Thursday, February 09, 2017

ConDFW off the port bow!

This weekend I will be one of the guest panelists at ConDFW in Fort Worth! When the convention started up, I was a regular for quite a few years and had a blast. Alas, New Braunfels is much farther from the Metroplex than Temple was, and my brother moved away from that area, so it's become quite difficult to make it up that way. I believe my last appearance came 5 years or so back (and I've never managed to make FenCon at all, darn it!).

Here's my programming lineup for those looking to catch me. And yes, I'll have plenty of copies of Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch with me for anyone wanting a copy, even though it's not science fictional at all (although I suppose some folks could consider it fantasy):

  • Friday, 6 p.m.: Preparing for a Future in Space
    Panelists: William Ledbetter (M), William C. Seigler, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Jeff Dawson, Karl K. Gallagher
    Popular ideas in the past of a Moonbase have faded over the years. The most recent idea is for a Mars base. But can a person safely travel there? Can the human body handle weightlessness for that long of a ride? Our scientists take a hard look at the future of space and debate our place in it.

  • Saturday, 12 p.m.: Famous Last Stands
    Panelists: Adrian Simmons (M), Taylor Anderson, Lillian Stewart Carl, Tracy S. Morris, Jeff Dawson, Jayme Lynn Blaschke
    If you don’t know history, you are doomed to repeat it. Down through the annals of history there are many examples of epic last stands – from General Custer to Dien Bien Phu to the Alamo. Whether an example of arrogance or underestimating the enemy, there are plenty last stands to learn from and use. Our panelists comment on how to learn from history, rather than merely repeating it.

  • Saturday, 1 p.m.: Autographs
    Larry Atchley Jr., Jayme Lynn Blaschke

  • Saturday, 3 p.m.: Reading
    Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Adrian Simmons

  • Saturday, 9 p.m.: Pornography vs Erotica – How Things Stand [Adult]
    Panelists: Melanie Fletcher (M), Jayme Lynn Blaschke
    Our usual spicy panel comes with a more practical twist: What is the state of the genre? What sells? What doesn’t sell? Has 50 Shades of Grey ruined everything? Our panelists gossip and tell tales.

  • Sunday, 1 p.m.: Interstellar Archaeology: Part Two – The Debunking
    Panelists: Chris Donahue (M), Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Michelle Muenzler, Michael Ashleigh Finn, Dusty Rainbolt, Linda Donahue
    The second of two panels where we inflict (discover) startling artifacts of OBVIOUS alien origin. This time, our experts tell us how wrong the previous esteemed panelists were! Last year, Sunday’s panel thoroughly debunked Friday’s experts. But will they solve the mystery? Whodunit!
Now Playing: The Kinks Lola vs. Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, pt. 1
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