In exile from the faraway land of Cleveland, Ohio, Arthur Chenin now lives in Carson City, NV and works at the University of Nevada, Reno as a professional statistics geek. He's a long time science fiction fan having read Starship Troopers at age 9 (but he's much better now) he also enjoys gaming and history. Arthur is the local liaison for the Renovation WorldCon committee and is looking forward to having his life back when the convention is over.
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Welcome to Reno
An introduction of what to see and do in Reno by locals!
The Fannish Civil Service on Tour
Hands up all the Reno fans. We have a look at how a convention in Reno came about, by fans from out of state, and whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. We explore whether there is a floating Worldcon body of volunteers, who are brilliant no matter where they operate. If so, is this conducive to getting new volunteers and activists.
The Lord of the Rings: Assessing the Movie Trilogy
The Fellowship of the Ring premiered a decade ago to much enthusiasm. Now that we have some time to put it in perspective, how do we view the Lord of the Rings trilogy?
Introduction to Steampunk: What Is Steampunk and Why Is it so Popular?
Steampunk has been referred to as "the Future Trend of Science Fiction" but is the subgenre started by Jeter and Powers (and Gibson and Sterling) merely a return to the classics as spun by Verne and Wells? Join our panelists as they look at recent works of Steampunk, share their opinions of what makes Steampunk different from the work of the founding fathers of Science Fiction, and why the genre is so appealing.
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