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Semi-Final Program Grid for Scott H. Andrews

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Scott H. Andrews 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 7:00 pm: New Media, New Markets, New Business Models (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke, Norm Sherman (M), Sean Wallace, K. Ceres Wright
A Review of notable genre ezines, the forms they are taking and the business models they are adopting. There was a time when the word "Google" was not ubiquitous-- when bored, mopey teenagers didn't have Myspace, and huffy, choleric left and right wingers didn't have blogs. When people would have responded to the word "Youtube" with an angry "What'd you just call me buddy?!" It was in these prehistoric times that young speculative fiction ezines began to emerge from fetid, shallow waters on their stumpy leg-like fin structures to the promising shores of the internet. There has been an enormous boom of new markets online, many which pay professional rates to authors and have large and dedicated audiences.  How has the genre ezine structure and business model changed? Are these models and structures working?
Friday 8:00 pm: Reading: Scott H. Andrews (Ends at: 8:25 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews
Saturday 2:00 pm: World's Shortest Epics (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews (M), David Bartell, Laura Anne Gilman, James Morrow, Leona Wisoker
An epic doesn't have to be 10+ volumes. Or does it? Can a short story tell an epic fantasy? What makes an epic, epic and can this be done at shorter lengths? Who does this?
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 5:00 pm: The Evolution of Fantasy (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews, Val Griswold-Ford, Kathryn Morrow (M), Michelle D. Sonnier, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Dark fantasy, Urban fantasy, and Tolkien fantasy are just a few examples of modern genre writing. Trends and tastes change over time. A Song of Ice and Fire brought gritty fantasy to the forefront. Is the reading public ready to move on? And to what?

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