Feb. 2‐4, 2018
Hilton Seattle Airport
Seattle, WA 98188

2017 Schedule

Friday

Writing Workshop [Columbia B] 9:30 AM 3:00 PM
Registration 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Art Show 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dealers 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
Hospitality (Room 2105) 7:30 PM 11:30 PM
Columbia A Columbia B Commons
5:00 PM Opening Ceremony
5:30 PM Meet to Create Open Programming
6:00 PM
6:30 PM Dinner (1.5 hrs)
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:00 PM What have you discovered this year? Organizing Against Oppression
8:30 PM
9:00 PM Seeing yourself in other species. Ask a black girl 101
9:30 PM Yes and No
10:00 PM Pandemic
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
12:00 PM

Saturday

Registration 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
Art Show 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Dealers 10:00 AM 6:30 PM
Hospitality (Room 2105) [Closed for Dinner] 9:30 AM 11:00 PM
Columbia A Columbia B Board Room Commons
10:00 AM Extremomorph / Normamorph Fountain Pens
10:30 AM
11:00 AM Next Hugo Art & Money
11:30 AM
12:00 PM Meet to Create Open Programming
12:30 PM
1:00 PM Lunch (2 hrs)
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
3:00 PM Reading from Patricia Briggs's upcoming book, "Silence Fallen" followed by discussion Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
3:30 PM
4:00 PM Peak Experiences The Latest in Science Readings
4:30 PM
5:00 PM Favorite Program Items Laws of Magic Magic: The Gathering Cube Draft
5:30 PM
6:00 PM Dinner (2 hrs)
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:00 PM Appreciation of Patricia Briggs and Mike Briggs Actually I was promised a corporate state dystopia
8:30 PM
9:00 PM This Foolscap Thing NaNoWriMo - worth it or waste of time
9:30 PM
10:00 PM Writing Prompts - Tea & Cookies Writing Slam Pandemic
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
12:00 PM

Sunday

Registration 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Art Show 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Dealers 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
Hospitality (Room 2105) 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Columbia A Columbia B Board Room Commons
9:00 AM
9:30 AM Formative Fiction - What Hooked You Dystopian Resistance w/Today's Technologies. Asking for a Friend Open Writing
10:00 AM
10:30 AM Crossover Genres Should I Stay or Should I Go
11:00 AM
11:30 AM Ask a Black Girl 201: Implicit Bias and You The Last Questions Massage Demo/Discussion
12:00 PM
12:30 PM Lunch Banquet [commons]
1:00 PM
1:30 PM Foolscap Auction
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM Closing Ceremony & Foolscap Feedback
4:00 PM
4:30 PM

Hotel Map

Panel Details

Opening Ceremony

Friday 5:00 PM in Commons

Opening Ceremony

Friday 5:00 PM in Commons

Meet to Create Open Programming

Friday 5:30 PM in Columbia B

Meet to Create Open Programming

Friday 5:30 PM in Columbia B

What have you discovered this year?

Friday 8:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. Group discussion of what books, games, movies, or TV we have discovered this year. Dave W

What have you discovered this year?

Friday 8:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. Group discussion of what books, games, movies, or TV we have discovered this year. Dave W

Organizing Against Oppression

Friday 8:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. Exchange of ideas and resources for effective political organization to defy an oppressive regime. David Levine

Organizing Against Oppression

Friday 8:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. Exchange of ideas and resources for effective political organization to defy an oppressive regime. David Levine

Seeing yourself in other species.

Friday 9:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. People have an affinity for animals and see human traits in them Why? AKA Wither furries? Jason W

Seeing yourself in other species.

Friday 9:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. People have an affinity for animals and see human traits in them Why? AKA Wither furries? Jason W

Ask a black girl 101

Friday 9:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. Elizabeth Adams. In this hour I'll answer to the best of my ability, questions about race, racism, and allyship. Be prepared for me to go into why the premise of the question is racist as part of the answer. There may be ranting. Trigger Warning

Ask a black girl 101

Friday 9:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. Elizabeth Adams. In this hour I'll answer to the best of my ability, questions about race, racism, and allyship. Be prepared for me to go into why the premise of the question is racist as part of the answer. There may be ranting. Trigger Warning

Yes and No

Friday 9:30 PM in Commons

Game. A touching improve game about consent for all ages. Gavin White.

Yes and No

Friday 9:30 PM in Commons

Game. A touching improve game about consent for all ages. Gavin White.

Pandemic

Friday 10:00 PM in Commons

Game. Play the boardgame Pandemic with Doug and Beth.

Pandemic

Friday 10:00 PM in Commons

Game. Play the boardgame Pandemic with Doug and Beth.

Extermomorph/Normamorph

Saturday 10:00 AM in Columbia A

Open/Panel Discussion. I've [Dave Howell] ... most people experience the world quite differently than I: Discuss.

Extermomorph/Normamorph

Saturday 10:00 AM in Columbia A

Open/Panel Discussion. I've [Dave Howell] ... most people experience the world quite differently than I: Discuss.

Fountain Pens

Saturday 10:00 AM in Columbia B

Discuss and play with analogue tools, especially Fountain Pens.

Fountain Pens

Saturday 10:00 AM in Columbia B

Discuss and play with analogue tools, especially Fountain Pens.

Next Hugo

Saturday 11:00 AM in Columbia A

What have you read (watched, heard) that we should nominate for a Hugo? Beth Mitcham, Tom?

Panels Notes

2016 Hugo Possibilities: These are the things we (people in the room) might personally nominateNovel

  • Arabella of Mars, David Levine
  • Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett
  • Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff
  • Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemison
  • Raven and the Raindeer, Ursula Vernon / T. Kingfisher
  • Central Station, Lavie Tidhar
  • Like a Boss, Adam Rakunas
  • Bones of Starlight , Eva Elasigue
  • Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis Chen
Campbell Winner:
  • Eva Elasigue
  • Adam Rakunas
Novella
  • "Penric and the Shamen", Lois McMaster Bujold
Series:
  • Discworld
  • 1632 / Ring of Fire
  • Expanse series
  • Mercy Thompson
Movies / Long Form:
  • Rogue One
  • Arrival
  • The Man in the High Castle, Season One
  • A Monster Calls (maybe for next year)
  • Colony
  • West World
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • "DC comic crossover - Supergirl/Flash"
  • X-man Apocalypse
  • Star Trek Beyond
Podcast
  • "Sword and Laser"
  • "Starship Sofa"
  • "Hidden Almanac"
  • "Welcome to Nightvale"
Fanzines:
  • Blackgate
  • Journey Planet
  • "Rec Center"
Best Related Work:
  • Autobiography of James T. Kirk,
  • "For the Love of Spock", Adam Nimoy

Next Hugo

Saturday 11:00 AM in Columbia A

What have you read (watched, heard) that we should nominate for a Hugo? Beth Mitcham, Tom?

Art & Money

Saturday 11:00 AM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. Cultural devaluation of creativity, esp myths of "starving" vs. "selling out". Candid discussions about realities of make ends meet (outside help, partners with day jobs, insurance)

Art & Money

Saturday 11:00 AM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. Cultural devaluation of creativity, esp myths of "starving" vs. "selling out". Candid discussions about realities of make ends meet (outside help, partners with day jobs, insurance)

Meet to Create Open Programming

Saturday 12:00 PM in Columbia B

Meet to Create Open Programming

Saturday 12:00 PM in Columbia B

Reading from Patricia Briggs's upcoming book, "Silence Fallen" followed by discussion

Saturday 3:00 PM in Columbia A

Reading by Hank Graham.

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Saturday 3:00 PM in Columbia B

Demo and Discuss. Talk and try the most popular of scifi teas (and others) in Hospitality. Stefanie and Wing

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Saturday 3:00 PM in Columbia B

Demo and Discuss. Talk and try the most popular of scifi teas (and others) in Hospitality. Stefanie and Wing

Peak Experiences

Saturday 4:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. What life experience do you return to when you need inspiration and confidence. Karen Anderson

Peak Experiences

Saturday 4:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. What life experience do you return to when you need inspiration and confidence. Karen Anderson

The Latest in Science

Saturday 4:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. What have you just learned in any science? Leading Edge or New to You. Eva Elasigue

The Latest in Science

Saturday 4:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. What have you just learned in any science? Leading Edge or New to You. Eva Elasigue

Readings

Saturday 4:00 PM in Board Room

Sign Up in the commons

Readings

Saturday 4:00 PM in Board Room

Sign Up in the commons

Favorite Program Items

Saturday 5:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. What programming do you most enjoy? Disappointed if its not there? Help be Program MiniCon in April! Alice Bentley

Favorite Program Items

Saturday 5:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. What programming do you most enjoy? Disappointed if its not there? Help be Program MiniCon in April! Alice Bentley

Laws of Magic

Saturday 5:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. As a group, Create a fictional set of rules of magic that would create an interesting and consistent world to explore. Dave W

Laws of Magic

Saturday 5:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. As a group, Create a fictional set of rules of magic that would create an interesting and consistent world to explore. Dave W

Magic: The Gathering Cube Draft

Saturday 5:00 PM in Board Room

Come draft my all-uncommons cube! Traditional booster with as many games as you can fit. Cards and Lands provided. Name not provided.

Magic: The Gathering Cube Draft

Saturday 5:00 PM in Board Room

Come draft my all-uncommons cube! Traditional booster with as many games as you can fit. Cards and Lands provided. Name not provided.

Appreciation of Patricia Briggs and Mike Briggs

Saturday 8:00 PM in Columbia A

An appreciation of Patricia Briggs, the late Michael Briggs, and their work in urban fantasy. The panel will include authors J.A. Pitts and Scott James Magner, and Patti Ludwig representing the Hurog community. (Patricia is not be able to attend as Guest of Honor because of Michael's recent passing.)

Appreciation of Patricia Briggs and Mike Briggs

Saturday 8:00 PM in Columbia A

An appreciation of Patricia Briggs, the late Michael Briggs, and their work in urban fantasy. The panel will include authors J.A. Pitts and Scott James Magner, and Patti Ludwig representing the Hurog community. (Patricia is not be able to attend as Guest of Honor because of Michael's recent passing.)

Actually I was promised a corporate state dystopia

Saturday 8:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. SF dystopias, esp the cyberpunk dystopias of the 1980s

Actually I was promised a corporate state dystopia

Saturday 8:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. SF dystopias, esp the cyberpunk dystopias of the 1980s

This Foolscap Thing

Saturday 9:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. So this might be the penultimate Foolscap. Lets talk about where (and whether) Foolscap's future is going. Jason, Dave, Lile

This Foolscap Thing

Saturday 9:00 PM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. So this might be the penultimate Foolscap. Lets talk about where (and whether) Foolscap's future is going. Jason, Dave, Lile

NaNoWriMo - worth it or waste of time

Saturday 9:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. National Novel Writing Month - pros, cons, experiences, lessons learned. For participants who've done if before, and those who are curious what it is like. Shel Tozer-Kitts

NaNoWriMo - worth it or waste of time

Saturday 9:00 PM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. National Novel Writing Month - pros, cons, experiences, lessons learned. For participants who've done if before, and those who are curious what it is like. Shel Tozer-Kitts

Writing Prompts - Tea & Cookies Writing Slam

Saturday 10:00 PM in Board Room

1. Pick prompts from a hat. 2. Write for 10 minutes 3. Read you short. Karen Anderson

Writing Prompts - Tea & Cookies Writing Slam

Saturday 10:00 PM in Board Room

1. Pick prompts from a hat. 2. Write for 10 minutes 3. Read you short. Karen Anderson

Pandemic

Saturday 10:00 PM in Commons

Game, Hospitality. Play the boardgame Pandemic with Doug and Beth.

Pandemic

Saturday 10:00 PM in Commons

Game, Hospitality. Play the boardgame Pandemic with Doug and Beth.

Formative Fiction - What Hooked You

Sunday 9:30 AM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. What book turned you into a life-long reader. What makes a book formative? Does it change over time? Beth Mitcham

Formative Fiction - What Hooked You

Sunday 9:30 AM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. What book turned you into a life-long reader. What makes a book formative? Does it change over time? Beth Mitcham

Dystopian Resistance w/Today's Technologies. Asking for a Friend

Sunday 9:30 AM in Columbia B

Lets plan ahead and utilize technology to prevent a Dystopia! Doug

Dystopian Resistance w/Today's Technologies. Asking for a Friend

Sunday 9:30 AM in Columbia B

Lets plan ahead and utilize technology to prevent a Dystopia! Doug

Open Writing

Sunday 9:30 AM in Board Room

Hang out and write with other creators. David Levine

Open Writing

Sunday 9:30 AM in Board Room

Hang out and write with other creators. David Levine

Crossover Genres

Sunday 10:30 AM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. SF, F, Western, Mystery, Romance. Whats up, what do you like? Eva L Elasigue

Crossover Genres

Sunday 10:30 AM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. SF, F, Western, Mystery, Romance. Whats up, what do you like? Eva L Elasigue

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Sunday 10:30 AM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. When to leave a fandom? An organization? Red flags? guilt vs sanity/safety? Ranting negotiated at beginning of discussion. Wing

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Sunday 10:30 AM in Columbia B

Open Discussion. When to leave a fandom? An organization? Red flags? guilt vs sanity/safety? Ranting negotiated at beginning of discussion. Wing

Ask a Black Girl 201: Implicit Bias and You

Sunday 11:30 AM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. We're all a little racist, and its not OK. Talk about the nature of implicit/unconscious bias, and how to correct it.Roots of bias. Points for good allyship. Elizabeth Adams

Ask a Black Girl 201: Implicit Bias and You

Sunday 11:30 AM in Columbia A

Open Discussion. We're all a little racist, and its not OK. Talk about the nature of implicit/unconscious bias, and how to correct it.Roots of bias. Points for good allyship. Elizabeth Adams

The Last Questions

Sunday 11:30 AM in Columbia B

Some of us, or our parents, are not immortal. Practical aspects. Lawyer given Beneficiaries list, experience from my father's passing. Also artistic work and copyright. Beth Mitcham and Linda Deneroff

The Last Questions

Sunday 11:30 AM in Columbia B

Some of us, or our parents, are not immortal. Practical aspects. Lawyer given Beneficiaries list, experience from my father's passing. Also artistic work and copyright. Beth Mitcham and Linda Deneroff

Massage Demo/Discussion

Sunday 11:30 AM in Commons

Demo. See Pamela Rapinan and Tom Whitmore demonstrate their massage styles on each other and describe what they're doing..

Massage Demo/Discussion

Sunday 11:30 AM in Commons

Demo. See Pamela Rapinan and Tom Whitmore demonstrate their massage styles on each other and describe what they're doing..

Banquet [commons]

Sunday 12:30 PM in Board Room

Banquet [commons]

Sunday 12:30 PM in Board Room

Foolscap Auction

Sunday 1:30 PM in Commons

Foolscap Auction

Sunday 1:30 PM in Commons

Closing Ceremony & Foolscap Feedback

Sunday 3:30 PM in Columbia B

Closing Ceremony & Foolscap Feedback

Sunday 3:30 PM in Columbia B

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