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Semi-Final Program Grid for John G. Hemry

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. John G. Hemry 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 7:00 pm: Reading John G. Hemry (Ends at: 7:25 pm)
Panelists: John G. Hemry
Friday 8:00 pm: Princess of Mars' 100 Year Reign (Ends at: 8:55 pm)
Panelists: Michael Dirda, John G. Hemry, Bill Ross, Darrell Schweitzer, Lee Strong (M)
The magazine version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic was published 100 years ago. How has it influenced science fiction? Is it still readable today? And what about the movies?
Saturday 10:00 am: Alternate Alternate History (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Iver Cooper, John G. Hemry, Dave Klecha (M)
Is Alternate History alternate enough? What is the best way of making a history alternate -- little or big changes? How much is enough? Are authors failing in ambition or taking the easy way out? If the divergent point is more than a generation ago, would there be any recognizable people?
Saturday 5:00 pm: FTL what the hell (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: John Ashmead, John G. Hemry, Yoji Kondo (Eric Kotani), Lawrence M. Schoen (M), Bud Sparhawk
Space the final frontier, how do you get characters there? Does the feasability of the described propulsion make or break a story?
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 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?
Sunday 2:00 pm: The Infinite Series: Book #Ten Million (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: John G. Hemry, Dave Klecha (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans
Once, even lowly hobbits could defeat a darklord in just three books. Now series seem to go on and on and on. Why? Whose fault is it Ė publishers, authors, or readers? What if the author wants to write something else? Can we shorten the series?

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