OASIS Schedule of Events and Panels

Programming Schedule in pdf form. Always check for updated panel information on the information board outside each panel room.

Please remember, no food is allowed in the meeting rooms.

Display Today's Panels OnlyClick on panel title for description of panel and panelists.

Date Title Panel Room
Friday, May 31
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Derek Demeter
Derek Demeter
Joyce II
Friday, May 31
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It is the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. Here what is going on there by someone that knows.
Jeff Mitchell
Joyce II
Friday, May 31
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Will it be phasers, plasma guns, or blasters? Or will it be some advance projectile weapons? What can be used as hand held weapon in the future.
Ben Bova, Craig Caldwell(m), Mike Conrad, Jack McDevitt
Joyce I
Friday, May 31
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are going back to the Saga in December. What do we hope to see from a galaxy far, far away?
Erica Cameron, Jeff Carroll, Ann Morris(m)
Joyce II
Friday, May 31
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The to be read list never shortens. Listen from on our panel what is worth looking for.
Adam-Troy Castro, Judi Castro, Aria Kane(m)
Joyce I
Friday, May 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When many corporations from many countries, and even individuals, are traveling in space and to the planets, will we see a new spirit of cooperation? Or, as we expand our territories, will there be interplanetary space piracy and more reasons for wars? What will we do with a Space Force?
Derek Demeter, Jeff Mitchell(m), Charles Radley, Edward Wysocki
Joyce II
Friday, May 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How does killing a character effect a story? Does it matter how if it is major or minor character? What happens if no one dies?
Richard Lee Byers(m), Gary Roen, E. Rose Sabin, Benjamin Sperduto
Joyce I
Friday, May 31
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Its been 35 years since Neuromancer was published. William Gibson was made a Grandmaster by Science Fiction Writers of America. What are the great works in the field? Where is it going?
Craig Caldwell, Mike Conrad, Allan Dyen-Shapiro(m)
Joyce II
Friday, May 31
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What are the ideas driving the fiction?
Jeff Carroll(m), Jose Iriarte, Aria Kane, Elizabeth Schechter
Joyce I
Friday, May 31
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Let us know how we are doing.
Joyce I
Friday, May 31
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet our Guest of Honor Adam-Troy Castro and officially start OASIS 30. The come to con suite and join us for Chilli and Cake.
Adam-Troy Castro
Joyce II
Friday, May 31
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Con Suite
Friday, May 31
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in the fan version of the NPR Game Show.
Perry F. Bruns(m), Adam-Troy Castro, Allan Dyen-Shapiro, Guy Lillian, Ann Morris, Elizabeth Schechter
Joyce I
Friday, May 31
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What do you need to know for a work? How much preparation is needed?
Mike Conrad(m), Stanley Morrison, Rubey Shea, Paul Vincenti
Joyce II
Friday, May 31
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come listen to a story of suspense by our Guest of Honor Adam-Troy Castro. We will have limited copies of the story available to give away.
Adam-Troy Castro
Joyce I
Friday, May 31
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Have a Real World Problem? We’ll give you a Science Fiction Solution! No trouble too small; no catastrophe too big! Just ask our panel of experts to come up with a device, system, or concept that’s an extrapolation of our current sciences and technologies and we’ll save your day.
Craig Caldwell(m), Mike Conrad, Allan Dyen-Shapiro, Jack McDevitt, Jeff Mitchell
Joyce II
Saturday, Jun 1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

What is latest on Pluto and other objects on the far frontier.
Jeff Mitchell, Edward Wysocki
Joyce II
Saturday, Jun 1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our state sometimes challenges what is possible. How can this be turn into great fiction?
Richard Lee Byers(m), Jose Iriarte, Will Ludwigsen
Joyce I
Saturday, Jun 1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What motivates people to buy an artwork and why do they need to own it?
Mike Conrad(m), Stanley Morrison, Rubey Shea, Paul Vincenti
Joyce II
Saturday, Jun 1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It is the 50th Anniversary of the Ground breaking The Left Hand of Darkness. This was the first novel written by a woman to win a Hugo. Come and discuss the work of this pioneer.
Jose Iriarte, Aria Kane, Mari Ness, Rick Wilber(m)
Joyce I

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