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My Capricon 31 Schedule

I am delighted to announce I was able to rescue several days of trip to the midwest that I cancelled due to physical therapy appointments needed to deal with newly-diagnosed knee problems. Yes, I'm escaping to Capricon 31! Fabulous GoHs, fabulous friends, and less than half the snow piled oh, so high at home.

Followingbeamjockey's fine example, here are the program items I'll be on:

Upcoming Worldcons - Friday, 02-11-2011 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Lake Michigan B
The World Science Fiction Convention. Worldcon. The Big One. Come hear about upcoming Worldcons (Reno and Chicago) and Worldcon Bids (Texas and London...and perhaps a surprise bid for 2020?) so you can plan your vacations for the next few years!
Dave McCarty (M)
Tim Miller
Mike Scott
Geri Sullivan

One of Her Crazy Experiments (Teens only) - Saturday, 02-12-2011 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Ravinia B (Teen Lounge)
Geri Sullivan is perhaps best known for her series of experiments involving dissolving Peeps™ in various solvents. Today she brings you: FrankenPeep's Lab! Come assist her in her laboratory and become surgeons - creating Peeps™ monsters! (Teens only, please!)
Geri Sullivan

Ig Nobel Prizes / The Emergency Bra - Saturday, 02-12-2011 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Willow
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative - and spur people's interest in science and other fields of endeavor. One example is that of the Emergency Bra, designed by Dr. Elena Bodnar of Chicago. At Capricon's very own Improbable Research show, we'll take a look at several past winners as well as the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony itself.
Geri Sullivan

Can Bacon Go Wrong? - Sunday, 02-13-2011 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am - Botanic Garden B (Special Events)
Yes, we know that in theory, everything is better with bacon. But sometimes, occasionally, can it go horribly wrong? Can there be too much of this great thing? Are some things really not better with bacon? (Sunday morning pancakes not included.)
Brian "Thee Bluebeard" Miskelley
Erik V. Olson (M)
John Scalzi
Geri Sullivan
Leane Verhulst

What are Fanzines and How Do I Find Them? - Sunday, 02-13-2011 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Botanic Garden A (Special Events)
Fanzines are the foundation of fandom. It's how the fannish culture first came together and it is still a thriving part of the community. What are the best fanzines out there today?
Janice Gelb (M)
Jim Rittenhouse
Mike Scott
Geri Sullivan

Helen Montgomery has put together a great program, leaving me wondering how I'll possibly do anything other than keep up with my own events and sit in on every science item I can get within three snowbanks of. I am so looking forward to my presentation on the Ig Nobel Prizes, including Dr. Elena Bodnar's Ig Nobel Prize-winning Emergency Bra. I also totally love doing a Peeps experiment at Capricon -- putting Peep hearts into Somebody Else's Microwave was a memorable highlight of Capricon an exact decade ago. I'd heard of but never seen Peeps in a microwave before then. A mere 10 years ago....


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 9th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
We should thank the concom for making our schedules available in a relatively easy-to-blog format!
Feb. 9th, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
Hey! That's held near me I think.:)

Not that I leave home but still.:) David and Kurt have two gigs this weekend here in Chicagoland. One is in Lincoln Park and the other is around the corner from us at Molly's here in Forest Park. You should go see them play! You should take several conventioneers with you.:)
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
I'd LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to, of course. Friday night already looks double or triple booked. Not sure if Saturday is feasible - Any suggestions for how to get the 29 miles/40 minutes from the Westin in Wheeling to Forest Park and then back again? (Look ma, no car.)
Feb. 10th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
I'll drive you back in the morning?

Recruit someone with a car in the evening? :)
Feb. 10th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
Will any of your time be spent in Chicago?
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
I'm in Chicago now, but my time is booked and over-booked. Sorry. I hope to return when the weather at least is more cooperative and supportive of seeing more friends. And with my car, too, which also makes seeing friends easier.
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