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Part 4 of the panel "Whats Going to Happen in the Future?" "Can We Stop Genetically Modified Organisms?," at Tsukino Con 2017, at the University of Victoria, Feb 18, 2017.

Tsukino-Con is an anime convention. http://www.tsukinocon.com/
New Feb, 2016

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOwLrs0OLqg
Part 3 of the panel "Whats Going to Happen in the Future?" "A Problem With Neural Implants," at Tsukino Con 2017, at the University of Victoria, Feb 18, 2017.

New Feb, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rXUZv2kEN8

Part 2 of the panel "Whats Going to Happen in the Future?" "The Great Fizzle Before the Singularity," at Tsukino Con 2017, at the University of Victoria, Feb 18, 2017. 

New Feb, 2016

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxlAts6QAik

Part 1 of the panel "Whats Going to Happen in the Future?" "The Decline of Future Shock," at Tsukino Con 2017, at the University of Victoria, Feb 17, 2017.

 

New Feb, 2016

 

Justify the Science Flaw 2016 Part 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV9wiPC-vd4

6th annual Justify the Science Flaw Panel: Part 3. With Joe Fulgham, BJ Allan, Robert J. Sawyer, Judy McCrosky, Lynda Williams, Jaymie Matthews, Karl Johanson. Presented at VCon 41 in Surrey (Vancouver), BC, October 2, 2016. This part deals with flaws from the classic Star Trek episode “Spock’s Brain.”

New Dec, 2016

 


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Nonverbal Communications

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tejH3wY8TP0

VCon 2016 panel discussion “Nonverbal Communications. Aviva Bel’Harold, Claire mcCague, Karl Johanson, Stephanie Johanson. "Do we include the nonverbal language of aliens and humans in our writing, shows, movies, and games? "Power poses... fake it until you become it." Panelists discuss the value of nonverbal language in storytelling."

Most of the discussion was about how aliens might communicate.

New Nov, 2016

 

Are Games Art?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4PodfQRxU

VCon 2016 panel discussion "Are Games Art? Roger Ebert set off an internet storm when he suggested that, unlike movies, video games were not art, and never would be. Are video games art? If not, will they ever be?"
Panelists Joe Fulgham, Carlos Lozano-Gilabert, Isaiah Sweigard, Lynda Williams, Eric Chu, Karl Johanson, and Stephanie Johanson.

Information on VCon is available at vcon.ca.

New Oct, 2016

 

Who are Rey’s Parents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2spwaAWitqQ

There's lots of conjectures about who Rey's parents are in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I'm adding a few conjectures to the mix.

New Oct, 2016

 

Justify the Science Flaw 2016 Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRDw13rMYb8

6th annual Justify the Science Flaw Panel: Part 2. With Joe Fulgham, BJ Allan, Robert J. Sawyer, Judy McCrosky, Lynda Williams, Jaymie Matthews, Karl Johanson. Presented at VCon 41 in Surrey (Vancouver), BC, October 2, 2016. This part deals with flaws from super hero stories, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Alien.

New Oct, 2016

 

 

 

How’d that get on my Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3bLw-kZ4Gc

VCon 41 panel: "How'd that get on my Cover? Join the Art Show Director and several Authors, Editors and Publishers (including the Author, Editor, and Art Director GoHs) as they discuss how cover art is chosen, what the artists are told, and which parts of the book are used for inspiration (if any)." Panelists Robert J. Sawye, Karl Johanson, Stephanie Johanson, Rita Schulz, and Russ Crossley.

New Oct, 2016

 

VCon 2016 Opening Ceremonies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMp4VfkVuX8

VCon 2016 Opening Ceremonies.  VCon is a science fiction convention in Vancouver BC, which has been running since 1971 (vcon.ca). With Jamie Anderson, Stan Hyde, Eric Chu, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Johanson, Spider Robinson, R. Greame Cameron, and Stephanie Johanson.

New Oct, 2016

 

Justify the Science Flaw 2016 Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62KKc6S_ibE

6th annual Justify the Science Flaw Panel: Part 2. With Joe Fulgham, BJ Allan, Robert J. Sawyer, Judy McCrosky, Lynda Williams, Jaymie Matthews, Karl Johanson. Presented at VCon 41 in Surrey (Vancouver), BC, October 2, 2016. This part deals with flaws from super hero stories, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Alien.

New Oct, 2016

 

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu-f3z1jWV4

The first episode of Star Trek to be aired, "The Man Trap," was first played on September 6, 1966 in Canada. 2 day later it was played in the US. This video briefly discusses ways in which people were inspired by Star Trek.

New Oct, 2016

 

The Worst Star Trek Villain: Part 6 Romulan Commander

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzGKXxd7J7Q

Who was the worst villain in the classic Star Trek series? This video series examines various adversaries in Star Trek and compares them to Khan (from the episode "Space Seed," and the movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan") who is claimed in the movie Star Trek: Into Darkness to be "the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced."

This video compares Khan to the Romulan Commander in the episode, "Balance of Terror."

New Aug, 2016

 

The Worst Star Trek Villain: Part 5 Salt Vampire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4OstmcAqMw

Who was the worst villain in the classic Star Trek series? This video series examines various adversaries in Star Trek and compares them to Khan (from the episode "Space Seed," and the movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan") who is claimed in the movie Star Trek: Into Darkness to be "the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced."
This video compares Khan to the Salt Vampire from the episode, "The Man Trap."

New Aug, 2016

The Worst Star Trek Villain: Part 4 Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOoDmvgsCQ

Who was the worst villain in the classic Star Trek series? This video series examines various adversaries in Star Trek and compares them to Khan (from the episode "Space Seed," and the movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan") who is claimed in the movie Star Trek: Into Darkness to be "the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced."

This video compares Khan to Charlie from the episode, "Charlie X."

New Aug, 2016

 

Women at Worldcon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgDV_3k0l7k

Writer Peter David tells a story about a sudden increase in numbers of women at Worldcon (World Science Fiction Convention).

 

This is an excerpt from a video of the Closing ceremonies for KeyCon 33, May, 2016. Keycon is a science fiction convention held yearly in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Keycon.org) From left to right,

Justin Currie (artist guest).

Karl Johanson (editor Guest). www.neo-opsis.ca

John Mansfield (convention chair).

John Speelman (convention chair).

Julie Czerneda (writer guest).

Peter David (writer guest). http://www.peterdavid.net/

The Worst Star Trek Villain: Part 3 Balok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfpYsAdS0r0

Who was the worst villain in the classic Star Trek series? This video series examines various adversaries in Star Trek and compares them to Khan (from the episode "Space Seed," and the movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan") who is claimed in the movie Star Trek: Into Darkness to be "the most formidable adversary the Enterprise ever faced."

 

This video compares Khan to Balok from the episode, "The Corbomite Manuever." Where No Man has Gone Before."

New June, 2016

 

Dos and Don’ts With Science Fiction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5ISv6BnYAU

A few pointers on writing in this excerpt from the panel, "So You Wanna Write," at GottaCon 2012.

 

-Joanna Gaskell: Webseries (Standard Action).

-Rob Hunt: Film (Phasefirefilms).

-Karl Johanson: Print (Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine)

-Steve Saunders: Comics.

-Eric Seaton: Tabletop RPGs (Crosstime Games).

-Jules Sherred: Magazine writer, website designer

New June, 2016

 

Star Trek Stamps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEx14rXboZM

A look at the Star Trek stamps and coins we purchased.

New May, 2016

 

Pitching to Various Media: "How to Pitch to an Editor" 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGr7E4Vcs0w

Pitching short stories, versus pitching comics or computer games. Neo-opsis editor Karl Johanson and Laurie Smith. Another excerpt from the panel, "How to Pitch to an Editor," at KeycCon 33, in Winnipeg, MB. May 21st, 2016.

New June, 2016

 

Including Art? "How to Pitch to an Editor" 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRqaFPyV2YI

Neo-opsis editor Karl Johanson and Laurie Smith. An excerpt from the panel, "How to Pitch to an Editor," at KeycCon 33, in Winnipeg, MN. May 21st, 2016.

Keycon. www.keycon.org

New May, 2016

 

What Not to Say to an Editor

"How to Pitch to an Editor" 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX-jyRxfqTA

Neo-opsis editor Karl Johanson and Laurie Smith. An excerpt from the panel, "How to Pitch to an Editor," at KeycCon 33, in Winnipeg, MN. May 21st, 2016.

Keycon. www.keycon.org

New May, 2016

 

 

Something to Never Say to an Editor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekXhdWbmZ5o

Neo-opsis editor Karl Johanson and Laurie Smith. An excerpt from the panel, "How to Pitch to an Editor," at KeycCon 33, in Winnipeg, MN. May 21st, 2016.

Keycon. www.keycon.org

New May, 2016

 

 

 

If You’re Intelligent and You Know It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7VH_f7hzmg

I was the editor guest of honour at the science fiction convention Keycon, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I and the 2 other masquerade judges needed some time to work out all the numbers from our sheets judging all of the costumes and performances, so I entertained the audience briefly.

This was the 33rd Keycon. www.keycon.org

New May, 2016

 

Science Versus Unfounded Opinion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkWd2V2OJ-0

An excerpt from the panel "The End of the World," at Conversion Con 2006 in Calgary, Alberta. This section is a brief comment about the weight unfounded opinion is too often given. Panelists left to right: Jeff Krehmer, Larry Niven, William Gibson, Karl Johanson and Scott Barker.

Video recorded by Jeff Krehmer.

 

This isn't to say that science is always right, as humans do science and humans have biases and make mistakes. It's just that science is a process intended to try to work around bias and error.

New May, 2016

 

Keycon 2016 Opening Ceremonies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y28tVNnC1VA

Keycon is a science fiction convention held yearly in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Keycon.org) From left to right, Karl Johanson (editor Guest), Peter David (writer guest), John Mansfield (convention chair), John Speelman (convention chair), Julie Czerneda (writer guest), and Justin Currie (artist guest). Keycon 33 was held on May 20, 2016.

New May, 2016

 

The Worst Star Trek Villain: Part Two Gary Mitchell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8IOU3GV6UI

Who was the worst villain in the classic Star Trek series? This video series examines various adversaries in the show and compares them to Khan (from the episode "Space Seed," and the movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan") who is claimed in the movie Star Trek: Ascent into Darkness to be "the most formidable adversary the Enterprise ever faced."
This second video compares Khan to the adversaries in the second pilot episode,

"Where No Man has Gone Before."

 

 

Dealing with Rejection as a Writer or Artist

An excerpt from my presentation "Selling Your Creative Work” at Tsukino Con at the University of Victoria. Feb 13, 2016.

 

The full panel description was, " "Selling Your Creative Works. Gets some pointers on selling art, writing and other creative works, from a person who buys works as an editor and who sells works as a freelancer."

 

Unintended Consequences: Access to Information and Communications

An excerpt from my presentation "Unintended Consequences," at Tsukino Con at the University of Victoria. Feb 13, 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7S4N1W1fB4

 

The full panel description was: “Unintended Consequences: Sometimes scientific, technological or social changes have unintended consequences. Science fiction sometimes predicts or recognizes such unintended consequences. Here’s an opportunity to hear some thoughts on the topic by a science fiction magazine writer / editor."

http://www.tsukinocon.com/

 

 

 

 

The Aurora Awards are a 'people's choice' award for works of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, which have been going every year since 1980. To nominate and vote, check out the web site at:

http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/

 

If you enjoy Neo-opsis, please consider nominating it, or any of the stories or artists featured in Neo-opsis.

 

Unintended Consequences: Carbon Taxes

An excerpt from my presentation "Unintended Consequences," at Tsukino Con at the University of Victoria. Feb 13, 2016.

 

The full panel description was: “Unintended Consequences: Sometimes scientific, technological or social changes have unintended consequences. Science fiction sometimes predicts or recognizes such unintended consequences. Here’s an opportunity to hear some thoughts on the topic by a science fiction magazine writer / editor."

http://www.tsukinocon.com/

New Feb, 2016

 

Tsukino Con Walk Around

Tsukino Con is an Anime convention which has run for several years, at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, BC, Canada. I did a brief walk around video of part of the the convention on Friday night, before my panel on "Selling Your Creative Works."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWNVydtemDw

 

As seen in the video, a major feature of the convention is a great deal of very creative costuming.

 

Information on Tsukino Con is available at: http://www.tsukinocon.com/

New Feb, 2016

 

Justify the Science Flaw 2015 Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ozN_Ovd3Fs

This is the 5th annual VCon (www.vcon.ca) "Justify the Science Flaw" panel. I bring up science or technical flaws from movies or other stories, and a panel of scientists and science fiction authors either explain how it's not actually a flaw if you look at it from the right perspective, or they come up with some plausible sounding handwavium which could allow the audience to suspend disbelief.

The 2015 panelists:

Joe Haldeman

Eric Choi

BJ Allan

Jaimmie Que

Jaymie Matthews

Greg Bole

New Oct 13, 2015

 

Dave Duncan Receives CSF&FA Lifetime

Achievement Award

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQDoVl3iGZU

The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association presented author Dave Duncan with a Lifetime Achievement Award, on October 4, 2015, at the convention VCon 40 in Vancouver BC.

 

Dave Duncan has published more than 50 fantasy and science fiction novels. www.daveduncan.com

 

Information on the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association , which also runs the Aurora Awards, is available at: www.prixaurorawards.ca.

New Oct, 2015

 

 

Justify the Science Flaw 2015 Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBLRSo2d4Fo

New Oct 13, 2015

 

Justify the Science Flaw 2015 Part 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU3QSatwBqg

 

Justify the Science Flaw 2015 Part 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhNOVRdYq7s

 

 

Star Trek Captain’s Chair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvR2HAAsBmU

Editor Karl Johanson tries out his inflatable Star Trek chair at Cox Bay, near Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Also appearing in the video are Emily Kazanowski and Wendy Lightbody, and Isaac the dog.

New Sept 14, 2015.

 

The Worst Star Trek Villain: Part One Talosians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkjehCxhbHU

Who was the worst villain in the classic Star Trek series? This video series examines various adversaries in the show and compares them to Khan (from the episode "Space Seed," and the movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan") who is claimed in the movie Star Trek: Ascent into Darkness to be "the most formidable adversary the Enterprise ever faced."
This first video compares Khan to the adversaries in the pilot episode, "The Cage." Parts of the episode "The Cage" were used in the two part episode,

"The Menagerie."

New August 2015

 

 

Minions and Sharknado Sand Sculptures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhIyW9mVa3o

Sand artist Fred Dobbs and a team of 7 others made these sand sculptures at Gyro Park, next to Cadboro Bay, Saanich (Victoria), BC, Canada. (If anyone knows the names of the other artists, please post it here.

The sculptures featured Minions from Despicable Me, a seal or sea lion, a large sharknado (from the movies of the same name), a pelican and a shark from Finding Nemo, and a lighthouse.

August 16, 2015.

New August 2015

 

The Phaser Trick!

The ultimate party trick involving a phaser! Impress your friends! Impress your relatives! Impress Dave!

New July 2015

 

Is The Mission to Pluto a Fake?

The Answer Might Surprise You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QlJ6oJiWt4

The The New Horizons deep space probe to Pluto was launched on January 19, 2006, and will flyby on July 15, 2015. But is the entire mission a fake? Was it all done with modern computer generated special effects? Has NASA been fooling us all? Did the rocket that allegedly launched New Horizons actually launch a secret military neutron cannon? Does Pluto even exist or is it a fake too?

New July 2015

 

Phaser Sale!

A phaser prop used in Classic Star Trek is going up for auction. Karl is offering his phaser for a hugely discounted price instead.

New Jan 2015

Can We Make A Sonic Screwdriver?

Karl Johanson, editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine discusses the question of whether mankind now has the technology to make a "sonic screwdriver" like The Doctor from Dr. Who uses.

New July 2014

 

Star Trek Shiver Syndrome

Classic Star Trek animation.

Mr. Sulu on a frozen planet.

Created using Go Animate:

http://goanimate.com

 

Author Ambush

Steph The Video Guy has done a series of Author Ambush interviews, This is his interview of Neo-opsis’ editor, done at the 2008 World Fantasy Convention in Calgary, AB.

 

Zombie Kirk

Editor Karl Johanson wore multiple costumes for ‘Halloweek” at his job at ParetoLogic. He combined his Zombie Day costume and his “Science Fiction Day” costume for this brief video tribute to the classic Star Trek Episode “Spock’s Brain.”

 

So You Want to Become a Published Author

Panel at GottaCon 2013, Victoria BC.

 

    This panel was presented at the gaming con GottaCon 2013, in Victoria, BC. The panelists were: Jules Sherred (moderator), Alyx Dellamonica, Dave Duncan, Matt Hughes, T.J. Silver. This panel included useful tips for writers on how to construct and sell stories.

    Jules Sherred: http://www.geekypleasures.com

    Alyx Dellamonica: http://alyxdellamonica.com

    Dave Duncan: http://daveduncan.com

    Matt Hughes: http://www.matthewhughes.org

    T.J. Silver : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4312942.T_J_Silver

    GottaCon: http://www.gottacon.com 2014 is Feb 7 - 9 2014, at Pearkes Arena, Victoria BC.

 

Take Me to the Kaptin by Prism.

Live 2012 Vancouver BC.

    Vancouver, BC in 2012. Al Harlow (lead guitar, lead vocals), Gary Grace (drums, vocals), Tad Goddard (bass, vocals), Marc Gladstone (keyboard, vocals).
    This is an audience video of the concert, not an official Prism video, although I did ask Prism's permission to post this.
    "Take me to the Kaptin" was written by Jim Vallance (jimvalance.com), and was first released on Prism's album Prism, in 1977.
    Filmed by Karl Johanson, using a Canon HD CMOS, which manages decent sound quality & which occasionally pics up the sound of audience members commenting or singing along.
Information about Prism is available at: www.prism.ca

Largest Star Trek Drawing Ever
Long Beach, BC.

 

    Drawing Captain Picard in the sand at Long Beach, BC. In Pacific Rim National Park.

    Filmed by Stephanie Ann Johanson.

 

Robots at Worldcon LA 2006

    Some robots on display at the 2006 Worldcon in LA. The robots from movies and TV series were by the Robot Man (www.the-robotman.com). C3PO & R2D2 (from Star Wars), Robby the Robot (from Forbidden Planet), Cylon (from the original Battlestar Galactica), Gort (from The Day the Earth Stood Still", Astro Boy, Dalek (from Dr Who), Gigantor and Drone # 2 "Huey" (from Silent Running). The Mars Exploration Rover robot was by the Jet Propulsion Lab. August 2005.

Star Trek happy Birthday Animation

    A Star Trek Happy Birthday wish, created at http://goanimate.com/

8mmPlane

Eight Millimetre Model Aircraft

    An 8 millimeter movie that Karl and his friend John Wright and I did in junior high school in 1978. I forget what type of plane the model was. We used a vacuum cleaner to blow air on the propeller to get it to spin while filming. We ran out of film just as their aircraft was exploding on the ground, so we missed part of it. The explosion lit a bit of John's hair on fire as he was filming. The 'laser' was hand scratched onto the film.

    The film was run quite a few times, so there's lots of scratch marks & such on the film. I had it transferred to DVD in 2009, which has added some MPEG compression artifacts. I added the sound in 2010.

Snake

Animated Snake Puzzle Toy

    An animation I did of a Snake Puzzle Toy in (I think) 1981. (No sound) I recently had the Super 8 film converted to DVD.

 End of the World

Apocalyptic Memes

    An excerpt from the panel "The End of the World," at Conversion Con 2006 in Calgary, Alberta. Panelists left to right: Jeff Krehmer, Larry Niven, William Gibson, Karl Johanson and Scott Barker.

Asteroids and Politics

Asteroids and Politics

    Another excerpt from the panel "The End of the World," at Conversion Con 2006 in Calgary, Alberta. This section is about the political reactions that might happen if we found out a large meteor was going to hit the Earth.

    Panelists left to right: Jeff Krehmer, Larry Niven, William Gibson, Karl Johanson and Scott Barker.

Aurora English Short

Aurora Awards 2009: Best Work in English: Short Form

    2009 Aurora Award Ceremony www.prix-aurora-awards.ca. The Auroras Awards is a Canadian 'people's choice' award for work in fantasy and science fiction. Part of Worldcon 2009 in Montreal.
    Emcee Liana K.
    Presentation of the award by Donna Mei-Ling Park.
    Winner: Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta, Randy McCharles.
    Other Nominees:
-"All In" Peter Atwood.

-"Back" Susan J. Forest.

-"A Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Van Gogh" Douglas Smith.
-"Doorways" Douglas Smith.

Aurora French

Aurora Awards 2009: Best Work in French: Short Form

    2009 Aurora Award Ceremony www.prix-aurora-awards.ca. The Auroras are a Canadian 'people's choice' award for works of fantasy or science fiction. Part of Worldcon 2009 in Montreal.
    Emcee: Liana K.
    Presentation of the award:  Amy J. Ransom.
    Winner:
Le Dôme de Saint-Macaire », Jean-Louis Trudel
    Other Nominees:
-"Ballade sur Pallide" Michèle Laframboise.

-"La révolte des gilets-malins" Michèle Laframboise.

-"Jos Montferrand et le Grand Brigand des routes"
Allain Ducharme

Aurora English Other

Aurora Awards 2009: Best Work in English: Other


    2009 Aurora Award Ceremony www.prix-aurora-awards.ca. The Auroras Awards are Canadian 'people's choice' awards for work in fantasy and science fiction. Part of Worldcon 2009 in Montreal.
    Emcee Liana K.
    Presentation of the award "Best Work in English: Other" by Julie Czerneda.
    Winner: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Karl Johanson, Ed.
    Other Nominees:
-The Gaslight Grimoire, Jeff Campbell & Charles Prepolec, Réd.
-Tesseracts Twelve, Claude Lalumière, Ed.
-Through The Window: A Journey To The Borderlands.

-Of Faerie, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff.

-On Spec magazine, Diane Walton, Ed.

Aurora Novel

Aurora Awards 2009: Best Work in English: Long Form

    2009 Aurora Award Ceremony www.prix-aurora-awards.ca. The Auroras Awards are Canadian 'people's choice' awards for work in fantasy and science fiction. Part of Worldcon 2009 in Montreal.
    Emcee Liana K.
    Presentation of the award by Ed the Sock.
    Winner: Marseguro, Edward Willett
    Other Nominees:
-After the Fires, Ursula Pflug.
-Identity Theft and Other Stories, Robert J. Sawyer.
-Impossibilia, Douglas Smith.

-Defining Diana, Hayden Trenholm.

Budgie Assisted Flight

Budgie Chick: Assisted Flight (Day 23)

    I thought that the budgie chick would enjoy an assisted flight, as its wings aren't developed enough for it to fly on its own. (23 days old.) I added a soundtrack to give it a bit of an SF feel.

Doodle Trek

Doodle Trek

    Some hand drawn Trek animation I did in 1987. I filmed it with a Super 8 camera in 1993. I had it telecined to DVD in 2009, then converted it to WMV and added sound in 2010. There's a bit of dirt & some scratches on the film and some compression artifacting from the DVD conversion.

Picard Gorn

Captain Picard and the Gorn

    Short animated movie about an alien encounter. I put this together in 2007 or so. This is my second Picard cartoon, as he's about the only character I can draw somewhat consistently.
    Produced with PhotoShop and AVI Constructor.

 

GottaCon

Gottacon gaming convention 2010 Victoria BC

    A walk around video at Gottacon, a gaming convention at Pearkes Arena in Victoria BC. This is Friday night, Feb 5, 2010. We had a dealers table for Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, for the con. I did the walk around during a lull in the dealer room traffic.

    The light level went up & down on the camera a bit for some reason, possibly low batteries.

SPAPE

Karl's Paper Starship

    This is video is an excerpt from the panel "Spaceships on the Cheap." Conversion Con 2006. Calgary, Alberta. Left to right, Karl Johanson, unknown, Blair Peterson, Larry Niven and unknown.
    The idea is to use alpha particles to propel a thin sheet of paper in space. My friend Phillip Freeman did a back of the envelope calculation, suggesting that the alpha particles could get the paper to solar escape velocity within one half life of the alpha emitting isotope. More details of this idea are in an article in issue 16 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine.

LegoCrane

Lego Crane

    Lego animation of some classic video games filmed with a digital camera in 2004.

LegoWoop

Lego: Building Blocks" Animation

    Lego and clay animation by Karl and Stephanie Johanson in 1989. Background art by Stephanie Johanson.
    The music was recorded in 1976 by John Wright (now of "No Means No") and I, using a monophonic Moog synthesizer to back up our echo augmented singing.
    I had the film transferred to DVD in 2009, then converted it to mpg and added sound. There are some light level issues due to the quality of the film camera and the age of the film.

LegoGames

Lego Video Games Animation

    Lego animation of some classic video games filmed with a digital camera in 2004.

LegoRedCarpet

A Little Bit of Lego Animation

    Some Super 8 animation I did on the floor of my parent's basement some years ago. Transferred to DVD in 2009. Converted to WMV and sound added in 2010.

Proof of Alien Visitation

Proof of Alien Visitation

    A very unusual structure found on the beach at Florencia Bay, Pacific Rim National Park, BC, Canada. In this mini mini documentary, Karl Johanson discusses the most plausible theory of this structure's origin.
    Graphics produced using Photoshop 7 and AVI Constructor.

Time Machine

Really Short Science Fiction: Can I Borrow Your Time Machine?

    Some art, characters and props from Go Animate. Writing, additional background art and prop art, animation, music and timing by: Karl Johanson and Stephanie Ann Johanson

Tycho

Really Short Science Fiction: Tycho

    Just like the title says, some really short science fiction. In this episode we see a couple enjoying the cuisine of a lunar restaurant at the crater Tycho.

Soylent

Soylent Green Panel at VCon 35

    An excerpt from the panel discussion, "Our Green Future Doesn't Have to be Soylent." VCon 35, Vancouver BC, October 1 - 3, 2010. Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel.

    Panelists (left to right), writer Donna McMahon, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine editor Karl Johanson and writer Paula Johanson.

    The novel "Make Room Make Room" by Harry Harrison was published in 1966. The movie "Soylent Green" was released in 1973.

    This excerpt from the panel was filmed by Stephanie Ann Johanson, using an Olympus Stylus Tough 300, with audio from the on board microphone.

    I was a moment late for the panel, so someone put a drawing of me on the whiteboard behind us, as I rushed from a previous panel.

Trek Phaser Bouncey

Star Trek: Phaser Bounce

    A Trek cartoon I put together a few years ago.
    Produced with PhotoShop and AVI Constructor.

Trek Episode

Star Trek: The Search for an Episode

    Trek Animation - created at http://goanimate.com/.

    The Classic Trek characters go on a search for a new episode.
    Writing, production and some background and prop art by Karl Johanson. Additional backgrounds and props, as well as input on dialogue, character motion and scene timing by and Stephanie Ann Johanson. The art which isn't from GoAnimate.com (such as the blown up computers and the inside of the cave) was produced using PhotoShop 7. Elevator music by Wendy Lightbody

Transporter

Transporter

    A server cage showed up in the office at my old job. It sat in the entrance for a few weeks and lots of people wondered what it was, so I made this video and emailed it to everyone. (No audio.)

 

 

 

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