Capricon XXX, February 11-14, 2010

Convention Details

Scheduled Apperances

  • Reading:
    • Gene Wolfe - Friday, 02-12-2010 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Botanic Garden A (Capricon Cafe)
  • Panel Schedule:
    • I Write SF, but I'm a Techno-Idiot - Thursday, 02-11-2010 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Birch A
      Just because an author writes science fiction doesn’t mean they allow it into their lives. From the extreme of Harlan Ellison™ still using a manual typewriter or Ray Bradbury refusing to learn to drive, what Luddite tendencies plague today’s otherwise sophisticated science fiction author?
      Panelists: Richard Chwedyk (M), Fred Pohl, Gene Wolfe
    • The Way the Future Was (with Boskone) - Friday, 02-12-2010 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Birch A, Birch B
      Panelists: Fred Pohl, Robert J. Sawyer, Gene Wolfe
    • Hidden Religion in SF/F - Saturday, 02-13-2010 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Birch B
      Authors don’t have to create religions in their stories to infuse the narrative with religious motifs, there are more subtle ways to bring beliefs and their religious convictions into a story in ways the reader might not even realize.
      Panelists: Br. Guy Consolmagno (M), Eileen Maksym, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Gene Wolfe
    • Is SF/Fantasy a Dying Genre or Just Evolving? - Saturday, 02-13-2010 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm - Willow A
      A round table discussion which focuses on whether science fiction and fantasy are continually evolving or if the genres are in the process of dying out, and, if they are, what is causing their extinction.
      Panelists: Brian Babendererde, Rachel Cohan, Jody Lynn Nye (M), Kathryn Sullivan, Gene Wolfe
    • Religion and Science: At Odds? - Saturday, 02-13-2010 - 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Birch A
      Although some religious groups are opposed to the theory of evolution, others don't have a problem with it. Is this opposition the result of simple misunderstanding, a firm tenet of belief, or something else? What is really meant when a scientist talks about a theory? What does a non-scientist hear when that word is said?
      Panelists: Br. Guy Consolmagno, Phyllis Eisenstein, kT FitzSimmons (M), Gene Wolfe
    • Destiny vs. Free Will - Sunday, 02-14-2010 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Birch A
      Is it more comforting to know your future is already set or that you are free to succeed or screw up on your own?
      Panelists: Robert J. Sawyer, Gene Wolfe