Semi-Final Program Grid for Alethea Kontis
This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Alethea Kontis 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 4:00 pm: The Darker Side of Fae (Ends at: 4:55 pm)|
Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Alethea Kontis, Michelle D. Sonnier (M), Jim Stratton, Jean Marie Ward
Not everyone can be Tinkerbell, sometimes the world is a little less clean and pure. Is the darker fae a return to time when the fae were strange and alarming?
|Friday 8:00 pm: Meet the YA Authors (Ends at: 9:55 pm)|
Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Marianne Mancusi, Diana Peterfreund
Come and meet Capclave's YA authors in a casual setting. Current list of Authors:
E J Lawrence
Janine K Spendlove
|Sunday 10:00 am: The Princess and the Robot Frog (Ends at: 10:55 am)|
Panelists: Alma Katsu, Alethea Kontis (M), Michelle D. Sonnier
A discussion of classic fairy tales and how they influence writers. Why play with stories everyone already knows? What tales have been done the most/best?
|Sunday 12:00 pm: Diana Wynne Jones (Ends at: 12:55 pm)|
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, Alethea Kontis (M), L. Jagi Lamplighter, Sharyn November
The late Diana Wynne Jones wrote wonderful children's fantasy like Archer's Goon, Charmed Life, and Howl's Moving Castle. What's your favorite of her books and why? What made her work so special? And why can't American publishers keep her books in print? Assessing her writing and its influence on the fantasy genre including difference between how she was received in the UK and the US and other countries.
|Sunday 2:00 pm: Reading: Alethea Kontis (Ends at: 2:25 pm)|
Panelists: Alethea Kontis
|Sunday 3:00 pm: Cover Girls (and Guys) (Ends at: 3:55 pm)|
Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Mike McPhail (M), Sherin Nicole, Steve Stiles
What makes for a good cover? How much realism is needed, or should realism be avoided? Michael Whelan, John Picacio, and Darryl Sweet have different styles, but are well liked.
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