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Saturday, April 10
 

11:30am PDT

Airlock: Check-In and Help Desk
Registration: Check in here.

Help Desk: Notify a staff member here if you are experiencing a problem during the convention.


Saturday April 10, 2021 11:30am - 7:30pm PDT
4 - Airlock: Check-In and Help Desk https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/87499494042

12:00pm PDT

Opening Ceremonies
Join NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19 President David "Bear" Jones for the convention's opening ceremonies, including welcoming new and returning attendees and sharing important announcements.

Presenters
avatar for Bear (David Jones)

Bear (David Jones)

NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19 President


Saturday April 10, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809

12:00pm PDT

Cantina: Open conversation hangout
Hang out and chat about SF ... or whatever!

Saturday April 10, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
2 - Science Lab: Panels & Games https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81192311215

12:15pm PDT

NanoCon Fan-o'-Con: Supporter Social
Fans, share your memories of past NanoCons!  New folks, come hear stories about the fun we've had in the past.  (Yes, Togusa actually sang in front of people!  No, we don't have a recording of that, I swear...)

Moderators
avatar for Togusa

Togusa

Program Director, NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19
Togusa (Klint Hull) is an English Instructor at Lower Columbia College and has been the faculty advisor for the LCC Science Fiction Club since its founding in 2009.  He was President of NanoCon Mk. II through Mk. V and is Program Director for NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19.  Party on... Read More →

Saturday April 10, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809

12:30pm PDT

NIFF Kids' Films, Revisited
Past winners of the NanoCon International Film Festival (NIFF) youth films category from our previous conventions.

Presenters
avatar for Mark

Mark "Van Brand" Gaither

Faculty, Business Tecnology, Lower Columbia College


Saturday April 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
3 - Cybernet: Film Screenings + https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81116300170

1:00pm PDT

Paper Lasers: Modeling the Future
NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19 President Bear (David Jones) shows us his workshop and some of his awesome creations: science fiction props and models made from various materials.  He explains his process and hosts a discussion of prop-making techniques.

Presenters
avatar for Bear (David Jones)

Bear (David Jones)

NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19 President


Saturday April 10, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
2 - Science Lab: Panels & Games https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81192311215
  Panels

1:00pm PDT

What Exactly Is SF, Anyway?
Join our panelists to explore how science fiction is defined and what its boundaries are... if that's possible to determine!

Presenters
avatar for Caine (Matthew Daems)

Caine (Matthew Daems)

NanoCon Past President
avatar for Christopher Tower

Christopher Tower

the gmr, gmrstudios
I am Christopher Tower (or Chris), and I am a writer of stuff. I live in Michigan. I play Ultimate, ride a bike, and supposedly educate college persons while myself being educated in college. I am married with two kids, a beagle, a curly lab, and a grouchy black cat. I like sushi... Read More →
avatar for ZK (Zachary Kuenzli)

ZK (Zachary Kuenzli)

NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19 Vice President


Saturday April 10, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809
  Panels

1:30pm PDT

Filmmaking on the Cheap
Want to make your own science fiction film?  You don't need a bunch of fancy equipment - even that smartphone in your pocket will do!

Presenters
avatar for Mark

Mark "Van Brand" Gaither

Faculty, Business Tecnology, Lower Columbia College


Saturday April 10, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
3 - Cybernet: Film Screenings + https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81116300170
  Panels

2:00pm PDT

Comics are going DOWNHILL - Not!
A discussion of the history and current state of comics.

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Tower

Christopher Tower

the gmr, gmrstudios
I am Christopher Tower (or Chris), and I am a writer of stuff. I live in Michigan. I play Ultimate, ride a bike, and supposedly educate college persons while myself being educated in college. I am married with two kids, a beagle, a curly lab, and a grouchy black cat. I like sushi... Read More →


Saturday April 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
2 - Science Lab: Panels & Games https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81192311215
  Panels

2:00pm PDT

Cyberpunked: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Not Pre-Order Games
The release of Cyberpunk 2077 was a debacle, but it wasn't the first time a corporation took people's money without delivering on the promised product.  Wait... didn't cyberpunk warn us about these corporate types before?

Presenters
avatar for Caine (Matthew Daems)

Caine (Matthew Daems)

NanoCon Past President


Saturday April 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809
  Panels

2:30pm PDT

Gravity Falls Character Challenge
Discuss the series Gravity Falls and its characters. Which characters are your favorites? (Togusa's kind of partial to the photocopies of Dipper.... Sydney the Star sides with Mabel.) Can fans agree on which character is the best?

Moderators
avatar for Togusa

Togusa

Program Director, NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19
Togusa (Klint Hull) is an English Instructor at Lower Columbia College and has been the faculty advisor for the LCC Science Fiction Club since its founding in 2009.  He was President of NanoCon Mk. II through Mk. V and is Program Director for NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19.  Party on... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Sydney the Star

Sydney the Star

5th grader; presenter.
Sydney the Star is Togusa's daughter and is well-versed in many animated kids' SF shows.



Saturday April 10, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
3 - Cybernet: Film Screenings + https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81116300170
  Panels

3:00pm PDT

Holodeck: Open conversation hangout
Hang out and chat about SF films ... or whatever!

Saturday April 10, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
3 - Cybernet: Film Screenings + https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81116300170

3:00pm PDT

Star Trek: Core Principles - Departing or Evolving?
Since the days of Star Trek the television series ("Classic" Star Trek) and films and Star Trek: The Next Generation (ST:TNG), the ubiquitous SF series has focused on creator Gene Roddenberry's vision of a future where people work creatively and collaboratively to solve their problems, preferring reason and empathy over fear and violence.  Has the franchise in more recent years started to depart from the core of Roddenberry's vision?

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Tower

Christopher Tower

the gmr, gmrstudios
I am Christopher Tower (or Chris), and I am a writer of stuff. I live in Michigan. I play Ultimate, ride a bike, and supposedly educate college persons while myself being educated in college. I am married with two kids, a beagle, a curly lab, and a grouchy black cat. I like sushi... Read More →
avatar for Mark

Mark "Van Brand" Gaither

Faculty, Business Tecnology, Lower Columbia College


Saturday April 10, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
2 - Science Lab: Panels & Games https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81192311215
  Panels

3:00pm PDT

The Mandalorian Ex-Machina
Discuss the series The Mandalorian, including the... shall we say, interesting ending of Season 2.


Presenters
avatar for ZK (Zachary Kuenzli)

ZK (Zachary Kuenzli)

NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19 Vice President
avatar for Heath Wemmer

Heath Wemmer

DCP Comics


Saturday April 10, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809
  Panels

4:00pm PDT

SFFS: Science Fiction Fashion Showcase
Come show off your cosplay, steam punk getup, or awesome science fiction t-shirt! We invite you to share your creation and acquisition stories: What's the scoop behind the look? Where did you find those goggles? Tell us who you had to battle to win that last, one-of-a-kind Stargate Universe shirt!

Presenters
avatar for Rah Rah (Jessica)

Rah Rah (Jessica)

LCC SF Club Past President
Jessica "Rah Rah" Richmond is a former SF Club President and NanoCon Program Director.  She's a huge SF fan and SF Club / NanoCon supporter.


Saturday April 10, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
2 - Science Lab: Panels & Games https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81192311215

4:00pm PDT

NIFF Winners, Revisited (Films Part 1) (NC-13)
Past winners of the NanoCon International Film Festival (NIFF) from our previous conventions.

This session is rated NC-13: Some content may not be appropriate for children under 13.

Presenters
avatar for Mark

Mark "Van Brand" Gaither

Faculty, Business Tecnology, Lower Columbia College


Saturday April 10, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
3 - Cybernet: Film Screenings + https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81116300170

4:00pm PDT

Why Bother Using Protection? Weapons vs. Armor in Science Fiction
Characters often use armor in SF, but isn't it odd how almost completely ineffective that armor is in most cases?  Just how do weapons and armor work, anyway?  How have they worked historically?  Caine shares his observations of some of SF's uses and misuses of armor and weaponry: insights that will enhance your reading (and writing) of SF.

Presenters
avatar for Caine (Matthew Daems)

Caine (Matthew Daems)

NanoCon Past President


Saturday April 10, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809
  Panels

5:00pm PDT

NIFF Kids' Films, Revisited (repeat session)
Past winners of the NanoCon International Film Festival (NIFF) youth films category from our previous conventions.  (This will be a repeat of the films in the previous Kids' Films session.)

Presenters
avatar for Mark

Mark "Van Brand" Gaither

Faculty, Business Tecnology, Lower Columbia College


Saturday April 10, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
3 - Cybernet: Film Screenings + https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81116300170

5:00pm PDT

Futuretech: Turning Science Fiction into Science
Tylup shares some of his research into current and future technologies and how they're turning science fiction ideas into real science.

Presenters
avatar for Tylup (Aaron Spence)

Tylup (Aaron Spence)

LCC Anime Club Past President
I'm a gamer, tech enthusiast and crypto miner with interests in machine learning, computer graphics research, digital privacy/security, and anime.


Saturday April 10, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
2 - Science Lab: Panels & Games https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81192311215
  Panels

5:00pm PDT

Stanley Kubrick's Long Shadow (NC-17)
Stanley Kubrick has had an enormous influence on SF film and on the genre as a whole.  His movies, such as A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey, explore weighty themes and challenging subjects: Things not appropriate for younger audiences. So why, then, are his droogs making an appearance in Space Jam 2? Perhaps some Warner Bros. executives didn't get the memo...

This panel will explore adult topics and themes and is therefore rated NC-17: Only NanoCon attendees age 18 or older, please.

Presenters
avatar for ZK (Zachary Kuenzli)

ZK (Zachary Kuenzli)

NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19 Vice President


Saturday April 10, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809

6:00pm PDT

Holodeck: Open conversation hangout
Hang out and chat about SF films ... or whatever!

Saturday April 10, 2021 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
3 - Cybernet: Film Screenings + https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81116300170

6:00pm PDT

Alien Infiltration (A Werewolf/Mafia type game)
A Mafia / Werewolf type social role-playing murder mystery game.  You are a member of the crew on an interstellar spaceship.  But one of the crewmembers is an alien doppelganger intent on killing everyone else!  As the bodies start to pile up (or fill the cargo bay), can you discover who the impostor is in time?  (Yes, we created this variant before Among Us hit the scene - but Mafia/Werewolf had been around forever before that.....)

Presenters
avatar for Rah Rah (Jessica)

Rah Rah (Jessica)

LCC SF Club Past President
Jessica "Rah Rah" Richmond is a former SF Club President and NanoCon Program Director.  She's a huge SF fan and SF Club / NanoCon supporter.


Saturday April 10, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
2 - Science Lab: Panels & Games https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81192311215
  Games

6:00pm PDT

Ten-Forward: Open conversation hangout
Hang out and chat about SF ... or whatever!

Saturday April 10, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809

6:30pm PDT

NIFF Winners, Revisited (Films Part 2) (NC-13)
Past winners of the NanoCon International Film Festival (NIFF) from our previous conventions.

Presenters
avatar for Mark

Mark "Van Brand" Gaither

Faculty, Business Tecnology, Lower Columbia College


Saturday April 10, 2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
3 - Cybernet: Film Screenings + https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/81116300170

7:30pm PDT

Closing Ceremonies
Join us for our closing ceremonies and final thoughts.  Bid everyone a fond yet sad farewell until next time....

Presenters
avatar for Bear (David Jones)

Bear (David Jones)

NanoCon Mk. VII.v::C19 President


Saturday April 10, 2021 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
1 - The Bridge: Panels & Ceremonies https://lowercolumbia.zoom.us/j/82082354809
 
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