Saturday, February 12, 2011

ConDFW panels

Here are my panels for next weekend's ConDFW:

Panel Room 1 – Warwick
10 am – Pieces of a Puzzle – How to Start Anything!
Panelists: Lou Antonelli (M), C. Dean Anderson, Ciara Gold, A. Lee Martinez, Dusty Rainbolt
A kernel of an idea, a fascinating hero, a breathtaking landscape – each requires something to spark the process of writing.
How do you find the corner piece in the puzzle that starts the domino effect? Our panelists give suggestions and personal experiences.

Panel Room 3 – Canterbury
3pm – The World of Philip K. Dick (or How I Came to Love the Future)
Panelists: Tim Powers (M), Robert Stikmanz, Lou Antonelli
One of the most inspirational novelists of the last century, Philip K. Dick has left a lasting impression on the Science Fiction genre. Led by our Guest of Honor, Tim Powers, we explore the legacy he has left behind, from his writing, to the movies, to current science fiction, and beyond!

Panel Room 4 – Churchill
11am - Escape from the Slush Pile
Panelists: Lou Antonelli (M), Ciara Gold, Jaye Wells, Selina Rosen, Richard Weber, O. M. Grey
As the number of hopeful writers increase, the number of submissions increase. Piles upon piles of stories overwhelm every publisher and editor, and they have to make decisions on what makes it, and what is tossed in the slush pile. Our esteemed panelists discuss how to avoid being buried in the pile, and the mistakes to look out for.

Panel Room 2 – Manchester
2pm - Interstellar Archeology: The Debunking
Panelists: Lee Martindale (M), Angeline Hawkes, Lou Antonelli, Scott Cupp, Chris Donahue
The second of two panels where we inflict discover startling artifacts of OBVIOUS alien origin. Our experts tell us how wrong the previous esteemed panelists were! Last year, Sunday’s panel thoroughly debunked Friday’s experts. Come see if the same holds true this year!

As I have mentioned in the past, eight years ago ConDFW was the first con I ever attended, and it helped me get my start in genre writing.

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