Preliminary Program Grid for Scott H. Andrews
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Scott H. Andrews 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: Write What You Don't Know (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews, Joshua Palmatier, Michael A. Ventrella (M), Jean Marie Ward
Fantasy authors rarely get irate email from dragons saying they got it wrong. How to write characters from places and times that you don’t know but members of your audience do, and why it’s important to get outside your comfort zone.
|Friday 8:00 pm: The Clarkesworld Magazine Chinese SF/F Translation Project (Ends at: 8:55 pm) Salon A|
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews (M), Neil Clarke, Ken Liu
Guest of Honor Neil Clarke and Ken Liu discuss Clarkesworld's commitment to publishing Chinese science fiction and fantasy in translation, including how the stories are chosen, interaction with the authors, and general audience reception to the project.
|Saturday 1:00 pm: Neil Clarke Publisher/Editor Guest of Honor Interview (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
GOH & Interviewer:Scott H. Andrews, Neil Clarke
GOH Neil Clarke is interviewed by Scott H. Andrews
|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 11:00 am: Editing the Short Story (Ends at: 11:55 am) Bethesda|
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews, Kate Baker, Neil Clarke (M), Scott Roberts, Bud Sparhawk
Panelists talk about the work of editing short fiction, keeping things interesting and on-pace and making sure all the elements of a good story are in place when there are only so many words to work with.
|Sunday 2:00 pm: First Sentence, First Paragraph, What Does It Take to Grab You? (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews (M), Sarah Avery, Yosef Lindell
Great first sentences, to work, have to be sneaky or elegant. But great first sentences are rare. So what qualities does a novel or story have to have to make you keep reading beyond that first sentence or first paragraph? How do you craft the perfect opening hook?
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