Archon 45 schedule

This weekend is Archon 45, the midwest’s premier SFF convention!

I’ll be there during the daytime on Saturday and Sunday – no parties for me due to the lack of vaccine policy. But you can still find me on plenty of panels. Here’s my schedule!

Unimportant Details or Enhancing the Scene?

1 Oct 2022, Saturday 12:00 – 13:00, Salon 4 (Gateway Center)
A discussion about why background fluff and other trivialities matter in a game.
Dana Lockhart (M), Benjamin C. Kinney, Michales Joy

It Takes More Than a Hook to Reel In a Reader

1 Oct 2022, Saturday 14:00 – 15:00, Salon 2 (Gateway Center)
You’ve got a great idea and a killer opening sentence but you don’t know where to go with it. Is there a book in it or just a short story? Or maybe it’s not as clever as you first thought.
Cynthianna/ Celine Chatillon (M), Jack Snyder, Benjamin C. Kinney, Kathleen Collins

I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That, Dave: Machine Learning and AI in Space

2 Oct 2022, Sunday 10:00 – 11:00, Salon 1 (Gateway Center)
Computers becoming sentient has been both in the news and on the big screen. How realistic is that scenario? How could those developments actually be beneficial in the harsh environment of space?
Anastasa Yanchilinia (M), Benjamin C. Kinney, Daniel Van Hoesen

It’s Not All Saving the World: What Do Real Scientists Actually Do?

2 Oct 2022, Sunday 11:00 – 12:00, Salon 1 (Gateway Center)
Ever wonder what real scientists do? It’s not like in the movies (unfortunately).
Benjamin C. Kinney (M), Bob Perry, Daniel Van Hoesen

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