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Semi-Final Program Grid for Sharyn November

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Sharyn November 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: Diversity In Fiction (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Day Al-Mohamed, Eric Choi (M), John Edward Lawson, Emmie Mears, Sharyn November
How do authors portray minorities, differently abled, and gender roles in their stories? Science Fiction and Fantasy have come a long way and have often been at the forefront of these issues. What else needs to be done?
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?
Saturday 11:00 am: Best YA Besides Me (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Annette Klause (M), Marianne Mancusi, Sharyn November, Diana Peterfreund, Jon Skovron
Who's hot in YA besides me. There are a huge number of YA titles being released, who are some new go to authors? What types of YA books are hot.
Saturday 1:00 pm: Up From the Ashes (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Sharyn November
The life and times of Sharyn November. Mike Zipser of Fast Forward sits down with Editor Guest of Honor Sharyn November.
Sunday 9:00 am: Waldrop/November Kaffeeklatsch (Ends at: 9:55 am)
Panelists: Sharyn November, Howard Waldrop
Kaffeeklatsches for Howard Waldrop and Sharyn November. Sign up sheets will be by registration.
Sunday 10:00 am: Communicating with a Middle Grade and/or YA Fan Base (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Annette Klause, Marianne Mancusi, Sharyn November, Jon Skovron (M)
How is communicating with younger readers different from communicating with adults?  Are the differences significant?  How does one's online presence differ  when dealing with younger readers, e.g. what's the best form of social media to use.  Does the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act come into play at all? How does one go about making school appearances?
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.
Sunday 4:00 pm: My Favorite Author (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: D. Douglas Fratz (M), Carolyn Ives Gilman, Rahul Kanakia, Sharyn November
Panelists discuss their favorite books and authors. What draws you to an author? How have your tastes changed over time? How has that author influenced you?

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