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Semi-Final Program Grid for Darrell Schweitzer

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Darrell Schweitzer 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: Horror- More than scary stories? (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Panelists: Dina Leacock (M), Craig Alan Loewen, Darrell Schweitzer
What Defines Horror? Is horror based on setting or plot? Or does it need both? Is horror without a supernatural element a separate genre?
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 9:00 am: Classics With Class (Ends at: 9:55 am)
Panelists: Eric Choi, Michael Dirda, Walter H. Hunt, Michael D. Pederson (M), Darrell Schweitzer
There are many seminal works in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Some still seem as great as you remember while others have become dated and dull. How often do you re-read the classics of the genre and what books do you think hold up well? What books do you think should be removed from the list of classics? Why?
Saturday 1:00 pm: Reading Darrell Schweitzer (Ends at: 1:25 pm)
Panelists: Darrell Schweitzer
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.
Saturday 10:00 pm: Who are the Early Masters of Modern Science Fiction? (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Panelists: Michael Dirda, Tom Doyle, Doug Fratz (M), Jamie Todd Rubin, Darrell Schweitzer
Most fans know Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle, but there who else were early pioneers of SF? How have they influenced modern SF or have today’s writers rejected their predecessors?
Sunday 10:00 am: Cthulhu- An autobiography (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: John Ashmead, Nick Mamatas, Darrell Schweitzer (M)
Who is Cthulhu and why is he important? How much of an impact does Cthulhu still have in horror? How does he compare with other superpowerful horrors?
Sunday 11:00 am: Research to Write (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Iver Cooper (M), A. C. Crispin, Darrell Schweitzer, Alan Smale
When writing historically based fiction, the details matter to many readers. What are the best sources for the different eras of Earth?

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