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Preliminary Program Grid for Catherine Asaro

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Catherine Asaro 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?
Friday 7:00 pm: Quantum Mechanics & Literature (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Catherine Asaro, John Ashmead (M), Carolyn Ives Gilman, C.S. MacCath
What is quantum mechanics (in layman's terms please) and how do writers make use of it in science fiction? What writers do this most effectively without requiring the reader to take a graduate course first?
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?

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