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Preliminary Program Grid for Meriah Lysistrata Crawford

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Meriah Lysistrata Crawford 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 8:00 pm: Point of View Workshop (Ends at: 9:55 pm) Seneca
Coordinator:Meriah Lysistrata Crawford (M)
Many people think of POV as just a choice between first and third, and then omniscient, limited omniscient, or limited--or other similarly confusing terminology. But POV is really far more complex than that. Coming to a clearer understanding of the very wide array of options available to you will help you write more effective, more powerful fiction, and will help you avoid the POV violations that are common in fiction. Join us! Chocolate will be provided.

Limited to 15 people

Friday 10:00 pm: Engineers and Non-Engineers Writing SF (Ends at: 10:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Jack Campbell - John G. Hemry, Meriah Lysistrata Crawford (M), Mike McPhail, Joan Wendland, Martin Wilsey
Some scientists and engineers shy away from writing SF because they fear they can't write well. Some liberal arts majors don't attempt SF because they don't think they know enough science. Panelists will give both types some advice to overcome their qualms.
Saturday 4:00 pm: 1632: A Continuing Saga (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Iver Cooper (M), Meriah Lysistrata Crawford, Bjorn Hasseler, Walter H. Hunt
This long running series is still growing. Panelists will talk about their part in the series and where the stories are going.
Saturday 5:00 pm: Global Climate Change in SF (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Jeanne Adams (M), Meriah Lysistrata Crawford, Anthony Dobranski, Thomas Holtz
How well has global climate change been handled in SF? A discussion of what works have gotten it right and which have not.
Sunday 3:00 pm: Why Does Everyone Love A Good Apocalypse? (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Sarah Avery (M), Meriah Lysistrata Crawford, James Morrow, K.M. Szpara
The genre that will not die. What makes apocalyptic stories so popular? What do they represent to the cultural mindset of today's world?

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