 2012? What did/does it mean to the Mayans and what does it mean for us?
Panel Longevity in Genre
Friday 12:00 PM 1.0 hours Windsor
Moderator Allison Lonsdale
Panelist Laura Luchau
Panelist Val Ontell
Panelist Lisanne Norman
What classic genre books have passed the test of time? What makes a story have that kind of longevity? What modern books will be able to do the same and why?
Presentation Shooting Your Friends 101: Creating Your Own Genre Film
Friday 12:30 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Presenter John Hart
Presenter Marc Biagi
Presenter Neal Hallford
Presenter Jana Hallford
Creating and distributing your own science fiction, fantasy, or horror epic has never been easier. With high definition video capabilities being added to most new 35mm still cameras (and HD being offered on the iPhone 4 and Droid), almost everyone has reasonable access to basic filmmaking tools. When paired with the distribution and promotional tools of the Internet, it’s possible to create a movie or web series with as great a reach as many “traditional” forms of media. Join the producers of the upcoming San Diego-based supernatural horror film “Witch Creek” as they provide insights into their own process and give advice on how to produce, fund, cast, shoot, distribute, and promote your own homegrown genre epic.
Panel Writing Science for the Non-Scientist Reader
Friday 12:30 PM 1.5 hours Clarendon
Moderator James H. Hay
Panelist Judy Lazar
Panelist Calvin Johnson
Panelist Cris A. Fitch
Some might consider writing for a non scientist reader ‘dumbing it down’ for the masses. For those who are used to describing the electron path of a hydrogen atom, it takes real skill to just say ‘it orbits around the nucleus.’
Panel Gaming Etiquette
Friday 1:00 PM 1.5 hours Garden 1
Moderator Laura Luchau
Panelist Allison Lonsdale
Panelist Hector Reyes
Panelist William H. Stoddard
Have you ever asked someone ‘How I mine for fish?’ or ‘I can has gold?’. Do you type in all CAPS when chatting with your guild online? Perhaps interrupt someone’s stunt description with ‘I could totally do better!’ Then, maybe this panel’s for you. Come talk about all the do and do nots, all the faux pas and political correctedness of gaming with our panelists!
Workshop Beginning Needle Craft
Friday 1:30 PM 1.5 hours Eaton
Instructor Kate Morgenstern
Instructor Cathy Mullican (Menolly)

Panel To Be Determined
Friday 1:30 PM 2.0 hours Windsor
Moderator Jefferson P. Swycaffer
Panelist Eytan Kollin
Panelist Dani Kollin
We provide the panelists, you provide the topic(s)! Our panelists will talk about one or more topics suggested by audience members.
Panel The Science of Consciousness
Friday 2:00 PM 1.5 hours Clarendon
Panelist Robert J. Sawyer
Panelist James Kerwin
Why do we have subjective experience? The study of consciousness is richly multidisciplinary, encompassing neuroscience, cognitive theory, artificial intelligence, psychology, quantum physics, and philosophy. Join author Robert J. Sawyer and director James Kerwin — both of whom spoke at the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson earlier this year — for a free-wheeling discussion of this cutting edge field.
Signing Nancy Holder
Friday 2:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Nancy Holder

Panel Back from the Dead: Remakes and Reboots
Friday 2:30 PM 1.5 hours Garden 1
Moderator Marc Biagi
Panelist James H. Hay
Panelist Jean Graham
Panelist Jana Hallford
Our panelists discuss remakes and reboots of television shows, movies, etc.
Panel Steam-Powered Cyberpunk
Friday 3:00 PM 1.5 hours Windsor
Panelist Eytan Kollin
Panelist Calvin Johnson
Panelist Dani Kollin
Could cyberspace exist using advanced steampunk technology? How would that work and what would it look like?
Presentation Humans to Mars – How We’ll Get There
Friday 3:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Presenter Gerry Williams
It has been 38 years since we last stepped foot on the Moon, and Mars is beckoning to us. Plans are bring laid right now to return to the moon and go on to set foot on the Red Planet. Take a look at all the current plans for exploring and eventually colonizing Mars.
Signing Lisanne Norman
Friday 3:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Lisanne Norman

Panel Freaked by the Mundanes
Friday 3:30 PM 1.0 hours Clarendon
Moderator Laura Luchau
Panelist Tara Oakes
Panelist Kevin Gerard
Disturbing things my “normal” neighbors and relatives do.
Workshop Steampunk Clothing and Props
Friday 4:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Instructor Arabella Benson
Instructor Kate Morgenstern
Instructor Tadao Tomomatsu

Panel Writing Short Stories
Friday 4:00 PM 1.0 hours Garden 1
Panelist Kirsten Imani Kasai
Panelist Nancy Holder
Panelist Jean Graham
Our panelist discuss how to write short stories and how to get them published.
Reading Robert Sawyer
Friday 4:00 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Robert J. Sawyer

Panel Inventions before Their Time
Friday 4:30 PM 1.5 hours Windsor
Panelist Cris A. Fitch
Panelist William H. Stoddard
Our panelists discuss things that were invented before we knew we needed them or before they were practical.
Panel What is Active Participation in Fandom?
Friday 4:30 PM 1.0 hours Clarendon
Panelist Val Ontell
Panelist Lynn Maudlin
Can one be a part of Fandom without reading, writing, or creating any SF, Fantasy, or Fanzines?
Workshop Cyberpunk Clothing and Props
Friday 5:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Instructor Arabella Benson
Instructor Kate Morgenstern

Reading Marc Biagi
Friday 5:00 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Marc Biagi

Signing Dani and Eytan Kollin
Friday 5:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Dani Kollin
Signer Eytan Kollin

Activity Seat-of-Your-Pants Engineering Contest
Friday 6:00 PM 2.0 hours Garden 1
M.C. -Staff-
Junkyard-Wars-like contest. Rush to design and construct your own version of our secret device using nothing but the random junk that we will provide you. Then come up with a witty explanation of how it works.
Panel Victorian Era Fiction
Friday 6:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Panelist Tadao Tomomatsu
Panelist Frank L. Hood
Panelist John W. Oliver
Panelist Sharon T. Gaffney
Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, the works of Jules Verne. Panelist will talk about victorian era fiction.
Reading Dani and Eytan Kollin
Friday 6:00 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Dani Kollin
Presenter Eytan Kollin

Panel What is SyFy Doing Right?
Friday 6:00 PM 1.0 hours Clarendon
Panelist Val Ontell
Panelist Tara Oakes
Panelist Amy Berner
Looking at ‘Eureka’, ‘Warehouse 13′ and ect… Panelists take a look at what SyFy may or may not be doing right.
Panel LARPing: Theater or Gaming?
Friday 7:00 PM 1.0 hours Clarendon
Panelist Steve Jones
Panelist John W. Oliver
Panelist Hector Reyes
The lights dim, the crowd hushes and you throw rock, paper, scissors? Some would consider LARPing nothing more than gaming. Others consider it an excercise in Improvasational Theater. Which is it? Throw down your opinions here for massive damage!
Reading Lisanne Norman
Friday 7:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Presenter Lisanne Norman

Performance Concerts
Friday 8:00 PM 3.5 hours Windsor
M.C. -Staff-

Event Meet the Guests
Friday 8:00 PM 1.5 hours Con Suite (Room 2108)
GoH Robert J. Sawyer
M.C. -Staff-
Meet the guests of Conjecture 2010!
Panel Steam and Magic
Friday 9:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Panelist Sharon T. Gaffney
Panelist John W. Oliver
Panelist John DeChancie
Does magic work in a steampunk setting and does steampunk technology fit in to a fantasy setting? How does that work and what does it look like?
Panel Where Are My Fantasy Television Shows?
Friday 9:30 PM 1.0 hours Clarendon
Moderator Hector Reyes
Panelist Brianna Faulkner
Panelist Amy Berner
Science Fiction series seem to be getting a lot of attentions these days? Where are the Fantasy shows?
Panel Iron Hack
Friday 9:30 PM 2.0 hours Garden 1
Chairman Conje Allison Lonsdale
Panelist Eytan Kollin
Panelist James Nelson-Lucas
Panelist Dani Kollin
Panelist Calvin Johnson
Conjecture’s infamous improv storytelling game! Submit secret story ingredients to the Chairman Conje, and see what our intrepid story-chefs create!
Panel Wired for Your Pleasure
Friday 11:30 PM 1.5 hours Clarendon
Moderator Allison Lonsdale
Panelist Hector Reyes
Panelist Andrew Clark
Panelist Kirsten Imani Kasai
Panelist Will Snodgrass
What becomes of sex and pleasure in the Cybernetic Age? Will there be shiny new fetishes to adopt? Will virtual sex replace casual sex? For that matter will virtual sex toys replace real world toys?
Activity Eye of Argon Reading
Friday 12:00 AM 1.5 hours Eaton
Moderator -Staff-
Join the group reading of the worst short story ever written, and try not to laugh while doing so.
Workshop Morning Writing Exercises
Saturday 9:00 AM 1.0 hours Eaton
Instructor John W. Oliver

Panel Neverending Panel
Saturday 9:00 AM 10.0 hours Clarendon
Moderator Dani Kollin
Moderator Eytan Kollin

Panel Adults Reading Young Adult Fantasy
Saturday 10:00 AM 1.0 hours Crescent
Panelist Val Ontell
Panelist Stephen W. Potts
Panelist Greg van Eekhout
Panelist Kevin Gerard
Panelist Tara Oakes
The Harry Potter series and other fantasy books written for kids and young adults seem to adorn many adults’ bookshelves. Hear our panelists discuss their not-so-secret love of youth fantasy.
Presentation Self-editing 101 For the New Writer
Saturday 10:00 AM 1.0 hours Eaton
Presenter Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
A specific check list for writers on how to self-edit, the best ways to edit, and the things agents and publishers look for in today’s market in terms of a clean manuscript submission.
Panel Steampunk Primer
Saturday 10:00 AM 1.0 hours Windsor
Panelist John DeChancie
Panelist Shweta Narayan
Panelist Kathleen Bradean
Books/Props/Suppliers to get you into steampunk fandom — Want to get into steampunk, but don’t know where to start? Our panelists recommend some beginning/intro level books, comics, movies, games, venues, costume and prop suppliers and ideas, and give an overview of the steampunk fandom movement.
Reading James Nelson-Lucas
Saturday 10:00 AM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter James Nelson-Lucas

Panel Collapse or Singularity?
Saturday 11:00 AM 1.5 hours Windsor
Moderator Vernor Vinge
Panelist William H. Stoddard
Panelist Kevin Gerard
Panelist Judy Lazar
Where will the rapid advance of human civilization lead us? Are we facing imminent environmental/financial/social collapse or will we reach the point of a technological singularity?
Panel Fannish Music
Saturday 11:00 AM 1.5 hours Eaton
Panelist Eben Brooks
Panelist Jeff Berkwits
Panelist Lynn Maudlin
Our panelists discuss music of the fannish persuasion and music that fans appreciate, from filk to soundtracks, from rock bands to street performers.
Signing Greg van Eekhout
Saturday 11:00 AM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Greg van Eekhout

Panel Dr. Who, New and Old
Saturday 12:00 PM 1.0 hours Crescent
Moderator Marc Biagi
Panelist Tadao Tomomatsu
Panelist Ronald Oakes
Panelist Neal Hallford
Panelist Amy Berner
A discussion of Doctor Who, about both the classic series and from the modern series and its spinoffs.
Signing Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Saturday 12:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Panel Cybernetics and You
Saturday 12:30 PM 1.0 hours Windsor
Panelist Kevin Gerard
Panelist Jefferson P. Swycaffer
Our panelists speak about nature’s weakness and man’s strengths in relation to power of cybernetics.
Workshop Oral Storytelling
Saturday 12:30 PM 1.5 hours Eaton
Instructor James Nelson-Lucas

Signing Vernor Vinge
Saturday 1:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Vernor Vinge

Presentation Writing Science Fiction
Saturday 1:30 PM 1.0 hours Windsor
Presenter Robert J. Sawyer
A one-hour solo presentation on writing science fiction by Robert Sawyer.
Panel Now That It’s Over: “Lost”
Saturday 2:00 PM 1.0 hours Crescent
Panelist Stephen W. Potts
Panelist Jean Graham
Panelist Amy Berner
The television series “Lost” is now over. What did we think of it?
Presentation Makeup Demo
Saturday 2:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Presenter John Hart

Reading Kevin Gerard
Saturday 2:00 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Kevin Gerard

Panel Anime for People who Aren’t Anime Fans
Saturday 2:30 PM 1.5 hours Windsor
Moderator Laura Luchau
Panelist Cathy Mullican (Menolly)
Panelist Chaz Boston-Baden
Panelist Hector Reyes
Anime- Big robots, explosions, the end of the world in various formats come to mind. For some, these things and more are not exactly the most interesting things to watch. Fortunately, there are anime that can indoctr- I mean can be watchable by those who are not fans yet.
Panel Now That It’s Over: “Flash Forward”
Saturday 3:00 PM 1.0 hours Crescent
Moderator Marc Biagi
Panelist Robert J. Sawyer
The television series “Flash Forward” is now over. What did we think of it?
Panel Low-Budget Film-Making
Saturday 3:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Panelist Neal Hallford
Panelist Gerry Williams
Panelist Jana Hallford
Panelist Lynn Maudlin
Put on your webcam and dress up in your LARP constumes! Some of the best films can be made with little money. Certainly not the megamillions the boxoffice busters spend! Consult panelists on how to make your very own film without all the fuss.
Meetup Kindle Fans
Saturday 3:00 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Moderator Frank L. Hood

Signing James Nelson-Lucas
Saturday 3:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer James Nelson-Lucas

Meetup Anime Cosplay Meetup
Saturday 3:00 PM 2.0 hours Regency Tower Pool
Moderator Becky Shropshire

Panel Steampunk and Cyberpunk Influence
Saturday 4:00 PM 1.0 hours Windsor
Panelist John DeChancie
Panelist Calvin Johnson
Panelist Eben Brooks
Panelists talk about the influences of Steampunk and Cyberpunk in music, fashion, and culture.
Panel Now That It’s Over: “Dollhouse”
Saturday 4:00 PM 1.0 hours Crescent
Moderator Hector Reyes
Panelist James Floyd
Panelist William H. Stoddard
Panelist Marc Biagi
Panelist Amy Berner
The television series “Dollhouse” is now over. What did we think of it?
Panel Writing Groups
Saturday 4:00 PM 1.5 hours Eaton
Moderator Sharon T. Gaffney
Panelist Lisanne Norman
Panelist Lynn Flewelling
Panelist John W. Oliver
Panelist Shweta Narayan
Panelist Lynn Maudlin
How do you build or become a part of a writing group? How do you then make that writing group successfull?
Signing Kevin Gerard
Saturday 4:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Kevin Gerard

Presentation Storytelling Concert
Saturday 4:00 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter James Nelson-Lucas

Panel Conventions 101
Saturday 5:00 PM 1.5 hours Windsor
Panelist Ronald Oakes
Panelist Christian B. McGuire
Panelist Val Ontell
Panelist Chaz Boston-Baden
Our panelists discuss the history of conventions and talk about various local, regional, and traveling cons. They will also describe the activities that take place at these conventions.
Panel Now That It’s Over: “Heroes”
Saturday 5:00 PM 1.0 hours Crescent
Panelist Ryan Layton
Panelist Tadao Tomomatsu
Panelist James Floyd
The television series “Heroes” is now over. What did we think of it?
Reading Jude-Marie Green and Dave Thomson
Saturday 5:00 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Dave Thomson
Presenter Jude-Marie Green

Panel Meta-Gaming Blues
Saturday 5:30 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Moderator Hector Reyes
Panelist Will Snodgrass
Panelist Steve Jones
Panelist Allison Lonsdale
Panelist Jefferson P. Swycaffer
Real life gaming stories about when in-character interaction becomes out-of-character drama.
Panel Now That It’s Over, What’s Next?
Saturday 6:00 PM 1.0 hours Crescent
Panelist Amy Berner
Panelist James Floyd
Now that so many SF TV series’ are wrapped up, what is on the horizon? And what is still out there worth watching?
Panel Mythic Fiction
Saturday 6:00 PM 1.0 hours Garden 1
Moderator Sharon T. Gaffney
Panelist Lynn Flewelling
Panelist John W. Oliver
Panelist Shweta Narayan
Panelist Greg van Eekhout
Our panelists discuss fiction based on myths, both new and old; the reinvention of old myths, the creation of new myths; and the writing thereof.
Presentation Vintage TV Science Fiction
Saturday 6:30 PM 1.5 hours Eaton
Presenter Jeff Berkwits
Just as millions of youngsters first experienced science fiction in the first half of the 20th century through books like Tom Swift or Robert Heinlein’s young adult novels such as Space Cadet and Have Space Suit – Will Travel, during the Golden Age of television millions more were introduced to the genre via on-screen sci-fi heroes. SCI FI magazine’s “Vintage TV” columnist Jeff Berkwits introduces viewers to some of the space adventure programs of that era, from influential idols like Captain Video and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet to such long-forgotten characters as Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers and Captain Z-RO.
Event Masquerade
Saturday 7:00 PM 1.0 hours Windsor
M.C. Tadao Tomomatsu

Panel Collaborative Writing
Saturday 8:00 PM 1.0 hours Garden 1
Moderator Dani Kollin
Panelist Eytan Kollin
Panelist John DeChancie
Panelist Jefferson P. Swycaffer
Panelist Greg van Eekhout
Our panelists discuss techniques and tips for writing a collaborative work.
Event Clockwork and Chrome
Saturday 8:00 PM 7.0 hours Windsor
D.J. Eric Chamberlin

Panel Sex, Gender, and Identity
Saturday 8:00 PM 1.5 hours Crescent
Panelist Jana Hallford
Panelist Hector Reyes
Panelist Lynn Maudlin
Panelist Lynn Flewelling
Panelist Kathleen Bradean
The line between male and female is clear… or is it? As time marches on, more and more people identify themselves as something in between. Panelists address this issue and others about the spectrum of identity.
Performance Filking
Saturday 8:00 PM 6.0 hours Eaton
M.C. -Staff-

Panel How Seriously Shoud We Take SciFi Science?
Saturday 9:00 PM 1.5 hours Garden 1
Moderator Jefferson P. Swycaffer
Panelist Calvin Johnson
Panelist Vernor Vinge
Panelist Cris A. Fitch
Panelist Sharon T. Gaffney
We know that a lot of the techno-babble in most science fiction is largly nonsense. But how much of it is real, at least theoreticly, and how much of it is made-up mumbo-jumbo?
Panel Steam-Powered Romance
Saturday 11:00 PM 1.5 hours Crescent
Panelist Stephen W. Potts
Panelist Kathleen Bradean
Panelist Allison Lonsdale
How is love (and sex) different in the age of steam-powered automatons and clock-work gadgetry?
Workshop Writing Exercises
Sunday 9:00 AM 1.0 hours Eaton
Instructor Lynn Flewelling

Workshop Improvisational Acting for Role Players
Sunday 10:00 AM 1.0 hours Eaton
Instructor Marc Biagi
As a long time RPGer/GM, professional actor, and former member of the improv comedy troupe, Mission Improvible, Marc Biagi will lead you in participatory exercises that will help anyone, from novice to expert,
get more out of their gaming experience. Stretch your boundaries and your fun, and be prepared not just to watch, but to do as well. Even if you’re not a gamer, you can still participate and have fun!
Signing Robert Sawyer
Sunday 10:00 AM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Robert J. Sawyer

Panel Retro-Futurism: Steampunk and Beyond
Sunday 10:30 AM 1.5 hours Windsor
Panelist Eben Brooks
Panelist John DeChancie
Panelist Allison Lonsdale
Visions of the future as seen through the eyes of the past, or versions of the past in which the technological innovations imagined in SF/F are real.
Reading Lynn Flewelling
Sunday 10:30 AM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Lynn Flewelling

Panel Con-Runners’ Roundtable
Sunday 11:00 AM 1.5 hours Crescent
Moderator Val Ontell
Panelist Ronald Oakes
Panelist Christian B. McGuire
Panelist Chaz Boston-Baden
Panelist Hector Reyes
Convention runners talk about their experiences behind the scenes and take an opportunity to talk about thier upcomming conventions.
Activity Steampunk & Cyberpunk Zombie Walk
Sunday 11:00 AM 2.0 hours Regency Tower Pool
M.C. <Unassigned>
Show up and see where we lead you….) Brains! Brains! Brains! Brains! Dress like a zombie and scare the mundanes! San Diego has a tradition of hosting Zombie Walks, so we thought we’d do one with a steampunky/cyberpunky twist.
Presentation An Everyman’s Guide to Elementary Particles
Sunday 11:00 AM 1.0 hours Eaton
Presenter Cris A. Fitch
An attempt to convey in practical terms what the Standard Model of Particle Physics actually says in terms anyone can understand, and where we might go from here.
Signing Kirsten Imani Kasai
Sunday 11:00 AM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Kirsten Imani Kasai

Panel SyFy Primetime Spinoffs
Sunday 12:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Panelist James Floyd
Panelist Tara Oakes
Panelist Amy Berner
“Stargate SG1″ and SyFy’s “Battlestar Gallactica” have long been over. Their ghosts remain, however, in the form of “Stargate Universe” and “Caprica”; shows that depart a great deal from the formats of their parent shows. Is the change good or are these SyFy’s answer to “Enterprise”?
Panel When Do We Become Cyborgs?
Sunday 12:00 PM 1.0 hours Windsor
Panelist Jefferson P. Swycaffer
Panelist Cris A. Fitch
Panelist Marc Biagi
Have we reached the Cyborg Era?
Event Mad Science Faire
Sunday 12:00 PM 1.0 hours Clarendon
M.C. James H. Hay
What would Mad Science be without showing off your most crazy creations to the masses at large so they may quiver in fear? Come put out your Mad Science Faire Project elementary school style, or quiver in fear at the other projects.
Signing Lynn Flewelling
Sunday 12:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Lynn Flewelling

Panel ‘Zines, Pulps and Other Science Fiction Periodicals
Sunday 12:30 PM 1.0 hours Crescent
Panelist Christian B. McGuire
Panelist Jeff Berkwits
Panelist Chaz Boston-Baden
Are there science fiction periodicals still out there? Does anyone notice? Panelists discuss thier interest and experience.
Reading Kirsten Imani Kasai
Sunday 12:30 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Kirsten Imani Kasai

Presentation Invasion from Earth – The Robotic Exploration of Mars
Sunday 1:00 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Presenter Gerry Williams
Mars is a very busy place for exploration these days with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, 2001 Mars Odyssey and the ESA’s Mars Express in Martian orbit, and the two Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity still on the surface of the red planet. We’ll look at all the different robotic craft and their missions, as well as the next several planned missions by the spacefaring nations of Earth.
Signing John DeChancie
Sunday 1:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer John DeChancie

Event Art Auction
Sunday 1:00 PM 1.0 hours Art Show
Auctioneer Glen Wooten

Panel Running Games for Disparate Player Types
Sunday 1:30 PM 1.5 hours Clarendon
Moderator Hector Reyes
Panelist Steve Jones
Panelist Eben Brooks
Panelist William H. Stoddard
Panelist Marc Biagi
Joe is really into combat while Jane Pines for meaningfull character interaction. How can a GM develop games to satisfy all gamer tastes, or should they even try?
Reading Todd McCaffrey
Sunday 1:30 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Todd McCaffrey

Activity Trivia for Chocolate
Sunday 2:00 PM 1.5 hours Crescent
Trivia Master James H. Hay
Want to be pelted with tiny chocolates for answering questions about Science Fiction? Come to Trivia for Chocolate!
Panel KINDLEMAGGEDON!
Sunday 2:00 PM 1.5 hours Eaton
Moderator Frank L. Hood
Panelist Amy Berner
Panelist Lynn Flewelling
Panelist Sharon T. Gaffney
With Amazon now selling 143 e-books for every 100 traditionally published books, the revolution is well underway. The gatekeepers of the major publishing houses are now under assault by Amazon. Why are new authors and even some established authors moving to Kindle? If you want to publish on Amazon’s Kindle platform, what do you need to know? Understanding the new paradigm.
Signing Chase Masterson and James Kerwin
Sunday 2:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Chase Masterson
Signer James Kerwin

Panel Urban and Future Fantasy
Sunday 2:30 PM 1.5 hours Windsor
Panelist Jefferson P. Swycaffer
Panelist Kirsten Imani Kasai
Panelist John DeChancie
Imagine a world where everything is like it is here… except with werewolves, witches and magic. More often than not, authors take the mideval setting of the typical fantasy novel and change it to modern day or, for some, the not to distant future. Panelists shall approach this topic from several angles, such as if this is an effective writing device for authors to use.
Reading Vernor Vinge
Sunday 2:30 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Presenter Vernor Vinge

Panel Making “Yesterday Was a Lie
Sunday 3:00 PM 1.5 hours Eaton
Panelist James Kerwin
Panelist Robert J. Sawyer
Panelist Chase Masterson
Join our panelists as they talk about thier experiences behind the scenes of “Yesterday Was a Lie”
Signing Todd McCaffrey
Sunday 3:00 PM 1.0 hours Dealers Room
Signer Todd McCaffrey

Panel Sub-Cultural Convergence
Sunday 3:30 PM 1.0 hours Eaton
Panelist Lisanne Norman
Panelist Andrew Clark
Panelist Laura Luchau
Panelist Eben Brooks
Fandom’s overlap with SCA, RenFaire, Burning Man, Neo-Paganism, BDSM, Polyamory, and the kitchen sink will be discussed.
Panel Teaching Science Fiction
Sunday 3:30 PM 1.0 hours Crescent
Panelist Val Ontell
Panelist Calvin Johnson
Panelist Stephen W. Potts
The beauty of Science Fiction is that it sometimes incompasses real world math, physics, and engineering, among other topics as well as writing and literature. Can it be a useful tool to illustrate them? What other arenas (not to mention the fiction writing arena) could Science Fiction be taught in?
Meetup Star Wars Fans
Sunday 3:30 PM 1.0 hours Galleria 2
Moderator James Floyd

Panel Is Anything / Everything Taboo?
Sunday 4:30 PM 1.5 hours Crescent
Panelist Allison Lonsdale
Panelist Andrew Clark
Panelist Dani Kollin
Panelist Eytan Kollin
Panelist Kirsten Imani Kasai
In a globalized society, is anything forbidden or is everything forbidden?
Panel Are Dragons Always Fantasy?
Sunday 5:00 PM 1.0 hours Windsor
Panelist Todd McCaffrey
Panelist Sharon T. Gaffney
Panelist Jefferson P. Swycaffer
Panelist Lynn Maudlin
If a story has dragons in it, is it fantasy by default even if it doesn’t take place in a fantasy setting? What about other fantasy races such as elves, dwarves, and unicorns?
Panel Feedback Session
Sunday 6:00 PM 1.0 hours Windsor
Staff Val Ontell
Kudos and complaints about Conjecture 2010. What did we get right and what can we improve?