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LibertyCon 30 Programming Schedule

Below you will find the Programming Schedule for LibertyCon 30,
our largest scheduling masterpiece to date!

This list will change by the time the convention gets here, so check back to see what's new. Also when it gets closer to LibertyCon we will have it available in our LC30 App for IOS and Android.


Please note that we will have several opportunities for autographs from authors during the weekend. We will have tables designated in the Hucksters' Room through which the writers will cycle during the weekend, and the schedule will be listed in the program. This year will see the return of the Author's Alley where authors can sit and chat with fans, sell and sign books without having to fight the crowds in the Huckster Room. These sessions are listed below. We will also have some specialized Mass Autograph sessions (1632Black Tide Rising, etc), and you'll also have plenty of opportunities to meet up with favorite authors throughout the convention... after all, that's one of the things we're known for!

If you get a bit confused as to what each event 'actually' is, we've included a glossary of sorts at the bottom of the page to explain our way of thinking for what you should look for in each panel/etc.

Also you can click on the name of a panelist to be taken to their specific Guest Page, complete with their individual panel schedule, or you can get there from the LibertyCon Guests links in the menu above as well.

(If you have problems with Javascript or would rather see an expanded schedule, you can use view it here)

If you would rather view the Schedule by the Location instead of by Day, you can see that view here.

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Stealth in Space
Ross Hathaway moderates this panel on stealth. In space we have a problem Anything in space generates heat if it has the power to move or survive. Heat is very detectable against the backdrop of very cold space. How is this overcome?
Fri 01:00PM Reading - Todd McCaffrey
Come out and have a seat as our Special GOH reads passages from his works.
Reading
Gallery A
(60 min)
Fri 01:00PM What's New in the World of Pirate Fantasy
Tamara Lowery moderates this panel on the subgenre of Pirate Fantasy.
Panel
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 01:00PM Paranormal Romance: Lovers and Stranger Others
Terry Maggert moderates this panel on the dynamics that drive the psyche in the world of paranormal romance.
Fri 01:00PM Art Out Loud: Fantasy Portrait Demonstration
In this live demonstration, AGoH Dan dos Santos will walk you through the process of creating a fantasy portrait in oil paints. You will see him execute a portrait from start to finish right before your eyes, implementing the exact same process he uses to create his well-known book covers. The artist will explain his materials, thought process and answer audience questions while he works.
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Fri 01:00PM Reading: Gray Rinehart & Ed McKeown
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 01:00PM Author's Alley (D.J. Butler, Plexico, Schantz, Wacks)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 01:00PM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha
Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice games in the Carta Room.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Fri 02:00PM How Electromagnetics Works
Dr. Hans Schantz explains how electromagnetics works by explaining near or reactive fields in a (mostly) non-mathematical fashion. For professional engineers and scientists, and informative for novices interested in understanding how the world works.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Fri 02:00PM The Future of Cybersecurity and CyberWarfare
Jay Roye moderates this panel on the realities and dangers looming on the horizon with respect to cybersecurity and the potentials of cyberwarfare. Here is a link to panel references: http://vocshop.com/rick/libertycon/cyberwar.html
Fri 02:00PM Reading: David Weber
Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages from his works.
Reading
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 02:00PM How to Approach Publishers
Gray Rinehart the Baen "Slushmaster General" moderates this panel on how best to approach publishers with you proposals and manuscripts.
Fri 02:00PM Reading: Brett Brooks & Van Allen Plexico
Come out and have a seat as our author guest read passages of his works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 02:00PM Author's Alley (Boop, Bragg/Daniel Butler, Burkhead, C. Kennedy, Schroeder)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 02:00PM Storytelling for the Kids
Regionally-renowned storyteller Henry Vogel will regale the children with a lively and energetic original stories as well as traditional folk tales. He has a fondness for "noodlehead" stories, funny stories, and stories with a twist.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Fri 03:00PM The New Madrid Fault System: Then and Now
Stephanie Osborn discusses the geology of the New Madrid fault complex, the historic quakes that made the Mississippi run backward, and what threat it has for us today.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Fri 03:00PM The Future of Military Flight
Pilots and Engineers dish on the future of helos, UAVs, and planes. Ross Hathaway will moderate.
Fri 03:00PM The Xenobiologist's Dream: Designing a Believable Alien Species
Robert Hampson moderates this panel on xenobiology and the requirements necessary to design of a believable alien species.
Fri 03:00PM Autograph Session (Belcher, Hartness, Hearne, D. Kennedy, G. Martin)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Fri 03:00PM "Check Out Our Edge" (Edged Weapons - That Is) - Show 'n' Tell from the Hank Reinhardt Collection
Toni Weisskopf moderates this discussion by master blade smiths and show and tell with weapons from the Hank Reinhardt collection.
Fri 03:00PM Kids Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition
Glenn Baggott will moderate this 5th edition game for kids.
Kids Prog.
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Fri 03:00PM OGRE Scenario with Davey
Play an OGRE scenario from the 6th edition boxed set - Davey Bolling Gamemaster.
Event
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Fri 03:00PM World Building in Dark Urban Fantasy
GOH Faith Hunter and Author David Coe / D.B. Jackson will run a 2 hour workshop on the ins and outs of world building in Dark Urban Fantasy genre.
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Fri 03:00PM Reading: Charity Ayres & Jeremy Hicks
Come and hear as our authors read from their selected works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 03:00PM Author's Alley (Arroz, Bragg/Daniel Butler, Gibbons, Grant, Mays)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 03:00PM Balloons of Doom
Doc Osborn unleashes controlled chaos with his balloons of doom!
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM The Walking Tedd (or Good Health for Geeks)
Dr. Robert Hampson and Patty McIntosh-Mize discuss gaining and maintaining good health. Discussion will encompass multiple topics to include: Evaluation - Where do you need to find balance?, Nutrition / Food & Hydration, Sleep Hygiene, Healing from Physical Trauma and Recovering from Disease (including regular visits to doctor and dentist), Stress Response (especially breathing), Exercise/Flexibility, Relationships, Beyond Balance: new challenges and adventures.
Fri 04:00PM The Confluence of the Science Fiction and Western Genres
Peter Grant moderates this panel on the differences and similarities between science fiction (Star Trek as Wagon Train in Space) vs Firefly vs Weird Wild West.
Fri 04:00PM Autograph Session (D.J. Butler, Cochrane, Hicks, Lackey, Swann)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Fri 04:00PM The Art of Short Story Writing
Lou Antonelli moderates this panel on the tricks and techniques of writing good short stories.
Fri 04:00PM Reading: Robert Buettner & Tom Kratman
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM Author's Alley (Allen, Bragg/Daniel Butler, Monroe, Morris, Patterson/Manning)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 04:00PM What's New in Children's SF & F Literature
Leia Powell moderates this panel on what is new in the world of children's science fiction and fantasy literature.
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Radium Girls of Science and Science Fiction
Jim Beall traces the history of women in science (especially nuclear) and science fiction as real-life scientists, characters, and authors from the beginning through to the present day.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Todd Talks
Special GOH Todd McCaffrey will present "Todd Talks" - if you get the reference, you know it will be most excellent!
Panel
Gallery A
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Concert Setup
Concert Setup
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Autograph Session (Gannon, Holo, Humphreys, Plexico)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Fri 06:00PM Straight Outta Tombstone
David Boop moderates this panel on the new Weird Wild West anthology "Straight Outta Tombstone"
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Creative Writing Workshop
Join Author Charity Ayres in a workshop to kick-start your writing! Learn some ways to get work done and focus on a goal while getting a critique on what you write on the fly. Pen or pencil and paper recommended! Prior writing samples not advised.
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(90 min)
Fri 06:00PM Reading: Karen and Kevin Evans
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Author's Alley (Brooks, Kemp, Lowery, S. Osborn, Sherrer)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 06:00PM Leia Reads Lei-Lei
Artist/Author Leia Powell reads from her new children's book: The Adventures of Little Lei-Lei: Toil and Trouble
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM The Discoveries of Kepler-186f and Kepler-37b
Science GOH Elisa Quintana and Exoplanet scientist Tom Barclay discuss their historic discoveries Kepler-186f and Kepler-37b.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM The Artist's Way: Artist's on the Art of Creation
Artist GOH Dan dos Santos moderates this panel on the creative spark and what drives inspiration.
Fri 07:00PM Concert: Beth Patterson
Come hear the magic of Beth Patterson's Celtic Cajun Bouzouki!
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Autograph Session (Buettner, Coe/Jackson, Matthews, Morris, Osborn)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Fri 07:00PM The Real-Life Inspirations for Fantasy and Horror
Literary GOH Kevin Hearne and author Cherie Priest talk about the settings for their work and how they inspire their stories--the lesson for aspiring writers being that ideas for stories and novels are everywhere you look, and anchoring your fantasy or horror in modern reality help sell the fantastic and horrific as believable.
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM OGRE Scenario with Steve Jackson
Jump into the fray with the man himself! - Steve Jackson and Davey Bolling
Event
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Fri 07:00PM Star Realms Tournament
Author Jonathan Del Arroz will host a Star Realms Tournament with prizes
Event
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Fri 07:00PM Gaming Vendor Demos
Come see and play the latest games brought to you by a local game store
Demonstration
Norfolk Room
(240 min)
Fri 07:00PM Reading: Nick Braker & David Pascoe
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Author's Alley (Maggert, Mandragora, McKeown, Rinehart, Sherrer)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 07:00PM Reading - Gail Z. Martin & Declan Finn
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
Reading
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Fri 07:30PM From Concept to Query
Anna Grace Carpenter presents From Concept to Query. This workshop will show you how to find the "high concept" at the heart of your novel, craft a 2-3 sentence pitch, and explore techniques to turn that pitch into a full query letter, plus some basic Do This, Not That for the querying process and search for an agent.
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(90 min)
Fri 08:00PM Training for War for Writers
Armies and navies, ground, wet or space, don't just spring up with the stamp of a foot. And individual training in Basic, Boot Camp, or OCS just scratches the surface. Come and learn the whys and the hows of actually training men (and women) for war so you can write it credibly. Tom will have an autograph session during the last 15 minutes.
Presentation
Finley Room
(120 min)
Fri 08:00PM Medicine, Monsters and the Apocalypse
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this panel on the medical aspects of surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape.
Fri 08:00PM Concert: Gray Rinehart
Come join FilkMaster Gray Rinehart as he performs songs off his albums, with a few additional numbers (either original or covers)! Come on, come all!
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Comedic Urban Fantasy
Stephen Simmons moderates this interesting Pratchettesque look at urban fantasy from the hilarious side.
Fri 08:00PM Reading: Rick Boatright & Karl Gallagher
Come hear our Authors read from their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Author's Alley (Holmes, Howell, Sherrer, Spriggs)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Autograph
Author's Alley
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha
Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice in the Carta Room.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Law Enforcement for SF&F Writers / Readers
Science Fiction and Fantasy writers who are also law-enforcement workers discuss how SF&F portrays law enforcement, and compares those practices to real-world law enforcement. They will talk about where fiction differs from reality and discuss what works in stories and what really is fantasy.
Panel
Gallery A
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Reading: John Ringo
Come and hear these 30th Anniversary GOH John Ringo read passages of his works!
Reading
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Artist Meet & Greet
Did something catch your eye in the Art Show? This is a chance to meet the Artist and let them tell you about it. Don't forget to bid!
Fri 09:00PM Junk Science: What is it? Why is there so much of it?
Junk Science is said to be "faulty scientific data and analysis used to advance specific interests and hidden agendas." Often those agendas are rooted in little more than fear of the unknown or misplaced dogma. Dr. Ben Davis explores and debunks many of the bizarre notions that are now made popular by the Internet, as well as any number of cable media outlets. While poking fun at a number of these beliefs, the damaging impact and alarming consequences of this type of thinking is discussed.
Presentation
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Are You a Werewolf?
Are You a Werewolf? -- the classic re-interpretation of the old Mafia game of mob rule and paranoia as MC'd by Todd McCaffrey.
Event
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Fri 09:00PM Setup for Dance
Setup / Prep for Dance
Event
Roosevelt Room
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Reading: David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson and Geoffrey Mandragora
Come and enjoy a reading by our author guests.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Author's Alley (Belcher, Holo, Howell, Vogel, Wacks)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 09:00PM Reading: Susan Matthews & David Burkhead
Come out and here our authors read passages from their works.
Reading
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM JordanCon 10 Room Party
Come enjoy JordanCon hospitality and support your local con!
Room Party
Party Alley
(180 min)
Fri 09:00PM XERPES Room Party
Come join Frank and Millie for the XERPES Room Party! Support your local con!
Room Party
Party Alley
(180 min)
Fri 09:00PM CONStellation XXXV: Horologium Room Party
Come and enjoy Huntsville Hospitality and support the last Constellation!
Room Party
Party Alley
(180 min)
Fri 09:00PM ChattaCon 43 Room Party (in the parking lot)
Come to the ChattaCon Room Party and support your local con!
Room Party
Party Alley
(180 min)
Fri 10:00PM Current Regulations on Space Activities
Space lawyer Laura Montgomery, now of Ground Based Space Matters, who worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, will talk about the licensing and regulation of commercial space transportation will discuss the current state of regulations regarding activities in space.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Our Morbid Fascination with Zombies
Mark Wandrey moderates this intriguing look at Zombie fiction sub-genre of horror.
Fri 10:00PM Spades Tournament (First Round Part A)
Every year THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE to win bragging rights for a year. Will you be the one? Sign-up sheets will be in Gallery B.
Fri 10:00PM Technological Future of War
Michael Z. Williamson moderates this perennial panel on how today's advances will affect the future of warfare.
Fri 10:00PM Paranormal Activities Panel
Our panel of intrepid paranormal researchers and writers will talk about their latest endeavors. Paul Cagle (Mod.)
Roundtable
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Call of Cthulhu 7th edition
Anita Moore will gamemaster this session of eldritch delights! Classic or perhaps an original scenario.
Event
Norfolk Room
(240 min)
Fri 10:00PM Friday Night Dance
Bielaczyc Brothers DJ an old LibertyCon tradition, the Friday Night Dance!
Event
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Fri 10:00PM Reading: Straight Outta Tombstone (David Boop, Sarah Hoyt, Peter Wacks)
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages from Straight Outta Tombstone.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Author's Alley (Ayres, Belcher, Howell, Leacock)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Autograph
Author's Alley
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Reading: David Drake
Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages of his works
Reading
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Fri 11:00PM Spades Tournament (First Round Part B)
Every year THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE to win bragging rights for a year. Will you be the one? Sign-up sheets will be at the Gallery B.
Event
Gallery B
(90 min)
Day Time Name of Event
Sat 08:30AM Walking With the Pros
Toni Weiskopf has organized a morning constitutional for pros and fans. Come for an early morning walk with the pros. All Welcome.
Event
Building 1 Lobby
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Practical Linguistics in Crafting Voice
Literary GOH Kevin Hearne presents a workshop defying the old saw that "you can't teach voice." Maybe it can't be taught in its totality, but this workshop will cover practical techniques to make your characters pop and sound distinct from one another in both third person and first person POVs. Plenty of examples from lit and a firm belief from the instructor that you can master this.
Workshop
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Tall Tales and Short Stories
Tim Bolgeo (mod.) takes us for a stroll down memory lane of SF conventions past and fannish history.
Sat 10:00AM Make It, Take It / Sit'n'Stitch
Make It Take It - hands on costuming led by Susan Brady - materials supplied and kids are welcome. Held in conjunction with Sit'n'Stitch hosted by Cathe Smith - come and tat, knit, stitch, crochet, etc. to your heart's content!
Sat 10:00AM What's New in 1632
Rick Boatright moderates this panel on what is new in the 1632 universe in all it's alternate history glory, with a mass autograph session to follow.
Sat 10:00AM Autograph Session (Arroz. Leacock, Mandragora, Ringo)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Sat 10:00AM Cookie Decorating In the Con Suite
For the Kids! Cisca Small will school the little ones in the fine art of Cookie Decorating. Come one, come all!
Kids Prog.
Con Suite
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM The Blade Files
Daniel Allen Butler and Scott Bragg talk about the 3 books and the new anthology their science fiction series the Blade Files.
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Kids Dungeons & Dragons. 5th Edition
Glenn Baggot will run this 5th Edition campaign for kids.
Kids Prog.
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Sat 10:00AM Banquet Set Up
Setup for the GOH Urban Fantasy Banquet
Event
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Sat 10:00AM Reading: Darin Kennedy & Mark Wandrey
Come and hear these authors read passages from their works!
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Author's Alley (Coe/Jackson, Holmes, Kemp, Schantz)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 11:00AM The Search for Life in the Universe
Science GOH Dr. Elisa Quintana will moderate this discussion of the current state of this enterprise of grand discovery, to include SETI, missions to the moons in our Solar System, searching for signs of life on exoplanets and updates from the Goldilocks zone.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Now What? Getting Your Plot Unstuck and Overcoming Writer's Block
A.G. Carpenter moderates that panel on overcoming writer's block with tips and tricks for getting your plot unstuck and taking your story all the way to the end. Various approaches to getting the gears turning again will be offered by combining the expertise of multiple authors.
Sat 11:00AM Autograph Session (Hunter, McCaffrey)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Artist Guest of Honor Walk Through
Stroll among the wondrous works of art in our Art Show with the Artist Guest of Honor Dan dos Santos. All artists are encouraged to attend.
Event
Art Show
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Space Debris and the Issues of Satellite Survivability
Karl Gallagher moderates this panel on space debris and other issues impacting the survivability of our satellite constellations.
Sat 11:00AM Reading: Rich Weyand & Paul Cagle
Come out and have a seat as our author guests do a reading from their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Author's Alley (Boop, Grant, Humphreys, C. Kennedy, Maggert)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 11:00AM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha
Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice in the Carta Room.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 11:30AM 1632 Mass Autograph Session
Mass autograph session immediately follows the 1632 Roundtable. Limit 2 books per person per pass thru the line.
Sat 12:00PM Ask A Master Gunsmith
Michael Z. Williamson moderates this Q&A session and display of antique firearms.
Panel
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Favorite Ghost Stories
Local Ghost Hunter Mark Fults will moderate this panel on favorite ghost stories both local and across the South.
Sat 12:00PM Autograph Session (Gilliam, Perry, Spriggs, Vogel)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM What's New in the World of Steampunk
Gail Z. Martin moderates this panel on all things steampunk and what's new in the realm of steampunk fiction.
Sat 12:00PM Urban Fantasy: Druids in the 'Hood Luncheon Banquet and Guest of Honor Speeches
Urban Fantasy themed Luncheon Banquet. Come hear the Guests of Honor speak!
Sat 12:00PM Reading - H.P. Holo & Beth Patterson
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages from their works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Author's Alley (Allen, Cordova, Lowery, Plexico, Schroeder)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 12:00PM Puppet Show
James Ward will once again please all ages with his masterful puppetry.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Urban Legends: Modern Myth
Stephanie Osborn talks about how modern urban legends relate to mythological themes and how authors can mine them for story ideas.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Future Societies - More of the Same or Something Completely Different?
Bill Thomasson moderates this panel on Future Societies. Should Science Fiction be our guide to something completely different or will the future really be more of the same?
Sat 01:00PM Autograph Session (Alberich, Baker, Gallagher, Lowery)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Sat 01:00PM Reading - Charles E. Gannon
Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages of his works
Reading
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Reading: Dina Leacock & Michael J. Allen
Authors Dina Leacock and Michael J. Allen will read from their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Author's Alley (Burkhead, D.J. Butler, Carpenter, Cordova, Mandragora)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 01:00PM Balloons of Doom
Doc Osborn unleashes controlled chaos with his balloons of doom!
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM The Energy Smorgasboard
Dave Bogen moderates this presentation / panel on alternative energy sources and their incorporation into our electric grid.
Sat 02:00PM C.H.U.D. Lives
Eric S. Brown moderates this panel on the glorious resurrection in the form of an anthology of the bad B movie horror classic C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers) .
Sat 02:00PM Baen Traveling Slideshow and Prize Patrol
Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe. (And there will be giveaways!) Fans of the Black Tide Rising universe won't want to miss a special announcement about this series!
Sat 02:00PM Autograph Session (Burkhead, Finn, C. Kennedy)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM The Middle Ages as Inspiration for Epic and High Fantasy
S. Andrew Swann moderates this panel on favorite cultures and eras of the Middle Ages that inspired works of Epic and High Fantasy
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Munchkin Express Flight 1
First flight of the Munchkin Express event
Event
Norfolk Room
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Munchkin Express
A series of mini-Munchkin games (4 Flights - each an hour long and starting on the hour) with the winner guaranteed a chair at the game with Munchkin Master Steve Jackson. This is designed to be a play one or play all kind of thing, so if you only have time for one game, jump in anyway!
Event
Norfolk Room
(240 min)
Sat 02:00PM Banquet Clean-up
Banquet Clean-up and room reset
Event
Roosevelt Room
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Reading: Faith Hunter
Come out and have a seat as our GOH read passages from her works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Author's Alley (Ayres, Carpenter, Hartness, Martin, Monroe)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 02:00PM Storytelling for the Kids
Regionally-renowned storyteller Henry Vogel will regale the children with a lively and energetic original stories as well as traditional folk tales. He has a fondness for "noodlehead" stories, funny stories, and stories with a twist.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 02:30PM Charity Art Jam
Watch the Artists bounce around ideas and complete their vision before time runs out. All the pieces will go to the Charity Auction to be auctioned off!
Event
Art Show
(90 min)
Sat 03:00PM Outer Space Treaties and the Legal Barriers to Space Exploration
Space Lawyer Laura Montgomery will present the international and domestic legal barriers to the exploration of space, and how treaties affect our ability to broaden our economic and political will across the cosmos.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Dark Urban Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Suspense: Where Do the Lines Blur?
David Coe/D.B. Jackson moderates this panel on the the tenuous seams between genres, and where the lines blur between Horror, Paranormal Romance and Paranormal Suspense.
Sat 03:00PM Spades Tournament (Second Round)
Every year THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE to win bragging rights for a year. Will you be the one? Sign-up sheets will be in Gallery B.
Event
Gallery B
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Autograph Session (Allen, Daniel Butler, Bragg, Witzke)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Sat 03:00PM Large Action Trivial Pursuit
Glenn Baggott and Fritz Fotovich host this event that is sure to become a new favorite!
Event
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Are You a Werewolf?
Are You a Werewolf? -- the classic re-interpretation of the old Mafia game of mob rule and paranoia as MC'd by Todd McCaffrey.
Event
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Sat 03:00PM Munchkin Express Flight 2
Second flight of the Munchkin Express event
Event
Norfolk Room
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Reading: S. Andrew Swann & Cherie Priest
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of his works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Author's Alley (Gibbons, Hartness, Hoch, Martin, S. Osborn)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 03:00PM Kids Costuming / Masquerade and Magic Show
For the kids who love to dress up and show off we offer a great combo. Doc Osborn will introduce each child at the start of his Magic Show and then entertain them in his wonderful world of magic while judges award prizes (Judges: Jonna Hayden, Tamara Lowery, Susan Brady and Debi Chowdhury).
Sat 04:00PM Planetary Formation
Science GOH Elisa Quintana and Exoplanet Scientist Tom Barclay will host this presentation on latest breakthroughs in the science of planetary formation.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM What's New from Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson dishes on the latest developments from his secret games laboratory. He will even sign autographs. Come one, come all!
Presentation
Gallery A
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Spades Tournament (Final Round)
Every year THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE to win bragging rights for a year. Will you be the one? Sign-up sheets will be in Gallery B.
Event
Gallery B
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Autograph Session (McKeown, Pascoe, Sherrer)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Ice Cream Social
Our hospitality staff's way to cool you off on a hot July afternoon.
Event
Con Suite
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Retro-Futurist Alternate History Reprise
Lou Antonelli moderates this panel on the myriad possibilities of worlds set in retro-futurist alternate history universes.
Sat 04:00PM Meddling Kids RPG
Brett and game creator Allyson Brooks will Gamemaster a session of the RPG Meddling Kids.
Kids Prog.
Norfolk Room
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Munchkin Express Flight 3
Third flight of the Munchkin Express event
Event
Norfolk Room
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Chain Mail Workshop
Bryan Jones will conduct a workshop on the ancient skill of creating chain mail. He will provide rings and fittings gratis for each attendee to make a chain mail bracelet.
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Sat 04:00PM Reading - The 4 HorsePersons of the Anthology (Cordova, Ezell, Massa, Smith)
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Author's Alley (Hartness, Hoch, Lackey, Martin, Patterson/Manning)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 04:00PM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha
Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice games in the Carta Room.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Short Film Screenings and Q&A: "Karma" & "To Fight"
Karma: 2 teens find themselves in a world of trouble after a drug deal gone bad. Having taken a hostage, they attempt to lay low in what appears to be an abandoned house. What waits for them is more than they are prepared for. To Fight: Tommy is a former boxing champion who has fallen on hard times. In need of an escape, he retreats to the only place he knows to get away from things -his old training gym. There Tommy learns their are some problems you can't stand up to, some things you can't figh
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Archeology in Science Fiction and Fantasy - Round 2
A Paleontologist, 3 Archaeologists and a Lawyer comprise this panel of experts, who dish on how archeology informs genre writing. Bob Buettner (Mod.)
Sat 05:00PM Freehold: Written in Blood
Michael Z. Williamson moderates this roundtable about the new Freehold anthology, and talks about what it takes to flog this bunch of miscreants into a cohesive story arc. SPECIAL: autographed bookplates for Freehold: Forged in Blood will be available.
Sat 05:00PM Autograph Session (Hearne, Maggert, Monroe, S. Osborn)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Masters of Military Science Fiction
Chris Kennedy moderates this discussion on the essential elements necessary to create good hard military science fiction.
Sat 05:00PM Munchkin Express Flight 4
Fourth flight of the Munchkin Express even
Event
Norfolk Room
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Faith Hunter's Rogue Mage RPG
Go on an adventure set in the world of Thorn St. Croix from Faith Hunter's Rogue Mage series of novels - Davey Bolling,GameMaster
Event
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Sat 05:00PM Reading: Hans Schantz & Karen Bogen
Hear our authors read from their various works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Author's Alley (Coe/Jackson, D. Kennedy, Lackey, McKeown, Spriggs)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 05:00PM A Halloween Children's Story
Author Martin Powell (who has published many children's books) will read a Halloween children's story.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Art and Charity Auction Setup
Room prep
Event
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Win, Lose or Draw with the Pros
Jeff Jarvis hosts this fun and hilarious game of Win, Lose or Draw - come one, come all!
Sat 06:00PM Gothic Horror and the Birth of Vampire Romanticism
David Baird moderates this panel on the historical roots of vampire romanticism.
Sat 06:00PM Kolchak, X-Files and the Joys of Cryptozoology
Bigfoot expert Eric S. Brown moderates this tongue-in-cheek paean to cryptozoology and as seen through the lens of its biggest fans - Karl Kolchak and Fox Mulder.
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Munchkin with Steve Jackson
Play Munchkin with the Munchkin Master himself! Register in the Norfolk Room to get a seat at the table by raffle (Norfolk Room) or win the Munchkin Express event for your chair! Either way, don't miss out on a chance to stick it to the Man! Raffle to be drawn at 5:00 pm on Saturday and winners will be posted in Norfolk and in the Con Suite. - Steve Jackson and Gaming Staff
Event
Norfolk Room
(120 min)
Sat 06:00PM Gaming Vendor Demos
Come see and play the latest games brought to you by a local game store
Demonstration
Norfolk Room
(240 min)
Sat 06:00PM One Last Job RPG With Doug Loss
One Last Job is a collaborative story-telling game. Here is a link to get the full story. http://www.libertycon.org/index.php/news-events
Event
Norfolk Room
(180 min)
Sat 06:00PM Indie Publishing Workshop
Peter Grant and Dorothy Klapp will continue their series on indie publishing at Liberty this year, and will additionally address writing in multiple genres/categories of fiction, and also how to deal with obstacles that can crop up and interrupt one's progress.
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Sat 06:00PM Reading: Lou Antonelli & Laura Montgomery
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Author's Alley (Brooks, D. Kennedy, Lackey, Swann, Woods)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 06:00PM Reading: Rob Howell & Dave Schroeder
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
Reading
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 07:00PM Art and Charity Auction
Make sure you don't get outbid - come and enjoy our auctioneers and fabulous artwork, books, Tuckerizations, etc..
Sat 07:00PM Past and Future Vogue: Fashion influences on Science Fiction and Fantasy
Clothing Historian Jonna Hayden moderates this interdisciplinary panel on how fashion across time informs SF&F.
Sat 07:00PM Setup for ARTC
Setup for ARTC Performance
Event
Centennial Theater
(120 min)
Sat 07:00PM Revenge of the Podcasters
Our intrepid and eclectic group of podcasters will dish on their glamorous profession. Brian Cooksey (Mod,)
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 07:00PM Reading: Daniel Allen Butler & Scott Bragg
Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages of their works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 07:00PM Author's Alley (Braker, Holo, D. Kennedy, Vogel, Woods)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 07:00PM Reading - T. J. Morris & De Anna McHarge Manning
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.
Reading
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Cage Match: DC vs. Marvel
Comics professionals dish on who has done the best job bringing the comics to the big screen. Van Allen Plexico moderates.
Sat 08:00PM Madness and Harmony, Adventures in Film Making
Making a movie is a massive undertaking, with so many people, there are bound to be crazy stories. Robert S. Evans has been in the world of film making for nearly 16 years. From professional sets, to tight budgeted independent productions, he has tons of stories to tell. From drafting a script, to finishing the last video render, hear the first hand accounts, and learn a bit about it in the process.
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Secrets of the Puppet Master
Our resident Puppet Master James Ward will reveal the arcane arts of puppetry!
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Reading: Jonathan Del Arroz & Mark Fults
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of from their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Author's Alley (K. Bogen, Gilliam, Mays, Perry, Woods)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 08:00PM Reading: Taylor Hoch & Nan Monroe
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of from their works
Reading
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM No S**T There I Was Just Minding My Own Business ....
John Ringo moderates this "war story" discussion with writers who are veterans.
Sat 09:00PM ARTC Presentations: At the DMV, The Three Galaxateers, Nairobi Jack and the Lost Gold and a new Rory Rammer Space Marshall.
This year ARTC brings a selection of short subjects guaranteed to thrill and amuse. This year's audio offerings are a tale of tragedy "At the DMV," by Dave Schroeder, the debut of a new series by Ron N. Butler, "The Three Galaxateers," a tease of our soon-to-be-released series "Nairobi Jack and the Lost Gold of the Atlantimengani" by Thomas E. Fuller, and a brand new episode of "Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Cattle-Pen of the Republic". Plus a sneak peek at our bra
Presentation
Centennial Theater
(120 min)
Sat 09:00PM Future Illnesses / Blights / Contagions - What's Coming Next?
Robert Hampson moderates this panel on future plagues and other health concerns that may be lurking around the corner.
Sat 09:00PM Book Cover Basics For Indie Authors
Learn what it takes to make a professional looking cover from book cover designer, Dawn Witzke. She'll cover design programs, artwork, typography and how to put it all together.
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Sat 09:00PM Reading - Rod Belcher & Steve Simmons
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Author's Alley (K. Bogen, Gallagher, Gilliam, Morris, Perry)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 09:00PM Reading: David (D.J.) Butler & Allan Kemp
Come out and hear our author guests read from their works.
Reading
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM The Blade Files Series Book Launch Party
TBD
Room Party
Party Alley
(180 min)
Sat 09:00PM Ram's Head Books Pavilion Party in the Party Area
"Ram's Head Books announces the publication of Taylor Hoch's XXX
Room Party
Party Alley
(120 min)
Sat 09:00PM AESC & Thorn Publishing Party / "For a Fistful of Credits" Book Launch Party and Mass Autograph Session
AESC & Thorn Publishing Party Book Launch together with a Book launch and mass autograph session for "For a Fistful of Credits", a new anthology set in the Four Horsemen Universe and hosted by Mark Wandrey and Chris Kennedy.
Sat 09:00PM Moondream Press / Copper Dog Publishing and Jersey Pines Ink Book Launch/Room Party
Moondream Press Book Launch Party for "The Lost", "Jac and her Beanstalk", The Great Soap Rebellion" and "SHA'DAA:TOYS"; Jersey Pines Ink Book Launch for "TBA"
Sat 10:00PM Illustrating for the Gaming Industry
Melissa Gay moderates this probative panel discussion on the ins and outs of illustrating for the gaming industry.
Sat 10:00PM Twenty Years Under Jurisdiction, or, Andrej Koscuisko: Still P*ssing People Off After Twenty Years
Susan Matthews presents this retrospective on her most colorful character, Andrej Koscuisko!
Presentation
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 10:00PM Reading: John Hartness & Paula Jordan
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 10:00PM Author's Alley (K. Bogen, Del Arroz, Gilliam, McKeown, Wacks)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 10:00PM Reading: Stephanie Osborn & Kal Spriggs
Come out and hear our authors read passages from their works
Reading
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Dr. Robert Hampson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.
Sat 12:00AM Call of Cthulhu 7th edition
Anita Moore gamemasters this after Midnight session of eldritch horror! Play if you dare.
Event
Norfolk Room
(240 min)
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Sun 08:30AM Walking With the Pros
Toni Weiskopf has organized a morning constitutional for pros and fans. Come for an early morning walk with the pros. All Welcome.
Event
Building 1 Lobby
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM The Art of Dan dos Santos
Artist GOH Dan dos Santos will present a retrospective on his art.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Writer's Spouse Panel
Miriam Ringo moderates this panel where writer's spouses get together to answer questions about what it's like living with an author.
Sun 10:00AM Reinhardt Legacy Fight Team
The Reinhardt Legacy Fight Team is a weapons demonstration team of former friends and students of legendary swordsmanship authority Hank Reinhardt. The Team demonstrates the use of classical weapons with cutting demonstrations and full contact sparring.
Demonstration
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Autograph Session (Antonelli, Brown, Drake, Fults, Wandrey)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Sun 10:00AM Support Services in Military SF
Are military support services (intel, engineering, logistics, medical, etc.) accurately portrayed in Military SF? Our blue ribbon panel of military experts will discuss where the best and worst descriptions can be found. Tom Mays moderates.
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 10:00AM Reading: The Writing Hoyts
Sarah and Daniel Hoyt read from their works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Author's Alley (Grant, Hicks, Mandragora, Patterson/Manning)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sun 10:00AM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha
Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice in the Carta Room
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Creativity, Invention and the Patent Process
Dr. Hans Schantz, with 40 patents to his credit, will cover creativity, invention and the patent process, with emphasis on invention, the process of patenting and the commercialization of inventions.
Presentation
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Broken Heroes and How They Save the World (Or The Story)
John Hartness moderates this panel of the journeys and trials that "everyman" faces and how he evolves into a hero.
Sun 11:00AM Meet the Author: John Ringo
John Ringo will begin with an introduction, hold a Question and Answer session, and will sign books during this free-wheeling hour.
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Autograph Session (Ayres, Carpenter, Howell, Lackey, Rinehart)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Sun 11:00AM Space Opera: What is your favorite Aria?
Doug Dandridge moderates this panel on the best and the worst examples of Space Opera.
Sun 11:00AM Room reset after Kaffeeklatsch
Room reset after Kaffeeklatsch
Event
Roosevelt Room
(30 min)
Sun 11:00AM Reading: Scott W. Baker & Dawn Witzke
Come and hear our authors read from their upcoming works!
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Author's Alley (Boop, Hicks, Morris, Spriggs)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Autograph
Author's Alley
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Large Action Trivial Pursuit
Glenn Baggott and Fritz Fotovich host this event that is sure to become a new favorite!
Event
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sun 11:30AM Project (Newspaper) Runway
Costume Designer Jonna Hayden says "Why should the kids have all the fun?" Gather up your friends and build a complete costume out of newspaper in 90 minutes! In this workshop you'll be divided into teams and have a limited time to build a complete outfit out of newspaper, tape, staples and your team's brilliant brains! Come prepared to work fast! At the end we'll have a short runway show where you get to explain and show off your creations! NO special skills required, other than a
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(90 min)
Sun 12:00PM Pimp My SF Ride: Submarine Edition
Steve Simmons moderates this panel on the Nautilus and her spiritual grandchildren in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Sun 12:00PM The Robot Economy Where no Human Has to Work - How might that Turnout?
Bill Thomasson moderates this panel on the perils and possibilities of robot based economies.
Sun 12:00PM World Mythology and It's Influence on Science Fiction and Fantasy Art and Literature
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this interdisciplinary panel on how world mythology has shaped and influenced science fiction and fantasy art and literature.
Sun 12:00PM Autograph Session (Bogen, dos Santos, Maggert)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM What's New From Copper Dog Publishing
Publisher Michael Hanson and his authors talk about what's new this year from Copper Dog Publishing / Moondream Press, the folks that bring you the Sha'Daa series.
Sun 12:00PM Meddling Kids RPG
Brett and game creator Allyson Brooks will Gamemaster a session of the RPG Meddling Kids.
Kids Prog.
Norfolk Room
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM Reading - Becky Kyle & Lydia Sherrer
Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages of her works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM Author's Alley (Coe/Jackson, Holo, C. Kennedy, Lowery, Schroeder)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sun 12:00PM Leia Reads Lei-Lei
Artist/Author Leai Powell reads from her new children's book: The Adventures of Little Lei-Lei: Toil and Trouble
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sun 01:00PM Celebrity Jeopardy
Watch as Kevin Hearne, Dan dos Santos, and Elisa Quintana battle it out with fast answers on Art, Science, Literature and other fun topics.
Sun 01:00PM YA SF&F Literature - How To Keep the Young Mind's Attention in the Age of Video.
S. Andrew Swann moderates this panel on writing YA science fiction and fantasy literature that will capture the attention of youth in an age where there is so much competition for ever diminishing available time.
Sun 01:00PM The Influence of Dark Urban Fantasy on Mainstream Media
Gail Z. Martin moderates this in-depth look at the influence of dark urban fantasy on mainstream media.
Sun 01:00PM Autograph Session (Cordova, Ringo, Weber (13:00 - 13:30 only))
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 2 books (if you bring more, get 2 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sun 01:00PM Science Research for Writers
Robert Hampson moderates this panel discussion on how writers can research technical/science questions.
Sun 01:00PM BEWARE OF THE PLANTS!
Whether it's Triffids, Ents, Bulbasaurs, Integral Trees, Willy Wonka's edible daffodil teacups, or spiky horrors of Dread Carcosa, plants are an important part of any sci-fi, fantasy, or horror world. Design your own with roleplaying game artist Melissa Gay! All ages welcome, pencils and paper provided!
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Sun 01:00PM Reading: Tom Mays & Griffin Barber
Come out and have a seat as our author read passages from his works.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sun 01:00PM Author's Alley (Burkhead, D.J. Butler, Gibbons, Plexico)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sun 01:00PM Balloons of Doom
Doc Osborn unleashes controlled chaos with his balloons of doom!
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Traumatic Brain Injury: From GIs to Jocks
Dr. Robert Hampson will moderate this discussion on current problems of TBI in civilian as well and veteran populations - especially NFL and youth soccer & football. Discussion will also include how the current science and treatment has evolved courtesy of treating wounded warriors.
Sun 02:00PM The Law is for All
This panel of lawyer authors will explore from an insider's view, how truthfully the legal profession is portrayed in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Moderator Robert Buettner
Sun 02:00PM John Recommends: YA Further Reading and Listening
John Ringo recommends YA SF&F further reading and listening choices.
Panel
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Autograph Session - Straight Outta Tombstone (Boop, S. Hoyt, Wacks) + D. Hoyt
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.) 138
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Cooking Out of this World
Todd McCaffrey moderates this panel on the fine art and culinary peculiarities of Out of this World Cooking Literally and Figuratively. From real world recipes (like crepes) to blatant plugs (Anne McCaffreys anthology, Cooking Out of this World), to the real question of eating (and cooking) in space.
Sun 02:00PM Reading: Tamara Lowery & Michael Lackey
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Author's Alley (Ayres, Brooks, Holmes, Kemp, Osborn)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sun 02:00PM A Halloween Children's Story
Author Martin Powell (who has published many children's books) will read a Halloween children's story.
Kids Prog.
CARTA Room
(60 min)
Sun 03:00PM Closing Ceremonies - Let's Bitch at Brandy
Did you have a great time at the convention? Or was there something that absolutely irritated you? Either way, come out and let us know at our Closing Ceremonies.
Event
Finley Room
(60 min)

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LibertyCon Programming Formats:

• A panel consists of 2 to 6 speakers and a moderator who is "driving" the discussion and often includes a Q&A period with the audience.

• A round table is a more informal discussion format usually with a larger group (6+ speakers) with the moderator as a fail-safe to keep the ball rolling. In this format the audience are eavesdroppers listening on a discussion and may or may not be invited to ask questions, according to how the moderator sees things flowing.

• A kaffeeklatch is an informal discussion, usually in a smaller, more intimate setting like a board room, where coffee is available and fans and the speaker can talk about topics of interest.

• A presentation is a lecture, with or without visual aids by one or more "presenters" that is controlled and may or may not involve Q&A from the audience.  Slide Shows are a subset of Presentations, as are ARTC performances.

• A demonstration is a presentation that may have more physical elements involved, such as Team Reinhardt.

• A workshop is an interaction between an instructor and attendees, and includes either instructional or practice documents and/or working tools or materials (sometimes a materials fee is charged).

• A reading is a reading from an author's written works by the author her/himself or someone they have designated.

• A mass autograph session or a  secondary autograph session  is a designated time for Pros to sign their works, at no fee to the participant, in a large venue or smaller venues as appropriate.

• A concert is a musical presentation by one or more performers, with varying degrees of formality in their presentations.

• A launch is a celebration of the initial release of a book or the initial public gathering of a group, often (in the case of a book launch) including readings from the book by its author or authors. The atmosphere is often that of a reception, with light snacks and beverages provided.