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Preliminary Program Grid for Walter H. Hunt

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Walter H. Hunt 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: Writing in Series (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists:Catherine Asaro (M), Sarah Avery, Walter H. Hunt, Alastair Reynolds
Sometimes it seems like the majority of new books are volume X in the continuing adventures of... How are writing series books different from writing standalones? What techniques do writers use to keep the pacing going through multiple volumes? How do they solve the problem of reminding readers what happened previously while not repeating too much for the reader going through the whole series at once? How do writers avoid contradicting their previous volumes?
Saturday 11:00 am: Writing A Spacefaring Society (Ends at: 11:55 am) Salon B/C
Panelists:Walter H. Hunt (M), Edward M. Lerner, Christie Meierz, Benjamin Rosenbaum
How would a society with space travel differ from our present one and how do writers create these cultures? Do you just substitute planet for country in our current system? How would the existence (or lack of) FTL, FTL communications, and aliens affect this society? How do you as an author decide which to include?
Saturday 1:00 pm: Book Launch - Tom Doyle & Walter H. Hunt (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Suite 1209
Author:Tom Doyle, Walter H. Hunt
The Left-Hand Way by Tom Doyle 1636: The Cardinal Virtues by Walter H. Hunt
Saturday 2:00 pm: Alternate History - Why Are Some Periods More Favored? (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Salon B/C
Panelists:Martin Berman-Gorvine, Bjorn Hesseler, Walter H. Hunt (M), Michael Swanwick
There are a huge number of alternate histories centered on the Civil War and WWII (even some not by Turtledove!) but fewer twisting other time periods. Is it just that it is easier to see how changing a war's victor would affect history or is it something else? What time periods do you think would make a great alternate history? What about social or scientific changes? What are some of the best alternate histories not involving these two wars?
Saturday 5:00 pm: Writers on Writing Style (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Brenda W. Clough, Walter H. Hunt (M), Alma Katsu, Bud Sparhawk
How do writers develop and refine their style? What makes one writer more literary than another? How can they improve? Did you deliberately work on your style or did it emerge naturally from experience? What sf/fantasy writers have the best style and what did they do to develop it?
Sunday 11:00 am: Reading - Walter Hunt (Ends at: 11:25 am) Frederick
Author:Walter H. Hunt

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