Semi-Final Program Grid for Ron Garner
This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Ron Garner may or may not actually be on these items, but probably will. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, modifications to the program can occur throughout the convention.
|Saturday 3:00 pm: Multiple Personalities (Ends at: 3:55 pm)|
Panelists: Ron Garner (M), James Maxey, Alan Smale, Allen Wold
Introverts extroverts and creating a persona for public consumption. Many authors need to be in the public, even if they would prefer to be reclusive. How do you overcome your fears and hangups. Additionally, how much of your controversial beliefs should you share. Are ideals worth the loss of sales?
|Saturday 4:00 pm: Young, Adult, or Both? (Ends at: 4:55 pm)|
Panelists: Andrew Fox, Ron Garner, Victoria Janssen (M), Morgan Keyes, Diana Peterfreund
How does a YA differ from a childrenís book or an adult book? How is the pacing, characterization, and language different or the same? Are there things you can do in one and not the other? Are these distinctions needed? And what about series like Harry Potter in which the children grow up?
|Saturday 6:00 pm: Dressed for Success (Ends at: 6:55 pm)|
Panelists: Ron Garner, Victoria Janssen, Diana Peterfreund
How detailed should your clothing descriptions be in your story. Does the clothing have anything to do with the character. Does it describe them or allow them to certain things. Do the readers care?
|Saturday 7:30 pm: Mass Signing (Ends at: 8:25 pm)|
Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Eric Choi, Brenda Clough, David Louis Edelman, Andrew Fox, Ron Garner, Morgan Keyes, Dave Klecha, Jonah Knight, Yoji Kondo (Eric Kotani), Dina Leacock, Edward M. Lerner, Craig Alan Loewen, James Maxey, Mike McPhail, James Morrow, Diana Peterfreund, Lawrence M. Schoen, Darrell Schweitzer, Alan Smale, Bud Sparhawk, Jean Marie Ward, Lawrence Watt-Evans
This is the mass signing held before the presentation of the WSFA Small Press Award.
|Saturday 10:00 pm: They canít do that! (Ends at: 10:55 pm)|
Panelists: Ron Garner, John G. Hemry, Dave Klecha, Mike McPhail (M), Bud Sparhawk
What are the commonly known tropes that writers get wrong in Military SF? Why it is important to get the facts right? What are the facts?
|Sunday 10:00 am: Writing Marines (Ends at: 12:55 pm)|
Panelists: Ron Garner
Are you now, or do you plan to write about aviation, the military, or some aspect of either (or both) in your next novel? Perhaps Space Marines or intergalactic dragons? Would you like some advice/tips/tricks on how to get it right? Then this workshop is for you, as you'll be come engage in a guided discussion with Marine Corps pilot and bestselling author, developed by Janine K. Spendlove, and Marine veteran and author, Ron Garner.
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