Howard’s Linucon Schedule

The overall Linucon Schedule has been posted. My participation is as follows:

3:00pm-4:00pm — The Art Show opens. I’ll have a 4’x4′ display space with about a dozen originals up for the auction. The show runs all weekend, closing its doors at 3:30 Sunday.
4:00pm-5:00pm — Opening Ceremonies. I’ll be there with Wil Wheaton, Eric Raymond, Eric Flint, and Steve Jackson.
5:30pm-6:30pm — “Celebrity Munchkin”. Steve Jackson, Wil Wheaton, Eric Raymond, Eric Flint and I all play “Munchkin” to determine which GoH is the biggest munchkin. I’m betting it’s either Steve or Wil, but you know I’ll give them a run for my money.
7:30pm-8:00pm — they’re making Ovalqwik-flavored Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in the Con Suite. You know I’ll be there.
10:00pm-11:00pm — “Obligatory Linux vs. Microsoft” panel. Ah, my old Novell life rears its head. You know I’ll be able to say what I REALLY think here, of course.

10:00am-11:00am –” Linux on the Desktop” with Cathy Raymond.
11:30am-12:30pm — “Introduction to Geek Culture” panel with Cathy Raymond and Wil Wheaton.
2:30pm-3:30pm — “Hacking Food” panel with Jay “Tron Guy” Maynard. I’ll be making Chupaquesos.
4:00pm-5:00pm — “How to Draw” panel. Dunno who’s on this with me. Apparently I’ve fooled the world into thinking that at some point in the last four years I’ve learned to draw.
5:30pm-6:30pm — Art Show Tour. Lemme show off my stuff to you, so you can pay top dollar for my Schlock. Like this one or maybe a nice F’Sherl-Ganni.
7:00pm-8:00pm — “How to Write” panel with Rie Sheridan and Lawrence Person.
8:00pm-9:30pm — The Masquerade… I’ll be one of the judges (insert evil grin here).
11:30pm-12:30am — I’m going to sit in on the “Hosting a Webcomic” panel. I’m not a hosting expert, but I’d like to see what’s getting said here.

10:00am-11:00am — “Novell, GroupWise, and Linux.” My old schtick, with some new twists. “Ex-Novell insider” the program book calls me.
11:30am-12:30pm — “Schlock Mercenary.” This is my “everything you wanted to know about the Schlockiverse” panel. Or something like that.
1:00pm-2:30pm — The Banquet. It’s at kind of an odd time, but this is where a few select guests get to pay for the chance to eat with the Guests of Honor.
3:30pm-4:00pm — Art Show Closes. I’ll be there to collect my paycheck (insert hopeful smile).
4:00pm-5:00pm — “Feedback Session” for the convention. I’m pretty sure I’ll be there.

Looking this over…. man, am I ever booked. During my copious free time I’ll be meeting with fans, shmoozing with fellow guests, and hopefully sitting in the Dealer’s Room next to hawklady doing original artwork for buttons. I need to figure out where those slices are, because they’re pretty short, as far as I can tell.

Regardless, I’m really looking forward to this.


5 thoughts on “Howard’s Linucon Schedule”

  1. You forgot, Stu wants to corner you for a few minutes as well.

    I’m also trying to make sure that I’m in Austin WELL before time so I can pick you guys up at the airport without a problem.


    1. Hi-larious fun in the making!

      5:30pm-6:30pm — “Celebrity Munchkin”.

      Wait a minute…

      Do the convention organizers really expect a five person game of munchkin played with an audience and with players including Wil Wheaton, Steve Jackson and Yourself to last a mere 60 minutes?

      If they truly expect that to happen you’ll have to sneak Plasma Cannon cards from the SpaceMunchkin: Clown Wars expansion set into the deck.

      It’s required. Use stealth and guile. Cheat if you must. Heck, keep one in your pocket and use a “Cheat” Card to equip it. Just get your card in on that game, especially if its out-of-genre for the card set.

      I wager it wouldn’t take much prompting to get the gathered crowd of lookie-loos to participate with a collective “Ominous Hummmmmmmmmmmm.”.

      1. Re: Hi-larious fun in the making!

        Considering the guests involved don’t have their dinner breaks until after the game, it might go a bit faster than expected 🙂

        I could provide Howard with a near-unlimited supply of cheater buttons. They’re not just fashion accessories! They’re get-to-dinner-first assistors!

      2. Re: Hi-larious fun in the making!

        I think people might pay money for a video of this match-up.

        I suspect one or two of the participants may be out of his depth with the likes of Steve Jackson, Wil Wheaton, and Howard.

        As far as how long it takes, that is true. I usually alot two hours when I run a Munchkin or Star Munchkin game at a con, 1 hour for Munchkin Fu. If you mix in Munchkin Blender it usually speeds things up a bit, but combining different genres of Munchkin usually make it go a little slower. I would hope that with Howard playing, they’ll use Star Munchkin, maybe with Blender mixed in.

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