[Convention] FenCon Schedule 2

A bit over a week until FenCon! Here’s where to find me:

Fandom after Dark (M): Friday 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Live Oak

With the increasingly mainstream nature of genre entertainment and the internet savvy of children, gone are the days when graphic fanfics can only be seen in obscure zines. With adult fan content being produced for just about every series out there, does fandom have some responsibility to keep the overly dark or sexual fan works away from their canon counterparts?

You Got SF in my Mystery! (M): Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Addison Lecture Hall

There is a long tradition of mysteries solved by science in hard science fiction. Our panelists discuss some of the best ones.

Reading: Saturday 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Pecan

I read something out loud. You know how this works. There will be cookies.

Getting the Geos Right: Saturday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Live Oak

Geology and geography and how they should shape your fictional society.

Climate Change: Now what?: Sunday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Red Oak

Assuming climate change is real, what do we do now? Can we stop it? Should we try? How bad can it get?

Why Worldcon?: Sunday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Trinity I – IV

The World Science Fiction Convention was held in San Antonio last year. Our panelists discuss what you missed and if you attended, why you might want to go go another Worldcon.

Three Bladed Blaster Swords?!?: Sunday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Trinity I – IV

Some of the coolest weapons and fight scenes would never work in the real world. However, many stories wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without their crazy weapons. Let’s talk about some of our favorite bad weapons from movies, TV, games, and novels.

2 thoughts on “[Convention] FenCon Schedule

  1. Reply JohnD Sep 19,2014 11:46

    Assuming climate change is real, what do we do now?

    (Puts on viking helmet and grabs spear)

    “Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit! Kill him dead!”

    Sorry about that, but I find it hard to take any talk seriously when it starts with “Assuming climate change is real”. Anyone who has even a smattering of planetary physics knows that it is (just look at the black body temperature for the Earth) and all we are arguing over is what happens next and how soon (and who is going to pay for it).

    • Reply Rachael Sep 19,2014 11:48

      I can tell you why it’s phrased that way, actually, though I think it doesn’t come across quite as strongly as intended. It’s because we are, period, not debating with anyone that it is real. The point is to discuss “now what?” as opposed to getting into arguments with people in the audience over the fact of that’s happening. So hopefully putting it as a kind of “whether you believe in this or not, we are assuming it’s a real thing and going from there” will stop derailment attempts.

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