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Registration (Montgomery Reception)
Friday 3pm - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 1pm
         
Dealer's Room (Montgomery Ballroom)
Friday: 4pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 2pm
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Friday: 4pm - 1am
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Friday: 3pm - 8pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 8pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 3pm

Preliminary Program Grid

This is the Preliminary program schedule. These are the program items we're planning on having. New things may emerge, and any of these may disappear in puff of logic, all without warning. The program will be updated as information changes, but please check for official notifications during the convention.

Grid of Scheduled Events

(NOTE: All events are subject to change. Please check back often.)

2015-10-09 Friday
 BethesdaFrederickRockville/ PotomacSalon ASalon B/CSenecaAtriumDarnestown/ GaithersburgSuite 1209
4:00 pmAmerican Classics of the FantasticAlternatives to the High Fantasy EpicAntagonist Vs. VillainYour Day Job As Your Muse     
4:30 pm     
5:00 pmCrowdfunding & Alternative Funding for WritersGetting Into Short FictionWhere Are The Happy Futures?Writing in Series     
5:30 pm     
6:00 pmWriting in Multiple GenresReading - Tom DoyleAsk Authors AnythingThe Logistics of Space Warfare   Machi Koro 
6:30 pmReading - Bud Sparhawk    
7:00 pmTranslating Speculative FictionReading - Bjorn HasselerQuantum Mechanics & LiteratureGOH Interview - Gordon Van Gelder    
7:30 pmReading - Barbara Krasnoff    
8:00 pm50 Years Of DuneWorkshop - Publicizing Your WorkScience Literacy In FandomGOH Interview - Alastair Reynolds  Book Discussion - The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionLanterns: The Harvest Festival 
8:30 pm   
9:00 pmRetro Nostalgia SFThe Right Length For Your StoryWorldbuilding Your Systems of Magic    
9:30 pm    
10:00 pmPulp HeroesFilk Concert: Maugorn the StrayWhat Is Out There?Improv Story-Telling     
10:30 pm     
11:00 pmWhy Do Good People Do Bad Things?Theme Filk: LegendsErotic Fiction vs Romance - How Far Can You Go?      
11:30 pm      
2015-10-10 Saturday
 BethesdaFrederickRockville/ PotomacSalon ASalon B/CSenecaAtriumDarnestown/ GaithersburgSuite 1209
9:00 am       Morning Mixer 
9:30 am        
10:00 am Reading - Lawrence SchoenTiptree RetrospectiveSurvival of the Short FormDemocracy... IN SPACE!Workshop - Creating An Adaptive Setting   
10:30 am Reading - Carolyn Gilman   
11:00 amThe Elements of EditingEngineering & Science In FantasyDiscovering New AuthorsMovie Adaptations of BooksWriting A Spacefaring Society Roll for the Galaxy 
11:30 am  
12:00 pmThe Fantastic Private InvestigatorReading - James MorrowSF On TelevisionUrban Fantasy & Paranormal RomanceGoH Interview/Speech - Alastair ReynoldsWorkshop - Reviewing  
12:30 pmReading - Sarah Pinsker  
1:00 pmFood In FictionReading - Alex ShvartsmanJohn Ashmead - "Just How Many Universes Are There, Anyway?" Generation Starships XCOM: The Board GameBook Launch - Tom Doyle & Walter H. Hunt
1:30 pmReading - Fran WildeChilean SF Interview 
2:00 pmThe Epic BlockbusterReading - C.S. MacCathNear-Future Science FictionAlternate History - Why Are Some Periods More Favored?Workshop - Allen Wold Writing Workshop 
2:30 pmReading - Ann Chatham 
3:00 pmRevolution, Rebellion & NuanceReading - James MaxeySmall Press Vs. Self-PublishingCreating Your SettingGoH Interview/Speech - Gordon Van GelderBook Discussion - The Prefect 
3:30 pmReading - Larry Hodges 
4:00 pmLinguistics In SFReading - Alan LoewenFuture TechnologiesLiving In The FutureNon-Western Influences In FantasyStill Mowing the Lawn: Peggy Rae Sapienza Tea Kingsburg 
4:30 pmReading - John Hemry  
5:00 pmWriters on Writing StyleReading - Danielle Ackley-McPhailBuilding A Spacefaring CivilizationWhy the YA Explosion?Who Are Your Most Inspirational Authors?  Book Launch - Alex Shvartsman
5:30 pmReading - Ed Lerner  
6:00 pmBuilding Your Audience Diversity: Fad or Future    
6:30 pmReading - Jean Marie Ward    
7:00 pmAlways Twenty Years Away: The SingularityBig Authors & Small PressDistinctions Between Online & Print Magazines      
7:30 pm      
8:00 pm   Mass Autograph SessionMass Autograph Session  SuburbiaJohn Madigan Memorial Potluck
8:30 pm     
9:00 pm Filk Concert: Bill Davis WSFA Small Press AwardsWSFA Small Press Awards  
9:30 pm    
10:00 pmFiction With A Laugh TrackFilk Concert: Randy Hoffman"The Punctuality Machine" Group Reading     
10:30 pm     
11:00 pmThe Eye of ArgonTheme Filk: Things That Go Bump In the NightRead While Hiding Under Your Bed      
11:30 pm      
2015-10-11 Sunday
 BethesdaFrederickRockville/ PotomacSalon ASalon B/CSenecaAtriumDarnestown/ GaithersburgSuite 1209
10:00 amSecretly Fantasy & SFReading - Martin Berman-GorvineThe Appeal of Doctor Who   Kaffeeklatsch - Gordon Van Gelder Workshop - Reading Your Work Aloud
10:30 amReading - Christie Meierz    
11:00 amIs the Anthology Dead?Reading - Walter HuntSpace Opera Without the Soldiers   Kaffeeklatsch - Alastair ReynoldsSplendor
11:30 amReading - Benjamin Rosenbaum   
12:00 pmWhat To Do After The Rejection LetterReading - Sarah AveryWriting Deep Religion     
12:30 pmReading - Will McIntosh     
1:00 pmThe History of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionReading - Charles E. GannonSeparating The Author From The Work    Gamers' ChoiceWorkshop - Allen Wold Followup
1:30 pmReading - Sunny Moraine    
2:00 pmMass Surveillance in SFClimate Change in SFAndre Norton     
2:30 pm     
3:00 pm  Capclave Debrief      
3:30 pm        

Items are sorted by Category, Date/Time, Room and Event Name

(NOTE: All items are subject to change. Please check back often.)

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Friday 4:00 pmBethesdaAmerican Classics of the Fantastic (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
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?
FrederickAlternatives to the High Fantasy Epic (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Andrew Fox, Kimberly G. Hargan, Michael Swanwick, Lawrence Watt-Evans (M)
The high fantasy epic involves kings, wizards, and the fate of the world, or at least kingdom. What other types of fantasy are there? What do they do differently and how does this provide a different reading experience? What about works of high fantasy that distort the formula?
Rockville/ PotomacAntagonist Vs. Villain (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Alan Loewen (M), Will McIntosh, Christie Meierz
Not all antagonists are villains. What is the difference? Why would authors use a non-villain antagonist? Who are some of the best non-villain antagonists in SF?
Salon AYour Day Job As Your Muse (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Barbara Krasnoff, Sarah Pinsker (M), Lawrence M. Schoen
SF writers who work for NASA have it easy. What about the rest of us? How does your day job influence what you write when you are off the clock? Do you base characters on coworkers? Turn daydreams of being the corporate hero into your creative works?
Friday 5:00 pmBethesdaCrowdfunding & Alternative Funding for Writers (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Bill Campbell, Neil Clarke, Barbara Krasnoff (M), Alex Shvartsman
Traditionally, publishers gave authors an advance on royalties in exchange for the completed manuscript. Today, some writers are receiving alternate revenue streams including crowdfunding of anthologies and novels in advance by the public, serialization in which the author releases a chapter (or story) as long as readers continue to fund it, and electronic self-publishing. What methods have you used and what works? What new methods do you see in the future? How will this change the creation of books?
FrederickGetting Into Short Fiction (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Jim Freund (M), Dina Leacock, Sarah Pinsker, Gordon Van Gelder
What are some of the best resources for someone who wants to start reading shorter fiction? What are good habits to adopt, and expectations to foster?
Rockville/ PotomacWhere Are The Happy Futures? (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, James Maxey (M), Christie Meierz, Sunny Moraine
Doom and gloom and dark despair; people dying everywhere. Even the Man of Steel has gone grim and gritty. Why is everything so negative these days? Fantasy readers want GRRM to kill off more and more characters and YA books have dystopias and government conspiracies. Where are the happy futures? Is it that readers don't trust that the future will be better? Why or why not?
Salon AWriting in Series (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
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 6:00 pmBethesdaWriting in Multiple Genres (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Charles E. Gannon, Sunny Moraine, David Walton (M), Jean Marie Ward
In the 1940s and 50s, sf writers wrote in a wide range of genres, especially mysteries. Today's writers are more likely to specialize in either SF or Fantasy (exceptions like Modesitt still exist.) What are the advantages and disadvantages to writing in multiple genres? Are the knowledge and skills gained from writing fantasy transferrable to SF, to mysteries, to romance? Should a writer use pseudonyms when writing in a different genre? Does it hurt one's career, or does it refresh an author to write something different?
Rockville/ PotomacAsk Authors Anything (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Day Al-Mohamed, Mike McPhail, James Morrow, Lawrence Watt-Evans (M)
Authors answer questions from the audience. Anything goes.
Salon AThe Logistics of Space Warfare (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
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?
Friday 7:00 pmBethesdaTranslating Speculative Fiction (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Panelists: Neil Clarke, Jim Freund (M), Shahid Mahmud, Alex Shvartsman
Many non-English countries get much of their science fiction in translation. And English readers are finally being given access to more Chinese, Japanese and other non-English works. Why is this happening now? What are some of the special challenges with translating genre works? How do translators cope with invented words and concepts? What about different storytelling methods and literary techniques?
Rockville/ PotomacQuantum Mechanics & Literature (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
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?
Friday 8:00 pmBethesda50 Years Of Dune (Ends at: 8:55 pm)
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?
Rockville/ PotomacScience Literacy In Fandom (Ends at: 8:55 pm)
Panelists: D. Douglas Fratz, Inge Heyer, Sam Scheiner (M), Bud Sparhawk
Science fiction readers frequently encounter equations and plots that rely on the latest science. But do fans really know more science than the public? As writers/editors, how much science do you assume the reader knows and how do you decide what to explain? Do you think many readers skip the science parts or treat science as magic? Do you avoid certain ideas/topics that may require too much science? How can we educate more fans about science?
AtriumBook Discussion - The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (Ends at: 8:55 pm)
Panelists:
Friday 9:00 pmBethesdaRetro Nostalgia SF (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Panelists: Martin Berman-Gorvine, Michael Dirda (M), D. Douglas Fratz
Writers are going back to some of the ideas and characters from science fiction of the past, writing nostalgia-filled looks at yesterday's tomorrows. Why this nostalgia for the fiction of the past? What is gained by revisiting this territory? What retro works do this best?
Rockville/ PotomacThe Right Length For Your Story (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews (M), Sarah Avery, Sarah Pinsker, Gordon Van Gelder
A short story is not a condensed novel. How do you know if your idea will require a story, novella, novel, or trilogy? When you edit, what makes you decide if it should be expanded or shortened? Were you ever surprised what a work took a different form? Which expansions of shorter works into novels work and which do not?
Salon AWorldbuilding Your Systems of Magic (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Coordinator: Kimberly G. Hargan, James Maxey, Michael Swanwick, Allen Wold (M)
Some writers, like Brandon Sanderson, create elaborate magic systems with clearly defined rules. Others keep the magic mysterious and mystical. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both? What makes you choose one over the other?
Friday 10:00 pmBethesdaPulp Heroes (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Panelists: Michael Dirda, James Maxey (M), Lee Strong
Conan, the Shadow, Tarzan, Doc Savage, the Lone Ranger, and John Carter of Mars. These characters created 80-100 years ago are still familiar today. What is their continuing appeal? Will they be immortal like Robin Hood & King Arthur or is their time soon to be over?
Rockville/ PotomacWhat Is Out There? (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Panelists: John Ashmead (M), Gary L. Oleson
Are aliens real? What is the possibility that we can ever communicate with aliens? What would happen if we could talk to aliens?
Salon AImprov Story-Telling (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Panelists: Charles E. Gannon, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Hildy Silverman (M), Michael A. Ventrella
The audience names three things for the writer to include in an improv story and a cliffhanger to turn it over to the next author (who in turn gets three more things named to include.)
Friday 11:00 pmBethesdaWhy Do Good People Do Bad Things? (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Alan Loewen (M), C.S. MacCath, Michael A. Ventrella
What are the motivations for having otherwise-heroic people do villainous things in fiction? How can an author strike a balance between making an evildoer's actions believable and somewhat sympathetic without turning them into an antihero?
Rockville/ PotomacErotic Fiction vs Romance - How Far Can You Go? (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Christie Meierz, Bernie Mojzes, K.M. Szpara (M)
Our panelists discuss what works in writing explicitly-tinged romance and erotic work that doesn't cross over into crassness or smut. What are the benefits of adding an erotic tinge to your story?
Saturday 10:00 amRockville/ PotomacTiptree Retrospective (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Scott Edelman, Jim Freund, Cathy Green, Sarah Pinsker
Alice Sheldon, who wrote as James Triptree Jr. was born 100 years ago. She was a complex individual who kept her true identity secret even from the many writers who communicated with her by mail. Robert Silverberg famously wrote that only a man could have written Triptree's stories. What did she have to say and what was her best work? Why is she important to the field?
Salon ASurvival of the Short Form (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Alan Loewen, Shahid Mahmud (M), Sunny Moraine, Gordon Van Gelder
In an age where virtually everyone carries Internet and ebook-capable smartphones why aren't more reading short stories while waiting on lines, during commercials etc.?
Salon B/CDemocracy... IN SPACE! (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Day Al-Mohamed, Larry Hodges, Alastair Reynolds, Benjamin Rosenbaum (M)
With all these space empires around, why are there so few space democracies? What authors see a future for democracy? Why are there so few democracies in fantasy novels not set in the real world?
Saturday 11:00 amBethesdaThe Elements of Editing (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke, Hildy Silverman (M)
The art and science of editing. What do editors do and how much effect do they have on the final work? What are the differences between magazine and book editing?
FrederickEngineering & Science In Fantasy (Ends at: 11:55 am)
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?
Rockville/ PotomacDiscovering New Authors (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Kate Baker, Brenda W. Clough, Bernie Mojzes (M), Lawrence M. Schoen
How do readers find new good authors? At a time when Amazon has zillions of self-published and small press authors, how can you tell who is good? What new writers in the last five years would you recommend?
Salon AMovie Adaptations of Books (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Roger MacBride Allen, Will McIntosh, Sherin Nicole, Elaine Stiles (M)
Don't judge a book by its movie. Why does Hollywood turn great books into messes? What adaptions work and don't work and why? Who is to blame? How can fans and writers get better adaptations?
Salon B/CWriting A Spacefaring Society (Ends at: 11:55 am)
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 12:00 pmBethesdaThe Fantastic Private Investigator (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Kimberly G. Hargan, Bjorn Hesseler, Larry Hodges, Allen Wold (M)
From Asimov's Elijah Baley to Butcher's Harry Dresden, science fiction and fantasy has melded with mysteries. Who are some of the best genre detectives? How do you write a mystery in a fantastic world where the murderer can use magic or high technology to commit the crime or provide an alibi?
Rockville/ PotomacSF On Television (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Inge Heyer, Perrianne Lurie (M), Elaine Stiles, Lawrence Watt-Evans
There's lots of sf and fantasy on television these days. What should we be watching and what older shows have outlived their prime? Does cable, Internet, or broadcast have the best shows?
Salon AUrban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Victoria Janssen, Alma Katsu, Dina Leacock (M), Sherin Nicole
Much, if not most, of urban fantasy are either mysteries with magic, romance with a paranormal, or combination of the two. Has paranormal romance completely taken over the urban fantasy subgenre? What effects has the rise of paranormal romance had on the fantasy field? Is this limiting the field? Is the subgenre in danger of becoming a self-parody? What authors and works should people be reading?
Saturday 1:00 pmBethesdaFood In Fiction (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Ann Chatham, Brenda W. Clough, Victoria Janssen (M)
Even heroes and dragons have to eat. The food in a work of fiction can be a crucial part of the setting. And sometimes the fictional food enters the real world as in A Feast of Ice and Fire. What authors do the best job with food and what do they do that's effective? How do you write about food?
Rockville/ PotomacJohn Ashmead - "Just How Many Universes Are There, Anyway?" (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: John Ashmead (M)
Why do many physicists think there may be an infinite number of universes? What would they be like? What might life be like in parallel universes? How might we detect them? Could we travel between them? And what does quantum mechanics have to do with the multiverse?
Salon B/CGeneration Starships (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Edward M. Lerner, Gary L. Oleson, Alastair Reynolds, Bud Sparhawk (M)
One way writers get around the problem of the enormous distances between solar systems (without FTL) is to propose starships capable of carrying families who have children for however many generations it takes to reach the destination. Is this practical in real life? What are the advantages/disadvantages of this approach? How can planners ensure the generations will hold to the mission? What fictional works have the best generation ships and what makes them stellar examples.
Saturday 2:00 pmBethesdaThe Epic Blockbuster (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Sarah Avery, Alma Katsu, Dina Leacock (M), Michael A. Ventrella
In the 1950s and 60s, 200 page novels were common (and told a complete story). Today my bookshelf is groaning under Weeks (800 pages) and Sanderson (1000), and these doorstoppers are only part of a series. What changed? Do readers prefer long books and longer series? Are authors using these longer page counts to tell a deeper story with multiple points of view and better characterization? Or is much of this padding and a lack of editing? What books are worth the extra page count?
Rockville/ PotomacNear-Future Science Fiction (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: D. Douglas Fratz, Edward M. Lerner, Alastair Reynolds, David Walton (M)
Many writers have difficulty with near future sf since some science moves so quickly that their work can be outdated before it is published. Why write near future and how can you avoid becoming outdated? What works/authors get it right?
Salon B/CAlternate History - Why Are Some Periods More Favored? (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
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 3:00 pmBethesdaRevolution, Rebellion & Nuance (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Charles E. Gannon, Carolyn Ives Gilman (M), Natalie Luhrs, Fran Wilde
Why aren't rebels, revolutionary conflicts & post-revolutionary societies portrayed with more nuance or variety in speculative fiction (e.g. analogs to Mandela & Gandhi)? Examples will be drawn from fiction and world history.
Rockville/ PotomacSmall Press Vs. Self-Publishing (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
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?
Salon ACreating Your Setting (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Sarah Avery, Kimberly G. Hargan (M), Mike McPhail, Lawrence Watt-Evans
It has been said that sf/fantasy is not a type of plot, such as the romance which is about love or mystery about solving a crime, but rather a setting in which anything can happen. How do writers create their settings? What makes some worlds, civilizations, magical kingdoms work while others fail? What novels have the most evocative settings and the best worldbuilding and what can we learn from these?
AtriumBook Discussion - The Prefect (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
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Saturday 4:00 pmBethesdaLinguistics In SF (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Tom Doyle, Barbara Krasnoff (M), C.S. MacCath, Lawrence M. Schoen
What are some of the creative ways writers use language and linguistics in their fictions? How can language be used as a weapon or to unite different peoples? How can writers portray linguistic differences in a way that is not condescending?
Rockville/ PotomacFuture Technologies (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Charles E. Gannon, Inge Heyer (M), Thomas McCabe
What future technology might exist? How do writers predict what types of machines will exist in 50 or 1000 years? Is far future technology or nanotech simply magic in disguise? What writers do you think do the best job with future technology?
Salon ALiving In The Future (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Roger MacBride Allen, James Morrow (M), Sherin Nicole, Gary L. Oleson
Welcome Marty McFly to 2015. In Back to the Future II, Marty takes the DeLorean to October 21, 2015, that's less than 2 weeks away. We are living in the past's future. What did they get right/wrong? What about other vehicles that traveled into their future/our past?
Salon B/CNon-Western Influences In Fantasy (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Day Al-Mohamed, Ann Chatham, Alex Shvartsman, Michael Swanwick (M)
Traditionally, most fantasy has been based on Western folklore, usually with a medieval-inspired setting. However, alternative settings and concepts are becoming more common with writers mining Asian, African, Native American, and Middle Eastern sources. What writers do this most effectively? How do you decide what traditions/concepts to adopt and how do research/use them? Is it cultural appropriation when writers incorporate themes from other traditions, and how do you so appropriately?
Saturday 5:00 pmBethesdaWriters on Writing Style (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
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?
Rockville/ PotomacBuilding A Spacefaring Civilization (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: John Ashmead, Thomas McCabe (M), Mike McPhail, Gary L. Oleson
What can the human race do in the near term to expand beyond Earth and into interplanetary space? What sort of advances in science and technology are needed? What kind of cultural and governance shifts can we expect as we become a spacefaring civilization?
Salon AWhy the YA Explosion? (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
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?
Salon B/CWho Are Your Most Inspirational Authors? (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
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.
Saturday 6:00 pmBethesdaBuilding Your Audience (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Kate Baker (M), Scott Edelman, Will McIntosh, Michael A. Ventrella
Now that you finished your book and found a publisher, how do you get people to read it? What promotional devices work and what turns potential readers off? And, after you've published three or four books, what can you do to expand your readership and get readers of your newest book to look at your older ones?
Rockville/ PotomacDiversity: Fad or Future (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Panelists: Bill Campbell (M), Natalie Luhrs, Sherin Nicole, K.M. Szpara
There's lots of talk about diversity in sf/fantasy but the overwhelming majority of the best known writers and characters still remain white and usually male as well. Are these calls to diversify just a fad or will writers, publishers, and fans do something to increase diversity? And, if so, what can they do?
Saturday 7:00 pmBethesdaAlways Twenty Years Away: The Singularity (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Panelists: Tom Doyle, Natalie Luhrs, James Maxey, David Walton (M)
People keep pushing back the date for the singularity. What is the singularity and why is the date always changing? What is a realistic timetable? What sf deals with it the most?
FrederickBig Authors & Small Press (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
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?
Rockville/ PotomacDistinctions Between Online & Print Magazines (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke (M), Hildy Silverman, Gordon Van Gelder
In addition to the big three print sf/fantasy publications there are many many online magazines. Is this just a savings of paper & mailing costs, or are online publications doing things differently from print ones? How do writers decide to submit a story to one or the other?
Saturday 10:00 pmBethesdaFiction With A Laugh Track (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, Andrew Fox (M), Larry Hodges, Alex Shvartsman
What are the tips and tricks in writing humorous SF and fantasy? What can an author do to avoid the obvious pitfalls, and spot the not-so-obvious ones? How do you maintain a reputation for writing humorous SF or fantasy, and what is the benefit of doing so?
Rockville/ Potomac"The Punctuality Machine" Group Reading (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Panelists: Scott H. Andrews, Bill Powell (M)
A group reading of the recently published steampunk comedy, "The Punctuality Machine"
Saturday 11:00 pmBethesdaThe Eye of Argon (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Charles E. Gannon (M), Michael A. Ventrella
A dramatic reading, with audience participation, of one of the most notorious fantasy works ever.
Rockville/ PotomacRead While Hiding Under Your Bed (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
Panelists: Martin Berman-Gorvine, Dina Leacock (M), Bernie Mojzes
Why do people read scary stories? What makes horror so popular? What is the difference between horror and dark fantasy?
Sunday 10:00 amBethesdaSecretly Fantasy & SF (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, Andrew Fox, James Morrow (M), Sherin Nicole
Some science fiction and fantasy is published secretly in the mainstream. From the Night Circus to MaddAddam, from the Time Traveler's Wife to Atkinson's Life After Life, literary books are using sf & fantasy concepts. Why aren't these books published as genre? What do they do right and wrong? How can readers who like the fantastic find these disguised novels?
Rockville/ PotomacThe Appeal of Doctor Who (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Cathy Green (M), Victoria Janssen, Alastair Reynolds, Hildy Silverman
Doctor Who has lasted over 50 years and 12 Doctors. Why has this series lasted so long? Why has the revival done so well in the US compared to the original? What are the differences between old and new Who? Has it jumped the shark?
Sunday 11:00 amBethesdaIs the Anthology Dead? (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Bill Campbell (M), Bernie Mojzes, Alex Shvartsman
DAW used to put out an anthology a month, now they seem much less common. What happened? Did the themes get too esoteric or were too many stories mediocre? Why are they more common among small press and Kickstarter books? Have online magazines taken their place?
Rockville/ PotomacSpace Opera Without the Soldiers (Ends at: 11:55 am)
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 12:00 pmBethesdaWhat To Do After The Rejection Letter (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Sunny Moraine, Alex Shvartsman, Allen Wold (M)
You've written the best thing ever. But the editor sent it back rejected. Now what?
Rockville/ PotomacWriting Deep Religion (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Bjorn Hesseler, C.S. MacCath (M), K.M. Szpara
We discuss what's involved in developing a religious system for your world that has enough nuance and myth to feel real without alienating or upsetting the audience.
Sunday 1:00 pmBethesdaThe History of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
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?
Rockville/ PotomacSeparating The Author From The Work (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Day Al-Mohamed (M), Bill Campbell, Shahid Mahmud
Should works of fiction be judged independently of their authors? If an author has good books but bad politics should they be shunned? What if the author has a character say bad things in a book (and what if that character is the hero?)
Sunday 2:00 pmBethesdaMass Surveillance in SF (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Kate Baker, Andrew Fox (M), Benjamin Rosenbaum
In London, cameras are omnipresent and the U.S. seems to be moving in that direction. Your cell phone and GPS track your every move and the government can access your whole online presence. How is this being reflected in SF? What can writers no longer do and what new plots emerge from the surveillance state?
FrederickClimate Change in SF (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: D. Douglas Fratz, James Morrow, Gordon Van Gelder, Michael A. Ventrella (M)
What is the best approach to discussing climate change in SF? What does the modern attitude towards whether this is really science say about SF writing that features human action changing the natural environment?
Rockville/ PotomacAndre Norton (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
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?
Sunday 3:00 pmRockville/ PotomacCapclave Debrief (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Paul Haggerty, Sam Lubell
Tell the Capclave chairs what you liked about this Capclave and what should be changed for the next one.

Gaming

Friday 6:00 pmDarnestown/ GaithersburgMachi Koro (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
GM: Perrianne Lurie
Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You've just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die.

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors' coffers. Just make sure they aren't doing the same to you!

Machi Koro is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on his own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than his rivals. On his turn, each player rolls one or two dice. If the sum of the dice rolled matches the number of a building that a player owns, he gets the effect of that building; in some cases opponents will also benefit from your die (just as you can benefit from theirs). Then, with money in hand a player can build a landmark or a new building, ideally adding to the wealth of his city on future turns. The first player to construct all of his landmarks wins!

Friday 8:00 pmDarnestown/ GaithersburgLanterns: The Harvest Festival (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
GM: Steve Brinich
The harvest is in, and the artisans are hard at work preparing for the upcoming festival. Decorate the palace lake with floating lanterns and compete to become the most honored artisan when the festival begins.

In Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, players have a hand of tiles depicting various color arrangements of floating lanterns, as well as an inventory of individual lantern cards of specific colors. When you place a tile, all players (you and your opponents) receive a lantern card corresponding to the color on the side of the tile facing them. Place carefully to earn cards and other bonuses for yourself, while also looking to deny your opponents. Players gain honor by dedicating sets of lantern cards -- three pairs, for example, or all seven colors -- and the player with the most honor at the end of the game wins.

Saturday 11:00 amDarnestown/ GaithersburgRoll for the Galaxy (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
GM:
Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2-5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins!
Saturday 1:00 pmDarnestown/ GaithersburgXCOM: The Board Game (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
GM: Jeff Meyer
You are humanity's last hope. In XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the alien invasion.

Where the world's militaries have failed to stand against the alien invaders, you must succeed. To do so, you must make strategic use of the resources available to you. You must launch Interceptors to shoot down alien UFOs, assign soldiers to key missions, research alien technology, and use that technology to defend your base -- all while trying to keep the world from collapsing just long enough that you can coordinate one final mission to repel the invaders for good.

One of the more notable aspects of XCOM: The Board Game is the way that it incorporates a free and innovative digital app into the core of its gameplay. This digital companion will be available both as a downloadable app and as an online tool.

Saturday 4:00 pmDarnestown/ GaithersburgKingsburg (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
GM: Steve Brinich
In Kingsburg, players are Lords sent from the King to administer frontier territories.

The game takes place over five years, a total of 20 turns. In every year, there are 3 production seasons for collecting resources, building structures, and training troops. Every fourth turn is the winter, in which all the players must fight an invading army. Each player must face the invaders, so this is not a cooperative game.

The resources to build structures and train troops are collected by influencing the advisers in the King's Council. Players place their influence dice on members of the Council. The player with the lowest influence dice sum will be the first one to choose where to spend his/her influence; this acts as a way of balancing poor dice rolling. Even with a very unlucky roll, a clever player can still come out from the Council with a good number of resources and/or soldiers.

Each adviser on the King's Council will award different resources or allocate soldiers, victory points, and other advantages to the player who was able to influence him/her for the current turn.

At the end of five years, the player who best developed his assigned territory and most pleased the King through the Council is the winner.

Many alternate strategies are possible to win: will you go for the military way, disregarding economic and prestige buildings, or will you aim to complete the big Cathedral to please the King? Will you use the Merchant's Guild to gain more influence in the Council, or will you go for balanced development?

Saturday 8:00 pmDarnestown/ GaithersburgSuburbia (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
GM: Steve Brinich
Plan, build, and develop a small town into a major metropolis. Use hex-shaped building tiles to add residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits and take advantage of the resources of nearby towns. Your goal is to have your borough thrive and end up with a greater population than any of your opponents.

Suburbia is a tile-laying game in which each player tries to build up an economic engine and infrastructure that will be initially self-sufficient, and eventually become both profitable and encourage population growth. As your town grows, you'll modify both your income and your reputation. As your income increases, you'll have more cash on hand to purchase better and more valuable buildings, such as an international airport or a high rise office building. As your reputation increases, you'll gain more and more population (and the winner at the end of the game is the player with the largest population).

During each game, players compete for several unique goals that offer an additional population boost – and the buildings available in each game vary, so you'll never play the same game twice!

Sunday 11:00 amDarnestown/ GaithersburgSplendor (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
GM: Perrianne Lurie
Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.

On your turn, you may (1) collect chips (gems), or (2) buy and build a card, or (3) reserve one card. If you collect chips, you take either three different kinds of chips or two chips of the same kind. If you buy a card, you pay its price in chips and add it to your playing area. To reserve a card—in order to make sure you get it, or, why not, your opponents don't get it—you place it in front of you face down for later building; this costs you a round, but you also get gold in the form of a joker chip, which you can use as any gem.

All of the cards you buy increase your wealth as they give you a permanent gem bonus for later buys; some of the cards also give you prestige points. In order to win the game, you must reach 15 prestige points before your opponents do.

Sunday 1:00 pmDarnestown/ GaithersburgGamers' Choice (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
GM: Perrianne Lurie
Your choice of game demos (by popular vote) from the following:

10 Days in AsiaQwirkle
7 WondersSaint Petersburg
DrumrollSmall World
Firefly: The GameThurn and Taxis
Lewis and ClarkTicket to Ride
Lords of WaterdeepVegas Showdown
Penny PressVillage
Power GridYspahan

Workshop

Friday 8:00 pmFrederickWorkshop - Publicizing Your Work (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Coordinator: Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Danielle Ackley-McPhail of Dark Quest Books workshops the best way to promote and publicize your work - from getting reviews to working with the press to establishing an online presence and more.
Saturday 10:00 amSenecaWorkshop - Creating An Adaptive Setting (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Coordinator: David Keener
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've noticed that a lot of authors are making money with series. But crafting a series is hard, and it's a subject that's not covered in most writing manuals. Come learn a set of steps for creating a coherent, consistent and connected background to support multiple stories leveraging the same setting, primary characters and supporting characters. Give your series the foundation it needs to become what you want it to be.
Saturday 12:00 pmSenecaWorkshop - Reviewing (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Coordinator: Michael Dirda
Veteran book reviewer Michael Dirda, of the Washington Post, discusses best methods for writing interesting and informative reviews, as well as getting reviews published and managing a reputation as a strong reviewer.
Saturday 2:00 pmSenecaWorkshop - Allen Wold Writing Workshop (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Coordinators: Jean Marie Ward, Allen Wold, Darcy Wold
Allen Wold will lead a panel of authors in a hands on workshop. Learn many skills as you work on a short story. All you need is a pen and paper.
Sunday 10:00 amSuite 1209Workshop - Reading Your Work Aloud (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Coordinator: Jim Freund
Jim Freund, host of the long-running "Hour of the Wolf" podcast, provides practical advice and feedback on how to read your work aloud - whether for a radio audience, podcast recording or in front of a live audience.
Sunday 1:00 pmSuite 1209Workshop - Allen Wold Followup (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Coordinators: Jean Marie Ward, Allen Wold, Darcy Wold

Reading

Friday 6:00 pmFrederickReading - Tom Doyle (Ends at: 6:25 pm)
Author: Tom Doyle
Friday 6:30 pmFrederickReading - Bud Sparhawk (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Author: Bud Sparhawk
Friday 7:00 pmFrederickReading - Bjorn Hasseler (Ends at: 7:25 pm)
Author: Bjorn Hesseler
Friday 7:30 pmFrederickReading - Barbara Krasnoff (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Author: Barbara Krasnoff
Saturday 10:00 amFrederickReading - Lawrence Schoen (Ends at: 10:25 am)
Author: Lawrence M. Schoen
Saturday 10:30 amFrederickReading - Carolyn Gilman (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Author: Carolyn Ives Gilman
Saturday 12:00 pmFrederickReading - James Morrow (Ends at: 12:25 pm)
Author: James Morrow
Saturday 12:30 pmFrederickReading - Sarah Pinsker (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Author: Sarah Pinsker
Saturday 1:00 pmFrederickReading - Alex Shvartsman (Ends at: 1:25 pm)
Author: Alex Shvartsman
Saturday 1:30 pmFrederickReading - Fran Wilde (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Author: Fran Wilde
Saturday 2:00 pmFrederickReading - C.S. MacCath (Ends at: 2:25 pm)
Author: C.S. MacCath
Saturday 2:30 pmFrederickReading - Ann Chatham (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Author: Ann Chatham
Saturday 3:00 pmFrederickReading - James Maxey (Ends at: 3:25 pm)
Author: James Maxey
Saturday 3:30 pmFrederickReading - Larry Hodges (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Author: Larry Hodges
Saturday 4:00 pmFrederickReading - Alan Loewen (Ends at: 4:25 pm)
Author: Alan Loewen
Saturday 4:30 pmFrederickReading - John Hemry (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Author: John G. Hemry
Saturday 5:00 pmFrederickReading - Danielle Ackley-McPhail (Ends at: 5:25 pm)
Author: Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Saturday 5:30 pmFrederickReading - Ed Lerner (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Author: Edward M. Lerner
Saturday 6:30 pmFrederickReading - Jean Marie Ward (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Author: Jean Marie Ward
Sunday 10:00 amFrederickReading - Martin Berman-Gorvine (Ends at: 10:25 am)
Author: Martin Berman-Gorvine
Sunday 10:30 amFrederickReading - Christie Meierz (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Author: Christie Meierz
Sunday 11:00 amFrederickReading - Walter Hunt (Ends at: 11:25 am)
Author: Walter H. Hunt
Sunday 11:30 amFrederickReading - Benjamin Rosenbaum (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Author: Benjamin Rosenbaum
Sunday 12:00 pmFrederickReading - Sarah Avery (Ends at: 12:25 pm)
Author: Sarah Avery
Sunday 12:30 pmFrederickReading - Will McIntosh (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Author: Will McIntosh
Sunday 1:00 pmFrederickReading - Charles E. Gannon (Ends at: 1:25 pm)
Author: Charles E. Gannon
Sunday 1:30 pmFrederickReading - Sunny Moraine (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Author: Sunny Moraine

Kaffeeklatsch

Sunday 10:00 amAtriumKaffeeklatsch - Gordon Van Gelder (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Guest of Honor: Gordon Van Gelder
Sunday 11:00 amAtriumKaffeeklatsch - Alastair Reynolds (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Guest of Honor: Alastair Reynolds

Filk

Friday 10:00 pmFrederickFilk Concert: Maugorn the Stray (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Musician: Maugorn the Stray
Maugy is an accomplished pro musician with a wide repertoire of songs old and new.
Friday 11:00 pmFrederickTheme Filk: Legends (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
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Ancient and modern, comic and tragic, in their own times, or just in their own minds.
Saturday 9:00 pmFrederickFilk Concert: Bill Davis (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Musician: Bill Davis
Bill is new to filk, but many of his songs convey a sense of the odd, the eerie, or the just plain weird.
Saturday 10:00 pmFrederickFilk Concert: Randy Hoffman (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
Musician: Randy Hoffman
And now for something completely different. Not to mention zany, quirky, and one-of-a-kind.
Saturday 11:00 pmFrederickTheme Filk: Things That Go Bump In the Night (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
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'Tis the season! Come hear songs of everything Out There just waiting to get you.

Interview

Friday 7:00 pmSalon AGOH Interview - Gordon Van Gelder (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Guest of Honor: Gordon Van Gelder
Friday 8:00 pmSalon AGOH Interview - Alastair Reynolds (Ends at: 8:55 pm)
Guest of Honor: Alastair Reynolds
Saturday 12:00 pmSalon B/CGoH Interview/Speech - Alastair Reynolds (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Guest of Honor: Alastair Reynolds
Solo presentation by Capclave's Author GoH, Alastair Reynolds
Saturday 1:30 pmSalon AChilean SF Interview (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists:
An international Skype discussion with SF authors and SF-focused literature professors from Chile
Saturday 3:00 pmSalon B/CGoH Interview/Speech - Gordon Van Gelder (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Guest of Honor: Gordon Van Gelder
Solo presentation by Capclave's Editor GoH, Gordon Van Gelder

Book Launch

Saturday 1:00 pmSuite 1209Book Launch - Tom Doyle & Walter H. Hunt (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Author: Tom Doyle, Walter H. Hunt
The Left-Hand Way by Tom Doyle 1636: The Cardinal Virtues by Walter H. Hunt
Saturday 5:00 pmSuite 1209Book Launch - Alex Shvartsman (Ends at: 6:55 pm)
Author: Alex Shvartsman
Unidentified Funny Objects 5

Social

Saturday 9:00 amDarnestown/ GaithersburgMorning Mixer (Ends at: 9:55 am)
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New to Capclave? Or new to fandom itself? Or want to learn more about Capclave? Come to our Saturday morning mixer in honor of Peggy Rae Sapienza and meet others like yourselves as well as the friendly folks that bring Capclave to life.
Saturday 4:00 pmSenecaStill Mowing the Lawn: Peggy Rae Sapienza Tea (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Hosts: Colleen Cahill, John Sapienza
Please join us for tea and a treat while sharing memories of Peggy Rae Sapienza. All are welcome, as we hope to also ferment a few con-ish plots in her name to keep her legacy going.
Saturday 8:00 pmSalon AMass Autograph Session (Ends at: 8:55 pm)
Authors:
The Saturday evening mass autographing session.
Salon B/C
Suite 1209John Madigan Memorial Potluck (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
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Event begins at 8:15. Please feel free to bring something to share.
Saturday 9:00 pmSalon AWSFA Small Press Awards (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Presenter: Alex Shvartsman
The WSFA Small Press Award winner will be announced. The Guest of Honor Gifts will also be presented.
Salon B/C

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