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|Cory Doctorow's Programming||Daniel Dociu's Programming||Susan Leabhart's Programming||Rusty Hevelin's Programming|
|Friday, Nov. 5
|Sunday, Nov. 7
Please note that programming may change as we get closer to the convention.
Author Guest of Honor: Cory Doctorow's Programming:
Did Captain Kirk Own A Wallet? Economics and SF - how has science fiction portrayed economics of the future over the years, - how have things changed, - what are some of the enduring themes? Discussion lead by Cory Doctorow and Bill Johnson.
The Art of Blogging - Cory Doctorow
Intellectual Property and Creative Commons* Ok, so you think you know
about copyright? But the world is changing and new modes of production are leading to new ideas about who owns what, and who doesn’t, about what rights can be signed away, and who seems to want to just assume. Creative commons offers new possibilities and new challenges, but may also be open to exploitation. Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Dave Stagner and Jen Show
The New Media - How has turn of the millennium technology affected the arts? Books, Music, Film, Comics and the Web -- are they all in the process of merging into one mixed media? What media will the artist of the future work in? Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Dave Stagner and Mickey Zucker Reichert
No User Serviceable Parts Inside As more and more items, from cars to computers to TVs, are filled with computerized, closed black boxes it becomes harder and harder for people to tinker with things or fix their own property when it goes wrong. Is this a boon for the service industries or a bane for the enthusiast? Where is this going to lead? And what are the challenges to this way of thinking? Can we reopen the black box? Discussion lead by Cory Doctorow and Dave Stagner
Guests of Honor Interview with Rusty Hevelin
Cory will also be doing an hour long reading/ Q&A.
Q&A with Daniel
Guests of Honor Interview with Rusty Hevelin
Sunday brunch with sponsors and benefactors
Steampunk: Fish or Fowl? Is it fantasy? Is it SF? Is it an approach to design? Whatever the case, steampunk has been getting lots of attention lately. Writers and readers explain what it means for them.
Steampunk that Works Which of the envisaged steampunk technologies could actually work and how? How far could we take steampunk technologies? Could we have a steampunk quantum computer?
SteamPunk! What is SteamPunk, and why is it the latest craze? Is it just Victorian clothing with goggles, or is it something more?
Steampunk Costuming How to costume in the Steampunk style.
Greatest Fanzine Fanzines and the origin of fandom in the 1930s are linked. Is agreement on The Greatest Fanzine possible? Rusty shares his favorites from the many decades of amateur fan publishing. – Rusty Hevelin
The University of Iowa is home to a significant collection of fanzines – learn how they developed over the years. Faculty and students from the Department of English will discuss how these zines are being preserved and used, and how we can make them more accessible and appreciated. Learn about this collection while Rusty talks about his experiences as an editor. Program by Greg Prickman and Rusty Hevelin
How Will the Future Remember the 20th Century?
People remember Greek philosophers, Roman roads, and Renaissance painters. What will humans a thousand years from now remember about the 20th century? Discussion lead by Rusty Hevelin and Denny Lynch
And then one time at whateverCon. We've all had them. Those once in a life time moments at a convention where the stars seem to align and everything goes just perfect, but sadly will never happen again. Lets hear'em. Let's hear those perfect moments. Let's hear the funny moments. I suppose we could hear about the nightmare's too, but why it's too depressing. Moderated by Gay Haldeman and Rusty Hevelin
Joe Haldeman's Programming:
Interview. Gay Haldeman & Joe Haldeman: The Writing Life Gay Haldeman, Joe Haldeman Gay interviews Joe about his process and Joe interviews Gay about life with a writer.
Technology of Writing; What do You Use: Pencil, Pen, Paper, Typewriter, Computer, Speech Software Is the pen mightier than the speech recognition software? Writers discuss the quirks of how they write and whether they are low-tech or high-tech writers. Moderated by Joe Haldeman and Mickey Zucker Reichert
Becoming Elders Ah, that day when you realize you’re not a Young Buck any more, and people have expectations of you, and look up to you, and ... worrying isn’t it? Discussion lead by Joe Haldeman and Michelle Clark
Soldiers: Life vs. Fiction From Starship Troopers to Honor Harrington, modern SF abounds with image of life in the military. How do fictional soldiers compare to those who have experienced the military as a career? Joe Haldeman
From Book to Movie Join Joe Haldeman as he takes us through his experience with movie adaptations of literature. Thrill at his involvement in the process as an author and his experience as a screenwriter for “Robot Jox,” shudder at the complications that gum up the works, and hear some of his thoughts on the movie biz in general.
Joe will also be doing an hour long reading/ Q&A.