The below information is my TENTATIVE program schedule for DragonCon. This can change, but as we have just TWO WEEKS until the con, I thought I’d give you Minions a heads-up!
Convention Dates are Fri(9/4/15), Sat(9/5/15), Sun(9/6/15), and Mon(9/7/15)
Title: YA Urban and Contemporary Fantasy
Description: Fantasy isn’t just dragons and knights – come see how contemporary characters and places feature in young adult fantasy!
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Gwenda M Bond, Zac Brewer, Christi J. Whitney, Cinda Williams Chima, A. J. Hartley)
Title: Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow
Description: Readings, music, & more from a motley band of costumed authors, plus swag!
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, Gray Rinehart, Lisa Mantchev, Delilah S. Dawson, Zac Brewer, D.B. Jackson)
Title: Worldbuilding 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302
Description: Whatever the fiction project, building a believable world is critical to success. Discussion includes key elements to worldbuilding.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Janny Wurts, Zac Brewer, Mercedes Lackey, Bill Fawcett, Esther Friesner)
Title: Writing for the LGBT Market
Description: We talk craft issues, marketing, selling, and promotion in the booming LGBT market.
Time: Fri 11:30 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Zac Brewer, Sascha Illyvich)
Title: LGBTQA in YA
Description: Our popular annual panel about LGBTQA characters and themes in YA, including loads of book recommendations!
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Zac Brewer, Shaun David Hutchinson, Alexandra Duncan, Cinda Williams Chima)
Title: We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re magic.
Not Open to the Public
Description: How was the LGBTQ* perspective once represented in fantasy/spec fic—and how is it evolving? How things stand, and how they could stand to improve.
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Embassy C – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Mercedes Lackey, Zac Brewer)
Title: Giving Voice to the Other: Young Adult UF
Description: Our panel of authors discusses how the paranormal/UF genre speaks to young adults through its portrayal of “otherness.”
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Zac Brewer, Delilah S. Dawson, Mari Mancusi, Sarah Nicolas, Tamsin L. Silver, Christi J. Whitney
See you there, Minions!