2012 Schedule

 

Friday, August 31, 2012

 Time Program
10:00 a.m.

Legality of Costuming/Cosplay

We discuss the legality of images, media, and products created by fans, professionals, and companies using licensed works.

Cliff Tunnell

Hilton Room 201

11:30 a.m.

DMCA Triennial Review

Every three years, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act empowers the Library of Congress to revisit copyright policy based on public input.

TJ Mihill

Hilton Room 201

1:00 p.m.

Famous Unsolved Codes: Kryptos Sculpture and the Voynich Manuscript

Learn about two of the most famous unsolved codes: the modern enigma at CIA headquarters, and research on the centuries-old Voynich manuscript.

Elonka Dunin

Hilton Room 201

2:30 p.m.

Git Motivated! (Introduction to Git)

We describe the distributed revision control system known as “Git” and its importance to the free software movement.

Randal L. Schwartz

Hilton Room 201

4:00 p.m.

Oracle v. Google

We examine the recently decided case of Oracle v. Google and whether programming API’s can be subject to copyright.

Courtney Lytle

Hilton Room 201

5:30 p.m.

Wiretapping/Surveillance Tech Industry

We examine the burgeoning surveillance technology industry, who is buying their services, and why.

Christina Rudy, Geoff Termorshuizen

Hilton Room 201

7:00 p.m.

Discordianism and the Church of the Subgenius

Discordianism and Church of the Subgenius reject any levels of influence yet have successfully influenced every subculture since (and some before).

Adam Gorightly, Soozie the Floozie

Hilton Room 201

8:30 p.m.

Cryptography Engineering

Using cryptography successfully requires more than knowledge of the algorithms. We discuss practical strategies for use in a variety of applications.

Randal L. Schwartz, Bruce Schneier, Geoff Termorshuizen

Hilton Room 201

10:00 p.m.

WriteSex/Tantric Tentacles

A writer’s guide to the multitude of layers and functions of sex-positive
literature. Handling logistics of sci-fi and fantasy romance.

Sascha Illyvich, Kiernan Kelly, Stella Price, Cynnara Tregarth

Hilton Room 201

11:30 p.m.

FetLife

One of the fastest growing alternative adult social sites-We cover risks and rewards of putting your personal life online when you’re “different”.

Romily, tantelle, Mushroom Puppy, twinklie, Barefoot Bill

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

Reddit Meetup

Come hang out with other users of social news aggregation website reddit.com! Meet other redditors, discuss world politics and technology.

Alex, Mutki

Hilton Room 201

11:30 a.m.

Copyright 101

How does copyright work? Do you have to register? What if someone uses your work without permission? Do it yourself or use an attorney?

Courtney Lytle

Hilton Room 201

1:00 p.m.

Global Game Jam

The World Record-holding event each January, when teams of both amateur and professional game developers meet simultaneously in dozens of countries around the world to make thousands of games in one weekend.

Elonka Dunin

Hilton Room 201

2:30 p.m.

Trust, Security, and Society

How societies induce trustworthiness and secure themselves against those who abuse trust, and how systems fail in today’s technology-driven world.

Bruce Schneier

Hilton Room 201

4:00 p.m.

Medical Dispensaries and Medical Marijuana

We discuss the legality of medical dispensaries including online dispensaries, especially with respect to medical marijuana.

Peter H. Friedman

Hilton Room 201

5:30 p.m.

CISPA, SOPA, PIPA, EPARASITE, ACTA, TPP: What is Congress Smoking?

We sort out the alphabet soup of protectionism for the content industry and let you know where it’s all going.

Bruce Schneier, Blair B. Chintella, TJ Mihill, Geoff Termorshuizen

Hilton Room 201

7:00 p.m.

Hacking 101

Hacking 101 returns for another glorious year! Just what is a hacker anyway? Culture, history, contacts, resources, and pointers for more info.

Randal L. Schwartz, jonny X

Marriott A601-A602

8:30 p.m.

10 Rules for Dealing With Police Encounters

Knowing and asserting your rights along with common sense can greatly improve the outcome of any police encounter. Documentary by flexyourrights.org.

Christina Rudy

Hilton Room 201

10:00 p.m.

Authors: Kirk’s Communicator: Where Should I Submit?

Authors and editors discuss today’s electronic market for erotic science fiction and fantasy romance: E-book vs. print, royalties, agents.

Gail Z. Martin, Kayelle Allen, Sascha Illyvich, Kiernan Kelly, Kage Alan, Stephanie Burke, Tc Blue

Hilton Room 201

11:30 p.m.

BDSM 101

Safety, consent, trust, where to find like-minded people. For those ready to log off and take the next step

Raheer, Dulocracy, Beaker83, Sirly Eric, Mushroom Puppy, twinklie, writergirl

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

Cyberwar and the Future of Cyber Conflict

The world is gearing up for cyberwar. This talk is about the technology, the players, and the political and economic incentives.

Bruce Schneier

Hilton Room 201

11:30 a.m.

Apple eBooks Lawsuit

The U.S. government accuses Apple of conspiring to fix the prices of ebooks. We discuss the case to be tried in 2013 and the implications to
authors.

Gail Z. Martin, Courtney Lytle

Hilton Room 201

1:00 p.m.

Freemasonry and The Lost Symbol

Elonka Dunin, namesake for “Nola Kaye” in Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”, talks about mysteries behind the novel and the link to Freemasonry.

Elonka Dunin

Hilton Room 201

2:30 p.m.

Defending P2P Litigation

We discuss strategies for defending against peer-to-peer and file-sharing litigation, and the legal tactics used by the content industry.

Blair B. Chintella, Andrew Norton

Hilton Room 201

4:00 p.m.

Down and Dirty Marketing for Authors

Navigating the new world of E-publishing and why print is still an important medium for any author platform. Includes: agents, contracts, royalties

Gail Z. Martin, Kayelle Allen, Sascha Illyvich, Keirnan Kelly, Cynnara Tregarth, Stephanie Burke

Hilton Room 201

5:30 p.m.

Cryptography 101

More than just about encryption, Cryptography 101 provides a broad overview of the field of cryptography, exploring historical and modern techniques.

Jim Watts

Hilton Room 201

7:00 p.m.

Webcomics

A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a successful web-based comic strip series, given by both new and established webcomic artists.

Bill Holbrook, Pete Abrams, Hunter Cressall(M), Jennie Breeden,
John Lotshaw, Darren J. Gendron, Obsidian Abnormal

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

8:30 p.m.

NDAA: Indefinite Detention

We discuss the National Defense Authorization Act, its provisions for indefinite detention, and the court case which challenged these provisions.

Blair B. Chintella, Christina Rudy, Geoff Termorshuizen

Hilton Room 201

10:00 p.m.

Hacking 201

Q&A from our panel of experts. Play “stump the hacker”, maybe you’ll win a prize! Brought to you by se2600.org.

Elonka Dunin, Randal L. Schwartz, jonny X

Hilton Room 201

**NOTE This Panel will last at least 2½ hours**

11:30 p.m.

BDSM 201

From beginner to advanced, your questions answered by our panel of experts.

Sascha Illyvich, Dulocracy, Beaker83, Sirly Eric, writergirl, Romily

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

**NOTE This Panel will last at least 1½ hours**

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

Hacking 301

Many folks quietly drinking coffee. Very quietly.

jonny X

Hilton Room 201

11:30 a.m.

Tactical SOPA Strike: How the Web Defended Itself Against Congress

Listen to some of the anti-SOPA movement architects discuss how the SOPA protests came to be and what the future of Internet Defense could look like.

Holmes Wilson, Andrew Norton

Hilton Room 201

1:00 p.m.

Writing: 50 Years into the Future

Lessons learned from panelists on how publishing has changed with the times, what has worked, what is working, and what’s on the horizon.

Gail Z. Martin, Sascha Illyvich, Kiernan Kelly, Cynnara Tregarth, Stephanie Burke

Hilton Room 201

2:30 p.m.

Wikipedia Q&A

Your Wikipedia questions answered by a major contributor as well as someone who is the subject of a major article.

Elonka Dunin

Hilton Room 201

4:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Comments

Give us your comments, questions, and ideas for future panels.

Scott M. Jones

Hilton Room 201

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