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Semi-Final Program Grid for Victoria Janssen

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Victoria Janssen 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 12:00 pm: The Future of YA (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Warren Buff (M), Victoria Janssen, Sherin Nicole, Diana Peterfreund
What is the next big trend in YA now that Vampires and Dystopian have had their big hits? Will the audience for YAs continue to build or has it overexpanded? As YA books get longer and more sophisticated, is there really a need for a separate YA label?
Saturday 3:00 pm: Romancing the Paranormal (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Victoria Janssen (M), Sherin Nicole, Jean Marie Ward
Witches and werewolves and vampires in love. Why has paranormal romance become so popular? Is this a fad or a lasting subgenre? Have publishers started cutting back? How much romance needs to be in the book for it to be paranormal as opposed to urban/modern fantasy?
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 children’s 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?
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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