Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM All Things Paranormal: UFOs, ESP, Monsters, and More!

All Things Paranormal: a presentation by Science Guest of Honor Dr. Arlan Andrews on  UFOs, ESP, Monsters and more!

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Fri 01:00PM Art Demo: Creations from The World of Enoch

Meet artist Grant Cooley as he creates works for "The World of Enoch."

Demonstration
CC: Meeting Room 7
(120 min)
Fri 01:00PM Cover Art and Illustration for Fiction Books

Mitch Foust will moderate this panel on cover art and illustration for fiction books - the challenges of illustrating the essence of a book.

Panel
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Fri 01:00PM Luck is Not a Factor: More Stories from the Four Horsemen Universe

Chris Kennedy moderates Luck is Not a Factor: More Stories from the Four Horsemen Universe. The 4 Horseman Roundtable: Readings, Q&A, Discussion, followed by a  Mass Autograph Session

Fri 01:00PM 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
M: Tennessee River Room
(120 min)
Fri 01:00PM Reading: The Writing Hoyts & David Pascoe

Come out and have a seat as our authors read passages from their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 01:00PM Author's/Artist's Alley (Boop, S. Osborn, Rinehart, Rodgers, Schroeder)

Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 01:00PM Make It, Take It / Sit 'n' Stitch

The return of a perennial favorite! Susan Brady will host a three hour session on costuming basics, with folks building their own costumes and taking their creations with them to wear at the convention. And concurrent with this event, we will also have Sit 'n' Stitch for the knitters and crocheters! 

Fri 01:00PM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha

Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice games by the Convention Center North Entrance.

Kids Prog.
CC: North Entrance
(60 min)
Fri 02:00PM Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW)

Les Johnson moderates this panel about TVIW. The latest TVIW Symposiums will be discussed along with the upcoming Wichita event.

Fri 02:00PM Tropes of Modern Urban Fantasy

What are the most common and most unique tropes found in Urban Fantasy today. David B. Coe moderates this fascinating discussion.

Fri 02:00PM Reading: Taylor Hoch & Martin Shoemaker

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 02:00PM Author's/ Artist's Alley (Braker, Freeman, Makepeace, Rodgers, Schroeder)

Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 02:30PM The 4 Horseman RT Mass Autograph Session

Chris Kennedy moderates The 4 Horseman Roundtable Mass Autograph Session

Fri 03:00PM The Double-Dynamo Solar Model: The Latest from Dr. Zharkova

Scientist Stephanie Osborn discusses the double-dynamo solar model, and Dr. Zharkova's predictions for an extended solar minimum.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Fri 03:00PM The Bridges between Fantasy and Historical Fiction

Dr. Valerie Hampton moderates a discussion on how good historical research informs the essential elements of creating visual and written fantasy and good historical fiction.

Fri 03:00PM 9000 Years of Edged Weapons

Collector, researcher and bladesmith Mike Williamson presents 9000 years of edged weapons from his personal collection - original flint, bronze, Iron Age, medieval, on to the present.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(120 min)
Fri 03:00PM Autograph Session (Carpenter, Cordova, Ringo, Shoemaker)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Fri 03:00PM Terra Nova: What's New from the Carreraverse

Tom Kratman moderates this roundtable with readings from Terra Nova and the Carreraverse anthology, followed by a Mass Autograph session.

Fri 03:00PM Newsletter Marketing

Silver Empire Publishers Russell and Morgon Newquist offer this workshop on Newsletter Marketing.

Workshop
M: Tennessee River Room
(60 min)
Fri 03:00PM Reading: Julie Frost & Jeff Duntemann

Come and hear as our authors read from their selected works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 03:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Gibbons, Makepeace, Schroeder, Weyand, W. A. Webb)

Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM Why We Can't Go To Mars

 Stephen Fleming presents: Why We Can’t Go to Mars

Elon Musk wants to go to Mars, and take millions of people with him. But there are a lot of challenges. Come learn some of the reasons why a crewed Mars mission is likely decades away.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM Creating Independent Comics

Mitch Foust moderates this panel on creating independent comics and how the worlds of pulps, comics and graphic novels capture the imagination in popular culture. 

Fri 04:00PM Autograph Session (Andrews, Cooley, Rinehart, Sanderson)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM Mask Making Workshop

Debi Chowdhury presents a short workshop on Mask Making!

Workshop
M: Tennessee River Room
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM Reading: Benjamin Wheeler & Anna Grace Carpenter

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM Author's Alley (Bragg/Dan Butler, Gallagher, Ikenberry, L. Johnson, J. Osborne)

Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM Ask A Scientist - Kids Edition

Dr. Robert E. Hampson moderates this Q&A for kids across a broad array of sciences.

Fri 04:30PM Terra Nova Mass Autograph Session

Tom Kratman oversees the Terra Nova Mass Autograph Session after the Roundtable

Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff and listen to our Guests of Honor speak!

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM CyberSecurity for Writers and Scientists

Rich Weyand moderates this panel on cybersecurity for Writers and Scientists and other professionals including new threats  and new countermeasures.

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM What's New from Cannon Publishing

Author and Publisher John . Holmes moderates this panel on the what's new from Cannon Publishing.

Fri 06:00PM Technological Future of War

Michael Z. Williamson moderates this perennial panel on how today's advances will affect the future of warfare.

Fri 06:00PM Autograph Session (T. Howard, 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.)

Autograph
Dealer's Room (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM 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
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Hollow Earth Expeditions

Michael Gantz will host a four hours session of Hollow Earth Expeditions for your Gaming pleasure!

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(240 min)
Fri 06:00PM Outlining Your Novel

Outlining Your Novel: Tips on different methods for creating a working outline, and how to turn that outline into a novel.

Workshop
M: Tennessee River Room
(120 min)
Fri 06:00PM Reading: Arlan Andrews & Les Johnson

Come and hear Dr. Arlan Andrews and Les Johnson read passages from their works!

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Author's Alley (Burkhead, K & K Evans, J. & HP Holo, Lowery, Schantz)

Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Balloons of Doom

Doc Osborn unleashes controlled chaos with his balloons of doom!

Kids Prog.
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Warships of Sea and Space: Form Follows Function Follows Technology
 
Nuclear engineer Jim Beall - using many images and videos - traces how the shapes both of historical ships and fictional spacecraft have always depended on technology.
Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Deepest Darkest Dystopias

What themes run through Dystopian fiction and why they strike such a cord with readers. Marina Fontaine moderates.

Fri 07:00PM Meet the Artist Guest of Honor: Mitch Foust

Futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast “The Future And You”, Stephen Euin Cobb will do a recorded interview with Artist GOH Mitch Foust. 

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Autograph Session (Antonelli, K. Bogen, HP & J Holo, Howell)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Noir Fatale Roundtable

KC Ezell moderates this roundtable discussion with readings, followed by a mass autograph session.

Fri 07:00PM Dungeons & Dragons. Edition 3.5

Taylor Hoch will run an Edition 3.5 campaign designed for all comers.

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(180 min)
Fri 07:00PM Reading: Jon Del Arroz & Paula Jordan

Come hear our Authors read from their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (MJ Allen, David Butler, K&K Evans, C. Kennedy, Lewis )

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Reading: J.D. Beckwith & Hans Schantz

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Tau Zero

Since July 2016 Jeff Greason has served as chairman of the Board of the Tau Zero Foundation, a non-profit developing advanced propulsion technologies with relevance to both advanced near-term missions and long-term potential for interstellar probes. The Tau Zero Foundation is also laying out options to U.S. policy makers for very frequent, small payload, unconventional launch strategies to enable affordable space strategies such as boost-phase missile defense.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM What's New from Silver Empire Publishing

Russell Newquist moderates this panel on what is new from Silver Empire Publishing.

Fri 08:00PM Meet the Master of Ceremonies: John Hartness

Futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast “The Future And You”, Stephen Euin Cobb will do a recorded interview with author, publisher and Master of Ceremonies John Hartness.

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Watch the Pros play "Terraforming Mars"

Rockets Scientists and Space Operations folks compete to be the most successful Terraformer! Rich Groller hosts. 

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(150 min)
Fri 08:00PM Creating Compelling Cover Copy

Dave Schroeder will run a workshop on creating compelling cover copy for your novel 

Workshop
M: Tennessee River Room
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Reading: Robert Hampson & Chris Woods

Come and hear Dr. Robert Hampson  read passages from his works!

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Q.J. Allen, David Butler, G. Cooley, McClure, Lewis )

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM What's New in Weird Wild West

David Boop moderates this panel on what's new in the genre of Weird Wild West.

Fri 08:00PM Completely Random Cocktail Hour

Nathan Balyeat hosts the Completely Random Cocktail Hour room Party.  Come and party!

Room Party
Party Alley (M: 3rd Floor)
(160 min)
Fri 08:00PM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha

Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice games by the Convention Center North Entrance.

Kids Prog.
CC: North Entrance
(60 min)
Fri 08:30PM Noir Fatale Mass Autograph Session

Mass Autograph session following the Noir Fatale Roundtable

Fri 09:00PM Supplying War / Supplying Your Fictional War

Tom Kratman presents Supplying War / Supplying Your Fictional War - What it takes and how to get it right when explaining it from the writers perspective. Tom will have an autograph session during the last 15 minutes.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(120 min)
Fri 09:00PM The Fallen World Series

Chris Woods and Chris Kennedy dish on the  Fallen World Series.

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Meet the Literary Guest of Honor: Sarah Hoyt

Futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast “The Future And You”, Stephen Euin Cobb will do a recorded interview with Artist GOH Mitch Foust. 

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(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 No S**T There I Was Just Minding My Own Business ....

Mike Massa moderates this "war story" discussion with writers who are veterans and law enforcement professionals.

Fri 09:00PM Learn Glass Cutting from a Master

Master Stained Glass Artisan Leia Powell has been creating glass masterpieces for over twenty years.  In this 60 minute demonstration, you will learn about how to cut and break glass to fit a pattern.   The fee for this workshop is $10 per person which enters you into a drawing to take home Leia’s creation after the demo! Send your prepayment (this will count as your registration) via PayPal to fearandtrust@yahoo.com OR pay $10 at the door.

Demonstration
M: Tennessee River Room
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Reading: Teresa Howard & Rob Howell

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (David Butler, Frost, J.D. Jordan, Lewis, Malone)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Reading: Lydia Sherrer & William Alan Webb

Come listen as our authors read from their works.

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Crossing Steampunk II

D. Allen Lewis moderates this panel on writing and mixing genres that cross Steampunk.

Fri 10:00PM Meet the Science Guest of Honor: Dr. Arlan Andrews

Futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast “The Future And You”, Stephen Euin Cobb will do a recorded interview with Science GOH Dr. Arlan Andrews.

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Steve Jackson Games - Open Gaming

Steve Jackson Games will demo new and familiar games - come one, come all!

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Codenames

Paul Bielaczyc hosts CODENAMES for 10 - 20 folks.  Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. The game works very well with 4 players if you prefer to guess without help. Or you can add more players if you prefer lively discussion. There is also a cooperative variant where a single team tries to achieve the highest score they can by playing against the game itself.

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(120 min)
Fri 10:00PM Pulp Cthulhu

Anita Moore will gamemaster this session of eldritch delights! Two-fisted heroic investigations in the Cthulhu Mythos. Will you retain your sanity?

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(240 min)
Fri 10:00PM All Things Fermented

All Things Fermented: Workshop outlining the world of fermentation - not just beer, but mead, hard cider, kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and a plethora of other things worth preserving. William Joseph Roberts moderates. 

Workshop
M: Tennessee River Room
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Reading: Jason Cordova and Chris Smith

Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Spades Tournament (First 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 at the registration desk.

Gaming
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(90 min)
Fri 10:00PM Reading: Declan Finn & Melisa Todd

Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages of her works.

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Fri 11:00PM Open Filking

Nerd music free for all with Gray Rinehart

Event
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Fri 11:00PM A Tribute to Special Guest of Honor: Tim Bolgeo

A tribute to the memory of Special GOH Tim Bolgeo. 

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 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. Meet in the Marriott Lobby.

Event
The Marriott Lobby
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Space Update

Les Johnson on what has happened in the past year in Space, and what might happen in the coming years.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
Les Johnson (moderator)
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Reading: Stephen J. Simmons & David Boop

Come listen as our authors read from their works.

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Character Development in Military Science Fiction

 Doug Dandridge will moderate this discussion on what it takes to be believeable and what you need to consider when doing character development for Military Science Fiction.

Sat 10:00AM Autograph Session (MJ Allen, Buettner, Del Arroz, Spriggs)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Terrain Modeling Demonstration

Anita Moore will host a Terrain Modeling Demonstration in the Art Show.

Demonstration
Art Show (CC: Meeting Room 3)
(90 min)
Sat 10:00AM Freehold: Resistance Roundtable

Michael. Z. Williamson will moderate this roundtable on the next installment of the Freehold series Resistance, followed by a Mass Autograph session. 

Sat 10:00AM Banquet Set Up

Setup for the GOH Banquet

Event
M: Tennessee River Room
(120 min)
Sat 10:00AM Reading: David (D.J.) Butler & C.S. Ferguson

Come out and here our authors read passages from their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Author's / Artist's Alley (M. Fontaine/B. Wheeler, V. Hampton, T. Hoch, C. Sanderson, William Webb)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM Indy Author Resources Panel

 Bad Ash Publishing owner Melissa Todd moderates this panel on where to find the best tools to assist independent authors.

Sat 11:00AM Beamed Energy Launch

Starting in February 2016 Jeff Greason began served as CTO of Electric Sky, where he invented a number of new wireless power transfer technologies for unconventional space launch and other purposes. He hosts this panel discussion on the promise of beamed energy launches.

Sat 11:00AM Reading: Tom Tinney & A.M. Freeman

Come out and have a seat as our author guest read passages of her works.

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Fireside Chats: 3 Short Science Talks on Brain Science

Robert E. Hampson, Brent Roeder and Nik Rao are clinical scientists studying learning & memory, prosthetics, brain imaging and psychiatry.  They will give short talks from their area of expertise discussing current medical efforts to understand the human brain and keep it healthy.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Autograph Session (A. Gibbons, T. Lowery, R & M Newquist)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(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 Mitch Foust. All artists are encouraged to attend.

Sat 11:00AM Steve Jackson Games - Open Gaming

Steve Jackson Games will demo new and familiar games - come one, come all!

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Reading: Daniel Allen Butler & Scott Bragg

Come out and hear our author guests read from their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Author's / Artist's Alley (Fontaine/Wheeler, Frost, Ikenberry, Meany, C. Sanderson)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 11:00AM Retro-Futurist Alternate History

Lou Antonelli moderates this panel on the myriad possibilities of worlds set in retro-futurist alternate history universes.

Sat 11:30AM Freehold: Resistance Mass Autograph Session

Freehold: Resistance Mass Autograph Session following the RT. 

Sat 12:00PM Understanding Relativity (General and Special)

Dr. Ben Davis will attempt to explain Einstein's Theory of Relativity in under an hour! Come and be amazed.....

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM This is ARTC!

Members of the Atlanta Radio Theater Company (ARTC) discuss the history of and what it takes to become, as member ot the institution!

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Principles of Game Design

Steve Jackson moderates this lightning panel on the principles of game design that transcend the modalities of gaming, be they board, card or RPG. 

Panel
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Autograph Session (Coe/Jackson, Hampson, Kratman, Lewis, McKeown)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM "Inner Demons" and other Short Film Screenings

A slew of short films by Award Winning Film Maker Robert S. Evans.  Come and walk through this journey of various films from his career, as well as a showing of his newest horror short film, "Inner Demons", about a Paranormal Investigator who doesn't believe in what he does finding out that things are far more real than he ever imagined.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Banquet and Guest of Honor Speeches

Space Opera themed Luncheon Banquet. Come hear the Guests of Honor speak! Costumes optional!

Sat 12:00PM Reading: Stephanie Osborn & Robert Buettner

Come out and hear our authors read passages from their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (MJ Allen, Carpenter, Cordova, Del Arroz, Tinney, James Ward)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM The Care and Feeding of Your Used Book Collection

Chris Oakley of "Oakley's Gently Used Books" gives a presentation of the proper care and feeding of your library, especially if you are a book collector with rare or used books. 

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Large Dice Games with Agatha Jean

Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice by the Convention Center North Entrance.

Kids Prog.
CC: North Entrance
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Understanding the Two Slit Experiment

Dr. Hans Schantz presents "Understanding the Two Slit Experiment", about the role of the observer in quantum mechanics. 

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM How to Write Compelling Short Stories

Lou Antonelli moderates this panel on the art of writing in the short story format. 

Sat 01:00PM What's New in YA Fantasy?

 David Butler moderates this roundtable on what's new in young adult fantasy.

Roundtable
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Autograph Session (Coe/Jackson, Ikenberry,)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM World Building for Space Opera

Our panelists will discuss the nuances of good world building in Space Opera.   Mark Wandrey moderates.

Sat 01:00PM Reading: Karen Evans and Kevin Evans

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages from their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Author's Alley (MJ Allen, Carpenter, Cordova, Del Arroz, J. Ward)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 01:00PM Meet and Greet the First Timers!

Come welcome and get familliar with some of our first time at LibertyCon pros.  John Ringo will host.

Sat 02:00PM The Future of Power Storage Technologies

David Bogen will moderate this panel discussion on the future of power storage technologies, to include traditional and alternative fuels.

Sat 02:00PM Critters

Kal Spriggs moderates:  You've 'built' that quirky planet you 'd like to play on. Now you need some critters that could evolve and survive there. What issues do you need to consider in designing them? A rough planet design will be provided as the focus for the discussion. 

 

Sat 02:00PM Essential Elements of High Fantasy

What are the essential elements that make High Fantasy readable, believable and compelling.  Our panel of experts will discuss the core of the genre.  S. Andrew Swann moderates.

Sat 02:00PM Autograph Session (Finn, Gallagher)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM 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 (CC: Meeting Room 3)
(120 min)
Sat 02:00PM Baen Traveling Roadshow 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!)

Sat 02:00PM Banquet Clean-up

Banquet Clean-up and room reset

Event
M: Tennessee River Room
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Reading: Joe Meany & Daniel Humphreys

Come out and join our authors as they read passages from their works.  

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Author's Alley (Burkhead, Carpenter, C. Kennedy, Tinney, James Ward)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Are You a Werewolf? Kids Edition

Valerie Hampton  moderates this kid friendly version of Are You a Werewolf? 

Kids Prog.
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM INCOMING! The Chixulub Asteroid Impact and Its Effects

 Stephanie Osborn presents INCOMING! The Chixulub Asteroid Impact and Its Effects. 

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Unconventional Art (Creating Outside the Box)

They are few and far between, masters in their craft, and ready to talk to YOU about it! Not every artist paints and draws, sit in with these LC Veterans and see why they chose to think outside the box! From stained glass to chainmail. jewelry to diorama creation to puppetry, these artists are incredible craftspeople just waiting to share their passion with you! Leia Powell (mod.)

Sat 03:00PM The Challenges of Cyberwarfare

Rich Weyand moderates this panel on the challenges of waging and survivng cyberwarfare. 

Panel
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Autograph Session (D. Burkhead, W. Webb)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
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?

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Dragonriders of Pern LARP

Dr. Valerie Hampton hosts Dragonriders of Pern LARP: Lord Asgenar has been gifted with a clutch of firelizard eggs from Beauty's last flight and is holding a Gather to celebrate the new little thread flaming helpers. Festivities abound as travelers from all over Lemos make their way to the Gather for it is rumored that Lord Asgenar won't be keeping all the firelizards but doling some out in lottery to help with ground crews. Whether runnerbeast racing, bubbly pies, or a chance at a firelizard is your game the Spring Gather won't disappoint.

Be familiar with Dragonriders of Pern, or even read the Wiki to be set. (Everything will be provided. Groups will be separated by dragonriders, crafters, and holders. Harpers can join any group. Costuming is encouraged.)
All ages can participate.
Gaming
M: East/West Room
(180 min)
Sat 03:00PM Indie Publishing - Latest Trends in Self-Publishing and the State of the Market

Jim Curtis will moderate this years continuing series from  Peter Grant and Dorothy Klapp on indie publishing and the state of the market, with emphasis on new developments that occurred over the previous year. 

Panel
M: Tennessee River Room
(120 min)
Sat 03:00PM Reading: Ed McKeown & Melissa Gay

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Author's Alley (Braker, Freeman, Hoch, Maggert, R & M Newquist)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Writing with a Co-Author

Melissa Todd moderates this panel on Co-Authoring: How to write a novel or series with another person. Tips, tricks, struggles, and tools.

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
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Writing Advice
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Writing Advice - a discussion of common writing tips and how to evaluate what advice is right for you. Anna Grace Carpenter moderates.
Sat 04:00PM Space Pioneers

Sarah Hoyt and Jeff Greason dish on the new anthology Space Pioneers and the spirit of exploration.

Panel
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Autograph Session (Bragg, Daniel A. Butler, Fontaine, Frost)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Ice Cream Social

Our hospitality staff's way to cool you off on a hot summer afternoon.

Event
Con Suite (M: Presidential Suite)
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Chris Kennedy Publishing - The Year Ahead

Join Chris Kennedy and his crew of writers as they discuss what the next year holds in store!

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?

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Reading: John Hartness & Mike Massa

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Gibbons, HP & J. Holo, L. Johnson, Maggert, Schantz)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 04:00PM World Building Across the Genres

Dan Hollifield  moderates this panel on what it takes to build a believe-able nuanced world as a landscape for fantasy, science fiction, steampunk or horror.

Sat 05:00PM From Pinplants to the Terminal Man: Can Science Build the Better Humans Envisioned by SF?

Brain implants are a common feature of Science Fiction.  Science is rapidly catching up with Science Fiction in developing computer interfaces, connection with robotic limbs, and the means to treat disorders of the brain. Science Fiction still holds the high ground with respect to downloading  memories and developing hybrid human-computer AIs and cyborgs; but Science is closing in with prosthetics and transcranial stimulation to treat a number of disorders.  What is fact?  What is (still) fiction? Where can science and science fiction go from here? Dr. Robert Hampson moderates.

Sat 05:00PM Rise of the Fae

First it was the vampires, then the werewolves, now we have the fae. In the past five years, fae have risen in popularity as subjects for urban fantasy tales. Are fae the new vampires? Or have they always been there? Why are they so popular now and where do we see them going in the future? Join a panel of experts as they discuss these latest writing trends in relation popular culture, art and the business of writing itself. Lydia Sherrer moderates. 

Sat 05:00PM Learning to See: How to examine a visual image and translate it into a wearable costume

"Learning to See--How to examine a visual image and translate it to wearable costume". Professional Costume Designer Jonna Haydn presents. So many people want to make something they've seen in movies, anime, or art, but don't have any idea where to start. She will  walk people through various images, examining the structure, layers, fabric content, and construction ideas so they can strategize on how to build their dream costume.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(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 that sells.

Panel
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Kids Dungeons and Dragons Edition 3.5

Taylor Hoch will run this Edition 3.5 campaign designed for kids, but available for all comers.

Kids Prog.
M: East/West Room
(180 min)
Sat 05:00PM Private Event Setup
Event
M: Tennessee River Room
(90 min)
Sat 05:00PM Reading: Griffin Barber & Kevin Ikenberry

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (S. Osborn, Spriggs, Swann)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 05:00PM Industrial vs. Mecha

Industrial / Mechanical Engineers square off against Mecha authors to discuss "Mech" realism and the realm of the possible. William Joseph Roberts moderates. 

Sat 05:00PM Large Dice Games with Agatha Jean

Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice by the Convention Center North Entrance.

Kids Prog.
CC: North Entrance
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Falstaff Spotlight

Author and Publisher John Hartness will discuss on what's new from Falstaff Publishing.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM New Manuscript Critique Workshop

John Holmes of Cannon Publishing will critique your new manuscript in this hands-on workshop - 3-5 pages max.

Workshop
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Art and Charity Auction Setup

Room prep

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM The Art of Visual Storytelling

Have you ever watched a movie and walked away wondering exactly how they got you to feel the way they did?  How did they manage to get those sensations in such a short amount of time?  Everything that is in the frame means something, from the angle, to the color, to where someone is standing.  Award-Winning independent film maker Robert S. Evans walks through and teaches the fascinating world of telling a story through visual media.  

Presentation
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Star Realms Tournament

Author Jonathan Del Arroz will host a Star Realms Tournament with prizes.

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(180 min)
Sat 06:00PM Reading: J.D. Jordan & Michael H. Hanson

Come and enjoy a reading by our author guests.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Curtis, T. Howard/M, Wyers, Howell, Lowery, Weyand)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM 500 Vampires, No Waiting

500 Vampires, No Waiting: How many vampire types are out there? Do you prefer the supernatural? The aliens? The Wesley Snipes movies? Declan Finn moderates this panel on the many varieties of Nosferatu.

Sat 06:30PM Private Event

Baen Dinner - private event

Sat 07:00PM Cryptocurrency

Rich Weyand will do a presentation on the technology of cryptocurrency and what you need to know.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sat 07:00PM Constructing the Blade Files: Looking at Cyberpunk from a Different Perspective

Constructing the Blade Files: Looking at Cyberpunk from a Different Perspective. It doesn't have to be grunge, despair, and dystopia to be CYBERPUNK!  Daniel Allen Butler and Scott Bragg will discuss their vision of and plans for expanding the range of the genre, as well as its meaning, with their near-future series of novels, The Blade Files.

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 7
(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..

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(120 min)
Sat 07:00PM Setup for ARTC

Setup for ARTC Performance

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(120 min)
Sat 07:00PM The Omega War - the New 4 Horseman Universe Game

Join Chris Kennedy, Mark Wandrey and Jon Osborne for the debut of the new Kickstartergame "The Omega War" from the New 4 Horseman Universe.

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(120 min)
Sat 07:00PM Reading: Karl Gallagher & Marina Fontaine

Come out and have a seat as our author guests do a reading from their works. 

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 07:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Beckwith, Duntemann, T. Howard/M. Wyers, Rodgers, Sherrer )

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 07:00PM 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 and Debi Chowdhury).

Kids Prog.
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Back to the Moon!

Stephen Fleming presents :Back to the Moon!  Five decades ago, humans first set foot on the Moon. Now, it’s time to go back... this time, to stay! Join us for a discussion of how we’ll get there, what we’ll do, and why it’s important.

 

 

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Ultimate Are You a Werewolf? Teens/Adults Edition

Valerie Hampton hosts this Ultimate Werewolf edition for teens and adults. 

Event
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Reading: Cedar Sanderson & Kal Spriggs

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages from works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (K. Bogen, Hartness, J.D. Jordan, Malone, Sherrer)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM The Allure of Pirates

Tamara Lowery moderates this panel on the allure of Pirates, be they at sea or in space.

Sat 09:00PM Nuclear Weapons 101

Ken Roy moderates this panel discussion on Nuclear Weaponry, Radiation and nuclear effects. 

Sat 09:00PM Art and Charity Auction Teardown

Tear down for the art  auction 

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM ARTC Presentations: "Mercury - A Broadcast of Hope"; "Who is Killing the Great SF Writers of America"; "Nothing at All"

This year's Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) presentations will be: An episode of our Daily Podcast: "Mercury - A Broadcast of Hope" (about 5 minutes) After the zombie apocalypse, a handful of people operate a college radio station broadcasting practical tips, advice, and hope.

"Who is Killing the Great Science Fiction Writers of America" - an episode of the series "The Three Galaxateers" - written by Ron N. Butler. During World War II three famous science fiction writers work on war projects for the US government. In this episode they discover that someone is killing other SF writers; starting with Henry Pepper, gun collector and writer of stories about alternate realities.(about 20 minutes)

"Nothing at All" - a fantasy play by Kelley S. Ceccato. In this Celtic fantasy, a young girl, with a talent for medicine, is obliged to treat an evil wizard's sickly, surly son. (about 30 minutes)
Presentation
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(120 min)
Sat 09:00PM Private Event Teardown / Karaoke Setup

Private Event Teardown / Karaoke Setup

Event
M: Tennessee River Room
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Reading: Amie Gibbons & Quincy J. Allen

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of from their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Hartness, Holmes, Humphreys, Sherrer)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Reading: Monalisa Foster & Doug Burbey

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages from their works.

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Seventh Seal Press & Rob Howell present the Chris Kennedy Publishing combined Room Party and Book Launch for Alabaster Noon

Seventh Seal Press & Rob Howell present the Chris Kennedy Publishing combined Room Party and Book Launch for Alabaster Noon, the final book in The Omega War series.

Sat 09:00PM ChattaCon 45 Room Party

Come join KC Charland and the ChattaCon Room Party and support your local con!

Room Party
Party Alley (M: 3rd Floor)
(180 min)
Sat 09:00PM Rams Head Book Launch / Room Party

Rams Head Books presents the Book Launch Party for Taylor S Hoch’s Volume 6 of the continuing saga of Prospero Clydesdale O’Shaunesssy’s “Curse of the Dullahan” series, “Seizing the Stone.”

 

 

Room Party
Party Alley (M: 3rd Floor)
(180 min)
Sat 10:00PM "Art in Science or the Science in Art?"

An engineer presents images and videos.  Are they Art?  Or are they Science? The artist's make their ruling and then announce the results.  Arguments will ensue!

Sat 10:00PM Writers Tell Sea Stories II

Steve Simmons moderates this panel of authors with naval backgrounds on how the romance of the sea informs Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Sat 10:00PM New Voices in YA Science Fiction

 Kal Spriggs moderates this discussion exploring new voices in science fiction in young adult literature.

Panel
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(60 min)
Sat 10:00PM Saturday Night Karaoke

Sarah Martin will DJ Saturday Night Karoke! Come out and show us your pipes!

Event
M: Tennessee River Room
(120 min)
Sat 10:00PM Reading: H.P. Holo & Jacob Holo

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 10:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Q. Allen, Hartness, Holmes, Humphreys)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 10:00PM The Supernatural and Shamanic Traditions in Literature

Holly McClure moderates this panel on how the supernatural and shamanic traditions are portrayed in fantasy literature.

Sat 10:00PM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha

Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice by the Convention Center North Entrance.

Kids Prog.
CC: North Entrance
(60 min)
Sat 11:00PM Nerd Music Free For All

Open Filking with Gray Rinehart

Event
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable

Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.

Sat 11:00PM Tear Down for ARTC
Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(90 min)
Sat 11:59PM Pulp Cthulhu

Anita Moore will gamemaster this session of eldritch delights! Two-fisted heroic investigations in the Cthulhu Mythos. Will you retain your sanity?

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(240 min)
Day Time Name of Event
Sun 10:00AM New Homes for Humanity: Terraforming Mercury and Venus

Ken Roy gives a fascinating presentation on what the future could hold with respect to terraforming Mercury and Venus.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Reading: S. Andrew Swann &

Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Hank Reinhardt Fight Team Demonstration

Whit Williams hosts the Hank Reinhardt Fight Team Demonstration. 

Demonstration
CC: Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
(120 min)
Sun 10:00AM Autograph Session (Wohlrab)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Writing within Pop Culture

Martin Powell and David Boop discuss the mechanics of producing literature for media tie-ins and pop culture.

Panel
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros.

Sun 10:00AM Reading: Nik Rao & Lou Antonelli

Hear our authors read from their various works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Author's / Artist's Alley (Braker, Frost, Howell, J.D. Jordan, McClure)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Science Fiction in Video Games

Science Fiction in Video Games: A discussion on various types of science fiction types and tropes in video games over the years. What has been popular, what worked in the gaming world, what didn’t, and what will be releasing in the near future. Gerry Martin hosts.

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM The Art of Mitch Foust

Mitch Foust discovered a passion for Fantasy, art, and history at an early age. He started his art career producing comic books in the black and white comic boom of the 1980’s. Foust has gone on to produce many illustrations for comics, book covers, role playing games, and t-shirts. Mitch has developed a fascination with textures and details in his work. He strives for as much realism as possible, creating his own unique look to his fantasy paintings. Since 2009, he has compiled his work into an annual Yearbook. 

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Balloons of Doom

Doc Osborn unleashes controlled chaos with his balloons of doom!

Kids Prog.
CC: Meeting Room 7
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Autograph Session (Quincy Allen, David Boop)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM What's New in 1632 / Grantville Roundtable

 Rick Boatright moderates this panel on what is new in the 1632 / Grantville universe in all it's alternate history glory, with a mass autograph session to follow.

Sun 11:00AM Room reset after Kaffeeklatsch

Room reset after Kaffeeklatsch

Event
M: Tennessee River Room
(30 min)
Sun 11:00AM Reading: Tamara Lowery & David L. Burkhead

Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Author's / Artist's Alley (Beckwith, Gibbons, H.P. & J. Holo, C. Kennedy, Schantz)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Creature Features: The Worlds of Bubba the Monster Hunter

Author and Master of Ceremonies John Hartness  presents Creature Features – the Worlds of Bubba the Monster Hunter, where he will talk about monsters he has used, and the critters in the expanded Bubbaverse books as well.

Presentation
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sun 11:00AM Large Dice Games with Fritz and Agatha

Fritz Fotovich and Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice by the Convention Center North Entrance.

Kids Prog.
CC: North Entrance
(60 min)
Sun 11:30AM Puppetry Workshop

Bryan Jones hosts this workshop on basic puppetry and puppet making.

Workshop
M: Tennessee River Room
(90 min)
Sun 12:00PM SIGMA, Futurism and Science Fiction

Dr. Arlan Andrews, the Director of SIGMA, the Science Fiction Think Tank that consults for the USG, will moderate this panel with other members of SIGMA on what they do and how science fiction informs futurism

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM The Art of Editing

Seasoned editors discuss the tricks of the trade. Jim Minz moderates.

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.

Sun 12:00PM Autograph Session (David Butler, Les Johnson)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM Reading: Phil Wohlrab & Karen Bogen

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages from their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Duntemann, J. Hunter, Ibson, Spriggs, Weyand)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sun 12:00PM Paranormal Romance Panel and Fan Q&A - What's In and What's Out

Anna Grace Carpenter moderates this panel on what's current in the paranormal romance genre.

Sun 12:30PM 1632 Grantville Mass Autograph Session

Mass autograph session immediately follows the 1632 Roundtable. Limit 2 books per person per pass thru the line.

Sun 01:00PM Celebrity Jeopardy

Watch as Alan Andrews, Amanda Makepeace and John Hartness battle it out with fast answers on Art, Science, Literature and other fun topics. There can be only ONE!

Sun 01:00PM The New Voices of Horror

Michael H. Hanson moderates this panel on what new in the evolving genre of horror.

Sun 01:00PM What's New from Superversive Press

April Freeman will moderate this roundtable discussion of what is new from the Superversive Press.

Sun 01:00PM Autograph Session (Humphreys, Meany, Rodgers, Woods)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sun 01:00PM Voices of The Fall Roundtable - The Black Tide Rising Anthology Continues

Come join John Ringo and his motley crew of authors for their roundtable on the next installment of the Black Tide Rising anthology. Will be followed by a mass autograph session. Gary Poole, Mod.

Sun 01:00PM Pantsing For Beginners

Authors Rob Howell and Rich Weyand and Stephanie Osborn -- all write without an outline -- will teach their process for beginners who just can't seem to get that first novel done.

Workshop
M: Tennessee River Room
(120 min)
Sun 01:00PM Reading: Gray Rinehart & David B. Coe / D.B. Jackson

Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sun 01:00PM Author's Alley (Q. Allen, J. Hunter, Malone, Spriggs)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sun 01:00PM Reading: Michael J. Allen & D. Alan Lewis

Come out and have a seat as our authors reads passages of their works

Reading
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Changes in the Power Infrastructure

Jay Roye moderates this panel on the US and Global Power Infrastructure and how it is evolving.

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 6
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Humor in SF and Fantasy

Ed McKeown moderates this panel on the tricks of the trade in adding humor to your science fiction or fantasy story or novel

Sun 02:00PM Autograph Session (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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Steve Jackson Games - Open Gaming

Steve Jackson Games will demo new and familiar games - come one, come all!

Gaming
M: East/West Room
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Reading: Tom Kratman & Mark Wandrey

Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages of their works

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Author's Alley (Burkhead, J. Hunter, T. Lowery, J. Osborne, William Webb)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Kickstarter, Patreon and the World of Crowdfunding

Artist Guest of Honor Mitch Foust will host this discussion on Kickstarter, Patreon and the World of Crowdfunding.

Panel
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Large Dice Games with Agatha Jean

Agatha Jean will be offering this year's giant dice games for your enjoyment by the Convention Center North Entrance.

Kids Prog.
CC: North Entrance
(60 min)
Sun 02:30PM Superversive Press Mass Autograph Session

Superversive Press Mass Autograph Session following the What's New from Superversive Press Roundtable. 

Sun 02:30PM Voices of The Fall Mass Autograph Session

Mass Autograph Session immediately following the Voices of the Fall Roundtable. The Black Tide Rising Anthology Continues

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
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)