Sat 10:00 AM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
HOLLOW EARTHS, ETHEREAL SPACE, AND OTHER OBSOLETE NOTIONS (803)
[Panelists: Bernie Mojzes (mod), Walter F. Cuirle, Mary Spila,
Andrew C. Murphy]
Some scientific theories, and science fiction ideas, just seem to be
popular for a while, then fade over time. Isn't it fun to revive
them? Isn't this what "Steampunk" is all about?
Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
WHAT IF WE LOST THE INTERNET? (801)
[Panelists: Nathan Lilly (mod), Bernie Mojzes, Sally Wiener Grotta,
Today we rely on the internet for everything from research, to
shopping, to banking, to basic communication. But what would we do
if, suddenly, it went away? Would civilization collapse or just
drop back to the level of 1980?
Sun 2:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
THE USE OF DREAMS IN FANTASY (855)
[Panelists: Bernie Mojzes (mod), Ariel Cinii, Shira Lipkin, Lisa
Padol, Roberta Rogow]
How can writers incorporate dreams into stories? And how can a
writer's own dreams can be a source of original story material?