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Preliminary Draft Program Grid for John Ashmead

This is the Preliminary Draft program schedule. John Ashmead 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: Humorous SF (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists: John Ashmead (M), Norm Sherman, Alex Shvartsman, Jean Marie Ward
It's easy to name the funny fantasy books, but what about the funny SF books and short stories? For instance, Unidentified Funny Objects was an entire anthology of funny SF.
Saturday 1:00 pm: Time Travel Storytelling (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists: John Ashmead (M), Brenda W. Clough, Walter H. Hunt, James Morrow, Alan Smale
A discussion of the cultural implications of time travel. Should an author use appropriate to the time language in their time travel and historical stories, or is it ok to use modern sensibilities? Is it fair to readers to give historical figures beliefs that were never shown in their real life actions?
Sunday 2:00 pm: Even Hard SF Uses FTL (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists: John Ashmead (M), Charles E. Gannon, Inge Heyer, Christopher Weuve
What science is taken for granted in SF and can it really happen? What new scientific discoveries are more likely than others? What science is underused in SF?

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