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Semi-Final Program Grid for James Morrow

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. James Morrow 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: God Emperor of Capclave - The Politics and Religion Panel (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, John G. Hemry, Larry Hodges (M), James Morrow, Brian Shaw
Verboten at the dinner table, but not here. How do authors' political perspectives and religion influence their writing? And what happens when an author's politics/religion starts influencing the real world (cue Ayn Rand)
Friday 9:00 pm: That's Not My Sex (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, Craig Alan Loewen, James Morrow, Sharyn November, Hildy Silverman, Janine Spendlove (M)
Writing other genders. Women writing male characters. Men writing women. Do they seem off? Who does it well? Can you tell James Tiptree was a woman from her fiction?
Friday 11:00 pm: Cyberchildren (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Meriah Lysistrata Crawford, Judi Fleming, James Morrow (M)
How has growing up with all this technology changed today's youth? Will those who build robots in school look at them differently? Does instant access to all the facts on the Internet influence their memory, attention span? What changes are still to come?
Saturday 9:00 am: Fire the Literary Canon? (Ends at: 9:55 am)
Panelists: Meriah Lysistrata Crawford, Charles E. Gannon, Rahul Kanakia, James Morrow (M), K. Ceres Wright
Are schools doing a disservice to youth by forcing the reading of "Classics"? Are there opportunities that are being missed using lists of classics? Do the classics still speak to the modern reader? Are there still some books everyone should read, and need a teacher to help explain? Or do the classics turn some people off reading?
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 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: Reading: James Morrow (Ends at: 12:25 pm)
Panelists: James Morrow
Sunday 1:00 pm: Author's Table Sunday 1 (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: James Morrow

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