DragonCon 2018, and Where to Find Me.

I have received my DragonCon 2018 schedule, and while it is still subject to change, odds are it will remain mostly the same.  Or at least, good enough for finding-and-stalking purposes.  I have not listed my fellow panelists, as they’re probably what’s most prone to change…


Working in the Buffyverse: Actor, Artist, and Authors
Description: Our panelists will share their experiences of participating in the world of Buffy: three authors who wrote tie-in novels, a comic book artist, and the actor who played the Chaos Demon in Season 5.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin
Habits of the Successful Writer
Description: Did you ever wonder what sets successful writers apart from others? Let our panelists give you some tips.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt
Reading Session: Laura Anne Gilman
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Vinings – Hyatt
Material: Quite possibly something from the soon-to-be-released Devil’s West story collection….  And a hint at #DamnItFran!
Signing: Laura Anne Gilman
Time: Sat 03:00 pm Location: The Missing Volume bookstore booth (1st floor of the Americasmart Building 2)
This is a great time to fill in the gaps in your Gilman shelf-collection!

Title: For Good or Ill: Magic in UF
Description: Magic in Urban Fantasy serves many purposes, and has multiple uses and effects. Our authors will discuss the role magic plays in their work.
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin

Title: Plotting or Plodding?
Description: It’s the story, stupid! Everybody loves a great story. This panel discusses how to create that unforgettable story roiling within you.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt

Title: Same Places, Different Times: Historical Urban Fantasy
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings and magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin

Title: Saving Her Corner of the World A Lot: Female Protagonists in UF
Description: Urban Fantasy protagonists act as protectors on both large and smaller scales. Our panel will explore how their characters accomplish that goal, and how doing so defines them.
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin

Title: Winding Down the Clock, A Time Travel Story Hour
Description: Round out your Con experience by joining the Alt History Track for a few good steampunk stories told by a few of our favorite authors. They’ll spin a long yarn and we’ll wind down our Con experience swapping war stories.
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: Athens – Sheraton

Title: Deals with the Devil: Consorting with the Dark Side in UF
Description: Urban Fantasy protagonists sometimes find themselves working with those they typically fight against. Our panel will discuss how this situation affects those characters and their worlds.
Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin
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