Preliminary Draft Program Grid for Lawrence M. Schoen
This is the Preliminary Draft program schedule. Lawrence M. Schoen 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 3:30 pm: "Holy Shuftik!" he cried. (Ends at: 4:25 pm) Salon A|
Panelists: Paolo Bacigalupi, Tom Doyle (M), Diana Peterfreund, Lawrence M. Schoen, Lawrence Watt-Evans
How does an author create a distinctive language for characters in the future or in a different world and keep it understandable to the reader? What's the right balance between creating language and making sure the reader can figure it out without a dictionary appendix to the story?
|Saturday 11:00 am: Reading (Schoen) (Ends at: 11:25 am) Frederick|
Panelists: Lawrence M. Schoen
|Saturday 12:00 pm: Author Table Doyle / Schoen (Ends at: 12:55 pm) Author's hallway table|
Panelists: Tom Doyle, Lawrence M. Schoen
|Saturday 3:00 pm: Rules? Rules? There are no Rules! (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists: Paolo Bacigalupi, Walter H. Hunt (M), Alma Katsu, James Morrow, Lawrence M. Schoen, Lawrence Watt-Evans
When writing fiction, if it works, it works. Our panel debates whether authors need to know "rules" that they can then break if they are good enough, or if this only constrains creativity.
|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 2:00 pm: Best Books of 2014 (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists: Sarah Avery, D. Douglas Fratz (M), Lawrence M. Schoen
Discuss your favorite new books of 2014. Which novels deserve your Hugo/Nebula/Tiptree/World Fantasy/Golden Duck, etc nomination? What novels won't be nominated and deserve to be and why not?
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