Chicon 2000

Schedule - Monday

Rev. 23-Aug-2000
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Steven H Silver: prog@chicon.org

This is the Chicon Program, updated to 23-Aug-2000. You can also find a searchable version of the program online at Chicon 2000's onsite webserver, onsite.chicon.org [www].

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Monday

Friends of Bill W.
On: Monday - 08:30 to 09:45
Room: Addams
Participants:

Was Star Wars: A New Hope as Good as We Remember?
On: Monday - 08:30 to 09:45
Room: Regency A
Participants: Craig Miller (M), Darryl Mallett
Everyone remembers the first time they saw Star Wars, but was it really as good as we thought it was? Panelists defend their answers.

Remembering Our Losses
On: Monday - 08:30 to 09:45
Room: Regency B
Participants: John Clute (M), Harry Turtledove, Tom Galloway, Charles Brown
Memorials to SF losses in 1999/2000.

Conversation
On: Monday - 08:30 to 09:45
Room: Regency C
Participants: David Feintuch, L. Warren Douglas
What can two science fiction authors have to talk about? Come and find out.

Tai Chi
On: Monday - 08:30 to 09:45
Room: Gold Coast
Participants: Steven Barnes
Tai Chi with Steven Barnes

Workshops and Peer Groups, On-Line and In Person
On: Monday - 08:30 to 09:45
Room: Buckingham
Participants: Karen Cupp (M), Gerri Balter, Carol Berg, Rochelle Uhlenkott
Which is better for you--a group of people you meet with in person, or one you 'meet' with online? Is there a best group for you?

Not Over 'Til the Fat Arisian Sings
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Participants: Pat Murphy (M), Suzanne Alles Blom, Cathy Cupitt, James Frenkel, David Feintuch
Panelists discuss the state of space opera today.
Updated

Chicago in Science Fiction
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Grand Ballroom B
Participants: Bill Higgins (M), Algis Budrys, Nick Pollotta, Fred Saberhagen, Gene Wolfe
Panelists discuss SF works set in and around Chicago.

Space Tourism
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Grand Ballroom C-D
Participants: Larry Ahearn (M), Jody Lynn Nye, Ian Randal Strock, Paul Schoessow, Joseph Lazzaro
How soon could tourists book a round-trip of the solar system? How would space tourism develop?

Girl Cooties
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Regency A
Participants: Maureen McHugh (M), Charlene Brusso, Tom Porter, Steven Sawicki, Mary Turzillo
Is it really SF is if it's got that 'relationship' stuff in it?

Media Science Fiction Conventions: How We Laugh at Ourselves
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Regency B
Participants: Kyym Kimpel (M), Suzan Mianowski, Craig Miller, Carol Paolucci
If you've never been to a media SF con, find out from our panelists what it's like.

What If We Acted Like We Wanted New Fans?
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Regency C
Participants: Teresa Nielsen Hayden (M), Moshe Feder, Kathleen Meyer, Ed Kramer, Linda Reames Fox
Fandom is getting grayer, they say. How do we attract new fans? Are there ways to make them more welcome?

The Fiction of the Year. . . So Far
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Gold Coast
Participants: Kristopher O'Higgins, James S. Dorr (M), F. Brett Cox, David Truesdale, James Stevens-Arce
Panelists discuss the best SF published in 2000 and why it's the best.

GoH Programming: The Popularity of Alternate History
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Buckingham
Participants: Kenneth Hite (M), Ginjer Buchanan, David Combs, Michael F. Flynn
It sells, but why? Is there a non-SF market that's buying AH?

Building a Costuming Character
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Picasso
Participants: Winston Howlett, Kevin P. Roche, Andy Trembley
Learn how to develop a character that's real and believable.

Out of the Classroom and into the Gutter: Explaining Fandom to Academics
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Columbian
Participants: Diane Blackwood (M), Neil Rest, Phyllis Eisenstein, Alex Eisenstein, Bev Friend, Phil Kaveny, Glenn R. Sixbury
Academics traditionally do not mix with fans or read SF. Fans tell them what they are missing.

A Look Back at Millennial Angst
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Haymarket
Participants: Laurie Mann, Stephen Baxter, Bill Fawcett (M), Chad Childers
It's the year 2000 and the world didn't end. Why were we all afraid it would?

Sources of Fantasy: Mythology
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Addams
Participants: Josepha Sherman, Denise Little, Ron Sarti (M)
Panelists discuss mythology, especially lesser-known mythologies, as sources of fantasy.

The Chemical Composition of Slush
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Regent (Fairmont)
Participants: Richard Michaels, Lucy Cohen Schmeidler, Melisa Michaels (M)
Editors tell what's really in the slush pile and why sometimes a good story filters out.

Audience Panel: Human Gene Modification: Boon or Bane?
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Diplomat (Fairmont)
Participants: W.A. Thomasson (M)
People have strong opinions for and against genetic modified foods, but what are the facts of the matter? W. A. Thomasson finds out what the con membersí concensus is.

Children's Cocoaklatsch
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Ogden
Participants: jan howard finder, Anne Phyllis Pinzow
Children's Cocoaklatsch

Gripe Session
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Wright
Participants: Tom Veal
Come tell us about problems with Chicon 2000.

Reading: Ben Bova
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Atlanta
Participants: Ben Bova
Reading

Reading: Mindy L. Klasky
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: New Orleans
Participants: Mindy L. Klasky
Reading

Reading: Tananarive Due
On: Monday - 10:00 to 11:15
Room: San Francisco
Participants: Tananarive Due
Reading

Autographing: Bob Eggleton
On: Monday- 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Bob Eggleton
Autographing

Autographing: Edward R. Willett
On: Monday- 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Edward R. Willett
Autographing

Autographing: Gregory Benford
On: Monday- 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Gregory Benford
Autographing

Autographing: James C. Glass
On: Monday- 10:00 to 23:15
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: James C. Glass
Autographing

Autographing: Sean McMullen
On: Monday- 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Sean McMullen
Autographing

Autographing: Sharon Lee
On: Monday- 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Sharon Lee
Autographing

Autographing: Steve Miller
On: Monday- 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Steve Miller
Autographing

Autographing: Walter Jon Williams
On: Monday- 10:00 to 11:15
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Walter Jon Williams
Autographing

Cartoons and Comics Made into Live Action Films: Is This a Good Idea?
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Participants: Craig Miller (M), Steve Saffel, Kevin T. Stein, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tom Galloway
Can a comic every really be translated into film? Panelists discuss the pros and cons of making comics into movies.

Nostalgia: The Good Old Days of SF, Including the Magazines
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Grand Ballroom B
Participants: Steve Towsley (M), Forrest J. Ackerman, Justine Larbalestier
The old hands talk about SF the way it used to be, when novels were short and magazines king.

Asteroids and Comets
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Grand Ballroom C-D
Participants: Hal Clement, Guy Consolmagno, SJ (M), Alexis Gilliland, Diana Challis, Loretta McKibben
Which asteriods are likely to come near enough to earth to be a problem? Hear about the one that hit Chicago!
Updated

Beginning Astrophotography
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Regency A
Participants: Chris de Longpre, John de Longpre
Learn the basics of photographing the stars.

The Health Risks of Fandom
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Regency B
Participants: Lisa Freitag, Tom Porter, Bob Passovoy, Jonathan Sullivan (M)
Do Conventions spread the flu? What are the health risks of being a fan and what should you do about it? Hear from the doctors.

GoH Programming: Is Alternate History, History?
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Regency C
Participants: Jim Rittenhouse, Kenneth Hite, Elizabeth Garrott, Walter Jon Williams (M)
How much history do you need when you've just changed it? How to keep your alternate history historical. Is alternate history a dying species?

Filk Outside of Conventions
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Gold Coast
Participants: Gary Ehrlich, Lynn Gold, Dierdre M. Murphy
Is there such a thing? Come and find out.

Finding Old Books
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Buckingham
Participants: Walter R. Cole, Robert Garcia (M), Joyce Scrivner
How has book collecting changed with used and rare books available on the Internet? Is it a different experience than haunting used bookstores?

Photoshop Demonstration
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Picasso
Participants: Holly Bird, Erin McKee, delphyne woods
Pros demonstrate the use of this versatile software.

Nonprofit Doesn't Mean Not Making a Profit
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Columbian
Participants: John Pomeranz (M), Tracy Lunquist, Van Siegling, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Kevin Standlee
Panelists define non-profit and explain how you can actually make money.

Art vs. Story
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Haymarket
Participants: Steve Stiles, Fiona Avery (M), Mel. White, Don Maitz, Randy Asplund

Beading
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Addams
Participants: Linda Reames Fox
Linda Reames Fox teaches the basics.

Kaffeeklatsch
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Truffles
Participants: Roger MacBride Allen, Charles Brown, Larry Niven
Kaffeeklatsch

Reading: Melisa Michaels
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Atlanta
Participants: Melisa Michaels
Reading

Reading: James Van Pelt
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: New Orleans
Participants: James Van Pelt
Reading

Reading: Howard V. Hendrix
On: Monday - 11:30 to 12:45
Room: San Francisco
Participants: Howard V. Hendrix
Reading

Children's: Legacy: What Did You Like
On: Monday - 11:30 to 14:15
Room: Ogden
Participants: Nick Winks, Linda Winks

Autographing: Alexandra Elizabeth Honigsberg
On: Monday- 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Alexandra Elizabeth Honigsberg
Autographing

Autographing: Harry Turtledove
On: Monday- 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Harry Turtledove
Autographing

Autographing: John De Chancie
On: Monday- 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: John De Chancie
Autographing

Autographing: Michael F. Flynn
On: Monday- 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Michael F. Flynn
Autographing

Autographing: Paul Pence
On: Monday- 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Paul Pence
Autographing

Autographing: Richard Garfinkle
On: Monday- 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Richard Garfinkle
Autographing

Autographing: Robert Charles Wilson
On: Monday- 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: Robert Charles Wilson
Autographing

Autographing: S.M. Stirling
On: Monday- 11:30 to 12:45
Room: Fan Concourse
Participants: S.M. Stirling
Autographing

Where No Woman Has Gone Before
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Grand Ballroom A
Participants: Sandra C. Morrese, Susan Shwartz, Lois McMaster Bujold,
Panelists discuss the history of women in SF.

Is the Media Fan Still the Black Sheep of Fandom?
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Grand Ballroom B
Participants: Yvonne Penney, Steve Saffel, Van Siegling, John L. Flynn
Is media becoming 'serious' SF? Or are media fans still second class?

The Rebirth of Hard SF
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Regency A
Participants: Catherine Asaro (M), Nancy Kress, Sean McMullen, David G. Hartwell
Panelists discuss the newest hard SF and who's writing it now.

Past as Prologue
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Regency B
Participants: Gerald
Panelists discuss scientific discoveries and what they could lead to.

I Found Someone at the Con, But They Live Far Away.
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Regency C
Participants: Janice Gelb (M), Karen Purcell, Lynn Gold, Peter Knapp, Rob Gates
How do fans keep in touch over long distances and can you have common experiences?

Filk Programming at Chicon: What Worked and What Didn't
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Gold Coast
Participants: Jan Di Masi, David Hayman
You talk, we listen. Maybe we even fix.

Art and the Web
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Buckingham
Participants: Katya Reimann (M), Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, delphyne woods, Teresa Patterson, Butch Honeck
Art on the web

How to Lie With Statistics
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Picasso
Participants: Michael F. Flynn
Michael Flynn shows you how to prove everything with anything.

Surrealism and the Fantastic: Magic Realism and Beyond
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Columbian
Participants: Victoria Garcia (M), F. Brett Cox, Fred Patten,
Is magic realism SF or something else?

History of Costuming in Fandom
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Haymarket
Participants: Joy Day (M), Sheila Lenkman, Pierre E. Pettinger, Roberta Rogow
Panelists tell tales of costumes past and present.

If You're Writing for Yourself, Are You Still Writing for Your Readers?
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Addams
Participants: Elizabeth Moon (M), Glenn R. Sixbury, Rob Chilson, Glen Cook, Melisa Michaels
Who do you have to please with your writing? Can you still write for yourself and sell it?

Reading: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: Atlanta
Participants: Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
Reading

Reading: Josepha Sherman
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: New Orleans
Participants: Josepha Sherman
Reading
Updated

Reading: James C. Glass
On: Monday - 13:00 to 14:15
Room: San Francisco
Participants: James C. Glass
Reading

Duplicate
On: Monday- 13:00 to 14:15
Room:
Participants:

Ask Bwana-Live!
On: Monday - 14:30 to 15:45
Room: Regency A
Participants: Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kent Brewster
Pro editors answer all your questions about breaking into print.

Closing Ceremonies
On: Monday - 15:00 to 16:00
Room: Grand Ballroom C-D
Participants:


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