ConFusion SF Convention – BRAIN PLUCKER http://www.brainplucker.com THE WONDER PUBLISHING GROUP BLOG Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Space Dog Podcast and bonus recordings from ConFusion 2011 http://www.brainplucker.com/new-space-dog-podcast-and-bonus-recordings-from-confusion-2011/ Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:34:37 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=1663 Space Dog PodcastI just posted the newest episode of the Space Dog Podcast that about the Art of Novel Creation. Here’s the details:

The newest Space Dog Podcast has a panel called The Art of Novel Creation with Peter V. Brett, Suzanne Church, Jim C. Hines, and Jim Frenkel. It’s freely available at the SFOHA’s Space Dog Podcast site.

Also from ConFusion 2011 are these two recordings:

The Great Propeller Beanie War:

What are the issues of yesteryear in Science Fiction that seemed important at the time but now seem passe?

(Joel Zakem, Mike Resnick, Rick Jackson, Michael ‘FREON’ Andaluz, and Larry Tucker)

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Transhumanism/Singularity:

Will the future spin out of control? Will we reach a point of such rapid technological progress that our limited biological brains cannot comprehend it? Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweill defined this concept, and we’re going to to talk about the subject.

(Richard Herrell, Aubrey de Grey, and Ben Best)

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Enjoy!

Listen to them here and/or visit the sites.

They can both be listened to at the Science Fiction Oral History Association site.

And the Space Dog Podcast is at SpaceDogPodcast.com

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Recordings of Kelley Armstrong, Cory Doctorow, Cat Rambo at ConFusion http://www.brainplucker.com/recordings-of-kelley-armstrong-cory-doctorow-cat-rambo-at-confusion/ Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:18:51 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=302 I got around to doing some sound processing and posting at the SFOHA site (Science Fiction Oral History Association). There are six panel recordings that all have some fascinating ideas. These were recorded January 23rd through the 25th earlier this year. ConFusion is long running con with a rich history. This year’s con was called Cryptic ConFusion. Next years con is I See By My ConFusion. It happens January 22-24 2010 at the Detroit-Troy Marriott.

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Sat Jan 24 10am
Plot: What turns great ideas into short stories or novels?
Description: We all know where ideas come from, don’t we? But what are we supposed to do with them after that? How do we translate those ideas into successful stories and novels? Come and find out!
(Kelley Armstrong, Violette Malan [M], Paul Melko, Catherine Shaffer and Sandee Rodriguez)

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Sat Jan 24 11am
Did Captain Kirk own a wallet?
Economics and SF how has science fiction has portrayed economics of the future over the years how have things changed, what are some of the enduring themes?
(Cory Doctorow, Tobias Buckell [M], Philip Edward Kaldon, Paul Melko and Matthew Stewart-Fulton)

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Sat Jan 24 12pm
Setting: Haven’t I been here before?
How important is setting to a reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the story? Is setting the real difference between S and SF? Are we overusing the settings we have, and are there any new ones?
(Violette Malan [M], Karl Schroeder, Catherine Shaffer, Doselle Young and Jim Frenkel)

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Sat Jan 24 1PM
Meet the New Boss: Young adult SF
How it is the same and different from adult SF and how it has evolved over the years and where it is going. Will it overtake Paranormal Romance and become the next big thing?
(Cory Doctorow, Kelley Armstrong, Anne Harris [M], Jim Frenkel, Doselle Young, Steven Harper Piziks)

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Sat Jan 24 3pm
Big Brother is Watching You!
Personal privacy in the electronic age we now have or will have chips on everything we own including pets, where is this all going? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
(Cory Doctorow, David Rozian, Steve Buchheit, Karl Schroeder [M], Catherine Shaffer)

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Sun Jan 25 12pm
Podcasting — the future of it
(Cat Rambo, Matthew Stewart-Fulton, Alexander Bouchard, and Rick Jackson)

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