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ApolloCon Guests

A complete list of ApolloCon 2012 guests may be found on the Guests page.

NOTICE

All programming and guest appearances are subject to change without notice.

GAMING AND MEDIA SCHEDULES

Gaming and media schedules are on their respective pages

Friday Programming

Seattle I
19:00:00 20:00:00 Opening Ceremonies Celebrate science fiction and fantasy! Join the concom, our Guests and the Guests of Honor in the official opening of ApolloCon 2012.
20:00:00 21:00:00 Of Blood Spatters No one wants to guess the end of the story after the first few pages. A satisfying mystery gives you clues that are insightful but not overly obvious. Logical, but still fantastical enough to thrill the reader. Our panelists discuss how to walk the fine line between believability and predictability. Wells, Sarath(M), Crider, Ramirez
21:00:00 22:00:00 Cue the Evil Laugh The Evil Genius has the hero at his mercy. The hero is dangling above a tank full of sharks. Sharks with lasers on their heads. And what does our villain do? He monologues, explaining his plans and giving the hero a chance to escape. *facepalm* Our panelists discuss evil villain stereotypes, and how smarter villains make for a better story. Huff, Clement-Moore, Eudaly, Martinez
Seattle II
22:00:00 23:00:00 LARP: Firefly LARP: Firefly
Scottsdale
18:00:00 19:00:00 I Don't Think I Bend That Way Speculative fiction art, including comic books and book covers, often portrays our heroes and heroines in battle poses that emphasize their sex appeal instead of any practical battle use. Panelists discuss and demonstrate the impractical and impossible poses we put our characters through. Osborne, Sarath, Pace
20:00:00 21:00:00 Roll the Dice: A Storytelling Game Leave the fate of your story in the hands of our dice. One simple roll could mean the difference between victory and defeat, life and death. Bas
21:00:00 22:00:00 Throne Age Addicted yet? HBO's Game of Thrones has sucked in both traditional fans and people who have never cracked a science fiction or fantasy novel in their whole life. What it is about Martin's world that has ensnared so many people, and does this success bode well for other Speculative Fiction works to storm onto our screens? Thornton(M), Finn, Coshow
22:00:00 24:00:00 Open Filk Open Filk
Tucson
18:00:00 19:00:00 TBA TBA
20:00:00 21:00:00 Geek Scene: Houston Geek Scene: Houston
21:00:00 22:00:00 Culture Clash You only need to turn on the news to see how culture clash sets the stage for engrossing stories of the best and worst of humanity. Nations, religions, classes, or competing political ideologies, they all are ripe grounds for creating believable conflict. Our panelists discuss taking their characters. conflicts from the micro to the macro. Tolan, Gayle, White, Finn
Board Room 218
23:00:00 24:00:00 Scotch Tasting Our intrepid Scotch geeks want you, yes YOU to share. The S is for Scotch [Whisky]; the BYO should be obvious: Bring your favorite single malt and let us have a wee taste. Seating is limited, so sign up in Con Ops well in advance.
Dallas
21:00:00 22:00:00 Artists' Reception Mingle with ApolloCon's artists while enjoying the goodies.

Saturday Programming

Seattle I
10:00:00 11:00:00 Fairest of Them All Lips as red as blood, hair as black as coal, skin as white as snow. She has graced movie and television screens for decades, and is as popular as ever, with a television show and not one, but two movies this year alone. Our panelists discuss the draw of Snow White, and why her legacy remains so popular. Huff, Sheridan-Rose, Sarath, Jones
11:00:00 12:00:00 Why It's So Hard to Fly to Mars Our Panelists discusses the roadblocks and possible solutions to moving humanity beyond the moon and to the Red Planet. Love
12:00:00 13:00:00 Saturday Science with Paul Abell Saturday Science with Paul Abell
13:00:00 14:00:00 An hour with ApolloCon 2012 Guest of Honor Tanya Huff. Tanya Huff Spotlight
14:00:00 15:00:00 An hour with ApolloCon 2012 Artist Guest of honor and her work. Jael Spotlight
15:00:00 16:00:00 Enter the Dragon On May 25th, Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully dock with the ISS. Our panelists discuss how private space companies will shape the future of crewed spaceflight and exploration in our time. Jackson, Abell, Love, Padget
16:00:00 17:00:00 Pick Your Punk Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Dieselpunk. The list goes on and on. Our panelists discuss the rise of Steampunk in our culture, and what new —punk trends are on the horizon. Finn, Jones, Hale, Hardy
17:00:00 18:00:00 If I Were a Rich Fan If I Were a Rich Fan Sarath, Dyson, Hale, Simpson
20:00:00 21:00:00 Saturday Evening Show: Masquerade — Dance to follow Saturday Evening Show: Masquerade — Dance to follow
Seattle II
10:00:00 11:00:00 A Warm Light for All Mankind Cars don't run on wishes and dreams don't keep the lights on. Our panelists discuss the search for newer and cleaner forms of energy, from the impractical to the amazing, and how we can all do our part for a cleaner tomorrow. Gayle, Ramirez, Compton, Guthrie
11:00:00 12:00:00 Fan to Pro Hardy, Friend Ish, Crider (M), Bracken
12:00:00 13:00:00 On the Shoulders of Giants This year saw the loss of authors who have inspired generations of fans, writers, and artists. We are none of us immortal, but some have a legacy that keeps them relevant long after they have passed. Our panelists discuss the vacuum left by these greats, and who will step up to inspire new generations. Jackson, Hale(M), Person, White
13:00:00 14:00:00 Updating Your Post-Apocalyptic CV Your new post-apocalyptic life will offer a wide variety of careers, from hunting to foraging, mechanical engineering to battle strategy. Our panelists discuss the skill sets you.ll need to face life after the Inevitable _____ Apocalypse. Ramirez, Osborne, J.Guthrie, Mandala
14:00:00 15:00:00 100 Year Starship Jackson, Love, Abell, Caldwell
15:00:00 16:00:00 No More Blank Walls: Collecting Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Are you tired of staring at plain white walls? Do you long to fill your home with visions of the fantastical? Our panelists discuss hows and whos of collecting science fiction and fantasy art.
16:00:00 17:00:00 Candace Pulleine Memorial Memorial for Fan Guest of Honor Candace Pulleine
Scottsdale
09:00:00 10:00:00
10:00:00 11:00:00 What is the Plural of Apocalypse? There are 1,000,024 ways humanity can reach its gory end. Our panelists discuss the possible (such as a man-made pandemic) to the really, really unlikely (gravity stops working and we all turn into pudding). Finn, Thornton (M), Eudaly
11:00:00 12:00:00 Beyond Your Own Backyard We know you love ApolloCon and the rest of the Texas convention circuit. But there is a whole big world filled with even bigger conventions, in almost any place you could imagine. Our panelists discuss conventions which focus on larger slices of the fandom pie, including regional, national, and internationally focused conventions.
12:00:00 13:00:00 Concert: Joseph 'Fax' Abbot Concert: Joseph 'Fax' Abbot
13:00:00 14:00:00 Houston We Have a Fandom Panelists discuss the long-ago origins of Houston Fandom, and how it has evolved over the years. Jackson, Campbell(M), Thornton, Friesen
14:00:00 15:00:00 Cons Across Texas Texas is a big state with a big and burgeoning con scene. Representatives of fan-run sf cons around the state give you the low-down on who, what, where and when, all on the up and up.
15:00:00 16:00:00 Guest of Honor Reading Guest of Honor Tanya Huff reads excerpts from her works.
16:00:00 17:00:00 Iron Artist It's time to flex your artistic muscles to this year's theme: artsupplies of the apocalypse! Osborne, White, DeLeon, I.Guthrie
18:30:00 19:00:00 Masquerade Muster (starts at 6:30pm) Masquerade Muster (starts at 6:30pm)
22:00:00 24:00:00 Open Filk Open Filk
Tucson
10:00:00 11:00:00 Genius, Playboy, Superhero Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Oliver Queen. Sons of privilege who use their resources to fight the good fight. Are they suffering from some sense of noblesse oblige or simply dealing with a whole host of daddy issues? Our panelists discuss the men behind the masks and their enduring appeal. Martinez, Person, Hale, Pace
11:00:00 12:00:00 SteamPlus. Costuming Tips and Hints for the GentleFan of Stature Our panelists answer your questions about the costuming challenges (and hopefully solutions!) facing fans who don.t fit into our S/M/L world.
12:00:00 13:00:00 Say Goodbye to the Supermarket At the end of the world, there will be no running to corner market to pick up milk. Clean water will be a memory. Just like when your great-great grandparents were around. Our panelists discuss lost (or semi-lost) culinary skills that could enable our survival in the future. Osborne, Ramirez, Coshow, Villarreal
13:00:00 14:00:00 TBA TBA
14:00:00 15:00:00 Media Roundup Panelists discuss the best and the worst of Spec Fic television and movies since ApolloCon 2011. Campbell, Martinez, Person, Pace
15:00:00 16:00:00 LoneStarCon III LoneStarCon III
19:00:00 20:00:00 Muster Photography Muster Photography
Kansas City
14:00:00 15:00:00 USS Zavalla Trivia Contest USS Zavalla Trivia Contest
Board Room 318
10:00:00 11:00:00 Bring Out Your Projects! Gather with other fans as you spend quality time in an old-fashioned stitching circle
13:00:00 14:00:00 LARP: Cthulhu (Also Board Room 317) LARP: Cthulhu (Also Board Room 317)
23:00:00 24:00:00 Cheese Tasting Cat Osborne leads participants through another round of the delicious dairy product. Seating is limited, so sign up in Con Ops well in advance.
Board Room 417
09:00:00 10:00:00 Writer's Workshop Section A Writer's Workshop Section A
12:00:00 13:00:00 Origami for Kids Ahliana Byrd demonstrates fun and easy origami projects.
13:00:00 14:00:00 Kid Crafts Kid Crafts
14:00:00 15:00:00 Origami for Grownups Ahliana Byrd demonstrates origami projects that go beyond the paper crane and into the realm of the Geek.
15:00:00 16:00:00 Dip Your Chip in This Munch your way through a medley of Texas style salsas. Discuss heat, flavor, and style.
17:00:00 18:00:00 Wake: Candace Pulleine Wake: Candace Pulleine
Board Room 418
09:00:00 10:00:00 Writer's Workshop Section B Writer's Workshop Section B
22:00:00 23:00:00 Scotch Tasting The Scotch geeks are up to something, but we're not sure what... What is sure is that there will be Scotch, and it will be fabulous. It's bound to be; after all, it's Scotch. Seating is limited; sign up in Con Ops Saturday morning.
Readings (Room 720)
11:00:00 12:00:00 Sheridan-Rose/ Hale Sheridan-Rose/ Hale
12:00:00 13:00:00 Eudaly/ Mandala Eudaly/ Mandala
14:00:00 15:00:00 Wells/ White Wells/ White
16:00:00 17:00:00 Sarath/ Clement-Moore Sarath/ Clement-Moore
17:00:00 18:00:00 Friesen/ Tolan Friesen/ Tolan
Dallas
11:00:00 12:00:00 Art Demo: Jael Houston/Dallas Art Demo: Jael Houston/Dallas
18:00:00 19:00:00 Art/Charity Auction Houston/Dallas Art/Charity Auction Houston/Dallas
Autograph Area
11:00:00 12:00:00 Martinez/ Tolan Martinez/ Tolan
12:00:00 13:00:00 GoH Signing/Love GoH Signing/Love
13:00:00 14:00:00 Eudaly/ Mandala/ White Eudaly/ Mandala/ White
14:00:00 15:00:00 Sarath/ Clement-Moore Sarath/ Clement-Moore
15:00:00 16:00:00 Wells/ Hale Wells/ Hale
16:00:00 17:00:00 Osborne/ Hardy Osborne/ Hardy

Sunday Programming

Seattle I
10:00:00 11:00:00 Writing 101 Do you have the next great SpecFic novel roaming around in your head? Come hear tips from the pros on how to get started, how stay motivated, and how to see it through to the end. Huff, Tolan, Hale, Mandala
11:00:00 12:00:00 So You Want to Publish an e-book? E-publishing has paved the way for many authors to offer up their works to the public. Our panelists discuss the ins and outs of e-publishing, and how to find a successful business model. Crider, Bracken, Tolan, Compton
12:00:00 13:00:00 Remembering Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury inspired generations of writers, artists and fas with his legendary tales. Our Panelists discuss his influence and his legacy. Crider (M), Huff, Person
13:00:00 14:00:00 Avengers Assemble! Already number three on the all-time worldwide box office and with rumors of a director's cut hitting theaters at the end of the summer, Marvel's The Avengers has broken records and is still going strong. Our panelists discuss both the movie and the strategy Marvel has used to build such a strong franchise. Campbell (M), Ramirez, Martinez, Clement-Moore
14:00:00 15:00:00 HSFA General Meeting Who and what is the Houston Science Fiction Association? Find out who we are and what we do by attending the public meeting of the HSFA/FoF, the people who bring you ApolloCon!
15:00:00 16:00:00 Feedback Session Feedback Session
Seattle II
10:00:00 11:00:00 Someone Else's Sandbox Sarath (M) Sheridan-Rose, Eudaly
11:00:00 12:00:00 Fantasy Apocalypse Fantasy Apocalypse Eudaly, Clement-Moore, Friesen
12:00:00 13:00:00 Oh. My. Blog. The world changes quickly, and the Internet even more so. What new ways do we have to communicate and share our experiences? Who are the hot names in blogging? What the heck is Pinterest? Our panelists discuss the best web content you'Fve never heard of. Jones, J.Guthrie, Friend Ish, Bas
Scottsdale
11:00:00 12:00:00 There and Back Again It has been nine years since the denizens of Middle Earth graced the big screen. Our panelists will discuss the legacy of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and upcoming films based on The Hobbit. Wells, Jones, Pace
12:00:00 13:00:00 Best YA The YA world is full of books and series that at times seem to be nothing more than clones of one another. But there are also tons of gems that may not be as easy to find in that sea of sameness. Our panelists discuss the YA novels that stand out in the crowd, both in quality and in uniqueness. Sarath, Hale, Clement-Moore
13:00:00 14:00:00 Victorian Men's Costuming on a Budget Victorian Men's Costuming on a Budget
Tucson
11:00:00 12:00:00 Reading: A. Lee Martinez Reading: A. Lee Martinez
12:00:00 13:00:00 Clothing Cultures: Boots Clothing Cultures: Boots

Programming Descriptions

A Roll of the Dice: Story Cubes

Leave the fate of your story in the hands of our dice. One simple roll could mean the difference between victory and defeat, life and death.

A Warm Light for All Mankind

Cars don't run on wishes and dreams don't keep the lights on. Our panelists discuss the search for newer and cleaner forms of energy, from the impractical to the amazing, and how we can all do our part for a cleaner tomorrow.

A-O-Queso: The Joy of Cheese

Cat Osborne leads participants through another round of the delicious dairy product. Advanced signup required.

ApolloKids: Origami for Kids

Ahliana Byrd demonstrates fun and easy origami projects.

Art Auction

Voice auction sale of artwork from the ApolloCon Art Show. Your chance to take grace and beauty home.

Artist Guest of Honor Spotlight: Jael

An hour with ApolloCon 2012 Artist Guest of honor and her work.

Artists' Reception

Mingle with ApolloCon.s artists while enjoying the goodies.

Autographs

Your chance to get your books and memorabilia signed and to chat with our guests. Please, if the line is long, limit the number of items signed to 3. (We reserve the right to enforce the limit.)

Avengers Assemble

Already number three on the all-time worldwide box office and with rumors of a director's cut hitting theaters at the end of the summer, Marvel's The Avengers has broken records and is still going strong. Our panelists discuss both the movie and the strategy Marvel has used to build such a strong franchise.

Best YA You and Your Teen are Not Reading

The YA world is full of books and series that at times seem to be nothing more than clones of one another. But there are also tons of gems that may not be as easy to find in that sea of sameness. Our panelists discuss the YA novels that stand out in the crowd, both in quality and in uniqueness.

Beyond your Own Back Yard: Regional, National and International Cons

We know you love ApolloCon and the rest of the Texas convention circuit. But there is a whole big world filled with even bigger conventions, in almost any place you could imagine. Our panelists discuss conventions which focus on larger slices of the fandom pie, including regional, national, and internationally focused conventions.

Bring Out Your Projects!

Gather with other fans as you spend quality time in an old-fashioned stitching circle

Charity Auction

Who says Charity begins at home? Numerous donors including our guests and artists have provided luscious loot for our silent auction! Charity begins at ApolloCon. Benefits Houston Center for Literacy. (Some special or highly contested items may be sold by voice auction during the Art Auction.)

Clothing Cultures: These Boots are Made for Walking

From utilitarian combat-style to thigh-high pleather, boots symbolize everything from a common man's practicality to sexual conquest. Our panelists discuss the boot in culture, and whether the boot makes the fan.

Cue the Evil Laugh: Lessons Learned from Evil Geniuses

The Evil Genius has the hero at his mercy. The hero is dangling above a tank full of sharks. Sharks with lasers on their heads. And what does our villain do? He monologues, explaining his plans and giving the hero a chance to escape. *facepalm* Our panelists discuss evil villain stereotypes, and how smarter villains make for a better story.

Cons Across Texas

Texas is a big state with a big and burgeoning con scene. Representatives of fan-run sf cons around the state give you the low-down on who, what, where and when, all on the up and up.

Culture Wars: Generating Believable Conflicts

You only need to turn on the news to see how culture clash sets the stage for engrossing stories of the best and worst of humanity. Nations, religions, classes, or competing political ideologies, they all are ripe grounds for creating believable conflict. Our panelists discuss taking their characters. conflicts from the micro to the macro.

Dip Your Chip in This

Munch your way through a medley of Texas style salsas. Discuss heat, flavor, and style.

Enter the Dragon: SpaceX and the Future of Manned SpaceFlight

On May 25th, Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully dock with the ISS. Our panelists discuss how private space companies will shape the future of crewed spaceflight and exploration in our time.

Fairest of Them All: The Enduring Allure of Snow White

Lips as red as blood, hair as black as coal, skin as white as snow. She has graced movie and television screens for decades, and is as popular as ever, with a television show and not one, but two movies this year alone. Our panelists discuss the draw of Snow White, and why her legacy remains so popular.

Fan Guest of Honor Spotlight: Candace Pulleine

Remembering ApolloCon 2012 Fan Guest of Honor, Candace Pulleine.

Genius, Playboy, Superhero

Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Oliver Queen. Sons of privilege who use their resources to fight the good fight. Are they suffering from some sense of noblesse oblige or simply dealing with a whole host of daddy issues? Our panelists discuss the men behind the masks and their enduring appeal.

Guest of Honor Reading: Tanya Huff

Guest of Honor Tanya Huff reads excerpts from her works.

Guest of Honor Spotlight: Tanya Huff

An hour with ApolloCon 2012 Guest of Honor Tanya Huff.

Houston, We have a Fandom

Panelists discuss the long-ago origins of Houston Fandom, and how it has evolved over the years.

HSFA Meeting

Who and what is the Houston Science Fiction Association? Find out who we are and what we do by attending the public meeting of the HSFA/FoF, the people who bring you ApolloCon!

I Don't Think I Bend That Way.Impractical and Impossible Body Poses

Speculative fiction art, including comic books and book covers, often portrays our heroes and heroines in battle poses that emphasize their sex appeal instead of any practical battle use. Panelists discuss and demonstrate the impractical and impossible poses we put our characters through.

Iron Artist

It's time to flex your artistic muscles to this year's theme: artsupplies of the apocalypse!

May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor

Katniss & Co. made a huge splash on the big screen this year. As with any work that touches on themes of diversity, The Hunger Games has also become one of the focal points in the discussion of gender and race in both books and film. Our panelists discuss the world of Panem and the trilogy's treatment of gender and racial diversity.

Media Roundup 2012

Panelists discuss the best and the worst of Spec Fic television and movies since ApolloCon 2011.

No More Blank Walls: Collecting Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

Are you tired of staring at plain white walls? Do you long to fill your home with visions of the fantastical? Our panelists discuss hows and whos of collecting science fiction and fantasy art.

Of Blood Spatters and Fingerprints: Clues to Fool the Savviest Fan

No one wants to guess the end of the story after the first few pages. A satisfying mystery gives you clues that are insightful but not overly obvious. Logical, but still fantastical enough to thrill the reader. Our panelists discuss how to walk the fine line between believability and predictability.

Oh. My. Blog. What's New on the Internet

The world changes quickly, and the Internet even more so. What new ways do we have to communicate and share our experiences? Who are the hot names in blogging? What the heck is Pinterest? Our panelists discuss the best web content you.ve never heard of.

On the Horizon: New and Noteworthy Authors and Books

The new and notable section of your bookstore can be a little overwhelming. Our panelists will help steer you through the vast ocean of new works and make suggestions of new authors or books you should try.

On the Shoulders of Giants: Honoring Our Past and Looking into the Future

This year saw the loss of authors who have inspired generations of fans, writers, and artists. We are none of us immortal, but some have a legacy that keeps them relevant long after they have passed. Our panelists discuss the vacuum left by these greats, and who will step up to inspire new generations.

Opening Ceremonies

Celebrate science fiction and fantasy! Join the concom, our Guests and the Guests of Honor in the official opening of ApolloCon 2012.

Origami for Geeks

Ahliana Byrd demonstrates origami projects that go beyond the paper crane and into the realm of the Geek.

Pick Your Punk: Beyond the Steam Engine

Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Dieselpunk. The list goes on and on. Our panelists discuss the rise of Steampunk in our culture, and what new $punk trends are on the horizon.

Readings

Authors read excerpts from their work.

Reflection Seismology: What's Lurking Beneath the Surface

Katy Pace, a 15-year veteran of the seismic imaging industry, explains and illustrates the processes and applications of reflection seismology in both industrial and scientific arenas.

Remembering Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury inspired generations of writers, artists and fas with his legendary tales. Our panelists discuss his influence and his legacy.

Say Goodbye to the Supermarket: The Post Apocalyptic Dining Landscape

At the end of the world, there will be no running to corner market to pick up milk. Clean water will be a memory. Just like when your great-great grandparents were around. Our panelists discuss lost (or semi-lost) culinary skills that could enable our survival in the future.

Scotch Tasting Circle: TBA

The Scotch geeks are up to something, but we're not sure what... What is sure is that there will be Scotch, and it will be fabulous. It's bound to be; after all, it's Scotch. Seating is limited; sign up in Con Ops Saturday morning.

Scotch Tasting Circle: BYOS

Our intrepid Scotch geeks want you, yes YOU to share. The S is for Scotch [Whisky]; the BYO should be obvious: Bring your favorite single malt and let us have a wee taste. Seating is limited, so sign up in Con Ops well in advance.

So You Want To Publish an E-Book?

E-publishing has paved the way for many authors to offer up their works to the public. Our panelists discuss the ins and outs of e-publishing, and how to find a successful business model.

SOPA, ACTA, PIPA: Governmental Regulation of the Internet and You

The SOPA legislation proposed earlier in the year generated enough controversy to power a small nation for years to come. Our panelists discuss the intent and consequences of such legislation, looking at it from both the creator.s and the fan.s side.

Spies Like Us: Heroes and Anti-Heroes on the Government's Dime

From Bond to Bristow to Bourne, some of our favorite heroes and heroines fight for governmental agencies that are secretive at best, nefarious at their worst. Panelists discuss the allure of these government-funded cloak and dagger deadlies.

SteamPlus.Costuming Tips and Hints for the GentleFan of Stature

Our panelists answer your questions about the costuming challenges (and hopefully solutions!) facing fans who don.t fit into our S/M/L world.

The Futurist: Innovation in the Post-Steve Jobs World

Steve Jobs led the charge in changing how we use and relate to technology. In the wake of his death, who will step up and lead us into an ever-evolving future?

Therre and Back Again: Middle Earth Revisited

It has been nine years since the denizens of Middle Earth graced the big screen. Our panelists will discuss the legacy of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and upcoming films based on The Hobbit.

Throne Age: The Game of Thrones Phenomenon

Addicted yet? HBO's Game of Thrones has sucked in both traditional fans and people who have never cracked a science fiction or fantasy novel in their whole life. What it is about Martin's world that has ensnared so many people, and does this success bode well for other Speculative Fiction works to storm onto our screens?

Updating Your Post Apocalyptic CV.Skill Sets for the End of the World

Your new post-apocalyptic life will offer a wide variety of careers, from hunting to foraging, mechanical engineering to battle strategy. Our panelists discuss the skill sets you.ll need to face life after the Inevitable _____ Apocalypse.

What is the Plural of Apocalypse? How Many Ways Can the World End?

There are 1,000,024 ways humanity can reach its gory end. Our panelists discuss the possible (such as a man-made pandemic) to the really, really unlikely (gravity stops working and we all turn into pudding).

Why It's So Hard to Fly to Mars

Our Panelists discusses the roadblocks and possible solutions to moving humanity beyond the moon and to the Red Planet.

Writing 101

Do you have the next great SpecFic novel roaming around in your head? Come hear tips from the pros on how to get started, how stay motivated, and how to see it through to the end.