Shore Leave 41.6: Schedule

Although the online convention is over, more than 50 hours of Shore Leave 41.6 programming is available for viewing online.

Saturday, July 10

10am
"One Time I Wrote . . .”:
Chase
Christopher D. Ochs, Hildy Silverman, Scott Pearson, Lorraine J. Anderson

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What's the weirdest thing our author guests have written, and why? Come find out!

The Influence of the "Forgotten” Trek
Derby
Kevin Dilmore, Howard Weinstein, Laura Ware, T.A. Chafin, John Coffren, Steven H. Wilson

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Gene Roddenberry said it wasn't "canon,” but the animated Star Trek series was an accessible entry point for a lot of young fans in the 1970s. Several of our authors grew up watching it. How did it, as opposed to Classic Trek or Next Gen, shape our work?

Hybrid Writers
Salon A
Jim Johnson, Christopher D. Abbott, Heather E. Hutsell, Jenifer P. Rosenberg, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Aaron Rosenberg

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Authors discuss their experiences with pursuing a hybrid model for their writing journey—there are many paths to publishing; come hear some of them from those who've tried a little bit of everything.

Small Budget Films: Hour 1
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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Black Angel
Length: 30 min

An Arthurian tale of a knight returning from the crusades, it was made in 1980 by star wars art director Roger Christian for 25,000 Pounds and was shot entirely on location in Scotland. The negatives for the film subsequently went missing and were presumed lost forever. But a few years ago they were rediscovered in the Universal Studios archive; it has generated quite a bit of interest among the artsy crowd since.This 30 minute film has a fascinating history! George Lucas was looking for a short film to accompany screenings of The Empire Strikes Back in theatres in Europe and Australia, and commissioned the fledgeling director's concept 'on the spot', after reading the screenplay. Upon its debut, the film impressed within the cinema world, and John Boorman even screened it as inspiration for the entire crew of Excalibur. However, science fiction was approaching something of a zenith of popularity at the time and fantasy was at a low point, so Lucas didn't use it. The fantasy caper subsequently drifted into obscurity.

Shifter
Length: 10 minutes

Los Angeles - 2023. James Striker is on the verge of bringing down the oppressive government that has crushed all freedom in the United States. But before he can take them on, Striker must get past a homicidal drone and an elite squad of EFT soldiers. His only advantage is the SHIFT, a process that allows Striker to transfer his mind into an identical clone body. New body, Same mission: Bring the whole system down.

Vader Episode 1 – Shards of the Past
Length: 17 minutes

This fan film by the Star Wars Theory filmmaking group is a fascinating character study of the early Darth Vader and is set just after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Unlike the canon films which describe Vader almost exclusively through his actions, this film examines him through his thoughts, memories, and feelings, showing how they affect his actions. There are multiple Vader episodes on Youtube, so if you like this one then look over the others.

Anakin Skywalker is DEAD. For eight months, the mysterious Darth Vader has enforced the Emperor's commands. Fighting between the loss of Padme, and the new cursed life he now leads, Vader must do what must be done when a surviving Jedi Master from Order 66 has lured him to the home planet of his late Wife's tomb…

Starfleet Meeting
Salon E

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11am
Daytime Solar Viewing
Belmont
Wayne Bird, Jerry Feldman

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We will explore one of the (usually) only two celestial objects visible during the day, the Sun. Yes, this can be done with the proper safety precautions. Join the experts to learn something new about our Solar System's star and energy source.

Creating A Polymer Figure
Salon B
Sarah Keene

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Join me to learn how to create a polymer creature.

If I Could Write Anything…:
Salon D
Robert Greenberger, Greg Cox, Joshua Palmatier, Rigel Ailur, Richard C. White, Roberta Rogow

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Most writers have at least one dream project, that property they'd kill to work for or book they'd love to do. Come find out what our authors want to write.

The New Age of Star Trek
Salon F
Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Dayton Ward, Derek Tyler Attico, Kirsten Beyer, David Mack

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Join the authors as they discuss the new age of Star Trek we're living in, and talk about Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds, and Prodigy, and how these new series connect to the legacy series and carry the torch for new generations of fans.

Exploring Space Through Photography
Tack
Ken Carpenter

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Dr. Carpenter will take us on a voyage of discovery to explore how color photos are obtained by our robotic emissaries to the planets in our solar system and out into the depths of space. He will use missions to Mars, in particular the ongoing Perseverance rover and its helicopter, and the Hubble Space Telescope, as iconic examples of missions that 1) actually visit their targets and 2) remotely observe the wonders of our Universe. He will close with some photos and videos from these missions and observations of the cultural impact they have had on society.


12pm
Great Discoveries that Weren't
Chase
Brent Warner

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Sometimes even the greatest and cleverest inventors and scientists don't get it right, the first time, the second time, or ever. We will talk about some of these stories of discoveries that ended up not being as great as first envisioned.

Our Words Unmasked
Derby
Phil Giunta, Greg Cox, Andrew Hiller, Laura Ware, Christopher D. Ochs

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Given COVID-19, are people still writing stories where characters walk around unmasked, shake hands, hug, and so on? Do you have to include the pandemic in your work, going forward? How does that even work?

Small Budget Films: Hour 2
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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From Dust Studios:

DUST is the first multi-platform destination for binge watchable sci-fi. We feature science fiction short films and other content from emerging filmmakers with stunning visual effects, captivating plots and complex character explorations. Robots, aliens, space exploration, technology, and human experience are all a part of DUST. Explore, subscribe and follow for more.

Thalamos
Length: 21 min

Commander Charlie Shaw finds himself alone on the red planet and isolated from his crew. He uncovers some disturbing truths about his situation and the fate of the mission.

A Date in 2025
Length: 13 min

In the year 2025, a young man's superintelligent AI system tells him that he must go on a date or face certain suicide from loneliness.

Deep Clean
Length: 14 min

This road crew is hiding a secret about what lurks below the city streets.

Outlander: Where Are We Going From Here?
Salon E
Annie Brugmans, Maggie Pragnell Restivo, Mattie Rogers

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Season 6 is on the horizon for premiering in early 2022. What might we expect to see? What do YOU want to see? In this freeform open discussion panel, we can talk about how the characters have grown, the direction of the show and its future. Bring your thoughtsd and your ideas!


1pm
From Transporters to Tachyons: The Physics of Star Trek
Belmont
Erin MacDonald

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Welcome to the Astrometrics lab! Star Trek science consultant Dr Erin Macdonald is here to geek out about some of the coolest realistic and (mostly) not-so-realistic physics in the Star Trek Universe. Let's discuss the science behind technology such as transporters, warp drives and more as well as which ones we may be close to achieving. All levels of science backgrounds are welcome!

Roberta Rogow Concert
Filk
Crystal Paul, Roberta Rogow

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A Filk concert by Roberta Rogow.

Hero Worship
Salon B
Howard Weinstein, Kevin Dilmore, Jim Johnson, Steven H. Wilson, Paul Kupperberg

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Who are your favorite fictional heroes, and why? How have they been reflected in your own characters, if at all?

Visit Filming Locations from the Lord Of The Rings Movies
Salon D
T.A. Chafin

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Visit Filming Locations from the Lord Of The Rings Movies

Heroines Among Us
Tack
Kelli Fitzpatrick, Mary Fan, Derek Tyler Attico, Hildy Silverman, Rigel Ailur, Russ Colchamiro

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Authors talk about a favorite female character(s) from their books/stories and how our own characters can sometimes inspire us.


2pm
Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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Crazy 8 Press
Salon E
Michael Jan Friedman, Russ Colchamiro, Peter David, Mary Fan, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Paul Kupperberg, Aaron Rosenberg, Hildy Silverman, Geoffrey Thorne

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Come see what ShoreLeave's favorite author collective has been doing the past year, and find out what they're up to next!

Eddie McClintock
Valley Ballroom
Amy Imhoff, Eddie McClintock

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Eddie McClintock is a unique artist - a handsome leading man who moves easily from comedy to drama. Eddie recently appeared on the Netflix series No Good Nick, as the father of Nick, a young girl out for revenge from the local restaurant competitors played by Shawn Astin and Melissa Joan Hart. Prior he was a series regular in USA Network's conspiracy thriller "Shooter" as Jack Payne, a homeland security counterintelligence agent who works with sharpshooting expert Ryan Phillippe and his former commanding officer Omar Epp.Eddie also played the father in the Lifetime Movie "My Stepfather's Secret" opposite Vanessa Marcil.McClintock also starred for 5 years on Syfy network's most successful series "Warehouse 13" as the unexpectedly amusing yet authoritative, Pete Latimer, whose mission was to search and warehouse mystical items wreaking havoc on the world. He appeared in his recurring role on Bones, returning for the final season's special episodes. More recently Eddie has also been seen on "MacGyver", "Supergirl," "Agents of Shield," "Backstrom" and "Modern Family". He was also seen opposite Nathan Fillion in the 2014 Season finale of "Castle." Among his many television credits, McClintock was memorable in multiple episode arcs of "Friends" and "Desperate Housewives."Prior, Eddie's network series regular roles found him starring with Jane Curtin, Fred Savage and William Devane in the ABC comedy "Crumbs." Before that, he performed with Neil Patrick Harris and Tony Shaloub in NBC's "Stark Raving Mad" and Scott Foley in NBC's "A.U.S.A."An award-winning actor, McClintock received recognition from the Burbank International Film Festival as Best Actor for his performance in the feature film "A Fish Story".A father of two sons, McClintock currently resides in Los Angeles.


3pm
Update on the DART Mission Testing Planetary Defense via Asteroid Deflection
Belmont
Timothy Miller

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DART will be NASA's first test of planetary defense via kinetic deflection. Dr. Miller will tell us all about DART and NASA's planetary defense program in general, including contrasts between Hollywood versions of the concept and the soon-to-be real thing.

Leslie Fish Concert
Filk
Ellen Kranzer, Leslie Fish

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A filk concert by the reknown Ms. Leslie Fish.

Jackbox Game
Gather Town Table

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The Bob & Howie Show
Salon B
Robert Greenberger, Howard Weinstein

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The latest in anything!

Writing in "Interesting Times”:
Tack
Russ Colchamiro, Phil Giunta, Andrew Hiller, Jenifer P. Rosenberg, Jim Johnson

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Our authors talk about how they've managed to keep going, stay focused, and continue writing despite the events of the past year.


4pm
New Release Party!
Chase
Christopher D. Abbott, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Heather E. Hutsell, Aaron Rosenberg, Joshua Palmatier, Michael Jan Friedman, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Paul Kupperberg, Roberta Rogow, James Swallow

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Our authors discuss their new and upcoming books.

Ransomware Revealed
Derby
Stephen Lesnik

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During the session on "Ransomware Revealed” will ask ourselves these questions: What is it? How do you prevent it? Do you pay them off? Consequences of paying off criminals and terrorists. Whether you just tool around on the internet or run a multi-national company these are issues that concern us all.

Small Budget Films: Hour 3
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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Batman: City of Scars
Length: 30 min

Tip o' the hat to Chris Schildt, who sent me this link. Batman: City of Scars is a 30 minute fan film made in 2010. It features Batman wearing the '60s television show costume. In some ways, it was ahead of its time in terms of film and sound technique, and I like its quality and dark ambiance. IMDB rates it at 7.2 out of 10.

Darth Maul: Apprentice
Length: 18 min

Winner of the 2016 Filmmaker Select Award at Star Wars Celebration Europe, Darth Maul: Apprentice is the gritty tale of a loyal Imperial Stormtrooper who is forced to confront his past in the heat of an epic battle. Directors Samtubia & Samgoma Edwards imagined it from a perspective that is seldom explored within the Star Wars universe.

Escapism vs. Message Fiction
Salon E
Greg Cox, Mary Fan, Derek Tyler Attico, Andrew Hiller

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Our authors discuss which they prefer to write, escapist fare or stories that deliver a message. But is fiction ever purely escapist? And how do you write a story with a deeper message while keeping it entertaining?


5pm
Citizen Science
Belmont
Jordan Raddick

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Dr. Raddick's main professional interest is in using Citizen Science to teach the process of science, particularly the way scientists work together in the scientific community. Some of these Citizen Science projects, such as SETI@home, Galaxy Zoo and Reef Life Survey have been around for quite a while. As there are never enough scientists to analyze all the available science data, the public is invited to help. These projects can involve millions of people collaborating in data collection, data analysis and/or reporting.

Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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40+ Years Later
Salon F
Howard Weinstein, Dayton Ward, Derek Tyler Attico, T.A. Chafin, David Mack, Kevin Dilmore

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Is the Motion Picture better than we recall, or worse?

Beta Readers and Critique Groups
Tack
Russ Colchamiro, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Phil Giunta, Joshua Palmatier, Andrew Hiller, Rigel Ailur

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Authors discuss how inviting readers to their early drafts shape—or reshape—their narratives, transforming works in progress into polished works of fiction.


6pm
Firebringer Press Presents
Chase
Steven H. Wilson, Phil Giunta, Christopher D. Ochs, Diane Baron

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Join the authors of Firebringer Press as they celebrate the release of Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity, the third volume in their anthology series of SF, Fantasy, and Paranormal tales.

Processes and Practices
Derby
Michael Jan Friedman, John Coffren, Lorraine J. Anderson, Paul Kupperberg

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What peculiar rituals and personal habits do our authors engage in before, during, or after their writing, and what are the reasons behind them?

Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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Chasing the Money or Chasing the Dream?
Salon A
Heather E. Hutsell, Jim Johnson, Danielle Ackley-McPhail

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Writers often have to decide between commercial appeal and artistic satisfaction. Find out which our authors chose and why, and how that's affected their work.

Small Budget Films: Hour 4
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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TK-436 -- A Storm Trooper Story
Length: 13 min

Set around the time of A New Hope, it is the war as seen from a low level grunt's point of view

Odyssey: A Star Wars Story
Length: 12 min

What does it mean to be a soldier? A young member of the Resistance tells us.

Bucketheads: A STAR WARS Story
Length: 14 min

BUCKETHEADS is a Star Wars Fan Film from the Stormtroopers' perspective. Shot in September 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, it was a wonderful journey, with over 76 people directly involved in this effort to tell a Star Wars Story from the Imperial point of view.

Star Wars: Destroyer - A Star Wars Fan-Film
Length: 7 min

Victory may lead to disaster when X-Wing pilots discover a crippled star destroyer crashing towards a nearby planet.

Doctor Who panel
Salon E
Rick Siebigteroth, Cindy Siebigteroth, Cheralyn Lambeth, Kathleen David

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Doctor Who from Hartnell to Whittaker and everything in between, monsters mayhem and more. BBC, Big Finish, and what's coming out in the world of Doctor Who.

Beating the Publishing Blues
Valley Ballroom
Mary Fan, Aaron Rosenberg, Christopher D. Abbott, Laura Ware

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For most writers, both established and new, dealing with the publishing industry sucks. It means rejection, self-doubt, dashed hopes … the litany goes on. How do you handle publishing-related blues and soldier on? Authors share their experiences and advice.


7pm
Charnock's Comedy Cabaret Hour
Salon B
David McOwen

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Several comics deliver their take on science-fiction shows and movies.

Star Trek Adventures RPG Update
Salon D
Jim Johnson, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Dayton Ward, Derek Tyler Attico, Scott Pearson, Christopher L. Bennett

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Modiphius Entertainment's Star Trek Adventures RPG heads into its fifth year. Check in for the latest news on current and upcoming releases and Q&A with the STA project manager and several STA writers


8pm
How to write a song
Salon C
Melissa James, Roberta Rogow, Leslie Fish, Crystal Paul

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What turns a song into a finished song? Join filkers Leslie Fish, Roberta Rogow, Crystal Paul and Melissa James as they discuss what inspires them to write a filk and tips on writing your own.

I Have an Opinion
Salon E
Amy Imhoff, Laura Ware, Rigel Ailur, Lorraine J. Anderson

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The Personal Essay & Putting Yourself Out There: Pitching and publishing an aspect of your personal journey can be daunting, and opinions open you up to digital criticism. Our panelists discuss their experiences as they navigate the world of think pieces, opinion writing, and personal essays.

8pm
Jackbox Game
Gather Town Table

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9pm
Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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Saturday Open Filk
Filk
Crystal Paul

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Come Get Your Filk On!

Author Surprise
Salon B

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Glenn Hauman, Russ Colchamiro, Peter David, Mary Fan, Robert Greenberger, Michael Jan Friedman, Paul Kupperberg, Aaron Rosenberg, Hildy Silverman, Geoffrey Thorne

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11pm
Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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Sunday, July 11

9am
"I" vs. "She”
Salon F
Russ Colchamiro, Greg Cox, Joshua Palmatier, Michael Jan Friedman

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The pros & cons of (writing & reading) first-person vs. third-person fiction.

TV & Movie reboots
Tack
Hildy Silverman, Rigel Ailur, T.A. Chafin, Glenn Hauman

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Which ones have you enjoyed, and which didn't need to see the light of day? As a writer, how would you have done them differently?


10am
Being Your Biggest Fan:
Chase
Jim Johnson, Amy Imhoff, Lorraine J. Anderson, Christopher D. Ochs

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Writing is a solitary journey, one that friends, fellow writers, and family often don't, can't, or won't understand. Hear from authors as they share their experiences being their own cheerleader and writing for "an audience of one,” and how they stay sane doing so.

Why We Will never be Visited by Extraterrestrial Beings
Derby
Ray Villard

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The recent government report on unexplained aerial phenomena has breathed life back into the worn out techno-mythology that intelligent beings from another star are whizzing around our skies with the frequency of those pesky spring cicadas. This talk will present a long list of reason why space aliens will never visit Earth. Given the age of the galaxy they would have arrived already, but there is no shred of evidence after over 70 years of sightings. Besides the unimaginable gulf of space between us and other alien civilizations, UFO believers overlook the fact there is an even vaster gulf of time. Civilizations could easily be a million years more technologically evolved than us. This leaves them without any motive for being interested in looking at our primitive backwater culture. Exoplanet surveys encourage the belief the galaxy should be rich in habitable planets for extraterrestrial civilizations. Our first evidence for life off the Earth may likely be archaeological: observations of ancient alien astro engineering or technology. Finally I will talk about the only true UFO sighting of possible extraterrestrial origin.

Small Budget Films: Hour 5
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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NOVR
Length: 15 min

What does it mean to be human? And what are the implications of augmenting human capability? Come with us and visit one dystopia to find out! Here's a futuristic thriller with intense martial arts, sword fights, armblades, and flamethrower limbs.

The film follows two soldiers who have destiny thrown upon them when they discover what might be humanities only hope - in a war they have already lost. A NOVR.

Disarm
Length: 12 min

An award-winning independent micro-budget short work, made with a Macbook Pro, a Canon 5D and $9000. In the near future, robotic limbs have become more powerful and versatile than the human body, granting their users incredible new powers. A new law is passed regulating the use of the dangerous technology, causing a leading prosthetics distributor to recall its products. An employee and a police officer go door-to-door collecting the bionic limbs, but not everyone will hand over their arms willingly.

Exit Plan
Length: 21 min

In this character-driven, dystopian film, machines became the sole workforce for the industry. The lower classes were deemed surplus to requirements, banished from the utopian cities, and left to starve. The story focuses on Adam, a man trapped in the slums of this dark future. As the rebels plot against the elite known as The Order, Adam is stuck in the middle accompanied by his only companion, a robotic helper called iO. This is the story of Adam's struggle to find a way off the planet after he discovered that the Earth will soon be destroyed by a cosmic natural disaster.

Plotting vs. Pantsing? Or, Plantsing?
Salon E
Aaron Rosenberg, Phil Giunta, Christopher D. Abbott, Heather E. Hutsell, Greg Cox, John Coffren

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Find out which of our authors outline, which ones make it up as they go, and which are somewhere in between


11am
Brain Science in 2021
Belmont
Charles Blue

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The Director of Media Relations at Association for Psychological Science will tell us about the latest discoveries and insights into the way our brains work.

Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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Small Budget Films: Hour 6
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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EMPSILLNES
Length: 12 min

In this award-winning animated short with no dialog, the lone survivor of a destroyed space station meets his enemy in the void. The plot is simple and shows the struggle of the hero, alone in space, in a reality where artificial intelligence took control of the World.

EMPSILLNESS is the work of one man and took over four years to make and is a remarkable achievement. Its look and narrative are clearly influenced by 2001: A Space Odyssey, Sunshine, Interstellar and Gravity. The moment the short begins, it becomes clear why it has won awards and accolades. Grygier combines CGI and 3D animation to glorious effect. Its images invoke the beauty and grandeur of our solar system.

The Jump
Length: 10 min

The film was produced for the NASA short film competition CineSpace, where filmmakers are asked to make a short film, of 10 mins or less duration, that contains at least 10% footage from the NASA Archives, using actual NASA imagery within the film. We used a broad selection of NASA archive footage mixed with new material shot by the production team.

An astronaut braves a pioneering solo mission into deep space, leaving behind her loving husband. Through disjointed communications, she discovers her life on Earth has changed forever. 'The Jump' is a short sci-fi drama on the elasticity of time, love and loss.

The Place Where You Live
Length: 14 min

In this award-winning short, a professor of physics is abducted by her counterpart from an alternate dimension – one in which her husband has died. Replaced by her doppelganger, she struggles to rebuild the machine, reopen the gateway between worlds, and regain the life that should be hers.

Accepted to 18 film festivals worldwide, "The Place Where You Live" has won "Best Science Fiction Short" at the Big Easy Film Festival, "Best Female Lead" at the Concarolinas Film Festival, "Special Jury Prize (Remi)" at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, and Special Achievement awards in Editing, Production Design, and VFX at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival.

The Sith Relic
Length: 14 min

Review by filmwatch.com: "This short film from Scruffy Looking Workshop was posted in Jan of 2018 and is just under 15 mins. It has a solid story, nice costuming and decent acting. It's not just your typical lightsaber duel. If different is what you want, then you're definitely going to get it with this one. There are some… uh… interesting little pieces in this one that you won't see in other fan films."

The Voyager Relaunch Comes Full Circle
Salon D
Kirsten Beyer

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Over the past 11 years, the USS Voyager and her sister ships explored the Delta Quadrant in the literary universe. Now that this part of their story has come to an end, share a final debrief with author, Kirsten Beyer, to discuss the journey.

eSpec Books Presents:
Tack
Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jenifer P. Rosenberg, Aaron Rosenberg, Hildy Silverman, Mary Fan, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Robert Greenberger, Russ Colchamiro, Christopher L. Bennett

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eSpec Books shows off a wealth of new titles, including the brand-new Systema Paradoxa novella series featuring a whole host of cryptid creatures rarely seen before.


12pm
Author Role Models
Chase
Kevin Dilmore, Phil Giunta, Heather E. Hutsell, Scott Pearson, Michael Jan Friedman, Amy Imhoff

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We all look up to someone, especially in our chosen field. Which authors do our guests look up to, and why?

Look to the Skies! The SciFi promise of remotely controlled drones is upon us
Derby
Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater

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Autonomous flying robotic drone have been a staple of futuristic views of science-fiction for decades. Today, autonomous drones are becoming reality. How did futuristic visionaries envision drones and how does that compare to what we see today?

Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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Slime Devils Concert
Filk
Regina DeSimone, Cathy Dougherty, Melissa James, Denise Masters, Kathy Scrimger

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A filk concert presented by the Denebian Slime Devils.

The Greatest?
Salon A
Greg Cox, Howard Weinstein, Rigel Ailur, T.A. Chafin, John Coffren

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After six decades, are Kirk, Spock & McCoy still the best Star Trek characters ever? What makes them stand out for you?

Small Budget Films: Hour 7
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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Federation Files ep. 0: Extraction (vignette)
Length: 14 min

The USS Nikita is ordered to the last location of one of their Starfleet undercover agents on a barren planet. A secret and rushed mission is strategically planned with the use of a shuttlecraft and MACO team to carry out the mission.

Federation Files ep 1: His Name is Mudd
Length: 48 min

Harcourt "Harry" Fenton Mudd joins the star ship U.S.S. Constitution and its crew with Captain Charles McCain. In typical Mudd fashion, nothing goes smoothly on this mission to rescue Mudd's son and friend who have been hijacked by a race who are not in the current Starfleet data base.


1pm
How Much Is Too Tense?
Salon F
Jenifer P. Rosenberg, Laura Ware, Roberta Rogow

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Our panelists discuss present versus past tense, which they feel works better when and why.

How Our Fictional Heroes Keep on Surprising Us
Tack
Glenn Hauman, Christopher D. Abbott, Scott Pearson, Steven H. Wilson

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Our fictional heroes get reinvented and reshaped as decades go by. Have those updates made us reconsider their earlier heroism? Could some of these changes be taking the characters too far from the original creator's ideas? Is that a good or bad thing?

Adam Baldwin
Valley Ballroom
Bob Greenburger, Adam Baldwin

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Adam Baldwin is an American actor known for his roles as Animal Mother in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard, Knowle Rohrer in The X-Files, and Marcus Hamilton in Joss Whedon's Angel. He also established a cult following as Jayne Cobb in the series Firefly, the movie Serenity and for starring as Chad Shelten in Day Break. He starred as John Casey on the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck, was the voice of Breakdown in the animated series Transformers Prime and played Captain Steven Harris in three episodes of Law and Order: SVU.Appearing in dozens of films since 1980, Baldwin rose to prominence as the troubled outcast Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard (1980) and moved on to bigger roles in D.C. Cab (1983), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000) and Serenity (2005) in which he reprises his role as the mercenary Jayne Cobb from the television series Firefly. His other work includes Radio Flyer (1992), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The X-Files (Knowle Rohrer), Smoke Jumpers (1996), The Cape, Men in Black: The Series, Stargate SG-1, Angel, The Inside, NCIS and the 2005 remake of The Poseidon Adventure. He also starred in the ABC series Day Break as Chad Shelten in 2006. Baldwin parodied the Ricky Linderman character in the 2008 film Drillbit Taylor.Baldwin won a SyFy Genre Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Actor/Television for his role as Jayne Cobb in the television series Firefly.Baldwin was cast as Clark Kent/Superman in the first DC animated universe movie, Superman: Doomsday based on DC Comics' The Death of Superman and co-starring in the NBC television show Chuck as NSA Agent John Casey. The show premiered September 24, 2007.Baldwin has a role as a voice actor in the Xbox 360 games Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, the latter putting him in the role of Cpl. Taylor "Dutch" Miles.Baldwin also appears as a voice actor in Half Life 2: Episode 2 for various resistance soldiers and citizens. Adam also appeared in Mass Effect 2, playing the role of Quarian marine Kal'Reegar.Baldwin most recently starred as XO Mike Slattery on TNT's hit drama The Last Ship.


2pm
Characterization in "Falcon and the Winter Soldier”:
Chase
Kelli Fitzpatrick, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Mary Fan, Derek Tyler Attico, Amy Imhoff, Glenn Hauman

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The recent TV show saw the return and growth of some familiar heroes (and anti-heroes). Our authors discuss the ways in which the characters are developed on the show, and how those arcs compare with our own approaches to characterization.

Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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Small Budget Films: Hour 8
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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Federation Files ep 2: Walking Bear, Running Wolf
Length: 29 min

Lieutenant Dawson Walking Bear, who was first featured in Star Trek, The Animated Series, is featured in this episode where he begins to see visions of a wolf roaming the USS Enterprise corridors. Dr. McCoy has no explanation medically for Walking Bear's hallucinations but says there may be a correlation between his and his mother's 30th birthday who was lost on a deep space scouting mission. The suspense heightens when Walking Bear is confronted by the unexplained on his next away mission. Another 'come to life' character from the animated series, the cat-like alien, M'Ress.

Federation Files ep 3: Galaxy Hopper
Length: 15 min

The USS Lexington is on a mapping mission just outside the Galactic Rim when they discover a floating, unidentifiable metallic object of unknown origin. Beaming it aboard disables power to the ships engines and the crew tries frantically to get the engines operational before they drift into the rim. A science team is trying to learn more about the 'Droid', it's origin and any data it may hold. The clock is ticking for the Lexington as it drifts dangerously close to the Galactic Rim. Will they survive in time and will this unknown 'droid' play an important part in their ultimate fate?

A Discussion on the Matrix Universe
Salon E
Alex C.

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There is a 4th Matrix film in the works, the "Animatrix” episodes, the "Enter the Matrix” and "The Matrix Online” video games as a part of their official canon. The last video game "The Matrix: Path of Neo” has an alternate ending to the original movie trilogy.

The Movies / Shows That Influenced Us
Tack
Robert Greenberger, Greg Cox, Richard C. White, Michael Jan Friedman

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Our authors discuss which shows and/or films from their youth inspired and influenced their writing.


2:30pm
Peggi Warner-Lalonde Concert
Filk
Crystal Paul, Peggi Warner-Lalonde

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A filk concert by Peggi Warner-Lalonde


3pm
Small Budget Films: Hour 9
Salon C
Thomas P. Donnelly

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Federation Files ep 4: The Equinox Effect
Length: 26 min

In this Star Trek series mashup, Data must use the Guardian to correct the timeline before the Federation is lost and the Borg take over.

The film pulls from the original Star Trek series, Star Trek: the Next Generation, and Star Trek: Voyager. The script was originally written by Camren T. Burton for a proposed Star Trek television pilot series starring John Savage as captain Rudy Ransom (who appeared in the Star Trek Voyager episode, "Equinox"). The new series was to also include Gary Lockwood from the original Star Trek second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The series never went beyond the pilot, but the shelved-footage caught the attention of Glen L. Wolfe who acquired the rights and re-wrote the story that is featured in this production.

For those Star Trek fans who love hidden Easter Eggs, play close attention and you'll discover them throughout the video, including some screen time from one animated Star Trek character.

Federation Files ep 5: Voices from the Past – Parts 1 and 2
Length: 39 min

How do we really know if we are living an unaltered timeline? What are the effects if a time traveler changes or alters that timeline? Nothing, unless you own S.T.A.R. Private Investigations and you believe the government is covering up tons of information about UFO's, alien abductions, close encounters and a host of other taboo conspiracies.

Allen Brown and Karen Oakley stumbled onto some recent de-classified government information that could potentially expose a cover-up proving that the US government is concealing evidence of an intelligent race of beings who have traveled through time visited earth. For what reason? Brown and Oakley are determined to find out. In this Star Trek episode, from The Federation Files, we feature many Star Trek episodes that have used time travel as the theme of their story. Voices From The Past takes a look at many of those time-traveling story elements, craftily weaving them into this episode and asking what would happen if an investigative team came close to finding out the truth.

This is a fun episode filled with many Easter Eggs. See how many you can spot from Star Trek, The Original Series, Deep Space Nine, The Next Generation and Enterprise.

Federation Files ep 6: The Green Manifesto
Length: 6 min

STRAIGHT OUT OF THE HEADLINES!!! Episode 6 of The Federation Files, "The Green Manifesto" explores Colonel Phillip Green from the original series Star Trek episode, "The Savage Curtain". "The Green Manifesto" is a vignette prequal probing the problem of a worldwide virus, its effects and how one person could potentially have ultimate control over the entire population of the world.

Federation Files ep 7: Friends and Foes
Length: 17 min

During the formative years of the Federation, potential members debate the benefits of joining a galactic alliance. Find out how a marooned Starfleet officer's plight changed the direction of one race's future with the United Federation of Planets in the Federation Files, "Friends and Foes".

Series, Trilogy, or Standalone
Salon F
Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Roberta Rogow, Russ Colchamiro

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Authors talk about whether they feel better served writing one-off novels, trilogies, or ongoing series.

What's new in Star Trek Literature
Tack
Scott Pearson, Dayton Ward, John Jackson Miller, David Mack, Kirsten Beyer, Christopher L. Bennett, James Swallow

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Authors of current and upcoming Star Trek titles discuss their work.

Aimee Garcia
Valley Ballroom
Robert Greenberger, Aimee Garcia

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Aimee Garcia is an award-winning actress, currently starring on the hugely popular series Lucifer, which recently moved to Netflix for its fourth season earlier this year. She previously appeared on Showtime's hit Dexter as "Jamie Batista," for which she received a SAG Award nomination. Her other TV credits include Trauma and The George Lopez Show, a role that earned her an Impact and Alma Award. In film, Aimee starred in RoboCop, opposite Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton. She most recently starred as the female lead in the Mexican superhero movie, El Chicano, produced by Lorenzo DiBonaventura which hit theatres in May 2019 and will co-star in MGM's upcoming animated The Addams Family film alongside Charlize Theron, Oscar Issac and Chloe Grace Moretz. Currently, Aimee is writing an original graphic novel with AJ Mendez (published by IDW), a Latino Family comedy, and a horror movie.When she's not shooting, Aimee works with MOSTE, a non-profit organization which mentors girls from underserved communities & the National Hispanic Foundation of the Arts, which fosters emerging Latino talent in TV and Film.Aimee graduated from Northwestern University's prestigious Medill journalism school, while also majoring in Economics and French. Her Instagram has 1M followers and her Facebook and Twitter have more than 200k combined.


4pm
How Did I Get In This Mess
Chase
Howard Weinstein, Robert Greenberger, Christopher D. Abbott, Joshua Palmatier, Richard C. White, Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Authors discuss how, when, and why they started writing, both professionally and in general.

My Starship Magic Show
Derby
Willie Yee

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Starship Magic is an interactive show presented by S'kai, Vulcan's Greatest Magician. Starship functions are demonstrated utilizing technologies from Star Trek and other sci-fi genres.

Empty Epsilon
Discord Game Room 1

We will be running Empty Epsilon missions Empty Epsilon is a starship bridge simulator where each player takes a station and you work cooperatively to complete the mission. You will need to download a free version of the game at: https://daid.github.io/EmptyEpsilon/#tabs=5

Sunday Open Filk
Filk
Crystal Paul

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Calling all filkers! Come sing and share your talents!

The Making of a Captain
Salon D
Rigel Ailur, Kirsten Beyer, Amy Imhoff, Lorraine J. Anderson, Laura Ware, Derek Tyler Attico

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Michael Burnham is the first major character we've gotten to see go from lower-ranked to commanding officer. How does this affect viewers' perspective on the character? How does it compare to meeting the others already in command? Does it balance out that she's had the least screen time so far?

Everything You Know About Fairy Tales is WRONG
Salon E
Christopher D. Ochs

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Archetypes in classic fairy tales -- the damsel in distress, the knight in shining armor, the evil step-mother -- influence everything from Disney features to the social mores that define good and noble. Where did these caricatures come from? How historically accurate are these archetypes which we hold so dear?


5pm
Starship Horizons
Discord Game Room 2

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Memorial Don Sakers
Salon B
Thomas Atkinson

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6pm
Jackbox Game
Gather Town Table
Memorial Sandy Zier-Teitler
Salon C
Sharon van Blarcom

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