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Preliminary Program Grid for Fran Wilde

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Fran Wilde 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: The WSFA Small Press Award (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists:Neil Clarke, Ken Liu, Margaret Ronald, Alex Shvartsman (M), Fran Wilde
Current finalists and past finalists and winners discuss what the awards means to them and the place of short fiction from small presses in the genre.
Saturday 2:00 pm: Fran Wilde Reading (Ends at: 2:25 pm) Bethesda
Author:Fran Wilde
Saturday 3:00 pm: 75 Years of Wonder Woman (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Jeanne Adams, Victoria Janssen (M), Janine Spendlove, Fran Wilde
It's been 75 years since Wonder Woman first appeared in Sensation Comics Issue #1. In that time she's been in comic books, animated TV shows, a live action TV show and the recent extremely popular movie starring Gal Gadot. Panelists discuss the character and her interpretation over the years.
Saturday 4:00 pm: Engineering in SF/F (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews, Catherine Asaro, John Ashmead, Ken Liu, Fran Wilde (M)
How things work in your science fiction and fantasy. For instance, if you are going to have flight in your fantasy novel, how is it going to work, e.g. how are the wings going to be load bearing and catch air currents. In your science fiction novel, have you given much thought to how your characters will interface with their supercomputer or mecha-suit?
Sunday 10:00 am: How We Imagine The Future and What It Says About Us (Ends at: 10:55 am) Bethesda
Panelists:Malka Older, Bud Sparhawk (M), K.M. Szpara, Fran Wilde
It's always fun to look at what sci-fi visionaries of the past thought the future would be like, what they got right (and what they didn't). But why did they imagine it the way they did? How was it affected by the world they lived in? Given the times in which we live, what sort of future should we be imagining?

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