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Preliminary Program Grid for John G. Hemry

This is the Preliminary program schedule. John G. Hemry 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 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 4:30 pm: Reading - John Hemry (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Frederick
Author:John G. Hemry
Saturday 5:00 pm: Why the YA Explosion? (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists:Martin Berman-Gorvine, John G. Hemry (M), Will McIntosh, Darcy Wold
Current market figures for YA SF&F are by some measures eleven times the size of adult SF, and six times the size of adult fantasy. Is this just good marketing, or is something more profound happening here? Why are so many people reading YA fiction?
Sunday 11:00 am: Space Opera Without the Soldiers (Ends at: 11:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Catherine Asaro (M), Charles E. Gannon, Carolyn Ives Gilman, John G. Hemry
What are the ways in which space opera can be combined with the future computers (and style) of cyberpunk? What would this look like? What authors have come closest to doing this?
Sunday 2:00 pm: Andre Norton (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Kimberly G. Hargan (M), John G. Hemry, Christie Meierz
Ten years after her death, Andre Norton is still in print and the Norton Award for YA keeps her name alive. With the recent explosion of YA fiction, is she still relevant today? What Norton books do people remember most fondly?

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