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Dealers confirmed as of July 9, 2000

Adventures in Crime & Space Books, Edge Books, Einstein's Art and Entertainment, Fantasy Gallery, Fo'Paws Productions, Brad Frank Books, Jabberwocky Graphix, LC's Beads & Things, MacWombat Press, Pandora's Box, Pegasus Publishing, Realms of Fantasy Books, Rider's Fantasy Doll Clothes, Scentual Nature, Timberwolf Press, WWW.Heartfires.com, Yard Dog Press

Schedule of Events

* = moderator
Fr1600D Spiritual Questions
Fri 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom D
Blaschke, Mitchell, Barrett*
Does the genre offer particular benefits to address such questions? What books have done particularly well, or poorly?
Fr1600E Out of the Ghetto
Fri 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom E
Minz, R. Mansfield, Moon*, Klaw
Coping with, or challenging, public perceptions of SF
Fr1600F Future of the Space Program
Fri 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom F
Fox, Latner, L. Ward, Gibbons*
Does it have one? Should NASA be privatized?
Fr1700A Reading
Fri 5:00 PM-5:30 PM Conference Room
Elizabeth Moon
Fr1700D Goody two-shoes
Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom D
Asaro, Allston*, Martindale, Hale, Wells, Williams
From Goody two-shoes to the third dimension: Making the hero(ine) a real person
Fr1700E Yesterday's Tomorrows
Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom E
Crider, Rosen, M. Mansfield*, Sherlock
SF isn't meant to predict, but it still has "predictions": some that turned out hugely wrong, or major social / technological changes that writers completely failed to see coming. And sometimes SF did in fact foresee issues or developments that the mundane world did not expect.
Fr1700F Rewriting History
Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom F
Carl, Cupp*, C. Spector, Mills
The urge to rewrite history: Alternate histories and secret histories
Fr1730A Reading
Fri 5:30 PM-6:00 PM Conference Room
Carrie Richerson
Fr2000D Opening Ceremonies
Fri 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom D
Russell*, Asaro, Mitchell, Lebowitz, Taylor
Let our toastmaster introduce you to our esteemed guests and the rest of our program participants.
Fr2100L Meet the Pros Party
Fri 9:00 PM-Midnight Lobby
Meet and mingle. Enjoy!
Fr2200A Reading
Fri 10:00 PM-10:30 PM Conference Room
Selina Rosen
Fr2200D Harry Potter and the Golden Rocketship
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom D
Mitchell, Dyson, Hale, C. Spector*
The Harry Potter henomenon. Are the books worth the hype, or is this just a fad? What are the implications for SF&F, and for children's books? Would it make sense for a children's book to win the Hugo?
Fr2200E Too Good to be popular
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom E
Cupp, Klaw, Person*, L. Ward
Howard Waldrop, Avram Davidson, and R. A. Lafferty as perpetually under appreciated writers
Fr2200F Millenial Sex
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom F
Asaro, Denton, W. Wheeler*, Richerson
The shape of things to come. Varley starts Steel Beach with the line "In five years, the penis will be obsolete". Developments from medical science to neural interfaces raise questions about the nature of sexuality, gender, and the sexual experience. SF boldly jumps into the breach...
Sa1000D Writing against the Grain
Sat 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Ballroom D
Latner, Martindale, Wentworth*, Williams, Richerson, Carl
Writing with differing moral, ethnic and gender views. How does the author accomplish this?
Sa1000E Writers and Gaming
Sat 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Ballroom E
Allston*, deOrive, W. Spector, W. Wheeler
Game-related opportunities (and challenges) for writers
Sa1000F The Vomit Comet
Sat 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Ballroom F
Slide show: SF vs. the real thing: NASA's Vomit Comet training for weightlessness
Sa1100A Reading
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Conference Room
Mary Doria Russell
Sa1100D Elegy for the Mid-List
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom D
Minz, Mitchell, C. Spector, Williams*
Dire changes in the industry, and their implications for writers - and readers
Sa1100E What you should be Reading This Year
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom E
Goonan, Klaw*, Sterling
Sa1100F Near-term NASA Research
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom F
Current NASA Research that is Bringing SF to Life: New technologies, the Commercialization of Space, and challenges of long-duration flight
Sa1100DR Autographing
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Dealers Room
Asaro, Lebowitz
Sa1200A Reading
Sat Noon-12:30 PM Conference Room
Bradley Denton
Sa1230A Reading
Sat 12:30 PM-1:00 PM Conference Room
Caroline Spector
Sa1200D Modern X-Myths
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom D
Person*, W. Spector, L. Ward, W. Wheeler
Black Helicopters, Aliens under the Denver Airport, and other modern "X"-myths
Sa1200E Fiction on the Net
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom E
Hale, R. Mansfield, M. Mansfield, Moon*
Sa1200F Fire & Ice Around Jupiter
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom F
Slides from Galilleo: The Ice of Europa and the Volcanos of Io
Sa1200DR Autographing
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Dealers Room
Cupp, Dyson, Rosen
Sa1300A Reading
Sat 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Conference Room
Beverly Hale
Sa1300D Special Guest Event: Kathleen Ann Goonan
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom D
Goonan, Gibbons*
An Interview of Special Guest Kathleen Ann Goonan
Sa1300E Breaking Into Print
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom E
Wentworth*, Wells, Blaschke, Stoddard
Strategies and suggestions for crossing the threshold
Sa1300F Breakthrough Propulsion
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom F
GoH Asaro puts on her physicist hat to talk about NASA research on interstellar travel (seriously!)
Sa1300A Reading
Sat 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Conference Room
Mike Mansfield
Sa1400D My Characters / My Neighbors
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom D
Denton, Rosen, Kimbriel, Person*, Spencer, Barrett
My characters aren't any crazier than my neighbors: a mostly Austin panel. Is Austin strange, are do these writers attract strange people?
Sa1400E Will This Story get Me Killed?
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom E
Moon, Russell, Richerson*, L. Ward
Rushdie move over! The perils and attractions of tackling controversial material.
Sa1400F Light Wave Animation
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom F
Video and demonstration of the rendering / animation software used by GoH Mojo Lebowitz and others
Sa1400DR Autographing
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Dealers Room
Klaw, Wentworth
Sa1400A Reading
Sat 2:00 PM-2:30 PM Conference Room
Aaron de Orive
Sa1430A Reading
Sat 2:30 PM-3:00 PM Conference Room
Aaron Allston
Sa1500D Guest of Honor Event: Catherine Asaro
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom D
Asaro, Dyson*
An Interview with Guest of Honor Catherine Asaro
Sa1500E Slaves to Our Creation
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom E
Gibbons*, Latner, Goonan
Do we shape technology or does it shape us?
Sa1500F Charity Auction
Sat 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Ballroom F
Come by and buy! Help out Literacy Austin, pick up some neat stuff, and see who we draft as auctioneer
Sa1500DR Autographing
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Dealers Room
Allston, Hale, Russell
Sa1500A Reading
Sat 3:00 PM-3:30 PM Conference Room
Walter Jon Williams
Sa1530A Reading
Sat 3:30 PM-4:00 PM Conference Room
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
Sa1600A Reading
Sat 4:00 PM-4:30 PM Conference Room
Jayme Blaschke
Sa1600D Can SF Be Great Literature?
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom D
Minz, Richerson*, Levin, Spencer, Barrett
Are literary aspirations consistent with genre goals? OK, SF can be literary, but can it be great literature and still be SF? What SF Works do the panel fell meet high literary standards?
Sa1600E Fan Guest of Honor Event - Robert Taylor
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom E
Taylor, Siros*
An Interview of Fan Guest of Honor Robert Taylor
Sa1600DR Autographing
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Dealers Room
Carl, Crider, Moon
Sa1630F Ursa Major Brown Bag Book Auction
Sat 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom F
L. Ward, J. Ward
Get some great bargains on books and help out this San Antonio fan group at the same time.
Sa1630A Reading
Sat 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Conference Room
Marianne J. Dyson
Sa1700D Editor Guest of Honor Event: Betsy Mitchell
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom D
Mitchell, Moon*
Interview with Editor Guest of Honor Betsy Mitchell
Sa1700E Nanotech Visions and Realities
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom E
Asaro, Goonan, Fox, Person*
Images of utopia, or warnings of doom. MEMs, molecular computing, and new approaches to nano-scale construction. Is the vision knocking at our door?
Sa1700A Reading
Sat 5:00 PM-5:30 PM Conference Room
Lillian Stewart Carl
Sa1730A Reading
Sat 5:30 PM-6:00 PM Conference Room
K. D. Wentworth
Sa1700DR Autographing
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Dealers Room
deOrive, Martindale, Taylor
Sa1800A Reading
Sat 6:00 PM-6:30 PM Conference Room
Lee Martindale
Sa2000F Writing SF for TV and Movies
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom F
Russell, deOrive*, Williams
The challenges, frustrations, and rewards of writing for the screen (small or silver)
Sa2000A Reading
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Conference Room
Kathleen Ann Goonan
Sa2000E Art Auction
Sat 8:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom E
Sa2100F Applied Theology
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom F
Blaschke, Latner, Stoddard, Wentworth*, W. Wheeler
Creating religions for your universe. So it goes...
Sa2100A From Writer to Agent to Editor
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Conference Room
Dyson*, Martindale, Mitchell, Minz, Mills
Representatives from throughout the process describe how publishing really works.
Sa2200D The Dance
Sat 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Ballroom D
Ax Nelson
Su1000A Regional SFWA Meeting
Sun 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Conference Room
SFWA members are invited to attend this regional meeting. This is not a public event.
Su1100D Science Fiction Romance
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom D
Asaro, Carl, Dyson, Hale*, Minz
Relationships are central to much of fiction, and perhaps to life. Yet some books are identified as SF Romances - is this really a meaningful distinction? Is this a stigma, or a boon to marketing?
Su1100E An Author's Author
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom E
Crider, Cupp*, Goonan, W. Wheeler, Stoddard
SF Authors talk about the writers that they admire the most
Su1100F Artists who have influenced my work
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom F
Lebowitz, R. Mansfield*, Foster, Sherlock
Su1100A Reading
Sun 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Conference Room
Lynn Ward
Su1100DR Autographing
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Dealers Room
Kimbriel, Wells
Su1130A Reading
Sun 11:30 AM-Noon Conference Room
Alexis Glynn Latner
Su1200D Sympathy for the Devil
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom D
Denton, deOrive, Martindale, Wells, Allston*, Mills
Creating a really fascinating villain
Su1200E Meet Your Local Fan Groups
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom E
Duarte, J. Ward, Hinton, Taylor
Representatives from local groups devoted to all aspects of the SF/F experience (literary, gaming, media, etc) tell you all want to know.
Su1200F Inventing Aliens
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom F
Blaschke, M. Mansfield, Moon*, Rosen, Williams
Su1200A Reading
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Conference Room
Catherine Asaro
Su1200DR Autographing
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Dealers Room
Goonan, Mitchell, Sherlock
Su1300D Artist Guest of Honor Event
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom D
Slide and video show of Adam Mojo Lebowitz's work creating such shows as Babylon 5 and Star Trek Voyager.
Su1300E The Next Wave
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom E
Minz, Person*, Sterling
Let's make up a new SF movement
Su1300F Reflections in a Clouded Lens
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom F
Hale, Martindale, L. Ward, Wentworth, Allston*
Sympathetic - vs. stereotypical or biased - views of contemporary cultures and religions from an outsider's vantage. SF and Fantasy may present worlds that don't exist, but the cultures, ethnic groups, and religions are frequently drawn directly from contemporary reality, or historical examples. All too often, the portrayals incorporate shallow, negative stereotypes we bemoan in daily life or Hollywood (e.g., Islamic terrorists) but some have gone beyond this to give us insight and appreciation.
Su1300DR Autographing
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Dealers Room
Blaschke, Denton, Richerson
Su1400A Reading
Sun 2:00 PM-2:30 PM Conference Room
C.J. Mills
Su1400D Toastmaster Event: Mary Doria Russell
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom D
Russell, Richerson*
An Interview with Toastmaster Mary Doria Russell
Su1400E Giving Candy to Kids
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom E
Kimbriel, M. Mansfield, Wentworth*
What Sf would you recommend to your young nephew / niece?
Su1400F The Effects of SF on the Real World
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom F
R. Mansfield, Latner, Moon*
Can SF change the way people think? Should it?
Su1400DR Autographing
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Dealers Room
Barrett, W. Spector, Williams
Su1500D Reading
Sun 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom D
Neal Barrett, Jr.

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