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Geekschedule [Jul. 11th, 2005|02:38 pm]
Part of The Great Wave Of Futurity

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Further events to be added in when I receive them.


Thursday 1400: Fandom 101 -- Enjoying a British Worldcon (1.5 hrs)
Liz Batty
Gay Haldeman
Sue Mason
Chris O'Shea (M)
Spike Parsons
Not been to a Worldcon before? Or a con before? Or a British con
before? Our crack team of experts show you how to have a good time.

Thursday 1500: The Philosophy of Science Fiction (YA)
Dave Howell
Geneva Melzack (M)
Justina Robson

"What's Science Fiction?" is a big enough question, let alone the philosophy. So what is the philosophy of SF?

Thursday 1700: Into the Navel of Fandom and Other Scary Journeys
Geneva Melzack
Greg Pickersgill
Joe Siclari (M)
Lars-Olov Strandberg
Suzanne Tompkins
Damien Warman

Why record, remember and reminisce? How does it seem when we do look back? Featuring the memories participants personally think should not be lost - and experiences which should be forgotten.

Thursday 1800: Terraforming Starts At Home
Tom Easton (M)
Richard Lynch
Geneva Melzack
Andrea Novin

Before trying to engineer the environments of other worlds, should we try to see if we can handle this one's first? Could we actively intervene in Earth's environment? If we could, should we? Or have we already?

Thursday 1800: The Alge-Bread-Ist
Tom Anderson
Liz Batty
Niall Harrison (M)
Andrew Hogg
Alex Ingram

If you cut a sandwich in half, do you have one sandwich or two? Third Row Fandom contemplate the great philosophical questions of our time, and make a tasty snack.


Friday 1300: Growing Old by Accident: How Do *We* End Up as the Establishment?
David Cake
Andrew Hogg
Greg Pickersgill
Mark Plummer (M)
Yvonne Rowse

Once we knew how to make fandom better -- or take it over. And then we find we've gone from young turks to old farts. Are we destined to repeat fan history even if we're uninterested in it?

Friday 1600: Fanzine (YA)
James Bacon (M)
Grant Kruger
Geneva Melzack
James Shields

Over the weekend we will be producing a fanzine, what task takes your fancy, photo journalist, commentry, artwork, interviews, reports on panels, all are wlecome on this all weekend item that kicks off here. Continues all weekend.



Saturday 1200: Not The Hugo Awards
Lou Anders
Charles N. Brown
Ginjer Buchanan
Niall Harrison (M)
Gordon Van Gelder

What should win the Hugo Award in the fiction categories? Panelists discuss what they think should win and what the result of the actual vote might be.

Saturday 1300: Literary Team Pick of the Year -- Margo Lanagan's Black Juice
Niall Harrison (M)

Saturday 1600: The Magazines are Dead. Long Live the Magazines
Ellen Datlow
Gavin Grant
Niall Harrison (M)
Jed Hartman
Gordon Van Gelder

Do you read the magazines? Are the stories any good? What are magazines for? How many of you have had a subscription for a magazine that you haven't read for a year? Does it make a difference if they are online or not?

Saturday 1800: Beyond Movies and TV: SF in Other Media
Andrew Adams (M)
Roy Gray
Geneva Melzack
Jody Lynn Nye
James Swallow

Notice the way speculative ideas are being used in commercials? In print ads? Do mundanes comprehend the Accuview ads?


Sunday 1100: Virtual and Physical Activism
Michael Cobley
Ian Irvine
Geneva Melzack
Renee Sieber (M)
Maureen Kincaid Speller

Beginning with the fax machine and continuing with listserves, wikis, blogs, texting and now podcasting, there are any number of ways that activists can connect and agitate. What are the innovations in online activism and what is its future, anticipated and unanticipated consequences?

Sunday 1200: Kaffeeklatsch
Brian Aldiss, OBE
Ellen Datlow
Geneva Melzack
Delia Sherman

Sunday 1200: "The British Boffin: An SF Stereotype Dissected"
Liz Batty
Stephen Baxter (M)
Ken MacLeod
Francis Spufford

For every Bond, there has to be a Q. Who were the Boffins, where did they go, and are they coming back? Francis Spufford, author of the acclaimed Backroom Boys, talks to Ken MacLeod, Stephen Baxter, and others.

Sunday 1300: Books Based on Other Media (YA)
Paul Cornell
Niall Harrison (M)
Rebecca Moesta
Karen Traviss
Ian Watson

40k, Star Wars, Buffy, Doctor Who, etc. How do they cross media and are the books an introduction to the wider world of literary sf, or just a handy job?

Sunday 1530: Fanzine Revisited (YA) (0.5 hrs)
Grant Kruger
Max (M)
Geneva Melzack
James Shields

We return to the YAFA fanzine, and polish it off and get it ready for printing.



Monday 1100: Firefly, Battlestar Galactica and Other New SF TV (YA)
Niall Harrison
Dave Howell
Max
Karen Traviss

Is there a renaissance in TV SF? The last ten years have seen SF TV become very mainstream -- or was it already there?

Monday 1300: The Future of Fandom
Julia Daly
Fran Dowd
Flick (M)
Niall Harrison
Pete Young

We're all getting older, but is this a problem? Is fandom vibrant or in decline, welcoming or exclusive? Will any good come of Interaction, and where will the new young fans come from?
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[User Picture]From: pikelet
2005-07-11 02:16 pm (UTC)
Sunday 1300: Books Based on Other Media (YA)
Paul Cornell
Niall Harrison (M)


I don't know whether to laugh or cry every time I see this.
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:21 pm (UTC)
Do you want me to get his autograph for you?
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[User Picture]From: pikelet
2005-07-11 02:23 pm (UTC)
No, but I would love to see you mod a discussion ON MY SPECIALIST SUBJECT about which you know piss-all :-p
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, I read my share of Trek/Games Workshop/D&D/Star Wars tie-in novels in my teenage years, though if you want to loan me any pearls of wisdom feel free. But you said it: I'm the moderator. I don't have to know anything, I just have to make sure that the panellists don't end up brawling. :p
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[User Picture]From: snowking
2005-07-11 02:28 pm (UTC)
Cornell/Travis DEATHMATCH! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!
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[User Picture]From: pikelet
2005-07-11 02:33 pm (UTC)
Games Workshop/D&D/Star Wars tie-in novels

Christ. I take it all back. You really are King Nerd.
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:40 pm (UTC)
I know nothing about anime and manga, if that helps.
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[User Picture]From: pikelet
2005-07-11 02:45 pm (UTC)
You read Games Workshop tie-in novels. Nothing can help you now.
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:53 pm (UTC)
Be fair. I read the Ian Watson GW tie-in novels, which isn't quite the same thing.
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[User Picture]From: pikelet
2005-07-11 03:34 pm (UTC)
That doesn't make it better. Not even slightly.
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[User Picture]From: snowking
2005-07-11 02:48 pm (UTC)
You were employed by GW. You = Professional Nerd!
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:52 pm (UTC)
*sigh*

Happy days.
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:28 pm (UTC)
Even better, come and heckle from the sidelines ...
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[User Picture]From: pikelet
2005-07-11 02:32 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I've been bagsied already this weekend to go visit the in-laws. And ALL THEIR RELATIVES.

Cornell/Harrison deathmatch sounds like it'd be more exciting, if I'm being honest.
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:37 pm (UTC)
Uh, Worldcon isn't this weekend, it's the first weekend in August.

And I won't bring up 'Father's Day' as long as he doesn't. :p
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[User Picture]From: pikelet
2005-07-11 02:46 pm (UTC)
Have you even considered reading those books I lent you yet, btw?
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:51 pm (UTC)
I was always planning to read them. I just need to clear the rest of the queue first ...
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:20 pm (UTC)
Sunday 1200: "The British Boffin: An SF Stereotype Dissected"
Stephen Baxter (M)
Ken MacLeod
Francis Spufford


I think you're missing something from here.
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[User Picture]From: snowking
2005-07-11 02:21 pm (UTC)
I blame Liz.
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:22 pm (UTC)
That hardly seems fair. It is her birthday, after all.
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[User Picture]From: snowking
2005-07-11 02:23 pm (UTC)
BLAME is her gift.</Primal>
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:27 pm (UTC)
But blame leads to hate, and hate is a path to the dark side of the dork.
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[User Picture]From: snowking
2005-07-11 02:30 pm (UTC)
We've had quite enough Star Wars references today, thank you kindly.
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 02:38 pm (UTC)
So what, now you're starting in with the Due South references?
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[User Picture]From: snowking
2005-07-11 02:40 pm (UTC)
*stares out of window while some girly man sings*

The effect is somewhat ruined by the blazing sunshine.
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[User Picture]From: greengolux
2005-07-11 03:01 pm (UTC)
Have emailed you with my schedule details.
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[User Picture]From: snowking
2005-07-11 03:07 pm (UTC)
Edited in. Reactions: I hadn't realised you were scheduled against sandwiches. Boo! And ARG, they used the word mundanes!
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[User Picture]From: greengolux
2005-07-11 03:37 pm (UTC)
It's not like I haven't heard all of you and your sandwich rants before. ;) Besides, this means we hit them with a double-pronged attack on the very first day - two competing panels with third-rowers on them!
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[User Picture]From: coalescent
2005-07-11 03:51 pm (UTC)
More importantly: you have a Kaffeeklatsch. That means you're officially a Name.
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[User Picture]From: greengolux
2005-07-11 04:12 pm (UTC)
I don't have a Kaffeeklatsch, Brian Aldiss and Ellen Datlow do. I'm assuming I'm facilitating/chairing it, as I did agree to do that at one point.

Though I had been under the impression that a Kaffeeklatsch was with just one author and the facilitator, so maybe it's a panel about kaffeeklatsches, or something, since a couple of people are involved. I dunno. Hopefully all will become clear.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-07-11 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thursday 2:00pm Fandom 101 -- Enjoying a British Worldcon (1.5 hrs)
Liz Batty
Gay Haldeman
Sue Mason
Chris O'Shea (M)
Spike Parsons
Not been to a Worldcon before? Or a con before? Or a British con
before? Our crack team of experts show you how to have a good time.

Yes, you read that right, I am a crack expert who shows people how to have a good time.

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[User Picture]From: despotliz
2005-07-11 04:23 pm (UTC)
Above comment = me, obviously.
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[User Picture]From: pikelet
2005-07-11 07:20 pm (UTC)
You're an expert on crack? Or are you an expert on cracks?
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