When: Feb 29 – Mar 2, 2008 Where: Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA. ConDor celebrates its fifteenth year as San Diego’s longest-running science fiction & fantasy convention, with Guests of Honor Timothy Zahn (literary) and Ellen Muth (media). From the ConDor website: ConDor programming will reflect the wide variety of interests of our attendees including SF, fantasy, horror, comics, science, technology, literature, movies, television, and art. However, this year our theme is: “Death & Beyond.” A large segment of programming will cover an array of subjects within this theme in addition to other programming topics to interest everyone.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29
12:00 Noon
Terrace Room

Killing off Major Characters: How, When, and Why

Panelists: Eldon Thompson, Atanielle Rowland, Kevin Gerard, Gary Babb

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29
1:00 PM
Directors Room

Is There an Appropriate Style for Fantasy Literature?

Panelists: Allison Lonsdale, Eldon Thompson, Deborah Ross

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29
5:00 PM
Terrace Room

Location, Location, Location: How Setting Influences and Structures the Story

Panelists: Deborah Ross, Eldon Thompson, T. N. Todaro, Tamara Thorne, Traci Castleberry

SATURDAY, MARCH 1
11:00 AM
Executive Room

Defending the West: The Lord of the Rings as a War Movie

Panelists: Eldon Thompson, William Stoddard, Atanielle Rowland, Michael Underwood, Stephen Potts

SATURDAY, MARCH 1
2:00 PM
Terrace Room

The Afterlife: Different Cultures’ Concepts

Panelists: Eldon Thompson, Atanielle Rowland, Kaytee Sumida, Shweta Narayan, John Hart

SATURDAY, MARCH 1
4:00 PM
Terrace Room

Cheating the Reaper: Immortality

Panelists: Vernor Vinge, Eldon Thompson, Matt Pallamary, David Wesley, Tamara Thorne

SUNDAY, MARCH 2
10:00 AM
Terrace Room

The Hero’s Death and Revival: Christopher Vogler’s Take on The Hero’s Journey

Panelists: Eldon Thompson, Sheila Finch, Kevin Gerard, Kay Kenyon

SUNDAY, MARCH 2
1:00 PM
Terrace Room

The Afterlife: SF & Fantasy Interpretations

Panelists: Allison Lonsdale, Traci Castleberry, Marty Massoglia, Eldon Thompson

SUNDAY, MARCH 2
2:00 PM

Autographs