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WELCOME TO WINDYCON 35!#%Our theme this year is Military Science Fiction. Military SFis defined by the Wikipedia as: “A subgenre of science fictionin which the principal characters are members of a militaryservice and an armed conflict is taking place, normallyin space, or on another planet. A detailed depiction of theconflict, the tactics used to wage it, and the role of a militaryservice and the individual members of that service formsthe basis for a work of military science fiction. The storiesoften take features of actual past or current Earth conflicts,with countries being replaced by entire planets or galaxiesof similar characteristics, and certain events changed so thatthe author can extrapolate on what might have occurred.”That hits the broad idea of Military SF but it doesn’tmention the concepts of bravery, sacrifice, sense of dutyand comraderie displayed by those “individual members.”Those concepts and the setting of conflict create somevery powerful stories that keep many readers and viewerscoming back for more.In the course of the weekend, you will be entertained andenlightened by some of the leading authors, editors, artists,actors, and publishers of today’s Military SF. Be certainto attend some of the many programming panels on thesubject of Military SF and other subjects.Other events happening during the weekend are Chicago’sSpace Time Theater group performance, of “How Do IGet Out of This Rubber Chicken Outfit,” a stage CostumeMasquerade performance and our annual WindyCon dance.Don’t forget to also visit our Dealer’s Room and Art Showto buy your fannish Christmas Gifts.During the weekend I hope you learn that Miltary ScienceFiction is not only ray guns, spaceships, phasers, and photontorpedoes. It’s also about people. The kind of people youwill find in military uniform today. Please help us thankthem by supporting the United Service Organizations(USO), our charity for this year.As you wander about WindyCon you will see book dropswhere you can donate your used books. These books willbe sent to soldiers, sailors, and airmen around the world.Any books are accepted, not just SF.In closing I want to express my heartfelt thanks to thecommittee and staff of WindyCon 35 for your hard workthroughout the year doing the planning, preparing andexecuting to make WindyCon 35 a success. You folks arethe best! HOO-YAH!General InfoDepartment Hours................................2Convention Rules.................................2Hotel Map.............................................3Welcome to ISFiC................................5Restaurant Guide..................................31Staff List...............................................36GoH BiosJohn Ringo............................................7Walter Koenig.......................................9David Mattingly..................................11Ryan Yantis.........................................13Kim Williams......................................15Eric Flint.............................................17Department InfoCritter Crunch.......................................6Art Show.............................................12Dealers................................................18Consuite..............................................16Masquerade.........................................16Kids Programming..............................18Parties.................................................24Gaming...............................................24Films...................................................30ProgrammingFriday..................................................19Saturday........................ 21, 23, 25 & 27Sunday...................................... 27 & 29Table OF CONTENTSRick WatersonChair- WindyCon 35November 2008Cover Art & Interior Art © David Mattingly

RULESListen up recruits and officers. Here is someinformation and some rules we ALL must follow:We are in a new facility and so we are going totreat it right and they will treat us well too. Becourteous and nice to everyone at the hotel. Ifthere is an issue, remember we are here to helpwith the hotel, come to Operations and let us knowand we will work with you to resolve it.When we leave our temporary barracks we expect it to beas clean and orderly as if we had never been there.This is our first year so be nice. We want them to house usagain in the future.You must have your badge with you at all times to get intoany con function. If you don’t have it, you can’t get in. Ifyou lose it it can be replaced at registration for the cost ofan at the door badge.Illinois is a no smoking in public facilities state and ourfacility is a no smoking one. If you have to indulge yourhabit there are butt receptacles the proscribed distanceoutside the doors of the facility. Thos are the ONLYsmoking areas period. People found smoking within thefacility WILL have their badges pulled…period.The only animals allowed in public spaces are lifeassistance animals that have their paperwork. The hotelis dog friendly ONLY. The hotel has specifically said noto (but not limited to); cats, rats, ferrets, snakes, chickens,parrots, lizards, mice, spiders, gerbils, hamsters and justabout anything with fur and or scales. If you bring yourdog you must take it from your room for its walk and thenback to your room. No where else.Costume Weapons Policy: Use common sense. No real orrealistic looking firearms. Lasers are restricted to Class 2and below. Blades and other edged weapons, sharpenedor not, must remain sheathed and secured while worn orcarried. Keep all of the projectile throwing toys out of thepublic hotel space. Windycon reserves the right to prohibitany weapon, real or not, at its sole discretion.Windycon reserves the right to pull the badge of anyonenot following the laws of the state of Illinois, the rules ofthe hotel, or the rules of the convention.Remember behave well and you will not get KP duty orworse; dishonorable discharge.2HOURSMess HallFriday1200 - 0400 All recruits with Issued IDs(Convention Badge)1500 - 0300 Happy Hour(Bheer avialable to all recruits of age)Saturday0930 - 0400 All recruits with Issued IDs.1500 - 0300 Happy Hour(Bheer avialable to all recruits of age)Sunday1030 - 1500 All recruits with Issued IDs.1200 - 1400 Happy Hour(Bheer avialable to all recruits of age)DealersFriday 1500 - 1900Saturday 1000 - 1800Sunday 1100 - 1500Art ShowFriday1300 - 1600 Artist setup only1600 - 2100 Open to WindyCon attendees2100 - 2200 Wine and Cheese Reception.Meet the ArtistsSaturday1000 - 1830 Open to WindyCon attendees1200 Quick Sale opens2000 - ???? Art Auction2200ishWe will attempt to startart pickupSunday1000 - 1400 Art pickup andartist checkout onlyThe events in this program book are listed in miltarytime. Morning hours are similar, except military timeuses a leading zero and there isn’t a colon. Afternoonand evening hours can be calculated by adding 12 to theregular time. A conversion chart is provided below.12:00 midnight 00001:00 am........... 01002:00 am........... 02003:00 am........... 03004:00 am........... 04005:00 am........... 05006:00 am........... 06007:00 am........... 07008:00 am........... 08009:00 am........... 090010:00 am........... 100011:00 am........... 110012:00 noon........ 12001:00 pm.......... 13002:00 pm.......... 14003:00 pm.......... 15004:00 pm.......... 16005:00 pm.......... 17006:00 pm.......... 18007:00 pm.......... 19008:00 pm.......... 20009:00 pm.......... 210010:00 pm.......... 220011:00 pm.......... 2300

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ISFiC Press presents Stories from the front lines ByJohn Ringo &Victor MitchellDavid DrakeTanya HuffDavid WeberMike ResnickGene WolfeStephen LeighHarry TurtledoveEric FlintWhen Diplomacy FailsAn Anthology of Military Science FictionAvailable in the Dealers’ Roomor through

Steven H Silverwith guidance from Ross PavlacCongratulations, you are a member of ISFiC, one ofChicago’s oldest science fiction organizations. So,what does that mean?When you pay to join WindyCon, you’re actuallyjoining ISFiC, the organization that runs WindyConand continues to have a presence throughout the restof the year. Your membership in ISFiC allows you toattend other ISFiC events.In 1962, Chicago fandom brought theworld together for the twentieth WorldScience Fiction Convention, knownvariously as Chicon II or ChiconIII. After that event, which boasted amassive membership of 550 people,Chicago fandom splintered. Althoughthere were some fannish activities,such as Advent:Publishers or small gettogethers,Chicago fandom entered aperiod of dormancy.ISFiC, Illinois Science Fiction inChicago, was founded in the early1970s by a group of science fiction fanswho decided that it would be a goodidea to get con-running experience sothey could run a Worldcon. They laterrealized that this was a silly thing todo, but by that time, they had foundedWindyCon, a general science fictionconvention held for the first timeOctober 25-27, 1973 at the BlackstoneHotel in Chicago. Joe Haldeman andLou Tabakow were the guests of honorand Bob Tucker served as toastmaster.The original board of directors of ISFiC was made upof Larry Propp, Mark and Lynn Aronson, Ann Cass,Jon and Joni Stopa, and Mike and Carol Resnick.Under their early guidance, WindyCon became anannual event, with the Aronsons chairing the firstthree events before passing the chairmanship reins onto Larry Propp, who would use his knowledge to cochairChicon IV in 1982.Although ISFiC was organized, in partto help run conventions to give peopleexperience for a Worldcon and bring Chicagofandom together, ISFiC has never actuallyrun a Worldcon, leaving that activity up toindividually created organizations.So, what does ISFiC do when it isn’t runningWindyCon?WELCOME TO ISFICAfter Chicon IV, ISFiC hadsuccessfully attained thegoal of building an ongoingcommittee that could runWindyCon from year to year,at least, as much as any localgroup can be said to. ISFiCthought about what couldbe done to make WindyCona better convention. Onefactor in this was thatWindyCon’s excess fundswere starting to pile up. As a501(c)3 corporation, ISFiC issupposed to use the excess funds for thebenefit of fandom. So, rather than let themoney pile up, ISFiC decided to put themoney back into WindyCon in creativeways. One way was in providing grantsto WindyCon to bring in special guestsover and above the normal guests ofhonor. In this manner, WindyCon wasable to compensate for the fact thatmost SF authors and editors live onthe East and West Coasts. Once ISFiCstarted bringing in authors and editors,many liked WindyCon so much thatthey have continued coming back ontheir own accord.ISFiC looked further afield and also provided grantsto other groups in Illinois that wanted to help increasethe range, breadth, and depth of fandom. Otherconventions, both in Chicagoland and downstatecame to ISFiC looking for either money or resources.ISFiC’s charter made providing this assistance akey goal. Some of the other organizations that havebenefited from ISFiC largesse include Chambanacon,5

Whatcon, Capricon, Duckon, and the SpeculativeLiterature Foundation. Not just financial assistance isgiven. In some cases, the WindyCon art show hangingsare rented for a nominal fee (to cover maintenance andupkeep costs). ISFiC is always interested in hearingfrom groups running Illinois conventions that have aspecific project they would like some assistance with.While ISFiC was running a convention in November,many of the people who ran the convention realizedthat even though they got to see fleeting glimpses offriends, their con-running duties kept them too busyto fully socialize. Looking for another excuse to gettogether for fannish camaraderie, and because therewas no summer Chicago con at the time, in 1986, ISFiCcreated Picnicon, an annual picnic held in a variety offorest preserve and parks over the years. As a relaxacon,ISFiC provides the hamburgers, hotdogs, and grills andasks the attendees to drop a couple (literally) bucks inthe hat and bring a side dish or desert. Think of Picniconas a massive outdoor con suite.Also, in 1986, ISFiC elected to run an amateur writerscontest, open to all members of ISFiC (WindyCon), orpeople living in Illinois or a bordering state (includingMichigan, ‘cause on a clear day you can see it acrossthe lake). That first year, the contest was won byRichard Chwedyk, who would go on to become aprofessionally published author and winner of a NebulaAward. The ISFiC Writers Contest is held most yearsin conjunction with WindyCon. The winner receivescon membership, a gold coin, and publication of theirstory in the ISFiC Program book.In 2005, ISFiC created ISFiC Press. Each year, this armof ISFiC publishes a hardcover book at WindyCon,generally, but not always, by the WindyCon authorguest of honor with a cover by the WindyCon artistguest of honor. ISFiC Press’s first book, Relativity,by Robert J. Sawyer, received an Aurora Award,the Canadian National Award presented by fans.In addition, ISFiC Press has published unrelatedscience fiction novels and the Hugo Award-nominatedWorldcon Guest of Honor Speeches.The ISFiC board of directors has nine members, with threedirectors coming up for re-election each year for a threeyearterm. Any Illinois fan who is a member of ISFiC (seethe first paragraph of this article) is eligible to be elected;come to the ISFiC board meeting at WindyCon (held onSaturday afternoon) and nominate yourself. Meetingsof the ISFiC board are normally held at WindyCon andCapricon. The meetings are open to the public.CRITTER CRUNCH6Sunday - Lilac BD1000 - 1100 Set UpRobot Check–inDriving Rights Auction1100 - 1300 Critter Crunch!!!1300 Winners AnnouncedCleanupThink Robotica! A Critter Crunch is a sumo-stylemechanical fight to the death between robots. Thisevent is similar to boxing, but is all about torque,traction, and cutting action! Competitors will driverobots, trying to mangle, disable, or push theirrivals off the edge of a plywood combat platform.These bouts are one-on-one, and last up to 3minutes. The winning robot will have dominatedthe most matches. At the end of the competition,there will be a 10 minute free-for-all for the title ofOverall Champ. All robots fight at the same time!Gang-ups allowed! Last bot standing wins!Don’t have a robot? No problem! You may bid on thedriving rights of several robots that we have on hand, manyare past champions! (In the end, you may drive only one.)The deeper your wallet, the more pain you may inflict onyour opponents! All proceeds will go to the USO.A maximum of 20 robots will compete and there will bebattles in both the 2-lb. and 4-lb. categories. Prizes will beawarded for:•••Overall ChampFour Pound ChampTwo Pound ChampAnd there will be Critter SWAG for all!For more details and complete rules of engagement visitour website at There, Aloha!Jeff and Larry

By Kelly LockhartJohn Ringo is a New York Times bestselling author ofscience fiction and thriller novels with over two millionnovels in print, translated into seven languages and enjoyedworldwide. To date, he has written or co-written nearlythirty published novels, which is made even more impressivewhen one considers that his first novel, A Hymn Before Battlewas published way back in 2000. When you do the math itbecomes very clear that the word “prolific” when used inreference to John is a bit of an understatement.Yet to truly understand John is to try and understand hisbackground. By the time he graduated high school, he hadalready visited 23 countries and attended 14 different schools.And that involves such world-altering changes as movingfrom Tehran, Iran where he attended a tony private schooland being unceremoniously dumped in the backwoods ofrural Alabama and the delightful public school system. Johnlearned to adapt to rapidly changing situations at a youngage. All the travel and constant cultural changes left himwith a wonderful appreciation of the oneness of humanityand a permanent aversion to foreign food.After graduation, Ringo joined the U.S. Army and rose tothe rank of Specialist Four as a member of the 82nd AirborneDivision. Feel free to let out a lusty “Hoo-ahh” at anytime while reading this paragraph. During his four yearsof active duty, he was assigned to both the 1st Battalion,508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 3rd Battalion,505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, plus two years ofreserve duty with the Florida National Guard. Scurrilousrumors that he discovered the combined joys of militarygrade munitions and deep sea fishing while serving withthe Florida National Guard have never been confirmed andare not meant to be discussed in polite company.While in uniform, he was awarded the Combat InfantrymanBadge, Parachutist Badge, Army Commendation Medal,Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal(Grenada), Cold War Victory Medal and the National DefenseService Medal. And even though he is a trained paratrooper,he still feels that four wheels on the ground are the best wayto travel from point A to point B, especially if he is providedwith a jar of good cigars and a case of Frappucinos.After his discharge from active duty, he did what manysoldiers have done over the years and enrolled in college.He thought that marine biology sounded interestingand picked up an associate’s degree, only to discoverquickly that marine biology is a slow road to starvationand homelessness, as what few jobs were available in thefield were quite jealously guarded by those that have themJohn RINGOAuthor GoHagainst those that don’t. So he became a database managerto support his then wife and two young daughters. Hislife had settled into a fairly sedate pattern when, in 1999,he had the idea for a science fiction story that involvedan alien invasion and a military response that became thenovel A Hymn Before Battle, the title an homage to thepoem “Hymn Before Action” by Rudyard Kipling.Go ahead and ask him about Kipling if you ever run into him.Really. It’s one of the safer subjects to bring up and hasn’t(so far) resulted in any riots or other minor altercations.He submitted the novel to publisher Jim Baen of Baen Books,who quickly bought it. The success of the book, and the booksthat followed, allowed Ringo to quit his database managementjob and devote his life full-time to writing. Since 2000, hehas written with David Weber, Michael Z. Williamson, JulieCochrane, Linda Evans, Travis Taylor, and Tom Kratman inaddition to the ever-growing number of titles of his own, thelatest of which, The Last Centurion, has been a runaway bestseller and could end up being even more controversial thanGhost. He also has penned a number of op-ed pieces for theNew York Post, been a guest commentator for Fox News, andis currently working with a screenwriting partner in adaptingthree of his novels to the big screen.With his younger years spent in the Airborne, cave diving,rock-climbing, rappelling, hunting, spear-fishing andsailing, John is now happy to let other people risk theirnecks. He prefers to read, and of course write, sciencefiction, hang out in cigar bars and look for new ways topledge his remaining bits of soul. Which goes a long wayto explain his interest in taking over the movie industry.7

By Patty WrightWalter Koenig was born in Chicago in 1936 and almostimmediately moved to Europe. He soon became sick of thecontinental lifestyle, however, and forced his family to returnto the United States so that he could become a native Yankeesfan. Walter’s parents, immigrants from the Soviet Union,maintained an interest in the politics of their former homeland.The FBI, in turn, maintained an interest in his parents.Walter Koenig has been acting since the age of 7, but to hearhim talk you wouldn’t know it. His first stage performanceas Professor Hans Strausmann earned him rave reviewsand a standing ovation. It was a surprise to everyone- especially the director - who had cast Walter merely todistract him from his obsession with watching the local girlsturn cartwheels in their summer dresses. Walter returned tostarring roles on stage in high school, and was stunned byhis first fan club made up of 12 year old girls.Distracting himself by earning a degree in psychology,Walter was finally convinced by a professor to attend NewYork’s Neighborhood Playhouse where his acting talentearned him a scholarship. After moving to LA, his firstacting job was on the pilot episode of General Hospital.He went on to play dozens of teenage thugs and juveniledelinquents on television before landing the role of thesqueaky-clean Chekov on Star Trek’s Original Series. Hewas stunned yet again by a fan club full of 12 year old girlswhich never left him throughout all his years of acting,even when he portrayed the insurmountably evil Bester onBabylon 5. Walter continues to act on stage, television andfilm. Preferring quirky roles in independent projects, amongother things he has played Tom Sawyer opposite MarkLenard’s Huck Finn, an astronaut trapped on the moon, atelevangelist, and a bent-on-revenge research lab director.All of these acting roles, of course, are merely Walter’swell-disguised plan to get invited to conventions so that hecan secretly feed his long-time obsession with collecting.He has amassed a plethora of buttons, Big Little Comics,comic books, action figures, and - of course - everythingever made with Chekov or Bester’s image on it. His longsufferingwife finally built a second floor on their houseand banished Walter’s collections to it.Walter, in truth, will go to no end to add to his collections....even to the point of adding the iconic character of “Enik”to the Land of the Lost in one of his many television scripts.(He was rewarded with a new Enik action figure this year.)Writing is Walter’s true passion and, in addition to histeleplays, he has penned several one act plays, four booksand two screenplays. His latest screenplay, InAlienable,Walter koenigMedia GoHdebuted last year as the first feature film topremiere on the internet and has been pickedup for distribution by Shoreline Entertainment:the novelization is being considered by severalpublishers. Buck Alice and the Actor Robot, anovel he wrote after Star Trek was cancelled, has beenpublished twice and was turned into an audio drama thatwas recorded this year by Colonial Radio Theatre on theAir. It will be available at B. Dalton and Borders bookstoresin December.An impossible man to live with when he’s bored (just askhis wife), Walter has preserved his marriage by teachingcourses on acting and directing and by directing stageproductions when he wasn’t busy acting or writing. Hehas also supported several Native American schoolsand last year he traveled to Thailand to visit with Karenrefugees of the military junta in Burma. While in Thailandhe discovered unbelievable inhumane conditions andhumidity so intense that fish walk on land. Since hisreturn, Walter has been energetically speaking to alertpeople to the ethnic cleansing situation in Burma and tothe imprisonment of the rightful president there.People listening to Walter speak will find him an intelligent,honest, insightful man with a dry sense of humor anda self-deprecating ego. He is still surprised that anyonewould want to hear him talk about his 48 year career - oranything else, for that matter. Ask him about any of hiscurrent projects or his comic collection, however, andsecurity will have to drag him out at the end of his timeallotment. Walter will also be happy to judge any cartwheelcontest that presents itself, but please don’t ask him to eatany olives or walking fish.9

A Worldconin Reno?You bet!A bid for the sixty-ninthWorld Science Fiction ConventionAugust 17–21, 2011Party with usat WindyCon andvisit us online at:www.rcfi.orgGreat space!World-class accommodations, fan prices.Our party hotel, the Atlantis Resort,will have an indoor skywalk to theReno-Sparks Convention Center.Or stay at the Peppermill Hotel; it’sjust up the street.Easy accessThe airport is just two miles from theparty hotel and convention center.Free shuttles; free parking.Fun adventuresMine the treasures of the Old West andexplore the future’s new frontiers. Renois a fan-friendly city featuring 24-hourrestaurants, an innovative planetarium,a whitewater rafting park, and more.Lots more.Reno Convention Fandom, Inc. (RCFI)PO Box 13278 | Portland OR 97213-0278 | USAinfo@rcfi.orgReno in 2011 Worldcon Bid Chair: Patty Wells. Committee: Kim Marks Brown,Arthur Chenin, Aaron Curtis, Vincent Docherty, Don Glover, Colin Harris, Mark Herrup,Rick Lindsley, Tammy Lindsley, John Lorentz, Jim Mann, Laurie Mann, Cass Marshall,TR Renner, Ruth Sachter, Larry Sanderson, Heidi Schaub, Joe Siclari, Edie Stern, IanStockdale, Geri Sullivan, Richard Threadgill, Marc Wells, and Ben Yalow.Agents: – Jean Weber; – Murray Moore; – Vincent Docherty; – Kodumasa Sato [JASFIC]; – Steve Cooper.Rennie carpetbag character and artwork by Brad Foster. “World Science Fiction Convention” and “Worldcon”are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

By Stephen Youll1989 was a big year for me. I got married, left my home,my family in England, moved to New York City to start anew chapter in my life, and met David Matteingly.I can remember it as if it was yesterday. I was sharing astudio in the down town area of Manhattan on LafayetteStreet with another Illustrator — Jerry LoFaro. David hadbeen invited down to Jerry’s studio for a visit. He camestriding in, all 6 feet 3 of him. And with enough personalityand enthusiasm to redo the Sistine chapel ceiling, withspace ships and robots. I liked him immediately, and wehave been good friends ever since.Looking back at David’s accomplishments one hardly knowswhere to begin. From his impressive days at Disney as one ofthe youngest matte painters and studio heads, to the enormousamount of cover art he’s created for literally a who’s whoof science fiction and fantasy writers. Matte painting for themovie industry as well as television and now he has addedteaching to his list of accomplishments. Over his artisticcareer you get a sense that David is not someone who justmeanders through life. He has a conviction and steadfastnessto his character that is quite admirable. None more so than tothe way he carries out any art related assignment.His approach, as I’ve seen over the years of knowing him,is one of tireless perfection. He wears you out just trying tokeep up with him. This does not surprise me. Ever since hetried forcing his way past me while we raced each other ona go-cart track in Florida, attending Magicon in 92, some 16years ago. Until he won the race with brute determination. Agreat competitor but a scholar and a gentleman, through andthrough, to put an Englishman’s phrase to good use. Exceptwhen he’s in a go-cart race with you—then watch out! Inicknamed him “Matteingly, the maniac” for a good reason.I have also become very aware of the care he takes in decidingwhat to do for a book cover. Many an author would tell youthat they would give up their first born to have someone asconscientious and thoughtful as David doing their cover.He is an artist who reads the manuscript and bothers tocapture the author’s universe, instead of using the book asstaging ground for a chance to do his or her own thing andget paid for it. No care or thought for the writer who spentGod knows how long writing a novel only to see a characteror world butchered into some quasi-barbaric theme. Whenthe whole thing takes place in a sleek beautiful world wherechicks in brass braziers don’t exist. I wonder how manyreaders are nodding their heads right now.David MattinglyArtist GoHCapturing the flavor, the personality and textureof a book has always been of great importanceto the way he sees a cover, and David has alwaysbeen careful to capture the writer’s world andbring it to life. He is always conscious of theindividual worlds he illustrates and applies histalents to give each book what it deserves—it’sown individuality. He never gets lazy and isalways trying different compositions and ideas for hiscovers. A trait many artists avoid by sticking to formulaand taking the easy way out by hiding behind a particularlook and style. He jumps in and holds nothing back.A typical David Matteingly cover might be a beautifulfuturistic cityscape with a monumental amount of detailand inhabited by numerous figures that makes you drawbreath at how exhausting it must have been to create. Butthis is the thing; he can just as easily change gears andcreate the most simple of covers that’s just as effective asany of his more beautifully detailed and complex covers.I’ve seen him change direction faster than a collagefreshman bolting off to spring break.The first time I visited David’s house he had a paintinghanging that I just loved, and still do. It’s a painting titledTime Wars: The Ivanhoe Gambit. It consists of a knightholding up a shield in one hand and a machine gun in theother. The knight appears to be fading in and out of thebackground color in a gestalt like manner and a glowingred light is seen through the knight’s visor. The piece isvery elegant and extremely effective.11

David also has a knack for being able to do quirky coverswith a somewhat humorous slant to them. Something Iconfess to never tangle with and for the most part avoidlike the plague. The one and only time I came across suchan endeavor was back in the early nineties.I received a call from an art director asking me to do thiscover with a humorous feel to it. It was to portray an AlbertIronstine like character, floating in space outside a spacecapsule, with a humorous feel to it. Not feeling like I coulddo the job I made up some excuse that I was too busy. Theart director asked me if I knew anyone who was able todo this kind of cover. I immediately suggested David. Iknew he would not only enjoy doing the cover but was farbetter suited than I was. He was hired for the job and notsurprisingly he did a perfect cover titled Dr Dimension.Many people never understand the commitment andconviction an artist undertakes illustrating covers. Thereaders are unaware of what it takes to create a great coverthat you look back on and remember with fondness. David’sart is a testament of a great cover artist. He has boldly givenmuch to the world of science fiction and fantasy that wehave shared and still treasure. His quirky style and approachdistinguishes his look and sets him apart from other artists.Over the years of visiting his home and studio, going out todinner, hanging out at conventions, I’ve become increasinglyaware of how fortunate I am to have been part of his life, bothas a friend and a fellow artist. I’m also aware of how muchDavid has accomplished as an artist and as a person. Alwaysstriding ever forward to further his artistic endeavors andlook for new frontiers. We should be thankful we have him.ART SHOWFriday1300 - 1600 Artist setup only1600 - 2100 Open to WindyCon attendees2100 - 2200 Wine and Cheese Reception.Meet the ArtistsSaturday1000 - 1830 Open to WindyCon attendees1200 Quick Sale opens2000 - ???? Art Auction2200ish We will attempt to startart pickupSunday1000 - 1400 Art pickup andartist checkout onlyThe Art Show will run a silent auction on Fridayand Saturday until 1830 at which time the Art Show willclose to set up for the Art Auction. Pieces with 1 to 3 bidsare sold to the high bidder on the sheet. Pieces with 4 ormore bids will go to the Art Auction. All charity pieceswill be treated just like any other art. They will not go toauction automatically.WindyCon will be offering Quick Sale again this year. QSopens at Noon on Saturday. There is NO QS on Friday. Ifthere is a QS price on the bid sheet, and no bids have beenentered, then you may purchase a piece instantly by findingan Art Show Worker and paying the Quick Sale price forthe piece (This is like eBay’s Buy It Now). Any art that hasa bid entered is NOT available for Quick Sale. Any art thathas SOLD on the bid sheet is not available for bidding on.Only Art Show staff is allowed to remove artwork from thegrid or tables. Do NOT take the piece to the checkout desk.We request that artwork stay in the show until checkouttime so that others may see it. Early removal of artworkmust be cleared through the Art Show Director.There will be a Fan’s Choice award given to the artist whoreceives the most votes, so please, look around, find theartwork you like the best, and vote! Awards will be givenfor both 2-D and 3-D artwork, so make sure you look ateverything.The Art Auction will be at 2000. Our illustrious auctioneerand his crew provide some of the best entertainment at theconvention, so come to watch, come to bid, come to have fun,and don’t forget your wallet. You never know when somethingwill strike your fancy… or when you will find that perfect giftfor someone.Print ShopThe Print Shop has been integrated back into the Art Show.If you are looking for art at a fixed price, check out our PrintShop. We have a wide selection of artwork from a variety oftalented artists available at prices that won’t break the bank.The Print Shop carries more than just prints, so make sureto stop in and look at the calendars, mouse pads, bookmarksand other wonderful works for sale. If you find you havemoney left after the Art Show closes, the Print Shop will behappy to take it right up until we close at 1400 on Sunday.12

Ryan Yantis, Lt. Col., U.S. Army (retired)Executive DirectorPritzker Military Library“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”- President Teddy RooseveltSince 2006, Ryan Yantis has been the Pritzker MilitaryLibrary’s first full-time Executive Director. His primaryfocus is to develop annual and long range plans andpolicies while increasing the visibility of the Library as amajor venue for military history and the representations ofthe Citizen-Soldier in our democratic process and republicto an ever-expanding audience.With his current duties, he has the honor to read works bythe best military historians, biographers, scholars, journalistand writers. He also gets to meet the finest people Americaproduces – our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen andCoast Guardsmen, and their families.This September the Library received a nomination foran Emmy for its Front & Center program and previouslywas a Webby Award Official Honoree in two categories(Podcasting and the 2007 Season of Events).Prior to his appointment, Ryan served over 22 years in theU.S. Army, including command and staff positions in Cavalrysupport and headquarters units and organizations. He servedin over 30 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle Eastin addition to assignments in New York City, WashingtonD.C., and Chicago. His public relations experienceincluded integrated communications, media relations, crisismanagement, and community relations experience.Ryan was in the Pentagon assigned to the Army Staff duringthe 9-11 Attack and was decorated for his actions on thatday. He facilitated hundreds of interviews with Armysurvivors, family members and leaders leading up to the firstanniversary. His efforts contributed to the Army winningthe Silver Anvil, the Public Relations Society of America’spremier award for communications excellence.He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from theUniversity of Missouri-Columbia and is a graduate of theDepartment of Defense Program in Joint Communications atthe University of Oklahoma. His military education includesthe Command and General Staff College, the CombinedArms and Services Staff School, the Public Affairs OfficerCourse, the Cavalry Officer Basic Course, the Armor OfficerAdvance Course and other military schools.RYAN YANTISMilitary GoHRyan is a member of the Union League Club of Chicago,the American Legion, and the Association of the UnitedStates Army. He is a member of the 2009 Chicago Medalof Honor Convention Committee, volunteers with severalother organizations and supports the USO-Illinois.As for the more relevant details to this soirée, Ryan is avoracious reader and consumer of history, science fiction,fantasy, and other well-written fiction. His favorite fictionauthors include Heinlein, Stephen King, Harry Turtledove,Terry Goodkind, and Tom Clancy.In 1979, Ryan fled California and sought asylum in thesensible Midwest. Like many who went to college in the late70s and early 80s, Ryan considers The Hobbit and The Lord ofthe Rings to be essential parts of Western Civilization. It wasthere he became a student of history, learned the methodologyof cause and effect, tactics, strategy and the operational art,and began counterfactual studies. He also wasted too muchtime playing D&D, drinking beer and chasing coeds.He has a functional suit of armor he can wear and in general,likes a good mêlée. More recently, he has been fightinggravity much more often. He does, for the record, support thelaws of physics, thermodynamics and the U.S. Constitution.He has a sense of humor and is not afraid to use it.A committed war gamer, Ryan can be found with nearlyany manner of board, computer, FRP, RTS, simulation orgame, with a leaning toward the historical. He also yearnsfor the next Texas Hold’em tournament, and seeks good,clean games. It is up to the observer opponent to determineif he bluffs well or not. He is a horrible, but happy, golfer.“If you are going through hell, keep going.”- Winston Churchill13

Seattle in 2011Seattle is biding to host it’s second World Science Fiction convention on the 50thanniversary of it’s first World Science Fiction Convention (Seacon, the 1961Worldcon) in August of 2011.The Vote for the 2011 Worldcon will be held during Anticipation, the 2009Worldcon in Montreal. Show your support for Seattle in 2011 by purchasing asupporting membership, or voting in Site Selection at AnticipationSeattle in 2011, P.O. Box 1066, Seattle, WA 98111Bid-info@seattlein2011.orghttp://www.seattlein2011.org12

By M. David Brim & Bob BeeseIt’s hard to believe that Kim has only been active infandom since 1994. Although she grew up being an avidreader of science fiction and fantasy, she wasn’t introducedto fandom officially until Marcon 29. That was when shewitnessed a puff of blue smoke coming from the registrationcomputer, and three ashen-faced staff covering their eyeswith their hands. She innocently asked what had happenedand was told that the server had died. She asked “What’syour plan?” They looked at her and said there was no planB. No backup.She immediately took charge and proceeded to calm themaddening throng of attendees waiting in line by rustlingup 3x5 cards and pens and giving them out (about 300long by then) so that they could fill in information prior toapproaching the registration desk. This calmed down theregistrants enough that no one was hanged. The next yearshe was head of Registration and the average wait in linefor registration was about 12 minutes (as opposed to about4 hours for Marcon 29).Since then, she’s been head of Marcon programming in1997 (and due to a contract oversight, the Lipizzaner Horseshow was scheduled in the midst of the Convention, takingover the Dealers, Gaming and Art show spaces—but sheput plans B, C and Z into effect and worked around them),Chair in 1999, 2000, 2001 (in 2001, she planned on having2000 attendees and got 3600) then again in 2005. She wasTreasury in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007, as well as HotelLiaison every year since 2000.She hasn’t kept her abilities and willingness to workjust to Marcon: She started working WindyCon in 1995,first in the Art Show, then in working in Registration upthrough 2006. She first met Ross Pavlac at the 1996 LosAngeles Worldcon in a hot tub (and was lucky that Mariakept Ross from drowning her). It was Ross who convincedher to become involved in Worldcons; she worked on theChicago 2000 Bid (hosted parties with him in 96 and 97and worked the Worldcon itself). Sometimes it is amazingthe friends that you meet in hot tubs, and where and howWorldcon bids are developed.On different years, Kim has worked Duckcon, Capricon(Art show 97-99) and ChamBanaCon (FGOH 2000, andHotel Liaison 2001- present). She regularly attends 10conventions a year (on an easy year—during the bids sheattended up to 36 conventions a year). She has worked aseverything from a gopher to a department head at many ofthose conventions.KIM WILLIAMSFan GoHThanks to the early exposure to Ross and the Chicago 2000Worldcon, she developed and opened the Columbus 2007Worldcon bid at ConJose in 2002 (she would have openedit in Philadelphia in 2001, but she had broken both anklesin June of 2001 and was not able to attend). When the2007 bid was defeated in 2004 by Japan at the Worldconin Boston, she was able (due to a change in the Worldconrules regarding bids), to announce for the Columbus in2008 bid at SmofCon in 2004.Kim is the mother of 4 children, the grandmother of 3. Heryoungest child, Wesley, joined the US Army right after 9/11.He was shipped to Iraq at the very beginning with the 101st.During the time that Wesley was there, Kim sent him carepackages of science fiction, and was involved in the “SupportYour Troops” by organizing book drives for servicemen.Kim hasn’t rested on her laurels: She will be hostingSMOFcon as Chair in December 2008 in Columbus, andwill be the Vice-Chair of World Fantasy Convention inColumbus in 2010 (the chair is Larry Smith).Kim is known throughout the US convention circuit:Hosting bid parties, running conventions and helpingconventions just naturally get you noticed. She “passes on”the knowledge and training that she ascribes to her mentorsand friends: Bob Beese, Bill Roper, Nick Winks, KathyHamilton, and Ross Pavlac.Talk with her. Be friends with her. Kim’s excitement aboutconventions is contagious—no doubt she will have youready to help with the next convention or bid in no time.15

MESS HALLMagnolia ABFriday1200 - 0400 All recruits with Issued IDs(Convention Badge)1500 - 0300 Happy Hour(Bheer avialable to all recruits of age)Saturday0930 - 0400 All recruits with Issued IDs.1500 - 0300 Happy Hour(Bheer avialable to all recruits of age)Sunday1030 - 1500 All recruits with Issued IDs.1200 - 1400 Happy Hour(Bheer avialable to all recruits of age)Boot Camp Mess Hall RulesAttention All Recruits!!!!During your stay on base here we will have a “MessHall” open for your nourishment and pleasure. We will beoffering a selection of food and drink exclusively to all ofyou recruits (Convention Members). We will be offeringBheer (Earth Lingo for substance that makes you feelwarm and fuzzy) for those who can prove they’re of legalage (21 of Earth’s Standard years). Bheer Officers will beon duty during the designated times for Happy Hour. Wewill be bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready for Staffand Contractors (Dealers) extra early.As with all other clubs, we too have rules:1. You must have your “Issued ID” (Convention Badge) atall times in the “Mess Hall”.2. There will be ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING permittedin the ‘Mess Hall”, nor will there be a Smoking Quartersarea setup. Smoking is allowed 15 feet from the airlocksat the Base perimeter (Outside the Hotel)3. No RED CUPS (cups we are using for the “Bheer”) willbe allowed IN OR OUT of the Club.4. All will be carded and stamped by our MPs5. You will clean up after yourselves (YOUR MOTHERDOES NOT LIVE HERE SO YOU HAVE TO TAKERESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF). Anyone caughtnot following this order will be assigned KP (KitchenPatrol) duty or drop and give me 20! (Push ups that is).Note: Even if you have a stamp, we may still ask to see yourlocal government-issued Driver’s License or State ID.Note also: We reserve the right to add rules as needed andwill not hesitate to pull Your Issued ID if necessary.Painfully Yours,Command Sergeant Major B.J. WarrenCSM WarrenSo, how do I gain admittance to the “Mess Hall”?•To enter before hours, you must have “Proper Clearance”.An “Issued ID” (Convention Badge) that proves youare a Contractor (Dealer) or Staff member. We will bechecking all “clearances” at the door.For all the other recruits wanting entry into the “MessHall” during the designated times, you will need to haveyour “Issued ID” (Convention Badge), This will serve asyour clearance. We will have MPs at the doors to confirmyou have the appropriate security clearance.For those who wish to imbibe in the selection of Bheer,You will be required to not only show your “Issued ID”(Convention badge), but you must have your genuine,local government-issued Driver’s License or State ID.This is to confirm that you are the actual person identifiedon the back of your “Issued ID” (Convention Badge).••MASQUERADEThe masquerade is a Saturday night tradition atWindyCon. This year, in honor of theme, we arecalling it Camouflage Drill. Costumers will showus how well they hide in plain sight, no matterthe environment. After the announcer introducesthem, the costumer(s) come out and present a skitor just “strut their stuff”. There are at least threejudges, who will choose the best in categoriesranging from Novice to Master.There may also be special awards for presentation,craftsmanship or representation of the conventiontheme. Never attended the masquerade? This isyour year to start!16

Author, Editor, and MoreBy Oliver FageEric Flint burst on the scene in 1997 with the publication ofMother of Demons, but as we all know, its never really thateasy. Long before Mother of Demons was published, Ericworked at his craft, publishing the short story “Entropyand the Strangler” in 1993 and even before that thegroundbreaking “Trade and Politics in Barotseland Duringthe Kololo Period” in the Journal of African History.And that’s an important thing about Eric. While manyauthors do their research and cram it into their novels,Eric understands his research. He has a deep and abidinginterest in history and understands the way things connecttogether. This is evident in his writing, whether the multivolumeseries that began with 1632 or his stand alonenovels. And while other authors feel the need to mine thepopular eras, like the American Civil War or World War II,Eric examines the periods that slipped through the cracks,Belisarius’s Italy, the Thirty Year’s War, or the War of 1812,and he makes them interesting to an American readingpublic notorious for not knowing, or caring about, history.Eric’s interest in history also extends to science fiction.Once he made a name for himself, he turned his attentionto those who had inspired him. Thanks to Eric, you canfind reprints of the works of James Schmitz, MurrayLeinster, Christopher Anvil, and more. He worked withBaen Books to ensure that their stories and novels wouldbe made available to readers in inexpensive mass marketpaperbacks (check out the dealers’ room for them, as wellas Eric’s own books).ERIC FLINTToastmasterBaen also provided Eric with the opportunity to become aneditor, both for the Grantville Gazette, which allows otherauthors to play in his alternative Thirty Years War, andmore recently as one of the editors of Jim Baen’s Universe,an on-line magazine. Along with the Baen Free Library,Jim Baen’s Universe is one way in which Eric has helpedthe internet change the face of science fiction publishing.David Drake, Dave Freer, David Weber, Mercedes Lackey,Ryk Spoor, Sarah Hoyt, Mike Resnick, K.D. Wentworth,Andrew Dennis, Virginia DeMarce, Mike Spehar, DavidCarrico, and Richard Roach. What do all of these peoplehave in common besides writing SF? They’ve allcollaborated with Eric. Their styles and interests may bedifferent from each other, but Eric is able to work with allof them to turn out novels that are enticing and exciting.Jim Baen published many of Eric’s early (and later) novelsand the two men discovered that they shared a vision forthe future of electronic publishing that Eric shared. Thishas resulted in the Baen Free Library and the ability formany readers to discover Eric’s books for free on theinternet. As Eric and Jim predicted, reading books forfree as pixels wound up turning into hard sales figures asreaders wanted to either purchase the published versionof the book or pay to get the electronic version of the nextbook a little earlier.However, Eric wasn’t always the erudite science fictionauthor and editor who is acting as Toastmaster atWindyCon 35. Before turning his attention to the worldsof what if, he earned a Master’s Degree in African historyand worked as a machinist and labor organizer. Duringthat time, he also found Lucille (not a guitar), to whom hehas been married for longer than I’ve known him.You’ll find Eric around WindyCon. The easiest place tofind him is on panels, but you’ll also be able to find him inthe bar (he is an editor, after all), or in the dealers’ room,or, well, just about anywhere. Go up to him and introduceyourself. Ask him a question, perhaps about history, orpublishing, or politics, and then let his wisdom (andopinions) wash over you like a Lake Michigan seiche.17

KIDS PROGRAMMINGCypress AFriday:1800 - Art WorkshopPrepare a work of art for display.1900 - Meetup and MusterCome get to know the other kids at WindyCon andsort into units for the weekend boot camp.2000 - Badge holders,Patches and Guide OnsDecorate badge holders, design badges and guideon signs for your units. These will be worn anddisplayed throughout the weekend.Saturday:1000 - Morning PT(physical training)Come get some exercise and have fun too.1100 - Target PracticeCome make some targets on boxes and use paperbag balls to check your aim out.1200 - Paper Bag ArmorMake “armor” out of paper bags and duct tape!1300 - LUNCHKid’s program will be CLOSED during this hour and parentsare responsible for retrieving their children for lunch.1400 - Kid’s GamingPlay games with your friends!1600 - Stamps, Stickers and ScrapsMake your own stamp and decorate a memory poster to helpyou remember the fun you had this weekend.1700 - Afternoon Drill and ParadeLearn traditional drill movements and then show off yourarmor, patches and guide ons in a parade around the hotel. Wewill close after the parade is done (1745) so Kenny and Raycan gear up for the DANCE!1800 SUPPER BREAKKid’s program will be CLOSED during this hour and parentsare responsible for retrieving their children for supper.1900 - DANCE DANCE DANCEHosted by Ray and Kenny Waterson This event is for theKID’S of the con. Come get jiggy with it for a couple ofhours before the Masquerade.18Sunday:1000 - Lego ManiaMake a space ship, castle or tower with your friends. Ledby Beth Weis, the Lego Lady1200 - LUNCHKid’s program will be CLOSED during this hour and parentsare responsible for retrieving their children for lunch.1300 - Art Presentations and SharingParents and attendees are welcome to come by the Kid’sRoom to check out the art and other projects the kid’screated over the weekend. Kids are welcome to make arton demand with any supplies available.1400 - Grand FinaleTrivia for Chocolate KIDS STYLE! Test your knowledgeof Kid’s Movies and Literature. THIS IS FOR THE KID’SNOT ADULTSDealersJunior BallroomFriday 1500 - 1900Saturday 1000 - 1800Sunday 1100 - 1500The Dealer’s Room for this year is located in theJunior Ballroom on the main level of the hotelThere you will find about forty eager sellerswilling and able to trade you treasures for yourmoney. Remember that the Holiday season willbe just down the road (and creeping rapidly upon us), and that it is NEVER too early to beginshopping for fannish family, fannish friends, and(even) fannish you!SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE DEALER’SROOM. Eating and drinking in the room are also notpermitted in the room (except for Dealers while they arebehind their own tables). Browsing, shopping, perusing,and free spending are permitted and also encouraged!!A listing of Dealer’s currently having confirmed tables isnot available at this time. Needless to say, there will besome new vendors; there will also be many of your oldfavorites from past WindyCons. We will ATTEMPT to havea room layout and dealer location guide available outsidethe Junior Ballroom on Friday morning at WindyCon.

This is the semi-final list of panels and panelists for WindyCon 35, and as such, is subject to change. For the mostcurrent list, check the programming web page at The pocket program will have the latestinformation on panels. Come listen, talk, maybe even win a door prize!Friday1600Introduction tothe Pritzker Military LibraryGOH Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis (USA,Ret.) presents a slideshow and videointroduction to the Pritzker MilitaryLibrary’s mission and holdings.Colonel Yantis will discussresearching military documents andwhere to start your history research.Handouts and door prizes too!R. YantisBallroom AB (C9)Why SF Readers Like MysteriesBut Not Vice VersaSF readers generally like mysteries,but most mystery readers wouldn’tread SF even if it was the only thingavailable, especially the “cozies”fans. Why? What’s in mysteriesfor SF readers that isn’t in SF formystery readers?F. Gehm, M. Resnick,P. Sayre McCoy, K. Swails,K. WilliamsWalnut (N24)Child SoldiersThe award-winning Ender‘sGame, originally published in1977, changed SF warfare forever.The story of an unwitting childsoldier, it takes place in the farfuture where children make thebest soldiers. There are childrenserving as soldiers today, but is thefuture really different? How didEnder’s world develop and couldours develop that way too?R. Karp, R. Neumeier, J. Ringo,F. Ruiz, G. WolfeBallroom C (C6)1700Forever HeinleinIt seems you can’t mention militarySF without bringing up Robert S.Heinlein, especially Starship Troopers.Have your own opinions? Bring themand share with our panelists!T. Lichtenstein Bogolub,K-E. Kelly, T. Sullivan,T. Trumpinski, T. WeisskopfWalnut (N24)Evolving WarDid we evolve into a warlike species,and if so, can we evolve out of it?Do all species have antagonismhard-wired into their genotype? Ifso, how can we overcome it longenough to meet other species, muchless interact with them?M. D’Ambrosio, B. Fawcett,C. Gerrib, M. Shepard-Moscoe,J. RingoBallroom C (C6)1800Liberal Military SF: Does It Exist?Can a writer be a liberal and amilitary SF writer? Is there somethingin military SF that requires aconservative outlook? Not countingthe revolutionaries, are there any goodportrayals of liberals in the genre?S.T. Clemmons, R. Garfinkle,J. Robertson, M. Shepherd-MoscoeM.Z. WilliamsonWalnut (N24)Exploring or ExploitingMilitary SFIs military SF becoming morepopular because its time has come(again), or is it exploiting the genre,as earlier Cold War works did?D. Garrison, N. Pollotta, J.L. Nye,J. Ringo, T. WeisskopfBallroom C (C6)Digital Art :Artist Meets TechnologyJoin our panelists for a discussionof the whats and whys of digital art.Otherworldly planetscapes, threedimensionalaliens, and colors younever saw under our yellow sun.R. Green, D. Mattingly, J. PlaxcoCypress B (P17)1900Commander’s CallIt’s the first big event of theweekend. Meet our CO, RickWaterson, who will introduceyou to the various guests who arevisiting us here at WindyCon SFBthis weekend and let you knowwhat activities are planned.Lilac (P21)2000Fannish FeudTwo carefully chosen teams ofcontestants will try to divine theanswers that fellow fans gave toselected questions. Can they thinklike an average science-fiction fanor will we have to send them backto boot camp? Find out here!Lilac (P21)2030SpaceTime Theater:How Do I Get Out ofThis Rubber Chicken Outfit?Chicago’s favorite non-residentscience-fiction improv comedygroup returns to WindyCon toprovide some comedy with amilitary bent.Lilac (P21)2100Open FilkCome, sing and listen!Ballroom AB (C9)PROGRAMMING19

They came to Chicago to see thealiens. What the got was somethingmore spectacular than their wildestdreams. Before they knew it, theyfound themselves in the middle of a fullfledgedWorldcon with no way, ordesire, to escape until it had run its fullfive days.You, too, are invited to help make thisadventure a reality, simply by joiningthe Chicago in 2012 Worldcon Bid.The Chicago in 2012 bid draws on thecity’s long tradition of science fiction,from the variety of pulps that werepublished here (including Adventure,Amazing, Fantastic Adventures, andmore) to the artists and illustrators whohave called Chicago home.Chicago in 2012 promises to be acelebration of the future the pulpspromised us, and the past that broughtthat future to us.Help make the future come trueJoin the Chicago in 2012 Worldcon bidChicago Worldcon BidPO Box 13Skokie, IL 60076info@chicagoin2012.orgBid Committee: Dave McCarty (Chairman), Helen Montgomery (Secretary), Tom Veal (Treasurer), Gary Blog, Raymond Cyrus,Donald Eastlake III, Jill Eastlake, Catherine FitzSimmons, Lisa Garrison-Ragsdale, Elizabeth Gilio, Michael Kelly, Dina Krause,George Krause, Sydnie Krause, Sandra Levy, Ron Oakes, Tara Oakes, Matthew Ragsdale, Michelle Rhoades, Marah Searle-Kovacevic, Steven Silver, Bill Thomasson, Barbara Van Tilburg, Ray Van Tilburg, Leane Verhulst, Alex von Thorn.“Worldcon,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” and “World Science Fiction Society” are service marks of the World ScienceFiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

Saturday10:00Sculpture DemoLive sculpture demonstration byKendall Hart, the creator of thisyear’s Armadillocon’s “mascot.”Art Show (J6)How Antimatter Becomes aPlaything of Science (slideshow)Antimatter, a bizarre family ofparticles discovered in the 1930shas become commonplace in SF.Bill Higgins traces the path fromscience to fiction, which passesthrough astronomy and the studyof meteorites before arriving atJohn Campbell, Robert Heinleinand Jack Williamson. Slide showby Bill Higgins.B. HigginsBallroom AB (C9)Strategy, Tactics, Logistics:What Are They andWhy Do I Need to Know?Join panelists for the basics ofmilitary planning and how theycontribute (or not) to a winningbattle plan/story. Many people don’tunderstand these key factors, but thiswill get you off to a good start.B. Fawcett, C. Gerrib,M. Shepard-Moscoe, D. Williams,R. YantisWalnut (N24)Your Future is My PresentMuch of today’s military (andnon-military) technology was firstsuggested by SF writers, suchas stealth technology. Everyoneknows about them, but what else isthe military working on? Invisiblesoldiers? Non-destructive weapons?Cyborg body armor? Join ourpanelists and find out (but don’t tellanyone what you learn! It‘s a secret)T. Bucknell, K. Dockery, L. FreundJ. Ringo, K. WilliamsBallroom C (C6)Chicago Laughter ClubH. MontgomeryCypress B (P17)11:00Baen’s Traveling SlideshowT. WeisskopfBallroom AB (C9)“And the Beat Goes On”:Series That Never EndSome of the most prolific authorsnever wrote the last 4 or 5 booksin their series, being unfortunatelydead at the time. But even thedeath of an author doesn’t end theseries. With Dune sequels and thefinal (well, maybe) book in RobertJordan’s series, does anything everend? Is this good nor not? Join ourpanelists as they decide the fate ofthe next posthumous best-seller.T. Bucknell, PC Hodgell,N. Pollotta, J.L. NyeWalnut (N24)Writing With Sir ArthurFred Pohl revisits his Worldconpanel about writing The LastTheorem with Sir Arthur Clarke.F. PohlBallroom C (C6)Beyond Textiles: Working withWood, Metal, and Other MaterialsWithout Advanced SkillsSo your costume needs a fewshiny bits to be perfect, (e.g.,Borg implants) but you can’t findwhat you want in the store. Thisworkshop will demonstrate somesimple methods to begin usingwood, metal, and other materials toadd the flash you are looking for.S. Edmunds, P. O’Connor,R. O’Conner-RoseCypress B (P17)1200Star Trek Ad InfinitumSince 1966 there have been fiveTV shows, eleven movies and oneanimated series, all connected tothe future that Gene Roddenberrycreated. There were varying degreesof fan affection and opinions on seriesquality. Join our panelists to discussthe history, vision and fandom of theStar Treks. There is more to Trekfandom than Klingons.W. Koenig, P. Sayre McCoy,A. RosewarneBallroom AB (C9)Gender and RaceFrom Kobol To SunnydaleHow do “flagship” TV shows, suchas Battlestar Galactica and Buffyportray diversity and inclusion? Arethey different from other TV shows,and if so, why? Panelists discussfeminism and minority representationin these and other TV shows.L. Dombrowski, R. Karp,J. Robertson, T. Sullivan,K. WilliamsWalnut (N24)Post-Historic WarfareOur panelists take a look at warfarein Gene Wolfe’s Book of theNew Sun and tie-ins with Gene’sexperiences as a soldier in theKorean War and beyond.M. Andre-Driussi, N. Price, G. WolfeBallroom C (C6)Costuming From Found Objects/Assembling Costumes (IncludingCostuming Without Sewing)Even if you have no sewing skills,you can create an awesome costumefrom thrift store finds, trash bintreasures, and odds and ends fromaround the house. How to take acreative look at things around youand come up with some new andwonderful things to wear.S. Edmunds, S. Finkle,R. O’Connor-Rose, M.J. SolomonCypress B (P17)SATURDAY 1000 - 120021

13:00Artist’s Guest of Honor SlideshowDavid Mattingly showcases hisrescent work in a presentation ofentertainment and awe.D. MattinglyBallroom AB (C9)Thrillers/SFWhat are thrillers and do they belongin an SF library? Some of themcertainly get the hardware going, butthey’re not SF. Or are they? Thrillersare great for conspiracy lovers,feature cool heroes and occasionallyequipment the average readercouldn’t recognize if they saw it.P. Eisenstein, P. Sayre McCoy,K. SwailsWalnut (N24)Get Your Battles Right!Panelists discuss the need forhistorical research and accuracyin military SF and how it makesor breaks the story. What does anauthor need to know to do it right?L. Darrow, B. Fawcett, S. Stolze,M.Z. Williamson, R. YantisBallroom C (C6)So, This is Your First MasqueradeBasic information and what toexpect when competing in your firstmasquerade. What are the judgeslooking for? Brief discussion ofthe difference in costuming for thestage versus the hall. Coveragefor moving onstage and what youMUST bring to your tech rehearsalif you have one.S. Edmunds, H. Osier,R. O’Connor-Rose, M.J. Solomon,B. WrightCypress B (P17)Amy McNally ConcertShe’s been aide-de-camp (fiddle) tocountless filk officers, and a memberof the elite unit Lady Mondegreen.Now she’s on solo assignment to ourlocation!Lilac BD (Q22)1400Long Road to Pluto:NASA’s New Horizon’sSpacecraft (Slideshow)Pluto, the only planet not yetexplored by spacecraft wasdowngraded even before the NewHorizons probe, launched in 2006,will arrive. Join Bill Higgins for alook at the mission, the Plutonianconspiracy, and results from therecent Jupiter flyby along the way.Slide show by Bill Higgins.B. HigginsBallroom AB (C9)Interstellar Warfare:How exactly do you do itInterstellar warfare is the blood andbones of military SF, but how doyou run a war in space? Given thephysical limits of communication,how does a general direct a war? Andwhat are we fighting over anyway?Planets? Wormholes? The HorseheadNebulae? Join our panelists as theydiscuss this basic topic.M. D’Ambrosio, B. Fawcett,R. Garfinkle, D. Garrison,J. Plaxco, M. Shepherd-MoscoeWalnut (N24)Cosplay:What Is It and Can I Play Too?A look at Cosplay, which is a notonly a kind of costume creationrelated to anime. From the simpleto the fantastic, this new area ofcostuming offers something foreveryone. See what the buzzis about and get some ideas forcreating Cosplay costumes.K. Finkle, R. O’Connor-Rose,L. YaegerBallroom C (C6)Bill and Brenda Sutton ConcertThese veteran, highly-decoratedfilkers have finally been restationedto our local area. Comesee why they’re so well-known.Lilac BD (Q22)ISFiC Board MeetingThe annual meeting of the ISFiCBoard, which runs WindyCon, isopen to all comers.ISFiC Suite1500Duff AuctionBallroom AB (C9)Helping the TroopsPanelists tell different ways ofsupporting and helping our troops inaction. From paperbacks to knittedcaps, there’s something we all can do.V. Bone, M. D’Ambrosio, L. Darrow,R. Karp, M.Z. WilliamsonWalnut (N24)Warrior QueensNo, not Xena; but women generalsaren’t an invention of the 20thcentury. Notable women in historyhave defended cities, plannedengagements, and even occasionallyled armies. Join us for a quickhistory of military women.K. Hughes, D. Kuczwara,T. Sullivan, S. Stolze, S. WaitsmanBallroom C (C6)Why Do We Always FightGiant Bugs?Because they’re icky and scary andit’s easy to add giant insects to thestoryline and get a good shiver fromthe reader. But how do the bugsfeel about it? Join our panelists asthey discuss developing truly aliencreations, not just monsters withsix legs. Can purely energy beingsexist? Could the “hive” mentalityevolve? Are the Borg for real?F. Gehm, T. Kosmatka, R. Neumeier,N. Pollotta, M. Shepard-MoscoeCypress B (P17)Carrie Dahlby ConcertFresh from the FuMP, she’s joining usthis weekend to bring her humor andparody music to entertain the staff.Lilac BD (Q22)SATURDAY 1300 - 150023

GAMINGGamingGrand Ballroom DGaming will begin 1800ish Friday, we’ll be doinglightning setups to get rolling, until wheneverwe all die.If it isn’t 24 hours then we’ll re openaround 0900-1000 the following morning.We’d like to stress that this year we’re going totry to keep our voices down so that other playersmight enjoy their experiences while getting usedto everyone being all in one room again.PartiesAttention all recruits! After a long day oftraining, everyone needs a little R&R so headinto town and check out the parties! As usual,we will be presenting awards to the parties thathave worked extra hard to win your votes. Thisyear the categories are:- Best Overall Party- Best Military/USO Décor- Best non-Military Décor- Best Drink- Best Friday Night PartyAs usual, members who are gaming are to be remindedthat badges are needed, if we can’t see it outright expectto be asked for it.Several games are going to be there.- Classic Battle Tech- Dragonstorm Demos- Starhero DemosGozer Games: Collateral DamageYou take the role of a gang boss trying to take over NeoJapan. You command a group of typical characters fromromantic comedy anime. You can direct them to battle itout in a city, but watch out! Characters can fall in love, andmay then ignore your orders and instead follow their loveacross the board, battling it out for their love’s affection.All final times & updates will be posted outside of gaming.Computer GamingBoardroomFriday 2000 - 0200 All agesSaturday 1100 - 1300 Kids games only1300 - 0200 All agesSunday 1100 - 1300 Kids games only,1300 - 1500 All agesNote: We will not be monitoring what games the kids areplaying during the all ages hours.You can find ballots and collection boxes on each partyfloor Please make sure to write your badge number on theballots, you only get one vote!Some of the groups throwing parties this year includeFriday• Capricon 29• ISFiC Press: When Diplomacy Fails• Randomly Occuring Cocktail HourSaturday• Barfleet: Cadet Cruise• Chicago Worldcon Bid 2012• Duckon/Seattle Worldcon Bid 2011• Furp is Back from Iraq• Lane Tech Centennial• Randomly Occurring Cocktail Hour• Reno Worldcon Bid 2011Rules to keep in mind while you are enjoying your R&R• The legal drinking age in Illinois is 21 and the partieswill be checking IDs at the door. If you plan on drinking,plan on having your ID with you.• The Weston is a non-smoking hotel. Period. If you wantto light up, take it outside.• This is a brand new hotel. Please be respectful and find agarbage can for your empty cups and bottles.• And please remember, if it is illegal in the non-conventionworld, it is illegal in the convention world as well.Laura DombrowskiR&R Coordinator24

1530Tom Smith ConcertHe’s been on sick leave sinceJune; now he’s fully recovered andfunnier than ever!Lilac BD (Q22)Trivia for ChocolateDr. Strangelove EditionS. SilverFilms (H6)16:00Magic Encounters ofthe Mental KindLee Darrow presents his perenniallypopular display and explanation ofhypnotism, what is is and what is isn’t.L. DarrowBallroom AB (C9)SF 9/11This panel looks at military SFwriting and how it is written, readand accepted since the terroristattacks of 2001. Can authors dothings that weren’t permissiblebefore the World Trade Centerfell? How does today’s military SFcompare to that published earlier,during the height of the Cold War?P. Eisenstein, N. Rest, J. Ringo,S. A. Swann, K. WilliamsWalnut (N24)1632, 1633, 1634Eric Flint’s new alternate historyseries is surprisingly popular,given that it takes place duringone of the least known (in the US)periods of history, the beginningsof the Thirty Years’ War. What isthe attraction to this setting?B. Blackwood, E. Flint, R. Green,J. Rittenhouse, R. Neumeier,T. WeisskopfBallroom C (C6)Better Than the BookMovie adaptations are notorious forbeing worse than the book, but thereare a few that are actually better.Panelists discuss films, other thanLord of the Rings or Harry Potter.Find some forgotten gems or seewhich book you don’t need to read!T. Bucknell, D. Goldfelder, J. Liss,M. Thomas, S. WaitsmanCypress B (P17)1700FIAWOLJoin fans to discuss their love offandom and how it contributes to(or is) their life’s blood. Do we stillneed to have cons with the Internetand text messaging? Will the nextgeneration change fandom?T. Lichtenstein Bogolub, V. Hoski,M. Lyn-Waitsman, K. Williams,L. Zeldes SmithWalnut (N24)Becoming BaenPanelists relate the developmentof Baen Publishing as a major SFpublisher. What makes a “Baen”author? How did military SF becomea specialty of Baen?E. Flint, PC Hodgell, D. Mattingly,M. Resnick, T. Weisskopf,M.Z. WilliamsonBallroom C (C6)Trivia for ChocolateSteven Silver presents the popular“throw candy at them” game show,where audience members guessthe answers to sf trivia in return forchocolate. The one with the mostcandy wins — wrappers don’tcount, so if you ate it before thegame was over, hope it was good.S. SilverCypress B (P17)1800Women and SexismIn the Future MilitaryToday’s military is slowly workingits way to gender equality, but it hasa long way to go. Future militarySF assumes equality and goes fromthere. Or does it really? Join ourpanelists as they discuss womenin the military and their future andhow it changes/has changed.M. D’Ambrosio, L. Dombrowski,P. Eisenstein, D. Garrison,T. Sullivan, R. Weber, R. YantisWalnut (N24)What Books ShouldI Have Read This Year?Panelists fill you in on what youshould have been reading this year,in all areas of speculative fiction,not just military SF. They discussground-breaking new ideas, wellwrittenolder ones and those thatare just plain fun.K. Edwards, R. Horton,J. Robertson, L. Thomas,M. ThomasBallroom C (C6)Muster for the Camouflage Drill(Masquerade Rehearsal)The participants in the CamouflageDrill should gather in Lilac AC(N22) to prepare their costumesand practice walking through thefacility for the Drill in Lilac BD(Q22).Lilac AC (N22)Chicago 2012 (2 hours)Chicago’s Worldcon bid informationand fun. Never mind the Olympics,we’ll get Chicago first.Cypress B (P17)SATURDAY 1530 - 180025

HAS MOVED - - BACK TOCHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOISWe’re still on Thanksgiving WeekendNovember 28 – 30, 2008Our Guests are:Author Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn NyeFan Guest of Honor: Carl PearsonToastmaster: Frank KaliszThere’s more information on our

1900Guerrilla WarfareWhen you can’t fight ‘em standingup, sneak up behind and get them inthe back. Does it enable a weakeror less well-armed force to fight onsomewhat level ground? Why is itso successful, or at least, so hard tofight against? Are depictions of it infiction realistic or wishful-thinkingand how do you write about it?K. Dockery, L. Freund, R. Karp,R. Martinek, J. Ringo, M.Z. WilliamsonWalnut (N24)Building a Military SF LibraryWhat are the great books of militarySF? What does any aspiring militarySF writer need to have in a referencecollection? Panelists tell you.B. Blackwood, R. Green, V. Hoski,N. Pollotta, S.A. Swann,D. UnderwoodBallroom C (C6)20:00Camouflage Drill (Masquerade)WindyCon SFB is delighted topresent an exhibition by some ofthe finest experts in camouflage foryour entertainment and education.It’s important to be able to blendin wherever you go, be it a cantinaon Tatooine or while traversingMordor. Our participants will showyou how it’s done. While our panelof judges determines the winnersof our competition, you’ll beentertained by Tom Smith, one ofthe funniest musicians in sciencefictionfandom (at least!). So don’tleave until you find out who won!Lilac BD (Q22)Hypnotism, What’s It Really AboutLee Darrow presents a differentview of mind magic in this latenight panel.L. DarrowCypress B (P17)Building Future WeaponsPanelists spec out the perfectfuture weapons — power source,portability, use in battle. Join ourpanelists as they redesign the armyof today into the army of the future.K. Dockery, E. Flint, L. FreundM. Shepard-Moscoe, D. WilliamsWalnut (N24)Civilian/Military Culture GapSometimes it seems as if the militaryand the civilians live in alternaterealities. We don’t understand themand they don‘t understand us. Joinour panelists in a gentle look at thetwo cultures and how they interact.K. Hughes, F. Murray,M. D’Ambrosio, R. Martinek,J. Ringo, K. Swails, R. YantisBallroom C (C6)Toyboat ConcertFilk meets punk meets heavymetal. Hang onto your covers!(That’s “hats” for those of you stillspeaking civilian.)E. Coleman, D. Gunderson,J. Neerenberg, M. NixonBallroom AB (C9)2100Gather ‘Round the Reactor CoreFans gather to swap stories of oldtimes and high adventures. Havea funny story, something greatto share? Join in and have somefannish fun.Walnut (N24)Open FilkDescription: Music until dawn oruntil the MPs shut us downBallroom AB (C9)2200,WindyCon FSB’s USO DanceWith tunes spun by “DJ Clash”Dance the night away, Andremember to watch the skies!Lilac AC (N22)SUNDAY10:00Midgets and Mercenaries:The Vorkosigan UniverseLois McMaster Bujold has aunique take on military SF. Herprotagonist couldn’t pass the mostbasic physical, can’t follow ordersto save his life, and thinks the bestplans are made up on the spot. Whyis Miles Vorkosigan so appealingand popular? Is this really militarySF or SF with rank attached?J. Helfers, K. Hughes, R. Karp,N. Price, A. RosewarneBallroom AB (C9)Mistakes That Go BoomThink you can use that invisibilityshield? Do you really want to startup that doomsday weapon? Whatcan go wrong will go wrong — andour panelists tell you all about it.N. Pollotta, M. Shepherd-Moseoc,S.A. SwannWalnut (N24)Maim ‘Em RightHow much damage can yourcharacters take? What will thatnerve blaster actually do? Panelistsdiscuss what SF weapons actuallydo and how real bodies react tothem. If you’re gonna maim em,maim ‘em right.L. Freitag, R. Green, PC Hodgell,R. Martinek, R. Neumeier, J. RingoBallroom C (C6)Archive It! That’s an OrderJoin librarians and authors as theypresent an insightful look at writingand preserving works, both finaland in process. What do they keepand how do they keep it? How hasthe digital world changed the workof an archivist?E. Flint, V. Hoski, E.E. Knight,L. ThomasCypress B (P17)SATURDAY 1900 - SUNDAY 100027

Capricon 29 PresentsFebruary 19-22, 2009Books! Panels! Filk! Movies! Chicago’s Best Consuite! Anime! Gaming! Parties!Merit Badges! Yes, Merit Badges!Author guest of honorSharon ShinnCrawford Award Winner and Two-Time Campbell Award NomineeArtist Guest of HonorGary LippincottChesley Award WinnerSpecial Filk GuestsSally and Barry Childs-HeltonMembers of Wild MercyFan Guest of HonorChristian McGuireChairman, LACon IVThe 2006 WorldconSpecial NASA GuestBryan PalaszewskiNASA Glenn Research CenterCapricon 29 is moving to a new campground!Westin Chicago North Shore601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090847-777-6560$103 per night, King / Queen-Queen, Single thru QuadPre-registration:$45 until December 31, 2008$55 January 1, 2009-January 31, 2009$70 thereafter and at-the-doorThe fine print: Rates are subject to change without

11:00Arcturus Knitting CircleArcturus Knitters Guild — Weprovide a room, you bring the yarn.WindyCon will hold the first meetingof the Arcturus Knitters Guild thisyear. All are welcome, just bringyour needles and yarn. Maybe knitsomething for the troops?Ballroom AB (C9)Future Combat: Hearts andMinds or Body Count?What will be the goals oftomorrow’s military forces? Todayit’s a mixed bag of winning overpeople, putting the right people incharge and getting some good P.R.with the locals. Oh yes, gain someground too. Will these ideas stillbe the same with future wars andweapons? If you can just shatter theplanet, do you need to win it over?M. D’Ambrosio, D. GarrisonC. Gerrib, R. Karp, R. Martinek,S.A. SwannWalnut (N24)Genetic WeaponsSF has long imagined the meldingof human and machine, but withnanotechnology and geneticengineering, is it closer than wethink? What is really possible inthe near future? How far is thedistant future of the cyborg?T. Kosmatka, A. Rudolph,R. Neumeier, M. Shepard-MoscoeK. SwailsBallroom C (C6)Virtue and the“Best” Novel of the YearPanelists review the various“best” novels for the past severalyears and how the award-winnerswere chosen. What are the awardssaying by making a novel the“best?” Do these ideas reflect faninterests and concerns?R. Horton, L. Thomas, M. Thomas,J. Robertson, S. SilverCypress B (P17)12:00Selling Space With Space Art(slideshow)J. PlaxcoBallroom AB (C9)Healthy Skepticism vs.Conspiracy TheoryThe Internet is the joy of conspiracytheorists and those who just like to passon those scary emails about shampooand cancer. What’s real and what’sreally far out? How do you tell thedifference? Find out what you shouldworry about and what you can ignore.S.T. Clemmons, R. Garfinkle,K. Hughes, R. Karp, M. Resnick,N. Rest, K,. SwailsWalnut (N24)War Rhinocerotes: Does FantasyGet a Pass on Military History?Do fans expect more realism ofmilitary SF and less from fantasy(aside from the mages, that is). Isthis because military SF attractsa more critical readership thanfantasy? Or do fantasy readers putup with bad military stuff becauseit’s all there is?B. Fawcett, D. Garrison,P. Sayre McCoy, S. Silver,T. TrumpinskiBallroom C (C6)Reading and Altering a Pattern(2 hours)You have your fabric and pattern, butnow what do you do? This is the basicson how to read a pattern packageto determine the appropriate size,amount and type of fabric needed,trim and accessories needed, and skilllevel. It will also look at laying out apattern correctly and making simpleadjustments for length. Finally, itwill look at all those funny marks onthe pattern pieces and help you learnhow to decipher them.S. Edmunds, S. Finkle, B. Knoll,D. Luth, L. O’Connor,R. O’Connor-Rose, L. YaegerCypress B (P17)13:00Big Guns, Big Suit : What ElseCan You Put on a Cover?“Classic” sf covers had their look,and it seems that much of military sfdoes too. People in big battle armoredsuits, holding big guns while thingsexplode all around them. Why theconformity? Marketing decisions?Artists really like that armor?E. Flint, J. Hines, D. MattinglyBallroom AB (C9)Space Battles Are Not Sea BattlesOne of the trends in military SF isthe “Jack Aubrey in Space” type,but our panelists show why this isn’tthe best model for a space fightingforce. Space isn’t the ocean andspace battles aren’t just sea battlesin a dry, airless environment.B. Fawcett, C. Gerrib, R. Martinek,M. Shepard-Moscoe, D. WilliamsWalnut (N24)My Favorite New AuthorEach year a number of new authorsare published, but how do you knowwhich ones are worth reading? Ourpanelists make their pitch for theirfavorite new author.K. Edwards, R. Green, R. Horton,L. Thomas, M. ThomasBallroom C (C6)Pattern Drafting, Alteringand Draping the Body (cont.)Creating and modifying patterns. forfitting real-world bodies, average andplus size, including materials to use.S. Edmunds, D. Luth, L. O’Connor,R O’Connor-Rose, L. YaegerCypress B (P17)14:00Change of CommandBase Commander Rick Watersonmeets with us again to review theweekend’s activities, hand out variousmedals and awards, and to let youknow what to expect in the future.Lilac (P21)SUNDAY 1100 - 140029

FILMSWith the theme of Military Science Fiction, thisyear’s film program tries to show a variety ofdifferent facets of the genre. There are films setin the distant future and some set in recent history.There are some where battle is the only option andthose where the protagonists try to maintain thepeace. Overall we try to be ….ahem…“Fair andBalanced” without causing too much “Shock andAwe”. Enjoy the shows!Friday2200 - Indiana Jones andthe Kingdom of the Crystal SkullIn this fourth installment of the Indiana Jones series (what’sa trilogy plus one?), Indy pairs up with Marion and MuttWilliams to find the mysterious and powerful crystal skulland keep it out of the hands of the Irina Spalko and theevil Soviet Union.0000 - V for VendettaHugo Weaving and Natalie Portman star in this futuretale of a totalitarian Great Britain. Evey Hammond findsherself embroiled in a plot with the mysterious V to bringdown the fascist government.Saturday1000 - Starship TroopersIn Heinlein’s America, you earn your citizenship throughmilitary service. That’s what Rico does, following his highschool sweetheart, and finds himself battling the Bugs, analien race that has invaded Earth. He fights for his country,his planet, and his life.1200 - Of Gods and MenIt’s 2306, 12 years after James T. Kirk disappeared into theNexus. The rest of the crew have moved on to rewarding careersin Starfleet. One day, when they all get together to dedicate anew ship, they find themselves on one more mission.1330 - DiscussionQ&A of Of Gods and Men with Walter Koenig1400 - Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned toStop Worrying and Love the BombDuring the Cold War, Air Force General Jack D. Rippergoes a little funny in the head and decides to destroy theSoviet Union directly. This, as it happens, is a bad idea.1530 - Trivia for ChocolateSubject: Dr. Strangelove. Presented by S. Silver.1830 - Shrek the ThirdWhen the king of Far, Far Away dies, Shrek, with the helpof Donkey and Puss in Boots, must find another heir orhe’ll end up being king. Meanwhile, Fiona and her princessfriends get together to fend off the jilted Prince Charmingwho tries to make a play for the kingdom.2000 - Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry’s fifth year at Hogwarts is the hardest yet. Voldemortis getting stronger, and the Ministry of Magic has takenover and the reprehensible Dolores Umbridge is in charge.Despite all this, Harry still manages to be a kid and fightevil at the same time.2230 - Iron ManTony Stark, after being captured by terrorists, develops animpenetrable suit that turns him into a superhero. Whenhe returns home, he discovers that his company has beenselling weapons to the terrorists, so he uses the suit to goback to Afghanistan and make things right.0030 (Sunday) - Tank GirlTank Girl and her friends stand against the totalitarianWater & Power, the mega corporation that controls all thewater on earth. After stealing a Tank and a Jet from W&P,and meeting some mutant kangaroo/humans, they worktogether to bring the evil corporation down.Sunday1000 - Indiana Jones andthe Kingdom of the Crystal SkullSee Friday 22001200 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryThe Klingons need the Federation to survive, so theynegotiate a peace treaty. Kirk opposes this treaty since hecannot forgive the Klingons for his son’s death. Still, hemust escort the Klingon peace envoy. When the Klingonambassador is assassinated, Kirk and McCoy are convictedof the crime. Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew mustprove their innocence and keep the peace effort on track.1400 - StargateWhen Egyptologists find some mysterious symbols in anunderground military base, they discover a portal, called theStargate, to another galaxy. Air Force Colonel Jack O’Neilland his crew go through the Stargate and discover a kingdomled by an evil being named Ra, who has some evil plans forEarth. Jack must escape capture, find a way to get backthrough the Stargate, and save the Earth from destruction.1600 - AliensSigourney Weaver returns in this excellent sequel to the sci-fi/horror classic. Now, instead of one alien, there is a whole planetfull of them. Ripley must kick some alien butt to save herself,her shipmates, and any colonists who’ve managed to survive.30

35 Places to EatWithout Crossing the Street!This is just a short list of all the great places to eat in thearea. For a complete list of over 100 dining establishments,please stop by our information desk, or you can find ouronline version at foodguide.memnison.comFood Guide researched and written by:Kathy Horning & Jim RittenhouseInside the HotelHarry Caray’sSteakhouse630-953-3400F & SA 5pm - 11pm, SU 4pm - 9pmReservations / Call Ahead SeatingSandwiches $10-17; Entrees $ Mackerel!Seafood630-953-3444F & SA 4pm - 11pm, SU 4pm - 9pmReservations / Call Ahead SeatingSandwiches $9-18 (L); Entrees $11-19 (L) $14-65(D)holymackerelseafood.comNext to the HotelTargetDecent sized grocery department.630-495-9560M-Sa 8a-10p, Su 8a-9pPizza Hut ExpressPre-made personal pizzas and sandwiches.630-495-9560M-Sa 8a-10p, Su 8a-9pStarbucksInside the TargetCoffee and Pastry630-495-9560M-Sa 8a-10p, Su 8a-9pInside Yorktown MallLimited to Mall HoursM - SA 10am - 9pm, SU 11am - 6pmArby’sFast Food / Sandwiches630-268-8100Sandwiches $2-5www.arbys.comAuntie Anne’sFast Food / Soft Pretzels630-627-4513Pretzels $3-4www.auntieannes.comCaribou CoffeeCoffee and Pastry, Breakfast630-424-8754cariboucoffee.comCharley’s Grilled SubsFast Food / Sub SandwichesSandwiches: $5-8CinnabonFast Food / Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee & PastryCoffee and cinnamon rolls $3-5www.cinnabon.comDairy QueenFast Food / Frozen TreatsSoft Serve ice cream $2-6Hot Dog LadyFast Food /SandwichesSandwiches: $3-6Kato’s BBQ & GrillFast Food / Pan Asian630-889-8028Entrees $4-6McDonald’sFast Food / BurgersSandwiches $ ExpressFast Food / Chinese630-620-9873F & SA 10am -9pm, SU 11am - 6pmEntrees $ Guide31

Sakkio Japan (a/k/a Sarku)Fast Food / Japanese630-620-9379Entrees $3-7www.sarkujapan.comSbarroFast Food Italian630-495-2776Sandwiches $4-8; Entrees $5-8Also serves pizza (whole and by the slice)www.sbarro.comSubwayFast Food / Sub SandwichesSandwiches $3-8Taco BellFast Food / MexicanTacos/Burritos $1-4; Salads $5-6Yogen FruzFast Food / Frozen TreatsFrozen yogurt; $3-6Attached to Yorktown MallWith Outside EntrancesSo they have their own hours.Adobo GrillMexican630-627-9990F & SA 11am - 11pm, SU 11am -9pmEntrees $13-22www.adobogrill.comBoudin BakeryUpscale Fast Food / Specialty Sandwiches,Bakery, Breakfast630-691-1849Sandwiches $6-$10; Entrees $7-$ Tuscan GrilleItalian630-424-1515F & SA 11am - 11pm, SU 11am -10pmSandwiches $10-14; Entrees $ Wine BarUpscale American, Late Night Kitchen630-627-6666F & SA 11:30am - 2am, SU 12p - 11pmSandwiches $9-10; Entrees $12-22www.docwinebarchicago.comEd Debevic’sDiner630-495-1700F & SA 11am - 10pm, SU 11am - 9pmTake Out TaxiSandwiches $6-10; Entrees $7-11 Harbor CaféCasual Dining, Breakfast630-792-0724Daily 6:30am-2pmSandwiches $8-10; Entrees $ Dave’s BBQ630-620-6363F & SA 11am - 10pm, SU 11am - 8pmTake Out TaxiSandwiches $8-10; Entrees $9-19www.famousdaves.comFlat Top GrillMongolian BBQ, Breakfast630-652-3700F 11:00am-10:30pm, SA 9:00am-10:30pm, SU 9:00am-9:30pmEntrees $9 (L) $14 (D)Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 9-12www.flattopgrill.comLucky Strike LanesEclectic Bar Food, Late Night Kitchen630-916-8681Sandwiches $7-15; Entrees $7-15Reservations / Call Ahead SeatingF 11:30am-2am (over 21 only after 9), SA 11am-2am (over21 only after 9), SU 11am-11:30pm (Over 18 only after 9)www.bowlluckystrike.comRA Sushi BarSushiF & SA 11am-11pm, SU 11am-10pmSushi bar $4-22; Entrees $7-12 (l), $15-25 (d)Take Out Taxiwww.benihana.comFood Guide33

Food GuideMall OutlotIt’s a big lotYou may want to use the shuttlebus.Buca di BeppoFamily Style Italian630-932-7673F & SA 11am - 11pm, SU 11am -9pmReservations / Call Ahead SeatingSandwiches $10-12 (L); Entrees $10-15(L), $10-30 (D)Take Out Taxiwww.bucadibeppo.comCapitol GrilleSteakhouse630-627-9800F & SA 5pm - 11pm, SU 4pm - 9pmReservations / Call Ahead SeatingEntrees $23-45www.thecapitalgrille.comClaim JumperUpscale American630-932-4290F & SA 11am - 11pm, SU 11am - 10pmTake Out TaxiSandwiches $10-15; Entrees $10-31www.claimjumper.comFrankie’s DeliItalian deli.Sandwiches, salads and some grocery items.630-627-7977M-F 9am-8:30pm, Sa 9am-5pm, Su 11am-4:30pmRock BottomBrew Pub, Late Night Kitchen630-424-1550F & SA 11am - 2am, SU 11am - 1amSandwiches $9-$11; Entrees $12-$23www.rockbottom.com34

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