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I just checked in for my o-dark-hundred flight to Denver tomorrow morning for this weekend’s Denver Comic-Con, where I’m appearing for several hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including panels with some of my favorite writers, like John Scalzi, Richard Kadrey, Catherynne Valente and Scott Sigler:


Friday:


* 1:30-2:30pm The Future is Here :: Room 402
How have recent near-future works fared in preparing us for the realities of the current day? What can near-future works being published now tell us about what’s coming?
Mario Acevedo, Cory Doctorow, Sherry Ficklin, Richard Kadrey, Dan Wells

* 2:30-4:30pm Signing :: Tattered Cover Signing Booth


* 4:30-5:30pm Fight The Power! Fiction For Political Change :: Room 402
Some authors incorporate political themes and beliefs into their stories. In this tumultuous political climate, even discussions of a political nature in fiction can resonate with readers, and could even be a source of change. Our panelists will talk about what they have done in their books to cause change, and the (desired) results.
Charlie Jane Anders, Cory Doctorow, John Scalzi, Emily Singer, Ausma Zehanat Khan

Saturday:

* 12:00-1:00pm The Writing Process of Best Sellers :: Room 407
The authors of the today’s best sellers discuss their technical process and offer creative insight.
Eneasz Brodski, Cory Doctorow, John Scalzi, Catherynne Valente


* 1:30-2:30pm Creating the Anti-Hero :: Room 402
Millennial both read and write YA, and they’re sculpting the genre to meet this generation’s needs. Authors of recent YA titles discuss writing for the modern YA audience and how their books contribute to the genre.
Pierce Brown, Delilah Dawson, Cory Doctorow, Melissa Koons, Catherynne Valente, Dan Wells

* 3:30-4:30pm Millennials Rising – YA Literature Today :: Room 402
Millennial both read and write YA, and they’re sculpting the genre to meet this generation’s needs. Authors of recent YA titles discuss writing for the modern YA audience and how their books contribute to the genre.
Pierce Brown, Delilah Dawson, Cory Doctorow, Melissa Koons, Catherynne Valente, Dan Wells

* 4:30-6:30pm Signing :: Tattered Cover Signing Booth

Sunday:

11:00am-12:00pm Economics, Value and Motivating your Character :: Room 407
How does money and economics figure into writing compelling characters. The search for money In our daily lives fashions our character, and in fiction can be the cause of turning good people into bad, making characters do things that are, well, out-of-character. Money is the great motivator – and find out how these authors use it to shape their characters and move along the story.
Dr. Jason Arentz, Cory Doctorow, Van Aaron Hughes, Matt Parrish, John Scalzi

12:30-2:30pm Signing :: Tattered Cover Signing Booth

3:00-4:00pm Urban Science Fiction :: DCCP4 – Keystone City Room
The sensibility and feel of Urban Fantasy, without the hocus-pocus. They tend to be stories that could be tomorrow, with the direct consequences of today’s technologies, today’s societies. Urban Science Fiction authors discuss writing the world we don’t yet live in, but could!
Cory Doctorow, Sue Duff, Richard Kadrey, Cynthia Richards, Scott Sigler

(Image: Pat Loika, CC-BY)

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