ArmadilloCon 37 Program Schedule


Schedule of Events

* = moderator


Fr1600D Welcome to ArmadilloCon
Fri 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom D
Bobo, Burton, Juday*, Reisman
Our panelists will talk about the essential elements of sf cons in general and ArmadilloCon in particular. Learn about all the can't-miss events you should attend to get the most out of our con.
Fr1700D Alternate History
Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom D
Antonelli, Brown*, Dimond, Kimbriel, Mills, Waldrop
Why is this genre so fascinating, and how does it relate to the rest of speculative fiction? What special challenges does it pose for the writer -- and reader?
Fr1700E Researching Your Book
Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom E
Blaschke, Cheney*, Moyer, Osborne, Thomas, Wood
Where to look, who to ask, what to do? How much is too much? What do you do with all the research that doesn't fit in the book?
Fr1700F Growing the Next Generation of Readers
Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom F
Griffin, Jacobs, Mancusi, Rylander, Sarath*, Stoddard
Discussing current works for young readers, and older books that are still relevant.
Fr1700CC Reading
Fri 5:00 PM-5:30 PM Conference Center
Eugene Fischer
Fr1730CC Reading
Fri 5:30 PM-6:00 PM Conference Center
Eric Bakutis
Fr1800D Humor in SF/F
Fri 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Ballroom D
Chang, Ewing*, J. Moore, Sanger
Where to find the good stuff, and how to write it.
Fr1800E Game of Thrones: Comparing the book to the TV show
Fri 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Ballroom E
Bakutis, Benjamin, Clarke, Finn, Picacio, Swendson*
Exploring the faithfulness of the adaptation and the high points of the books vs. the show.
Fr1800F Favorite Webcomics
Fri 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Ballroom F
Fischer, Melton, Rose
What are your favorite sites on the net for a quick laugh?
Fr1800B Reading
Fri 6:00 PM-6:30 PM Southpark B
Dantzel Cherry
Fr1800CC Reading
Fri 6:00 PM-6:30 PM Conference Center
Pauline Baird Jones
Fr1830B Reading
Fri 6:30 PM-7:00 PM Southpark B
Julia Mandala
Fr1830CC Reading
Fri 6:30 PM-7:00 PM Conference Center
Sanford Allen
Fr1900D Opening Ceremonies
Fri 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Ballroom D
DeNardo, Duchamp, Juday, Kelley, Leicht*, Liu, Morrow, C. Siros
This formally kicks off the con. Get introduced to the con's major guests. Afterward attend the Meet the Pros party.
Fr1930L Meet the Pros Party
Fri 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Lobby
Here's an opportunity to meet your favorite author or artist.
Fr2000D New Twists on Urban Fantasy
Fri 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom D
Clevenger, Mancusi*, J. Moore, Richerson
Moving beyond Elves on Motorcycles, where is this sub-genre headed?
Fr2000E The Art of the Short Story
Fri 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom E
Allen, Antonelli, Bey, Griffin, Mandala, Wade*
Plot, setting, character, style: creating great SF in a small package.
Fr2000F Writing for Film and TV
Fri 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom F
Benjamin, Cargill, de Orive, Lansdale*, Sullivan
Opportunities and challenges of writing for screens big and small.
Fr2000B Reading
Fri 8:00 PM-8:30 PM Southpark B
Paige Ewing
Fr2000CC Reading
Fri 8:00 PM-8:30 PM Conference Center
David Hardy
Fr2030B Reading
Fri 8:30 PM-9:00 PM Southpark B
Amanda Downum
Fr2030CC Reading
Fri 8:30 PM-9:00 PM Conference Center
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
Fr2100D Work of James Morrow
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom D
Brown, Lalumiere*, N. J. Moore, Schwarz, Weisman
Our panelists explore the humor, breadth, and impact of our Special Guest's writings.
Fr2100E Classic Feminist SF
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom E
Johnson, Juday, Latner, Reed, Reisman*, Sarath
What are the great works of Feminist SF that contemporary readers should be aware of? How are they influencing writers today?
Fr2100F SF TV Shows We're Anticipating
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom F
Allen*, Frank, Klaw, Oliver, Rountree,
The Expanse, Man in the High Castle, Minority Report, etc.: Which looks the most interesting and exciting? How faithful can the ones with literary origins be to their source material?
Fr2100B Dual Reading
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Southpark B
Eudaly, Finn
Fr2130CC Reading
Fri 9:30 PM-10:00 PM Conference Center
C. Robert Cargill
Fr2200D Badass, Babe, or None of the Above: Are Women's Archetypes Evolving (or Not) in SF/F Literature?
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom D
Cherry, Downum*, Reed, Wright
How have female characters been written in SF/F literature historically? Have these roles changed, and are new tropes emerging?
Fr2200E Love in the Time of Vampires
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom E
Clevenger, Mancusi, Sherlock, White*
Romance and lust among (and for) the bloodsucking immortals. Why are they so fascinating -- and attractive?
Fr2200F The Map vs. The Territory
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom F
Gibbons*, Simmons
Real-life long distance hiking, and how your writing can benefit.
Fr2200B Reading
Fri 10:00 PM-10:30 PM Southpark B
Fred Stanton
Fr2200CC Reading
Fri 10:00 PM-10:30 PM Conference Center
Josh Rountree
Fr2230B Reading
Fri 10:30 PM-11:00 PM Southpark B
Matt Cardin
Fr2230CC Reading
Fri 10:30 PM-11:00 PM Conference Center
Kenneth Mark Hoover


Sa1000D Stump the Panel: Make Up an SF/F Use for an Everyday Object
Sat 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Ballroom D
Cheney*, Mandala, Stoddard, Rose, Rountree
The audience supplies the items, and the panel provides the imagination.
Sa1000E Silkpunk: Asian themes and influences in SF/F
Sat 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Ballroom E
Chu, Kerr, Kimbriel, Landon, Liu*, Oliver
Exploring the use of Asian concepts and locations in the work of Guy Gavriel Kay, Neil Gaiman, and Ken Liu contextualized as just a few of many.
Sa1000F What Sciences Haven't Been Used?
Sat 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Ballroom F
Allen, Ledbetter*, J. Moore, Simmons, Yoachim
It's not all astronomy and physics. Where are the great psychology and library science SF novels? What else should we be seeing?
Sa1000A Hobbit Movies
Sat 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Southpark A
Blaschke, Carl, de Orive, Ewing, Swendson*, Wilson
A consideration of the series.
Sa1000B Reading
Sat 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Southpark B
Rick Klaw
Sa1000CC Reading
Sat 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Conference Center
Mari Mancusi
Sa1030B Reading
Sat 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Southpark B
Claude Lalumiere
Sa1030CC Reading
Sat 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Conference Center
Marguerite Reed
Sa1100D Learning to Write: Recommended Workshops, Books and Classes
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom D
Cardin, Catmull*, K. M. Hoover, Maresca, Wells, Yoachim
A look at formal and informal education for beginning writers or those who want to improve their craft.
Sa1100E Hunger Games vs. Divergent
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom E
Burton*, Cherry, P. J. Hoover, Prevost, Rylander
Young adult novels, successful film franchises: What do these series tell us about markets, readers, and viewers? How do they compare?
Sa1100F Fan Guest Interview
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom F
DeNardo, Johnson*, Person*
Our joint interrogators explore the origin story and fannish career of our Fan Guest.
Sa1100A Dinosaurs in SF
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Southpark A
Cupp, Hardy, Leicht*, Reed, Rogers
Leaping Lizards from Lost World to the present.
Sa1100B Reading
Sat 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Southpark B
Cassandra Rose Clarke
Sa1100DR Autographing
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Dealers' Room
Brust, Chu, Liu, N. J. Moore, Morrow, White
Sa1130B Reading
Sat 11:30 AM-Noon Southpark B
James Stoddard
Sa1130CC Reading
Sat 11:30 AM-Noon Conference Center
Cary Osborne
Sa1130CS Reading
Sat 11:30 AM-Noon Con Suite
John Hornor Jacobs
Sa1200D SF Mysteries
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom D
Crider, Cupp*, Lalumiere, Melton, Mills, Sarath
How to balance suspense and plausibility, and play fair with the reader when the whole world is invented. What works have married the genres well?
Sa1200E How to Sell a Book to Aqueduct Press
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom E
Duchamp, N. J. Moore*, Ward, Weisman
What does it take to get out of the slush pile at our Editor Guest's press?
Sa1200F Artist Guest Interview
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom F
Kelley, Picacio*, Zrubek*
How did our Artist Guest break into the field and make a career, and what has he seen along the way?
Sa1200A How to Draw Dragons and Armadillos
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Southpark A
A lesson in drawing these majestic and strange creatures.
Sa1200B Reading
Sat Noon-12:30 PM Southpark B
Jessica Reisman
Sa1200CC Reading
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Conference Center
Joe Lansdale
Sa1200DR Autographing
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Dealers' Room
Antonelli, Clarke, Moyer, Porter, Wood
Sa1200CS Space Squid Readings
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Con Suite
Bey, Chang
Sa1230B Reading
Sat 12:30 PM-1:00 PM Southpark B
Juan Perez
Sa1300D The Work and Influence of H. P. Lovecraft
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom D
de Orive, Downum, Person, Spencer, Stanton, Webb*
How has this master of the macabre impacted the field?
Sa1300E Private Space Travel
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom E
Abell*, Frank, Gibbons, Jackson, Ledbetter, Latner
Two companies have contracts to deliver crew to the ISS, and others are offering suborbital flights soon. Is private spaceflight the wave of the future?
Sa1300F Betrayal With Integrity: Conformance and Estrangement in Translating Chinese SF
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom F
Discussing the origin of Chinese SF through translation of Western works, background on translation theory, and the author's experience translating The Three-Body Problem for readers in the West.
Sa1300A Writing a Strong Teen Protagonist
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Southpark A
Blaschke*, Griffin, P. J. Hoover, Kerr, Mancusi, Prevost
What works and what doesn't when striving to create a memorable and believable teen character?
Sa1300B Reading
Sat 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Southpark B
Martha Wells
Sa1300CC Loteria!
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Conference Center
Play the classic game of chance for the opportunity to win prizes. Hugo Award-winning artist John Picacio hosts several rounds of this fun, easy-to-learn Mexican Bingo game.
Sa1300DR Autographing
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Dealers' Room
Cargill, Catmull, Ewing, K. M. Hoover, Jacobs, Perez
Sa1330B Reading
Sat 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Southpark B
Rob Rogers
Sa1400D Fannish Feud
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom D
Bobo, DeNardo, Duchamp, Eudaly, Kelley, Leicht*, Hollas, Liu, Morrow, Sarath, Simpson, Wilson
Come see our Fans vs. Pros game show event. Let's play the feud!
Sa1400E Writing Prompts to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom E
Bracken, Brust, Clevenger*, Lansdale, Mills, Webb
What do you do -- writing exercises, background music, visuals, or whatever -- to get started and keep going?
Sa1400F Virtual Reality Presentation
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom F
Presenting the latest developments in virtual reality, which will shortly be entering the mainstream with the commercial launches of VR headsets.
Sa1400A Broad Universe
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Southpark A
Burton, Cheney, Jones, Latner*, Oliver, Ward, Wright
A joint reading by members of the writers' group Broad Universe "promoting science fiction, fantasy, and horror written by women."
Sa1400B Reading
Sat 2:00 PM-2:30 PM Southpark B
Scott Cupp
Sa1400CC Reading
Sat 2:00 PM-2:30 PM Conference Center
Trakena Prevost
Sa1400DR Autographing
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Dealers' Room
Cardin, Cherry, Downum, Kimbriel, Mancusi, Stoddard
Sa1430B Reading
Sat 2:30 PM-3:00 PM Southpark B
Christopher Brown
Sa1430CC Reading
Sat 2:30 PM-3:00 PM Conference Center
William Ledbetter
Sa1500D What You Should Have Read in 2014-2015
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom D
DeNardo, Landon, Muenzler*, White, W. Siros
Our annual rundown of the year's best.
Sa1500E Career Adjustments for the Writer
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom E
Liu, Maresca, Southard, Swendson, Weisman, Wells*
Knowing when it's time to switch agent, publisher, genre, or even (last resort) your name.
Sa1500F Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Mission
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom F
Slide show and talk by NASA scientist Paul Abell about the Japanese asteroid mission that he is participating in, successor to the first asteroid sample return.
Sa1500A Time Travel: Essential Books and Stories
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Southpark A
Finn, Griffin, Jones, Lalumiere, Wood
What are the touchstone tales of going back and forth in time?
Sa1500B Reading
Sat 3:00 PM-3:30 PM Southpark B
Jayme Lynn Blaschke
Sa1500CC Reading
Sat 3:00 PM-3:30 PM Conference Center
Wesley Chu
Sa1500DR Autographing
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Dealers' Room
Kelley, Johnson, Mandala, Osborne, Thomas, Waldrop
Sa1530B Reading
Sat 3:30 PM-4:00 PM Southpark B
Lou Antonelli
Sa1530CC Reading
Sat 3:30 PM-4:00 PM Conference Center
Patrice Sarath
Sa1600D Speculative Fiction as a Mirror to Religion
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom D
Blaschke*, Cardin, Kimbriel, Marmell, Morrow, Swendson
Illuminating human institutions, belief systems, theology, and cosmology.
Sa1600E Editor Guest Interview
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom E
Brown*, Dimond*, Duchamp
A two person tag-team interview of our Editor Guest L. Timmel Duchamp.
Sa1600F History of the Illustrated 007
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom F
A talk and slideshow about James Bond comic books.
Sa1600A Ray Bradbury: A Consideration of a Body of Work
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Southpark A
Catmull, Crider, Lansdale, Spencer, Stoddard, Sullivan, Wade*
Our panel discusses the importance of the writings of Bradbury. How are his influences still felt today?
Sa1600B Fandom before the Internet
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Southpark B
Bobo, Jackson*, Sherlock, W. Siros, Wilson
Organized SF fandom existed for decades before the Internet came into common use in the mid-1990s. How did fans organize conventions, create fanzines and newsletters, buy books, and even communicate with writers and each other in those low-tech days? What has been gained and lost since technology has permeated every aspect of the fan experience in the modern age?
Sa1600CC Dual Reading
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Conference Center
Brust, White
Sa1600DR Autographing
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Dealers' Room
Cheney, Eudaly, Finn, Latner, Reed, Webb, Wells
Sa1700D Kid Scary vs. Adult Scary
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom D
Catmull*, Clarke, Griffin, Jacobs, Richerson, Waldrop
What are the differences between what scares kids and what scares adults? How do you write scary effectively for both audiences?
Sa1700E Charity Auction
Sat 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Ballroom E
Come bid on exciting items! Proceeds benefit Literacy Coalition of Central Texas.
Sa1700F Artist Guest Slide Show
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom F
Our artist guest, Rocky Kelley, presents a retrospective of his work.
Sa1700A Poetry Round Robin Reading
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Southpark A
Moyer, Muenzler, Perez*, Rose, Sanger, Simmons
Panelists take turns reading their poetry.
Sa1700B Reading
Sat 5:00 PM-5:30 PM Southpark B
Caroline M Yoachim
Sa1700CC Reading
Sat 5:00 PM-5:30 PM Conference Center
John Gibbons
Sa1700DR Autographing
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Dealers' Room
Allen, Bey, Carl, Cupp, Melton, Sarath
Sa1730B Reading
Sat 5:30 PM-6:00 PM Southpark B
Don Webb
Sa1730CC Reading
Sat 5:30 PM-6:00 PM Conference Center
Alexis Glynn Latner
Sa1800A Attracting and Growing an Audience for Your Work
Sat 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Southpark A
Eudaly*, K. M. Hoover, Melton, Picacio, Rose
What can you do as an artist or writer to get people to notice your work, and how do you keep them as fans?
Sa1800B Reading
Sat 6:00 PM-6:30 PM Southpark B
Alan Porter
Sa1800CC Reading
Sat 6:00 PM-6:30 PM Conference Center
P J Hoover
Sa1830B Reading
Sat 6:30 PM-7:00 PM Southpark B
Michael Bracken
Sa1830CC Reading
Sat 6:30 PM-7:00 PM Conference Center
Ernie Wood
Sa1900D Southern Gothic Fiction
Sat 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Ballroom D
Lansdale*, Richerson, Southard, Spencer, Wade, Wood
What is the intersection of Southern Gothic and SF/F? Do the themes being explored today differ from Southern Gothic of the past? Why does the South seem to have a monopoly on deeply flawed, eccentric, morally ambivalent characters?
Sa1900E Art Auction
Sat 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom E
Buy great art!
Sa1900F How Would Discovery of Alien Life Affect Us?
Sat 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Ballroom F
de Orive*, Ledbetter, Sarath, Schwarz, Wright
Do we run scared, work things out in the spirit of peaceful cooperation, or accept our new alien overlords?
Sa1900A Zombies in Fiction and on TV
Sat 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Southpark A
Clevenger*, Mancusi, Maresca, Perez, Rountree,
With new TV shows springing up like iZombie and Zombie Nation, the success of books like World War Z, and the continued popularity of The Walking Dead comic book and TV show, it seems like zombies are here to stay. Are there still nuances of zombiedom left to explore? What makes for good zombie fiction? Is this the zombie zeitgeist?
Sa1900B Reading
Sat 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Southpark B
Nancy Jane Moore
Sa1900CC Reading
Sat 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Conference Center
Shanna Swendson
Sa1930B Reading
Sat 7:30 PM-8:00 PM Southpark B
Henry Melton
Sa1930CC Reading
Sat 7:30 PM-8:00 PM Conference Center
Katherine Catmull
Sa2000D SF from an International Perspective
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom D
Brown, Hardy, Morrow*, Porter
What interesting SF is being produced in countries outside the US? Which are the books and writers to watch? What influences the type of sf that gets written or published in a geographical region?
Sa2000F Food in SF
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom F
Allen, Brust, Mandala*, Sherlock, White
What food would you most like to try from SF? What's the most disgusting thing ever eaten in text or on film? How do you write about food?
Sa2000A Writing for the Gaming Industry
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Southpark A
Bakutis*, Chang, de Orive, Marmell, Stanton
What opportunities are there for writers in tabletop and video gaming? What are the differences from other media when writing these stories and characters? How do you break into this industry?
Sa2000CC Reading
Sat 8:00 PM-8:30 PM Conference Center
Lee Thomas
Sa2030B Reading
Sat 8:30 PM-9:00 PM Southpark B
Derek Austin Johnson
Sa2030CC Reading
Sat 8:30 PM-9:00 PM Conference Center
Nate Southard
Sa2100D The Hugo Award's Struggle for Relevance
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom D
Antonelli, Landon, Muenzler*, Reed, Weisman
A discussion of recent challenges to the award.
Sa2100E What Writers' Workshops Have Done for Me
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom E
Brust, Leicht, Melton, Reisman*, Thomas, Wagner
Panelists discuss their experiences as students and teachers in writing workshops. What was helpful in going from novice to pro, or in continuing to hone their craft to the next level?
Sa2100F Economics and Infrastructure in Worldbuilding
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom F
Bakutis, Carl, Dimond*, K. M. Hoover, Stoddard, Wells
Building a fictional world that would actually work.
Sa2100A SF Movies from Last Year
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Southpark A
Cargill, Clarke, DeNardo*, Johnson, Klaw, Wright
The good, the bad, and a few movies more.
Sa2100CC Reading
Sat 9:00 PM-9:30 PM Conference Center
Marshall Ryan Maresca
Sa2130CC Reading
Sat 9:30 PM-10:00 PM Conference Center
Adrian Simmons
Sa2200D SF as a Survival Guide
Sat 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom D
P. J. Hoover, Perez*, Person, Schwarz, Thomas
OK, you've read about dozens of apocalypses. How are you going to use that to survive?
Sa2200E Writing Erotic Fiction
Sat 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom E
Bracken, Crider, Ewing, Rose*, Webb
The art of writing naughty stuff.
Sa2200F Comic Books on TV
Sat 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom F
Bey, Eudaly, Klaw, Lalumiere, Porter*, Rogers
From "Look, up in the air!" to "Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" to "I'm the fastest man alive!".
Sa2200A Ghost Stories
Sat 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Southpark A
Finn, Osborne, Rountree*, Sanger, Southard
Are they considered horror or dark fantasy, and are they even viable in today's literature?


Su1100D New Feminist SF
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom D
Downum*, N. J. Moore, Sanger, Yoachim
Who's leading the way in current feminist SF? What trends are happening now?
Su1100E Hardcore Business of Writing
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom F
Cheney, Jacobs, Maresca, Swendson*, Wells
How does a writer look out for him/herself in the big world of publishing? What has helped the panelists most in forming a profitable writing career?
Su1100F How I Wrote The Grace of Kings
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom E
A talk about the world building and themes behind the author's silkpunk debut, The Grace of Kings.
Su1100A Becoming a Rocket Scientist
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Southpark A
Abell*, Frank, Jackson, Ledbetter
What has the journey been like? What's the future hold for the profession? How cool is it to say "Why yes, I am a rocket scientist"?
Su1100B Reading
Sun 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Southpark B
Gloria Oliver
Su1100CC Reading
Sun 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Conference Center
Patrick Sullivan
Su1100DR Autographing
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Dealers' Room
Marmell, Reisman, Rountree
Su1130B Reading
Sun 11:30 AM-Noon Southpark B
Carrie Richerson
Su1130CC Reading
Sun 11:30 AM-Noon Conference Center
Jaime Lee Moyer
Su1200D Writing Fiction from a Gender, Ethnic, Cultural, or Temporal Viewpoint Other Than Your Own
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom D
Finn, Mandala*, Prevost, Thomas, Wright
What are the challenges of writing a character unlike yourself in a significant way? Are there benefits to creativity?
Su1200E Special Guest Interview
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom E
Gibbons*, Morrow
John Gibbons talks with Special Guest James Morrow about his work, his life and whatever else they feel like.
Su1200F Performing Major Surgery on Your Novel
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom F
Cargill, Cheney*, Chu, Marmell, Sarath, Wood
When do you know it's time for a major redo of your novel? What do you do when an editor asks for a severe change in word count, to delete or add a subplot, or change the viewpoint character? Is it best to cut with precision, or chuck it all and start over?
Su1200A Classic SF Back in Print
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Southpark A
Cupp, Hardy, Person*, Wagner, Weisman
Many award winners and classic SF/F titles are newly back in print thanks to e-books and small presses. Panelists discuss the gems you need to know about.
Su1200B It's 2015, the Year of Back to the Future 2: Where are our Hoverboards?
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Southpark B
Abell, Sherlock, Porter*, Waldrop
Marty McFly arrives on October 21st of 2015. Will we get hoverboards by then? What do we have now that would really have amazed Marty?
Su1200CC Reading
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Conference Center
Stina Leicht
Su1200DR Autographing
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Dealers' Room
Blaschke, Clevenger, Duchamp, P. J. Hoover
Su1300D Learning from Others' Mistakes: Writing Errors to Avoid
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom D
Burton, Eudaly, Finn*, Latner, Ward, Swendson
You don't have to make every writing error personally. How do you use others' failures as a way to improve your own work?
Su1300E Pictionary
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom E
Campbell, Chang, Kelley, Sherlock, C. Siros
Come be part of the audience team as our artists draw their hearts out to win for your side.
Su1300F Visit to Two Small Planets
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom F
Two dwarf planets, both alike in dignity and mystery, yield up their secrets to NASA's questing probes. Come see and hear the latest on missions to Pluto and Ceres.
Su1300A Short Fiction You Should Have Read Last Year
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Southpark A
Fischer, Rylander, Southard, Schwarz
Our panelists discuss short fiction from the last year that you need to know about.
Su1300B Reading
Sun 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Southpark B
Michelle Muenzler
Su1300CC Reading
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Conference Center
L. Timmel Duchamp
Su1300DR Autographing
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Dealers' Room
Klaw, Lalumiere, Ledbetter, Leicht, Maresca, Prevost
Su1330B Reading
Sun 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Southpark B
Carrie Clevenger
Su1400D Reading
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom D
James Morrow
Su1400E Blogging and Podcasting as Fan Activity
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom E
Landon, Porter, Wagner
What are some of the most important, influential, or informative SF/F blogs and podcasts today? How do you go from talking to your friends about the books you like, to informing the world?
Su1400F Book Covers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom F
P. J. Hoover, Kelley*, Klaw, Moyer, W. Siros, Weisman
How does a cover artist balance creative impulses with the imperative to create a cover that sells books? What are the notable successes and failures?
Su1400B The Magic of Collaboration
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Southpark B
Brust, Cargill, Clevenger*, de Orive, Mandala, Marmell, Rountree
Panelists talk about the important aspects of a successful collaboration with another author. What works for them? How do they keep their sense of humor?
Su1400CC Reading
Sun 2:00 PM-2:30 PM Conference Center
Rebecca Schwarz
Su1400DR Autographing
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Dealers' Room
Rose, Oliver, Southard, Swendson, Yoachim
Su1500D Reading
Sun 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom D
Howard Waldrop

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