October 14th, 2019

Carousel 2019

My 2019 Philcon Schedule

I've just received my Philcon schedule for 2019, and I'm excited! As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts on these topics. Are there specific things I should mention? Specific movies and/or TV shows to bring up in the "Why, Hollywood, Why???" or "Cancelled Before Their Time" panels? And what SF and fiction books for children would you recommend (either ones you remember loving or ones that children you know enjoy).


Sat 12:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
STRANGER THINGS SEASON 3 (3616)

[Panelists: Hildy Silverman (mod), Richard Stout, Christine Norris, Alyce Wilson]

July gave us quite a ride with the third installment of this "SF meets horror meets D&D in the 80's" themed series. How has the combination of nostalgia, homage, and original story working to give us a tale that feels both modern and era-appropriate? Will the fourth season open the rift again, or give us a new antagonist


Sat 5:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
WHY, HOLLYWOOD, WHY?? (3602)

[Panelists: Jeff Warner (mod), Daniel Persons, Matt Black, Tony Finan, Daniel Kimmel, Alyce Wilson]

Our childhoods are being plundered by Hollywood as networks and studios are rebooting, remaking, and re-imagining anything they can without apparent care for the quality of the resulting product. Why do this instead of developing original properties? Are any of the recent rehashes worth watching


Sat 10:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
CANCELLED BEFORE THEIR TIME (3596)

[Panelists: Tony Finan (mod), Chuck Rothman, Anastasia Holt, Daniel Persons, Theodore Krulik, Alyce Wilson]

Firefly, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, FlashForward, Jericho... So many shows deserved more than season or two they had- didn't they? How do fans deal with the failure of a show to reach its full potential or proper conclusion


Sun 2:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
SF & F BOOKS TO GIVE TO YOUR KIDS [FAMILY FRIENDLY] (3534)

[Panelists: Vikki Ciaffone (mod), Russ Colchamiro, Scheherazade
Jackson, Chris Kreuter, Muriel Hykes, Alyce Wilson]

What's up and coming in YA fiction, what classics are an absolute must, and how do you gauge what's appropriate for your child's maturity level?