Preliminary Program Grid for Anthony Dobranski
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Anthony Dobranski 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 6:00 pm: What Ever Happened to the Standalone Novel? (Ends at: 6:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Anthony Dobranski, William Freedman, Barbara Krasnoff (M), Darcy Wold
These days it seems like every book is part of a series. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the standalone novel and why has it become so rare? What are good recent standalone novels?
|Friday 8:00 pm: Who's the Bad Guy in a World Without Absolutes? (Ends at: 8:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Anthony Dobranski, Hugh Taylor, Michael A. Ventrella (M)
Heroes, villains, and moral relativism. Does speculative literature have any concept of Good or Evil anymore?
|Friday 11:00 pm: How Graphic Your Novel? (Ends at: 11:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Jack Campbell - John G. Hemry (M), Anthony Dobranski, Jesse Galena, Lawrence Watt-Evans
What does graphic sex or violence add to a story? Which books handle their graphic scenes well, and which ones cross the line?
|Saturday 10:30 am: Anthony Dobranski Reading (Ends at: 10:55 am) Seneca|
|Saturday 11:00 am: Author Table Dobranski / Wilsey (Ends at: 11:25 am) Author's hallway table|
Authors:Anthony Dobranski, Martin Wilsey
|Saturday 4:00 pm: Politics in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Anthony Dobranski, Larry Hodges, Karen Wester Newton (M), Ian Randal Strock, David Walton
If you have a civilization, you have politics. A discussion on the types of politics used in science fiction and fantasy, looking at why certain types seem to appear in certain genres.
|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.
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