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Comicpalooza Literature Track*

Saturday Schedule

*Room Numbers have not been assigned yet.


10:00 - 11:00am Fan Roundtable: Paranormal Romance - Blaire Edens, Raven Raye
10:00 - 11:00am Teaching Old Tropes New Tricks - Jim Butcher, Lev Grossman, Tex Thompson, William Ledbetter, Bryan Thomas Schmidt
10:00 - 11:00am Mental Illness in Speculative Fiction - Deborah L. Davitt, K. M. Tolan, Paige E. Ewing, Arylias Nova, Kate Pentecost
11:30 - 12:30pm Fan Roundtable: Fantasy - Jake Kerr, Barbara Ann Wright
11:30 - 12:30pm Q&A with Doctor Strange Writer C. Robert Cargill - C. Robert Cargill, Naveen Ramineni
11:30 - 12:30pm Plotting and Pacing a Short Story - C. Stuart Hardwick, Martha Wells, Jake Kerr, Tony Burnett, John Moore
11:30 - 12:30pm Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Literature - H.C.H. Ritz, John Shade, George Wright Padgett, Dicey Grenor, D. L. Young
11:30 - 1:00pm Worldbuidling Springboard Writing Workshop - Holly Lyn Walrath
1:00 - 2:00pm Read and Critique - Tex Thompson, Marshall Ryan Maresca
1:00 - 2:00pm Working on Novels vs. Comics - Jim Butcher, Mat Johnson, Michael Ashleigh Finn
1:00 - 2:00pm Boredom-Proofing Your Story - Lev Grossman, Andrea Barbosa, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Holly Lyn Walrath, Stacey Berg, Laura Liddell Nolen
1:00 - 2:00pm Mysteries and Thrillers for the Jaded Reader - Tony Burnett, Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Hank Schwaeble, Alyssa Breck
2:30 - 3:30pm Fan Roundtable: Science Fiction - William Ledbetter, Barbara Ann Wright
2:30 - 3:30pm Horror for the 21st Century: Film and Literature - Naveen Ramineni, Alan Cerny, Channing Whitaker, Rick Klaw, Hank Schwaeble
2:30 - 3:30pm Creative Collaborations - How, Why, and With Whom? - Marianne Dyson, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ammar Habib, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Jessica Reisman
2:30 - 3:30pm Legal Do’s and Don’ts of Fandom: Advanced IP, Writing and Conduct - Ira Domnitz, Krystal Ann Joseph
4:00 - 5:00pm Read and Critique - Martha Wells, Michael Ashleigh Finn
4:00 - 5:00pm Turning Your Story into a Screenplay - Gerald Hanks
4:00 - 5:00pm Meet Lev Grossman: Author of The Magicians Trilogy - Lev Grossman, Holly Lyn Walrath
5:30 - 6:30pm New Trends in Paranormal Romance - Rose Garcia, Raven Raye, Missy Jane, Courtney Shockey, E. L. Russell
5:30 - 6:30pm Writing Outside Your Own Identity - Tex Thompson, B. Alan Bourgeois, Michelle Muenzler, Rebecca Nolen