I have my schedule for FenCon below, which should be fun…
Rebels vs. Big Damn Heroes
Friday, September 25, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Without question, Firefly/Serenity fans and Star Wars devotees are two of most passionate groups in fandom. From the ongoing charity work of the Browncoats and the 501st/Rebel Legion alike, fans have taken these two massive science fiction franchises far beyond the screen. How can two such different ideas strike the same chords in so many fans? Join us as we compare and contrast!
Panelists: J.K. Cheney, J. DeLaughter, G. Oliver, S. Swendson *
Friday, September 25, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
What elements of fantasy work for readers/writers? What elements are overdone and cliche’?
Panelists: C. Donahue, A. Simmons, S. Sinor, J.K. Cheney *
The Author/Editor Relationship
Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Authors and editors share the same goal: To publish the best book possible. Industry pros share tips for navigating this sometimes frustrating – but often rewarding – process.
Panelists: D. Afsharirad, C. Douglas, W. Ledbetter, S. Rosen, B. Sinor, J.K. Cheney *
Creating Alternate History
Saturday, September 26, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Alternate history requires a lot of research and ideas. Where do you look? How do you come up with those ideas?
Panelists: R. Boatright, R. Caine, L. Carl, P.N. Elrod
(I’m not listed, but I’ve been asked to moderate this one.)
All History is Alternate
Sunday, September 27, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The winners write the history books, and what’s in those books may not match up to the experiences of those who were there.
Panelists: R. Boatright, K. Bogen, J.K. Cheney, B. Denton, M. Tatum, S. Stirling *
I may not be there between certain panels (since I’m in the process of moving), but if I’m there, drop by and say hi!