Just signed up for 9Pi-Con this summer!

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I’ve just registered and booked my room for 9Pi-Con, “The friendliest little convention in New England,” which is being held from July 31 – August 2, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

Although the programming hasn’t been announced yet, I can promise the slate will be diverse and interesting, covering all aspects of geekery from science, technology and film to writing, artistry and games (real-world games, but yes, gaming, too). If you want to get a sense of what Pi-Con is all about, check out my round-up article from 2014.

Pi-Con is a great way to learn new things (or deepen your understanding of things you already know) and make new friends—and it’s reasonably priced (a one-day ticket is less than the price of a night at the movies for two people). Come and join the fun! Everything you need to know: http://pi-con.org/

Below, “The Panel in the Pool” has been a Pi-Con staple for many years.

50 8PI-Con The Panel in the Pool is just what it sounds like: a Panel in the Pool, swimsuits and backstrokes included! This year’s topic was Aliens of the Seas, moderated by Jeff Warner (8Pi-Con Chair) and Guest of Awesome Justine Graykin. From the program guide: “Recent reports from neurobiologists on the results of genomic sequencing of comb jellyfish reveal that Ctenophores are from a different branch of the Earthly evolutionary tree. “Parallel Evolution of a Nervous System but with a completely different chemical language, evolving independently from the rest of the animal kingdom.” So, what does this portend for Extremophiles that might be living in the Oceans of Enceladus? Or Carl Sagan & Edwin Salpeter’s Gasbags of Jupiter?(an idea that both Ben Bova and Iain Banks, liked, grabbed, and ran with) Join us Floaters, Sinkers, and Punters in a giant container of DiHydrogen Monoxide as we generate lots of hot air!”

The Panel in the Pool is just what it sounds like: a Panel in the Pool, swimsuits and backstrokes included! This year’s topic was Aliens of the Seas, moderated by Jeff Warner (8Pi-Con Chair) and Guest of Awesome Justine Graykin. From the program guide: “Recent reports from neurobiologists on the results of genomic sequencing of comb jellyfish reveal that Ctenophores are from a different branch of the Earthly evolutionary tree. “Parallel Evolution of a Nervous System but with a completely different chemical language, evolving independently from the rest of the animal kingdom.” So, what does this portend for Extremophiles that might be living in the Oceans of Enceladus? Or Carl Sagan & Edwin Salpeter’s Gasbags of Jupiter?(an idea that both Ben Bova and Iain Banks, liked, grabbed, and ran with) Join us Floaters, Sinkers, and Punters in a giant container of DiHydrogen Monoxide as we generate lots of hot air!”

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About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, is a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her horror novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

Posted on February 16, 2015, in News, The Writing Life and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hola Kristi, This sounds cool. I just noticed how long you been blogging. Long time. Me too, since 2005 (blog says 2006 but some are copied from 2005 blog). I lost so many friends because of my blogging. I pissed off a lot of people. I don’t care. I believe in speaking my mind. No turning back, no reason to do so.

    Julie and Puzzle

    • Hi Julie! It’s great to hear from you! I get all your posts in my email, and yes, I read them. I like how your blog is a story of your journey. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. I’m just not a comment person. Thank you for reading and stay in touch! I will keep following all of you and Puzzle’s adventures.

      Kristi

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