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Preliminary Program Grid for James R. Stratton

This is the Preliminary program schedule. James R. Stratton 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 7:00 pm: Fictionalizing Real People (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Tim Powers, James R. Stratton, Jean Marie Ward (M), Allen L. Wold
When you put a real person in a story, how much do you need to know about that person? What biographical information do you keep or leave out? What are the pro's and con's of writing such a character?
Saturday 5:00 pm: Clothing as Character (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Ann Chatham, Brenda W. Clough (M), Betsy A. Riley, James R. Stratton
At a crude level you can always use clothing to signal status, occupation, and group affiliation, etc. Is there a larger, subtler characterization to be achieved with clothing in books?
Saturday 11:00 pm: The Care and Feeding of Villains (Ends at: 11:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Martin Berman-Gorvine, Bernie Mojzes, James R. Stratton, David Walton (M)
With Fu Manchu, Emperor Ming, Darth Vader, and the Joker, fantasy and SF are filled with villains that are redeemable and unredeemable. For the next hour, explore with authors the role of vIllains both classic and modern as well as their transition from caricature to ones that are human enough to be your next door neighbor (and just might be).

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