Semi-Final Program Grid for Dina Leacock
This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Dina Leacock 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: So You Want To Be A Writer? (Ends at: 4:55 pm)|
Panelists: Matt Betts, Michael Dirda, Laura Anne Gilman, Alma Katsu, Dina Leacock, Bud Sparhawk, Michael A. Ventrella (M)
We did it before and we'll do it again! Authors discuss how they became a writer, and why you should(n't) Writers share their experiences and offer advice to those interested in becoming a professional writer. Pay it forward.
|Friday 7:30 pm: Reading: Dina Leacock (Ends at: 7:55 pm)|
Panelists: Dina Leacock
|Saturday 10:00 am: When the Dark (Fiction) Comes Rising -- Where Horror and Fantasy Collide (Ends at: 10:55 am)|
Panelists: Pamela K. Kinney, Dina Leacock, Craig Alan Loewen, Jason Jack Miller, Darrell Schweitzer, Hildy Silverman (M)
What is Dark Fiction and how is it different from light horror? How wide is the scope? What stories are good examples? Is there room for expansion into unexplored areas?
|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: Jesus Saves, So Should Writers. Ctrl-S (Ends at: 9:55 am)|
Panelists: Judi Fleming, Rahul Kanakia (M), Dina Leacock, Alex Shvartsman, Bud Sparhawk
Practical tips for writers - How do you keep track of different versions and edits? How often do you back up? How do you track where a story has already been submitted? And what do you use for outlining/note taking?
|Sunday 10:00 am: Author's Table Sunday 10 (Ends at: 10:55 am)|
Panelists: Dina Leacock
|Sunday 2:00 pm: Low Tech Writers (Ends at: 2:55 pm)|
Panelists: Dina Leacock, Jamie Todd Rubin (M), Michael Swanwick, Howard Waldrop
Harlan Ellison uses a typewriter, a manual typewriter. Asimov refused to fly. And our special guest Howard Waldrop doesn't use email. Why might some writers about the future refuse to use technology? How does this influence their fiction? What would happen to society if more people followed their example and opted out?
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