Prologue of Random
This is a weird year for me. Since 2008, every time I’ve gone to Dragon*Con I’ve been responsible for some sort of a booth. This year, given budget cuts, I’m going to Dragon*Con without a project team, and there will be no table. This is… odd. It also means that for a first in many years, I’ll be free to go to things and hangout, and I won’t be worried about what trouble my college students may be getting into (yes, they are responsible adults, but they are also responsible adults who I need to be useful adults). Bottomline: this year at Dragon*Con, my only responsibility is not forgetting to give my own talks. Oh, and I also need to remember to eat… but that is not a problem I usually have.
Here is my schedule of talks and events. You can also follow me in the Dragon*Con app. [ iOS D*C app | Android D*C app ] and I will likely tweet the con as though I were playing a text-based RPG. If you want to meet up IRL, drop me a Tweet.
- Women in Science & Tech Careers
Fri 01:00pm in the Crystal Ballroom – Hilton
A frank conversation on issues women face in technology & science careers & what we can all do about it.
- Science of The Martian
Fri 08:30pm in 202 – Hilton
Andy Weir’s Book is chock full of science bits. Dive deeper into that science & see where he drew his information from.
- A Universe of Strange Planets & Their Equally Strange Stars
Sat 10:00am in 309-310 – Hilton
Astronomers are discovering stars & planets that scientists didn’t believe possible.
- Relativity Is Practical
Sat 05:30pm in 202 – Hilton
Einstein’s theory underlies in-the-lab research, as well as technology like GPS.
- Non-Scientists Can Do Research, Too
Sat 08:30pm in 202 – Hilton
It’s easy to contribute to science projects w/o being a scientist.
- Parsec Awards
Sun 05:30pm in Regency V – Hyatt
Join us for the 2015 Parsec Awards Ceremony.
- Solve X Science Show
Sun 10:00pm in the Hilton Grand Ballroom West
Our science-themed variety show returns with storytelling, comedy, and PowerPoint karaoke.
- Community Is Everything: How to Build, Maintain, & Love Your Audience
Mon 10:00 am Location: 203 – Hilton
Cultivating an audience = podcasting success. We tell you how to do it.
- The Moon? Mars? An Asteroid? Where Do We Go Next?
Mon 11:30 am Location: 309-310 – Hilton
Will it be geosynchronus space? Robotic Moon mining? Off-world colonies?
Prologue of Random
I’m in the process of trying to sort the answer to “To really costume or to lame costume?” For instance, I have the Battlestar Galactica tanks you can get on ThinkGeek and “Canon” uniform pants. That is a lame costume. But also awesome. It is awesome and lame, all at once. I also have a Steampunk Circus Ringmaster costume (that I think still fits?) Putting that on, and doing hair and makeup sensibly, is really costuming. I think this weekend will include a large amount of trying things on and deciding just how lazy I want to be.
So, um, see you at Dragon*Con?
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That is a lame costume. But also awesome. It is awesome and lame, all at once.