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Semi-Final Program Grid for Steven H. Wilson

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Steven H. Wilson 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 6:30 pm: Reading: Steven H. Wilson (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Steven H. Wilson
Friday 11:00 pm: I'm Just Borrowing the Characters… Writing Fanfic (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Janine Spendlove, Elaine Stiles (M), Jean Marie Ward, Steven H. Wilson
Why do people write fanfic? Is it fair use or unfair abuse? How is it different from retellings of Greek myths or King Arthur? Is using familiar characters and settings "training wheels" for beginning authors or a dangerous crutch that will engrain bad habits? Where are the lines?
Saturday 10:00 am: Author's Table Saturday 10 (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Steven H. Wilson
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?
Saturday 3:00 pm: Hearing Voices? (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews, Kate Baker (M), Tee Morris, Steven H. Wilson
Some of today's top stories are now being podcast. How do podcasts expand the market? Where to find them? Who should you be listening to on a regular basis?
Saturday 4:00 pm: Quote the Raven (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Val Griswold-Ford, James Maxey, Tee Morris, James Morrow (M), Steven H. Wilson
Forbidden Planet shows some strong similarities to Shakespeare's The Tempest and Honor Harrington's historical borrowings are easy to spot. But what if your influences and references are not as well known? How do you connect it for readers? Should you spell it out or hope someone catches your subtle references? What authors do this well?
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 12:00 pm: Self Publishing and You / DIY Publishing (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Jennifer Barnes, Andrew Fox (M), Jason Jack Miller, Betsy A. Riley, Steven H. Wilson
Self publishing offers authors new opportunities, but also pitfalls. Is self publishing right for you? Should readers consider self-published books? Do genre and author experience matter?
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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