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Preliminary Program Grid for Ken Liu

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Ken Liu 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.
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 11:00 am: Ken Liu Guest of Honor Speech (Ends at: 12:25 pm) Salon A
Presenter:Ken Liu
Title: Betrayal With Integrity: Conformance and Estrangement in Translating Chinese Science Fiction

A one-hour talk in which Guest of Honor Ken Liu discuss the origin of Chinese science fiction through translation of Western works, and then his own translation of the Hugo-winning novel, The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin and its reception by readers in the West. He will give some background on translation theory and the modern conception of translation as a performance in cultural negotiation, and apply these academic concepts to genre literature in particular.

Ken Liu will conclude the talk by extending the theoretical framework of "translation" to his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, which melds Western and

This will be followed by a half hour Q&A;session.Chinese epic traditions by transposing a foundational narrative from one culture into another.

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: KaffeeKlatsch with Guest of Honor Ken Liu (Ends at: 11:55 am) Darnestown/ Gaithersburg
GOH:Ken Liu
NOTE: The KaffeeKlatsch will be held at the table in the alcove just outside Darnestown/Gaithersburg. A sign-up sheet will be at Registration/Information. Limited to 10.
Sunday 12:00 pm: GOH Ken Liu Reading (Ends at: 12:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Author:Ken Liu

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