Not to outdo and upstage Erica, but her act of posting her attendance of Super Mega Fest reminded me that I ought to inform you folks that I, Phil Kahn, will be attending PhilCon this same weekend, in Cherry Hill, NJ! That’s two chances in one weekend to meet at least one of the creative staff here at Guilded Age!
If you’re in the area or attending, look me up. I’ll mostly be speaking on panels and causing a ruckus in the various hotel spaces.
(My Program Schedule, under the cut)
Fri 7:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
WHAT MAKES A WEBCOMIC LAST? (238)
[Panelists: Rob Balder (mod), Tony DiGerolamo, Jon Kilgannon, RuthÂ Lampi, J. Andrew World, Phil Kahn]
Why do some webcomics last and last? How do the creators ofÂ webcomics keep them fresh?
Fri 9:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
HOT ALIEN SEX (81)
[Panelists: Phil Kahn (mod), Muriel Hykes, James Daniel Ross, OzÂ Drummond, Camille Anthony, Jonathan Wright]
How do aliens do it? Use imagination
Fri 11:59 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
EYE OF ARGON READING (26)
[Panelists: Oz Fontecchio (mod), Keith R.A. DeCandido, Lawrence M.Â Schoen, Phil Kahn, Hildy Silverman, Victoria Janssen]
Reputedly, the worst story in the genre’s history. Just try and readÂ it without laughing.
Sat 10:00 AM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
MMO 201 â€“ WORLD OF WARCRAFT, THE GOLD STANDARD OF FANTASY MMORPGS (189)
[Panelists: Robert Hranek (mod), Phil Kahn, David Moore, Jay Wile]
Dominating over half of a multi-billion dollar market with its 11.5Â million players, Blizzardâ€™s World of Warcraft had to have its ownÂ panel. Details on all aspects of WoW are up for grabs: choosing aÂ race, class, and profession; leveling your character; choosing aÂ guild; performing quests; auctioning items; PvE vs PvP; performingÂ raids; and managing your RL (Real Life!) time.
Sat 11:00 AM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour)
THE AGE OF ANONYMOUS (215)
[Panelists: Cory Doctorow (mod), J. Andrew World, Gary Feldbaum,Â Dusti Lewars, Phil Kahn]
The internet is a force to be reckoned with. Trolling message boardsÂ and hacking e-mail accounts are childâ€™s play. The internet isÂ organized. DDoS Attacks, MySpace Hacking, forum raids. Last year
there was a global IRL Scientology protest organized by anonymousÂ strangers. Sometimes they claim to do what they do for a causeÂ like freedom of speech, other times itâ€™s â€œjust for the lulzâ€. TheÂ panelists discuss: internet superheroes, or hackers on steroids?Â What effects do groups like this have on the existing culture ofÂ the internet.
Sat 3:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour)
PIRATE, NINJA, SUPERVILLAIN, VAMPIRE (123)
[Panelists: Hugh Casey (mod), Dusti Lewars, Phil Kahn, Sally-RougePax, Ruth Lampi]
First we had Monkeys. Then Robots. Then Mad Scientists. Now,Â Philcon’s most fun panel is back… now with BLOODSUCKERS! WatchÂ as our panelists are each assigned one of these four characterÂ archetypes, and then BATTLE IT OUT to see who reigns SUPREME! OrÂ at least, SUPREMELY FUNNY!