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Preliminary Program Grid for Tim Powers

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Tim Powers 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?
Friday 8:00 pm: Fast Forward TV interviews Guest of Honor Tim Powers (Ends at: 8:55 pm) Salon A
Guest of Honor:Tim Powers
Saturday 11:00 am: Alternate & Secret History (Ends at: 11:55 am) Salon A
Panelists:Neil Clarke, Walter H. Hunt, Edward M. Lerner, James Morrow (M), Tim Powers
Although alternate and secret history seem related, they are quite different. What are the differences? How do you tell them apart? What factors must you keep in mind when writing in either area?
Saturday 1:00 pm: Time to the Power of Tim (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists:John Ashmead (M), Tim Powers
A look at how Tim Powers has incorporated scientific elements in his works, discussing the inspiration, use and reality of Tim's use of science.
Saturday 4:00 pm: Tim Powers Interview (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Salon A
Interviewee and Interviewer:Tim Powers, Mike Zipser (M)
Saturday 5:00 pm: Ask the Authors (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists:Sarah Beth Durst, Edward M. Lerner (M), Sarah Pinsker, Tim Powers, Bud Sparhawk
Panelists answer whatever questions the audience has on writing, editing, character development, agents, and others. Includes non-writer-parts-of-being-a-writer, such as being your own boss, setting schedules, and many more.
Sunday 10:00 am: Cthulhu Wants You! For Breakfast! (Ends at: 10:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Alan Loewen (M), Tim Powers, Darrell Schweitzer, A.C. Wise
Love it or hate it, the Cthulhu Mythos and its related arcs are a literary phenomenon here to stay. Whether it be the Dreamlands, the Carcosa Cycle, the related King in Yellow, as well as other sub-genres, many a writer has cut their teeth on cosmic alienation and horror. Discuss the best and the worst of the lot as well as its future.
Sunday 1:00 pm: Great Authors You Aren't Reading (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Tim Powers, Darrell Schweitzer (M), Elaine Stiles, Lawrence Watt-Evans
The panel will discuss authors who are overlooked today, such as Cordwainer Smith, Leigh Brackett and Clark Ashton Smith. Find out about hidden treasures just waiting your exploration!
Sunday 3:00 pm: Research, Research, Research! (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Brenda W. Clough, Leah Cypess, Tim Powers, Alan Smale (M)
Panelists will discuss why research is important, even in a fantasy world under their complete control.

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