Brenda Cooper

Orycon Schedule!

Where it appears that I will be very moderate, as I am moderating far more often than actually opining…..:)

Orycon is in Portland, Oregon, November 8-10

Reading (Probably from The Diamond Deep!)
Sat Nov 9 10:00am-10:30am
Grant

Political Systems in SF
Sat Nov 9 11:00am-12:00pm
Hawthorne

Why don’t writers get it right?  What to think about when developing local, national, global, and interplanetary governments.  How governments with different cultural values really operate and (fail to?) interact.

I will moderate this session

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading

Sat Nov 9 12:00pm-1:00pm

Ross Island

Join members of Broad Universe–an organization dedicated to women in genre fiction–for a whole bunch of really short readings crammed into one hour.  Editorial note – there are always REALLY FUN.  You get to hear SEVEN women in short time….and I promise, some will blow your socks off!  Consider grabbing a sack lunch and joining us for this fun panel.

Ann Gimpel, Phoebe Kitanidis, Cat Rambo, (*)MeiLin Miranda, S. A. Bolich, Brenda Cooper, Laurel Anne Hill

Can the USA become a nation of makers again?
Sat Nov 9 2:00pm-3:00pm
Idaho

What’s stopping us? What’s helping us? What do we need to do?

I will moderate this session

300 years from now
Sat Nov 9 3:00pm-4:00pm
Alaska

What will Earth be like?  Will we recognize it?  Will we have left?  Will we have survived?

Copy Machines – Precursor to Replicator?

Sat Nov 9 4:00pm-5:00pm
Idaho

It’s not Star Trek yet, but 3D printers are getting better and cheaper fast.  Higher end machines can do complex multi material objects.  What are the economic and social implications?  Is SF taking note?

Science and Spirituality
Sat Nov 9 5:00pm-6:00pm
Idaho

Are science and spirituality mutually exclusive or intertwined?

I will moderate this session

**** BOOK LAUNCH PARTY FOR THE DIAMOND DEEP, for the anthology RAY GUN CHRONICLES, and for J.A. Pitt’s collection, BRAVADO’s HOUSE OF BLUES *** location TBA

How can we become energy independent?

Sun Nov 10 12:00pm-1:00pm
Alaska

Natural gas powered cars? Cold fusion? Tapping the earth’s core? Compost for energy?

I will moderate this session

Starting from scratch

Sun Nov 10 1:00pm-2:00pm
Idaho

How would you rebuild society from the ground up?

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