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Semi-Final Program Grid for Diana Peterfreund

This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Diana Peterfreund 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 5:00 pm: Sequels and Prequels (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Tom Doyle (M), John G. Hemry, Marianne Mancusi, Diana Peterfreund
How hard can it be? So you want to do Part 2...or 3...or 4...and with the first book done, it's just a matter of moving forward. Right? You have the universe built, your characters developed, and your cultures cultured. So, what's holding you up? As we have seen in both sequels and prequels, sometimes the formula you have worked so hard to succeed the first go-round can miss a step on the second. What are the challenges in a series? Are prequels really needed? And when do you decide to "shake things up" and set your sequel with a new set of characters? Listen to the pros on how they work through the challenges in the universes they create.
Friday 6:00 pm: Buffy and Ripley and Honor Harrington - Women of SF/Fantasy (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Annette Klause, Sherin Nicole, Diana Peterfreund, Jon Skovron, Janine Spendlove (M)
She's got a big sword and knows how to use it. That's good enough, isn't it? A discussion of truly well written female leads and why they have become so popular recently.
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: Shirin Dubbin Alethea Kontis E J Lawrence Mari Mancusi E.C. Myers Diana Peterfreund Jon Skovron Janine K Spendlove Brian Shaw Michael Ventrella
Saturday 10:00 am: I've Got a Secret (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: John G. Hemry, Diana Peterfreund, Patrick Scaffido, Brian Shaw (M)
How do authors write spies, liars, unreliable narrators, and secret-keepers? How do they keep characters honest with what they know and share? What are the tricks to avoid telegraphing the truth? Also what are some of the common codes and ciphers used.
Saturday 11:00 am: Best YA Besides Me (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Annette Klause (M), Marianne Mancusi, Sharyn November, Diana Peterfreund, Jon Skovron
Who's hot in YA besides me. There are a huge number of YA titles being released, who are some new go to authors? What types of YA books are hot.
Saturday 3:00 pm: A Survey of Kickass Animals that Probably Don't Exist (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Thomas Holtz (M), Diana Peterfreund, Norm Sherman, Howard Waldrop, Jean Marie Ward
From the Goatman to the Mothman, Yeti to Yowie, and Dodo to Ogopogo. From Bloops to Blobs, Giant Owls to Lizard men, Chupacabres to Mongolian Deathworms. From the foul smelling Skunk Ape of the Florida Everglades, to the brain eating Nandi Bears of Kenya, this course is a basic introduction into the study of absurd animals which purportedly exist based on the sightings and information gathered by stammering lunatics, drunken peasants and other researchers in the field.
Saturday 5:00 pm: White Out (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Day Al-Mohamed, Philippa Ballantine, Sherin Nicole (M), Diana Peterfreund, Jon Skovron
LeGuin complained that many Earthsea covers whitewashed the characters (as did the SciFi movie). The worlds of many fantasy/SF novels seem to be overwhelmingly white and European. Why do writers (and cover artists) do this? How can we bring diversity into our genres? Is it getting better? Are non-white authors and hero(ines) still rarities?
Saturday 7:00 pm: Reading: Diana Peterfreund/Marianne Mancusi (Ends at: 7:25 pm)
Panelists: Marianne Mancusi, Diana Peterfreund
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 11:00 am: Author's Table Sunday 11 (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Diana Peterfreund

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