Fri Nov 2 5:00pm-5:30pm. Reading.
Sat Nov 3 12:00pm-1:00pm: A touch of Farmer, a pinch of LeGuin. Panelists discuss their biggest influences and what books have changed the recent landscape in SF/F/H literature. Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Deborah J. Ross, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Sat Nov 3 3:00pm-4:00pm Autographing
Sat Nov 3 4:00pm-5:00pm: Gender and Writing. Gender free? Gender neutral? Stereotyping? How gender affects our writing. What writers do to write effectively in the opposite gender's point of view, and whether they really do get away with it. J. A. Pitts, Deborah J. Ross, Amber D. Sistla, Andy Mangels
Sat Nov 3 5:00pm-6:00pm: Are Book Publishers Obsolete? With the ebook market growing daily, access to that market open to anyone, and Amazon paying authors royalties of 70%, are traditional book publishers headed they way of the dodo, or are the editorial and marketing services offered by publishers indispensable, regardless of publishing format? Can publishers find a way to adapt (and remain profitable) in the
ebook age, and what does the question mean to authors? Deborah J. Ross, M.K. Hobson, Irene Radford, Jason V Brock, Bill Johnson
Sun Nov 4 11:00am-12:00pm: Characters with disabilities. Readers are used to athletic, clever characters who are basically healthy for most of the story. But some of the most unique characters out there have a disability of some sort. Storytelling opportunities, and how to get it right. Michael Alexander, Kamila Miller, Bart Kemper, Nisi Shawl, Deborah J. Ross