November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Participants Schedule Details




List of active participants - scroll down to see their schedule


T. Akers
P. Anderson
B. Armbruster
C. Barkley
B. Barnett
J. Betts
M. Blake
T. Bogolub
W. Boyes
K. Brown
S. Burke
L. Carhart
A. Cerney
R. Chwedyk
R. Ciardullo
A. Collier
J. Cowan
N. Cowie
L. Cox
D. Cozort
A. Dale
G. Dara
L. Darrow
B. Detzner
J. DeVore
E. Distad
J. Distad
P. Eisenstein
L. Erlick
D. Fabi
B. Fawcett
C. Ferraro
J. Ficke
E. Flint
R. Frencl
A. Galas
R. Garfinkle
C. Gerrib
B. Good
R. Granstaff
J. Guggenheim
gundo
P. Hahn
R. Heinz
K. Herkes
B. Higgins
D. Hirsch
C. Horne
E. Hull
F. Hunter
M. Huston
T. Jens
C. Johns
T. Johnson
A. Komins
C. Koterba
D. Krause
JP Kroschel
B. Letterman
N. Litherland
B. Lyn-Waitsman
T. Machtemes
M. Malnekoff
M. Mascari
V. Massetti
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
S. Mead
J. Midkiff
D. T. Miller
K. Miller
G. Morganstein
D. Munro
M. Munro
D. Murphy
M. Mymudes
J. Neerenberg
R. Neumeier
A. Nevala-Lee
J. Nikitow
M. Nixon
J. Nye
C. Ott
P. Panek
L. Parchomenko
B. Passovoy
J. Enge
J. Phillips
J. Plaxco
D. Rantanen
Raven
M. Resnick
N. Rest
M. Riley
K. Roche
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy
N. Silk
M. Silver
S. Silver
A. Smith
T. Smith
K. Sonney
D. Stein
J. Stockman
K. Strait
J. Taylor
To Be Announced
T. Thoelcke
W.A. Tomasson
T. Townsend
A. Trembley
B. Trembley
B. Wallin
J. Ward
R. Weber
S. Weiner
G. Wolfe



T. Akers


Worlds of Magic - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac C
a comparison of various types and styles of magic in today's media.
T. Akers
M. Silver
T. Townsend (M)

Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
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?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Storytellers Guide to Not Sucking - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
T. Akers
R. Heinz (M)

6p Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
6pm Tim Akers 6:30p Richard Chwedyk
T. Akers
R. Chwedyk

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver
K. Strait (M)

12 pm Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rochelle Weber Tim Akers Neil Litherland
T. Akers
N. Litherland
R. Weber


P. Anderson


11am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rebecca Frencl Paul Dale Anderson
P. Anderson
R. Frencl

The Obligatory Vampire Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
From Abraham Van Helsing to Jane Yellowrock the changing faces of the vampire hunters.
P. Anderson
F. Hunter (M)
N. Litherland
A. Smith

Which Witch is Yours? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
The changing face of witches through the ages.
P. Anderson (M)
J. Guggenheim
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes

4pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
4pm Jason Taylor 4:30pm Paul Dale Anderson
P. Anderson
J. Taylor


B. Armbruster


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait

Modern Prison Break - Our Need to Escape? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Escape rooms are very popular. Do they fill a need we have to escape?
B. Armbruster
C. Johns (M)
M. Riley

You're My Con Friend - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
No they weren't in prison. But you only seem to talk to them at or about conventions. The phenomena of the con friendship.
B. Armbruster
T. Machtemes
S. Weiner (M)

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


C. Barkley


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
D. T. Miller
J. Enge
A. Smith

Wakanda Forever - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac C
a discussion of African American cinema
C. Barkley (M)
C. Gerrib

"I Have Got to Get Me One of These!!!" - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom A
Which SciFi fantasy vehicle do you want?
C. Barkley (M)
L. Erlick

The New YA Award - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of the newest award category.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Ciardullo
K. Strait


B. Barnett


Shows That Jumped the Shark - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
B. Barnett
L. Carhart
JP Kroschel
J. Ward (M)

And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac D
What made/makes you stop reading?
B. Barnett
T. Bogolub
N. Cowie
B. Fawcett (M)

4pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Signing Tables
Galen Dara Tracy Townsend Barbara Barnett
B. Barnett
G. Dara
T. Townsend

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac C
You've written your book/story now you need to promote it.
B. Barnett
K. Herkes
M. Mymudes (M)
R. Weber


J. Betts


Gaming Group Horror Stories - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From bad losers to rule wranglers share the stories of the people you may never let at your table again
J. Betts
R. Heinz (M)
J. Taylor

The Mouse that Roared Star Wars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?
J. Betts
D. Cozort
S. Mead
N. Silk (M)

Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)


M. Blake


All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest
G. Wolfe

9 pm Reading - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
9p Michael Blake
M. Blake


T. Bogolub


Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
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?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.
T. Bogolub (M)
J. DeVore
J. Taylor
R. Weber

And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac D
What made/makes you stop reading?
B. Barnett
T. Bogolub
N. Cowie
B. Fawcett (M)


W. Boyes


Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes

Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

Talking Tesla - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
Rocketman, electric cars, and giant tunnels. What cool things is Elon Musk doing this week?
W. Boyes (M)
J. Plaxco
B. Trembley

Don't Blow Off Steam - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
Steampunk is a very popular genre. Learn how steam systems work so you can add them to your writing without errors.
W. Boyes
M. Huston (M)

Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait

11 am Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Signing Tables
Gary Morgenstein Walt Boyes Alec Nevala-Lee
W. Boyes
G. Morganstein
A. Nevala-Lee

1 pm Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
1pm Natalie Silk 1:30p Walt Boyes
W. Boyes
N. Silk


K. Brown


Future Sight - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.
K. Brown
L. Darrow
P. Eisenstein
D. Fabi (M)

Crafts, Frivolous Hobbies or Post-Apocalyptic Survival Skill? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Some crafts could come in very handy should society fall.
K. Brown
J. DeVore (M)
M. Silver


S. Burke


Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

Writers Workshop Section 1 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

S. Burke (M)
R. Chwedyk
B. Fawcett

Como Estas? Translation Challenges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac D
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
S. Burke (M)
J. Cowan
J. Nye
A. Smith

Animal Type Casting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
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.
S. Burke
C. Gerrib (M)
M. Mymudes
R. Neumeier

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


L. Carhart


Shows That Jumped the Shark - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
B. Barnett
L. Carhart
JP Kroschel
J. Ward (M)

Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

Stranger Things - Netflix's Hit Series - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
How much more can happen in Hawkins Indiana before everyone just moves?
L. Carhart (M)
G. Dara


A. Cerney


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko


R. Chwedyk


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
D. T. Miller
J. Enge
A. Smith

Holding Wonder - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Zenna Henderson's The People stories. 35 years after her death a look at the stories and their symbolism
R. Chwedyk
D. Krause (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman

Writers Workshop Section 1 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

S. Burke (M)
R. Chwedyk
B. Fawcett

3pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Signing Tables
Dale Cozort Betty Ann Hull Richard Chwedyk
R. Chwedyk
D. Cozort
E. Hull

6p Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
6pm Tim Akers 6:30p Richard Chwedyk
T. Akers
R. Chwedyk

Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
K. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
R. Chwedyk
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver


R. Ciardullo


Meek to Mighty the Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Mrs. Frisby to Eywa a discussion regarding the role of the unlikely hero.
R. Ciardullo
M. Munro
J. Nye
J. Ward (M)

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver
K. Strait (M)

The New YA Award - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of the newest award category.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Ciardullo
K. Strait


A. Collier


Because That's How Grandma Did It - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
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?
A. Collier
F. Hunter
D. Murphy (M)

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
E. Hull
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)

Cross Culture Fairy Tales - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
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.
A. Collier
D. Fabi
D. Munro
P. Sayre McCoy (M)


J. Cowan


The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
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?
J. Cowan
V. Massetti (M)
D. Stein
A. Trembley

The Obligatory Star Trek Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?
J. Cowan
R. Granstaff (M)
M. Malnekoff
R. Weber

Como Estas? Translation Challenges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac D
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
S. Burke (M)
J. Cowan
J. Nye
A. Smith


N. Cowie


Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
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?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
E. Hull
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)

1pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Signing Tables
Bob Trembly Norm Cowie Donna J W Munro
N. Cowie
D. Munro
B. Trembley

And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac D
What made/makes you stop reading?
B. Barnett
T. Bogolub
N. Cowie
B. Fawcett (M)


L. Cox


Lauren Cox - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac A

L. Cox


D. Cozort


The Mouse that Roared Star Wars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?
J. Betts
D. Cozort
S. Mead
N. Silk (M)

3pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Signing Tables
Dale Cozort Betty Ann Hull Richard Chwedyk
R. Chwedyk
D. Cozort
E. Hull

9pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
9pm Dale Cozort 9:30pm Jonathan Ficke
D. Cozort
J. Ficke

I Never Learned That in History Class - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Alternate and secret histories
D. Cozort
D. Fabi (M)
P. Hahn
N. Silk


A. Dale


Andrea Dale - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac A

A. Dale

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
C. Ferraro
B. Letterman


G. Dara


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

I'm More Than Okay, I'm AMAZING and So Are You - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Body positivity and diversity represented in SciFi/Fantasy media and fandom
G. Dara (M)
B. Wallin

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

4pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Signing Tables
Galen Dara Tracy Townsend Barbara Barnett
B. Barnett
G. Dara
T. Townsend

Stranger Things - Netflix's Hit Series - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
How much more can happen in Hawkins Indiana before everyone just moves?
L. Carhart (M)
G. Dara

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


L. Darrow


Close Up Magic Show - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac B
Enjoy a demonstration of the art of close up magic.
L. Darrow (M)

Future Sight - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.
K. Brown
L. Darrow
P. Eisenstein
D. Fabi (M)

East Heroes vs. West Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac B
What are the differences between Eastern & Western hemisphere heroes?
L. Darrow (M)
B. Detzner

Hypno Show - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
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.
L. Darrow


B. Detzner


10am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Natalie Silk Brendan Detzner Phyllis Eisenstein Mindy Mymudes
B. Detzner
P. Eisenstein
M. Mymudes
N. Silk

Strange Museums in America - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
Mustard has a museum? Yes it does. Learn about the strange museums that are not as well known.
B. Detzner
D. Fabi
D. Krause (M)

East Heroes vs. West Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac B
What are the differences between Eastern & Western hemisphere heroes?
L. Darrow (M)
B. Detzner

10 am Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - 1631 (Reading Room)
10am Brendan Detzner 10:30am Rebecca Frencl
B. Detzner
R. Frencl

Fantasy Chicago - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
There are areas in Chicago that are weird enough to belong in fantasy novels.
B. Detzner (M)
J. Nikitow


J. DeVore


Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.
T. Bogolub (M)
J. DeVore
J. Taylor
R. Weber

Crafts, Frivolous Hobbies or Post-Apocalyptic Survival Skill? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Some crafts could come in very handy should society fall.
K. Brown
J. DeVore (M)
M. Silver

We WILL NOT Go Back!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
With the ever changing cultural climate, why do we feel like we must hide our changing sexuality again?
J. DeVore
R. Granstaff
D. Murphy (M)


E. Distad


The Faithful Sidekicks - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad

Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
C. Ferraro
B. Letterman

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen


J. Distad


The Faithful Sidekicks - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad

Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
C. Ferraro
B. Letterman

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen


P. Eisenstein


All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest
G. Wolfe

Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes

10am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Natalie Silk Brendan Detzner Phyllis Eisenstein Mindy Mymudes
B. Detzner
P. Eisenstein
M. Mymudes
N. Silk

3pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
3pm Phyllis Eisenstein 3:30pm Jody Lynn-Nye
P. Eisenstein
J. Nye

Future Sight - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.
K. Brown
L. Darrow
P. Eisenstein
D. Fabi (M)


L. Erlick


The Reluctant Hero - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.
L. Erlick
C. Gerrib (M)
P. Panek
J. Phillips

8pm Reading - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
8p Lance Erlick
L. Erlick

"I Have Got to Get Me One of These!!!" - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom A
Which SciFi fantasy vehicle do you want?
C. Barkley (M)
L. Erlick

12pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Lance Erlick Eric Flint
L. Erlick
E. Flint

If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
L. Erlick
T. Jens
N. Litherland (M)
T. Townsend


D. Fabi


11am Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
11am Dexter Fabi 11:30am Steven Silver
D. Fabi
S. Silver

Strange Museums in America - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
Mustard has a museum? Yes it does. Learn about the strange museums that are not as well known.
B. Detzner
D. Fabi
D. Krause (M)

Future Sight - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.
K. Brown
L. Darrow
P. Eisenstein
D. Fabi (M)

I Never Learned That in History Class - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Alternate and secret histories
D. Cozort
D. Fabi (M)
P. Hahn
N. Silk

Cross Culture Fairy Tales - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
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.
A. Collier
D. Fabi
D. Munro
P. Sayre McCoy (M)


B. Fawcett


Writers Workshop Section 1 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

S. Burke (M)
R. Chwedyk
B. Fawcett

And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac D
What made/makes you stop reading?
B. Barnett
T. Bogolub
N. Cowie
B. Fawcett (M)

Dragon Awards - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac B

B. Fawcett
E. Flint (M)

Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?
B. Fawcett
C. Gerrib
M. Mascari (M)
R. Neumeier
G. Wolfe


C. Ferraro


Barisha Letterman & Carol Ferraro - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac A

C. Ferraro
B. Letterman

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
C. Ferraro
B. Letterman


J. Ficke


Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

Location, Location, Location - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom H
Where to set your story and how to research the location.
J. Ficke
F. Hunter
M. Huston
J. Nye (M)

9pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
9pm Dale Cozort 9:30pm Jonathan Ficke
D. Cozort
J. Ficke


E. Flint


12pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Lance Erlick Eric Flint
L. Erlick
E. Flint

No Guns, No Ninja, No Problem! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Can you write a successful action/adventure story without your protagonist being proficient with weapons or martial arts?
E. Flint (M)
C. Ott
N. Silk

Dragon Awards - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac B

B. Fawcett
E. Flint (M)

7pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
7pm Eric Flint 7:30pm Tracy Townsend
E. Flint
T. Townsend

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver
K. Strait (M)


R. Frencl


11am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rebecca Frencl Paul Dale Anderson
P. Anderson
R. Frencl

10 am Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - 1631 (Reading Room)
10am Brendan Detzner 10:30am Rebecca Frencl
B. Detzner
R. Frencl


A. Galas


Trinary - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac A

A. Galas
S. Weiner


R. Garfinkle


Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
K. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)


C. Gerrib


The Reluctant Hero - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.
L. Erlick
C. Gerrib (M)
P. Panek
J. Phillips

Wakanda Forever - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac C
a discussion of African American cinema
C. Barkley (M)
C. Gerrib

ESP in Fiction - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are we so fascinated by the possibility? Do we want to be more than human?
C. Gerrib (M)
T. Jens
A. Nevala-Lee

Writers Workshop Section 2 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC - Room 1612

C. Gerrib
E. Hull
D. T. Miller

2pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
2pm Chris Gerrib 2:30pm Betty Ann Hull
C. Gerrib
E. Hull

Animal Type Casting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
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.
S. Burke
C. Gerrib (M)
M. Mymudes
R. Neumeier

Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?
C. Gerrib
A. Komins
T. Townsend
A. Trembley (M)

Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?
B. Fawcett
C. Gerrib
M. Mascari (M)
R. Neumeier
G. Wolfe


B. Good


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko


R. Granstaff


The Obligatory Star Trek Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?
J. Cowan
R. Granstaff (M)
M. Malnekoff
R. Weber

We WILL NOT Go Back!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
With the ever changing cultural climate, why do we feel like we must hide our changing sexuality again?
J. DeVore
R. Granstaff
D. Murphy (M)


J. Guggenheim


With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe

Which Witch is Yours? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
The changing face of witches through the ages.
P. Anderson (M)
J. Guggenheim
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes

Guilty Pleasures - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
We all have them. It could be a drugstore book or a cheesy movie. Let's admit it and share them out loud!
J. Guggenheim (M)
K. Herkes
K. Roche


gundo


Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen


P. Hahn


Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes

Does DC Stand for Dark Comic? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are the DC comic movies so much darker and less humorous than their Marvel counterparts?
P. Hahn
M. Munro
T. Smith (M)

Were Dragons Real? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?
P. Hahn
R. Neumeier
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
W.A. Tomasson

Streaming Services the New Movie/TV studios - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
We are no longer limited by the big Hollywood studios. How the changes in the way we watch has affected the things we watch.
P. Hahn
C. Johns
N. Litherland
S. Mead (M)

I Never Learned That in History Class - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Alternate and secret histories
D. Cozort
D. Fabi (M)
P. Hahn
N. Silk


R. Heinz


Gaming Group Horror Stories - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From bad losers to rule wranglers share the stories of the people you may never let at your table again
J. Betts
R. Heinz (M)
J. Taylor

Storytellers Guide to Not Sucking - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
T. Akers
R. Heinz (M)

5pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
5pm Rochelle Weber 5:30pm Rick Heinz
R. Heinz
R. Weber

10 am Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Rick Heinz
R. Heinz


K. Herkes


Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes

12pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
12pm Dierdre Murphy 12:30pm Karen Herkes
K. Herkes
D. Murphy

Guilty Pleasures - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
We all have them. It could be a drugstore book or a cheesy movie. Let's admit it and share them out loud!
J. Guggenheim (M)
K. Herkes
K. Roche

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac C
You've written your book/story now you need to promote it.
B. Barnett
K. Herkes
M. Mymudes (M)
R. Weber


B. Higgins


Commercial Asteroid Mining - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Is this feasible? How cost effective would it be?
B. Higgins
J. Plaxco (M)
B. Trembley

Science Fiction Pulp Art - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
Magazines in the first half of the 20th century were printed on cheap "pulp" paper, but the artwork (in some cases) are classic.
B. Higgins
A. Nevala-Lee (M)
M. Resnick

Beyond Firefly - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience
B. Higgins
M. Riley
S. Silver (M)
D. Stein

We Spy in Peace? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Is there life elsewhere in the universe? And do we have the right to spy on them?
B. Higgins (M)
S. Mead
J. Plaxco


D. Hirsch


Phandemonium Book Discussion - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - ISFiC Suite
We are reading the Hugo winner: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
D. Hirsch (M)


C. Horne


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko

Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)


E. Hull


Writers Workshop Section 2 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC - Room 1612

C. Gerrib
E. Hull
D. T. Miller

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
E. Hull
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)

Diversity in SciFi/Fantasy - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
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.
E. Hull (M)
G. Morganstein
P. Panek

2pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
2pm Chris Gerrib 2:30pm Betty Ann Hull
C. Gerrib
E. Hull

3pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Signing Tables
Dale Cozort Betty Ann Hull Richard Chwedyk
R. Chwedyk
D. Cozort
E. Hull

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
R. Chwedyk
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver


F. Hunter


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

Location, Location, Location - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom H
Where to set your story and how to research the location.
J. Ficke
F. Hunter
M. Huston
J. Nye (M)

Because That's How Grandma Did It - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
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?
A. Collier
F. Hunter
D. Murphy (M)

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

The Obligatory Vampire Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
From Abraham Van Helsing to Jane Yellowrock the changing faces of the vampire hunters.
P. Anderson
F. Hunter (M)
N. Litherland
A. Smith

2pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Signing Tables
Jody Lynn-Nye Mike Resnick Faith Hunter
F. Hunter
J. Nye
M. Resnick

Which Witch is Yours? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
The changing face of witches through the ages.
P. Anderson (M)
J. Guggenheim
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes

11 am Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - TBD
11am Faith Hunter 11:30a Mindy Mymudes
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


M. Huston


All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest
G. Wolfe

Location, Location, Location - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom H
Where to set your story and how to research the location.
J. Ficke
F. Hunter
M. Huston
J. Nye (M)

Don't Blow Off Steam - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
Steampunk is a very popular genre. Learn how steam systems work so you can add them to your writing without errors.
W. Boyes
M. Huston (M)

1pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
1pm Mark Huston 1:30pm Tina Jens
M. Huston
T. Jens


T. Jens


Flash Fiction For Fun & Profit - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Lilac C
How to write it. Where to send it What makes it a special way to hone your writing skills.
T. Jens
F. Salvatini (M)

Alternate Humans - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Writing differently able characters
T. Jens
W.A. Tomasson (M)

ESP in Fiction - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are we so fascinated by the possibility? Do we want to be more than human?
C. Gerrib (M)
T. Jens
A. Nevala-Lee

1pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
1pm Mark Huston 1:30pm Tina Jens
M. Huston
T. Jens

If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
L. Erlick
T. Jens
N. Litherland (M)
T. Townsend


C. Johns


Chicago SF Book Club - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
This year we will be discussing Shards of Honor" and "Barrayar" by Lois McMaster Bujold
C. Johns
W.A. Tomasson (M)

Streaming Services the New Movie/TV studios - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
We are no longer limited by the big Hollywood studios. How the changes in the way we watch has affected the things we watch.
P. Hahn
C. Johns
N. Litherland
S. Mead (M)

Modern Prison Break - Our Need to Escape? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Escape rooms are very popular. Do they fill a need we have to escape?
B. Armbruster
C. Johns (M)
M. Riley


T. Johnson


10am Readings - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - 1631 (Reading Room)
10am Toni Johnson 10:30am Charles Ott
T. Johnson
C. Ott

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
E. Hull
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)


A. Komins


Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?
C. Gerrib
A. Komins
T. Townsend
A. Trembley (M)


C. Koterba


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


D. Krause


American Maj Jong - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
An introduction to American Maj Jong
D. Krause (M)

Holding Wonder - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Zenna Henderson's The People stories. 35 years after her death a look at the stories and their symbolism
R. Chwedyk
D. Krause (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman

Strange Museums in America - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
Mustard has a museum? Yes it does. Learn about the strange museums that are not as well known.
B. Detzner
D. Fabi
D. Krause (M)

Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)


JP Kroschel


Shows That Jumped the Shark - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
B. Barnett
L. Carhart
JP Kroschel
J. Ward (M)

The Changing Disney Princess - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac D
No longer waiting to be saved. The Disney Princess has changed from damsel in distress to Girl Power!
JP Kroschel
M. Munro
R. Weber (M)

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)


B. Letterman


Barisha Letterman & Carol Ferraro - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac A

C. Ferraro
B. Letterman

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
C. Ferraro
B. Letterman


N. Litherland


Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

The Obligatory Vampire Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
From Abraham Van Helsing to Jane Yellowrock the changing faces of the vampire hunters.
P. Anderson
F. Hunter (M)
N. Litherland
A. Smith

8p Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
8pm Neal Litherland 8:30pm Alec Nevala-Lee
N. Litherland
A. Nevala-Lee

Streaming Services the New Movie/TV studios - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
We are no longer limited by the big Hollywood studios. How the changes in the way we watch has affected the things we watch.
P. Hahn
C. Johns
N. Litherland
S. Mead (M)

12 pm Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rochelle Weber Tim Akers Neil Litherland
T. Akers
N. Litherland
R. Weber

If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
L. Erlick
T. Jens
N. Litherland (M)
T. Townsend


B. Lyn-Waitsman


Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

Holding Wonder - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Zenna Henderson's The People stories. 35 years after her death a look at the stories and their symbolism
R. Chwedyk
D. Krause (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman

SyFy Channel - Enough is Enough (An Interactive Panel) - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
Tired of Sharknado, Space Twister, etc.? Join in the fun as we attempt to create our own SyFy Channel type movie.
B. Lyn-Waitsman
V. Massetti (M)
G. Morganstein
F. Salvatini


T. Machtemes


Cannabis Cures - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
As more states legalize marijuana, there is an increasing amount of evidence (both scientific & anecdotal) that weed has many healthful benefits.
T. Machtemes
J. Taylor (M)

Podcasting 101 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom H
A beginners guide to podcasting
T. Machtemes
M. Mascari
K. Sonney (M)

You're My Con Friend - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
No they weren't in prison. But you only seem to talk to them at or about conventions. The phenomena of the con friendship.
B. Armbruster
T. Machtemes
S. Weiner (M)


M. Malnekoff


The Obligatory Star Trek Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?
J. Cowan
R. Granstaff (M)
M. Malnekoff
R. Weber

The Masquerade Show - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Join the fun as we strut our stuff for you and the judges.
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)


M. Mascari


Podcasting 101 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom H
A beginners guide to podcasting
T. Machtemes
M. Mascari
K. Sonney (M)

Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?
B. Fawcett
C. Gerrib
M. Mascari (M)
R. Neumeier
G. Wolfe


V. Massetti


The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
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?
J. Cowan
V. Massetti (M)
D. Stein
A. Trembley

SyFy Channel - Enough is Enough (An Interactive Panel) - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
Tired of Sharknado, Space Twister, etc.? Join in the fun as we attempt to create our own SyFy Channel type movie.
B. Lyn-Waitsman
V. Massetti (M)
G. Morganstein
F. Salvatini


J. McDaid


John McDaid - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

J. McDaid

Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen


C. McManamon


Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen


S. Mead


The Mouse that Roared Star Wars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?
J. Betts
D. Cozort
S. Mead
N. Silk (M)

Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

Streaming Services the New Movie/TV studios - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
We are no longer limited by the big Hollywood studios. How the changes in the way we watch has affected the things we watch.
P. Hahn
C. Johns
N. Litherland
S. Mead (M)

We Spy in Peace? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Is there life elsewhere in the universe? And do we have the right to spy on them?
B. Higgins (M)
S. Mead
J. Plaxco


J. Midkiff


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

Intro to Music Theory - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac A
Learn or review the basics to understand, appreciate, and create music in a new way. We promise it's painless!
J. Midkiff (M)

Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
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.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

GoH Concert - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

J. Midkiff
To Be Announced

Theme Circle - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac A
Songs About Heroes
J. Midkiff (M)

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


D. T. Miller


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
D. T. Miller
J. Enge
A. Smith

Writers Workshop Section 2 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC - Room 1612

C. Gerrib
E. Hull
D. T. Miller


K. Miller


Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
K. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)


G. Morganstein


And Now for Something Completely Different - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of unique and unusual genres in SciFi, graphic novels and comics.
G. Morganstein (M)
N. Rest
M. Riley

SyFy Channel - Enough is Enough (An Interactive Panel) - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
Tired of Sharknado, Space Twister, etc.? Join in the fun as we attempt to create our own SyFy Channel type movie.
B. Lyn-Waitsman
V. Massetti (M)
G. Morganstein
F. Salvatini

Diversity in SciFi/Fantasy - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
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.
E. Hull (M)
G. Morganstein
P. Panek

11 am Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Signing Tables
Gary Morgenstein Walt Boyes Alec Nevala-Lee
W. Boyes
G. Morganstein
A. Nevala-Lee

12 pm Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
12pm Mike Resnick 12:30pm Gary Morgenstein
G. Morganstein
M. Resnick


D. Munro


6pm Reading - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - TBD
6p James Enge 6:30p Donna Munro
D. Munro
J. Enge

Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
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?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
E. Hull
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)

1pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Signing Tables
Bob Trembly Norm Cowie Donna J W Munro
N. Cowie
D. Munro
B. Trembley

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
R. Chwedyk
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver

Cross Culture Fairy Tales - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
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.
A. Collier
D. Fabi
D. Munro
P. Sayre McCoy (M)


M. Munro


Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

The Changing Disney Princess - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac D
No longer waiting to be saved. The Disney Princess has changed from damsel in distress to Girl Power!
JP Kroschel
M. Munro
R. Weber (M)

Meek to Mighty the Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Mrs. Frisby to Eywa a discussion regarding the role of the unlikely hero.
R. Ciardullo
M. Munro
J. Nye
J. Ward (M)

Does DC Stand for Dark Comic? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are the DC comic movies so much darker and less humorous than their Marvel counterparts?
P. Hahn
M. Munro
T. Smith (M)


D. Murphy


Because That's How Grandma Did It - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
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?
A. Collier
F. Hunter
D. Murphy (M)

12pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
12pm Dierdre Murphy 12:30pm Karen Herkes
K. Herkes
D. Murphy

We WILL NOT Go Back!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
With the ever changing cultural climate, why do we feel like we must hide our changing sexuality again?
J. DeVore
R. Granstaff
D. Murphy (M)


M. Mymudes


10am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Natalie Silk Brendan Detzner Phyllis Eisenstein Mindy Mymudes
B. Detzner
P. Eisenstein
M. Mymudes
N. Silk

Which Witch is Yours? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
The changing face of witches through the ages.
P. Anderson (M)
J. Guggenheim
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac C
You've written your book/story now you need to promote it.
B. Barnett
K. Herkes
M. Mymudes (M)
R. Weber

Animal Type Casting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
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.
S. Burke
C. Gerrib (M)
M. Mymudes
R. Neumeier

11 am Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - TBD
11am Faith Hunter 11:30a Mindy Mymudes
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes


J. Neerenberg


Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen


R. Neumeier


Animal Type Casting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
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.
S. Burke
C. Gerrib (M)
M. Mymudes
R. Neumeier

Were Dragons Real? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?
P. Hahn
R. Neumeier
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
W.A. Tomasson

Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?
B. Fawcett
C. Gerrib
M. Mascari (M)
R. Neumeier
G. Wolfe


A. Nevala-Lee


Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

ESP in Fiction - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are we so fascinated by the possibility? Do we want to be more than human?
C. Gerrib (M)
T. Jens
A. Nevala-Lee

Science Fiction Pulp Art - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
Magazines in the first half of the 20th century were printed on cheap "pulp" paper, but the artwork (in some cases) are classic.
B. Higgins
A. Nevala-Lee (M)
M. Resnick

8p Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
8pm Neal Litherland 8:30pm Alec Nevala-Lee
N. Litherland
A. Nevala-Lee

11 am Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Signing Tables
Gary Morgenstein Walt Boyes Alec Nevala-Lee
W. Boyes
G. Morganstein
A. Nevala-Lee


J. Nikitow


Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
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?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

Fantasy Chicago - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
There are areas in Chicago that are weird enough to belong in fantasy novels.
B. Detzner (M)
J. Nikitow


M. Nixon


Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen


J. Nye


Location, Location, Location - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom H
Where to set your story and how to research the location.
J. Ficke
F. Hunter
M. Huston
J. Nye (M)

Meek to Mighty the Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Mrs. Frisby to Eywa a discussion regarding the role of the unlikely hero.
R. Ciardullo
M. Munro
J. Nye
J. Ward (M)

2pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Signing Tables
Jody Lynn-Nye Mike Resnick Faith Hunter
F. Hunter
J. Nye
M. Resnick

3pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
3pm Phyllis Eisenstein 3:30pm Jody Lynn-Nye
P. Eisenstein
J. Nye

Como Estas? Translation Challenges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac D
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
S. Burke (M)
J. Cowan
J. Nye
A. Smith

Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
K. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)


C. Ott


10am Readings - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - 1631 (Reading Room)
10am Toni Johnson 10:30am Charles Ott
T. Johnson
C. Ott

No Guns, No Ninja, No Problem! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Can you write a successful action/adventure story without your protagonist being proficient with weapons or martial arts?
E. Flint (M)
C. Ott
N. Silk


P. Panek


The Reluctant Hero - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.
L. Erlick
C. Gerrib (M)
P. Panek
J. Phillips

Diversity in SciFi/Fantasy - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
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.
E. Hull (M)
G. Morganstein
P. Panek


L. Parchomenko


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko


B. Passovoy


Dorsai Irregulars - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B

B. Passovoy
K. Sonney

Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)


J. Enge


6pm Reading - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - TBD
6p James Enge 6:30p Donna Munro
D. Munro
J. Enge

Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
D. T. Miller
J. Enge
A. Smith


J. Phillips


The Reluctant Hero - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.
L. Erlick
C. Gerrib (M)
P. Panek
J. Phillips

The Obligatory Doctor Who panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac C
How has the show changed since he became a she?
J. Phillips
J. Ward (M)

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


J. Plaxco


Talking Tesla - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
Rocketman, electric cars, and giant tunnels. What cool things is Elon Musk doing this week?
W. Boyes (M)
J. Plaxco
B. Trembley

Commercial Asteroid Mining - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Is this feasible? How cost effective would it be?
B. Higgins
J. Plaxco (M)
B. Trembley

Planet Earth as Art: The View From Space - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac C
A slide show of remote sensing images of the Earth primarily pulled from the Landstat 8 mission.
J. Plaxco (M)

The Future of Human Space Exploration - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac C
Provides an overview of key developments in the history of commercial space and speculates on what the future may bring.
J. Plaxco (M)

We Spy in Peace? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Is there life elsewhere in the universe? And do we have the right to spy on them?
B. Higgins (M)
S. Mead
J. Plaxco


D. Rantanen


David Rantanen - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac A

D. Rantanen

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen


Raven


Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven


M. Resnick


With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe

Science Fiction Pulp Art - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
Magazines in the first half of the 20th century were printed on cheap "pulp" paper, but the artwork (in some cases) are classic.
B. Higgins
A. Nevala-Lee (M)
M. Resnick

2pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Signing Tables
Jody Lynn-Nye Mike Resnick Faith Hunter
F. Hunter
J. Nye
M. Resnick

12 pm Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
12pm Mike Resnick 12:30pm Gary Morgenstein
G. Morganstein
M. Resnick


N. Rest


And Now for Something Completely Different - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of unique and unusual genres in SciFi, graphic novels and comics.
G. Morganstein (M)
N. Rest
M. Riley

All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest
G. Wolfe

Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait


M. Riley


And Now for Something Completely Different - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of unique and unusual genres in SciFi, graphic novels and comics.
G. Morganstein (M)
N. Rest
M. Riley

Beyond Firefly - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience
B. Higgins
M. Riley
S. Silver (M)
D. Stein

Modern Prison Break - Our Need to Escape? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Escape rooms are very popular. Do they fill a need we have to escape?
B. Armbruster
C. Johns (M)
M. Riley


K. Roche


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

Guilty Pleasures - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
We all have them. It could be a drugstore book or a cheesy movie. Let's admit it and share them out loud!
J. Guggenheim (M)
K. Herkes
K. Roche

Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait

The Masquerade Show - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Join the fun as we strut our stuff for you and the judges.
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

Intro to Quantum Computing and IBM Q - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
Join Kevin Roche as he describes the intricacies of quantum computing and IBM Q.
K. Roche (M)

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


F. Salvatini


Flash Fiction For Fun & Profit - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Lilac C
How to write it. Where to send it What makes it a special way to hone your writing skills.
T. Jens
F. Salvatini (M)

SyFy Channel - Enough is Enough (An Interactive Panel) - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
Tired of Sharknado, Space Twister, etc.? Join in the fun as we attempt to create our own SyFy Channel type movie.
B. Lyn-Waitsman
V. Massetti (M)
G. Morganstein
F. Salvatini

With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe


P. Sayre McCoy


With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe

Were Dragons Real? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?
P. Hahn
R. Neumeier
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
W.A. Tomasson

Cross Culture Fairy Tales - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
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.
A. Collier
D. Fabi
D. Munro
P. Sayre McCoy (M)


N. Silk


The Mouse that Roared Star Wars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?
J. Betts
D. Cozort
S. Mead
N. Silk (M)

10am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Natalie Silk Brendan Detzner Phyllis Eisenstein Mindy Mymudes
B. Detzner
P. Eisenstein
M. Mymudes
N. Silk

No Guns, No Ninja, No Problem! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Can you write a successful action/adventure story without your protagonist being proficient with weapons or martial arts?
E. Flint (M)
C. Ott
N. Silk

I Never Learned That in History Class - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Alternate and secret histories
D. Cozort
D. Fabi (M)
P. Hahn
N. Silk

1 pm Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
1pm Natalie Silk 1:30p Walt Boyes
W. Boyes
N. Silk


M. Silver


Worlds of Magic - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac C
a comparison of various types and styles of magic in today's media.
T. Akers
M. Silver
T. Townsend (M)

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

Crafts, Frivolous Hobbies or Post-Apocalyptic Survival Skill? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Some crafts could come in very handy should society fall.
K. Brown
J. DeVore (M)
M. Silver


S. Silver


11am Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
11am Dexter Fabi 11:30am Steven Silver
D. Fabi
S. Silver

ISFIC Board Meeting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

S. Silver

Beyond Firefly - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience
B. Higgins
M. Riley
S. Silver (M)
D. Stein

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver
K. Strait (M)

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
R. Chwedyk
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver


A. Smith


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
D. T. Miller
J. Enge
A. Smith

The Obligatory Vampire Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
From Abraham Van Helsing to Jane Yellowrock the changing faces of the vampire hunters.
P. Anderson
F. Hunter (M)
N. Litherland
A. Smith

Como Estas? Translation Challenges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac D
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
S. Burke (M)
J. Cowan
J. Nye
A. Smith


T. Smith


Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

Tom Smith - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

T. Smith

Does DC Stand for Dark Comic? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are the DC comic movies so much darker and less humorous than their Marvel counterparts?
P. Hahn
M. Munro
T. Smith (M)


K. Sonney


Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

Dorsai Irregulars - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B

B. Passovoy
K. Sonney

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

Productivity Alchemy Live - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Lilac C
Live recording of an episode of Productivity Alchemy Podcast
K. Sonney (M)

Podcasting 101 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom H
A beginners guide to podcasting
T. Machtemes
M. Mascari
K. Sonney (M)


D. Stein


The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
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?
J. Cowan
V. Massetti (M)
D. Stein
A. Trembley

Beyond Firefly - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience
B. Higgins
M. Riley
S. Silver (M)
D. Stein

Once Upon A Time I Was Drunk @ a Con Party - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac C
Tales from parties gone by
D. Stein
J. Stockman (M)


J. Stockman


Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?
J. Stockman (M)
J. Taylor
T. Townsend
A. Trembley

Once Upon A Time I Was Drunk @ a Con Party - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac C
Tales from parties gone by
D. Stein
J. Stockman (M)

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


K. Strait


Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver
K. Strait (M)

The New YA Award - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of the newest award category.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Ciardullo
K. Strait


J. Taylor


Gaming Group Horror Stories - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From bad losers to rule wranglers share the stories of the people you may never let at your table again
J. Betts
R. Heinz (M)
J. Taylor

Cannabis Cures - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
As more states legalize marijuana, there is an increasing amount of evidence (both scientific & anecdotal) that weed has many healthful benefits.
T. Machtemes
J. Taylor (M)

Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?
J. Stockman (M)
J. Taylor
T. Townsend
A. Trembley

Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.
T. Bogolub (M)
J. DeVore
J. Taylor
R. Weber

4pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
4pm Jason Taylor 4:30pm Paul Dale Anderson
P. Anderson
J. Taylor


To Be Announced


GoH Concert - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

J. Midkiff
To Be Announced


T. Thoelcke


Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
K. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)


W.A. Tomasson


Alternate Humans - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Writing differently able characters
T. Jens
W.A. Tomasson (M)

Chicago SF Book Club - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
This year we will be discussing Shards of Honor" and "Barrayar" by Lois McMaster Bujold
C. Johns
W.A. Tomasson (M)

Were Dragons Real? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Grand Ballroom G
Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?
P. Hahn
R. Neumeier
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
W.A. Tomasson

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


T. Townsend


Worlds of Magic - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac C
a comparison of various types and styles of magic in today's media.
T. Akers
M. Silver
T. Townsend (M)

Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?
J. Stockman (M)
J. Taylor
T. Townsend
A. Trembley

4pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Signing Tables
Galen Dara Tracy Townsend Barbara Barnett
B. Barnett
G. Dara
T. Townsend

7pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
7pm Eric Flint 7:30pm Tracy Townsend
E. Flint
T. Townsend

Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?
C. Gerrib
A. Komins
T. Townsend
A. Trembley (M)

If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
L. Erlick
T. Jens
N. Litherland (M)
T. Townsend


A. Trembley


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
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?
J. Cowan
V. Massetti (M)
D. Stein
A. Trembley

Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?
J. Stockman (M)
J. Taylor
T. Townsend
A. Trembley

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

The Masquerade Show - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Join the fun as we strut our stuff for you and the judges.
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?
C. Gerrib
A. Komins
T. Townsend
A. Trembley (M)

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


B. Trembley


Talking Tesla - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
Rocketman, electric cars, and giant tunnels. What cool things is Elon Musk doing this week?
W. Boyes (M)
J. Plaxco
B. Trembley

Commercial Asteroid Mining - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Is this feasible? How cost effective would it be?
B. Higgins
J. Plaxco (M)
B. Trembley

1pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Signing Tables
Bob Trembly Norm Cowie Donna J W Munro
N. Cowie
D. Munro
B. Trembley


B. Wallin


I'm More Than Okay, I'm AMAZING and So Are You - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Body positivity and diversity represented in SciFi/Fantasy media and fandom
G. Dara (M)
B. Wallin


J. Ward


Shows That Jumped the Shark - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac D
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.
B. Barnett
L. Carhart
JP Kroschel
J. Ward (M)

Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
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.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

The Obligatory Doctor Who panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac C
How has the show changed since he became a she?
J. Phillips
J. Ward (M)

Meek to Mighty the Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
From Mrs. Frisby to Eywa a discussion regarding the role of the unlikely hero.
R. Ciardullo
M. Munro
J. Nye
J. Ward (M)


R. Weber


The Changing Disney Princess - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac D
No longer waiting to be saved. The Disney Princess has changed from damsel in distress to Girl Power!
JP Kroschel
M. Munro
R. Weber (M)

Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.
T. Bogolub (M)
J. DeVore
J. Taylor
R. Weber

The Obligatory Star Trek Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?
J. Cowan
R. Granstaff (M)
M. Malnekoff
R. Weber

5pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
5pm Rochelle Weber 5:30pm Rick Heinz
R. Heinz
R. Weber

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac C
You've written your book/story now you need to promote it.
B. Barnett
K. Herkes
M. Mymudes (M)
R. Weber

12 pm Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rochelle Weber Tim Akers Neil Litherland
T. Akers
N. Litherland
R. Weber


S. Weiner


Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

Trinary - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac A

A. Galas
S. Weiner

You're My Con Friend - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
No they weren't in prison. But you only seem to talk to them at or about conventions. The phenomena of the con friendship.
B. Armbruster
T. Machtemes
S. Weiner (M)


G. Wolfe


All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest
G. Wolfe

With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe

Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Grand Ballroom G
The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?
B. Fawcett
C. Gerrib
M. Mascari (M)
R. Neumeier
G. Wolfe