Friday, 25/07 16:00 Growing Up Geek - How do you raise a fannish child? What do you do as a second generation fan? How do you deal with the interesting calls from school, or the utter confusion from your own classmates when you read your 'what I did over the summer' paper?
ME: This one will be easy. I grew up Geek. I have lots of Geek friends having children. I'll give them my friends comments.
Friday, 5/25/07 21:30 Rules of Metaphysics - It's magic, but there are rules... Our writers and gamers discuss how they create the rules that make their magical worlds work.
ME: This is a new panel but an awesome one to be on. I'm going to have to spend some time writing out what I do for Kendrick's magic.
Saturday, 5/26/07 14:30 World Creation for Gamers - How does world design differ between written, video and game platforms?
ME: I asked to be on this one. It will be easy. I've worked in the video game and written game industries.
Sunday, 5/27/07 10:00 Fun Ways to Kill Your Characters - A gamer/goth, anthropologist, pharmacologist, swordmaster, a Ranger and fan discuss all of the creative ways you can kill off your characters. It's not all blood and guts!
ME: I'm guessing I'm the "gamer/goth" on the panel. I'm going to have fun with this one. I'm going to put together the death stats on my FFF.
Sunday, 5/27/07 14:30 Geek of My Dreams - Where is my Geek? Panelists discuss what makes someone a geek, and what makes them sexually attractive.
ME: This one is new and very convenient since I'm in the stupidly smitten part of my romance with my new guy. Yes, we have flirted using the technical terms in QA testing. That's my man! Oh, yes. I'm moderating this panel.
Sunday, 5/27/07 20:00 So There I Was... - "So There I Was... in the middle of the field when..." Join RPGers as they share their gaming war stories. Bring your own to share.
ME: This is a new one. I'm not sure what I'm going to do for this. I'll think of something. Maybe best and worst RP experiences.
Monday, 5/28/07 10:00 Pandemic Flu - Spanish Flu. Hong Kong Flu. Bird Flu. What is it that generates an epidemic? What stops it? Is it inevitable that we will have another flu epidemic or can we stop it?
ME: Everyone is going to know about my apocalyptic fascination after this panel.
Monday, 5/28/07 14:30 Why and When to use a Pseudonym - Pseudonyms are frequently used by authors. But why would you want to use a different name? Isn't there an advantage in name recognition? Our panelists have all used different names in their writing, and will explain the pros and cons of using a pseudonym.
ME: I have the perfect props to bring for this panel - some of my RPG books and some of my erotica books.