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Semi-Final Program Grid for Tom Doyle

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Tom Doyle 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: Sequels and Prequels (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Tom Doyle (M), John G. Hemry, Marianne Mancusi, Diana Peterfreund
How hard can it be? So you want to do Part 2...or 3...or 4...and with the first book done, it's just a matter of moving forward. Right? You have the universe built, your characters developed, and your cultures cultured. So, what's holding you up? As we have seen in both sequels and prequels, sometimes the formula you have worked so hard to succeed the first go-round can miss a step on the second. What are the challenges in a series? Are prequels really needed? And when do you decide to "shake things up" and set your sequel with a new set of characters? Listen to the pros on how they work through the challenges in the universes they create.
Saturday 11:30 am: Reading: Tom Doyle (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Tom Doyle
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 2:00 pm: Author's Table Saturday 2 (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Tom Doyle
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: Agents and You (Ends at: 9:55 am)
Panelists: Tom Doyle, Emmie Mears, Lawrence M. Schoen (M), Michael Swanwick
Agents are very important to authors. Sometimes you have a great match from the beginning, other times the situation changes. Hear the experiences of authors at different stages in their careers.
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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