For those of you who will be at Capricon, which begins this Thursday, here’s my schedule of programming. For those of you who will not be at Capricon, this is what you’ll be missing, you fools.
Opening Ceremonies – Thursday, 02-10-2011 – 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm – River C (Media)
Welcome to Capricon 31: Escape! Join us as we kick off this year’s event and get some idea of what to expect and to meet our GoHs and the people who make it all possible.
The Future of Cover Art in the Age of E-Books – Friday, 02-11-2011 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Botanic Garden B (Special Events)
As we move towards digital readers, what happens to cover art? How can you judge a book by its e-cover? Some cover art can be horrendous, so is this a good thing?
John Picacio (M)
2011 Hugo Awards: Potential Nominees – Friday, 02-11-2011 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Botanic Garden B (Special Events)
The nomination period for the 2011 Hugo Awards is open! What books, dramatic presentations, artists, fanzines, and new writers should be nominated?
Deb Geisler (M)
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Reading: John Scalzi – Friday, 02-11-2011 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Botanic Garden A (Special Events)
Science Fiction Films Today: More Special Effects than Science Fiction? – Saturday, 02-12-2011 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Willow
Are “Science Fiction” films still science fictional? Do cool special effects make up for the lack of actual science? What about critical successes like Moon, that didn’t have blockbuster special effects? Our film critics and experts discuss where SF and film is headed.
Bob Blackwood (M)
GoH Q & A: John Scalzi – Saturday, 02-12-2011 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Botanic Garden B (Special Events)
We think we know John Scalzi through his long-running blog, Whatever. But really, there’s so much more you don’t know, secrets he has not yet revealed. Come and ask your questions – you shall be answered!
Autographing: John Scalzi – Saturday, 02-12-2011 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Autograph Table
Can Bacon Go Wrong? – Sunday, 02-13-2011 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Botanic Garden B (Special Events)
Yes, we know that in theory, everything is better with bacon. But sometimes, occasionally, can it go horribly wrong? Can there be too much of this great thing? Are some things really not better with bacon? (Sunday morning pancakes not included.)
Brian “Thee Bluebeard” Miskelley
Erik V. Olson (M)
Closing Ceremonies & Feedback Session – Sunday, 02-13-2011 – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm – River C (Media)
All good things must come to an end and that includes Capricon 31, the best Capricon you’ll attend in 2011. Come to Closing Ceremonies to help us ring out the old con and usher in the new when the Cap32 chair gives a hint of what will happen when we convene in 2012.