OtherWorlds

Directors: Darin M. Bush and Gary Mitchel
Room: Ogeechee

FRIDAY:

7:00 p.m. – OtherWorlds Sorting Hat Blow-out Special
Welcome to OtherWorlds! Let us introduce ourselves and our agenda. While you’re here, we’re going to put our favorite characters under the Hogwart’s sorting hat.

8:00 p.m. – The Aftermath Report: Last Year’s SF Movies
How did the last year’s movies turn out? Did the bottom of the ocean, the sub-atomic realm, and an Infinity of waiting make you Marvel, or does your Dragon need more Training? Shazam?

9:00 p.m. – The Earth Station Otherworlds Sing-Along 2019
You know those songs that stick in your head, from cartoons to shows to movies? It’s time to let them out!! Lend your voice to the fun & enjoy this year’s songs!! If you don’t know the lyrics no worries, we don’t either!

10:00 p.m. – Kill Her a Lot! The Legacy of Buffy
The show that wrote the book for the teenage-angst-interrupted-by-monsters genre was riding high twenty years ago. Join our panel of Buffy fans & experts as we walk the dark alleys of Summerville.

11:00 p.m. – A Great Old Lovecraft Centennial
In 1919, H.P. Lovecraft wrote or published nine of his early stories, creating a genre which still influences media and culture. What’s your favorite obscure story? When was the last time you ran into a Cthulhu reference?

 

SATURDAY:

10:00 a.m. – It IS Easy Being Green: 40 Years of Muppets
Pilot & Rigel. Ludo & Sir Didymus. Skeksis & Gelflings. Outer space things & flying pigs. Frogs, chickens, rats, shrimp. What’s not to love?

11:00 a.m. – Ant Guardians & Captain Strange vs the Incredible Iron War Widow
Marvel didn’t turn comic books into movies. They turned movies into comic books, in good ways and not-so-good. Even if you can’t keep up, Assemble and enjoy. (Spoiler Free Zone)

12:00 p.m. – The Force Awakens the Last Jedi from Her Nap
Star Wars Episode IX is nearly here! Yet we still don’t know what to expect after The Last Jedi. So come to a freewheeling discussion of our educated guesses, high hopes, and wild speculation on what we’ll see come December 20th.

1:00 p.m. – Tridents & Lassoes: DC Movies and Television
DC isn’t in any trouble, folks. Movie-goers flooded into Aquaman, Wonder Woman lassoed over $800 million, and DC stories dominate the streaming bandwidth. Panel powers activate! Our old Friends are still Super.

2:00 p.m. – Star Wars Day: May the Fourth be With You!
The fourth episode started it all back in 1977. Three might be a magic number, and 42 is the Ultimate Anniversary, but the Fourth is with us as we celebrate the legacy of George’s vision.

3:00 p.m. – Star Trek: Discovery – Searching With Spock
Season Two of Disco added Captain Pike; changed, revised or expanded our knowledge of the crew; tied closer to the original series; and brought in Spock! Let’s discuss how Season 2 did or did not succeed.

4:00 p.m. – Avengers v. Flughafen Leipzig-Halle, et. al., Claim Mediation
Public Notice: As per Sokovia Accords, representation of Avengers and Leipzig Airport, etc., will discuss damages. English. German transcript.

5:00 p.m. – Winter is Finally Here: Game of Thrones
Ned warned us, and he was right! The Night King has breached the wall! Cersei continues to backstab everyone! Danny and Jon are united! Will Tyrion stay loyal? Who will win the Iron Throne! (Our money’s on Lady Mormont)

6:00 p.m. – Diversity in SF: The Good News Report
The never-ending struggle for fairness and equality seems to be overwhelming lately, but let’s discuss all the recent victories against the darkness, and feel good about what’s been accomplished to make this a better world.

7:00 p.m. – CONsider Presents: A Guided History of Atlanta Sci-fi Conventions (Parts 1 and 2)
Atlanta has been a hub for centuries. Today it is one of the foremost sci-fi convention cities. OtherWorlds pays tribute to WHOlanta’s rightful place in this vast tradition, as con dignitaries talk about the history of Atlanta sci-fi fan gatherings

9:00 p.m. – Throwback Horror & Weird Tales: New Pulps & New Shows
Come discuss the bold new writers carrying on the spirit of Weird Tales magazine, as well as the creative talents taking us back to TV horror favorites like Sabrina.

10:00 p.m. – Batusi to Batfleck, Detective to Dark Knight: 80 years of Batman
The Caped Crusader. The World’s Greatest Detective. The Bat has inspired the dark hero in all of us. Celebrate 80 years of justice, and find out where he gets those wonderful toys.

11:00 p.m. – Late Night Nerd Fight: Demigods Edition
“Picard never punched me!” What are nigh-omnipotent beings to do? They can battle it out in a majority-rules-mob-debate bracket, to compete for supremacy over their fellow demi-gods.

 

SUNDAY:

10:00 a.m. – The Shattered TV Landscape
Didn’t we cover this last year? Yes, but it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Disney will start its own streaming service. Paying for Star Trek TV? What’s a loyal fan to do? Let’s see if we can navigate these crashing (air) waves.

11:00 a.m. – StarGate SG-25
Twenty-five years ago, Doctor Daniel & Colonel Jack put aside their differences and showed the Gao’uld their place: a 10-year TV series with two spin-offs. Join us as we set the DHD to take us back to our TimeGate roots.

12:00 p.m. – Expand Your Mind: The Expanse
We have room for smart, realistic science fiction. It helps if it comes with a great story (and explosions never hurt). If you love firing solutions and ships that can move in three dimensions, this panel is for you.

1:00 p.m. – Conan and Cthulhu – Robert E. Howard & HP Lovecraft
Over the course of six years, two men forged a friendship, shared a world, and changed everything. Let’s talk about how a Texan and New Englander reshaped the genres of fantasy & horror forever.

2:00 p.m. – Signpost Up Ahead: The Twilight Zone
You’re travelling through another track, a track not only of sight and words but of mind. A journey into a wondrous room where boundaries are that of fandom. That’s the placard ahead–your next panel, OtherWorlds.

3:00 p.m. – The Anticipation Report: Next Year’s SF Movies
You’ve seen Avengers: Endgame. Now what? Let’s talk about all the other genre movies coming out this year!

4:00 p.m. – Too Late! Sci-Fi’s Calendar Fails
The final OtherWorlds panel is, appropriately, about bad timing in sci-fi. Come celebrate the 35th anniversary of 1984, the 20th anniversary of Space:1999, and other failures of dystopia and optimism.

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