Looking forward to Lunacon this weekend. After some discussion about my schedule, it has settled out as…
Reward Is It’s Own Success
Saturday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Genre awards and contests are their own reward, but they are also designed to encourage excellence in genre fiction. What are some of these awards and how do they help new writers get recognized? Do they truly help bring new talent into the spotlight or is the message lost in the noise?
Neil Clarke, Esther Friesner, Jeff Lyman, John Grant [M], Andrew Porter
To E- or Not to E-
Saturday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
A lively (and hopefully friendly!) discussion between print and epublishers as they discuss the merits and flaws of both kinds of publishing as well as the effect e-publishing can have on the industry, both now and in the future.
Neil Clarke, Jean Elizabeth Krevor, Edmund Meskys, Lawrence M. Schoen, Hildy Silverman [M]
Size Doesn’t Matter: The Impact of Small Genre Press
Saturday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
More and more authors are getting their start in small press publications, and more established writers are contributing to small press to broaden their audience. What are the benefits and detriments of small press publishing? Where do you find good small press? Can you, should you, start your own?
Neil Clarke, Lawrence M. Schoen, Ian Randal Strock, Michael Walsh [M], Gordon Van Gelder
Short Fiction and Its 9 Lives
Saturday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Though some have been predicting its demise for years, why hasn’t short fiction died yet? Are we really entering into a new golden age for short fiction?
James Chambers, Neil Clarke [M], Keith DeCandido, Marvin Kaye, Ian Randal Strock
Butchering Your Own Baby
Sunday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
For many people, editing can be the most difficult part of the writing process. How do we go about editing our work?
Ellen Asher, Neil Clarke [M], Nathan Lilly, Ian Randal Strock, Ben Yalow
The Future of Genre Fiction Magazines
Sunday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Genre magazines have been a vital lifeline for science fiction and fantasy authors to get their work to the public. But in a changing world increasingly filed with technology, what does the future hold? Which magazines are likely to survive the economic downturn, and why? Are there still enough readers out there to keep these magazines publishing?
Neil Clarke, Edmund Meskys, Hildy Silverman [M]
See some of you there!