Just got my schedule for this Memorial Day weekend! If you’re in the area, come see me at Balticon: www.balticon.org!
SE-9a. Friday Face Time: Meet the Guests — Mix and Mingle
Friday at 9:00 pm in Con-Suite
Mix and mingle with the Guests of Honor and Balticon 46 Program Participants.
Moderator: Con Chair Patti Kinlock
Speakers: Jody Lynn Nye (Guest of Honor)
R-24. Magical Systems in Fantasy Literature — A Round Table Discussion
Saturday at 12:00 noon in Parlor 1041 (50 minutes)
Panelists look at what are some of the things we expect to see in magical systems and give examples of works that are missing those factors, but work just fine for the reader anyway.
Moderator: Gail Z. Martin
Speakers: Hildy Silverman; Trisha J. Wooldridge; Myke Cole; Jody Lynn Nye (Guest of Honor); David Wood; Barbara Friend Ish; Elektra Hammond; Bill Fawcett; Jean Marie Ward
F-15. A Cthulhu Out of the Hat — Writing Prompts for the Deranged
Saturday at 2:00 pm in Salon B (50 minutes)
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-61. The Hot Seat
Sunday at 3:00 pm in Salon B (50 minutes)
Panelists give fans and aspiring writers a chance to ask any questions whatsoever about writing, motivation, character building, selling your work, agents, et cetera.
Moderator: Bill Fawcett
Speakers: Hildy Silverman; David Sherman; Bernie Mojzes; D.H. Aire
F-26. Eye of Argon - the Play
Sunday at 12:00 midnight in Salon A (1 hour, 30 minutes)
“One of the genre’s most beloved pieces of appalling prose” read by some of the best narrators, presented in all its theatrical glory and critiqued by those who can’t keep a straight face. The history of this tome is discussed, and experts weigh in on why this book is so horrible. Sadly, due to hotel fire laws, we cannot burn anything. Not for people who have weak stomachs or suicidal tendencies.
Moderator: Michael A. Ventrella
Speakers: Grig (Punkie) Larson; Hildy Silverman; Susan de Guardiola; Walter H. Hunt
FTV-3. Old Fandoms and Favorite Cancelled Shows
Monday at 11:00 am in Salon C (50 minutes)
Star Trek, Farscape, Lexx, Firefly: What keeps their fans hanging on? What are some other series that still have strong fan followings?
Moderator: Billy Flynn
Speakers: Zan Rosin; Yoji Kondo/Eric Kotani; Hildy Silverman; Jean Marie Ward; Lisa Adler-Golden
Reading: Tim Dodge, John Hemry, Hildy Silverman — Reading:
Monday at 12:00 noon in Pimlico (50 minutes)
Tim Dodge, John Hemry and Hildy Silverman reading from their works. Please note that the authors are listed in alphabetical order, NOT in reading order. They’ll determine reading order amongst themselves.
Speakers: Hildy Silverman; John Hemry (Jack Campbell); Tim Dodge