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Semi-Final Program Grid for Lawrence Watt-Evans

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Lawrence Watt-Evans 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 8:00 pm: Author's Table Friday 8 (Ends at: 8:55 pm)
Panelists: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Friday 11:00 pm: Pigeonholed! (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, Alma Katsu, Marianne Mancusi, Lawrence Watt-Evans (M)
You just wrote the greatest novel ever, and now all anyone wants you to do is the same story in the same universe. How do you break expectations, do you even want to? How can you avoid writing the same book over and over?
Saturday 1:00 pm: Kickstarter: The Pro's and Con's (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Jennifer Barnes, Neil Clarke, Ron Garner (M), Laura Anne Gilman, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Kickstarter has become a new way to fund creative projects, but before you decide "Hey, I want to fund XYZ" consider what you are getting yourself into. Are you spending more money on stretch goals than you are on the project itself. What is your project? How often will you update? There is a lot of planning that goes into Kickstarter, and there is a lot to be learned not only from the success stories but the failures as well.
Saturday 2:00 pm: The Imperial March (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Catherine Asaro (M), Charles E. Gannon, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Ian Randal Strock, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Why are they always Galactic Empires? Why not republics, democracies and confederacies? Why do we assume that the future government is going to be some autocracy from the past? Is the Galactic Empire more romantic or just easier to write?
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?
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 1:00 pm: A Literary History of Dragons (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Iver Cooper, Marianne Mancusi, James Maxey (M), Patrick Scaffido, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Dragons have been making appearances in stories for ages. Once they were only monsters. But now they have evolved and are no longer limited to being evil. Dragons are self-aware and often protagonists. From Beowulf to Temeraire: Dragons through the Ages and on the Pages.

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