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Preliminary Program Grid for Darrell Schweitzer

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Darrell Schweitzer 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 4:00 pm: American Classics of the Fantastic (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Michael Dirda, Tom Doyle, Charles E. Gannon, Darrell Schweitzer (M)
Many of America's classic writers also wrote on the fantastic. Poe invented the modern horror story. Hawthorne wrote of mad scientists and supernatural forces. What classics contain genre elements? What genre books would be considered American classics? What makes a work a classic and is this changing in the 21st century?
Friday 8:00 pm: 50 Years Of Dune (Ends at: 8:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Natalie Luhrs, C.S. MacCath, Darrell Schweitzer, Fran Wilde (M)
The novel version of Dune was published in 1965. Does it still hold up today? Have the endless sequels and franchise by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson affected the reputation of the original? What about the movies/miniseries?
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.
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?

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