We’re one week away from Polaris (formerly Toronto Trek), which falls somewhere between Toronto’s author-heavy Ad Astra and the media-saturated interconnected conventions hosted at the end of the summer.

Guests include Robert Sawyer, Kelley Armstrong, Julie E. Czerneda, Karl Schroeder, Ed the Sock, Voyager‘s Ethan Phillips, Torchwood‘s Kai Owens, Galactica‘s Mark Sheppard, and the original Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner, among many others.

I’m on four panels (see below), and hope to hang with some Bureau-crats….

Friday, 7:00 pm: Movies in Review:A panel that includes the amazing Eric Choi, me, and three others will discuss the last year in genre films.

Sunday, 10:00 am: Did We Win? A look at the depiction of nerds in the media, with special focus on The Big Bang Theory. Since a similar panel at the last Penguicon was the only one that I felt didn’t really soar, I’m hoping to make amends.

Sunday, noon: The Adam and Eve of Cyborgs: a discussion of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, featuring Robert Sawyer, Suzanne Church, and others.

Sunday, 1.00 pm: The Cylons as Rebellious Teenagers.

Will I be seeing anyone next week? Day memberships come cheap, and full memberships remain available!