CapClave 2016 will be held October 7-9, 2016 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

My schedule:

The Portal Story
Martin Berman-Gorvine [moderator], Elektra Hammond, Victoria Janssen, Sarah Pinsker
Saturday 11:00 am, Frederick
The portal story, where the protagonist travels to another place, world, or universe, has a long history and is a mainstay in genre literature. Panelists will discuss the best and the worst tales, as well as portal stories that defy the trope yet still stays true to the sub-genre.

World Creation and Maintenance
Ann Chatham, Sarah Beth Durst, Victoria Janssen [moderator], Lawrence M. Schoen
Saturday 3:00 pm, Salon A
Authors are gods when it comes to world creation. The panelists will discuss not only how they create a world, but also how it can grow, especially if the story is part of a series.