Jeff Beeler is a librarian and resident of Ontario, Canada. He has often been on the concom of ConFusion.
Saturday April 22nd, 2006
The Pit 10:00 am - 1 hour - Intro to Penguicon: Geek, Fan, or Both? - Tracy Worcester, Shay VanZwoll, Jeff Beeler, Seth Breidbart, Rob Landley - Are you new to conventions? A guide for newbies for surviving and thriving in a convention atmosphere. This is the panel that answers the questions: where to go? What to see? and what to do? AND, anything you want to know.
The Pit 4:00 pm - 1 hour - Warfare in SF - Jeff Beeler, John Scalzi, Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts - Which authors, past and present, do the best job of looking at warfare in a science fiction context? What's most important: that it is convincing, that it is plausible, or something else entirely?
Sunday April 23rd, 2006
The Pit 11:00 am - 1 hour - Not Just for Kids: Young Adult Fiction - Tracy Worcester, Jeff Beeler, Bill Kolasa, Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts - Some of the best science fiction and fantasy around has protagonists less than 18 years old. Just because Borders puts it in the kids section doesn't mean these aren't books you will want to read.
Renaissance C1 12:00 pm - 1 hour - Best SF Books of 2005 - Jeff Beeler, John Scalzi, Tobias Buckell, Karl Schroeder - What were the outstanding works of 2005? What are the titles to look for, and who are the authors to watch?