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    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    My 2014 Dragon Con Schedule

    Yeah, I’ve been a Bad Blogger. In my defense, I’ve been hard at work on Unconventional Fantasy, a huge anthology celebrating the fortieth anniversary of World Fantasy Con, coming up in Crystal City, Virginia, this November.
    About the only thing I’ve had time for is convention appearances, and one of the biggest is coming up fast. I’m about to leave for the World’s Biggest Summer Camp for Wayward Adults: Dragon Con. We’ll be taking over downtown Atlanta, August 29 to September 1. There will be parades! Music! Gaming! Films! Puppetry (no foolin’)! And of course, panels like the these:

    Title: Just the Facts, Ma'am...
    Description: Writers of non-fiction looking for a career boost? This panel is geared toward perfecting your craft--and discovering new outlets for your work.
    Time: Fri 02:30 pm
    Location: Embassy D-F - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
    Panelists: Jean Marie Ward (moderator), John L. Flynn, M. B. Weston, Stuart Jaffe, Anya Martin, Teresa Patterson)

    Title: Athena’s Daughters Signing
    Description: Meet the writers of Athena's Daughters at the Artists Alley table of cover artist Autumn Frederickson.
    Time: Fri 04:30 pm
    Location: Grand Hall West - Hyatt (Length: 1.5 Hours)
    (Panelists: Autumn Frederickson, Jean Marie Ward)

    Title: Athena’s Daughters Authors Meet and Greet
    Description: Meet the talented ladies behind the popular Athena's Daughters Anthology, featuring heroines of all ages and stories for the entire family
    Time: Sat 10:00 am
    Location: A708 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Panelists: Janine K. Spendlove, Gail Z. Martin, Jean Marie Ward, Diana Peterfreund)

    Title: SciFi Spies
    Description: Secret agent/spy fiction has always overlapped with SF in a big way, from futuristic gadgets to flying cars to laser cannons in space.
    Time: Sat 11:30 am
    Location: Embassy A-B - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, Jean Marie Ward)

    Title: Their World Forever Changed: Chaos and Heartbreak on Lost Girl
    Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show. (Note: this is a fan panel. No cast members will be appearing on this panel.)
    Time: Sat 08:30 pm
    Location: Chastain ED - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Panelists: Jean Marie Ward)

    Title: Who Needs Dystopias When You Have History
    Description: From infant sacrifice in Carthage to the Inquisition, history offers some of the darkest times and places you NEVER want to visit in a time machine.
    Time: Sat 10:00 pm
    Location: Augusta 3 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Panelists: Jean Marie Ward (moderator), A. J. Hartley, D.B. Jackson, Katherine Kurtz, Gail Z. Martin, Kathryn Hinds)

    Title: Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
    Description: A program of bite-sized readings from some of your favorite Broad Universe authors.
    Time: Sun 11:30 am
    Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Panelists: Gail Z. Martin, Janine Spendlove, Jean Marie Ward, Trisha Wooldridge)

    Title: Lifestyles of Science Fiction
    Description: Science fiction doesn't only explore scientific possibilities but also social ones.
    Time: Sun 10:00 pm
    Location: Embassy A-B - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Panelists: Diane Hughes, Jean Marie Ward)

    Title: Victorian Technology
    Description: A panel discussion of the technology of the Victorian era and how to exploit it in your stories or imagination!
    Time: Mon 11:30 am
    Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Panelists: Jean Marie Ward, Stephanie Osborn)

    Title: Win, Lose or Draw Description: SF style.
    Description: The traditional convention-closer for the SF Literature Track. Once again, I'll be hosting a competition based on contestants ability to get others to decipher their artwork. There will be prizes, too.
    Time: Mon 01:00 pm
    Location: Embassy A-B - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Panelists: Jean Marie Ward)

     Looking forward to seeing you there!