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ConQuesT 40
May 22-24, 2009 — Memorial Day Weekend 

Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee Street 
Kansas City, Missouri, USA 64108  
Reservations Phone:  816-421-1234

Saturday 10:00am Empire 1 Is a blog a fanzine?
What are the similarities between a blog and a fanzine and what is different?

Saturday 01:00pm Empire 3 Not my Con Monkey-boy!
Fan run Conventions and why don't some people get it?

Sunday 11:00am Empire 3 Magic required: Religion in Fantasy.
Religion and Fantasy, how do they mesh?

Sunday 01:00pm Empire 2 METAWhatever, where is my book?
Publishing is changing. What direction will it take? From Print to
Audio to Internetz.

Sunday 03:00 PM Empire 2 Playing God
Participate in a collaborative world-building exercise.

"Teaching the Nature of Science through Pseudoscience"
Friday, June 19, 2009, 7 PM

The University of Pittsburgh Public Lecture Series in Astronomy at Allegheny Observatory.
For reservations phone: 412-321-2400

2009 MENSA Annual Gathering

The Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 
Reservations Phone: (412) 281-7100

"Teaching the Nature of Science through Pseudoscience"
Thursday, July 2 10:30am - 11:30am

Richard Feynman said, "Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself." What can we learn from common scientific misconceptions? Eggs standing on end at the equinox, UFO cults, astrology, the Mayan 2012 doomsday scenario, faked lunar landings, bigfoot and other questionable things discussed in the light.

"Getting the Science Right"
Friday, July 3 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Editors are crying for hard-SF, but new writers tend to shy away from writing it, afraid they don't have the proper background. Diane will give science fiction writers the latest scoop on rocket propulsions, space elevator technology, time travel, robotics, parallel universes, trends in weapons and communication systems, flying cars , exo-solar planetary research and other cutting edge science topics, including how to build believable aliens.

The Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Workshop for Young Writers Public Reading, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 5155 Route 30 Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 832-0622, 7:30 PM, Wednesday, July  22, 2009 

July 24 - 26, 2009

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport
8402 University Boulevard
Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108 
Reservations Phone: 412-329-1400