Preliminary Program Grid for Natalie Luhrs
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Natalie Luhrs 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 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.
|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?
|Saturday 7:00 pm: Always Twenty Years Away: The Singularity (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Tom Doyle, Natalie Luhrs, James Maxey, David Walton (M)
People keep pushing back the date for the singularity. What is the singularity and why is the date always changing? What is a realistic timetable? What sf deals with it the most?
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