Resources for New Writers
Sat 3:00 PM in Plaza III
What books, websites and other research materials are essential for the new and prospective writer?
Victoria Janssen (mod), Keith R.A. DeCandido, Sally-Rouge Pax, Tim W. Burke, Meg Howard, Bill Oliver
Old Friends We Keep Coming Back To
Sat 6:00 PM in Plaza II
Some books we return to reading again and again. What are the qualities of those books we return to as old friends? Does the experience change each time we read them?
Victoria Janssen (mod), Mary Spila, Richard Stout, Peter Prellwitz
Still a Better Love Story than…: The Use (and Abuse) of Romance in Literature
Sat 7:00 PM in Plaza III
This panel will discuss romance in fantastic literature: Is romance a cop-out? Is it boring? Should stories’ relationships be role models? And what if a story depicts or even celebrates a problematic or abusive relationship? Romance is sometimes considered fluffy, but this panel will ask the hard questions.
Victoria Janssen (mod), Anna Kashina, D.L. Carter, Rebecca Robare
Liminality and the Discourse of the Numinous and What Does That Even Mean?
Sun 1:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two
What is the effect of academia on genre science fiction? How can ideas from the Ivory Towers make SF better… or worse?
Judith Moffett (mod), Catherynne M. Valente, Lisa Padol, Victoria Janssen