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Preliminary Program Grid for Fran Wilde

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Fran Wilde 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 8:00 pm: 50 Years Of Dune (Ends at: 8:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Natalie Luhrs, C.S. MacCath, Darrell Schweitzer, Fran Wilde (M)
The novel version of Dune was published in 1965. Does it still hold up today? Have the endless sequels and franchise by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson affected the reputation of the original? What about the movies/miniseries?
Saturday 11:00 am: Engineering & Science In Fantasy (Ends at: 11:55 am) Frederick
Panelists:Charles E. Gannon, John G. Hemry, Bud Sparhawk (M), Fran Wilde
Hard science fiction has been called science fiction with rivets. What works have the best treatment of engineering? How do write engineering sf for non-engineers? What's the difference between a novel of engineers and one of science?
Saturday 1:30 pm: Reading - Fran Wilde (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Frederick
Author:Fran Wilde
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.

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