EERIECON TEN: POCKET PROGRAM FRI SAT SUN ROOM ARTSHOW TBA 10a-5p 10a-12n Ballroom B HUCKSTERS* 4p-8p 10a-5p 10a-12n Ballroom B GAMING 10p-? 9a-? 10a-end Boardroom VIDEO ROOM 6p (begin)&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&3p-end 724 READING ROOM Readings as scheduled&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&..
Salon (Ballroom Floor) CONSUITE 3p (Begin)&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&2p end Ballroom Floor REGISTRATION 3p-? TBA TBA Boardroom** MASQUERADE ----- 8p-? ----- Ballroom A ART AUCTION ----- 9:15-?
----- Ballroom A SECURITY BY THE DORSAI IRREGULARS *Guests will be autographing books at a table in or near the Dealers 9 Room. Look for the schedule posted there. Guests please sign up for any times you wish.
** Registration is located just outside the listed room PEOPLE & THINGS AUCTION will benefit STEVEN BRUST. Special announcements are posted near Registration. Also, look for the PARTY FOR GUESTS-of-HONOR and the CHAPBOOK RAFFLE Saturday evening .
ALL ARE WELCOME NOTE: THE LAWS OF NEW YORK STATE & NIAGARA COUNTY NO LONGER PERMIT SMOKING IN THE CON HOTEL EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED AREAS . ****Friday Program**** 7p FREE FOR ALL This popular panel returns. Come hear the panelists discuss and disagree on many subjects.
Ballroom A Interject a subject you are interested in. Sherman, Stephenson, Sawye r, Kress, Haldeman, Frederick, C. Clink, Mod: Gardner.
8p PEOPLE AND Steve Brust will ... more. less.
benefit from auction. Bid high and often on strange, exotic items Ballroom A THINGS AUCTION No bids under twenty-five cents. Auctioneers: Amy Kauderer and John Hall.<br><br> 10p LATE NIGHT The talkmeister, Rob Sawyer, returns as host, ably assisted by Ed McClink. Schweitzer, Ballroom A TALK SHOW Gardner, Soles, Giron, Sherman, Price. Top 10 by John-Allen Price.<br><br> 11p POETRY ROUND ROBIN Hosted by: C. Clink, D. Clink, H.<br><br> Kauderer. Ballroom A [This concludes the Friday program] ****Saturday Program**** 10a GETTING AWAY How and why would you kill off a major character? Is it a good idea?<br><br> What was your readers 9 Rainbow A WITH MURDER reaction? Kress, Soles, Lefebvre, Mod: Giron. 10a EXPLAINING THE Plots that don 9t make sense, gadgets that can 9t work, aliens speaking English.<br><br> Tell the panel the Rainbow B RIDICULOUS most ridiculous things you know of and they will try to come up with explanations. Gardner, Schweitzer, Frederick, Mod: Sherman. 10a ANIME 101 Amine?<br><br> Manga? Yaoi? Yuri?<br><br> What is this crazy stuff? Valerie & Shannon know so allow them to Ballroom A explain it to you (there will be food). Kujawa, Mod: S.<br><br> Kauderer. 10a READING Robert J. Sawyer Salon 11a I 9M IN THE How do you construct alien monsters, fantastic beings or any non-humans and give them Rainbow A CONSTRUCTION character?<br><br> Can they be real and understandable without being human? Haldeman, Frederick, BUSINESS Kress, Mod: Gardner. 11a UNFORGETABLE Hogwarts, Middle Earth, Narnia, etc.<br><br> Which are the greatest creations and why? Would you want to Rainbow B WORLDS & PLACES live there? Crow, Brahen, Delancey, Mod: Stephenson.<br><br> 11a THE MOTHER OF Panel has a quick look at all of this year 9s panels and offer their comments with fast yes/no Ballroom A ALL PANELS statements, anecdotes, and personal stories. DeGraff, Sawyer, Sherman, Mod: D. Clink.<br><br> Saturday Program [continued] 11a READING Derwin Mak Salon 12n FORGOTTEN Who are your candidates? Which of their works do you recommend for first-time readers? Why Rainbow A AUTHORS have they slipped through the cracks?<br><br> Stephenson, Price, Lefebvre, Mod: Schweitzer. 12n SF IN THE CLASS- One of the projects in my Science in SF class, is to have the students design their own aliens. They Rainbow B ROOM: DESIGN YOUR need to have one alien and show how it evolved from earlier life forms.<br><br> Occasionally some of the OWN ALIEN students have way too much fun and build a whole ecosystem in great detail. The team that went over and above this year made a detailed journal of a research vessel 9s exploration of a planet. Dr.<br><br> David DeGraff and students. 12n READING James Alan Gardner Salon 1p HOW TO HIRE OR Can you manage a writing career yourself or must you have an agent? How do you find one?<br><br> Rainbow A FIRE AN AGENT Price, Garland, Soles, Mod: Frederick. 1p FANZINES OF YORE Were they more fun than today 9s? Ganley, Krueger, Schweitzer, Fillinger, Mod: Penney Rainbow B 1P MAGNETIC POETRY Relax and play with magnetic poetry.<br><br> Make a poem with words you will be given. Trade words Ballroom A with others. A fun time for all.<br><br> Hosted by C. Clink and D. Clink.<br><br> 1p READING Josepha Sherman 3 Folk tales for adults. Salon 2p THE CARE & FEEDING Significant others tell tales of life with a creative person. You might hear some secrets.<br><br> Rainbow A OF AN AUTHOR R. van Belkom, Sullivan, C. Clink, Brahen, Mod: G.<br><br> Haldeman. 2p THE MOST HABITABLE The search for planets around other stars has finally started showing us some systems that look Rainbow B EXOPLANETS&SO FAR (at least from this distance) a lot more habitable than any other place in our solar system. Talk by Dr.<br><br> David DeGraff. 2p WRITERS 9 WORKSHOP Jim Gardner and Nancy Kress talk about writing and answer your questions on writing & marketing, Ballroom A what you need to know about characterization, scene construction, point of view, etc. First 20 only.<br><br> 2p READING Edo van Belkom Salon 3p THE NEAR AND What are the problems writing about them? Are there rules you should follow? Rainbow A FAR FUTURES Haldeman, Frederick, Garland, Mod: Sawyer.<br><br> 3p WHERE 9S THE Why are the genre authors predominately white and male? How can we Rainbow B DIVERSITY get more female and ethnic authors involved? Gardner, Giron, Soles, Mod: Mak.<br><br> 3p CONCERT BY MATTIE Come one and all for a musical event. Marilyn cMattie d Brahen will sing filk, blues, and pop songs. Salon 4p EDITOR IS GOOD How do you become an editor ?<br><br> What advice do you have for aspiring editors? How did you start? Rainbow A Schweitzer, Garland, Paffenroth, van Belkom, Soles, Mod: Sherman.<br><br> 4p WHAT WOULD THE Would the Founding Fathers recognize today 9s America? Would Caesar and Napoleon understand Rainbow B PAST THINK OF THE modern warfare? Would Lowell and Halley grasp the advances made in astronomy and understand PRESENT?<br><br> the space program? Would the visionaries of one age be able to grasp what their ideas had wrought In a much later age or are they only men of their times? Crow, Frederick, DeGraff, Stephenson, Sawyer, Mod: Price.<br><br> 4p READING Nancy Kress Salon 5p WHAT LINE 9S MINE? Authors try to avoid embarrassment by recognizing lines they wrote. Hosted by Amy Kauderer and Ballroom A crew.<br><br> Another Top 10 by John-Allen Price. Haldeman, Giron, Gardner, Sawyer, Schweitzer, C. Clink, Kress, van Belkom, Sherman, Soles.<br><br> 5-11 DDR DDR except when there is competition in the Ballroom (6p-8p). Into The Groove & DDR Extreme 2 Rainbow A-B 6p DDR COMPETITION Six to eight. Ballroom A 6p MEDIA ROUNDTABLE Discuss your favorite panel or subject.<br><br> Hosted by Dennis Blake Rainbow A 8p MASQUERADE Conducted by Mary Hewitt and Terry Mogavero. CASH PRIZES. Entry forms at registration.<br><br> Ballroom A Saturday Program [continued] 9:15 ART AUCTION Terry Mogavero, Director. Auction conducted by the Dorsai. Ballroom A 10p CREATE YOUR Sign up at registration.<br><br> This is your chance to create new panels that might be used at a future Ballroom A OWN PANELS EERIECON. Hosted by David Ennis. 11p CLAY-O-RAMA CLAMIE 9S REVENGE.<br><br> Open to everyone. Build your own clay monsters and smooch your Rainbow A TOURNAMENT opponents. There can only be one!<br><br> 11p PARTY FOR ALL WELCOME! Have some pizza and chicken wings with the Guests-of-Honor. Con Suite GUESTS-OF-HONOR The CHAPBOOK RAFFLE will be held.<br><br> [This concludes the Saturday program] ****Sunday Program**** 10a MY SHORTS ARE Many authors find writing short stories difficult. Have you ever turned one into a movie or novel? Rainbow A GETTING LONGER Was it a problem and what is the process?<br><br> Was it successful? Kress, Soles, Garland, Mod: Giron. 10a THIRD WORLD WARS Wars involving Western Powers get the most attention, but they 9re not the ones causing the most Rainbow B THE TRUE FUTURE casualties.<br><br> Which Gulf War killed the most people, I, II, or III? Where have these Third World wars OF WARFARE happened? Where will they happen next?<br><br> What type of tactics and weapons will they use? Could they affect us? Haldeman, Gardner, Mak, Stephenson, Mod: Price.<br><br> 10a ANIME 102 Trinity Blood, Inu-Yasha, Bleach, Blood +, Naruto. What else is there to watch? Are there any more Ballroom A out there like these TV shows?<br><br> There are tons more series just as good (if not better). Who would be better at introducing them than Valerie and Shannon? Kujawa, Mod: S.<br><br> Kauderer. 11a MR. MAYAZAKI 9S Talk by Dr.<br><br> David Stephenson. Rainbow A WONDERFUL FLYING MACHINE 11a OH NO, NOT AGAIN! Overused themes; is it possible to reuse them and make them seem fresh?<br><br> How? Have you done Rainbow B it successfully? Paffenroth, Crow, Garland, Mod: Frederick.<br><br> 11a WRITING AND How does writing affect your real life and family? Can you control its effects? Crow, Giron, Ballroom A FAMILY LIFE Garland, Mod: Sawyer.<br><br> 11a READING Joe Haldeman Salon 12h WHO IS THE NEXT Two US and two Canadian channels show the new 8WHO 9 and two show the new spinoff, Rainbow A BIG THING? cDR. cTorchwood d, not to mention winning two Hugos.<br><br> The former sleepy PBS cult program is back with WHO d THAT IS! a vengeance! DeGraff, Ennis, Price, Mod: Blake.<br><br> 12n DUMBEST MISTAKES What are some of the most stupid mistakes. There are many in print and media. The audience Rainbow B IN THE GENRES can add their choices.<br><br> Paffenroth, Gardner, Sherman, Soles, Mod: Sawyer. 12n READING Jennifer Crow Salon 1p THE BEST AND WORST Our yearly panel discussing films of 2007. Mak, Sullivan, DeGraff, Ennis, Mod: Price.<br><br> Rainbow A FILMS OF 2007 1p SF WITH ROCKS IN. What is that? Karen Bennett is looking for an audience to fire at SF with rocks in; a slide show Rainbow B of jaspers and agates.<br><br> [This concludes the Sunday program and EERIECON TEN]