Please to note
a) I have a reading. Â If you want to know what’s coming up in 2015, you will be at that reading. Bringing me chocolate will be optional, but appreciated.
b) once again, I’m going to be on a panel with Laurell Hamilton and Jim Butcher. Â Come to this panel. Â Scream devotedly when I introduce myself. Â I will throw YOU chocolate.
c) this is an incomplete schedule, and you will also be able to find me at the SFWA table at various TBA times during the weekend (and also the Missing Volumes dealer’s booth, also TBA).
Â Strategies for the Castrophes of Publishing
Description: Stuff happens, right? Come and learn what options exist if your publisher bankrupts or your editor quits midstream–among other catastrophes.
Time: Fri 11:30 am
(with: Lou Anders, Janny Wurts, Chesya Burke, Laura Anne Gilman, Elizabeth Moon, James A. Moore)
What’s Next in Urban Fantasy?
Description: A panel of industry professionals discuss existing and upcoming trends in the urban fantasy publishing field.
Time: Fri 01:00 pm
(with: Claire M. Eddy, Samantha Sommersby, Laura Anne Gilman, Diana Gill, Jeanne C. Stein, Debra Dixon, Georgia McBride)
The Uses of Enchantment: Magic in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors in the field discuss the various magical systems used by their characters
Time: Fri 10:00 pm
(with: Laura Anne Gilman, D.B. Jackson, Linda Robertson, James R. Tuck, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jim Butcher)
Saturday:Â Â I have off? Â Nah, I’ll be Places To Be Named Later.
Â Supernatural Thrillers: Mystery and Suspense in Urban Fantasy
Description: Often a core characteristic of the genre, our authors discuss the importance of the elements of mystery and suspense in their work.
Time: Sun 11:30 am
(with: Laura Anne Gilman, Alex Hughes, Faith Hunter, D.B. Jackson, Kat Richardson, Karen E Taylor, Jeanne C. Stein)
Reading: Laura Anne Gilman
Time:Â Sun 02:30 pm
Dragons of SF
Description: We discuss dragons who are, like the Pernese dragons, creatures who owe nothing of their existence to magic.
Time: Sun 04:00 pm
(with: Todd McCaffrey, Naomi Novik, Laura Anne Gilman [moderator], Lynn Abbey)
Out of the Deepest Darkness
Description: What makes a villain great? What characteristics make him rise above the ordinary? This discussion will reveal the secrets of extraordinary villainy.
Time: Sun 08:30 pm
(with: Laura Anne Gilman, Christopher Golden, John D. Ringo, Julie Kenner, Bill Fawcett)