The Dreamweavers will be well represented at Balticon this weekend! Panels, readings, autograph sessions–you don’t want to miss this! Plus it’s a huge convention with anything a SF/fantasy lover could want. Please stop by and see us!
Here’s where we’ll be:
R-4. Stories We Like to Hear Out Loud
Friday at 4:00 pm in Belmont
Panelists read excerpts from some of the favorite stories they like to have read to them. The audience offer the names of some of their favorites.
Moderator: Alan Zendell
Speakers: Elektra Hammond; Cindy Young-Turner; Roxanne Bland; Norm Sherman
Autographing: J. Sherlock Brown, III, Cindy Young-Turner and Alan Zendell
Friday at 5:00 pm in Maryland Foyer
R-58. Fantasy Title Chain
Friday at 7:00 pm in Salon C
It’s a game! The audience provides the words for a fantasy story or novel’s title, the panelists arrange them in a more or less coherent order. Then each panelist and an audience member who is not an author come up with a descriptive synopsis. The audience votes on the synopsis they like best.
Moderator: Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate
Speakers: Danny Birt; Cindy Young-Turner; Michelle D. Sonnier; Walter H. Hunt
Author Readings: Laura Nicole Spencer, Cindy Young-Turner and Alan Zendell
Saturday at 9:00 am in Pimlico
F-15. A Cthulhu Out of the Hat – Writing Prompts for the Deranged
Saturday at 2:00 pm in Salon B
Panelists and audience write science fiction stories based on the items pulled out of a hat. Panelists will read their stories at the end, audience members will share their resulting stories at noon in the Con Suite.
Moderator: Andrew Fox
Speakers: Larry A. Reclusado; Gabe Fremuth; Cindy Young-Turner; Hildy Silverman; Brandon (Brand) Gamblin
R-53. The line between horror and paranormal fiction, and does it matter?
Sunday at 9:00 am in Garden Room
Are these really two separate sub-genres or is that just nit-picking?
Moderator: Christiana M. Ellis
Speakers: T. C. McCarthy; David Wood; Paul Elard Cooley; Alan Zendell
NM-48 Serialized Science Fiction: the New Pulps?
Monday, 11:00 AM, Derby
The recent announcement by HiLobrow (www.hilobrow.com) that they would be serializing
classic “radium age” novels on their website is perhaps the most high-profile example of an
emerging trend in online publishing — serialized science fiction. Is the serial the ideal form for
sub-novel length science fiction in the age of smartphones?
Moderator: Phil Kahn
Panelists: Andrew Eckhart, Brand Gamblin, P. G. Holyfield, Paul D. Lagasse, Gary L. Lester, D. C. Wilson, Alan Zendell
C-11. The Budget Friendly Costume
Monday at 11:00 am in Salon D
Making the perfect costume does not necessarily mean breaking the bank. Our panelists share tips and techniques for keeping expenses down while producing a terrific costume.
Moderator: Laura Kovalcin
Speakers: Gwyn F. Fireman; Amy Kaplan