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Saturday, April 10
 

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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