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Preliminary Program Grid for Gordon Van Gelder

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Gordon Van Gelder 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: Getting Into Short Fiction (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists:Jim Freund (M), Dina Leacock, Sarah Pinsker, Gordon Van Gelder
What are some of the best resources for someone who wants to start reading shorter fiction? What are good habits to adopt, and expectations to foster?
Friday 7:00 pm: GOH Interview - Gordon Van Gelder (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Salon A
Guest of Honor:Gordon Van Gelder
Friday 9:00 pm: The Right Length For Your Story (Ends at: 9:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews (M), Sarah Avery, Sarah Pinsker, Gordon Van Gelder
A short story is not a condensed novel. How do you know if your idea will require a story, novella, novel, or trilogy? When you edit, what makes you decide if it should be expanded or shortened? Were you ever surprised what a work took a different form? Which expansions of shorter works into novels work and which do not?
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.?
Saturday 3:00 pm: GoH Interview/Speech - Gordon Van Gelder (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Salon B/C
Guest of Honor:Gordon Van Gelder
Solo presentation by Capclave's Editor GoH, Gordon Van Gelder
Saturday 5:00 pm: Who Are Your Most Inspirational Authors? (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Salon B/C
Panelists:Alastair Reynolds, Darrell Schweitzer (M), K.M. Szpara, Gordon Van Gelder
Our panelists talk about which authors were most influential in bringing them into SF & fantasy, and why. Also which modern authors are most likely to live up to the tradition and inspite a new generation of writers and fans.
Saturday 7:00 pm: Distinctions Between Online & Print Magazines (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke (M), Hildy Silverman, Gordon Van Gelder
In addition to the big three print sf/fantasy publications there are many many online magazines. Is this just a savings of paper & mailing costs, or are online publications doing things differently from print ones? How do writers decide to submit a story to one or the other?
Sunday 10:00 am: Kaffeeklatsch - Gordon Van Gelder (Ends at: 10:55 am) Atrium
Guest of Honor:Gordon Van Gelder
Sunday 1:00 pm: The History of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Darrell Schweitzer, Gordon Van Gelder, Michael Walsh (M)
F&SF has been published since 1949; editors have included Anthony Boucher, Avram Davidson, Edward L. Ferman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and our GOH Gordon Van Gelder. How has the magazine changed over time? How has it influenced the field? What can we expect from new editor Charles Coleman Finlay?
Sunday 2:00 pm: Climate Change in SF (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists:D. Douglas Fratz, James Morrow, Gordon Van Gelder, Michael A. Ventrella (M)
What is the best approach to discussing climate change in SF? What does the modern attitude towards whether this is really science say about SF writing that features human action changing the natural environment?

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