Preliminary Program Grid for Emmie Mears
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Emmie Mears 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 4:00 pm: Author Table Mears (Ends at: 4:25 pm) Author's hallway table|
|Friday 6:00 pm: Alternate History: How to Make it Work (Ends at: 6:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Martin Berman-Gorvine, Emmie Mears (M), Alan Smale, Michael A. Ventrella
Many novels these days change history slightly -- and fail. What does it take to make a good alternate history plot?
|Friday 10:30 pm: Emmie Mears Reading (Ends at: 10:55 pm) Seneca|
|Saturday 11:00 am: Language in Fantasy Worldbuilding (Ends at: 11:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews, Emmie Mears, Karen Wester Newton, Jon Skovron (M)
In secondary world fantasy, do you write dialogue in contemporary speech, or period language? How do you come up with names of people and places? What about slang and colloquialisms?
|Sunday 2:00 pm: The Power of the Sentence (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Frederick|
Panelists:Dustin Blottenberger, Emmie Mears, K.M. Szpara (M), Brigitte Winter
What are the best opening, closing and stand alone sentences in SF and fantasy? What makes a good sentence attractive and appreciated?
|Sunday 3:00 pm: Beyond Just Dirigibles and Dragons (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Frederick|
Panelists:Doc Coleman, William Galaini, Emmie Mears, Betsy A. Riley (M)
Characters need to get from A to B. There are many magical spells and creatures to help them get there. Panelists discuss these alternate means of transportation.
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