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Semi-Final Program Grid for Tad Daley J.D., Ph.D.

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Tad Daley J.D., Ph.D. 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.

Friday 5:00 pm: Popular Dystopias (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Tad Daley J.D., Ph.D. (M), Tom Doyle, Diana Peterfreund
Why are so many dystopias being written, especially for YA? Is this a reaction to the current political economic situation? Why do people want to read about depressing circumstances? And what will be its effect on readers, especially younger readers? Should there be a counter-utopian trend?
Friday 6:00 pm: So you want to be a Writer? (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda Clough, Tad Daley J.D., Ph.D. (M), Yoji Kondo (Eric Kotani), Nick Mamatas, Jim Stratton
Authors discuss how they became a writer, and why you should(nít) Writers share their experiences and offer advice to those interested in becoming a professional writer. Pay it forward.
Saturday 11:00 am: Not Rocket Science (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Catherine Asaro, Tad Daley J.D., Ph.D., Edward M. Lerner, James Morrow, Sam Scheiner (M)
Hard science fiction usually focuses on physics and space. What about the other sciences? How can they be treated seriously as hard SF? What are the best authors who have focused on biology or the social sciences?
Saturday 2:00 pm: Science fiction without Science (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Catherine Asaro, Eric Choi, Tad Daley J.D., Ph.D. (M), Inge Heyer, Edward M. Lerner
Can the improbable work without some basis to science in science?
Sunday 11:00 am: WWI comeback (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Tad Daley J.D., Ph.D., Andrew Fox, John G. Hemry, Victoria Janssen (M), Jean Marie Ward
It has been nearly a hundred years since the War to end all wars, is this a setting that still has potential? Will the movie "War Horse" and the tv show "Downton Abbey" spark a new interest in fiction set during World War One?

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