LepreCon 24 Panels
(Check pocket program at con for any changes or additions)
The Works of C.F. Yankovich
C.F. Yankovich, 4:00 pm, Eagle's Nest
The Works of Alan Gutierrez
Alan Gutierrez, 5:00 pm, Eagle's Nest
"The Devil's Picturebook"
A discussion of Tarot, "The Devil's Picturebook"
(as it was called by
the medieval church); its origins and uses.
This panel will also
include sample readings and an opportunity to examine
over two dozen
different Tarot decks. Ken St Andre, Jillian St
Andre, 6:00 pm,
Stones Of Power, Stones Of Wealth
Gemstone lore and legend, uses and properties.
Rebecca Lee; Robert Pechmann, 6:00 pm, Room 322
Is it better to get your headache remedy from Bayer
willow-bark tea? Chris Dickenson; Marjii Ellers;
Rebecca Lee; Kit
Townsend, 9:00 pm, Mesquite Room
Faster Than A Speeding Photon
Do twin particles really provide information at
faster than light
speed? What are the implications, applications,
Frank Ellersieck; Eileen Phillips; Randal Rau,
9:00 pm, Cottonwood
A discussion of making and enjoying meads, liqueurs,
Craig Dyer, 10:30 pm, Mesquite Room
Environmental Disaster, Or Statistical Anomaly?
Global warming, ozone depletion, endangered species,
El Nino -- what
do these and other headline grabbers actually mean
and what are
ecologists using as a baseline? Pete Manly; Uncle
Whitlock, 10:30 pm, Cottonwood Room
A flying machine in your own garage? Well,
maybe, maybe not . . .
come find out! Dale Mooneyham; Chris Welborn, 10:00
am, Mesquite Room
Propping Up the Cardboard Commander
How to bring 2-D characters to life; a discussion
on dialogue and
characterization. Maya K. Bohnhoff; Tim Powers;
Catherine Wells, 10:00 am, Cottonwood Room
Snapshot: A Candid View of Artists' Workspaces
An inside look at where several artists actually
produce their magical
creations. Slide presentation. Leslie D'Allesandro
Hill, Janny Wurts,
Don Maitz, Larry Vela, 10:00 am, Eagle's Nest
SF On The Web
What does the average webhead fen look for on-line?
Is web SF meeting
the desires of wired fen? What are some favorite
sites? Glenn Battis;
Stephen Burroughs; Kim Martin, 11:30 am, Mesquite
The Physics of Metaphysics
Creating worlds where there's no line between the
magical and the
mundane. Maya K. Bohnhoff; Brian Gross; Tim Powers;
Ken St. Andre;
Randall Whitlock, 11:30 am, Cottonwood Room
The Don and Janny Show
Slide presentations featuring the art of Don Maitz
and the art of
Janny Wurts. 11:30 am, Eagle's Nest
Psychic hot-lines, on-line tarot, and pay-per-(deja)
commercialization of spiritualism. Brian Gross;
Ernest Hogan; Rebecca
Lee; John Theisen, 1:00 pm, Mesquite Room
You Ain't Zine Nothin' Yet!
Writing fan fiction.
Chris Dickenson; Maryeileen Flanagan; Ken St. Andre;
1:00 pm, Cottonwood Room
Discussion and a slide presentation of past S/F
Marjii Ellers, 1:00 pm, Eagle's Nest
From Concept To Coffee-table
What are the steps an aspiring writer must take
to actually get
published? Bruce D. Arthurs; Emily Devenport; Simon
McKiernan; Catherine Wells, 2:30 pm, Cottonwood
". . . and for Best Fantasy -- The New York Times!"
From comets to cancer, we're being inundated with
and nevermind if there's any truth to the reports.
Once this was
limited to gossip rags and "inquiring minds," but
now it's coming from
previously reliable sources. Maryeileen Flanagan;
Brian Gross; Uncle
River, 4:00 pm, Mesquite Room.
Geodomes And Video Phones
A discussion of all the things the futurists confidently
would happen, that haven't! Glenn Battis; Stephen
Rau; Henry Vanderbilt, 4:00 pm, Cottonwood Room
UFP Presents SF/F Jeopardy
The game with SF/F theme questions, sponsored by
the United Federation
of Phoenix. 5:00 pm, Eagle's Nest
An (augmented, transgenic, engineered) Apple A
Day . . .
Olean, vaccinating potatoes, and other oddities;
the pros and cons of
"designer food." Stephen Burroughs; Ernest Hogan;
5:30 pm, Mesquite Room
"Children Of The Brain"
Surrendering one's creative offspring (both artwork
and manuscript) to
the editorial and marketing processes. Bruce D.
Arthurs; Maya K.
Bohnhoff; Don Maitz; John Theisen; Kit Townsend,
5:30 pm, Cottonwood
How The Pope Stole Christmas
A discussion of how the early Christian church
took Pagan holidays and
rituals and adapted them as their own. Brian Gross;
Rebecca Lee; Tim
Powers; John Theisen; Randall Whitlock, 7:30 pm,
The Hand Possessed
Understanding the compulsion to create.
Maya K. Bohnhoff; Simon Hawke; Leslie D'Allesandro
Hill; Ernest Hogan;
Don Maitz; Larry Vela, 7:30 pm, Cottonwood Room
Barry Bard's Upcoming Attractions
A pre-view of all the new movies ... and lots of
8:00 pm, Eagle's Nest
A survey of the current symptoms of Millennial
Stephen Burroughs; Randal Rau; Uncle River; Henry
Vanderbilt, 9:00 pm,
With Rings On Her Fingers . . .
Not just shoes or hats, but jewelry, keys, scissors,
accessories appropriate for the period can make
or break a costume.
Marjii Ellers; Maryeileen Flanagan; Rebecca Lee;
Kit Townsend; Randall
Whitlock, 9:00 pm, Cottonwood Room
The Works of Marc Scott Zicree
A video presentation and Q&A session with our
Marc Scott Zicree, 9:30 pm, Eagle's Nest
The Vessel With The Pestle
An attempt to stump the audience with obscure and
Your job: determine their origin. Applause
will be awarded for
creativity, if not accuracy. Moderator: TBA, 10:30
pm, Mesquite Room
Big Brother Dresses Ya Funny
A discussion of Arizona State SB 1162-432R, the
proposed law that
redefines "clothed" as "nude." Models will
be used to illustrate the
meaning of implications of this latest example
Stephen Burroughs; Rebecca Lee; Robert Pechmann;
John Theisen; Larry
Vela, 10:30 pm, Cottonwood Room
Midnight, Cottonwood Room Schroedinger's
Cat Toy? Kurdish Sex Aid?
Featuring an eclectic collection of gizmos, gadgets,
and wazzits to
stump the panel. Appearance - esoteric; function
- to be determined -
or invented! Eileen Phillips; Randal Rau; John
Taking A Bite Of The Cash Cow
How to write to the specifications of a particular
Simon Hawke; Daryl Mallett; John Theisen, 10:00
am, Mesquite Room
"... and it matches the sofa!"
The hows and whys of collecting art.
Barry Bard; Leslie D'Allesandro Hill; Don Maitz;
10:00 am, Cottonwood Room
Making Deep Space Nine
Media GoH and scriptwriter Marc Scott Zicree talks
about DS9 and its
inner workings, with behind-the-scenes insight.
11:00 am, Eagle's Nest
The Blue Screen Of Death
Listen and enjoy as four of our GoHs discuss overcoming
artist's!) block. What stifles creativity? Maya
K. Bohnhoff; Tim
Powers; Janny Wurts; C.F. Yankovich, 11:30 am,
The Books We Grew Up On
Or, where do fans come from anyway?
Marjii Ellers, Stephen Burroughs, Maryeileen Flanagan,
11:30 am, Cottonwood Room
Is NASA broadening the criteria for selection as
a mission specialist?
John Glenn, flying again at age 76; more civilians;
more women . . .
PR stunt or valid trend? Glenn Battis; Chris Dickenson;
Ellersieck; Eileen Phillips; Henry Vanderbilt,
11:30 am, Room 322
The Little (Search) Engine That Could
A discussion of how to actually find what you're
looking for on the
Web. Stephen Burroughs; Maryeileen Flanagan; Robert
Volckmann, 1:00 pm, Room 322
SF Tube Talk
Who's leaving DS9? What's happening with
spin-offs to B5 and
Highlander? Who's been canceled and renewed; what's
new for the fall
season? Lee Whiteside; Marc Scott Zicree, 1:30
pm, Eagle's Nest
Compliments and Complaints
What we did right, what we did wrong, what we didn't
we'll never do again! LepreCon 24 Chair and accomplices,