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Semi-Final Program Grid for Bud Sparhawk

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Bud Sparhawk 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 6:00 pm: Space Marines and Goblin Troopers (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Ron Garner (M), Mike McPhail, Alan Smale, Bud Sparhawk, K. Ceres Wright
How should military be structured in Science Fiction and Fantasy? Should forces be combined or segmented? What are some good examples of both in modern writing? Are there approaches to the military that genre fiction neglects?
Friday 7:00 pm: Doctor Jerky and Mr. Hide: Private & Public Personas (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Panelists: Jennifer Barnes, Craig Alan Loewen, Tee Morris, Bud Sparhawk (M)
Do some authors put on a false front at cons and interviews to gain attention? Should others hide their beliefs/views to avoid offending potential readers? Have you self-censored something you almost wrote/said and why? What do you do when a reader assumes the author believes the ideas expressed by characters (even the villain)?
Saturday 9:00 am: Online Writing Tools (Ends at: 10:25 am)
Panelists: Jamie Todd Rubin (M), Bud Sparhawk
Bud Sparhawk and Jamie Todd Rubin guide you through the use of some of the most helpful tools available today.
Saturday 2:30 pm: Reading: Bud Sparhawk (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Bud Sparhawk
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?

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