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February 5th, 2010

Capricon 30 Br Guy Schedule

Brother Guy Discusses The Heavens Proclaim

Time: Friday, 02-12-2010 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Botanic Garden B
Brother Guy discusses his newly published coffee-table book The Heavens Proclaim, a new book on celebration. As seen on TV!


A Celebration Of Bad Films

Time: Friday, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Birch A

They are the films you claim never to have seen, but when they come on cable, you can't turn away. You might even have a copy on DVD hidden behind the more sociably acceptable porn. What movies make Plan 9 From Outer Space look like a masterpiece of plotting, character, and special effects?

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Lee Darrow, Paul McComas (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans


Twittering SF: Summarize Your Favorite SF/F Book As a Twitter Post

Time: Friday, 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Location: Birch B

Bks R just way 2 long. Authors seem 2 think they need 2 include verbs & nouns & things. R panelists summarize their favrit bks in 140 ch.

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Lee Darrow, Dawn Kuczwara (M). Erik V. Olson - eriko@eriko.us


Assault On The Moon

Time: Saturday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: Ravinia B

Chasing lunar water with a new generation of lunar spacecraft. Scientists have long theorized that the Moon could harbor reserves of water. Recent use of robot probes has indicated that they were correct. But is there enough? Are we seeing the beginning of a new Moon Race?

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Bill Higgins (M)


Hidden Religion in SF/F

Time: Saturday, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: Birch B

Authors don’t have to create religions in their stories to infuse the narrative with religious motifs, there are more subtle ways to bring beliefs and their religious convictions into a story in ways the reader might not even realize.

Brother Guy Consolmagno (M), Eileen Maksym, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Gene Wolfe


The Golden Age of 2010

Time: Saturday, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Ravinia A

What would SF pioneers think of the world today?

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Phyllis Eisenstein (M), Bill Higgins, Fred Pohl, Bill Thomasson


Manned visit to Mars: Round Table Discussion

Time: Saturday, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Birch A

Is it worth sending a man to Mars as opposed to unmanned probes?

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Jim Plaxco, Bill Thomasson (M)


Religion and Science: At Odds?

Time: Saturday, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Birch A

Although some religious groups are opposed to the theory of evolution, others don't have a problem with it. Is this opposition the result of simple misunderstanding, a firm tenet of belief, or something else? What is really meant when a scientist talks about a theory? What does a non-scientist hear when that word is said?

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Phyllis Eisenstein, kT FitzSimmons (M), Gene Wolfe

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