Oh well, in for a penny in for a pound as the saying goes. After signing up for one panel the lovely convention people sent me a list of others and asked if I'd like to be on a few additional, and being the glutton for punishment I am I found some that I thought I could contribute to. Here's the list:
- Introversion Is Not A Bad Word - Friday 7:00PM - Floor 2 Salon 3
- Does society reward extroverts? Do we marginalize introverts?
Too often, introverts carry the negative label "anti-social" while
extroverts are labeled with the positive "people person." With
the SF community dominated by introverts, it's time to talk
about the difference between "shy," "anti-social" and ""; the
positive aspects of , and what we introverts can do to be better
understood by our extroverted friends and colleagues who
insist on pulling us out of our shell.
- Criticism and Critique in the 21st Century - Saturday 11:00AM - Floor 2 Salon 4
- Developments in social media and web 2.0 technology
continue to blur the line between amateur and professional
critics. As North American colleges and universities produce
record numbers of graduates, the media consuming public is
transforming itself into something that feels it ought to be
included in larger critical conversations. The purpose of this
panel would be to explore how professionals and amateurs
work together to evaluate genre media,
- All About Apple... Love or Hate - Saturday 2:00PM - Arctic
- Flawless design or Flawless marketing?
- The Future is Fascist: The Military Command Structure As The Preferred Form of Organization in SF - Sunday 10:00AM - Melville Room
- While a hierarchical rank system may be the best form of
organization for military spacecraft, it is not the way we
organize everything in society. Why is this structure so
prevalent within SF as the way to run, not just military units, but
cities and whole societies? Is SF anti-democratic?
- Lost Girl - Sunday 12:00PM - Arctic
- As this show grows in popularity what does it mean for the
future of Lost Girl? Now an international sensation, what
makes this show a success?