I enjoyed GenghisCon 2015
so much that I was inspired to volunteer for two positions for GenghisCon 2016: running a Killer
game, and co-programmer of panels.
More details of the Killer game will be released closer to the time of the con, but I will say that it's based on John Carpenter's The Thing
. Right now, I'm looking for panel suggestions and panelists. I'm particularly hoping to attract local sf/f/h writers for some panels about writing, in part to make up for the lack of a KSP mini-con this year. I'm also hoping to feature panels and discussions about gaming, films, comics, etc.
Possible panel/discussion topics include:
Visions of the next century: utopia, dystopia, or a bit of both?
Manned space flight: when will we get to Mars/back to the moon/etc.?
Exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life/intelligence (the "Rare Earths" hypothesis)
The future of... (robotics, entertainment, publishing, politics, warfare, religion...)
Sf/f/h stories and characters that have endured, or will endure, or are past their use-by date.
What sf/f/h films does it make sense to remake? (or series to reboot?)
What is the worst sf/f/h film ever made?
RPGs: the best and worst features of different systems.
"Read dating": enthuse for three minutes about a particular book/movie/game/comic/series.
SF/f/h themed music videos.
Let me know what you'd like to see. (Suggestions involving Season 6 of Game of Thrones, a Black Widow movie, zero gravity sex, or Tony Abbott's head on a platter are beyond our budget, though we might manage the platter.)