July 19th, 2007

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[conventions] Armadillocon Schedule

My schedule for Armadillocon, August 10th-12th.

Reading
Fri 9:30 PM-10:00 PM Robertson
Jay Lake

Autographing
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Phoenix Central
Lake*, Andersson, Gilman, Waldrop

An hour with Howard and Jay
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Phoenix North
Lake*, Waldrop
Jay Lake will ask Howard Waldrop the questions nobody else has the guts to ask.

Liar's Panel: Hard Science
Sun 10:00 AM-11:00 AM DeWitt
Lake*, Orive, Spencer, Finn, Archer, McHugh, Nevins
Panelists attempt to come up with the most outrageous claims about hard science in writing, films and television.
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Neocons on a Cruise: What Conservatives Say When They Think We Aren't Listening — A pretty good summary of why I think so many conservatives are nuts, intellectually dishonest or both.

Despite the Web, Americans Remain Woefully Ill-Informed — Including the comment about how poorly informed Fox News viewers are on current events. (Remember the poll about the relationship between primary news source and belief that WMDs had been found in Iraq?)

Odds on the Human Future — The Copernican principle applied to the Fermi Paradox.

Spinning Silhouette Illusion — This one hurts my brain.

From Smut to Adult Diapers: The Young Novelist's Life — Interviews with young Canadian novelists.

Robot insects.

(Thanks to tillyjane and willyumtx.)