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le Philcon Schedule

Philcon schedules are in. I've been drafted for five panels.

Fri 8:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
COZY CATASTROPHE VERSUS MISERY PORN (486)

    [Panelists: Gail Z. Martin (mod), Bernie Mojzes, Jay Smith]

    Both extremes, the cozy catastrophe reads like a kind of picnic in
    the midst of disaster
    and the misery porn which just wallows in sorrow seem equally
    dishonest.
    
    How do we deal with this difficult subject without cheapening it?


Sat 3:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
THE AVOIDABLE CLICHES OF STEAM PUNK (477)

    [Panelists: Jared Axelrod (mod), Jeff Mach, Victoria Janssen, Bernie
    Mojzes]

    As this sub-genre has crystallized, what are the elements we see too
    much of


Sat 4:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
HOW REAL WORLD INVENTIONS HAVE INFLUENCED SCIENCE FICTION (513)

    [Panelists: Glenn Hauman (mod), Tom Purdom, Andre Lieven, Bernie
    Mojzes, Linda Bushyager]

    Science fiction has not always had a great track record of
    anticipating technological advances. Sometimes an invention has to
    show up in the
    real world before science fiction writers begin to write about it.
    Then what happens?


Sun 1:00 PM in Plaza I (One) (1 hour)
WHAT WE HAVE SWIPED FROM PHILIP K. DICK (515)

    [Panelists: David Louis Edelman (mod), Andrew Breslin, Gregory
    Frost, Bernie Mojzes]

    Authors describe the influence of Philip K. Dick on their work


Sun 3:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
KILLING GOD IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN. (492)

    [Panelists: C.J. Henderson (mod), Emily Tullis, Bernie Mojzes]

    Philip Pullman as an anti-C.S. Lewis. Exploring the works of this
    very popular and very subversive writer for young people



All in all an interesting lineup.

A bundle of raw-silk-bound Evil Gazebos should be showing up Thursday. (Thanks, Jess!) Come see/touch/(buy!) the pretty books in the dealer's room.
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