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Semi-Final Program Grid for K. Ceres Wright

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. K. Ceres Wright 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 5:00 pm: New to Conventions? Start Here (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Leona Wisoker (M), K. Ceres Wright
Here are some guidelines to getting the most out of your con experience. Also a discussion of the variety of conventions available to attend.
Friday 6:00 pm: Space Marines and Goblin Troopers (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Ron Garner (M), Mike McPhail, Alan Smale, Bud Sparhawk, K. Ceres Wright
How should military be structured in Science Fiction and Fantasy? Should forces be combined or segmented? What are some good examples of both in modern writing? Are there approaches to the military that genre fiction neglects?
Friday 7:00 pm: New Media, New Markets, New Business Models (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke, Norm Sherman (M), Sean Wallace, K. Ceres Wright
A Review of notable genre ezines, the forms they are taking and the business models they are adopting. There was a time when the word "Google" was not ubiquitous-- when bored, mopey teenagers didn't have Myspace, and huffy, choleric left and right wingers didn't have blogs. When people would have responded to the word "Youtube" with an angry "What'd you just call me buddy?!" It was in these prehistoric times that young speculative fiction ezines began to emerge from fetid, shallow waters on their stumpy leg-like fin structures to the promising shores of the internet. There has been an enormous boom of new markets online, many which pay professional rates to authors and have large and dedicated audiences.  How has the genre ezine structure and business model changed? Are these models and structures working?
Friday 8:00 pm: Perishing Publishers (Ends at: 8:55 pm)
Panelists: Jennifer Barnes, Andrew Fox, James Maxey, Ian Randal Strock (M), K. Ceres Wright
Do authors still need publishers in the kickstarter/ebook age? What are the success rates of these projects? Are publishers consolidating themselves to irrelevancy? Is there still a stigma to self-published novels?
Friday 11:00 pm: Strange Adventures -- The Sub-genres of Science Fiction Action Adventure (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Catherine Asaro, David Bartell, Matt Betts (M), Heidi Ruby Miller, K. Ceres Wright
People like when things happen. Since Jules Verne sent people to the moon there has been adventures in science fiction. Panelists describe the various forms of classic and modern science fiction adventure. Are these novels just plot or can talented authors tell an exciting story with good characters and strong prose?
Saturday 9:00 am: Fire the Literary Canon? (Ends at: 9:55 am)
Panelists: Meriah Lysistrata Crawford, Charles E. Gannon, Rahul Kanakia, James Morrow (M), K. Ceres Wright
Are schools doing a disservice to youth by forcing the reading of "Classics"? Are there opportunities that are being missed using lists of classics? Do the classics still speak to the modern reader? Are there still some books everyone should read, and need a teacher to help explain? Or do the classics turn some people off reading?
Saturday 3:30 pm: Reading: K. Ceres Wright (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: K. Ceres Wright
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.

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