Preliminary Program Grid for Bill Campbell
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Bill Campbell 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: Crowdfunding & Alternative Funding for Writers (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Bill Campbell, Neil Clarke, Barbara Krasnoff (M), Alex Shvartsman
Traditionally, publishers gave authors an advance on royalties in exchange for the completed manuscript. Today, some writers are receiving alternate revenue streams including crowdfunding of anthologies and novels in advance by the public, serialization in which the author releases a chapter (or story) as long as readers continue to fund it, and electronic self-publishing. What methods have you used and what works? What new methods do you see in the future? How will this change the creation of books?
|Saturday 6:00 pm: Diversity: Fad or Future (Ends at: 6:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Bill Campbell (M), Natalie Luhrs, Sherin Nicole, K.M. Szpara
There's lots of talk about diversity in sf/fantasy but the overwhelming majority of the best known writers and characters still remain white and usually male as well. Are these calls to diversify just a fad or will writers, publishers, and fans do something to increase diversity? And, if so, what can they do?
|Sunday 11:00 am: Is the Anthology Dead? (Ends at: 11:55 am) Bethesda|
Panelists:Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Bill Campbell (M), Bernie Mojzes, Alex Shvartsman
DAW used to put out an anthology a month, now they seem much less common. What happened? Did the themes get too esoteric or were too many stories mediocre? Why are they more common among small press and Kickstarter books? Have online magazines taken their place?
|Sunday 1:00 pm: Separating The Author From The Work (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Day Al-Mohamed (M), Bill Campbell, Shahid Mahmud
Should works of fiction be judged independently of their authors? If an author has good books but bad politics should they be shunned? What if the author has a character say bad things in a book (and what if that character is the hero?)
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