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Semi-Final Program Grid for Brenda W. Clough

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Brenda W. Clough 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: God Emperor of Capclave - The Politics and Religion Panel (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, John G. Hemry, Larry Hodges (M), James Morrow, Brian Shaw
Verboten at the dinner table, but not here. How do authors' political perspectives and religion influence their writing? And what happens when an author's politics/religion starts influencing the real world (cue Ayn Rand)
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 10:00 pm: Any Resemblance to Real People is Purely Intentional (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough (M), Howard Waldrop, Allen Wold
What you should and shouldn't do when incorporating real people into your fiction. Does it differ by genre? Are there legal concerns? Are the rules different for living/dead people? How far can you take them? J. Edgar Hoover in a dress, sure. But can you make him the noble hero?
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?
Sunday 12:00 pm: Diana Wynne Jones (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, Alethea Kontis (M), L. Jagi Lamplighter, Sharyn November
The late Diana Wynne Jones wrote wonderful children's fantasy like Archer's Goon, Charmed Life, and Howl's Moving Castle. What's your favorite of her books and why? What made her work so special? And why can't American publishers keep her books in print? Assessing her writing and its influence on the fantasy genre including difference between how she was received in the UK and the US and other countries.

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