Preliminary Program Grid for Charles E. Gannon
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Charles E. Gannon 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: Worldbuilding in Science Fiction vs. Fantasy (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Charles E. Gannon, Jean Marie Ward (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans, Allen L. Wold (M)
Are there distinctions in how worldbuilding is approached for a fantasy setting rather than a science fiction setting? Are there different approaches in how the result is presented to the reader? Are there challenges on one side of the fantasy/SF split that are less of an issue on the other?
|Friday 5:00 pm: Science Fiction: 50 Shades of Hard (and Soft) (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Jeanne Adams (M), Charles E. Gannon, Lezli Robyn
Just as there are many, many subgenres of fantasy, there are also many subgenres of science fiction. E.g. first contact novels, space opera, military sf, dystopias, etc. what are the current trends and pluses and minuses of various SF subgenres?
|Friday 9:00 pm: I've Done My Research and You're Going to Suffer For It (Ends at: 9:55 pm) Salon A|
Panelists:Charles E. Gannon, Larry Hodges, Alan Smale (M), Lawrence Watt-Evans
Writers will often spend significant amounts of time doing background research for a story. How do you avoid going down the rabbit hole and taking the readers with you? How much of the research should be included in the final story?
|Saturday 11:00 am: Charles Gannon Signing (Ends at: 11:55 am) Author's hallway table|
Authors:Charles E. Gannon
|Saturday 3:00 pm: Charles Gannon Reading (Ends at: 3:25 pm) Bethesda|
Author:Charles E. Gannon
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