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pocket program
hours of operation and locations
Location Art Show Con Ops Con Suite Dealers Room Registration Hunt Ballroom Hunt Valley Ballroom Foyer Frankie & Vinnie’s Maryland Ballroom/Foyer Hunt Valley Ballroom Foyer Friday
5pm - 9pm 24 Hours Friday 4pm - Monday 2pm 4pm - 8pm 1pm - 11pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 10pm 10:30am - 5pm 10am - 7pm 10:30am - 3pm 10am - 2pm

M ay 2 2 - 2 5 , 2 0 0 9

Saturday
10am - 9pm

Sunday
10am -1pm

Monday
10am - 3pm

Auction: Sunday 2 pm in Garden, Sales opens Sunday 2:15pm

special events
FRIDAY
6:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 12:00 AM Autographs: Charles Stross Balticon 43 Opening Ceremonies and Compton Crook Award (doors open @ 7:30 PM) Meet the Guests Meet the Artists Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning - Imperial Edition Screening Meet the Scientists Dancing in the Gears - Steampunk Dance Midnight Film Maryland Foyer Valley Ballroom Con Suite(F&V) Hunt Ballroom Garden Room Salon A Valley Ballroom Garden Room

SAtuRDAY
12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM Chromatics Concert Art GoH: Kurt Miller & New Media GoH: Scott Sigler Autographing Filk GoH: Mary Crowell Concert Art GoH: Kurt Miller Medieval Dancing, led by Patches The Changing Face of Content Delivery & Book Advertising - New Media GoH: Scott Sigler Balticon 43 Masquerade / Young Writers Contest Awards / RIF Auction – Marty Gear, MC Buffalito Destiny Book Launch Valley Ballroom Maryland Foyer Valley Ballroom Valley Ballroom Garden Room Garden Room Valley Ballroom Con Suite (F&V)

SuNDAY
10:30 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 9:30 PM P for Producer - Play Stranger Things: Singularity - produced by Earl Newton GoH: Charles Stoss & 2009 Crompton Crook Winner Autographing New Media GoH: Scott Sigler Autographing Magic Science Sex (adult content): Mark L. Van Name Q & A with GoH: Charles Stoss Wicca Girl Book Launch So It Begins / The Key To Damocles Launches Balticon 43 Film Festival (doors open @ 7:30 PM) Nina Kimberly the Merciless / Personal Effects: Dark Art Book Launches Valley Ballroom Valley Ballroom Maryland Foyer Maryland Foyer Valley Ballroom Valley Ballroom Con Suite (F&V) Garden Room Valley Ballroom Garden Room

MONDAY
10:00 AM 10:00 AM Movie Trailers and Previews plus screening of Balticon 43 Film Festival winner Legos Challenge! Valley Ballooom Con Suite(F&V)

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Salon F
FRIDAY
3:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 11:30 PM 1:15 AM 3:15 AM 5:45 AM

video program

Salon E
FRIDAY
06:00 PM 08:30 PM 10:35 PM

Anime program
Cowboy Bebop Best Sessions (1, 5, 19, 8, 17, 24) Gurren Lagann 1 (1-5) Claymore 1 (1-5)

PLEASE NOTE: ALL START TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE
The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep (2008) The Fall (2008) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) Series 7: The Contenders (2000) The Golem: How He Came Into The World (1920) The Orphanage (2008) The Lady In White (1988) Southland Tales: This Is The Way The World Ends (2006) Jumper (2008)

SAtuRDAY
12:35 AM 02:10 AM 03:55 AM 06:15 AM 08:20 AM 10:25 AM 12:05 PM 03:05 PM 05:25 PM 07:05 PM 08:45 PM 10:50 PM Moonlight Mile (1-4) Elfen Lied 1-4 Hellsing Ultimate 1-3 Noir 1-5 Aquarion 1-5 FMA: Brotherhood 1-4 Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (OAV) Gode Geass R2 (1-4) Hellsing Ultimate 4-5 Darker Than Black 1-5 Claymore 6-10

SAtuRDAY
7:15 AM 7:45 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 6:20 PM 7:30 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 11:30 PM 1:15 AM 2:45 AM 4:30 AM 6:00 AM Classic Cartoons Sleeping Beauty (1959) Igor (2008) Destiny (1921) The Fountain (2006) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008) Hugo Nominee The Waxworks (1924) Get Smart (2008) Bruce and Lloyd: Out of CONTROL (2008) Shaun of the Dead (2004) Quark: The Old and The Beautiful (1977) Nosferatu: A Symphony of Screams (1922) Let The Right One In (2008) Perfect Creatures (2007) The Lost Boys (1987) After Sundown (2005) Once Bitten (1985)

SuNDAY
12:50 AM 02:30 AM 03:45 AM 04:40 AM 05:25 AM 07:05 AM 09:10 AM 10:50 AM 12:30 AM 02:10 PM 04:10 PM 05:50 PM 07:30 PM 10:30 PM Midnight Mile (5-8) Elfen Lied 2 (5-7) Noir (6-9) Trinity Blood (5-8) Trinity Blood (1-4) Aquarion (5-9) Tsubasa Resevoir Chronicle (1-4) Girl Who Leapt Through Time Gurren Lagann (6-9) Howl’s Moving Castle Code Geass R2 (5-8) Planet ES (1-4) Karas (1-6) Claymore (11-14)

MONDAY
12:05 AM 01:45 AM 03:25 AM 05:05 AM 08:05 AM 10:10 AM 11:50 AM Moonlight Mile (9-12) Noir (10-13) Code Geass R2 (9-12) Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan (1-8) Aquarion (10-14) Planet ES (5-8) Gurren Lagann (10-14)

SuNDAY
7:30 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:15 AM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 8:30 PM 12:00 AM 10:30 AM 2:00 AM 4:00 AM Classic Cartoons The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) City of Ember (2008) Ghost Town (2008) Faust: A German Folktale (1926) Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009) Metropolis (1926) Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007) Ironman (2008) Sidekick (2006) Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (2008) The Dark Knight (2008) Hugo Nominee

A Scientist was saved. Alignments were made. Lines were drawn and a war averted.
With San Francisco under martial law and the Russian Consulate in ruins, how will the city move on? Who really rules the city of the Golden Gate? Now, that the meteorite is destroyed, what next? Come and choose a side and make your alliance. Join the cast and crew of last years’s smash hit of

MONDAY
6:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:30 PM 1:00 PM Classic Cartoons Kung Fu Panda (2008) Wall-E (2008) Hugo Nominee Caprica: Pilot (2009) A Balicon Premier Woman In The Moon (1929)

“Chapter 1 - I Left My Meteorite in San Francisco.”
LARP Registration - Friday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am - 10:45 pm at the desk located at the base of the escalator steps.

Heroes and Villians -

gaming

Autograph Sessions
Main Hotel Lobby
FRIDAY
6 PM GoH - Charles Stross

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Tack Room

The Balticon 43 Gaming Room will be open, starting at 3 PM Friday afternoon, and running until approximately 3 PM Monday afternoon. Please check the daily Rocket Mail and the signs outside of Tack Room to see what will be played during the course of the weekend.

Hrab Stage

Main lobby outside bar
FRIDAY 9:00 PM Diamond Star Project (90 minutes) Catherine Asaro, Donald Wolcott _____________________________________________________ SATURDAY Bill Gawne SATURDAY Ian Hanley SATURDAY Phil Rossi SATURDAY George Hrab SATURDAY Rob Balder SATURDAY tom Rockwell 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

SAtuRDAY
10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM Scott Edelman and Steve White Brian Koscienski, Chris Pisano, Richard White Laura Anne Gilman and Julianne Lee Kurt Miller and Scott Sigler Yoji Kondo and Dina Leacock Joshua Palmatier and Maria V. Snyder Clayton McNally and Jeri Smith-Ready Danny Birt, James Daniel Ross, Anthony Stevens Eric Schulman and John C. Wright

SuNDAY
12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 7 PM Lawrence M. Schoen and Patrick Thomas Charles Stross and 2009 Compton Crook Winner Scott Sigler Gene Wolfe

SATURDAY 10:00 PM Bene Gesserit Witch: DuNE the Rock Opera Bene Gesserit Witch _____________________________________________________ SUNDAY Gary Ehrlich SUNDAY Igor’s Egg SUNDAY Maugorn 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

* Please, for fairness to our authors and to other convention members, no more than three (3) books per trip through the autograph line.

Kaffeklatchs
Come and kibitz with our authors and special guests. The sign up sheets are at our Information Desk outside the Dealer’s Room. Each group has limited availability, so sign up today!

______________________________________________________ MONDAY Family Friendly Stories Don Sakers 12:00 PM

Monday, 9:00 am - Scott Sigler Monday, 10:00 am - Mary Crowell Monday, 11:00 am - Mark L. Van Name Monday, 12:00 pm - Charles Stross Monday, 1:00 pm - Kurt Miller

Dining Guide
Discounts for area restaurants are available to Balticon Attendees. Check the Information Desk for details.

See the Party Board next to the Information Desk for rooms and schedules and party themes. Open parties until 3:00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

parties!

Balticon 43
Start time
4:00 PM

friday schedule
Salon A Salon B
I Shot the Sheriff on the First Page: Mark L. Van Name, Joshua Palmatier, Elaine Stiles, Jeri Smith-Ready, Gail Z. Martin What Western Civilization Expected from Science: Jeff Lyman, Caroline Cox, Mark L. Van Name, Elaine Corvidae Leaving tsiolkovskiy’s Cradle: Bear Field Hard Science for Beginners: Doug Fratz, Bear Field, Eli Terry, Dr. John Cmar From Caligari to the Moon: Thomas Horman turning the Archetypes of SF upside Down: Carl Cipra, Grig Larson, Gail Z. Martin, Elaine Corvidae, Bernie Mojzes Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies Pushing the Boundaries of Filk: Mary Crowell, Tom Rockwell, Rob Balder Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies Reading: Joy Ward

Valley Ballroom
Room Closed for tech Setup

Salon C

Salon D
Painting on Fabric: Laurel CunninghamHill, Carol Salemi, Lisa Ashton tool time: Tom Atkinson, Marvin Bryant, Lisa Ashton, Donna Dube

Pimlico

5:00 PM

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

8:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies

Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies

Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies Reading: Darrell Schweitzer

9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM Dancing in the Gears!: Susan de Guardiola, Marc Harstein, Jeff Poretsky, Raven Stern

Symbiotic Links Between Green technology and Exploration: Eli Terry, Dean Calahan Friday Facetime: Meet the Scientists

Portraying Elderly Characters: L. Jagi Lamplighter, Maria V. Snyder, Joshua Palmatier, Joy Ward Name Droppers: Yoji Kondo, Martin Morse Wooster, Don Sakers

Concert: Ariel Cinii Concert: Robert Cooke Open Filk

11:00 PM

titles Looking For Stories: L. Jagi Lamplighter, D. C. Wilson, Joshua Palmatier, Larry Hodges Ghost Stories: Bill Mayhew Open Filk

Midnight

Join the editor, contributors and publisher as they celebrate the launch of So It Begins, book 2, in the award-winning “Defending the Future” series.

charity auction
Reading Is Fundamental
During the Masquerade half time, and after the Art Auction, Sunday. Items to be auctioned are on display in the Art Show.

Date: Sunday, May 24th, 2009 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Location: Garden Room
Attending contributors are: Jack Campbell, John C. Wright, David Sherman, Charles E. Gannon, Mike McPhail, Bud Sparhawk, Jonathan Maberry, Patrick Thomas, Tony Ruggiero, James Daniel Ross, Danielle Ackley-McPhail and CJ Henderson

to benefit

Medieval Dance
Saturday, 4:00 PM Garden Room
“Bring out your tights!”

ATTEND THE OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH AT BALTICON 43 AND YOU COULD WIN A WALK-ON PART IN AN UPCOMING LOST FLEET NOVEL!
Visit the So It Begins table in the Dealer’s Room for details.

LAtE NIGHt HOuRS Public function areas at the Hunt Valley normally close at 1:00 am. The Hotel staff will ask guests of the hotel to return to their rooms and ask BALTICON members who do not wish to sleep to go to the remaining open Balticon function areas. By special arrangement with the Hunt Valley, Balticon will keep the following areas open 24 hours: Salon Section with anime, video, filk, gaming and Frankie & Vinnie’s con suite.

friday schedule
Start time
5:00 PM

Balticon 43
Belmont Chesapeake Suite
Five Reasons Your New Media Project Sucks: Evo Terra, Sheila Dee Short Fiction Slam: Phil Rossi, Nathan Lowell, Chris Lester, Steve Eley Podcasting 101: Tyler Waldman, PG Holyfield, Thomas Gideon, Tee Morris, Paulette Jaxton Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies Live!: Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy: Tee Morris

Chase

Garden

Derby

Free and Open Source Options for Writers and Fans: Anthony Stevens Art Fight : Chris Impink, Ghostfreehood, Jamie Baldwin Humor in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Tom Doyle, James Daniel Ross, Jean Marie Ward, Grig Larson Writers’ tips and tricks: Laura Anne Gilman, Ally Peltier, Maria V. Snyder, Brian Koscienski Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Favorite Anime and Mangas: Richard White, Sonya Bleekley Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies Kamikaze Costuming: Persis Thorndike Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies

How to Start a Webcomic: Ghostfreehood, Darren Gendron, Bryan Prindiville, Barb Fischer, Chris Flick Room Closed for Opening Ceremonies New Media in the Gap Between Erotica and Mainstream: Noblis Reed, J. M. Snyder, Helen E. H. Madden StAR WRECK: In the Pirkinning

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

9:30 PM

10:00 PM

Alien Sex: Bud Sparhawk, Noblis Reed, Helen E. H. Madden, Bernie Mojzes Nanofiction, the Next Big thing?: Nathan E. Lilly, J. C. Hutchins, Christiana Ellis, Scott Sigler Storytelling for Adults: Bill Mayhew Midnight Film

Amateur Means You Do It For Love: Dave Slusher Evo @ 11 Live!: Bill DeSmedt, PG Holyfield, Evo Terra, Sheila Dee

11:00 PM

Midnight

BALTICON 43 is seeking people with a sense of adventure and a willingness to lend a hand in our grand endeavour! Numerous positions available! Volunteers are the life blood of our convention. If you are interested in helping Balticon, please go to the Volunteers’ Desk and volunteer today!

No Con Schedule survives contact with Conventioneers, Guest and Panelists... So, what can you do to stay in the know?

Check at the Information Desk each day for the Balticon Newsletter with programming updates and all the latest Balticon Information.

WEAPONS POLICY All weapons, including but not limited to all swords, knives and replicas, projectile weapons including nerf toys and waterguns, must be peace bonded by designated convention personnel immediately upon the purchase of the weapon from a dealer or entering the hotel. It is your responsibility to be aware of and follow all laws regarding the possession of weapons. No sparring will be permitted in the convention. Balticon reserves the right to hold any weapons in violation until the end of the con. Failure to comply with this policy may result in the confiscation of your badge. Masquerade Costumers are excepted for the time spanning a half hour before the Masquerade to a half hour after the Masquerade.

Balticon 43
Start time
9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM

saturday schedule
Salon A
Room Closed

Valley Ballroom
Room Closed

Salon B
Room Closed

Salon C
Painting with Water Soluble Oils: Charlene Taylor D’Alessio

Salon D
Room Closed

Pimlico
Room Closed

Kepler Mission: Padi Boyd

Dynasties in Your Stories: Angela Render, Robert Katz, Clayton McNally, Joy Ward

Makeup for Costume & Stage: Carol Salemi

Reading: David J. Williams Reading: Nancy O. Greene

Electric Scooters Are Here: Ray Carrier Chromatics Concert

Did We Win?: Don Sakers, Mouse Portrait Demo: Alan Mary Jo Putney, Steve Stiles, F. Beck Gail Z. Martin, Robert R. Chase Submission Faux Pas: Angela Render, Scott Edelman, Joshua Palmatier, Dina Leacock Going Sci-Fi with Kurt Miller, Incorporating 3D art: Kurt Miller ten By Five: Steve Stiles

Hot Glue Miracles: Carol Salemi, Laurel Cunningham-Hill, Diane Kovalcin Getting Started: Lisa Ashton, Carol Salemi, Laurel Cunningham-Hill the Obligatory Presentation Panel: Sharon Landrum, Ann Hamilton, Ric Rader using, Making & Modifying Patterns: Betsy Marks Delaney, Sharon Landrum, Judy Mitchell, Faith Baker

Reading: Bill DeSmedt Reading: George Hrab

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Fun with Nerve Agents: Maj. Thomas B. Talbot Filk GoH Concert: Mary Crowell Development of Medical Appliances: Robert Katz Potential Medical Pitfalls in Space: Eleanor A. O’Rangers

Designing Aliens: Stephanie Burke, Lawrence M. Schoen, Joy Ward, Paul Melko Artificial Intelligence in the Novel: Bud Sparhawk, Doug Fratz, John G. Hemry, Steve White, Joy Ward television Science Fiction and Fantasy: Brenda Clough, Jean Marie Ward, Thomas Horman, Elaine Stiles, Dale Arnold

Reading: Bud Sparhawk Reading: Julianne Lee

2:00 PM

Painting What You Read: Tristan Alexander

3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM

Room change Art GoH Presentation: Kurt Miller Room change

Lust for Media: Pyracantha

Big Crazy things on Reading: Tom Your Head: Betsy Marks Doyle Delaney, Judy Mitchell

Dinosaurs - the update: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz

5:00 PM

Room Closed

Bheer and Other Libations in SF: Patricia Bray, Joshua Palmatier, Patrick Thomas, Brian Koscienski, Chris Pisano Psychohistory update: Why are We Bound to the Nathan Bos Ecliptic Plane in SF?: Bud Sparhawk, Caroline Cox, Eric Schulman, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Marshall S. Thomas Space Science Instruments and the Science they Enable: Laura A. Burns the 100 Most Significant Inventions of the 21st Century: Robert Katz, Eli Terry, Laura A. Burns, Scratch Bachrach, Carey Lisse J. R. R. tolkien and the Gift of Subcreation: Mattie Brahen, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Michael Capobianco, David Louis Edelman Early Female Fantasists: Gene Wolfe, Mark Owings, Dina Leacock, Elaine Corvidae Buried Giants: Charles Stross, Darrell Schweitzer, Gene Wolfe, Mark Owings, Robert R. Chase Start-up Rituals for Writers: John G. Hemry, Maria V. Snyder, Brian Koscienski, Chris Pisano, David Sherman

the Art of the Cat: Charlene Taylor D’Alessio, Halla Fleischer, Tristan Alexander, Alan F. Beck Facing Down the Empty Screen: Danielle AckleyMcPhail, Jonathan Schiefer, Halla Fleischer Masquerade Green Room

Playing With Others: Sharon Landrum, Ric Rader, Faith Baker Film 101: Peter Prellwitz, Earl Newton

Reading: J. C. Hutchins

Reading: C. J. Henderson

6:00 PM

Room Closed

Reading: Dina Leacock

7:00 PM

Reading: Anthony Stevens

8:00 PM

Doors open for Masquerade

SF & F trivia Quiz: Brick Barrientos

Reading: Catherine Asaro

9:00 PM

Masquerade: Marty Gear, emcee RIF Charity Auction @ Masquerade Halftime

Masquerade Judging

10:00 PM

Open Filk

Edgar Allan Poe and the Detective Story: Richard White, Robert R. Chase, C. J. Henderson, Michael Capobianco, Tee Morris Mythology in Your Writing: Jo Graham, John G. Hemry, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Trisha Woodridge

11:00 PM

Midnight

Room Closed

saturday schedule
Start time
9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM Irish Dance: Helen Powell Wings and things: Caroline Cox, Eric Schulman Make a Sundial: Brent Warner A Cheat of Crooks: Patricia Bray, Hal Haag, 2009 Compton Crook Winner, Maria V. Snyder, Mark L. Van Name Liars Panel: Charles Stross, Patricia Bray, Mark L. Van Name, Jonathan Maberry Make a Metal Fastener for your Cloak: Sue Bowen Live: Escape Pod: Charles Stross, Laura A. Burns, Dr. John Cmar, JR Blackwell, Martha Holloway, Paul Fischer, Steve Eley, Jared Axelrod, Evo Terra, Sheila Dee LARP Opening Ceremonies

Balticon 43
Belmont Chesapeake Suite

Chase
Room Closed

Garden
Room Closed

Derby
I Should be Writing Writers’ Workshop: Mur Lafferty, David Moldawer

Writer’s Workshop: Steve Lubs Room Closed

Contra Dance: Helen Powell Master Story telling: Bill Mayhew

Podcast Hosting: Thomas Gideon, Dan Tabor, Steve Eley, Paulette Jaxton

using Gaming as a Gateway to Literature : Mike McPhail, James Daniel Ross, Neal Levin, Kory Kaese Writer Beware: Richard White, A. C. Crispin Dualism: the Novel: Bill DeSmedt Live! Calls for Cthulhu: Brand Gamblin

Doing It Daily: JR Blackwell, Christiana Ellis, Jared Axelrod, Billy Flynn WordPress/ComicPress for Webcomics, Artists and Bloggers: Darren Gendron, Harknell, Rosscott, Marty Day

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Pine Cone Aliens: Eta Hack

Literary Gaming: L. Jagi How to Market Your Lamplighter, Mike McPhail, Chris Webcomic, Art, or Blog: Lester, Kory Kaese Jamie Baldwin, Rosscott, Marty Day, B. Casimir Slaski, Eric Kimball (Drowemos) Medieval Dance: Sonya Gross, Steve Haug, Gary Ehrlich Peer Media v. Broadcast Media: Earl Newton, Thomas Gideon, Patrick McLean, Dave Slusher

Developing One Liners for Pitching Your Book to the Media: Nancy O. Greene, David J. Williams, Kelly Harmon, Neal Levin Analog Mafia: Bud Sparhawk, John G. Hemry, Catherine Asaro, David Bartel

Live! Aliens You Will Meet: George Hrab, JR Blackwell, Jared Axelrod But Honey, It’s for the Studio: Paul Fischer, Scott Sigler, Chooch Schubert, Soccergirl Podcasting Couples: Dan Tabor, Martha Holloway, MAinPA, Paul Fischer, Chooch Schubert, Marc Bailey, Heather Welliver, Viv Schubert What is Social Media?: Kelly Harmon, J. C. Hutchins, Patrick McLean, Tee Morris, Soccergirl Metamor City Radio Play Live!: Chris Lester, Marc Bailey, Heather Welliver, Tee Morris, Kim Fortuner Steampunk Spectacular Live!: Noblis Reed, Rich Sigfrit, Susan Z

4:00 PM

Once upon A Dance: Valerie Durham

5:00 PM

Fairies and Ogres: Sue Bowen, Eta Hack

Writing for Blogs: Angela Are Short Stories Still Worth Render, Nathan E. Lilly, David Writing?: Tom Doyle, Scott Louis Edelman, Evo Terra Edelman, Larry Hodges, Robert R. Chase the Changing Face of Content Delivery and Book Advertising: Scott Sigler Making Money from your Online Content: Rob Balder, Barb Fischer, Marty Day Audio Craft Corner: Earl Newton, Martha Holloway, MAinPA, Billy Flynn, Paulette Jaxton Masquerade Overflow: Doors open at 8:30 PM Social Media for Writers: PG Holyfield, Phil Rossi,Tee Morris, David Louis Edelman, Paulette Jaxton Seducing the Editor: Noblis Reed, Kathryn Lively, Alessia Brio, J. M. Snyder Erotic Science Fiction Reading: Noblis Reed, J. M. Snyder, Helen E. H. Madden Cardboard Characters: R. Allen Leider, Clayton McNally, Steve White, Joshua Palmatier, A. C. Crispin Rapid Fire Reading: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Kelly Harmon, Trisha Woodridge, Gail Z. Martin, Jean Marie Ward Are the Editor and Copyeditor the Writer’s Enemies? : Ally Peltier, David J. Williams, Joshua Palmatier, Jeri SmithReady, David Sherman David vs. Goliath: James Daniel Ross, . C. Crispin, Mike Pederson

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

Live! Geologic Podcast: George Hrab

10:00 PM

Live! Mr. Adventure: J. C. Hutchins, JR Blackwell, Rich Sigfrit, Paul Fischer, Scott Sigler, Jared Axelrod, Susan Z New Media Party: Chooch Schubert, Viv Schubert

11:00 PM

technology for the techchallenged Artist: Halla Fleischer, Tristan Alexander, Harknell, Onezumi

Midnight

Balticon 43
Start time
10:00 AM 10:30 AM

sunday schedule
Salon A
Darwin: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz

Valley Ballroom
Room Closed P for Producer: the usual Suspects

Salon B
What Do Manners & Formalities Do for a Civilized Society: Stephanie Burke, Robert Katz, D. C. Wilson, Elaine Corvidae Explain the Singularity and the Eschaton: Jonathan Maberry, Robert R. Chase Luddites of Fandom: Carl Cipra, Diane Weinstein, Ray Ridenour, Jul Owings How Do We Handle Writers We Don’t understand?: Brenda Clough, Darrell Schweitzer, David Glenn Anderson, Mary Jo Putney, Robert R. Chase One Card to Rule them All: Lawrence M. Schoen, D. C. Wilson, John C. Wright, Ted Rosenberg

Salon C
Morning Stretch & Sketch: Halla Fleischer

Salon D
to Bead or Not to Bead: Lisa Ashton

Pimlico
Reading: PG Holyfield

11:00 AM

Fantastic Voyage: Angie Boyter

Once and Future Visions: Diane Weinstein, Heidi Hooper, Alan F. Beck GCFCG Auction:

Reading: Danielle Ackley-McPhail

12:00 PM

Live! Stranger things: Singularity: Earl Newton, Matt Wallace

Evolution of Mating Strategies Part 2: Beatrice Kondo Earth through Alien Eyes: Dr. Timothy A. Livengood

Reading: Danny Birt

1:00 PM

Writing Adventures and Campaigns: Mike McPhail, Kory Kaese

1:30 PM

Room Change

Reading: BookViewCafe.com Sarah Zettel, Sue Lange

2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM Room Closed GoH Q & A: Charles Stross Magic Science Sex: Mark L. Van Name

Endangered Mountain Gorillas and Our Shrinking Planet: Dr. Michael Cranfield

Alternative Publishing: Brenda Clough, Clayton McNally, Jonathan Schiefer, Sarah Zettel, Sue Lange

Masquerade Show and tell: Martin Gear, Betsy Marks Delaney

Reading: Steve White

toxicology and Escaping the Death Spiral: Mustard Gas: Dr. Henry Patrick Thomas, Marshall S. Meier Thomas, John C. Wright What’s Your Vector: Dr. Reading as Exploration: John Cmar Darrell Schweitzer, Jean Marie Ward, Martin Morse Wooster, David Glenn Anderson, Robert R. Chase the New Faces of Mercury: Messenger’s First two Flybys of the innermost planet: Noam Izenberg Let’s Build a Real time Machine: John Ashmead Villains in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Stephanie Burke, Carl Cipra, D. C. Wilson, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Catherine Asaro Can Magic and Science Exist in the Same World?: Tom Doyle, Jeff Lyman, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Trisha Woodridge

the Next Big thing: Susan de Guardiola, Judy Mitchell Historical Sources of Fantasy: Jo Graham, Julianne Lee, Richard White, David Sherman

Reading: Jeri SmithReady

Reading: Tony Ruggerio

5:00 PM

Room Closed

Special Needs Gettogether

6:00 PM

Reading: Mur Lafferty

Reading: Marshall S. Thomas

7:00 PM Doors Open 8:00 PM Sunday Night Film Festival:

Decoding and Space and time Comparing Ancient Presentation: Diane Greek and Hebrew Weinstein, Hildy Silverman Documents using Linguistic Clues: Rabbi Alan Yuter What’s Happening on Saturn’s Coment-Like Moon, Enceladus: Carey Lisse the Dead Among the Living in Israel: Barry M. Gittlen

Concert: “Decadent” Dave Clement

Reading: Richard White

YA: How to Reach Your Concert: Boogie Knights Audience: Maria V. Snyder, David Glenn Anderson

Reading: Gene Wolfe

9:00 PM

Living in Someone Else’s World: Mattie Brahen

theme Filk: Myths and Legends: Mary Crowell

10:00 PM

the 50th Anniversay they Wrote More than of the twiligh Zone: Dr. SF: Darrell Schweitzer, Timothy A. Livengood Martin Morse Wooster, C. J. Henderson Star Party: Vampires: Tony Ruggerio, Patrick Thomas, Jonathan Maberry, Susan de Guardiola Has Any Movie from a Poe Story Kept His Plot?: Thomas Horman, Annie Turner

Open Filk

Storytelling Circle: Ian Hanley

11:00 PM

Open Filk

12:00 AM

sunday schedule
Start time
9:00 AM

Balticon 43
Belmont Chesapeake Suite
Room Closed

Chase

Garden

Derby
Voice Acting Workshop: Christiana Ellis, Patrick McLean, Rich Sigfrit

10:00 AM

Astronomical Artwork: Charlene Taylor D’Alessio

Librarything, My Space, Facebook, Oh My: Maria V. Snyder, Danny Birt, Catherine Asaro, Bernie Mojzes Why do we torture our characters?: Robert Katz, Maria V. Snyder, Gene Wolfe, Danny Birt, Jonathan Schiefer How to Attract an Audience: Darren Gendron, Rosscott, Marty Day, B. Casimir Slaski, Eric Kimball (Drowemos)

Collaborative Writing: Brian Koscienski, Chris Pisano, David Sherman High Noon in Fantasyland: Laura Anne Gilman, John G. Hemry, John C. Wright, Kelly Harmon Poetry Workshop and Winners/Dramatic Poe/ Open Mic Readings: Patti Kinlock, Vonnie Crist, Wendy Stevens, Dave Kriebel

11:00 AM

Awesome Science of Wind and Air: Matt Abrams

12:00 PM

Bagel Break / twister and Baen News: Mark L. Van Name, Podcasting and Music: Phil Musical Chairs: Jennie Faries Rossi, Chris Lester, Dave Slusher, Jared Axelrod Folk Songs for Kids of All Ages: Mary Crowell Room Closed What Web Comic Artists Should Not Do on the Internet: Chris Impink, Bryan Prindiville, Barb Fischer, Rosscott

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Kidercize: Leah Grasso

Art Auction: Dr. G

understanding Digital Formats: Chris Impink, Ghostfreehood, Bryan Prindiville, Chris Flick

3:00 PM

Egg Drop Container Building Program: Laura A. Burns

technology: Podcasting’s Rocket Fuel: Thomas Gideon, Jim Van Verth, Steve Eley, Chooch Schubert How to teach an Old Blog New tricks: Angela Render, Mur Lafferty R.I.P. - 2008/2009: Yoji Kondo, Gene Wolfe SIGMA : Yoji Kondo, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Catherine Asaro

Anti-Social Media: Nathan E. Lilly, J. C. Hutchins, Tee Morris

4:00 PM

tall tales: Tim Livengood

Best Promotion techniques from the New Media Pros: J. C. Hutchins, Rob Balder, cott Sigler, Kimi Alexandre Podiobooks: A Novel Way to Listen: Phil Rossi, Mur Lafferty, Nathan Lowell, Evo Terra tale Chasing Live!: Scott Sigler, Kimi Alexandre

5:00 PM

Make a terrarium: Leah Grasso

So You Want to Win a Parsec: Con tales: James Daniel Earl Newton, Dr. John Cmar, Ross, Tony Ruggerio, Mike Thomas Vincent, Tee Morris, Pederson The Encaffeinated One Print, Web, or Both?: Jamie Baldwin, Bryan Prindiville, Rosscott, Marty Day Podcasting 102 - Making Your Own?: Earl Newton, Dan Tabor,Patrick McLean, MAinPA, Paulette Jaxton Kraken’s Jersey: Jared Axelrod, Tee Morris, KrakenThief Promotion for the Smut Peddler: Noblis Reed, Kathryn Lively, Alessia Brio, J. M. Snyder Ethics of Book Reviewing: Doug Fratz, R. Allen Leider, Mike Pederson Room Closed Marketing Platforms for Writers: Angela Render, Ally Peltier

6:00 PM

Room Closed

7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM So It Begins/the Key to Damocles Launch: Bud Sparhawk, John G. Hemry, Jeff Lyman, Mike McPhail, James Daniel Ross, John C. Wright, Tony Ruggerio, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Danielle AckleyMcPhail, Patrick Thomas, Jonathan Maberry, Neal Levin, C. J. Henderson, David Sherman

Live!: Galactica Quorum: Brian Pianalto, Michele White, Ted White, Scott Sigler Live!: Into the Blender: Chooch Schubert, Viv Schubert

9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM

Soccergirl Incorporated Live!: Soccergirl

Doing Good while Being Bad: Nina Kimberly the Merciless Alessia Brio / Personal Effects: Dark Art Book Launches: J. C. Hutchins, Christiana Ellis ePublishing for the Small Screen: Helen E. H. Madden, Martha Holloway, Scott Sigler, David Moldawer

Vintage Gamer Live!: Dr. John Cmar, Jim Van Verth, Tee Morris

11:00 PM

Fan Casts: Tyler Waldman, Michele White, Ted White, Billy Flynn, Soccergirl

12:00 AM

Room Closed

Room Closed

Balticon 43
Start time
10:00 AM

monday schedule
Salon A
High Speed Computing: Marv Zelkowitz the Once and Future Farm: Warren Turner Choose 5 Books for a Desert Island: Angela Render, Peter Prellwitz, D. C. Wilson, Diane Weinstein Is Fandom Maladjusted?: Elaine Stiles Diane Weinstein, Perrianne Lurie, Ted Rosenberg

Valley Ballroom
Film Festival Winner

Salon B

Salon C
Morning Stretch & Sketch: Halla Fleischer Copyright and Social Media: Thomas Gideon,Thomas Vincent

Salon D
Herding Cats: PG Holyfield, Paulette Jaxton Networking 101: Helen E. H. Madden, David Moldawer, Tee Morris, Chris Flick, Eric Kimball (Drowemos) Sci Fi trivia: Rich Sigfrit

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Room Closed

ALHAt: Dr. Robin Vaughan

the Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Kit: Jonathan Maberry, Christiana Ellis, Scott Sigler, Soccergirl, Annie Turner Workshop: Fills and Sound Effects: Mary Crowell Gender and Attitudes towards Copyright in Filk: Mel Tatum Podcast Voice talent Search: Noblis Reed

1:00 PM

Science Humor: Caroline Cox, Eric Schulman

My Favorite Planet: Peter Prellwitz, D. C. Wilson

Proper Care and Feeding Of Your troll: Chris Flick, Eric Kimball (Drowemos) Web vs Print: Marty Day, Eric Kimball (Drowemos)

2:00 PM

Life in Darwin’s universe: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz,

Panel on Lost: Doug Fratz, Perrianne Lurie

3:00 PM

the Art Of Collaboration: Marty Day, Eric Kimball (Drowemos)

4:00 PM

Improving Balticon: Balticon Chair

Book Launches for Balticon 43!
Saturday, 9:00 PM Buffalito Destiny Book Launch - Con Suite (F&V) Sunday, 5:00 PM Wicca Girl Book Launch - Con Suite (F&V) Sunday, 7:30 PM So It Begins / The Key To Damocles Launches - Garden Room Sunday, 9:30 PM Nina Kimberly the Merciless / Personal Effects: Dark Art Book Launches - Garden Room

BALTICON 43 sends our deepest gratitude to the many organizations, groups and individuals who provide us support, content and goods for our conventioneers and participants. You make us better with all that you do and give to our convention.

“Dancing in the Gears”
A Steampunk Dance Friday, 10:00 PM, Valley Ballroom
Attention all aeronauts, aethernauts, lady and gentleman adventurers, mad scientists, inventors, and other Steampunks and neo-Victorians! Join us at 10 pm Friday night at for a time-traveling formal evening at the Steampunk Ball! Become part of the living clockwork of Victorian and Victorian-inspired set dances and spin madly with your partner to romantic waltzes and lively polkas. No previous experience is needed; all dances will be taught by dance mistress Susan de Guardiola. Music will be an eclectic mix of modern and nineteenth century. Steampunk, neo-Victorian, or Victorian costume encouraged and admired but not required. Airships and time machines should be parked outside the ballroom. No sabers, ray guns, or clanks permitted on the dance floor..

monday schedule
Start time
9:00 AM

Balticon 43
McCormick Suite
Kaffeklatch: Scott Sigler

Garden

Derby

Belmont

10:00 AM

LARP Closing Ceremonies

Online Collaboration in Web Comics: Rob Balder, Ghostfreehood, Darren Gendron, Marty Day Creating a Serialized Audiobook: PG Holyfield, Christiana Ellis, Nathan Lowell, Kimi Alexandre, Evo Terra

Good and Evil in Genre Literature: Laura Anne Gilman, John G. Hemry, Robert R. Chase, Nancy O. Greene Dueling Funny Stories or Pun: Grig Larson,Chris Pisano

Kaffeklatch: Mary Crowell

11:00 AM

Kaffeklatch: Mark L. Van Name

12:00 PM

AboutSF’s teaching Science Fiction: David Glenn Anderson, Catherine Asaro, Magi D. Shepley

New Media triage: Dave Slusher, Evo Terra

World Creating for Games and Books: Kory Kaese

Kaffeklatch: Charles Stross

1:00 PM

How has the Internet Changed Literature?: Grig Larson, David Moldawer, Sarah Zettel, Tee Morris After the Recording is Done: Tyler Waldman, Noblis Reed, Thomas Gideon, Chooch Schubert, Tee Morris Advanced Digital Recording: Thomas Gideon, Chooch Schubert, Tee Morris

Creating Opponents and Villains for Your Stories: Kory Kaese

Kaffeklatch: Kurt Miller

2:00 PM

using Real History in Your Fantasy Stories and Adventures: Kory Kaese

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

The Balticon Original
sunday night film festival
Come join us for the Chills, the Thrills, The Comedy, The Tragedy and the Just Plain Bizarre!
Valley Ballroom, Doors Open 7:30 PM

Festival Starts 8:00 PM

hotel layout

Dealer’s Room Dealer’s Annex Author Signings Information Desk/Sales

To Sleeping Rooms

Gaming
HOTEL USE ONLY
To Sleeping Rooms

Readings Volunteer Desk

ConOps/ Art Show Balticon Command Center Hall Costume Photo Area

Main Tent

Video Gaming Video Anime Registration

Con Suite LARP

LOWER LEVEL

Balticon is a Service Mark of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.

Chesapeake

LOBBY LEVEL

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