Balticon 48 banner  

  Info Sheet

  Application Form

  Screen/Release Form

  Program Ideas Submission Form

  Balticon Truck Crew Time Record

Volunteer Reg & Release Fill-In

Volunteer Reg & Release Print Form

  Volunteer Time Record Fill-In

  Volunteer Time Record Print Form



Click for BSFan advertising information and rates.

Panels & Workshops

Download the Balticon 49 Mobile App

iOS* |*Android

Code: balticon49

View the Balticon 49 Mobile Schedule

View the Balticon 49 Mobile Schedule

 

The text below shows a small excerpt from the developing Balticon 49 Program Schedule. This partial schedule will be expanded, in increments, as increasing portions of the schedule become firm.

Please note that the schedule is still subject to change at any time.

Last update Fri May 22 11:53:38 2015

View the schedule by track
View the schedule by date/time
View the schedule grid listed by room

Quick Links
FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY

 Back to Index  FRIDAY SCHEDULE  Back to Top 
Autograph Table Belmont Belmont too Chase Chesapeake Concierge Lounge CreateSpace Derby Frankie and Vinnie's Garden Hunt McCormick Parlor 1026 Parlor 1041 Parlor 3026 Pimlico Salon A Salon B Salon C Salon D Swimming Pool Tack Valley
12:00 PM Wargaming 101 - Friday
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM Boardgaming - Friday Retelling Fairy-Tales Across Media The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Medical Studies: A Skeptical Journal Club How Alien Is Too Alien: World Building with Character and Culture Development
4:30 PM
5:00 PM The Art of Series Editing Open Filk How to Be a First-Rate Moderator Healthcare and Phylogenetics A Virtual Tour of the Caine Riordan Universe -- and how to build one of your own A Glimpse Behind the Curtain: The Business Side of Writing Podcasting 101
5:30 PM
6:00 PMAutograph - Friday - 6 PM: Nate Nelson, Michael Underwood Readings: Keith R.A. DeCandido, Sunny Moraine, Jean Marie Ward Readings: Jack Campbell/John Hemry, Jack McDevitt, Bud Sparhawk Where to Find Inspiration for Your Costume Podcasting for the Listener Readings: Tom Doyle, Robyn Wyrick Continuing Discussion of "A Virtual Tour of the Caine Riordan Universe" Space Shuttle First Flights How to Write Religion (When You Are a Non-Believer) Cooperative Games Dead Robots' Society (live recording)
6:30 PM
7:00 PM Kamikaze Kostuming Costuming from Your Closet Anime Gone Mainstream! RPG Gameplay with a Horror Theme -- Old West Cthulhu How to Be a First-Rate Moderator Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Filk * But Were Afraid to Ask Mirrors of Nature: The Animal World Privilege, Privacy, and Civil Liberties in Science Fiction Dialogue Is All You Get Great Expectations Way of the Buffalo Podcast (live recording)
7:30 PM
8:00 PM Electric Origami Short Science Films Opening Ceremonies
Swing Dance
8:30 PM
9:00 PM What Genre Is This Anyway? Meet the Guests of Honor Meet the Artist Guest of Honor Two Rooms and a Boom! Adaptations: How to Turn your Short Story or Novel into a Feature Length Film Flags on the Moon Dangerous Voices Variety Hour Concert: Decadent Dave Clement Concert: Decadent Dave Clement Podcaster Improv
9:30 PM Meet the Scientists
10:00 PM Social Class - Friday Book Launch: The Black: Arrival by Paul Cooley Being Out in Fandom Surviving Fandom Theme Circle: Classic Filk Songs Theme Circle: Classic Filk Songs How to Write good Speculative Smut Time Travelers' Ball
10:30 PM
11:00 PM The New Shotgun Mythos: Premiere Episode Anime After Dark Open Filk Open Filk Rule Thirty-Four of the Internet: Everything Is Sexy. EVERYTHING
Teen to Twenty-Five Dance
11:30 PM
Storytelling for Adults ZOMBICIDE! Angels Die Slowly [18+] Disasterpiece After Dark [18+]
12:00 AM
12:30 AM
1:00 AM
1:30 AM
2:00 AM
2:30 AM
3:00 AM
3:30 AM
4:00 AM
4:30 AM
5:00 AM
5:30 AM
 Back to Index  SATURDAY SCHEDULE  Back to Top 
Autograph Table Belmont Belmont too Chase Chesapeake Concierge Lounge CreateSpace Derby Frankie and Vinnie's Garden Hunt McCormick Parlor 1026 Parlor 1041 Parlor 3026 Pimlico Salon A Salon B Salon C Salon D Swimming Pool Tack Valley
6:00 AM
6:30 AM
7:00 AM
7:30 AM
8:00 AM Shabbat Service / Parsha Discussion Conducted by Barry Nove
8:30 AM
"Marie Curall's Science Show"
9:00 AM Boardgaming - Saturday Active Victorian Games for Children RPG Gameplay with a Fantasy Theme -- Latest Edition D&D How to Be a First-Rate Moderator Women of Science: A History Balticon Writer's Workshop Researching Your Alternate History
9:30 AM
10:00 AMAutograph - Saturday - 10:00: Christine Norris, TJ Perkins, David Harten Watson Engineers Can't Write? Some Known Counter-Examples Readings: Day Al-Mohamed, Tim Dodge, Darrell Schweitzer The Filmmakers Guide: Learn How to Make Your Own Movie Fantasy Drawing Workshop Writing for the Grantville Gazette (1632 Universe) Decorating Miniature Hats Tips for the Freelance Editor Your Brain: Breathing, Sleep Apnea, and Stroke CJ Henderson Tribute Reading Judging an Editor's Work Writing Interactive Fiction Tech for Costumers
10:30 AM
11:00 AMAutograph - Saturday - 11:00: Philippa Ballantine, Starla Huchton, Tee Morris Learn Carolingian Minuscule (For Children) Readings: Andrew Fox, Elektra Hammond, Larry Hodges Writing Diverse Characters: Archetypes vs. Stereotypes How to Be a First-Rate Moderator Wargaming 101 - Saturday LARP Opening Ceremonies Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics Writing for TV vs. Web Series vs. Film Soft Science in Hard SF 1870s Victorian Hairstyles Writer Guest of Honor: Jo Walton
11:30 AM
12:00 PMAutograph - Saturday - 12:00: 2015 Compton Crook Winner Alexandra Duncan, GOH Jo Walton Make a Dragon in Scratchboard with Artist Guest of Honor Ruth Sanderson Readings: Michael Black, Laura Nicole, Patrick Scaffido Costuming First Aid 1632 Universe Readings (1632 Universe) My Weapon Is Bigger Than Yours Blood, Sweat, and Fears: Infectious Outbreaks Among Us Too Good for the Film Festival The Big, Fat Wonderful World of Me The Big Score: The Soundtrack of Science Fiction
12:30 PM Music Guest of Honor: Erica Neely
1:00 PMAutograph - Saturday - 13:00: Art GOH Ruth Sanderson, Michael F Flynn Magic Show with Mark MacDicken Readings: Charlie Brown, Michelle D Sonnier (Michelle Stengel ), Jeff Young Exploring the Lore of Celtic and Norse Mythical Figures Painting Ball-Jointed Dolls Matrons and Crones: Older Female Characters in Fantasy and Science Fiction CJ Henderson Memorial MMORPG Friendships: Real Game Friends or Real Life Friends How to Build a Meal for your Invented World Informing Tolkien: Women of Arda Celebrating 25 Years of Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope 1870s Hair Dressing for the Modern Time-Traveller Do You Want Pulp with That? Metamor City Live Audio Drama
1:30 PM
2:00 PMAutograph - Saturday - 14:00: Vonnie Winslow, Crist Kelly A Harmon Let It Go with Leigh Alexander and Jay Buechler Shibori Techniques Targeting Submissions: The Pitch RPG Gameplay with a Sci-Fi Theme -- Traveler Readings: Walt Boyes, Robert Waters Reading as a Writer Just how many Universes Are There, Anyway? How to Be a Better Roleplayer Disasterpiece Theatre Podcast (live recording)
2:30 PM Book Launch: Alibi Jones and the Hornet's Nest by Mike Luoma
3:00 PMAutograph - Saturday - 15:00: Larry Hodges, Grig Larson, Alex Shvartsman Steampunk Filk Concert with Mark MacDicken Balancing the Creative Household Kumihimo Workshop All You Have Is Audio Readings: Michael F Flynn, Ruth Sanderson Adding Variety to Guitar Strumming The Ancient Art of Oceanic Navigation and Landfinding We Wanna Make a Movie Intro to Leather Working Am I More Sentient Than My Cat? Remembering Leonard Nimoy
3:30 PM
4:00 PMAutograph - Saturday - 16:00: Charlie Brown, Jeff Young Sculpey Shape and Bake with Ming Diaz Readings: Paul E. Cooley, Jay Smith, Steven H. Wilson Heidi Hooper: Dryer Lint Art Suspension Bridges Medieval Dance with Live Music Readings: Vonnie Winslow Crist, Kelly A Harmon Crowns and Swords: The Intertwined Worlds of Fantasy and Monarchy Weather Happens: The Update! Don't Forget Your Subplots The Role of Science in Science Fiction Terry Pratchett: What Makes his Works so Great
4:30 PM Movie Launch: Lammas Night, Produced by Scratch Bacharach
5:00 PMAutograph - Saturday - 17:00: Michael Black, Alessia Brio, David Walton Storytelling with Bill Mayhew Readings: PC Haring, Mike Luoma, Christie Meierz Silk Scrap Magic Treading Lightly: Writing Troublesome Things Readings: Paula S Jordan, David Sobkowiak Aurora on Jupiter Dynamic Voice Acting -- Some Mature Themes Beyond Creative Commons
5:30 PM
6:00 PMAutograph - Saturday - 18:00: Jabraan Ismail, Kamran Ismail Chainmail Jewelry Workshop I've Done My Research and You're Going to Suffer for It STAT Meet-and-Greet (Star Trek Association of Towson) Readings: John L French, Patrick Thomas Public Perception of Science: Lessons from a Dead Sheep Gadgets in Fiction: How Do You Work Technology into your Story? Parsec Awards 10 Year Anniversary
6:30 PM Book Launch: Heroes of Earth by Martin Berman-Gorvine Book Launch: Dirty Magick: New Orleans Anthology
7:00 PM Magic: The Gathering (Draft and Play Closed Deck Tournament) Learn Carolingian Minuscule Fiction Writing for Gamemasters (and Vice Versa) Book Launch: Big Bad 2, War of Shadows, and Iron and Blood by Gail Z. Martin Concert: Maugorn RPG Gameplay with a Gothic Horror Theme -- Astounding Tales The Pioneer Anomaly: Is Something Hinky with Gravity? Working With Others' Myths Beyond the Wall - A Game of Thrones Podcast Live!
7:30 PM
8:00 PM Understanding Audio OpenCreate - Workshop finisher Casting for Independent Film Projects Trivia Contest The Scholar As Author Tales from the Slush Pile
8:30 PM Storytelling with Tim Livengood
9:00 PM RPG Gamemaster Basics: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) What's so Great About the Undead? What Can We Learn from Bad Writing? Masquerade
9:30 PM
10:00 PM Social Class - Saturday Off-Page Implications Music and Myth Diversity in Popular Culture: Fad or New Normal? Dirty Mad Libs
10:30 PM
11:00 PM Balticon Beats II - The Two Tables Open Filk Fan-service and Fetishism (An After Dark Panel) Costumers' Post-Masquerade Party Costumers' Post-Masquerade Party Science Fiction and Fantasy Erotica Readings
11:30 PM
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
12:00 AM Judaism at Balticon: SF/F Tikkun Leil Shavuos
12:30 AM SF/F Tikkun Leil Shavuos: Text Study I
1:00 AM
1:30 AM SF/F Tikkun Leil Shavuos: Conversation, Caffeination, Cantillation I
2:00 AM SF/F Tikkun Leil Shavuos: Text Study II
2:30 AM
3:00 AM SF/F Tikkun Leil Shavuos: Conversation, Caffeination, Cantillation II
3:30 AM SF/F Tikkun Leil Shavuos: Text Study III
4:00 AM
4:30 AM SF/F Tikkun Leil Shavuos: Conversation, Caffeination, Cantillation III
5:00 AM SF/F Tikkun Leil Shavuos: Text Study IV
5:30 AM
 Back to Index  SUNDAY SCHEDULE  Back to Top 
Autograph Table Belmont Belmont too Chase Chesapeake Concierge Lounge CreateSpace Derby Frankie and Vinnie's Garden Hunt McCormick Parlor 1026 Parlor 1041 Parlor 3026 Pimlico Salon A Salon B Salon C Salon D Swimming Pool Tack Valley
6:00 AM
6:30 AM
7:00 AM
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM Boardgaming - Sunday Stretch and Sketch Art Workshop Women in Film and Media RPG Gameplay with a Sci-Fi Theme -- The Red Menace Video Vault of Horrors
9:30 AM The Great Literary Game: History of Shamanism and Fanfiction Science Special Guest Edie Stern -- Inventor and holder of 140 information technology patents, and an SF fan
10:00 AMAutograph - Sunday - 10:00: Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jay Smith, Patrick Thomas Balloon Bounce Space and Face Painting with Ming Diaz Readings: Philippa Ballantine, Dave Robison, David Harten Watson The Filmmaking Process Intro to Scratchboard with Ruth Sanderson Vocal Warmups and Relaxation Techniques Rennfaire Fabric Rosettes Character Workshop with Jo Walton Reading Outside your Genre for SF/F Writers Exploring Publishing Platforms In Search of new Podcasts
10:30 AM Baen Roadshow
Dinosaurs: The Update! 2015
11:00 AMAutograph - Sunday - 11:00: Paul E. Cooley, Scott Roche, Steven H. Wilson Children's Filk Concert Readings: Christiana Ellis, Starla Huchton, Alex White Readings: Ada Palmer, Melissa Scott, Steven R Southard How to Start Writing Wargaming 101 - Sunday Post-Masquerade Show and Tell How to Intelligently Do Horrible Things to your Characters Budget Film Making The best Worst B-Movies ever Made Full Cast or Straight Read
11:30 AM
12:00 PMAutograph - Sunday - 12:00: Jack Campbell/John Hemry, Bud Sparhawk Illustrating Fairy Tales with Artist Guest of Honor Ruth Sanderson Readings: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Doc Coleman, James Daniel Ross Broad Universe Reading I Watercolor Demonstration From Idea to Game: How to Design Games The Doctor's Journey Putting a Pretty Face on Small Press Public Speaking for Writers Fire and Forget: Improved Patient Compliance Towards Better Single Dose Long-Term Herpes Therapy The Best of the Worst Getting into Short Fiction Basics of CD Recording Collaboration and Intermedia Writing
12:30 PM
1:00 PMAutograph - Sunday - 13:00: GOH Jo Walton, 2014 Compton Crook Winner Dr. Charles E Gannon Weaving a Bag with Eta Hack Readings: Russ Colchamiro, Adam Ruben, Alex Shvartsman Broad Universe Reading II Old Who for New Fans Critical Eye: Writing Traps Writing Interesting and Effective Short Stories Between Heaven and Earth, Between Gamma Ray and Radio Waves: Observatory Collaborations Create New Possibilities The Science Fiction of CJ Henderson User Experience and your Novel "My Fan...Lady?" a musical by The Usual Suspects
1:30 PM
2:00 PMAutograph - Sunday - 14:00: Sarah Avery, Martin Berman-Gorvine, Darrell Schweitzer Storyteller Tim Tells Stories Tea and Tarot Poetry Workshop Peggy Rae Memorial RPG Gameplay with a Fantasy Theme -- Original Edition D&D Readings: Scott Edelman, Stephen Granade PhD Starting your own Small Press Sex, Maize, and How to Feed the World GCFCG Introduction Art Show Auction and Charity Auction Art Show Auction and Charity Auction Teen to Twenty Five Pool Party! How to Do a Blog Tour
2:30 PM Book Launch: The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell and John G. Hemry Concert: Sassafrass
3:00 PMAutograph - Sunday - 15:00: Tom Doyle, Scott Edelman, Robyn Wyrick Medieval Make-Believe with Leigh Alexander and Jay Buechler Readings: Gail Z. Martin, Joshua Palmatier It's for a Good Cause Crustaceans in the Chesapeake: The Untold Story Writing Believably About the Military Gypsy in the Attic Presents (live recording)
3:30 PM
4:00 PMAutograph - Sunday - 16:00: 2015 Heinlein Award Winner Jack McDevitt, Steven R Southard Fandango Puppets with Mark MacDicken Readings: Sarah Avery, Katie Bryski, Sarah PInsker Reading: Jo Walton Poetry Contest Winners Contra Dance with Live Music, Sponsored by the BWACDC What Is Speculative Poetry? Writing Crime Novels in a Science Fiction or Fantasy Universe Some First Results from the 2014-2015 Encounters with Small Solar System Bodies: Comet Siding Spring, Comet 67P, Ceres, and Pluto What is Ingress? 1636: The Year the Wheels Fell Off the Bus (1632 Universe) 1636: The Year the Wheels Fell Off the Bus (1632 Universe) Wordpress 101 Artist Guest of Honor: Ruth Sanderson
4:30 PM
5:00 PMAutograph - Sunday - 17:00: Sarah Pinsker, Maria V Snyder Origami with Sonya Bleakley Readings: Martin Berman-Gorvine, Christine Norris ,Trisha J Wooldridge Future of YA Novels ZOMBICIDE! Getting Punched in the Face: An Analysis into the Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue Edie Stern, Inventor and Science Special Guest, with Iver Cooper, Patent Attorney Worldbuilding For Fun and Profit A Song of Ice and Fire: What's the Endgame? A Song of Ice and Fire: What's the Endgame? The Shared Desk Podcast (live recording)
5:30 PM
6:00 PMAutograph - Sunday - 18:00: Gail Z. Martin, Joshua Palmatier, James Daniel Ross Readings: Veronica Giguere, Grig Larson, Hugh J O'Donnell Why Science Matters (for early teens) What Makes a Story Long-Lived? International Space University: The Update! Editing for Magazines Game of Thrones: Beyond the Books Game of Thrones: Beyond the Books Creating Transmedia on a Budget Speech by Terry Pratchett "Shaking hands with Death"
6:30 PM
7:00 PM How to Incorporate Critique On Second Drafts - A Workshop for Novelists Music Editing for Costume Presenters Molding and Casting Small Objects Surviving the Future: Sustainable Technology and Alternative Energy Dark Quest Book Launch Party DC Comics on the Small Screen RPG Gameplay with a Fantasy Theme -- D&D 5th Edition The Ministry Initiative: An Introduction to a New FATE Core Game How to Keep Writing After the Workshop Physics for SF Authors: Relativity, Exploding Planets, and Black Hole Disasters Tales of an RPG Gamemaster: What NOT to do Concert: Glyn Collinson and Andrew Marcus Concert: Glyn Collinson and Andrew Marcus Nutty Bites Live: Edgar Allen Poe vs Stephen King Sunday Night Film Festival
7:30 PM
8:00 PM Point of View and Narrator Swapping Workmanship 101 Bars, Inns, and Taverns: Fiction and Reality The Many Faces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Catching Apollo: A History of the Apollo Flights Working In A Shared Universe: Tie-Ins, Spec, and Writing on a Shift Concert: Deja and Thorus Concert: Deja and Thorus Podcasting 101
8:30 PM
9:00 PM Mom and Dad Let Me Watch WHAT? Readings: 2015 Compton Crook Winner, Dr. Charles E Gannon Game of Thrones Viewing Party Captain, I Canna' Change the Laws of Physics! Concert: Cheshire Moon Concert: Cheshire Moon Being a Fan of Problematic Things, from HP (Lovecraft) to EL (James) to GRR (Martin)
Book Launch: Ripper's Ring by Steven R. Southard
9:30 PM
10:00 PM Social Class - Sunday Knowing That I Know That You Know: Xanatos Gambits and Chessmasters New Media Homecoming Dance in Honor of P.G. Holyfield, Presented by SpecFicMedia.com Late Night Cards Against Humanity Open Filk Open Filk
10:30 PM
11:00 PM Shavuot: Of Shadim and other Fantasy Elements of Judaism Reading (Late Night): Alessia Brio, Stephanie Burke, Bernie Mojzes Confess Your Writer's Sins
11:30 PM The Forsaken Pages
12:00 AM
12:30 AM
1:00 AM
1:30 AM
2:00 AM
2:30 AM
3:00 AM
3:30 AM
4:00 AM
4:30 AM
5:00 AM
5:30 AM
 Back to Index  MONDAY SCHEDULE  Back to Top 
Autograph Table Belmont Belmont too Chase Chesapeake Concierge Lounge CreateSpace Derby Frankie and Vinnie's Garden Hunt McCormick Parlor 1026 Parlor 1041 Parlor 3026 Pimlico Salon A Salon B Salon C Salon D Swimming Pool Tack Valley
6:00 AM
6:30 AM
7:00 AM
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM "The Astronomers" -- A short film by Dustin Lee of Maple Films
9:00 AM Boardgaming - Monday Stretch and Sketch Art Workshop The Future Starts in my Classroom: Teaching with Science Fiction and Fantasy Kaffeeklatsch -- Jack McDevitt MESSENGER's Mission to Mercury Has Ended: What Have We Learned? Why Are They Masters?
9:30 AM
10:00 AM Self-Publishing 101 Readings: Jennifer R Povey, Scott Roche, Don Sakers Makeup for the stage Edutainment: Sparking Interest in Academics Through Creative Presentation Lego Challenge Kaffeeklatsch -- Compton Crook Award Winner ZOMBICIDE! LARP Closing Ceremonies Allergies on Alien Planets? What would REALLY kill you? Waving Particles Goodbye: The Truth About Quantum Physics Handling the Unavoidable Info-dump Future Militaries
10:30 AM Film Festival Winners
11:00 AM SF/F Mysteries Readings: D.H. Aire, Michael Underwood, Michael A Ventrella Fantasy vs. SciFi vs. Crime Gaming Anyone Can Sew Not Just Funny Animals: Teaching with Graphic Novels, Sequential Art, and Comics Kaffeeklatsch -- Ruth Sanderson Project: SMITE Anime For Parents King Kong at Loch Ness, The Outer Limits onboard Flying Saucers: Popular Science Fiction and the Genesis of Paranormal Claims Ancient Greece in SF and Fantasy Shared Universes Cowboy/Western Games How To Get Attention for Your Self-Published Books When Everyone Is Self-Publishing
11:30 AM
12:00 PM Editors' Pet Peeves College in the 21st Century: To Go or Not To Go Pink Vader and Other Costuming Mashups Story Telling with Don Sakers Film Trailers Kaffeeklatsch -- Jo Walton Art Direction For Self-Publishers The Foundations and Roots of Judaism The Pros and Cons of Themed Anthologies Long YA, Short YA What Do Short Fiction Editors Want? What Could Go Wrong? The Legal Risks Creators Take
12:30 PM
1:00 PM Descriptive Prose Workshop Creating Graphic Novels and Comic Books to Promote Literacy Spiffy Spacey Balloons with Mark MacDicken Alternate History? Secret History? What's the Difference? Kaffeeklatsch -- Erica Neely Tropes In Young Adult SF/F Proton Therapy: Increasing the Therapeutic Ratio Writing Scientists When You Aren't One Leaving Unanswered Questions
1:30 PM
2:00 PM Engaging the Cafeteria Fringe: Science Fiction and Fantasy Clubs Kaffeeklatsch -- Charles Gannon Herbicide Resistance in Plants Scripted vs. Documentary Storytelling
2:30 PM
3:00 PM Trope Deconstruction, Lampshading, and (Even) Playing It Straight Science Fiction as a Vehicle for Exploring Science Closing Jam/Filk Wargaming 101 - Monday Science Trek: A Hitchhiker's guide to 18 Years and $200 million of Simulations, Games, and Virtuality. And Don't Forget the Robots!
3:30 PM
4:00 PM Improving Balticon
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM




All materials copyright © 2015 Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc., unless otherwise noted.