Philcon Program Grid


Crystal Ballroom ThreeCrystal Ballroom TwoGrand Ballroom APlaza II (Two)Plaza III (Three)Plaza IV (Four)Plaza V (Five)Plaza VI (Six)The Gallery
5:00 PMWriting for Aliens: Creating Arts Cultures
6:00 PMCreative Curses to Inflict on Your CharactersThe Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-PublishingTesla and Gernsback
7:00 PMHeists on the MoonHow Close Are We To Replicators?Your Android Lover's Brain Was Hacked, and Just Like That, They're Gone ForeverBlack Holes Explained!Miss Lizzy's Traveling Historical Fashion Show
8:00 PMNovember Meeting of the Philadelphia Science Fiction SocietyLearning to be an Effective Panel ModeratorFantasy Without Fantasy?Venture Bros. Returns!Workshop: Ribbonwork Techniques
9:00 PMThe Chromatics: Concert #1Victorian-Era FantasyBharat's Ballads, Part 1Adapting Textile Arts for Manual Disabilities
10:00 PMScience Fiction Responds to Climate ChangePaging Dr. Bashir: The Ethics of Hacking HumansRead & Review: Seasons of Glass and Iron by Amal El-MohtarBharat's Ballads, Part 2Friday Night Open FilkNeed Help Finishing Your Masquerade Costume?
11:00 PMEye of Argon Interactive: Chapter FiveAngsty Fic Tropes and Why We Love Them


Art Show (Grand Ballroom C)Crystal Ballroom ThreeCrystal Ballroom TwoExecutive Suite 623Executive Suite 923Plaza II (Two)Plaza III (Three)Plaza IV (Four)Plaza V (Five)Plaza VI (Six)The Gallery
10:00 AMThe Fiction of Steven BrustWriter's Workshop (Hour 1)Workshop: Performing a ReadingIndie Publishing 101: Becoming A Project Manager
11:00 AMA Tribute to Ursula K. LeGuinSpace Force or Space Farce?Writer's Workshop (Hour 2)Foundations of Worldbuilding: Planetary Systems & SpaceIndie Publishing 102: The Editing ProcessWomen in Comics: 2018 in ReviewDiversity and Representation in 2018Open FilkWorkshop: Miniature Hat Decorating - $5 fee [90 minutes] [Family Friendly]
12:00 PMRemembering Gardner DozoisThe Depictions of Technology in Star Wars and Star TrekA Creative ApocalypseIndie Publishing 103: The Publishing ProcessGiant Monster Appreciation PanelDesigning Original CostumesWorkshop: Beaded Cabochons - $10 fee [90 minutes]
1:00 PMWorkshop: Creative DrawingRecipes for Character CreationNext Generation Weather Satellites [Dr. Valerie. J. Mikles]Workshop: All-Ages Game Design (Part 1)How to Plot a MurderIndie Publishing 104: MarketingThe OrvilleFor Panelists, by Panelists
2:00 PMMarvel's Next PhaseThe Moon, The Stars, and Mars: The Ethics of Colonizing SpaceWorkshop: All-Ages Game Design (Part 2)How Different Ways You Read a Story Affect What You Get Out of ItThe Robot "Other"King Kong [Steve Vertlieb and Richard Stout]Entering Your First Masquerade?2:30 - 5:30: Biohacking Lab
3:00 PMDon't Open That Airlock!What Scares Us Now?Finances for FreelancersHaunt & Horror Costuming
4:00 PMThe CityHugo Nominee Review & PredictionsThe 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space OdysseyBlack Panther: Where Do We Go From Here?
5:00 PMMars or Bust! The Theory and Practice of Travel to MarsPoint of View in FictionWhat Does a "Strong Female Character" Actually Look Like?Politics and Deep Space NineWorkshop: Pantheon Building
6:00 PMBook Blogger HangoutWriting Intimate Relationships in the Era of TheyOur Fascination with MarsIntentionally Retro SFAirships and Arya-Samaj [90 min]Open Filk
7:00 PMStar Trek: DiscoveryPost-Religious Science Fiction7:30pm - Mantras, Mudra, Sutra & MECHA!!! [90 min]Open FilkTabletop DMing 101
8:00 PMThe Dark Forest TheoryMeet the Editors!Liminal Spaces in Americana
9:00 PMSF and Video GamesThe Paradox of Writing SFThe Living MultiVerse Diaries: Tropes & Tactics
10:00 PMThings to Remember When Negotiating a One-Night Stand with The Fae [18+]Redesigning You: A Guided Meditation to Your Newly Minted PersonaSaturday Night Open Filk
11:00 PMA Dramatic Reading of Chuck Tingle's Hugo-Nominated Work [18+]Cosplay Court Case: Night Court [18+]


Crystal Ballroom ThreeCrystal Ballroom TwoPlaza II (Two)Plaza III (Three)Plaza IV (Four)Plaza V (Five)Plaza VI (Six)The Gallery
10:00 AMFifty Years of PernBiohacking PanelWriting Like The DickensScience Fiction and The Men In BlackFound Objects and Unconventional Materials
11:00 AMYou're Always Learning How to Write BetterThe Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Current Technology TrendsFairy Tales for the Modern AgeSpace Age Fashion: Dressing For The Future!The Creative Influence of MoorcockWriting A Film-Friendly NovelOpen FilkWorkshop: Victorian Hat Stand ($15) or Pincushion ($10) [Family Friendly]
12:00 PMHow to Channel Your Compulsive World-Building Habit into Something ConstructiveWhat Your Action Figures Are Trying To Tell YouScience Fiction as Social EducationGardner Dozois’s “The Peacemaker”Babylon 5Workshop: Fabric Manipulation
1:00 PMWhen Less Is MoreThe Myth of the Mad ScientistThe Impact of Learning to Write via Fanfiction [Phoenixville Writer's Workshop]How Do Radios Really Work?Crowdfunding for Fun and...What Do You Mean We LOST Money???
2:00 PMAt Loose EndsJungian Archetypes in SF & F2:30pm - The Living MultiVerse Photoshoot
3:00 PMPhilcon Feedback SessionDead Cheesesteak Filk Circle and Gripe Session
11:00 PMHarlan Ellison Retrospective