Semi-Final Program Grid for Brenda Clough
This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Brenda Clough 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 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.
|Friday 8:00 pm: Here Kitty Kitty (Ends at: 8:55 pm)|
Panelists: Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, Brenda Clough (M), Dina Leacock, Jennifer Pelland
Donít touch that cat! Beat up the kids, kill the spouse, but donít mess with your characterís cat or fans will react with pitchforks. Authors describe their experiences writing about and around cats.
|Saturday 12:00 pm: Reviews, what are they good for? (Ends at: 12:55 pm)|
Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Brenda Clough, Gayle Surrette (M), Jean Marie Ward
They said what!?! What is the value of book blogs and review sites? Should you engage?
|Saturday 1:00 pm: Author, editor, candlestick maker (Ends at: 1:55 pm)|
Panelists: Eric Choi, Brenda Clough, Katie Hartlove, Mike McPhail
Some people wear many hats. How do they balance all of the different activities without shorting the others?
|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.
|Sunday 2:00 pm: Online publishing: From blogs to e-magazines (Ends at: 2:55 pm)|
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke, Brenda Clough, Sherin Nicole, Sean Wallace (M)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of publishing online? Who are some of the best online publishers and what do they do? What can be learned from some pioneers? And how can new would-be publishers get started?
|Sunday 3:00 pm: Stories in a Series (Ends at: 3:55 pm)|
Panelists: Brenda Clough, Sam Lubell, Bud Sparhawk (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans
Some authors use short stories to explore aspects of a series' universe that arenít enough for a whole novel. Or to write about the backstory of minor characters or fill in the gaps? What writers do this well? How can you make these stories understandable to those who have not read the series and let readers of the novels know about stories?
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