There’s plenty of heated debate to be found in geekdom—Linux holy wars, fans of different TV series at odds, RPG rulesets…you’d think adding politics to the discussions would be adding gasoline to the fire. Miracle of miracles, four authors of varying political stripes managed to hold a stimulating (and respectful!) discussion about the role of politics in their genres. The… Read more →
Master of ceremonies Kelly Lockhart returned this year as host, this time clad in an Elvis costume. To make the stage environment more interesting, he brought along rubber snakes as a stage hazard to trip up the robots. Yes, it was Snakes…on a Stage… The double-elimination Robot Battles competition was divided into the 12 lb weight category and 30 lb… Read more →
The Regency ballroom was filled to capacity with spectators as six women vied for the Miss Klingon Empire title: Cmdr Keela sutai-Septaric (Leila McMichael), Rok’ela DevnoH (Sharon Carter), VarkNa B’traughh (Valerie Rice), Kandak sutai-B’traughh (Aiven O’Leary), Lt. Cmdr. K’vara (Joanna Jo Lombardi), and SajQa’ sutai-Fenix (Andrea Benton).
Several legal and technical experts from a major ISP led a discussion on the more annoying aspects of Internet use. Clearing out the come-ons for cheap prescription drugs and “investments” gets old quickly, and it seems like little is being done to combat the abuse of our time and technology resources. Pete Wellborn led the discussion, with backup from several… Read more →
Daily Dragon: Do you have any favorite science fiction or fantasy? Tory Belleci: Star Wars! Grant Imahara: Yeah! TB: Nightwatch. GI: Oh yeah! It’s a Russian series. TB: It’s a three part film. There’s Nightwatch, Daywatch, and I forget what the last one is called. It’s vampires, it’s science fiction, and it’s probably one of the coolest Russian films I’ve… Read more →
Saturday night around 1AM finds many people here footsore, inebriated, and a bit weary of the crowds. The Dork of the Rings screening provided a needed break and some side-splitting laughter…the sort of laughter tinged with a “this is so wrong” feeling that marks a quality satire. Bobo Buggins pawns the Ring to Randolf, who in turn foists it on… Read more →
Black Sky Training is sponsoring a suborbital flight simulator. As part of the Orbital Commerce Project, the program offers a preview of the effort to bring space flight beyond NASA’s efforts. Get a taste of the greatest thrill known to man (landing). Fly, (or crash yourself) for a few minutes in the cockpit, and get some Bawls mints. If you… Read more →