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Name of Event
Description
Location
Date
Start
Length (Minutes)
Reading: Tom Kratman and Justin Watson read from "Winter of Sapphire and Steel"
Reading: Tom Kratman and Justin Watson read from the sequel to the Romanov Rescue, "Winter of Sapphire and Steel."
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
60
Meet and Greet the First Timers!
Come welcome and get familiar with some of our first time at LibertyCon pros. John Ringo will host.
CC - Ballroom E
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
90
Chain Mail Workshop
Bryan Jones will conduct a workshop on the ancient skill of creating chain mail. He will provide rings and fittings gratis for each attendee to make a chain mail bracelet.
M - Tennessee River
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
120
Open Crafting
Open Crafting Space: Make It Take It Costuming, Sit 'n' Stitch - Knitting, Crocheting, etc., Miniature Painting, etc. Various instructors will be available.
CC - Mtg Rm 2 (Craft Room)
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
240
Update on Interstellar Flight Technology
Jeff Greason will provide an update on beamed energy and interstellar flight technology to include updates on plasma magnet sailing, some recent short glimmers on fusion rockets, and the plasma dynamic soaring and wind/pellet shear sailing work from the last IRG.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
60
Reading: Casey Moores and David Boop
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Dave Schroeder, Tamara Lowery, Charity Ayres, Amie Gibbons
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
60
"On Writing Alternate History"
William Alan Webb leads a panel discussion on the do's and don'ts of writing alternate history.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
60
Barbarella!
Barbarella, the Siren of Space has returned for a series of all-new adventure comics under the masterful stewardship of Sarah Hoyt. Come out and hear what the future has in store!
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/17/2022
1:00 PM
60
Watch the Pros Play D&D
John Hartness will DM this session of Watch the Pros play D&D
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/17/2022
2:00 PM
120
Reading: Stephanie Osborn
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/17/2022
2:00 PM
60
Reading: Les Johnson & Gini Koch
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/17/2022
2:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Dave Schroeder, Kal Spriggs, A.M. Freeman, Jason Cordova
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/17/2022
2:00 PM
60
The Art and Craft of Miniature Painting
Now that we have a full time craft room, come out and listen to expert artists discuss the fine art and craft of miniature painting. James Schardt (mod.)
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/17/2022
2:00 PM
60
Reading: Stephanie Osborn
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/17/2022
2:00 PM
60
It Came From The Trailer Park Roundtable and Mass Autograph
It Came From The Trailer Park began as a fun idea to revisit the Classic Horror and Old-School Creature Feature genres with a hefty helping of B-rate tropes. William Joseph Roberts Moderates this Roundtable discussion about the making of this anthology.
CC - Ballroom E
06/17/2022
2:30 PM
90
How to Dance - All the Cow's Tips
How to dance - all the cow's tips - bring the kids (adults also welcome!)
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/17/2022
3:00 PM
60
The Popcorn Theory of Success
Kevin J. Anderson presents: The Popcorn Theory of Success—from small-town fanboy to #1 bestselling author
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/17/2022
3:00 PM
60
The Higgs Boson and Dark Matter
STEM GOH Dr. Stephen Granade talks about what both are (or are theorized to be, in the case of dark matter) and how they might be connected.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/17/2022
3:00 PM
60
Accommodations for the Undead in Modern Society
Dr. Brent Roeder will moderate this discussion on how creatures like vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc., if accepted as regular members of society, would need to adapt and how society would need to adapt. Think - night time hours at the DMV for vampires; limited spectrum lights in offices; treating werewolves sensitivity to silver like peanut allergies, etc. The variations on this theme should be a lot of fun.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/17/2022
3:00 PM
60
Serial Killers: Real and in Fiction
Serial Killers: Real and in Fiction will explore real life serial killers from an academic perspective and compare and contrast how they are portrayed in literature and the cinema. Megan Miller will host.
M - Tennessee River
06/17/2022
3:00 PM
60
Autograph Session: Jacob and H.P. Holo, Stephanie Osborn, Quincy Allen, David Weber
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/17/2022
3:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Dave Schroeder, Jason Cordova, Kevin Ikenberry, Robert Hampson / Sandra Medlock
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/17/2022
3:00 PM
60
Reading: Larry Hoy
Come out and hear author Larry Hoy read from his works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/17/2022
3:00 PM
60
World Building in Cyberpunk
C. Scott Bragg moderates this panel on the essential elements of world building in Cyberpunk.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Nick Braker, Mel Todd, Doug Burbey, Robert Hampson / Sandra Medlock, Martin Shoemaker
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
Autograph Session: Terry Maggert, Julie Frost, Robert Waters, David Carrico, Kelle Z. Riley
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
Tax Advice for Authors and Artists
Amy Guildroy will give an presentation on Tax Advice for Authors and Artists with live Q&A from the audience.
M - Tennessee River
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
The Birth of Computers: Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, and the Babbage Engines
Computers and software development has exploded over the last 70 years. Before that, there was a man with a vision. How did it all begin and who was Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace? Charles was a polymath, mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer. Ada Lovelace was a mathematician, intuitive, beautiful, and non-conformist. Charles created a prototype of the first mechanical computer, which forms the basis of modern computer architecture. Ada became the first programmer, describing a set of instructions to calculate Bernoulli’s numbers.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
Kids Drawing 101
James Ward will host a drawing class for the youngsters and provide materials
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
World Building in Epic Fantasy
David B. Coe will moderate this discussion on the essential elements of world building in epic fantasy.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
Chris Kennedy Publishing - the Year Ahead
Join Chris and his team of writers and learn what the next year holds in store Chris Kennedy Publishing
CC - Ballroom E
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
Reading: Bill Thomasson & Michael Gants
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/17/2022
4:00 PM
60
Opening Ceremonies
Opening Ceremonies
CC - Ballroom E
06/17/2022
5:00 PM
60
Open Crafting
Open Crafting: Make It Take It Costuming, Sit 'n' Stitch - Knitting, Crocheting, etc., Miniature Painting, etc. Various instructors will be available.
CC - Mtg Rm 2 (Craft Room)
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
300
Meet the STEM Guest of Honor: Dr. Stephen Granade
Futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast “The Future And You”, Stephen Euin Cobb will do a recorded interview with STEM Guest of Honor Dr. Stephen Granade.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
60
Space Update
Les Johnson moderates this update on what has happened in the past year in Space, and what might happen in the coming years.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
60
Are You a Werewolf? Kids/Teens Edition
Pixie Garcia moderates this kid friendly version of Are You a Werewolf?
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
120
Reading: Patrick Chiles & Sandra Medlock
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
60
Drawing Workshop
Artist Amy Brewer-Davenport will host a 2 hour workshop on how to draw.
M - Tennessee River
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
120
"We Shall Rise" Roundtable and Mass Autograph Session
Gary Poole will moderate this roundtable discussion of the latest addition to the Black Tide Rising series, "We Shall Rise". Will include a mass autograph session at the end.
CC - Ballroom E
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
120
Autograph Session: Karen Bogen, Gini Koch, Karl Gallagher, John Holmes
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Teresa Howard, Bill Webb, Chris Kennedy
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
60
What's New from Bad Ash Publishing
Mel Todd moderates this panel on What's New from Bad Ash Publishing.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
60
Absent Friends Memorial
“Shared pain is pain divided. Shared joy is joy multiplied.” — Spider Robinson We’re all glad to celebrate LibertyCon in person once again; but some of our favorite people are with us no more. Join us in memorial for absent friends, both from LibertyCon and across science fiction and fantasy. Share stories of your friends, the good times especially. Find comfort with others who miss them. Bring a picture for the memorial wall. Light refreshments will be available. If you have something special for a memory or a toast, you are welcome to bring it, pursuant to hotel party floor rules.
M - Room Parties (3rd Floor)
06/17/2022
6:00 PM
120
The Impact of the Ukrainian War on Civil and Military Spaceflight
Stephen Fleming will discuss the impact of the Ukrainian War on civil and military spaceflight.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/17/2022
7:00 PM
60
"Unknown" Magazine - It's History and Legacy
Widely regarded as the finest fantasy magazine ever published, "Unknown" Magazine (also known as "Unknown Worlds" was edited by John W. Campbell and published from 1939 to 1943. Ben Yalow and Toni Weisskopf discuss the history of this classic.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/17/2022
7:00 PM
60
Meet the Literary Guest of Honor: Kevin J. Anderson
Futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast “The Future And You”, Stephen Euin Cobb will do a recorded interview with Literary Guest of Honor Kevin J. Anderson.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/17/2022
7:00 PM
60
Open Gaming with Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson will be hosting open games in the Game Room. Come one come all!
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/17/2022
7:00 PM
180
Authors/Artist Alley: Brena Bock, Marina Fontaine, Kevin Steverson, Julie Frost, David Boop
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/17/2022
7:00 PM
60
Autograph Session: Chris Woods, Alex Shvartsman, Casey Moores, Doug Burbey, John Hartness
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/17/2022
7:00 PM
60
Reading: Quincy Allen and D.J. Butler
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/17/2022
7:00 PM
60
Meet the Master of Ceremonies: Chris Kennedy
Futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast “The Future And You”, Stephen Euin Cobb will do a recorded interview with Master of Ceremonies Chris Kennedy
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
60
No Sh*t There I Was ...
Mike Massa moderates this "war story" discussion with writers who are military veterans and first responders.
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
60
Pivot Tables for Tracking Self-Published Authors’ Profits
Dave Schroeder will provide a class on Pivot Tables for Tracking Self-Published Authors’ Profits
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
60
"This is how the Roman Legions Actually Worked." (Will be Recorded)
Colonel Kratman will do a two hour presentation on how the Roman Legions actually worked.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
120
Reading: Jacob and H.P. Holo
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
60
Completely Random Cocktail Hour
Need we say more? Come and imbibe!
M - Room Parties (3rd Floor)
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
180
Authors/Artist Alley: Rich Weyand, Kevin Steverson, Les Johnson, Gini Koch
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
60
All Things Fermented
William Joseph Roberts moderates "All Things Fermented" outlining the world of fermentation - not just beer, but mead, hard cider, kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and a plethora of other things worth preserving. Followed by a Room Party hosted by 3 Ravens Publishing for a tasting event.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
60
Reading: Robert Waters & Sean Patrick Hazlett
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
8:00 PM
60
No Game for Knights
Larry Correia hosts this panel discussion of the new anthology in the Noir Fatale series, No Game for Knights.
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
9:00 PM
60
Meet the Special Guest of Honor: Chris Woods
Futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast “The Future And You”, Stephen Euin Cobb will do a recorded interview with Special Guest of Honor Chris Woods.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
9:00 PM
60
Artist Meet and Greet
Come by the Art Show and meet and greet the artists participating and competing in this year's event.
CC - Mtg Rm 4 (Art Show)
06/18/2022
9:00 PM
60
Point of View: Get it right
While pronouns are the most visible indicator of viewpoint, they are only the most elementary of building blocks. Narrative and temporal distance, filters, voice, and ultimately, depth, have far more to do with viewpoint in storytelling than pronouns. Readers may not be able to articulate the importance of viewpoint to their immersion and willingness to stay with a story, but problems with viewpoint will still cause them to put your story down. In this class we will cover how viewpoint can grab a reader, immerse them in your story, flesh out characters, worldbuild, create tension and conflict, and ultimately help you show a better a story.
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
9:00 PM
120
Reading: Jason Cordova and Chris Smith
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
9:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: David Coe/D.B. Jackson, Kevin Steverson, Jon Osborne, Gini Koch, Patrick Chiles
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
9:00 PM
60
Reading: Dr. Joseph Meany & Bjorn Hasseler
Come hear our authors read from their works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
9:00 PM
60
The Regulation of Space Activities - An Update
It has been a very busy year. Les Johnson moderates this discussion on the regulation of space activities, including international, federal, state, commerical and patent law aspects.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/18/2022
9:00 PM
60
A Runelords Retrospective: David Farland's Signature Series Twenty Years Later
Kary English will moderate this panel on the late David Farland's signature series "Runelords."
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/18/2022
10:00 PM
60
Reading : Julie Frost & Jim Curtis
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
10:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Alex Rath, Larry Hoy, Lydia Sherrer, Craig Stanfill, Gini Koch
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
10:00 PM
60
Industrial Robots
Dr. Ben Davis will discuss the current and emerging state of the art in industrial robotics.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
10:00 PM
60
Reading: T.C. McCarthy
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
10:00 PM
60
Give Me LibertyCon! and Onward LibertyCon! Roundtable and Mass Autograph Session
Give Me LibertyCon! and Onward LibertyCon! Roundtable and Mass Autograph Session, Toni Weisskopf and Chris Woods host this roundtable discussion of Volumes 1 and 2, followed by a mass autograph session.
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
10:00 PM
60
Pulp Cthulhu
Anita Moore will GM "PULP CTHULHU." An exciting taste of Mythos Horror RPG for 2 - 5 players. Players will select pre-generated characters. The scenario will be based on their selections. Game will run approximately 2 hours.
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/18/2022
10:30 PM
150
Spades Tournament (First Round)
Every year THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE to win bragging rights for a year. Will you be the one? Sign-up sheets will be at the registration desk.
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
11:00 PM
60
"All Things Fermented" Tasting Event / 3 Ravens Publishing Room Party
3 Ravens Publishing will host a tasting event / room party following the panel "All Things Fermented" outlining the world of fermentation - not just beer, but mead, hard cider, kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi, etc.
M - Room Parties (3rd Floor)
06/18/2022
11:30 PM
60
Room Party / Kaffeeklatsch (Room 1025)
Joelle Presby is hosting a meet and greet room party in room 1025. Come for food and drink and meet some new friends. Eager to get to know you via in-room Zoom screens are five science fiction and fantasy writers: Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Hannah Onoguwe, Damilola Oyedotun, Solomon Uhiara, and Joshua Omenga. These writers have supported Joelle Presby and Baen Books with marketing efforts for Joelle’s debut novel and would like to meet more members of the LibertyCon family. There will be many morning beverage options with and without mixers and lots of breakfast pastries. Expect some yogurt, granola, and fruit to be on hand as well. Sadly, there will not be makala on the Tennessee side of the networking event, but Joelle can give your her recipe for the Cameroonian version of the beignets and tell you how she and Sean CW Korsgaard of Baen Books dreamed up this transoceanic networking event.
M - Room Parties (3rd Floor)
06/18/2022
6:00 AM
180
Walk with the Pros
Toni Weisskopf will host this Walk with the Pros. Come out and get a little exercise the fun way!
CC - Hall End Outside Room 6
06/18/2022
8:30 AM
60
Reading: J.P. Chandler & Kevin Ikenberry
Come out and hear authors read from their works
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
How to Become a Professional Author in Four Easy Steps
Author Richard Weyand will share his expertise on how to become a professional author in four easy steps.
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Establishing an Enduring Presence on Mars: Mission (Will be Recorded)
First of a Four Panel series discussing the establishment of an enduring presence on Mars. This panel discussion focuses on Mission. Jeff Greason moderates.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Train as we Fight
Kal Spriggs moderates "Train as we Fight," a panel discussion on writing about military training and the realities of military training in general.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Salvage Title Universe Roundtable
Kevin Steverson moderates Salvage Title Universe Roundtable.
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Open Crafting
Open Crafting: Make It Take It Costuming, Sit 'n' Stitch - Knitting, Crocheting, etc., Miniature Painting, etc. Various instructors will be available.
CC - Mtg Rm 2 (Craft Room)
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Autograph Session: Larry Correia, Craig Stanfill, Charles E. Gannon
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Reading: David B. Coe / D.B Jackson
Come out and hear David read from his works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: John Hartness, Amie Gibbons, Les Johnson, Chris Kennedy, Martin Shoemaker
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Hirsute Heroes - The Rise of the Lycanthropes
Who needs Sparkly Vampires when you can have a Werewolf? Hirsute Heroes - The Rise of the Lycanthropes is a panel to discuss just this! Julie Frost moderates.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/18/2022
10:00 AM
60
Terrain Building Demonstration
Come out and watch a Terrain Building Demonstration by artist Anita Moore.
CC - Mtg Rm 2 (Craft Room)
06/18/2022
10:30 AM
60
Establishing an Enduring Presence on Mars: Personnel (Will be Recorded)
Second of a Four Panel series discussing the establishment of an enduring presence on Mars. This panel discussion focuses on Personnel. David Weber moderates.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
60
Standing Fast on Foreign Shores
William Alan Webb will moderate this panel on the new anthology "Standing Fast on Foreign Shores."
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
60
Design a New Board Game from Scratch: 1632 / Ring of Fire
Gaming Professionals Steve Jackson, Bill Fawcett and Robert Waters will teach the process and design a new board game together from scratch. The game will be for the 1632 / Ring of Fire Series.
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
60
The Glass Master at Work
Master Stained Glass Artisan Leia Powell has been creating glass masterpieces for over twenty years. Come to the Art Show to see a demonstration of how she creates her art!
CC - Mtg Rm 4 (Art Show)
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
180
Authors/Artist Alley: John Hartness, Lydia Sherrer, David Coe/D.B. Jackson, William Joseph Roberts, David Boop
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
60
Guest of Honor Speeches
The speeches normally given during the banquet will be given during this special event by our LC 34 Guests of Honor and the returning LC 33 Guests of Honor.
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
120
Autograph Session: Peter Grant, Dorothy Grant, Kevin Ikenberry, Tom Kratman
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
60
How to dance - All the Cow's Tips
How to dance - all the cow's tips - bring the kids (adults also welcome!)
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
60
Reading: Jody Lynn Nye
Come out an hear author Jody Lynn Nye read from her works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
60
Weird World Wars RT
Sean Patrick Hazlett moderates this roundtable discussing the ongoing series Weird World Wars.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/18/2022
11:00 AM
60
Establishing an Enduring Presence on Mars: Habitat (Will be Recorded)
Third of a Four Panel series discussing the establishment of an enduring presence on Mars. This panel discussion focuses on Habitat. Dr. Robert Hampson moderates.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
60
Open Crafting
Open Crafting: Make It Take It Costuming, Sit 'n' Stitch - Knitting, Crocheting, etc., Miniature Painting, etc. Various instructors will be available.
CC - Mtg Rm 2 (Craft Room)
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
600
Authors/Artist Alley: John Hartness, Lydia Sherrer, William Joseph Roberts, Tamara Lowery, Kelle Z. Riley
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
60
The Care and Feeding of Your Used Book Collection, Part II
Chris Oakley of "Oakley's Gently Used Books" gives a follow up presentation of the proper care and feeding of your library, especially if you are a book collector with rare or used books.
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
60
Technological Future of War
Mike Massa moderates this perennial panel on the Technological Future of War and how the steady march of technology makes combat across all spheres more lethal.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
60
Open Gaming with Steve Jackson
Open Gaming with Steve Jackson - come out and join the fun!
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
180
Autograph Session: Jody Lynn Nye, Chris Smith, Griffin Barber
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
60
Reading: Larry Correia
Come out and hear Larry Correia read from his works!
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
60
New Voices in Urban Fantasy
Alex Shvartsman moderates this Roundtable discussion focusing on new voices in Urban Fantasy genre.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
60
Beginners Hula Lesson
Lorna Wailana Massa was born in Hawaii and loves to share the spirit of Aloha. She is an enthusiastic Polynesian dance student with over 20 years of performance experience. She would love to teach you a few Hula moves and show you how to boogie Hawaiian style!
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
12:00 PM
60
Pulp Cthulhu - The Necropolis
PULP CTHULHU: The Necropolis. Anita Moore GMs this Horror RPG. Explore an ancient Egyptian temple for the furtherment of our knowledge and the preservation of history. Oh yeah! Riches and Glory. What Untold Mysteries and Horrors await the Intrepid explorers of the Necropolis? Pre-generated characters for 2-5 players, runs approximately 2 hours.
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/18/2022
12:30 PM
150
Establishing an Enduring Presence on Mars: The Ship (Will be Recorded)
Fourth of a Four Panel series discussing the establishment of an enduring presence on Mars. This panel discussion focuses on The Ship. Les Johnson moderates.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: William Joseph Roberts, Craig Stanfill, Kal Spriggs, Melissa Olthoff, Kelle Z. Riley
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
Reading: Karen Bogen & Philip Booker
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
The New Universe of DUNE
The New Universe of DUNE”—Kevin J. Anderson talks about digging out the sands of Dune and working with Brian Herbert for 25+ years to build on Frank Herbert’s legacy.
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
Autograph Session: Michael K. Falciani, William Alan Webb, D.J. Butler, J.P. Chandler
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
Reading: John Ringo
Come out and hear best-selling author John Ringo read from his works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
Ice Cream Social
Come to the Con Suite for free ice cream!
M - Con Suite (16th Floor)
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
The Vision of Space Opera
Mark Wandrey moderates this panel on the essential vision and themes of space opera.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
Putting the Punk in Steampunk
H.P. Holo moderates this roundtable on what it takes to create engaging and enjoyable Steampunk.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
60
New Manuscript Critique Workshop
John Holmes will critique your new manuscript in this hands-on workshop - 3-5 pages max.
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
1:00 PM
120
Authors/Artist Alley: Kal Spriggs, Hans Schantz, Bill Thomasson, Nick Braker, Kelle Z. Riley
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
2:00 PM
60
Reading: Teresa Howard & Karl Gallagher
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
2:00 PM
60
Charity Art Jam
Watch the Artists bounce around ideas and complete their vision before time runs out. All the pieces will go to the Charity Auction to be auctioned off! Ann Robards moderates.
CC - Mtg Rm 4 (Art Show)
06/18/2022
2:00 PM
120
Kids Drawing 101
James Ward will host a drawing class for the youngsters and provide materials
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
2:00 PM
60
Autograph Session: Dr. Kevin Grazier, Ian J. Malone
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/18/2022
2:00 PM
60
Baen Travelling Road Show
Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe in this perennial event. (And there will be giveaways!)
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
2:00 PM
120
Let's Build a Hyperloop!
STEM GOH Dr. Stephen Granade takes a look at Elon Musk's proposed tube train and what it'll take to build.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
2:00PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Bill Webb, Hans Schantz, Charity Ayres, C. Scott Bragg, Daniel Allen Butler, Stephanie Osborn
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
60
Reading: J. D. Beckwith
Come out and hear author J.D. Beckwith read from his works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
60
Masquerade Support
Masquerade support room
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
240
Reading: Rich Weyand & Craig Stanfill
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
60
Fairy Tales - Beyond Cinderella: Mining Lesser Known Folk, Fairy Tales, and Sagas
Tammie Darden moderates Fairy Tales - beyond Cinderella: mining lesser known folk, fairy tales, and sagas.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
60
The Current State of Amateur Rocketry
The current amateur rocketry altitude record is roughly 260,000 feet, set 2 summers ago at Black Rock. Amateur rocketry has evolved far beyond the little Estes rockets that Cub Scouts begin with. Dr. Stewart Cobb will update us on the current state of amateur rocketry.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
60
Spades Tournament (Second Round)
Every year THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE to win bragging rights for a year. Will you be the one?
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
60
Autograph Session: Amie Gibbons, Martin Shoemaker
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
60
"State of the Self-Publishing Market"
Peter Grant once again reprises his perennial "State of the Self-Publishing Market" seminar. There's a lot to discuss this year, particularly the very large swings towards subscription libraries among readers, political correctness and its influence on authors, and the challenge of promoting reading in a population with shrinking literacy.
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
3:00 PM
120
Authors/Artist Alley: John Holmes, Stephanie Osborn, Hans Schantz, C. Scott Bragg, Daniel Allen Butler, April Kelley Jones
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
4:00 PM
60
Autograph Session: Teresa Howard, Bjorn Hasseler
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/18/2022
4:00 PM
60
This Fallen World
Chris Woods moderates this panel discussion of the "This Fallen World" universe.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
4:00 PM
60
Spades Tournament (Final Round)
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! Will you be the one?
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/18/2022
4:00 PM
60
What's New from Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson dishes on the latest developments from his secret games laboratory. Will include autograph session at the end of the presentation.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
4:00 PM
60
Reading: Jonathan Brazee & Alex Shvartsman
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
4:00 PM
60
LibertyCon Masquerade - Setup - Room closed
Setup for the LibertyCon Masquerade - Room closed
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
4:00 PM
60
Reading: Kelle Z. Riley
Come out and hear author Kelle Z. Riley read from her works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
4:00 PM
60
Interstellar Research Group (IRG) (Formerly TVIW) Update
Stephen Euin Cobb moderates this panel about the Interstellar Research Group (IRG), formerly known as the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW). The latest IRG Symposia will be discussed along with the upcoming events.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
5:00 PM
60
LibertyCon Masquerade (Will be Recorded)
We have resurrected the time honored tradition of the LibertyCon Masquerade. Kids welcome. Prizes will be awarded. Debi Chowdhury is the Mistress of the Masquerade. (Judges: Jonna Hayden, Susan Brady and Tamara Lowery). Chris Kennedy will be MC. Half time entertainment will be performed by D.J. Butler.
CC - Ballroom E
06/18/2022
5:00 PM
120
Puppetry Workshop
Bryan Jones hosts this workshop on basic puppetry and puppet making.
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
5:00 PM
60
Masters of Military Science Fiction
Gary Poole moderates this discussion on the essential elements necessary to create good hard military science fiction that sells.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
5:00 PM
60
Autograph Session: David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson, Marina Fontaine, Patrick Chiles
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/18/2022
5:00 PM
60
Reading: Amie Gibbons & G. Scott Huggins
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
5:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: John Holmes, Alex Rath, H.P. Holo, Jacob Holo, April Kelley Jones
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
5:00 PM
60
Reading: The Writing Hoyts!
Come out and hear the Writing Hoyts, Sarah, Daniel and Marshall read from their works!
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
5:00 PM
60
Gaming in the 4 Horseman Universe
Mark Wandrey and Jon Osborne host gaming in the 4 Horseman Universe
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/18/2022
6:00 PM
120
What Happened to the Texas Power Grid during their Cold Spell of 2021
Our panel of power experts discuss what happened to the Texas Power Grid during their cold spell of 2021. David Bogen moderates.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
6:00 PM
60
Unconventional Art Mediums
They are few and far between, masters in their craft, and ready to talk to you about it! Not every artist paints and draws. These LibertyCon veterans think outside the box! From stained glass to chainmail, jewelry to puppetry, these artists are incredible craftspeople just waiting to share their passion with you! Leia Powell (mod.)
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
6:00 PM
60
Art and Charity Auction Setup - Closed
Closed for setup of the LC 34's Art and Charity Auction. Our charity of choice this year is Lana’s Love Foundation.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
6:00 PM
60
Reading: A.M. Freeman & Kevin Grazier
Come out and hear our authors read from their works!
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
6:00 PM
60
Reading: Robert Hampson
Come out and hear author Robert Hampson read from his works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
6:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: John Holmes, Teresa Howard, Karen Bogen, Rich Weyand, April Kelley Jones
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
6:00 PM
60
Baen Reception - Private Event
Private Event hosted by Baen Books
CC - Mtg Rms 9 & 10
06/18/2022
6:30 PM
150
HollyWeird Science
For science fiction productions, there is an implied bargain between the screenwriter and the audience: suspend your disbelief on one or two fantastic notions, and the rest of the story will be grounded in the believable. So the genre is predicated on the expectation of one or two key inaccuracies per story. In recent years, though, experts and fans have been nitpicking even the main story conceits of films like "Gravity", "Interstellar", and "The Martian". From the "anything goes" storytelling approach of the 1950's and 1960's sci-fi, Dr. Kevin Grazier explores whether or not the science accuracy pendulum of audience expectation has swung too far in the other direction.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/18/2022
7:00 PM
60
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company Setup - Closed
Room closed for Atlanta Radio Theatre Company setup
CC - Rooms 14 and 15
06/18/2022
7:00 PM
120
New Frontiers in Horror
Associate Editor at Pseudopod, a pro-market, short fiction horror podcast, MM Schill will moderate this panel on the changing state of the many genres in Horror.
M - Tennessee River
06/18/2022
7:00 PM
60
Art and Charity Auction
Come out and bid at LC 34's Art and Charity Auction. Our charity of choice this year is Lana’s Love Foundation.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/18/2022
7:00 PM
120
Reading: Michael K. Falciani
Come out and here our authors read from their works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/18/2022
7:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Karl Gallagher, Karen Bogen, Jim Curtis, Amy Brewer-Davenport
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/18/2022
7:00 PM
60
Reading: John Hartness
Come out and hear author / publisher John Hartness read from his works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/18/2022
7:00 PM
60
Completely Random Cocktail Hour
Need we say more? Come and imbibe!
M - Room Parties (3rd Floor)
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
180
Are You a Werewolf? Kids/Teens/Adults Edition
Pixie Garcia moderates this all ages version of Are You a Werewolf?
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
120
What Electromagnetics Can Tell Us About Quantum Mechanics
Dr. Hans Schantz will do a presentation on what electromagnetics can tell us about quantum mechanics.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
60
Reading: William Alan Webb & Charity Ayres
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
60
ChattaCon Room Party
Come enjoy refreshments and camaraderie at the ChattaCon Room Party.
M - Room Parties (3rd Floor)
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
180
What's New from Falstaff Publishing
Author and Publisher John Hartness will discuss what's new in coming year from Falstaff Publishing.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Jon Osborne, A.M. Freeman, Larry Hoy
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
60
Creating Realistic Kick Butt Characters
What’s the difference between being imprisoned in the iron grip of a villain vs. a hero? What moves can your FBI heroine use to subdue her quarry? How can he turn the tables on her? This seminar explores techniques and attitudes you can use to create a sense of danger, and to make heroes, heroines and villains behave in realistic, compelling ways. Calling on her third degree black belt and years of self-defense training and teaching, Kelle explores not only how to create realistic characters, but offers tips on keeping yourself safe as well.
M - Tennessee River
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
60
Aliens RPG: Chariot of the Gods
Robert Evans will Gamemaster the Aliens RPG: Chariot of the Gods. A standard mining operation left out from port with a few bugs in the transmission receivers. Suddenly, MU-TH-UR wakes up the crew. Thinking they are at port, only to discover they are in the vastness of space with no port planets or stations in range. The computer reports a transmission from a ship designation that is 200 years decommissioned. With the Weyland-Yutani corporation mandates to investigate or forfeit of shares, the crew must find this mysterious ship and what happened on board. 5 seats / 3 to 4 hours / Dice and characters provided /New players welcome / Content Warning for descriptions of gore, grotesque scenes, and elements of body horror.
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/19/2022
8:00 PM
240
Watch the Pros play "Terraforming Mars"
Rockets Scientists and Space Operations folks compete to be the most successful Terraformer! Rich Groller hosts.
M - East/West (Gaming)
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
150
Author's Alley: Doug Burbey, Melisa Todd, G. Scott Huggins, J.D. Beckwith, John Van Stry, Patrick Chiles
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
60
ConCarolinas Room Party
Come join the ConCarolina's crowd for fun and refreshment!
M - Room Parties (3rd Floor)
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
180
Writers Tell Sea Stories
Michael Gants moderates this panel of authors with naval backgrounds on how the romance of the sea informs Science Fiction and Fantasy.
M - Tennessee River
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
60
Art and Charity Auction Teardown - Closed
Closed for teardown of the LC 34's Art and Charity Auction.
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
60
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC)
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) will perform: “The Three Galaxateers” by Ron N. Butler – A sci-fi sit-com series inspired by the real-life WWII work of sci-fi writers Robert A. Heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp, and a very young Isaac Asimov. Today’s episode, “A Big Hand for the Little Doctor,” concerns the boys’ poker night...and new love interests. “A Case of Abuse” by Ron N. Butler – What would you do to be happy? And what might happiness do to you? This dystopian short takes a dark look at the notion of “being good” and asks the disturbing question, “Good for who?” “The Unicorn and the Univac” by Thomas Fuller – Myth meets machine in this sci-fi/fantasy blend that explores the clash between wonder and imagination, and cold, hard facts. “Pilgrim Souls” by Ellie Cook – Set in the rich world of celtic folklore, this is a classic Hero’s Journey undertaken by an old Irish woman armed with nothing but her wits, her courage, and her cane.
CC - Rooms 14 and 15
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
120
Cross Genre Westerns
David Boop will moderate this panel on Westerns that cross the thresholds of Weird Wild West and Science Fiction.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
60
Reading: Alex Rath & Lydia Sherrer
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
60
A Writer Walks Into a Biker Bar
William Joseph Roberts moderates this panel of writers who are also bikers and how it informs their writing.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/19/2022
9:00 PM
60
Brain Science Fireside Chat: The Misfiring Brain
Our docs talk about what happens when the brain *doesn’t* work the way it should. From migraines to epilepsy, from trauma to attention defi- SQUIRREL! What can we do to help the brain get back to firing on all cylinders? Dr. Robert Hampson moderates.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/19/2022
10:00 PM
60
How Mythology Informs Science Fiction and Fantasy
David B. Coe will moderate a panel on "How Mythology Informs Science Fiction and Fantasy"
CC - Mtg Rm 3
06/19/2022
10:00 PM
60
Reading: Martin Shoemaker & Kal Spriggs
Come out and hear our authors read from their works.
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/19/2022
10:00 PM
60
Authors/Artist Alley: Marina Fontaine, Brena Bock, Julie Frost, John Van Stry, J.D. Beckwith, G. Scott Huggins
Come by the Author's/Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
M - Authors/Artists Alley
06/19/2022
10:00 PM
60
Reading: Chris Woods
Come out an hear our authors read from their works.
M - Lookout Mountain
06/19/2022
10:00 PM
60
Saturday Night Karaoke
Sarah Martin will DJ Saturday Night Karaoke! Come out and show us your pipes!
M - Tennessee River
06/19/2022
10:00 PM
120
New Voices in Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
H.P. Holo moderates this discussion on new voices in Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
CC - Mtg Rm 5
06/19/2022
10:00 PM
60
Mad Scientist Guest of Honor Edition Roundtable
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much. This year the participants will be the current STEM GOH and 7 Past Science Guests of Honor.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/19/2022
11:00 PM
120
Open Crafting
Open Crafting Space: Make It Take It Costuming, Sit 'n' Stitch - Knitting, Crocheting, etc., Miniature Painting, etc. Various instructors will be available.
CC - Mtg Rm 2 (Craft Room)
06/19/2022
10:00 AM
300
Autograph Session: Chris Kennedy, Jason Cordova, Brena Bock, Alex Rath, Mark Wandrey
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
M - Plaza Ballroom
06/19/2022
10:00 AM
60
Reading: Tom Kratman and Justin Watson read from "Countdown Criminal Enterprise"
Reading: Tom Kratman and Justin Watson read from the new M-Day sequel "Countdown Criminal Enterprise."
CC - Mtg Rm 7
06/19/2022
10:00 AM
60
Borders: From the First Sumerians to the Last Starfighter
Borders: From the First Sumerians to the Last Starfighter is an exploration of borders in history and science fiction, including many JPGs and MP4s featuring those that breach them. (T-Rex most common!) Jim Beall presents.
CC - Mtg Rm 6 (STEM)
06/19/2022
10:00 AM
60
What's New in 1632 / Grantville Roundtable
Griffin Barber moderates this panel on what is new in the 1632 / Grantville universe in all it's alternate history glory.
CC - Ballroom E
06/19/2022
10:00 AM
60

Programming Schedule