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Preliminary Program Grid for Carolyn Ives Gilman

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Carolyn Ives Gilman 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.

Saturday 2:30 pm: Carolyn Ives Gilman Reading (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Bethesda
Author:Carolyn Ives Gilman
Saturday 4:00 pm: Use of Mythology in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists:Jack Campbell - John G. Hemry, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Scott Roberts, Michelle D. Sonnier, Jean Marie Ward (M)
There are a lot of different mythologies out there, with both similarities and differences. How do we incorporate and adapt them when writing our stories. What's acceptable to adapt and change, especially when using a mythology from a culture not one's own. E.g. dragons in Europe and dragons in various Asian countries often have quite different motives and personalities ascribed to them.
Saturday 6:00 pm: War on Science (Ends at: 6:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Carolyn Ives Gilman, Inge Heyer (M), Thomas Holtz, James Morrow, Nalin A. Ratnayake
Some of America's leaders don't believe in global warming, want creationism taught in schools, and others want to ban human cloning or restrict genetic modified foods. Why this distrust of science? Is it growing? Are political leaders trying to appeal to the ignorant or do they really believe this? And what is the danger to the planet?
Sunday 11:00 am: What Are The New Questions That SF/F Should Be Asking? (Ends at: 11:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:M'Shai Dash, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Malka Older, Nalin A. Ratnayake
SF in particular is meant to be a forward-looking genre. What questions should contemporary SFF writers be asking that they are not? What issues are being successfully addressed?

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