Saturday, August 17, 2013

WorldCon Schedule

Here's my schedule for LoneStarCon3 (aka the World Science Fiction Convention).

Thursday 09:00 - 10:00: Stroll with the Stars

Friday 12:00 - 13:00: CGI and Storytelling
Can modern CGI effects properly illustrate the soul of a story like The Lord of the Rings? Now that incredible, eye popping special effects in genre films are a given, will we ever return to the importance of story? Can CGI enhance the story, without the prominence it has in so many films? Or will CGI just distract from the story?

Friday 15:00 - 16:00: Colossus, Skynet, or the Culture?
If and when our AI masters arrive, how will they come about? Will they spring spontaneously from the internet or be deliberately built by men? Our panelists discuss the possibility. Will they rule us, destroy us, or partner with us?

Saturday 10:00 - 11:00: Geeks in Popular Culture
The changing portrayal of geeks in media, comics and pop culture in general.

Sunday 10:00 - 11:00: Big Data. Check. Next Stop: Big Brother?
Google+Facebook+Microsoft+Prism=NSA becoming big brother. Or does it?

Monday 14:00 - 15:00: Autographing

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