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Preliminary Program Grid for Ian Randal Strock

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Ian Randal Strock 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 6:00 pm: The Logistics of Space Warfare (Ends at: 6:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists:Roger MacBride Allen, Thomas McCabe (M), Ian Randal Strock
"Amateurs study strategy, professionals study logistics." What sort of support structure is likely to be needed for warfare in space? How can this be used to build an interesting story, rather than just boring the reader with detail or setting up a situation where all the outcomes are trivial?
Saturday 3:00 pm: Small Press Vs. Self-Publishing (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Roger MacBride Allen, Martin Berman-Gorvine, Scott Edelman (M), Ian Randal Strock
What are the advantages and disadvantages of small press compared to self-publishing? Why did you choose one over the other? How will the rise of both affect the creation and distribution of books?
Saturday 7:00 pm: Big Authors & Small Press (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists:Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Shahid Mahmud, Ian Randal Strock (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans
Many big names in sf/fantasy are being published by small presses, sometimes even with new books. Why are authors making this choice? What are the advantages/disadvantages? Are there certain types of works that do better at a small press even when written by a known name?

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