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Preliminary Program Grid for Catherine Asaro

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Catherine Asaro 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 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 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?
Saturday 5:30 pm: Catherine Asaro Reading (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Bethesda
Author:Catherine Asaro

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