Capclave 2019

In a week, I’ll be heading to Capclave 2019! I’m so thrilled to be invited back to be part of programming this year. I’ve got some amazing panels on topics near and dear to my heart, with incredible writers. I just need to remember to pack all my Murderbot novellas for Martha Wells to sign…

Friday 7:00 pm: How to Be a Good Convention Moderator/Panelist (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Monroe
Panelists:Kelly E. Dwyer, David Keener, Bud Sparhawk (M), Jean Marie Ward
What makes a good panelist or moderator? What are some horror stories you have experienced (Hopefully not from Capclave). What can panelists and audience members do to get better panels?
Saturday 11:00 am: Genre Elements in Mainstream Works (Ends at: 11:55 am) Truman
Panelists:Beth Brenner, Kelly E. Dwyer (M), Craig L. Gidney, Victoria Janssen, A.C. Wise
We are continually seeing sf/fantasy elements in books not published/labeled as sf/fantasy. Why? How much from a genre is needed before a book moves from mainstream to genre? Or does it depend on the author? Why are mainstream authors stealing from sf/fantasy? Are ghosts (Beloved, Lincoln in the Bardo) no longer considered genre?
Saturday 4:00 pm: Writing under Duress (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Monroe
Panelists:Kelly E. Dwyer, LH Moore, Jamie Todd Rubin (M), Lawrence M. Schoen
Tips, cheats, and strategies to keep writing even after life punches you in the throat. General self-care for writers.
Sunday 2:00 pm: Authorial Intent and Rewriting Cannon (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Washington Theater
Panelists:Martha Wells, Keith DeCandido (M), Kelly E. Dwyer, Natalie Luhrs, K.M. Szpara
What are problems with post-publication author revelations? What happens when the author changes cannon without rebooting (sometimes, in the case of Darkover, rewriting entire novels). What is the importance of fan fiction and reader interpretation?


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