LoneStarCon 2 Program Index: Monday

Thursday* * Friday* * Saturday* * Sunday* * Monday


Mo0001rw-alamo.cOpen Gaming
Play any game you want to bring -- cards, roleplaying games, boardgames. And be sure to look in on continuous demonstrations of the new Portal introductory set for Magic: The Gathering (run by Wizards of the Coast) and the Middle-Earth trading card game (Iron Crown Enterprises).

Marriott Riverwalk Alamo Ballroom Sec. C 12:01AM-2:51PM

Mo0800rc-12Continental Science Fiction Assn. Meeting

Marriott Rivercenter Room 12 8:00AM-9:50AM
Robert E. Sacks (M)

Mo1000cc-202Showcase-Michael Flynn Reading

Convention Center Room 202 10:00AM-10:25AM
Michael F. Flynn (M)

Mo1000cc-203Kids' Art Class: Make Ojo-de-Dios

Convention Center Room 203 10:00AM-10:50AM
Sherlock (M)

Mo1000cc-204For Kids: Creative Writing

Convention Center Room 204 10:00AM-10:50AM
Rob Chilson, Vera Nazarian

Mo1000cc-205The New Shows: Will we love them or hate them?

Convention Center Room 205 10:00AM-10:50AM
Jerrie Marchand, Glen Oliver, Herbie J. Pilato (M), Tony Steele

Mo1000cc-206Showcase-Mary Rosenblum Reading

Convention Center Room 206 10:00AM-10:25AM
Mary Rosenblum (M)

Mo1000cc-207Masquerade Debriefing

Convention Center Room 207 10:00AM-11:50AM
Peggy Kennedy (M)

Mo1000cc-208Slide Show: The Development of SF
Dave Kyle uses slides of origianl publications and other material to tell about what attracted the first fans.

Convention Center Room 208 10:00AM-10:50AM
Dave Kyle

Mo1000cc-209Artist Workshop on Anodizing
Jewelry guaranteed to get a reaction! Anodizing the reactive metals. Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 209 10:00AM-11:50AM
Angela Jones (M)

Mo1000cc-centroWhat it means to be civilized

Convention Center Centro 10:00AM-10:50AM
James Brunet, Linda J. Dunn, Eileen Gunn


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 10:00AM-10:50AM
Scott Edelman, Richard Gilliam, James C. Glass, David G. Hartwell, Mike Moscoe

Mo1000cc-fiesta.aJacking In: Direct neural interfaces
What would it be like to have a mental link with a computer, or computer enhanced memory or senses. how much do we need to learn about the brain before such things become possible. biologists have already shown that they can make direct connections between nerve cells and electronic circuts. Technology is rapidly moving in this direction. how expensive would it be, and how many people would have it done?

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
Pat Cadigan, Susan Smith (M)

Mo1000cc-fiesta.bFinding Time to Write

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
Michael Capobianco, Phyllis Eisenstein, Thomas K. Martin, Frederik Pohl (M)

Mo1000cc-fiesta.eWSFS Main Business Meeting 3
Open to all convention members.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 10:00AM-11:50AM
Don Eastlake III (M), Zanne Labonville, Kevin Standlee

Mo1000cc-patio.aShowcase-Allan Cole Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 10:00AM-10:25AM
Allan Cole (M)

Mo1000cc-patio.bShowcase-Suzy McKee Charnas Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
Suzy McKee Charnas (M)

Mo1000cc-plaza.aUpcoming Warner Releases with Betsy Mitchell

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
Betsy Mitchell (M)

Mo1000cc-river.aWill Reading and Writing Survive another 100 Years?

Convention Center River Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
Arlan Andrews, Sr. (M), Kathy Ice, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Lynn Ward

Mo1000rc-11Friends of Bill

Marriott Rivercenter Room 11 10:00AM-10:50AM

Mo1000rw-bonhamKaffeeklatch with Hal Clement
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Bonham 10:00AM-10:50AM
Hal Clement (M)

Mo1000rw-milamKaffeeklatch with Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam 10:00AM-10:50AM
Jacqueline Lichtenberg

Mo1030cc-202Showcase-Peter Heck Reading

Convention Center Room 202 10:30AM-10:55AM
Peter J. Heck (M)

Mo1030cc-206Showcase-Wilhelmina Baird Reading

Convention Center Room 206 10:30AM-10:55AM
Wilhelmina Baird (M)

Mo1030cc-patio.aShowcase-Thomas W. Knowles Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 10:30AM-10:55AM
Thomas W. Knowles (M)

Mo1100cc-202Showcase-James C. Glass Reading

Convention Center Room 202 11:00AM-11:50AM
James C. Glass (M)

Mo1100cc-205Showcase-Steven Gould Reading

Convention Center Room 205 11:00AM-11:50AM
Steven Gould (M)

Mo1100cc-206Ethics in SF: Repressive societies and resistance

Convention Center Room 206 11:00AM-11:50AM
David Brin, John Gibbons (M), Pamela Hodgson, Evelyn C. Leeper, Bradford Lyau, Louise Marley, C. J. Mills, Mike Resnick

Mo1100cc-208For Kids: Gems and Minerals

Convention Center Room 208 11:00AM-11:50AM
Geri Jeter (M)

Mo1100cc-centroWeird Culture and Weird Fiction

Convention Center Centro 11:00AM-11:50AM
Uncle River, Scott Edelman, Mark L. Van Name, Don Webb (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 11:00AM-11:50AM
P. N. Elrod, Peter J. Heck, George R. R. Martin, Betsy Mitchell

Mo1100cc-fiesta.aWork for Hire

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Roger MacBride Allen, Barbara Hambly, Jason Henderson, Susan M. Shwartz (M)

Mo1100cc-fiesta.bGuest of Honor Event: Neal Barrett, Jr.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 11:00AM-12:50PM
Neal Barrett, Jr. (M)

Mo1100cc-patio.aLive from Turkey City: A quarter century of Austin's homegrown writers' workshop

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Lawrence Person (M), Bruce Sterling

Mo1100cc-patio.bPediatric AIDS Auction by Fractures in Rhyme Organization
Pick up some really cool art treasures and benefit central Texas AIDS victims at the same time!

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 11:00AM-12:50PM
Lee Seed, Victoria White

Mo1100cc-plaza.aThe horror you have always with you: Why SF and Fantasy can't always be positive

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Bradley Denton, Tim Powers, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Rochelle Marie Uhlenkott, Connie Willis

Mo1100cc-river.aHistory of Texas Fandom

Convention Center River Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Gregory Benford, Terry Floyd, Al Jackson, Willie Siros, Robert Taylor (M), Bob Wayne

Mo1100cc-river.bOut on the Fringes: Outlaw Sex and SF/F

Convention Center River Sec. B 11:00AM-11:50AM
Ellen Datlow, Kij Johnson, Dave Smeds, Wendy Wheeler (M)

Mo1100rc-officeWSFS Mark Protection Committee Meeting 2

Marriott Rivercenter Convention Offices 11:00AM-11:50AM

Mo1200cc-101Fandom Online
Discussion of fanac you can do on the net -- newsgroups, Webzines, mailing lists and more -- and how notto lose your job or your friends while you do.

Convention Center Room 101 Noon-12:50PM
Earl Cooley III, Janice Gelb (M), Sharon Sbarsky, Joe Siclari

Mo1200cc-202Showcase-Jack L. Chalker Reading

Convention Center Room 202 Noon-12:50PM
Jack L. Chalker (M)

Mo1200cc-203Showcase-George R. R. Martin Reading

Convention Center Room 203 Noon-12:50PM
George R. R. Martin (M)

Mo1200cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 Noon-12:50PM
Kij Johnson, Tasha Kelly

Mo1200cc-205Conservation: it's notanother dirty word: Care and feeding of your new art acquisition.

Convention Center Room 205 Noon-12:50PM
Mitchell Davidson Bentley, Tim Corbett (M), Jane Frank, Butch Honeck, Erle Melvin Korshak, Ellisa Mitchell, Ingrid Neilson

Mo1200cc-206The Ink is Black, The Paper's White

Convention Center Room 206 Noon-12:50PM
Elizabeth Danforth, Brad W. Foster, Joe Mayhew (M), Erin McKee

Mo1200cc-207Quantum Physics Weirdness: The Best Game in Town
A lab in England has just proved that 2 quanta are linked at a distance of at least 10 miles. what if they can prove the quanta are linked at a distance of 1 million or 1 billion miles, and there is no time delay between the links. isEinstein wrong about quantum physics, Will causality be upset be quantum wierdness. will physicist jump out of skyscrapers. prepare to be mentally warped if you come to this panel.

Convention Center Room 207 Noon-12:50PM
Ron Collins, John Cramer, Rick Crownover (M), Jerry Emerson Loomis

Mo1200cc-208Where is the Dark Matter?
Did you know that the universe is out of balance! At least our understanding of it. Galaxies are rotating toorapidly for the amount of matter that we can see or postulate that exists in them. This includes our own galaxy, the 'Milky Way." Does this mass consist of burnt out stars, brown dwarfs, trillions of tiny cometary snowballs, exotic matter, or matter in another 'dimension" that we might be able to reach. If we can solve the dark matter problem, will we begin a new revolution in physics or is the answer mundane. Can this panel solve the problem in 1 hour!

Convention Center Room 208 Noon-12:50PM
Catherine Asaro (M), Patrick O'Leary, Robert J. Sawyer

Mo1200cc-210For Kids: Worldbuilding

Convention Center Room 210 Noon-12:50PM
Christopher McKitterick (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall Noon-12:50PM
David A. Cherry, Don Maitz, Elizabeth Moon, Roy Tackett, Janny Wurts

Mo1200cc-fiesta.aGripe Session

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A Noon-1:50PM
Fred Duarte, Sue Francis, Teddy Harvia, Debbie Hodgkinson, Tim Illingworth, Jim Mann, Karen Meschke (M), Bill Parker, Teresa Patterson, Peggy Rae Pavlat, Randy Shepherd, Nina Siros, Patty Wells, Noel Wolfman, Ben Yalow

Mo1200cc-patio.aElectronic Frontier Foundation forum

Convention Center Patio Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Steve Jackson (M)

Mo1200cc-plaza.aMy Favorite Monster

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Bob Eggleton, Brad Linaweaver, Warren Spector (M)

Mo1200cc-river.aForensic Alien Anthropology

Convention Center River Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
K. B. Bogen, Gail Gerstner-Miller, Pat MacEwen (M), John J. Miller, Charles S. Tritt, Lori Wolf

Mo1200cc-river.bGoing for the roots of the world tree: Mining mythologies for material

Convention Center River Sec. B Noon-12:50PM
M. Shayne Bell, D. E. Dabbs, Julia S. Mandala, Sasha Miller, Nina Romberg, Josepha Sherman (M), K. D. Wentworth (M)

Mo1200rw-valeroKaffeeklatch with Algis Budrys
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Valero Noon-12:50PM
Algis Budrys (M)

Mo1300cc-205Showcase-Laura J. Mixon Reading

Convention Center Room 205 1:00PM-1:50PM
Laura J. Mixon (M)

Mo1300cc-206Showcase-G. David Nordley Reading

Convention Center Room 206 1:00PM-1:50PM
G. David Nordley (M)

Mo1300cc-210Alexandria Digital Literature Presentation

Convention Center Room 210 1:00PM-1:50PM
Dave Howell (M), Kathy Ice

Mo1300cc-centroSkit by the Amalgamation of Non-Aligned Lifeforms

Convention Center Centro 1:00PM-1:50PM
George Spicuzza (M)

Mo1300cc-fiesta.bEthics in SF: Empowering marginalized characters

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
Robin Wayne Bailey, Kent Brewster, Lois McMaster Bujold (M), Linda J. Dunn, Howard V. Hendrix, Alexis Glynn Latner, Diann Thornley, Mark W. Tiedemann

Mo1300cc-plaza.aCalamities and bright futures

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Susan Casper, Michael F. Flynn (M), Christopher McKitterick, John Moore

Mo1300cc-river.aShowcase-Elizabeth Moon Reading

Convention Center River Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Elizabeth Moon (M)

Mo1300cc-river.bSF Musicals: All Singing! All Dancing!
The big effects and cinema techniques that help make today's sci-fi extravaganzas.

Convention Center River Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
Janice Gelb, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis, Lori Wolf (M)

Mo1400cc-centroClosing Ceremonies

Convention Center Centro 2:00PM-2:50PM
Neal Barrett, Jr., Algis Budrys, Fred Duarte, Don Maitz, Karen Meschke (M), Michael Moorcock, Peggy Rae Pavlat, Randy Shepherd, Roy Tackett

Thursday* * Friday* * Saturday* * Sunday* * Monday