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Preliminary Program Grid for M'Shai Dash

This is the Preliminary program schedule. M'Shai Dash 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 2:00 pm: What's the Future of Afrofuturism? (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:M'Shai Dash, William Jones, Chad Eric Smith, Diane Williams, Kenesha Williams, K. Ceres Wright (M)
Afrofuturism represents the intersection of Black culture, history, mysticism, science, and technology, all set with an eye toward the future. Listen as this group of artists, filmmakers, and writers detail their journeys in producing Afrofuturistic works and their hopes for the field, moving forward.
Saturday 6:00 pm: Writing for Anthologies (Ends at: 6:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists:M'Shai Dash, Larry Hodges (M), Alex Shvartsman, Hildy Silverman, A.C. Wise
Anthologies are an excellent opportunity for writers to get their work out to new readers. Where to look for submission opportunities, how to write to a theme, tips on catching the editor's eye (in a good way), and a what-not-to-do list are some of the things to be addressed.
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?
Sunday 3:00 pm: Reading Outside Your Genre for SF/F Writers (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:M'Shai Dash, Scott Edelman (M), Natalie Luhrs
Panelists discuss the non-genre works that have influenced them and why it's important to read outside of genre.

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