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Preliminary Draft Program Grid for Max Gladstone

This is the Preliminary Draft program schedule. Max Gladstone 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 4:30 pm: If I Ran the Studio (Ends at: 5:25 pm) Salon A
Panelists: Jim Freund (M), Max Gladstone, Jon Skovron, Genevieve Valentine, Fran Wilde
What books and stories would you adapt to film? Live action or animated? Why do film studios insist on optioning novels when short form fiction is really the ideal length for being adapted to film?
Friday 11:00 pm: The Appeal of King Arthur (Ends at: 11:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists: Tom Doyle, Max Gladstone, David G. Hartwell, Darrell Schweitzer, Jean Marie Ward (M)
What makes so many writers from Twain to Mary Stewart to Lerner and Lowe produce their own takes on 'the matter of Britain'? Why do King Arthur books thrive while other legends like Robin Hood get far less attention? What are the best takes on the Arthurian legend?
Saturday 10:00 am: Reading (Gladstone) (Ends at: 10:25 am) Frederick
Panelists: Max Gladstone
Saturday 11:00 am: The Taxinomy of Fantasy (Ends at: 11:55 am) Bethesda
Panelists: Holly Black, Tom Doyle (M), Max Gladstone, Annette Klause, Darrell Schweitzer
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Dark Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Mythic Fantasy, etc. How many types of fantasy are there? Readers' tastes evolve over time. Which types of fantasy are currently the most popular, which are becoming less popular, where is fantasy headed and why?
Saturday 1:00 pm: Author Table Gladstone (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Author's hallway table
Panelists: Max Gladstone
Saturday 6:00 pm: Creating Religions for your Secondary World Fantasy (Ends at: 6:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists: Tom Doyle (M), Carolyn Ives Gilman, Max Gladstone, James Morrow, Benjamin Rosenbaum
When creating religions for your fantasy or SF world do you attempt to invent one whole cloth or do you take elements of real world religions, When using real world religions, how much do you take from existing religions and how do you do it in a way that's respectful? When inventing your religion, what sources do you look to for inspiration? For instance, there's a religion in Marie Brennan's The Natural History of Dragons that has clearly taken aspects of Judaism but is not Judaism.
Saturday 7:30 pm: Mass Signing (Ends at: 8:25 pm) Salon A
Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Sarah Avery, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, Neil Clarke, Tom Doyle, Andy Duncan, Scott Edelman, Jim Freund, Charles E. Gannon, Max Gladstone, David G. Hartwell, Alma Katsu, Pamela K. Kinney, Barbara Krasnoff, Dina Leacock, James Maxey, Will McIntosh, Mike McPhail, Sunny Moraine, James Morrow, Sarah Pinsker, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Lawrence M. Schoen, Darrell Schweitzer, Alex Shvartsman, Jon Skovron, Alan Smale, Bud Sparhawk, Janine Spendlove, Genevieve Valentine, Michael A. Ventrella, Lawrence Watt-Evans
The Saturday evening mass autographing session.
Sunday 10:00 am: Writing About Climate Change (Ends at: 10:55 am) Bethesda
Panelists: Paolo Bacigalupi, D. Douglas Fratz (M), Max Gladstone, David Keener, James Maxey
Climate change is the new nuclear winter. Post-apocalyptic novels used to be set in a post nuclear detonation landscape; now they're set in environmentally wrecked futures. Most of these books are dystopian and theoretically predictive. Why do authors write the way they write about climate change?

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