Cyberpunk after 9/11. Why have the cyberpunks abandoned the future? Do William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" and Bruce Sterling's "The Zenith Angle" evidence a trend? Are they science fiction? What makes them different from more mainstream techno-thrillers? What does it mean for the future of SF?
Beyond Slipstream. What distinguishes slipstream from more conventional SF, fantasy, and mainstream fiction? Has slipstream finally arrived as a genre in its own right?
Interactive Fantasy World Building. The audience and the panelists brainstorm a fantasy world, complete with fantastic beasts, magic, social structure and such, while the artist R. Cat Conrad draws their creations on a whiteboard.
Sharon Shinn Guest of Honor interview. How does she combine her prolific writing with a full-time job, what role religion plays in her fiction, and why are mothers in her books so horrible?