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Semi-Final Program Grid for Janine Spendlove

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Janine Spendlove 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 4:00 pm: Author's Table Friday 4 (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Janine Spendlove
Friday 6:00 pm: Buffy and Ripley and Honor Harrington - Women of SF/Fantasy (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Annette Klause, Sherin Nicole, Diana Peterfreund, Jon Skovron, Janine Spendlove (M)
She's got a big sword and knows how to use it. That's good enough, isn't it? A discussion of truly well written female leads and why they have become so popular recently.
Friday 9:00 pm: That's Not My Sex (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, Craig Alan Loewen, James Morrow, Sharyn November, Hildy Silverman, Janine Spendlove (M)
Writing other genders. Women writing male characters. Men writing women. Do they seem off? Who does it well? Can you tell James Tiptree was a woman from her fiction?
Friday 11:00 pm: I'm Just Borrowing the Characters… Writing Fanfic (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Janine Spendlove, Elaine Stiles (M), Jean Marie Ward, Steven H. Wilson
Why do people write fanfic? Is it fair use or unfair abuse? How is it different from retellings of Greek myths or King Arthur? Is using familiar characters and settings "training wheels" for beginning authors or a dangerous crutch that will engrain bad habits? Where are the lines?
Saturday 9:00 am: Reading: Janine Spendlove (Ends at: 9:25 am)
Panelists: Janine Spendlove
Saturday 12:00 pm: Space Wars (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Catherine Asaro, Edward M. Lerner, Jamie Todd Rubin, Janine Spendlove, Christopher Weuve (M)
How would it be waged and why? Why would you want to go to war with a planet that takes 30 years to get to? What books have the best space wars?
Saturday 1:00 pm: Color Kid and Stone Boy: Lesser Known Superheroes (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, James Maxey (M), Janine Spendlove, Steven H. Wilson
Not everyone can be Batman or Storm, who are the best B and C list superheroes? What are the charms of writing about those with weak abilities?
Saturday 2:00 pm: Area 52 Military Science Fiction - Getting it Right (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Ron Garner, Brian Shaw, Janine Spendlove
Three Marines teach you how to write realistic military scenes. The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees a brief introduction to military thought at the strategic, operational, and tactical level, an understanding of the types of weapons that are used in combat and how they are employed, and a feeling for the effects of combat on participants and non-participants. From this basis, we will engage attendees in a discussion designed to relate basic military theory, tactics, and weapons to speculative fiction and thus help attendees develop a more accurate depiction of warfare in their writing. The Saturday session will cover the difference between Strategy/Operations/Tactics, including basic theories of military strategy (i.e. why/how states go to war), as well as planning factors and a discussion of these issues as they relate to speculative fiction. The Saturday session will also cover Tactics/Weapons including: (a) standard small unit tactics; (b) types of weapons systems (individual, crew-served, indirect fire, WMD); (c) the effects of warfare on combatants/non-combatants; and (d) discussion of these topics as they relate to speculative fiction. The Sunday session will be a writing sample review and Q&A;in which each attendee prepares a military writing sample ahead of time, and we take volunteers to discuss a couple of them, reserving about 10-15 minutes at the end for Q&A;.

Limited to 15 participants (First two hours)

Saturday 7:30 pm: Mass Signing (Ends at: 8:25 pm)
Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Catherine Asaro, Eric Bakutis, Philippa Ballantine, Matt Betts, Matt Bishop, Neil Clarke, Tom Doyle, Andrew Fox, Charles E. Gannon, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Laura Anne Gilman, John G. Hemry, Alma Katsu, Annette Klause, John Edward Lawson, Dina Leacock, Edward M. Lerner, Marianne Mancusi, George R.R. Martin, James Maxey, Heidi Ruby Miller, Jason Jack Miller, James Morrow, Diana Peterfreund, Patrick Scaffido, Lawrence M. Schoen, Jon Skovron, Alan Smale, Michelle D. Sonnier, Bud Sparhawk, Janine Spendlove, Michael Swanwick, Michael A. Ventrella, Jean Marie Ward, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Steven H. Wilson, Leona Wisoker, K. Ceres Wright
The Saturday evening mass autographing session.
Sunday 3:00 pm: Area 52.5 Military Science Fiction - Getting it Right (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Ron Garner, Brian Shaw, Janine Spendlove
Three Marines teach you how to write realistic military scenes. The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees a brief introduction to military thought at the strategic, operational, and tactical level, an understanding of the types of weapons that are used in combat and how they are employed, and a feeling for the effects of combat on participants and non-participants. From this basis, we will engage attendees in a discussion designed to relate basic military theory, tactics, and weapons to speculative fiction and thus help attendees develop a more accurate depiction of warfare in their writing. The Saturday session will cover the difference between Strategy/Operations/Tactics, including basic theories of military strategy (i.e. why/how states go to war), as well as planning factors and a discussion of these issues as they relate to speculative fiction. The Saturday session will also cover Tactics/Weapons including: (a) standard small unit tactics; (b) types of weapons systems (individual, crew-served, indirect fire, WMD); (c) the effects of warfare on combatants/non-combatants; and (d) discussion of these topics as they relate to speculative fiction. The Sunday session will be a writing sample review and Q&A;in which each attendee prepares a military writing sample ahead of time, and we take volunteers to discuss a couple of them, reserving about 10-15 minutes at the end for Q&A;.

Limited to 15 participants (conclusion of workshop)

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