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Preliminary Program Grid for Sunny Moraine

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Sunny Moraine 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: Where Are The Happy Futures? (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, James Maxey (M), Christie Meierz, Sunny Moraine
Doom and gloom and dark despair; people dying everywhere. Even the Man of Steel has gone grim and gritty. Why is everything so negative these days? Fantasy readers want GRRM to kill off more and more characters and YA books have dystopias and government conspiracies. Where are the happy futures? Is it that readers don't trust that the future will be better? Why or why not?
Friday 6:00 pm: Writing in Multiple Genres (Ends at: 6:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Charles E. Gannon, Sunny Moraine, David Walton (M), Jean Marie Ward
In the 1940s and 50s, sf writers wrote in a wide range of genres, especially mysteries. Today's writers are more likely to specialize in either SF or Fantasy (exceptions like Modesitt still exist.) What are the advantages and disadvantages to writing in multiple genres? Are the knowledge and skills gained from writing fantasy transferrable to SF, to mysteries, to romance? Should a writer use pseudonyms when writing in a different genre? Does it hurt one's career, or does it refresh an author to write something different?
Saturday 10:00 am: Survival of the Short Form (Ends at: 10:55 am) Salon A
Panelists:Alan Loewen, Shahid Mahmud (M), Sunny Moraine, Gordon Van Gelder
In an age where virtually everyone carries Internet and ebook-capable smartphones why aren't more reading short stories while waiting on lines, during commercials etc.?
Sunday 12:00 pm: What To Do After The Rejection Letter (Ends at: 12:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Sunny Moraine, Alex Shvartsman, Allen Wold (M)
You've written the best thing ever. But the editor sent it back rejected. Now what?
Sunday 1:30 pm: Reading - Sunny Moraine (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Frederick
Author:Sunny Moraine

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