Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lunacon 2014 (2e): Magic and Religion

Saturday 3 PM. Panelists: Carole Ann Moleti; Michael F. Flynn, Raymond Feist, Jane Sibley Interesting tidbit: religion = re+ligio = a rebinding of society (to join again).  Religion has always had a social purpose, to increase community and tie society … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (2d): Gamification in Education

Saturday 2 PM I sort of felt obligated to go to this panel (and the one on The Future of Education), seeing that I am a teacher and all. It was OK.  The title proved to be inaccurate: This was … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (2c): Reading by Merav Hoffman

Saturday 12 Noon Panelist: Merav Hoffman (duh) I don’t attend a lot of readings, because I generally prefer reading things at my own pace.  I don’t find the timbre of the author all that engaging.  On the other hand, Merav … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (2a): Altering Time and Perception

Saturday 11 AM Odelle Panelists: Walter Hunt, David Sklar This was not especially well-attended: at first, just the panelists and me.  By the end, another 6 or so people had shown up.  First panel on a Saturday is probably a … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (2b): Write What You Don’t Know

Saturday 12 noon Panelists: Walter H. Hunt, Laura Anne Gilman, KT Pinto Sadly, this was not (imho) a very successful panel.  The panelists talked around the topic but never addressed head-on how to avoid the pitfalls of writing about things you haven’t experienced. … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (1c): Firefly the Game

I was excited to attend this game demo.  I am a fan of all things Firefly, and actually have a copy of this game but hadn’t had a chance to play it yet.  So when a game got underway in … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (1): Friday

OK, so it’s really Saturday when I’m writing this.  But it’s about Friday.  🙂 I attended three panels (and one fire alarm):  “Building Character“, “Alternate Technologies in Historical Fiction“, and “Firefly: The Game“.  I also poked around the dealer’s room for … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (1b): Alternate Technologies in Historical Fiction

Panelists: Russ Handelman, James Cambias, Paul Calhoun And here he is, That Annoying Guy From One Seat Over.  This archetype shows up at every con, like a restless spirit. One of the panelists pointed out that, more or less by … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (1a): Building Character

Panelists: Mike Flynn and Ken Atlabef. I was a little disappointed to see that the first panel sported Mike Flynn as a guest.  At the last Lunacon, Mike Flynn was the moderator for the panels I consistently liked least.  My … Continue reading

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Lunacon 2014 (0): Arrival

After a five-year hiatus, I am back at Lunacon, at the suggestion of my lovely wife (who says it’s important we tend to our individual needs as well as our married ones, and who — I believe — also might … Continue reading

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