Semi-Final Program Grid for Sherin Nicole
This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Sherin Nicole 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 10:30 am: Reading Sherin Nicole (Ends at: 10:55 am)|
Panelists: Sherin Nicole
|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: Choosing an Ebook by its Ecover (Ends at: 4:55 pm)|
Panelists: Neil Clarke (M), Craig Alan Loewen, James Maxey, Sherin Nicole
How does format affect art and does it matter to readers? How do you stand out in from the rest?
|Sunday 1:00 pm: Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture (Ends at: 1:55 pm)|
Panelists: Doug Fratz, Sherin Nicole
Some books are just meant to be on the bigscreen. What books are begging to be a movie? If I could turn only one book into a movie what would it be? Why? Can it be done as a single movie or would it need a mini-series? Why do some book to movies transfer fail and what can bedone to make your book choice work?
|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?
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