Preliminary Program Grid for Ian Randal Strock
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Ian Randal Strock may or may not actually be on these items, but probably will. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, modifications to the program can occur throughout the convention.
|Friday 9:00 pm: Small Press: Is It Still a Golden Age? (Ends at: 9:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Hildy Silverman (M), Ian Randal Strock, Sean Wallace, Steven H. Wilson
Where do small presses fit in this brave new world of different publishing sources: panel members will discuss the current state and why small press is still a vital force.
|Friday 10:00 pm: Where's My Flying Car? (Ends at: 10:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Neil Clarke (M), Andrew Fox, Ian Randal Strock, Christopher Weuve
Which science fiction inventions haven't arrived yet that you wish would hurry up and get here? Which SF future would you most like to see before you die? Which SF future are you most relieved has NOT come to pass?
|Saturday 12:00 pm: Putting Real Science in Science Fiction (Ends at: 12:55 pm) Salon A|
Panelists:Michael Capobianco, Alan Smale, Bud Sparhawk (M), Ian Randal Strock
With the recent popularity of books like The Martian where real science is front and center, what are some of the common errors and plausible speculations? And how do you write real science and still make the work a compelling read?
|Saturday 4:00 pm: Politics in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Anthony Dobranski, Larry Hodges, Karen Wester Newton (M), Ian Randal Strock, David Walton
If you have a civilization, you have politics. A discussion on the types of politics used in science fiction and fantasy, looking at why certain types seem to appear in certain genres.
|Saturday 10:00 pm: Eye of Argon Reading (Ends at: 11:55 pm) Suite 1209|
Panelists:Walter H. Hunt, Hildy Silverman, Ian Randal Strock, Michael A. Ventrella (M)
The worst science fiction story ever written gets a reading by our brave panel as they compete to go the longest without tripping over a misspelled word or laughing uncontrollably. Audience members are also encouraged to take a chance. Can you keep a straight face, especially when the panel begins acting out the story?
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