OryCon 18 Program

As of October 28, 1996

Late-breaking news (November 6, 1996): Mona Clee and Mary Rosenblum will not be able to attend.

Friday November 8, 1996

12:00 Noon Friday

Santiam
Censoring the Internet
Tim Campbell, Alan Olsen, Theresa Reed, Ben Yalow

1:00 PM Friday

Clackamas
Anti-evolutionism: What's the appeal
John de Camp, Margaret Forsythe, Andrew Nisbet, Patty Wells
Nestucca
Readings (Kij Johnson 1:00 PM; Greg Abraham 1:30 PM)
Greg Abraham, Kij Johnson
Santiam
Selecting an Internet Provider
Tim Campbell, Alan Olsen

2:00 PM Friday

Nestucca
Readings (Irene Radford 2:00 PM; John Bunnell 2:30 PM)
John Bunnell, Irene Radford
Santiam
Small Press Publications
ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan, Marybeth O'Halloran, Fred Patten, Laurie Sefton, Ben Yalow
Clackamas
Steve Barnes Reading
Steve Barnes

3:00 PM Friday

Klamath
Aliens Among Us: Learning to write about alien cultures
Ru Emerson, Margaret Forsythe, Joan Gaustad, Kij Johnson, Julia West
Nehalem
How Much Research is Enough? When to Stop Stalling and Write.
Steve Barnes, Jim Fiscus, Kathy Ice, Don McQuinn, Deborah Wheeler
Clackamas
Alternate History: Pulling the lynch-pin of causality
Greg Abraham, John de Camp, Andrew Nisbet, Fred Patten, Ben Yalow
Nestucca
Readings (Lenora Good 3:00 PM; ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan 3:30 PM)
ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan, Lenora Good
Santiam
Clarion: Can it help your writing career?
Amy Sterling Casil, Rebecca Neason, Marybeth O'Halloran, Amy Thomson

4:00 PM Friday

Klamath
GOH Readings
Diane Duane, Peter Morwood
Nehalem
Cyberpunk World
Amy Sterling Casil, Dave Howell, David Levine, Chuq Von Rospach
Clackamas
Ctein - His Artwork, On-line & Off
Ctein
Nestucca
Readings (Kim Antieau 4:00 PM; Ru Emerson 4:30 PM)
Kim Antieau, Ru Emerson
Santiam
Psychic Ethics
Heather Alexander, John de Camp, Jean Lamb, Rebecca Neason, Irene Radford, Theo Williams

5:00 PM Friday

Klamath
Larry Niven's Space Ships Drawn by Aldo Spadoni: A presentation by Larry Niven
Larry Niven
Nehalem
Novelizing the Superhero
Kurt Busiek, Diane Duane, Janna Silverstein, Dean Wesley Smith, J. Steven York
Clackamas
Ideas Are the Easy Part, Now We Need a Story
Greg Abraham, Gardner Dozois, Ru Emerson, Kathy Ice, Don McQuinn
Nestucca
Readings (Amy Thomson 5:00 PM; John Pelan 5:30 PM)
John Pelan, Amy Thomson
Santiam
Hersteria: Views of women in madness
Kim Antieau, ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan, Rebecca Neason, Laurie Sefton, Patty Wells

6:00 PM Friday

Klamath
"But I thought YOU were going to write chapter one!": Collaborations
Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, Mary Rosenblum, Jim Sarafin
Nehalem
Security, Surveillance and Privacy
Howard Davidson, Steve Forty, Jane Hawkins, Glenn Slate
Clackamas
Getting Past Those Rejection Slips
Steve Barnes, Kathy Ice, Janna Silverstein, Dean Wesley Smith, Patrick J. Swenson
Nestucca
Readings (Deborah Wheeler 6:00 PM; Ray Vukavich 6:30 PM)
Ray Vukcevich, Deborah Wheeler
Santiam
Ethics on the Information Super Highway
Marilyn Holt, K. W. Jeter, Jean Lamb, Theresa Reed, Paul Riddell

7:00 PM Friday

Nestucca
Readings (Paul Riddell 7:00 PM)
Paul Riddell
Riverview
Opening Ceremonies (7:30 PM)
Patricia Davis, Gardner Dozois, Diane Duane, David Levine, Peter Morwood

8:00 PM Friday

Klamath
The Trial of Lionel Fanthorpe (After opening ceremonies)
Debbie Cross, David Levine, Marc Wells, Patty Wells
Clackamas
Northwest Collegium, Misty Lackey Fan Club
Nestucca
Live Writers Critique
Tim Campbell, Irene Radford
Santiam
Filk (until late)

9:00 PM Friday

Klamath
Filk (After the Fanthorpe Trial, until late)
Nehalem
B5 Fan Get Together
David Levine
Clackamas
Fandom, Sex, STDs, Aids
Betty Bigelow, Sonia Orin Lyris, Paul Riddell
Riverview
Dance (until 1:00 AM)
Steve Barnes & Sonia Orin Lyris, guest DJ's

12:00 Midnight Friday

Nehalem
Midnight Horror Readings
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Pelan, Anthony Pryor-Brown, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Leslie What

Saturday November 9, 1996

9:30 AM Saturday

Riverview
Tai Chi
Steve Barnes

10:00 AM Saturday

Klamath
Writing In Someone Else's World
Kathy Ice, Sonia Orin Lyris, Steve Perry, Janna Silverstein, Dean Wesley Smith
Nehalem
Filk for Kids
Steve Dixon
Clackamas
Christian Fandom
Margaret Forsythe
Nestucca
Writing with Don McQuinn: Talk About Your Project and How to Get it Published with Novelist Don McQuinn.
Don McQuinn
Santiam
Terrorism Around the World: Is it on the rise?
Jim Fiscus, Marilyn Holt, Mike Moscoe, Andrew Nisbet, Larry Niven
Riverview
Tai Chi (Cont'd)
Steve Barnes
Eisenhower
Writer's Workshop: Short fiction, section A
Greg Abraham, Amy Sterling Casil, Julia West

11:00 AM Saturday

Klamath
Artist Guest of Honor Presentation
Patricia Davis
Nehalem
Pat Murphy reads from her new book "Nadya: the Wolf Chronicles" followed by autographing and (temporary) tattooing
Pat Murphy
Clackamas
Contemporary Utopian Literature: Obsolete or indispensable?
ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan, Molly Gloss, Donna McMahon, Paul Riddell
Nestucca
Readings (Mark Bourne 11:00 AM; Mike Moscoe 11:30 AM)
Mark Bourne, Mike Moscoe
Santiam
Writing and the Craft of Being a Writer
Blythe Ayne, Diane Duane, Randall Ron, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Sheckley
Dealers
Autograph Session (Kim Antieau, Ru Emerson 11:00 AM; Kij Johnson, Sonia Orin Lyris 11:30 AM)
Kim Antieau, Ru Emerson, Kij Johnson, Sonia Orin Lyris
Riverview 1
Attack of the Flying Body Parts: You don't want editors laughing at your MSS for the wrong reasons (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Marybeth O'Halloran
Riverview 2
Making Paper Luminaries: for children and child-like adults (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Luke McGuff
Riverview 3
Science Fiction Poetry (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
John de Camp, Lenora Good
Riverview 4
Color Mechanics (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Gail Butler
Riverview Stage
Stage Language: What terms like stage left really mean (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Joy Day
Eisenhower
Writer's Workshop: Short fiction, section A (Cont'd)
Greg Abraham, Amy Sterling Casil, Julia West

12:00 Noon Saturday

Klamath
Story Ideas I Hope Never to See Again or It Came From the Slush Pile
Gardner Dozois, Claire Eddy, Janna Silverstein, Dean Wesley Smith, Amy Stout
Nehalem
Babylon 5: If you don't know about the real Alfred Bester, how much are you missing?
Elinor Busby, David Levine, Rebecca Neason, Anthony Pryor-Brown
Clackamas
Creating non-anthropomorphized animals/aliens
M.J. Engh, Eileen Gunn, Tara Harper, Mary Rosenblum, Deborah Wheeler
Nestucca
Oil Painting Workshop (Limit 8)
Betty Bigelow
Santiam
Being a "Multimedia" Writer in the Information Age
Jane Hawkins, Dave Howell, Chuq Von Rospach, J. Steven York
Dealers
Autograph Session (Robert Sheckley, Amy Thomson Noon; Robert Sheckley, Paul Riddell 12:30 PM)
Paul Riddell, Robert Sheckley, Amy Thomson
Riverview Stage
Costuming and Movement: A look at clothing that moves (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Joy Day, Pippen Sardo
Eisenhower
Writer's Workshop: Novel
Irene Radford
Fan Room
Lime Jello - Myth or Reality: Origins of fannish legends
Jon Singer, Tom Whitmore, Ben Yalow

1:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Peter Morwood and Diane Duane: The music we write by
Diane Duane, Peter Morwood
Nehalem
Blowing a Crooked Horn: A demonstration of unusual musical instruments
Meryle Korn, Anna Peekstok, John Peekstok, Marc Wells
Clackamas
Books, Comics and Graphic Novels
Jerry Kaufman, Randall Ron, Bruce Holland Rogers, Janna Silverstein
Nestucca
Oil Painting Workshop (Cont'd)
Betty Bigelow
Santiam
It's Not Over Yet: You're 30/40/50 and haven't been published
Amy Sterling Casil, Mona Clee, Bridget McKenna, Julie Stevens, Leslie What, Chris York
Dealers
Autograph Session (K.W. Jeter, Mary Rosenblum 1:00 PM; K.W. Jeter, Nina Kiriki Hoffman 1:30 PM)
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, K. W. Jeter, Mary Rosenblum
Riverview 1
The Transformation Underway in Elementary Education (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Joan Gaustad
Riverview 2
Writers' Collaboration Agreements: With attorney Jim Sarafin--member, SFWA Grievance Committee--and Writer Steve Perry (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Steve Perry, Jim Sarafin
Riverview 3
Life Writing with Steve Barnes (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Steve Barnes
Riverview 4
Art and the Computer (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Elizabeth Lawhead Bourne, Ctein, Mari-El Mor
Riverview Stage
Costuming and movement: A look at clothing that moves (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Cont'd)
Pippen Sardo
Eisenhower
Writer's Workshop: Short fiction, section B
Dan Duval, ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan, Marybeth O'Halloran
Art Show
Patricia Davis Workshop: Pat looks over artists' portfolios (limit six). Meet at Art Show
Patricia Davis

2:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Peter Morwood and Diane Duane: The music we write by (Cont'd)
Diane Duane, Peter Morwood
Nehalem
SF Wind-Up Toys
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, J. Steven York
Clackamas
Book Burnings: Censorship and literature
Donna Barr, Debbie Cross, Tara Harper, Marilyn Holt, Donna McMahon, Tom Whitmore
Nestucca
Readings (Leslie What 2:00 PM; Jerry Oltion 2:30 PM)
Jerry Oltion, Leslie What
Santiam
Are Superheroes SF?
Kurt Busiek, Claire Eddy, David Levine, Fred Patten
Dealers
Autograph Session (Larry Niven, Steven Barnes 2:00 PM)
Steve Barnes, Larry Niven
Riverview 1
Polyamory (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Jane Hawkins, Luke McGuff
Riverview 2
Cryptography and PGP (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Alan Olsen
Riverview 3
Aspiring Writers: How to get started (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Mona Clee
Riverview 4
Progress in Nanotechnology:from Foresight Conf., Nov '95 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Norm Hartman
Eisenhower
Writer's Workshop: Short fiction, section B (Cont'd)
Dan Duval, ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan, Marybeth O'Halloran
Fan Room
How to buy a Hugo, and other award stories
Janice Gelb, Kevin Standlee

3:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Baffle the Editor: Gardner Dozois interviewed by Eileen Gunn
Gardner Dozois, Eileen Gunn
Nehalem
Jam in the Key of C: Bring your instrument and learn how to play well with others
Heather Alexander, Steve Dixon, Cecilia Eng, Meryle Korn, Anna Peekstok, John Peekstok
Clackamas
Economics of Magazine Publishing
Blythe Ayne, Marybeth O'Halloran, Alan Rodgers, Amy Stout, Patrick J. Swenson
Nestucca
Readings (J. Steven York 3:00 PM; Bridget McKenna 3:30 PM)
Bridget McKenna, J. Steven York
Santiam
Killing People Through the Ages
Jim Fiscus, Tara Harper, Don McQuinn, Peter Morwood, Andrew Nisbet
Dealers
Autograph Session (Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith 3:00 PM; Mike Moscoe, Rebecca Neason 3:30 PM)
Mike Moscoe, Rebecca Neason, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith
Eisenhower
Writer's Workshop: Short fiction, section C
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, M. Brook West, Leslie What
Internet Cafe
The Art of HTML Design
Dave Howell, Margaret Organ Kean

4:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Sue Petrey Scholarship & Medical Emergency Fund Auction (set up 4:00-4:30 Start 4:30)
Debbie Cross, Jim Fiscus, Steve Perry, Mary Rosenblum, Tom Whitmore
Nehalem
Music 104: It's only as hard as the First three chords.
Cecilia Eng, Rebecca Neason, Anna Peekstok, John Peekstok
Clackamas
My Sense of Wonder Just Got Run Over: Sustaining fantasy elements in a real world scenario
Steve Barnes, Eileen Gunn, Bridget McKenna, Pat Murphy, Steven Oliver, Elisabeth Waters
Nestucca
Readings (Sarah Wrench 4:00 PM; Mona Clee 4:30 PM)
Mona Clee, Sarah Wrench
Santiam
An Author's Author: Writers discuss their favorite writers
M.J. Engh, K.W. Jeter, Larry Niven, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Sheckley, Amy Thomson
Dealers
Autograph Session (Irene Radford, Deborah Wheeler 4:00 PM; Bruce Holland Rogers, Patrick J. Swenson 4:30 PM)
Irene Radford, Bruce Holland Rogers, Patrick J. Swenson, Deborah Wheeler
Riverview 1
Women and the Internet (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Theresa Reed
Riverview 2
Drawing a Dragon: A demonstration of the artist's technique with Rick Enloe (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Gail Butler
Riverview 3
Contemporary Utopian Literature: Textual strategies (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Molly Gloss
Riverview 4
Running Conventions: Effective Internet Communications (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Janice Gelb, Ben Yalow
Eisenhower
Writer's Workshop: Short fiction, section C (Cont'd)
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, M. Brook West, Leslie What
Quiet Bar
Tara and Marc Have A Drink in the Bar
Tara Harper, Marc Wells

5:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Sue Petrey Scholarship & Medical Emergency Fund Auction (Cont'd)
Debbie Cross, Jim Fiscus, Steve Perry, Mary Rosenblum, Tom Whitmore
Nehalem
Game Fiction
John Bunnell, Kathy Ice, Kij Johnson, Sonia Orin Lyris, Anthony Pryor-Brown
Clackamas
Research: At the library and hands on
Sally A. Bunnell, Howard Davidson, Ru Emerson, M.J. Engh, Tara Harper, Julia West
Nestucca
Readings (Bruce Holland Rogers 5:00 PM)
Bruce Holland Rogers
Santiam
Tormenting Heroes for Fun and Profit
Bridget McKenna, Mike Moscoe, Rebecca Neason, Paul Riddell, Deborah Wheeler
Dealers
Autograph Session (Jerry Oltion, J. Steven York and other "Buried Treasures" authors 5:00 PM; John de Camp, John Pelan 5:30 PM)
John de Camp, Jerry Oltion, John Pelan, J. Steven York
Riverview
Set up (until 7:00 PM)
Eisenhower
The Business of Art
Patricia Davis, Margaret Organ Kean

6:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Sue Petrey Scholarship & Medical Emergency Fund Auction (Cont'd, Ends 6:30)
Debbie Cross, Steve Perry, Mary Rosenblum, Tom Whitmore
Nehalem
Men - Can't Live with Them, Can't Get a New Operating System or Even Find a Re-Boot Switch
Steve Barnes, Toni Barnes, Elinor Busby, Sonia Orin Lyris, Chris York
Clackamas
Electronic Copyrights
Jim Fiscus, K. W. Jeter, Laura Majerus, Jim Sarafin, David Howell
Nestucca
Herbal Healing
Durlyn Larson, Theo Williams
Santiam
The Future of the Family
Irene Radford, Glenn Slate, Julie Stevens, Patty Wells, Deborah Wheeler

7:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Reading (Steve Perry 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Steve Perry
Riverview
Talent Show (until 9:00 PM)

8:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Set up
Santiam
Filk (until late)

9:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Telynor in Concert
Anna Peekstok, John Peekstok
Riverview
Dance (until 2:00 AM)

10:00 PM Saturday

Klamath
Filk (until late)
Clackamas/Nehalem
Whose Line Is It Anyway
Ellen Klages, David Levine, Peter Morwood

12:00 Midnight Saturday

Nehalem
Midnight Horror Readings
Donna Barr, John Bunnell, Kathy Ice, Kij Johnson, Ray Vukcevich

Sunday November 10, 1996

9:30 AM Sunday

Riverview
Tai Chi
Steve Barnes

10:00 AM Sunday

Klamath
Buddhist Theory of Ten Worlds
Tim Campbell
Clackamas
Wicca--Threat. . . or menace (a satire)
Louise Foster, Alan Olsen, Theo Williams
Riverview
Tai Chi
Steve Barnes

11:00 AM Sunday

Klamath
Is Killing in Our Genes?
Mona Clee, Jane Hawkins, Patrick S Lasswell, Mike Moscoe, Rebecca Neason, Jim Sarafin
Nehalem
PorSFiS: Meet with the members of the Portland Science Fiction Society
Clackamas
Goats, Pickups, and Sex: Readings and witty repartee with GOH Gardner Dozois and Mary Rosenblum (Starts 11:30)
Gardner Dozois, Mary Rosenblum
Nestucca
Book Collecting
Debbie Cross, Tom Whitmore
Santiam
Space Drives: From rockets to warp drives
Ctein, John de Camp, Norm Hartman, Paul Riddell
Riverview
Heather Alexander in Concert
Heather Alexander
Eisenhower
Embellishing Your Costume
Louise Foster, Kathy Sanders, Pippen Sardo, Susan Taubeneck

12:00 Noon Sunday

Klamath
Food in SF
Steve Barnes, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, Larry Niven, Jon Singer
Nehalem
Urban Myths: 'Gators in the sewer
Ctein, Dan Duval, Donna McMahon, Glenn Slate, Chris York
Clackamas
Goats, Pickups, and Sex: Readings and witty repartee with GOH Gardner Dozois and Mary Rosenblum (Cont'd)
Gardner Dozois, Mary Rosenblum
Nestucca
Reading (Jean Lamb Noon)
Jean Lamb
Santiam
Dragons in Myth and History
Rebecca Neason, Steven Oliver, Bruce Holland Rogers, Tom Whitmore
Riverview
Art Auction
Betty Bigelow
Eisenhower
What Happened at Costume Con
Joy Day, Pippen Sardo
Fan Room
Writing and Editing Newsletters
Steve Forty, David Levine, Fred Patten

1:00 PM Sunday

Klamath
Ethics of Publishing: When does a long response time become unprofessional and other issues
Gardner Dozois, Jim Fiscus, Kathy Ice, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jim Sarafin
Nehalem
Reading (K.W. Jeter 1:00 PM; Dean Wesley Smith 1:30 PM)
K. W. Jeter, Dean Wesley Smith
Clackamas
The Bible as a Fantasy Novel
Roderick Bunnell, Janice Gelb, Lenora Good, Jane Hawkins, Rebecca Neason
Nestucca
Writing (limit 6)
Robert Sheckley
Santiam
Science as an Idea Mine for Hard SF
Howard Davidson, Larry Niven, Steven Oliver, Jerry Oltion, Paul Riddell
Dealers
Guests of Honor Autograph Session; Peter Morwood and Diane Duane
Diane Duane, Peter Morwood
Riverview
Art Auction
Betty Bigelow
Eisenhower
Last Minute Costume Fixes
Joy Day, Susan Taubeneck

2:00 PM Sunday

Klamath
How Living in the Northwest has Influenced My Writing
Mona Clee, ElizaBeth "Lace" Gilligan, Jerry Oltion, John Pelan, Amy Thomson
Nehalem
Future Legal Issues
Roderick Bunnell, Ctein, Mary Rosenblum, Jim Sarafin, Glenn Slate
Clackamas
The Best Way to Volunteer for Next Year: What did you like / not like this time
Nestucca
Reading (Sonia Orin Lyris 2:30 PM)
Sonia Orin Lyris
Santiam
Independence Day!
Steve Barnes, Steven Oliver, Anthony Pryor-Brown, Tom Whitmore
Eisenhower
Costume Space

3:00 PM Sunday

Klamath
Beer: From the dawn of civilization to the stars
Peter Morwood
Nehalem
Slide Show: Fashions from 1915 - 1925
Pippen Sardo
Clackamas
NW Con League Meeting: All Welcome!
Santiam
Copyrights, Trademarks and Intellectual Property Rights
Kathy Ice, K. W. Jeter, Laura Majerus, Chuq Von Rospach, Ben Yalow

4:00 PM Sunday

Convention Closed

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