- Publications Party 9:00pm-2:00am
Cohosted by Tales of the Unanticipated, a Twin Cities speculative fiction magazine, & MonsterZine.com, an online magazine about horror films.
- Krushenko’s Opens Noon
- Panel: Film Noir: The Classic Years, 1941-1958 12:30pm-1:30pm
Focuses on the classic films noir of that period, including The Maltese Falcon, Shadow of a Doubt, Double Indemnity, Detour, Scarlet Street, The Asphalt Jungle, and Touch of Evil. David Christenson, mod.; Eric M. Heideman, Pam Keesey.
- Panel: Poverty-Row Artist: The Films of Edgar G. Ulmer 2:00pm-3:00pm
A centennial look at the films and career of Ulmer (1904-1972), who contributed to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927), and directed the horror classics The Black Cat (1934) and Bluebeard (1944) and the film noir classics Detour and Strange Illusion (both 1945). Eric M. Heideman , mod.; David Christenson, Pam Keesey.
- Discussion: SF Writing Groups: The 2004 Scene 3:30pm-4:30pm
Our annual networking meeting at which persons looking for a science fiction/fantasy writing group have a chance to meet with groups that are currently looking for members, and/or in which individuals have a chance to put their heads together and start a new writing group.
Eric M. Heideman, convenor; sponsored by the Minnesota Imaginative Fiction Writers’ Alliance.
- Femme Fatale Party 9:00pm-2:00am
Come mingle with Femmes Fatale for an evening of intrigue and noir ambience. Each hour, we will provide prizes for trivia in the noir film genre and best noir costume. Emily Pullins , Pam Keesey, hosts.
- Krushenko’s opens Noon
- Discussion: The Fiction of Larry Niven 12:30pm-1:30pm
A good chance to show up and ask Larry Niven a question about his work in an intimate setting. Eric M. Heideman , mod.; Larry Niven. Sponsored by Second Foundation, a Twin Cities SF book-discussion group.
- Panel: Deadly Bees in Fact, Folklore, Fiction, and Film 2:00pm-3:00pm
Why do we fear bees? Is it their matriarchal culture? Is it that they’re better organized than we? Is the Queen Bee the Martha Stewart of the insect world? In this continuation of our BioHorror series (last year we looked at bats) a biologist and an ex-beekeeper lead this panel on the Killer Bee phenomenon in popular culture. David Christenson, Emily Pullins, co-mods.
- Panel: Ecological Disaster Films 3:30pm-4:30pm
What happens when two epic genres (EcoHorror and Disaster) collide? Films covered include Day of the Animals, Soylent Green, Silent Running, and The Day After Tomorrow. Emily Pullins, mod.; Pam Keesey.
- Diversicon Party 8:00pm-1:00am
Hosted by a Twin Cities multicultural speculative fiction convention to be held August 13-15.