Official Philcon Schedule

Published November 7, 2013 by christinenorris

It’s that time of year again! Philcon! I will be there, as usual, and here is my currently official schedule:

Fri 7:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
DYSTOPIA IN YOUNG ADULT FICTION  [FAMILY FRIENDLY] (1422)

[Panelists: Rebecca Robare (mod), Gil Cnaan, E.C. Myers, Christine
Norris, Aurora Celeste]

Dystopias have long been a part of science fiction, dating back to
Huxley, Orwell, and other classic authors. In the 1980s, Young Adult
authors like H.M. Hoover and William Sleator explored dystopic
futures. Today, with the recent explosion of Young Adult science
fiction and fantasy, dystopia is all over, from Scott Westerfields
“Uglies” to Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games.” This panel will
explore the use and meaning of dystopia and its special role in
Young Adult fiction

Sat 4:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour)
THE SCIENCE OF STEAM PUNK (1502)

[Panelists: Christine Norris (mod), Neal Levin, Fran Wilde, Thomas
Willeford]

There are plenty of stories (mostly set in a fantastic Victorian
age) about incredible giant machines run on the POWER OF STEAM!  But
just how plausible is it? And if it IS plausible, why didn’t it
happen

Sun 10:00 AM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE YOUR CAREER (1543)

[Panelists: KT Pinto (mod), Christine Norris, Alyce Wilson, D.H.
Aire]

Whenever a writer is on Facebook, he or she is not working on their
writing.  What are the potential advantages and distractions of
social media

Sun 2:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
THE BUSINESS OF WRITING (1621)

[Panelists: Steve Miller (mod), D.H. Aire, Christine Norris, Alex
Lidell]

Everyone talks about the craft of writing, but what are some of the
hidden pitfalls from the business side of… well… the business?
From contract basics to handling taxes, published professionals will
talk about what you need to know, and what traps are out there for
the unwary

I will also be around off and on during the weekend in the dealer’s room. I WILL have books available, including copies of the NEW edition of The Talisman of Zandria. Stop on by the Dark Quest booth!

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