I have a final schedule:
Fri 8:00 pm Helpful Hints
Rand Belavia (F), Seanan McGuire, Michelle Sagara, Bud Sparhawk
The creative process--it differs from person to person, but there have to be some general things that everyone uses. How does the process start, how can the germ of an idea be fleshed out and built into something fantastic? What kind of "oh, that's clever, I wouldn’t have thought of that..." tips can be used to make the stories better?
Sat 11:00 am I Read Your Story and…The Problem/Strength As I See it
Michelle Sagara, David Barr-Kirtley, Heidi Ruby Miller, Jon Sprunk
What are the strengths and weaknesses of critique groups and beta readers? How do you determine what ARE good groups and readers? Our panelists discuss the trial-and-error they've gone through in finding their first-readers.
Sat 1:00 pm (this is 2 hours long) Writing Round Table
Paul Anderson, Jason Jack Miller, Michelle Sagara, John Alfred Taylor
Probably the scariest panel of all. Writers talk about what they do. The bare bones of what it takes to put the words on the page, how they got started, what inspires them, why they keep doing it and why they all appreciate those of us who read it. Very definitely free form conversation. (this is going to be moderated by Paul Anderson who should be able to keep people talking for at least the two hours)
Sat 5:00 pm Autographing
Michelle Sagara, Lawrence Connolly
Sun 10:00 am Kaffee Klatsch
Michelle Sagara, Bud Sparhawk
Sun 11:00 am I Wasn't Always This Awesome
Tamora Pierce, Michelle Sagara, Seanan McGuire, Jonathan Maberry
Stories about reviews and other less than complimentary comments. How do creators handle the less-than-laudatory statements of their work.
Sun 12:00 Reading