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Preliminary Program Grid for Ann Chatham

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Ann Chatham 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.

Saturday 1:00 pm: Food In Fiction (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Ann Chatham, Brenda W. Clough, Victoria Janssen (M)
Even heroes and dragons have to eat. The food in a work of fiction can be a crucial part of the setting. And sometimes the fictional food enters the real world as in A Feast of Ice and Fire. What authors do the best job with food and what do they do that's effective? How do you write about food?
Saturday 2:30 pm: Reading - Ann Chatham (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Frederick
Author:Ann Chatham
Saturday 4:00 pm: Non-Western Influences In Fantasy (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Salon B/C
Panelists:Day Al-Mohamed, Ann Chatham, Alex Shvartsman, Michael Swanwick (M)
Traditionally, most fantasy has been based on Western folklore, usually with a medieval-inspired setting. However, alternative settings and concepts are becoming more common with writers mining Asian, African, Native American, and Middle Eastern sources. What writers do this most effectively? How do you decide what traditions/concepts to adopt and how do research/use them? Is it cultural appropriation when writers incorporate themes from other traditions, and how do you so appropriately?

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