Semi-Final Program Grid for Patrick Scaffido
This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Patrick Scaffido 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 8:30 pm: Reading: Patrick Scaffido (Ends at: 8:55 pm)|
Panelists: Patrick Scaffido
|Friday 10:00 pm: Nice Shoes … (Ends at: 10:55 pm)|
Panelists: Judi Fleming (M), Jason Jack Miller, Betsy A. Riley, Patrick Scaffido, Jean Marie Ward
Shoes, do they make the character? What are the tricks to subtly tell the reader about the character through clothes, furniture, job, and hobbies. Is this just a chic lit trait or a common tool?
|Saturday 10:00 am: I've Got a Secret (Ends at: 10:55 am)|
Panelists: John G. Hemry, Diana Peterfreund, Patrick Scaffido, Brian Shaw (M)
How do authors write spies, liars, unreliable narrators, and secret-keepers? How do they keep characters honest with what they know and share? What are the tricks to avoid telegraphing the truth? Also what are some of the common codes and ciphers used.
|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 9:00 am: City Faerie Folk - Urban Fantasy in the Mainstream (Ends at: 9:55 am)|
Panelists: Victoria Janssen (M), Patrick Scaffido, Michelle D. Sonnier
Once a fringe segment of genre writing, urban Fantasy has moved out front. It is growing in popularity. Who are the authors that are leading the charge? What is it about the writing that is drawing in the legions of fans? Does putting magic in the present day make it more mundane or all the greater for the contrast?
|Sunday 1:00 pm: A Literary History of Dragons (Ends at: 1:55 pm)|
Panelists: Iver Cooper, Marianne Mancusi, James Maxey (M), Patrick Scaffido, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Dragons have been making appearances in stories for ages. Once they were only monsters. But now they have evolved and are no longer limited to being evil. Dragons are self-aware and often protagonists. From Beowulf to Temeraire: Dragons through the Ages and on the Pages.
|Sunday 2:00 pm: Short Fiction Audio: Podcast Anthology (Ends at: 2:55 pm)|
Panelists: Kate Baker, Patrick Scaffido, Norm Sherman (M), Steven H. Wilson
Podcasting is the ability to assume the role of station programmer and turn your computer or mp3 player into your own private radio station. Talk radio. Hard to find indie music. Tech Tips. Audio books...but we call them Podiobooks. It can all be found in Podcasting, and it can be as big of a commitment as writing a novel itself. On this panel, experienced podcasters share their own stories with the successes and setbacks in taking your story online with audio.
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