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Semi-Final Program Grid for Howard Waldrop

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Howard Waldrop 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 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 12:00 pm: The World According to Howard (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Tom Doyle (M), Howard Waldrop
Tom Doyle interviews Howard Waldrop. Topics will include the cinematic and literary obsessions of Howard Waldrop.
Saturday 3:00 pm: A Survey of Kickass Animals that Probably Don't Exist (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Thomas Holtz (M), Diana Peterfreund, Norm Sherman, Howard Waldrop, Jean Marie Ward
From the Goatman to the Mothman, Yeti to Yowie, and Dodo to Ogopogo. From Bloops to Blobs, Giant Owls to Lizard men, Chupacabres to Mongolian Deathworms. From the foul smelling Skunk Ape of the Florida Everglades, to the brain eating Nandi Bears of Kenya, this course is a basic introduction into the study of absurd animals which purportedly exist based on the sightings and information gathered by stammering lunatics, drunken peasants and other researchers in the field.
Saturday 4:00 pm: Reading: Howard Waldrop (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Howard Waldrop
Saturday 9:30 pm: George and Howard Show (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Gardner Dozois, George R.R. Martin, Howard Waldrop
They have been friends for over 50 years. They discuss anything and everything for as long as they want. BUT WAIT! There's more! Gardner Dozois joins the fun.
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 2:00 pm: Low Tech Writers (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Dina Leacock, Jamie Todd Rubin (M), Michael Swanwick, Howard Waldrop
Harlan Ellison uses a typewriter, a manual typewriter. Asimov refused to fly. And our special guest Howard Waldrop doesn't use email. Why might some writers about the future refuse to use technology? How does this influence their fiction? What would happen to society if more people followed their example and opted out?
Sunday 3:00 pm: Historical Alternates (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Day Al-Mohamed (M), Tom Doyle, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Alan Smale, Howard Waldrop
Can you still write alternate history when few Americans know real history? Is that why so many alternate histories focus on Civil War and WWII? How can authors of alt hist use signposts that suggest enough about real history so people can understand the alt one.

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