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3714. A Primer on Worldbuilding
Authors of science fiction and fantasy discuss how they build the worlds in which their stories and characters live
David Gerrold, Larry Niven, Ken Burnside, Laura Frankos, Debra Holland, Eric Flint
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Atlanta
Laura Frankos, Harry Turtledove, Eric Atkinson
SAT 12:30 pm - 12:55 pm, Dealers Hall
3747. Stealing From The Best
From the adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" into "Forbidden Planet" and H. G. Wells's "The Time Machine" into "Time After Time", writers have been "borrowing" themes and situations from other writers and turning them into something new and different.
Jacqui Freas Baric, S.P. Hendrick, Harry Turtledove, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Laura Frankos, Tim Powers
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Marquis 2
Tech: projector, sound, HDMI, Microphone, Water
3786. Starting The Story
Arguably one of the worst parts of writing, starting a story stumps many young writers, and even some veteran writers. How do writers deal with the problem of starting the story? How do we stop procrastinating and just write the darn thing? What are some problems in story-starting that are unique to science fiction and fantasy, if any?
, Barbara Hambly, Harry Turtledove, Laura Frankos, John DeChancie
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Atlanta
3796. The Social Politics of Romantic Fantasy
Romantic Fantasy is often characterized not just by sword and sorcery, but a focus on social structure and geopolitical intreigue. How have romantic fantasy stories changed in response to shifting sociopolitical climates?
Laura Frankos, Barbara Hambly, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Leslie Ann Moore
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Boston
3810. It SHOULD Be Science Fiction But
There are some pretty terrific things out there which one might think would be science fiction. There are also some pretty horrific things out there which one might think should be science fiction, but is not. From scary animals, to incredible technological advancements, what are your favourites of things that one would think would be science fiction or fantasy, but are not?
Laura Pearlman, David Raiklen, Laura Frankos, Brad Lyau
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, New Orleans
3818. Best Advice I Never Got
Come join our panel of authors to find out what advice they wish you had gotten, but didn't, when they started their writing careers.
, Larry Niven, Laurie Tom, Laura Frankos, Harry Turtledove, Maria Alexander, Steve Barnes
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Marquis 2