Semi-Final Program Grid for Alma Katsu
This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Alma Katsu 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: So You Want To Be A Writer? (Ends at: 4:55 pm)|
Panelists: Matt Betts, Michael Dirda, Laura Anne Gilman, Alma Katsu, Dina Leacock, Bud Sparhawk, Michael A. Ventrella (M)
We did it before and we'll do it again! Authors discuss how they became a writer, and why you should(n't) Writers share their experiences and offer advice to those interested in becoming a professional writer. Pay it forward.
|Friday 8:00 pm: Grim or Grin? (Ends at: 8:55 pm)|
Panelists: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Alma Katsu, Jason Jack Miller (M), Sherin Nicole, Michelle D. Sonnier
Why has entertainment become so dark, with even superhero movies going grim and gritty, Game of Thrones bringing new meaning to "disastrous wedding", and games becoming more violent? What does this say about society? Where's the comic relief?
|Friday 11:00 pm: Pigeonholed! (Ends at: 11:55 pm)|
Panelists: Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, Alma Katsu, Marianne Mancusi, Lawrence Watt-Evans (M)
You just wrote the greatest novel ever, and now all anyone wants you to do is the same story in the same universe. How do you break expectations, do you even want to? How can you avoid writing the same book over and over?
|Saturday 12:00 pm: Author's Table Saturday Noon (Ends at: 12:55 pm)|
Panelists: Alma Katsu
|Saturday 3:00 pm: Reading: Alma Katzu (Ends at: 3:25 pm)|
Panelists: Alma Katsu
|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 10:00 am: The Princess and the Robot Frog (Ends at: 10:55 am)|
Panelists: Alma Katsu, Alethea Kontis (M), Michelle D. Sonnier
A discussion of classic fairy tales and how they influence writers. Why play with stories everyone already knows? What tales have been done the most/best?
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