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Preliminary Program Grid for Carolyn Ives Gilman

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Carolyn Ives Gilman 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 4:00 pm: Antagonist Vs. Villain (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Carolyn Ives Gilman, Alan Loewen (M), Will McIntosh, Christie Meierz
Not all antagonists are villains. What is the difference? Why would authors use a non-villain antagonist? Who are some of the best non-villain antagonists in SF?
Friday 7:00 pm: Quantum Mechanics & Literature (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Catherine Asaro, John Ashmead (M), Carolyn Ives Gilman, C.S. MacCath
What is quantum mechanics (in layman's terms please) and how do writers make use of it in science fiction? What writers do this most effectively without requiring the reader to take a graduate course first?
Saturday 10:30 am: Reading - Carolyn Gilman (Ends at: 10:55 am) Frederick
Author:Carolyn Ives Gilman
Saturday 3:00 pm: Revolution, Rebellion & Nuance (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Charles E. Gannon, Carolyn Ives Gilman (M), Natalie Luhrs, Fran Wilde
Why aren't rebels, revolutionary conflicts & post-revolutionary societies portrayed with more nuance or variety in speculative fiction (e.g. analogs to Mandela & Gandhi)? Examples will be drawn from fiction and world history.
Sunday 11:00 am: Space Opera Without the Soldiers (Ends at: 11:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Catherine Asaro (M), Charles E. Gannon, Carolyn Ives Gilman, John G. Hemry
What are the ways in which space opera can be combined with the future computers (and style) of cyberpunk? What would this look like? What authors have come closest to doing this?

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