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Preliminary Program Grid for Scott Roberts

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Scott Roberts 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 4:00 pm: Use of Mythology in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists:Jack Campbell - John G. Hemry, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Scott Roberts, Michelle D. Sonnier, Jean Marie Ward (M)
There are a lot of different mythologies out there, with both similarities and differences. How do we incorporate and adapt them when writing our stories. What's acceptable to adapt and change, especially when using a mythology from a culture not one's own. E.g. dragons in Europe and dragons in various Asian countries often have quite different motives and personalities ascribed to them.
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: Why Do We Like Being Scared? (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Dina Leacock, Scott Roberts, Darrell Schweitzer, A.C. Wise
Fear probably developed as a survival mechanism. We fear things that might hurt us. Yet many read horror, go to slasher films, ride roller coasters, and climb cliffs. Why? What does this say about us and our psyches?

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