Sheila Hartney

Sheila Hartney lives in Santa Fe, land of clear skies and lots of science-fiction writers. She has been a Writer of the Future and recently edited an anthology, Exchange Students. She’s looking forward to the end of the pandemic so she can go on another cruise safely.

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Fiction and Politics: How Can Stories Make a Difference?

Stories have power. They distill the past and tell us how to best predict the future. Can fiction writers make a difference in today's hyperpolitical discourse? Should they feel obliged to try?

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Sheila Hartney, Lyde Van Hoy, Pigeon, B J Thrower

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Writing & Publishing

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Retrofuture: Visions of the Future from the Past

From robots that clean and tablet computers, to jetpacks and flying cars. Join the fun as our panelists discuss how the past saw the future! What did they get right, what did they get laughably wrong?

Moderator: Mel. White

Panelists: Mel. White, Mark Alfred, Tim Frayser, Sheila Hartney, Chaz Kemp, Kathleen M O'Brien

Tracks: History, Culture & World Affairs, Science Fiction, Pop Culture & Entertainment, STEM

1:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Before and After the Plague

Or, COVID-19 as a taste of apocalypse. How has it changed how we communicate, work, innovate, and live? What's the state of human society, and the things we've taken for granted in our post-pandemic world? What's getting better?

Moderator: Tyrell Gephardt

Panelists: Tyrell Gephardt, Everyday Futurist, Sheila Hartney, Brian A. Hopkins

Tracks: STEM, General Interest, Health & Wellness

7:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Literary Beers

Join panelists in the hotel lounge for lively conversation. BYO beverages, please.

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Daniel Erickson, Everyday Futurist, Shai Fenwick, Mark Finn, Dara Fogel, PhD, Tyrell Gephardt, Sally Hamilton, Sheila Hartney, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, vickey malone kennedy, Melinda LaFevers, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Tracy S. Morris, Michael Mosley, Ethan Nahté, Ted Pennella, Rook Riley, Rie Sheridan Rose, Seth Skorkowsky, Karen Thrower, Mel. White, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Meetup, General Interest, Food & Drink