2009 Conference


Subject to change; please refer to your program at the conference for final details

** Events are open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Conference attendees will have reserved seating. 

Friday, October 2
 9:00 a.m. Registration table open      
Continental Breakfast
10:00-10:45 a.m.       **Welcome Session    
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Twilight Zone Photo Exhibit open        
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session 1 Time Enough at Last: A Few Considerations on
the Human Condition
Twilight Zone on Videotape: Is the Medium the Message? ** War and Remembrance: Examining the Impact of War on Rod Serling's Life and Work The Symbiosis of Rod Serling and Charles Beaumont  
12:30 p.m. Lunch          
2:00-3:15 p.m. Session 2 Don't Assume the Norm Shall Be Your Norm What Goes Around: Comeuppance and Schadenfreude in the Twilight Zone **Surviving the Twilight Zone: An Alternate Reality with Alternate Rules It's a Cookbook: Gender Anxieties in the Twilight Zone's "To Serve Man" Afternoon Snacks
3:30-4:45 p.m. Session 3   Stark Humanity: Serling's Requiem for a Heavyweight **From Serling to Simpsons How Parenting is Represented in the Twilight Zone Afternoon Snacks
5:00-5:30 p.m. Session 4     **Scriptwriting Winners/Panel


5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own          
8:00 p.m.       **Keynote Speaker: George Clayton Johnson    



Saturday, October 3
9:00-10:15 a.m. Session 5 **Divining Rod: Illumination and the Twilight Zone Experience Speak Your Mind Early Attempts at Science Fiction   Continental Breakfast
10:30-11:45 a.m. Session 6 **TZ Graphic Novels Second Chances: Rod Serling, Redrafting and Adaptation Underneath the Mask: Using Rod Serling's "Eye of the Beholder" to Teach about Appearance vs. Reality   Continental Breakfast
12:00-4:30 p.m.   Bus trip to Binghamton, with boxed lunches        
12:00-6:00 p.m.
Twilight Zone Photo Exhibit open        
6:00-8:00 p.m.   Dinner, Paying Homage: The Twilight Zone in Popular Culture        
8:30 p.m.
**Twilight Zone Marathon        


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