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Preliminary Program Grid for Jon Skovron

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Jon Skovron 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 3:00 pm: "Holy Shuftik!" He Cried. (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists:Jeanne Adams (M), Lawrence M. Schoen, Jon Skovron
How does an author create a distinctive language for characters in the future or in a different world and keep it understandable to the reader?  What's the right balance between creating language and making sure the reader can figure it out without a dictionary appendix to the story?
Friday 4:00 pm: Rituals for Creativity (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Sarah Avery, Will McIntosh (M), Irette Y. Patterson, Jon Skovron
How do you prepare to write each day? Do you have a special space or time of day? Do you need to have a particular snack nearby or listen to just the right music? Authors share their rituals from the ordinary to the strange that help them create the right atmosphere to write.
Friday 10:00 pm: Don't Go There - Unless You Really Want To… (Ends at: 10:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists:Jon Skovron (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans
Taboo subjects in fantasy and science fiction. Are there any? What lines won't you cross? What lines should you cross?
Saturday 11:00 am: Reimagining Fairy Tales (Ends at: 11:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, Margaret Ronald, Jon Skovron, Michelle D. Sonnier, A.C. Wise (M)
Who doesn't love a fairy tale retelling? Part of the universal appeal of fairy tales is that they were never a static form, at least not as an oral tradition. Re-tellers have used these archetypes and modes to spin new variations ever since these stories first came to the page. Angela Carter once said that "Ours is a highly individualized culture, with a great faith in the work of art as a unique one-off.... But fairy tales are not like that, and nor are their makers." We can find fresh insight into our own lives and connections through these age old tales. This panel will focus on a variety of approaches in reconstructing fairy tales with a modern bent, both in their favorite respins and in their own work.
Saturday 4:00 pm: Jon Skovron Reading (Ends at: 4:25 pm) Bethesda
Author:Jon Skovron

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