X-Message-Number: 28300
From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: Looking for participants for cryonics panel
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 15:51:26 -0700

Hi all --

For SF Bay Area locals and globetrotters:

I'm going to be moderating a panel at SiliCon next
month (Friday-Sunday, October 6-8, 2006, at the
Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, CA) on the topic of
cryonics.  I submitted the following summary (subject
to change):

> "Cryonic Suspension -- How Are We Doing?
> There have recently been a number of advances made in
> putting people in cold storage, but we haven't gotten
> anybody back out yet.  What's the state of the art?
> When will we start reviving people?  Is it even
> possible, and if so, how?"

I am attending as a representative of (my own) Cryonics
Advocates, an organization-neutral organization whose
purpose is to increase public awareness of and support
for cryonics.  I have persuaded a member of Alcor to
sit on the panel; I would like to have members of
other organizations, and even a skeptic or two, as
well.  I expect (hope for?) a lot of audience participation.

SiliCon is a science fiction/media/comics convention
which includes a hard-science programming track.  The
convention costs only $35 to attend for the entire weekend
if membership is purchased by August 31; $45 thereafter
and at the door.  The Web site URL is
http://www.siliconventions.com -- not much info there at
this point.

Please post (or email me off list) if you are interested
in the panel or have questions, comments, or suggestions.


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