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    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    My Capclave 2016 Schedule

    It’s Capclave season! If you’ll be in the Washington, DC, area this weekend (October 7-9) you couldn’t do better than to join us at the Gaithersburg Hilton for the MDV’s premier science fiction/fantasy literary convention. This year’s guests of honor will be Tim Powers and Sarah Beth Durst.
    They’re even giving me some panels, too:

    7 PM, Friday, October 7
    Rockville/Potomac Meeting Room
    Fictionalizing Real People (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
    Panelists: Tim Powers, James R. Stratton, Jean Marie Ward (Moderator), Allen L. Wold
    When you put a real person in a story, how much do you need to know about that person? What biographical information do you keep or leave out? What are the pro's and con's of writing such a character?

    1 PM, Saturday, October 8
    Salon A
    Humor in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
    Panelists: Doc Coleman (M), William Freedman, Larry Hodges, Alex Shvartsman, Jean Marie Ward
    When is it good to have a laugh? An exploration of not only humorous books, but putting humorous elements in a dramatic story.

    10 PM, Saturday, October 8
    Rockville/Potomac Meeting Room
    Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading (Ends at: 10:55 pm)
    Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeanne Adams, V. Hartman DiSanto, Kelly A. Harmon, Christie Meierz, Jean Marie Ward (M)
    Listen to the Broad Universe Writers as they reveal their literary gems. Expect some extra members of the Universe to join the fun!

    11PM, Saturday, October 8
    Bethesda Meeting Room
    Unused Secret Histories (Ends at: 11:55 pm)
    Panelists: Tom Doyle, Bjorn Hasseler, James Morrow (Moderator), Jean Marie Ward
    Tim Powers' novels frequently use secret histories in which the recorded history does not change but the reasons behind the events are rather different. What historical events would make for a good secret history and what would be your explanation?

    See you there!