Chicon 2000 Monday Schedule

Thursday* * Friday* * Saturday* * Sunday* * Monday

Friends of Bill W.
Monday, 08:30 to 09:45, Addams

Was Star Wars: A New Hope as Good as We Remember?
Monday - 08:30 to 09:45, Regency A
Participants:Craig Miller (M), Darryl Mallett

Everyone remembers the first time they saw Star Wars, but was it really as good as we thought it was? Panelists defend their answers.

Remembering Our Losses
Monday - 08:30 to 09:45, Regency B
Participants:John Clute (M), Harry Turtledove, Tom Galloway, Charles Brown

Memorials to SF losses in 1999/2000.

Monday - 08:30 to 09:45, Regency C
Participants:David Feintuch, L. Warren Douglas

What can two science fiction authors have to talk about? Come and find out.

Tai Chi
Monday - 08:30 to 09:45, Gold Coast
Participants:Steven Barnes

Tai Chi with Steven Barnes

Workshops and Peer Groups, On-Line and In Person
Monday - 08:30 to 09:45, Buckingham
Participants:Karen Cupp (M), Gerri Balter, Carol Berg, Rochelle Uhlenkott

Which is better for you--a group of people you meet with in person, or one you 'meet' with online? Is there a best group for you?

Not Over 'Til the Fat Arisian Sings
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Grand Ballroom A
Participants:Pat Murphy (M), Suzanne Alles Blom, Cathy Cupitt, James Frenkel, David Feintuch

Panelists discuss the state of space opera today.

Chicago in Science Fiction
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Grand Ballroom B
Participants:Bill Higgins (M), Algis Budrys, Nick Pollotta, Fred Saberhagen, Gene Wolfe

Panelists discuss SF works set in and around Chicago.

Space Tourism
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Grand Ballroom C-D
Participants:Larry Ahearn (M), Jody Lynn Nye, Ian Randal Strock, Paul Schoessow, Joseph Lazzaro

How soon could tourists book a round-trip of the solar system? How would space tourism develop?

Girl Cooties
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Regency A
Participants:Maureen McHugh (M), Charlene Brusso, Tom Porter, Steven Sawicki, Mary Turzillo

Is it really SF is if it's got that 'relationship' stuff in it?

Media Science Fiction Conventions: How We Laugh at Ourselves
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Regency B
Participants:Kyym Kimpel (M), Suzan Mianowski, Craig Miller, Carol Paolucci

If you've never been to a media SF con, find out from our panelists what it's like.

What If We Acted Like We Wanted New Fans?
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Regency C
Participants:Teresa Nielsen Hayden (M), Moshe Feder, Kathleen Meyer, Ed Kramer, Linda Reames Fox

Fandom is getting grayer, they say. How do we attract new fans? Are there ways to make them more welcome?

The Fiction of the Year. . . So Far
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Gold Coast
Participants:Kristopher O'Higgins, James S. Dorr (M), F. Brett Cox, David Truesdale, James Stevens-Arce

Panelists discuss the best SF published in 2000 and why it's the best.

GoH Programming: The Popularity of Alternate History
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Buckingham
Participants:Kenneth Hite (M), Ginjer Buchanan, David Combs, Michael F. Flynn

It sells, but why? Is there a non-SF market that's buying AH?

Building a Costuming Character
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Picasso
Participants:Winston Howlett, Kevin P. Roche, Andy Trembley

Learn how to develop a character that's real and believable.

Out of the Classroom and into the Gutter: Explaining Fandom to Academics
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Columbian

Participants:Diane Blackwood (M), Neil Rest, Phyllis Eisenstein, Alex Eisenstein, Bev Friend, Phil Kaveny, Glenn R. Sixbury

Academics traditionally do notmix with fans or read SF. Fans tell them what they are missing.

A Look Back at Millennial Angst
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Haymarket
Participants:Laurie Mann, Stephen Baxter, Bill Fawcett (M), Chad Childers

It's the year 2000 and the world didn't end. Why were we all afraid it would?

Sources of Fantasy: Mythology
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Addams
Participants:Josepha Sherman, Denise Little, Ron Sarti (M)

Panelists discuss mythology, especially lesser-known mythologies, as sources of fantasy.

The Chemical Composition of Slush
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Regent (Fairmont)
Participants:Richard Michaels, Lucy Cohen Schmeidler, Melisa Michaels (M)

Editors tell what's really in the slush pile and why sometimes a good story filters out.

Audience Panel: Human Gene Modification: Boon or Bane?
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Diplomat (Fairmont)
Participants:W.A. Thomasson (M)

People have strong opinions for and against genetic modified foods, but what are the facts of the matter? W. A. Thomasson finds out what the con members' concensus is.

Children's Cocoaklatsch
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Ogden
Participants:jan howard finder, Anne Phyllis Pinzow

Children's Cocoaklatsch

Gripe Session
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Wright
Participants:Tom Veal

Come tell us about problems with Chicon 2000.


Ben Bova
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, Atlanta
Participants:Ben Bova



Mindy L. Klasky
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, New Orleans
Participants:Mindy L. Klasky



Tananarive Due
Monday - 10:00 to 11:15, San Francisco
Participants:Tananarive Due


Autographing: Bob Eggleton
Monday, 10:00 to 11:15, Fan Concourse
Participants:Bob Eggleton


Autographing: Edward R. Willett
Monday, 10:00 to 11:15, Fan Concourse
Participants:Edward R. Willett


Autographing: Gregory Benford
Monday, 10:00 to 11:15, Fan Concourse
Participants:Gregory Benford


Autographing: James C. Glass
Monday, 10:00 to 23:15, Fan Concourse
Participants:James C. Glass


Autographing: Sean McMullen
Monday, 10:00 to 11:15, Fan Concourse
Participants:Sean McMullen


Autographing: Sharon Lee
Monday, 10:00 to 11:15, Fan Concourse
Participants:Sharon Lee


Autographing: Steve Miller
Monday, 10:00 to 11:15, Fan Concourse
Participants:Steve Miller


Autographing: Walter Jon Williams
Monday, 10:00 to 11:15, Fan Concourse
Participants:Walter Jon Williams


Cartoons and Comics Made into Live Action Films: Is This a Good Idea?
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Grand Ballroom A
Participants:Craig Miller (M), Steve Saffel, Kevin T. Stein, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tom Galloway

Can a comic every really be translated into film? Panelists discuss the pros and cons of making comics into movies.

Nostalgia: The Good Old Days of SF, Including the Magazines
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Grand Ballroom B
Participants:Steve Towsley (M), Forrest J. Ackerman, Justine Larbalestier

The old hands talk about SF the way it used to be, when novels were short and magazines king.

Asteroids and Comets
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Grand Ballroom C-D
Participants:Hal Clement, Guy Consolmagno, SJ (M), Alexis Gilliland, Diana Challis, Loretta McKibben

Which asteriods are likely to come near enough to earth to be a problem? Hear about the one that hit Chicago!

Beginning Astrophotography
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Regency A
Participants:Chris de Longpre, John de Longpre

Learn the basics of photographing the stars.

The Health Risks of Fandom
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Regency B
Participants:Lisa Freitag, Tom Porter, Bob Passovoy, Jonathan Sullivan (M)

Do Conventions spread the flu? What are the health risks of being a fan and what should you do about it? Hear from the doctors.

GoH Programming: Is Alternate History, History?
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Regency C
Participants:Jim Rittenhouse, Kenneth Hite, Elizabeth Garrott, Walter Jon Williams (M)

How much history do you need when you've just changed it? How to keep your alternate history historical. Is alternate history a dying species?

Filk Outside of Conventions
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Gold Coast
Participants:Gary Ehrlich, Lynn Gold, Dierdre M. Murphy

Is there such a thing? Come and find out.

Finding Old Books
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Buckingham
Participants:Walter R. Cole, Robert Garcia (M), Joyce Scrivner

How has book collecting changed with used and rare books available on the Internet? Is it a different experience than haunting used bookstores?

Photoshop Demonstration
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Picasso
Participants:Holly Bird, Erin McKee, delphyne woods

Pros demonstrate the use of this versatile software.

Nonprofit Doesn't Mean notMaking a Profit
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Columbian

Participants:John Pomeranz (M), Tracy Lunquist, Van Siegling, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Kevin Standlee

Panelists define non-profit and explain how you can actually make money.

Art vs. Story
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Haymarket
Participants:Steve Stiles, Fiona Avery (M), Mel. White, Don Maitz, Randy Asplund

Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Addams
Participants:Linda Reames Fox

Linda Reames Fox teaches the basics.

Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Truffles
Participants:Roger MacBride Allen, Charles Brown, Larry Niven



Melisa Michaels
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, Atlanta
Participants:Melisa Michaels



James Van Pelt
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, New Orleans
Participants:James Van Pelt



Howard V. Hendrix
Monday - 11:30 to 12:45, San Francisco
Participants:Howard V. Hendrix


Children's: Legacy: What Did You Like
Monday - 11:30 to 14:15, Ogden
Participants:Nick Winks, Linda Winks

Autographing: Alexandra Elizabeth Honigsberg
Monday, 11:30 to 12:45, Fan Concourse
Participants:Alexandra Elizabeth Honigsberg


Autographing: Harry Turtledove
Monday, 11:30 to 12:45, Fan Concourse
Participants:Harry Turtledove


Autographing: John De Chancie
Monday, 11:30 to 12:45, Fan Concourse
Participants:John De Chancie


Autographing: Michael F. Flynn
Monday, 11:30 to 12:45, Fan Concourse
Participants:Michael F. Flynn


Autographing: Paul Pence
Monday, 11:30 to 12:45, Fan Concourse
Participants:Paul Pence


Autographing: Richard Garfinkle
Monday, 11:30 to 12:45, Fan Concourse
Participants:Richard Garfinkle


Autographing: Robert Charles Wilson
Monday, 11:30 to 12:45, Fan Concourse
Participants:Robert Charles Wilson


Autographing: S.M. Stirling
Monday, 11:30 to 12:45, Fan Concourse
Participants:S.M. Stirling


Where No Woman Has Gone Before
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Grand Ballroom A
Participants:Sandra C. Morrese, Susan Shwartz, Lois McMaster Bujold,

Panelists discuss the history of women in SF.

Is the Media Fan Still the Black Sheep of Fandom?
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Grand Ballroom B
Participants:Yvonne Penney, Steve Saffel, Van Siegling, John L. Flynn

Is media becoming 'serious' SF? Or are media fans still second class?

The Rebirth of Hard SF
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Regency A
Participants:Catherine Asaro (M), Nancy Kress, Sean McMullen, David G. Hartwell

Panelists discuss the newest hard SF and who's writing it now.

Past as Prologue
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Regency B

Panelists discuss scientific discoveries and what they could lead to.

I Found Someone at the Con, But They Live Far Away.
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Regency C
Participants:Janice Gelb (M), Karen Purcell, Lynn Gold, Peter Knapp, Rob Gates

How do fans keep in touch over long distances and can you have common experiences?

Filk Programming at Chicon: What Worked and What Didn't
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Gold Coast
Participants:Jan Di Masi, David Hayman

You talk, we listen. Maybe we even fix.

Art and the Web
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Buckingham
Participants:Katya Reimann (M), Laura Brodian Kelly Freas, delphyne woods, Teresa Patterson, Butch Honeck

Art on the web

How to Lie With Statistics
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Picasso
Participants:Michael F. Flynn

Michael Flynn shows you how to prove everything with anything.

Surrealism and the Fantastic: Magic Realism and Beyond
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Columbian

Participants:Victoria Garcia (M), F. Brett Cox, Fred Patten,

Is magic realism SF or something else?

History of Costuming in Fandom
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Haymarket
Participants:Joy Day (M), Sheila Lenkman, Pierre E. Pettinger, Roberta Rogow

Panelists tell tales of costumes past and present.

If You're Writing for Yourself, Are You Still Writing for Your Readers?
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Addams
Participants:Elizabeth Moon (M), Glenn R. Sixbury, Rob Chilson, Glen Cook, Melisa Michaels

Who do you have to please with your writing? Can you still write for yourself and sell it?


Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, Atlanta
Participants:Steve Miller & Sharon Lee



Josepha Sherman
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, New Orleans
Participants:Josepha Sherman



James C. Glass
Monday - 13:00 to 14:15, San Francisco
Participants:James C. Glass


Monday, 13:00 to 14:15,

Ask Bwana-Live!
Monday - 14:30 to 15:45, Regency A
Participants:Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kent Brewster

Pro editors answer all your questions about breaking into print.

Closing Ceremonies
Monday - 15:00 to 16:00, Grand Ballroom C-D