Thrill to Confusion's stellar lineup of guests! See James Nicoll and Charlie Stross in the same hotel!
Here's a list of events I have been asked to participate in, all on Saturday, 19 January. Which turns out to be kind of a busy day.
Science Advice For Show Business
What does that science advisor for your favorite show do, and how do we popularize science and include better science in every form of mass media?
Bill Higgins (Moderator), Jennifer Ouellette, Karl Schroeder
Will The Real Fan GoH...
Fan Guest of Honour Introduction/Induction is a traditional ConFusion event wherein all the previous ConFusion Fan GoHs who are in attendance welcome the new Fan GoH to the club.
James Davis Nicoll, Jeff Beeler (Moderator), Leah Zeldes Smith
[I suppose if they've invited a Canadian again, he gets to be "Fan Guest of Honour." I was merely "Fan Guest of Honor." In other news, it will be nice to see Leah attend a Confusion again.]
Mars: Before One Small Step for Man
Allen Park Room
Discuss past and current Mars missions with members of the Curiosity, Pathfinder, and Opportunity mission teams, and talk about potential future manned missions with our visionary panelists.
Bill Higgins, Geoff Landis (Moderator), Karl Schroeder, Nilton Renno
[Dr. Renno is a collaborator on Curiosity's REMS "weather station," Dr. Landis participated in the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rover missions, and Karl Schroeder is a very sharp hard-SF writer.]
Physics Of The Buffyverse
How does the Hellmouth complement String Theory? Our Science GoH Jennifer Ouellette wrote a book trying to answer that question and many more. Come for a live discussion and bring your most vexing questions.
Bill Higgins, Connie Trembley, Jennifer Ouellette (Moderator)