So I'll be at 8Pi-Con from June 27-29, attending for the first time ever. I'll be on four panels, all on the same day. Since I've never been, no idea what else I'll be doing; likely in the board game room if it's decent, and at some parties if they're not overcrowded.
Anyway, my schedule, for those that might care:
Sat 10:00am Who Isn't a Fan?
George W. Claxton, Mario Di Giacomo, Carl Fink (M), Adam Lipkin
ROUNDTABLE: The definition has expanded a lot since First Fandom, when it was written SF/Fantasy fandom. Gamers, costumers, medievalists, media fans … does fandom now include basically anyone with a hobby that isn’t sports?
Sat 2:00pm Supermen as Gods (mod)
George W. Claxton, Lisa Evans, Catt Kingsgrave, Adam Lipkin (M)
Supers in most of our comic books first appear in the 1920s. What if they had shown up in the 14th century? What effect would the culture they developed in have on the relationship between supers and the world that they live in? If Superman had landed in Europe in the 1300s, would he have become a warlord, or would he have become a god? If Black Panther had come into his power in the Middle Ages, would Wakanda have conquered all of Africa and then moved out to overwhelm Europe and Asia?
Sat 5:00pm Why Does Horror Survive as A Genre and How Has it Changed?
Lisa Amowitz, Adam Lipkin, Trisha J. Wooldridge (M)
ROUNDTABLE: Why does horror survive as a genre? What is it about horror that attracts us? What keeps us coming back for more? How has it changed? Has it changed for the better or worse? Has what scares us changed? What are our worst fears now?
Sat 6:00pm Scary Movies We Love
Susan Hanniford Crowley (M), Terry Franklin, Adam Lipkin, Jennifer Allis Provost, Kristi Petersen Schoonover
ROUNDTABLE: Come prepared everyone to talk about those scary movies we love and why we love them. What about them chills us to our bones and keeps us up at night. Audience participation is encouraged. Everyone be prepared with at least three movies to talk about.