November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Reports




Event Descriptions - Sorted by Date/Time

(NOTE: All events are subject to last minute changes. Please check back often.)


Flash Fiction For Fun & Profit

Time: Friday - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: T. Jens, F. Salvatini (M)
Description: How to write it. Where to send it What makes it a special way to hone your writing skills.


Gaming Group Horror Stories

Time: Friday - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: J. Betts, R. Heinz (M), J. Taylor
Description: From bad losers to rule wranglers share the stories of the people you may never let at your table again


And Now for Something Completely Different

Time: Friday - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: G. Morganstein (M), N. Rest, M. Riley
Description: A discussion of unique and unusual genres in SciFi, graphic novels and comics.


Shows That Jumped the Shark

Time: Friday - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: B. Barnett, L. Carhart, JP Kroschel, J. Ward (M)
Description: Jumping the shark is a term for a show that has run too long. Join a discussion of shows that should've ended before they reached the shark tank.


The Mouse that Roared Star Wars

Time: Friday - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: J. Betts, D. Cozort, S. Mead, N. Silk (M)
Description: How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?


The Reluctant Hero

Time: Friday - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: L. Erlick, C. Gerrib (M), P. Panek, J. Phillips
Description: Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.


Worlds of Magic

Time: Friday - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: T. Akers, M. Silver, T. Townsend (M)
Description: a comparison of various types and styles of magic in today's media.


Opening Ceremony

Time: Friday - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom BC
Panelists: B. Armbruster, G. Dara, F. Hunter, J. Midkiff, K. Roche, A. Trembley


All Our Yesterdays

Time: Friday - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: M. Blake, P. Eisenstein (M), M. Huston, N. Rest, G. Wolfe
Description: Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?


American Maj Jong

Time: Friday - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: D. Krause (M)
Description: An introduction to American Maj Jong


Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug?

Time: Friday - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: W. Boyes, L. Carhart (M), S. Mead, A. Nevala-Lee, K. Sonney
Description: From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?


Number 6 is a Free Man

Time: Friday - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: C. Barkley (M), R. Chwedyk, D. T. Miller, J. Enge, A. Smith
Description: It's been 50 years since The Prisoner first aired on television. Panelists discuss the symbolism of this ground breaking "summer filler" show from across the pond.


Super Heroes Re-imagined

Time: Friday - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: N. Litherland (M), B. Lyn-Waitsman, M. Munro, T. Smith, J. Ward
Description: What if Superman landed in Russia or if Batman's parents were never killed? A discussion of how if events were changed the hero would change.


Alternate Humans

Time: Friday - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: T. Jens, W.A. Tomasson (M)
Description: Writing differently able characters


Close Up Magic Show

Time: Friday - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: L. Darrow (M)
Description: Enjoy a demonstration of the art of close up magic.


Holding Wonder

Time: Friday - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: R. Chwedyk, D. Krause (M), B. Lyn-Waitsman
Description: Zenna Henderson's The People stories. 35 years after her death a look at the stories and their symbolism


Pass the Kleenex

Time: Friday - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: W. Boyes, P. Eisenstein (M), P. Hahn, K. Herkes
Description: Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.


Wakanda Forever

Time: Friday - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: C. Barkley (M), C. Gerrib
Description: a discussion of African American cinema


Cannabis Cures

Time: Friday - 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: T. Machtemes, J. Taylor (M)
Description: As more states legalize marijuana, there is an increasing amount of evidence (both scientific & anecdotal) that weed has many healthful benefits.


ESP in Fiction

Time: Friday - 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: C. Gerrib (M), T. Jens, A. Nevala-Lee
Description: Why are we so fascinated by the possibility? Do we want to be more than human?


Science in the Kitchen

Time: Friday - 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: W. Boyes, S. Burke (M), J. Ficke, J. Ward, S. Weiner
Description: How Science is changing the way we eat.


The Changing Disney Princess

Time: Friday - 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: JP Kroschel, M. Munro, R. Weber (M)
Description: No longer waiting to be saved. The Disney Princess has changed from damsel in distress to Girl Power!


The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek

Time: Friday - 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: J. Cowan, V. Massetti (M), D. Stein, A. Trembley
Description: The new show from Seth MacFarlane is more like the original Star Trek series than Discovery. How did this happen and where did he go right?


"I Have Got to Get Me One of These!!!"

Time: Saturday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom A
Panelists: C. Barkley (M), L. Erlick
Description: Which SciFi fantasy vehicle do you want?


Disaster Preparedness 101

Time: Saturday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom BC
Panelists: A. Cerney, B. Good, C. Horne (M), C. Koterba, L. Parchomenko
Description: Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.


Dorsai Irregulars

Time: Saturday - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: B. Passovoy, K. Sonney


Intro to Music Theory

Time: Saturday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac A
Panelists: J. Midkiff (M)
Description: Learn or review the basics to understand, appreciate, and create music in a new way. We promise it's painless!


Location, Location, Location

Time: Saturday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: J. Ficke, F. Hunter, M. Huston, J. Nye (M)
Description: Where to set your story and how to research the location.


Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters?

Time: Saturday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: J. Stockman (M), J. Taylor, T. Townsend, A. Trembley
Description: They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?


The Obligatory Doctor Who panel

Time: Saturday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: J. Phillips, J. Ward (M)
Description: How has the show changed since he became a she?


Wait til your parents get home

Time: Saturday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: T. Akers, T. Bogolub (M), N. Cowie, D. Munro, J. Nikitow
Description: Ever notice in a lot of today's Young adult fiction the parents are missing or oblivious? When, where, and why did the parents disappear?


Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time

Time: Saturday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom A
Panelists: T. Bogolub (M), J. DeVore, J. Taylor, R. Weber
Description: It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.


Because That's How Grandma Did It

Time: Saturday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: A. Collier, F. Hunter, D. Murphy (M)
Description: Culture is based on shared experiences and history, and it impacts how your characters behave and react. How do you share your fictional culture with your readers, without sounding like a long boring lecture?


Meek to Mighty the Unlikely Heroes

Time: Saturday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: R. Ciardullo, M. Munro, J. Nye, J. Ward (M)
Description: From Mrs. Frisby to Eywa a discussion regarding the role of the unlikely hero.


Performance Tips & Tricks

Time: Saturday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac A
Panelists: E. Distad, J. Distad, J. McDaid, C. McManamon, J. Midkiff (M)
Description: Find out how to deal with tech glitches to stage fright (and everything in between) when performing on a stage for an audience. Can you over-prepare? How can you push a good performance into a great one? Come share your own tips and learn from ours.


SyFy Channel - Enough is Enough (An Interactive Panel)

Time: Saturday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: B. Lyn-Waitsman, V. Massetti (M), G. Morganstein, F. Salvatini
Description: Tired of Sharknado, Space Twister, etc.? Join in the fun as we attempt to create our own SyFy Channel type movie.


Talking Tesla

Time: Saturday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: W. Boyes (M), J. Plaxco, B. Trembley
Description: Rocketman, electric cars, and giant tunnels. What cool things is Elon Musk doing this week?


Commercial Asteroid Mining

Time: Saturday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: B. Higgins, J. Plaxco (M), B. Trembley
Description: Is this feasible? How cost effective would it be?


Don't Blow Off Steam

Time: Saturday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: W. Boyes, M. Huston (M)
Description: Steampunk is a very popular genre. Learn how steam systems work so you can add them to your writing without errors.


GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books

Time: Saturday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom BC
Panelists: B. Armbruster, G. Dara, F. Hunter, J. Midkiff, K. Roche, A. Trembley (M)
Description: GoHs discuss their favorite books


ISFIC Board Meeting

Time: Saturday - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: ISFiC Suite
Panelists: S. Silver


Strange Museums in America

Time: Saturday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: B. Detzner, D. Fabi, D. Krause (M)
Description: Mustard has a museum? Yes it does. Learn about the strange museums that are not as well known.


Villians, Monsters & Motherhood

Time: Saturday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: A. Collier, N. Cowie, E. Hull, T. Johnson, D. Munro (M)
Description: Does the gender change how you write it?


With One Click it Could All Be Gone

Time: Saturday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: J. Guggenheim, M. Resnick, F. Salvatini, P. Sayre McCoy (M), G. Wolfe
Description: A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.


Chicago SF Book Club

Time: Saturday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: C. Johns, W.A. Tomasson (M)
Description: This year we will be discussing Shards of Honor" and "Barrayar" by Lois McMaster Bujold


Con Rituals

Time: Saturday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom BC
Panelists: J. Betts, C. Horne, D. Krause, B. Passovoy (M)
Description: A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom


Diversity in SciFi/Fantasy

Time: Saturday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: E. Hull (M), G. Morganstein, P. Panek
Description: Taking place in another world or time, science fiction and fantasy has been able to explore social and political topics that authors in more conventional genres are often not able to touch.


I'm More Than Okay, I'm AMAZING and So Are You

Time: Saturday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: G. Dara (M), B. Wallin
Description: Body positivity and diversity represented in SciFi/Fantasy media and fandom


Planet Earth as Art: The View From Space

Time: Saturday - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: J. Plaxco (M)
Description: A slide show of remote sensing images of the Earth primarily pulled from the Landstat 8 mission.


Science Fiction Pulp Art

Time: Saturday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: B. Higgins, A. Nevala-Lee (M), M. Resnick
Description: Magazines in the first half of the 20th century were printed on cheap "pulp" paper, but the artwork (in some cases) are classic.


The Obligatory Vampire Panel

Time: Saturday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom A
Panelists: P. Anderson, F. Hunter (M), N. Litherland, A. Smith
Description: From Abraham Van Helsing to Jane Yellowrock the changing faces of the vampire hunters.


And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room

Time: Saturday - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: B. Barnett, T. Bogolub, N. Cowie, B. Fawcett (M)
Description: What made/makes you stop reading?


Beyond Firefly

Time: Saturday - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: B. Higgins, M. Riley, S. Silver (M), D. Stein
Description: Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience


No Guns, No Ninja, No Problem!

Time: Saturday - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: E. Flint (M), C. Ott, N. Silk
Description: Can you write a successful action/adventure story without your protagonist being proficient with weapons or martial arts?


Worldcon 2022 Bid

Time: Saturday - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B


Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author

Time: Saturday - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: G. Dara, JP Kroschel, J. Nikitow, M. Silver, K. Sonney (M)
Description: They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.


Phandemonium Book Discussion

Time: Saturday - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: ISFiC Suite
Panelists: D. Hirsch (M)
Description: We are reading the Hugo winner: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin


Storytellers Guide to Not Sucking

Time: Saturday - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: T. Akers, R. Heinz (M)
Description: Join Rick Heinz from Geek & Sundry along with other storytellers for a panel on Game Mastering Tips and Tricks.Find your style, learn player agency, and learn why you should never run a dream sequence. A one-stop shop for DO's and DON'Ts from those who have made every error.


The Obligatory Star Trek Panel

Time: Saturday - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: J. Cowan, R. Granstaff (M), M. Malnekoff, R. Weber
Description: Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?


Which Witch is Yours?

Time: Saturday - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: P. Anderson (M), J. Guggenheim, F. Hunter, M. Mymudes
Description: The changing face of witches through the ages.


Como Estas? Translation Challenges

Time: Saturday - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: S. Burke (M), J. Cowan, J. Nye, A. Smith
Description: What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?


Dragon Awards

Time: Saturday - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: B. Fawcett, E. Flint (M)


Future Sight

Time: Saturday - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: K. Brown, L. Darrow, P. Eisenstein, D. Fabi (M)
Description: From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.


Guilty Pleasures

Time: Saturday - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: J. Guggenheim (M), K. Herkes, K. Roche
Description: We all have them. It could be a drugstore book or a cheesy movie. Let's admit it and share them out loud!


The Future of Human Space Exploration

Time: Saturday - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: J. Plaxco (M)
Description: Provides an overview of key developments in the history of commercial space and speculates on what the future may bring.


Baby's First SciFi Novel

Time: Saturday - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: B. Armbruster, W. Boyes (M), N. Rest, K. Roche, K. Strait
Description: What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and did it hook you?


Productivity Alchemy Live

Time: Saturday - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: K. Sonney (M)
Description: Live recording of an episode of Productivity Alchemy Podcast


Collaborative Songwriting

Time: Saturday - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac A
Panelists: A. Dale, E. Distad (M), J. Distad, C. Ferraro, B. Letterman
Description: Collaboration can be tricky but can create a song or project that is greater than the sum of its parts! We'll share how to effectively get the most out of collaborative writing, how to divide labor, share credits, and how to avoid common pitfalls, as well as how technology can support recording projects.


East Heroes vs. West Heroes

Time: Saturday - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: L. Darrow (M), B. Detzner
Description: What are the differences between Eastern & Western hemisphere heroes?


Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Time: Saturday - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: B. Barnett, K. Herkes, M. Mymudes (M), R. Weber
Description: You've written your book/story now you need to promote it.


The Masquerade Show

Time: Saturday - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom BC
Panelists: M. Malnekoff, K. Roche, A. Trembley (M)
Description: Join the fun as we strut our stuff for you and the judges.


Animal Type Casting

Time: Saturday - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: S. Burke, C. Gerrib (M), M. Mymudes, R. Neumeier
Description: Hollywood and Authors type cast all the time. Why are reptiles almost always the villain? A discussion about different animals and how they are type cast.


Does DC Stand for Dark Comic?

Time: Saturday - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: P. Hahn, M. Munro, T. Smith (M)
Description: Why are the DC comic movies so much darker and less humorous than their Marvel counterparts?


Writers & Donuts

Time: Saturday - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: ISFiC Suite


Hypno Show

Time: Saturday - 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: L. Darrow
Description: A non-embarrassing stage show using audience volunteers for an empowering and fun exploration into how hypnosis can put you in touch with your own inner comedic creativity. Performed by the man who has been the official hypnotist to Sandals and Beaches Resorts and who was the promotional hypnotist on WGN Radio for the Woody Allen movie The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.


Intro to Quantum Computing and IBM Q

Time: Sunday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: K. Roche (M)
Description: Join Kevin Roche as he describes the intricacies of quantum computing and IBM Q.


Once Upon A Time I Was Drunk @ a Con Party

Time: Sunday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: D. Stein, J. Stockman (M)
Description: Tales from parties gone by


Podcasting 101

Time: Sunday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: T. Machtemes, M. Mascari, K. Sonney (M)
Description: A beginners guide to podcasting


The Sequel is Finally Here!

Time: Sunday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: T. Akers, R. Ciardullo, E. Flint, S. Silver, K. Strait (M)
Description: How long is too long to wait for a sequel?


Were Dragons Real?

Time: Sunday - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: P. Hahn, R. Neumeier, P. Sayre McCoy (M), W.A. Tomasson
Description: Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?


Crafts, Frivolous Hobbies or Post-Apocalyptic Survival Skill?

Time: Sunday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Room 1633
Panelists: K. Brown, J. DeVore (M), M. Silver
Description: Some crafts could come in very handy should society fall.


Fantasy Chicago

Time: Sunday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: B. Detzner (M), J. Nikitow
Description: There are areas in Chicago that are weird enough to belong in fantasy novels.


Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy

Time: Sunday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: C. Gerrib, A. Komins, T. Townsend, A. Trembley (M)
Description: James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?


Stranger Things - Netflix's Hit Series

Time: Sunday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: L. Carhart (M), G. Dara
Description: How much more can happen in Hawkins Indiana before everyone just moves?


Streaming Services the New Movie/TV studios

Time: Sunday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: P. Hahn, C. Johns, N. Litherland, S. Mead (M)
Description: We are no longer limited by the big Hollywood studios. How the changes in the way we watch has affected the things we watch.


The New YA Award

Time: Sunday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: C. Barkley (M), R. Ciardullo, K. Strait
Description: A discussion of the newest award category.


Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go?

Time: Sunday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: B. Fawcett, C. Gerrib, M. Mascari (M), R. Neumeier, G. Wolfe
Description: The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?


I Never Learned That in History Class

Time: Sunday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: D. Cozort, D. Fabi (M), P. Hahn, N. Silk
Description: Alternate and secret histories


Microcosmic God

Time: Sunday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: R. Chwedyk, E. Hull (M), D. Munro, S. Silver
Description: We know he wasn't a god, however Theodore Sturgeon was one of the great science fiction authors. A discussion of his work in the 100th year since his birth.


Modern Prison Break - Our Need to Escape?

Time: Sunday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: B. Armbruster, C. Johns (M), M. Riley
Description: Escape rooms are very popular. Do they fill a need we have to escape?


We WILL NOT Go Back!!!

Time: Sunday - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: J. DeVore, R. Granstaff, D. Murphy (M)
Description: With the ever changing cultural climate, why do we feel like we must hide our changing sexuality again?


Autonomous Cars

Time: Sunday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac D
Panelists: S. Burke, C. Koterba, J. Phillips, J. Stockman (M), W.A. Tomasson
Description: More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?


Cross Culture Fairy Tales

Time: Sunday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: A. Collier, D. Fabi, D. Munro, P. Sayre McCoy (M)
Description: Grimm & Anderson are very well known but other cultures have fairy tales too. A discussion of the differences and similarities amongst the different cultural tales.


If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story

Time: Sunday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: L. Erlick, T. Jens, N. Litherland (M), T. Townsend
Description: You don't want to be accused of having "gratuitous sex" in your story just to sell it. How to make sure sex doesn't interrupt the flow of your narrative.


We Spy in Peace?

Time: Sunday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Panelists: B. Higgins (M), S. Mead, J. Plaxco
Description: Is there life elsewhere in the universe? And do we have the right to spy on them?


You're My Con Friend

Time: Sunday - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Lilac B
Panelists: B. Armbruster, T. Machtemes, S. Weiner (M)
Description: No they weren't in prison. But you only seem to talk to them at or about conventions. The phenomena of the con friendship.


Closing Ceremonies

Time: Sunday - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom BC
Panelists: B. Armbruster, G. Dara, F. Hunter, J. Midkiff, K. Roche, A. Trembley
Description: Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45


Feedback Session

Time: Sunday - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Category: Panels
Location: Junior Ballroom BC
Description: Windycon is a fan con dedicated to giving you a enjoyable experience. We want your thoughts. This is your chance to tell us what we got right and wrong so we can continue to improve.