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Preliminary Program Grid for Lezli Robyn

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Lezli Robyn 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 4:00 pm: Writing on the Job (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Brenda W. Clough, Barbara Krasnoff (M), Joshua Palmatier, Lezli Robyn, David Walton
Is it better for a writer to have a non-writing job to save his/her writing energies for fiction or to use writing skills to make a nonfiction living on the idea that any writing improves fiction writing? And when should you quit your day job? Hear writers discuss the relationship between their day job and their writing.
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 8:00 pm: Romance and SF/F (Ends at: 8:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Catherine Asaro, Natalie Luhrs, L. Penelope, Lezli Robyn, K.M. Szpara
A significant number of science fiction and fantasy books are reviewed in publications such as Romance Times and nominated for awards in the romance genre. Were the genre line distinctions always artificial? What are romance readers' expectations with respect to the plot and its resolution? HEA vs. the tragic romance. Is romance handled better or worse in YA SF/F? Are certain types of romance plots (such as first love) more likely to show up in YA?
Saturday 12:00 pm: Small Press Publishing in 2018 (Ends at: 12:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Neil Clarke, Shahid Mahmud, Joshua Palmatier, Lezli Robyn, Ian Randal Strock (M), Sean Wallace
Capclave is lucky to have a number of small press publishers as program participants. The folks from Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick, Prime Books, Zombies Need Brains, Wyrm Publishing, and Fantastic Books talk about their upcoming projects
Saturday 3:00 pm: Lezli Robyn/ Alex Shvartsman/ David Walton Book Launch (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Suite 1209
Authors:Lezli Robyn, Alex Shvartsman, David Walton
Sunday 1:00 pm: Lezli Robyn Reading (Ends at: 1:25 pm) Frederick
Author:Lezli Robyn

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