3:30pm: Krushenko’s Opens
5:00 – 6:00pm: Intelligent Design?
Did the primal atom blow up by accident 15 billion years ago? Were we made by an old guy on a throne? Are we the product of really advanced space aliens? Is it turtles all the way down? Weapons checked at the door!
Ricky Foos, mod.; Eric M. Heideman
5:00pm – 9:00pm: Closed for dinner break & party set-up.
9:00pm – 2:00am: Tales of the Unanticipated 20th Anniversary Party
This small-press science fiction/fantasy publication, launched by MN-StF in 1986 and now published by TOTU Ink, celebrates its 20th anniversary during 2006; #27 will be out this August.
11:00am: Krushenko’s opens
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Boldly Go 101: Space Travel in Literary and Graphic Arts Media
Panel: A survey of space travel in novels, short stories, magazine illustrations, & comix/graphic novels. Eric M. Heideman, mod.
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Questions of Honor: The Works of David Weber and Eric Flint
Discussion: Share your thoughts about our Author Guests’ fiction, including the Honor Harrington universe & the ‘1632’ universe. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; David Weber, Eric Flint. Sponsored by Second Foundation, a Twin Cities speculative fiction book-discussion group that has met regularly since 1983.
3:30pm – 4:30pm: SF Writing Groups: The 2006 Scene
Discussion: This annual gathering allows representatives of writing groups specializing in science fiction & fantasy to report on how their groups started & how they function, and gives groups that are looking for new members a chance to connect with individuals who are interested in joining an SF writing group. Eric M. Heideman, convenor; sponsored (since 1986) by the Minnesota Imaginative Fiction Writers’ Alliance.
5:00pm – 6:00pm: What Scares You in a Horror Movie?
Panel: Are they things you don’t see? Is it gore? Clowns? Melissa Kaercher, mod.; Windy Bowlsby, Kristina Halseth, Eric M. Heideman, Pam Keesey
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Closed for dinner break & party set-up
9:00pm – 2:00am: A Party for Readers and Viewers
Sponsored by Second Foundation, an SF book-discussion group whose members are also film buffs.
11:00am: Krushenko’s opens
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Boldly Go 102: Space Travel in Performance Media
Panel: Looks at the portrayal of space travel in stage & radio plays, TV broadcasts & motion pictures. David Christenson, mod.; Eric M. Heideman
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Kong & Co.: Apes in Fact, Folklore, Fiction, and Film
Panel: Continuing our scary critters series (previous entries have included bats, bees/wasps, & ants), we this year look at fact & fancy about our closest relatives. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Melissa Kaercher, Pam Keesey
5:00pm – 7:30pm: Closed for dinner break & party set-up
7:30pm – 1:30am: Diversicon Party
Hosted by this multicultural, multimedia Twin Cities SF convention, the 14th
edition of which will occur August 11-13 in the Holiday Inn Select International Airport-Mall of America, with Guests Kelly Link and Bryan Thao Worra.