Philcon is weekend after next, but programming isn’t out yet. Darkovercon is my “home” con, and I’ve got my schedule, so I’ll post it now so you’all will know where to find me. I will also be at SMOFcon, likely day tripping. Darkovercon is November 23-25 (Thanksgiving weekend). I’ll be down in Timonium starting Thursday . . .

Here’s where you can find me:

FRIDAY, 23 November
Alternate Programming
Out of Control Characters
[Panelists: Elektra Hammond, Alanna Morland, Warren Rochelle, Jan Whiteley (M)]
What to do when your characters start acting like real people, and won’t do what you want them to do.

Main Programming
Sign of the Times
[Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Elektra Hammond, Debra Killeen, Diana Bastine (M)]
This past year has seen a lot of harsh novels written in seemingly-hopeless post-apocalyptic worlds. Is this a trend, a cycle or a reflection of difficult and depressing times?

SATURDAY, 24 November
Main Programming
Autograph Session
[Panelists: All Guests]
Not really sure what I’ll do here . . . .

Alternate Programming
The SF or Fantasy movie I’d like to see made
[Panelists: Elektra Hammond, Tim Liebe, Don Sakers, Debra Killeen (M)]
Lord of the Rings and the Star Wars movies have shown us that we now have the technical ability to make most Fantasy and Science Fiction books into a movie. Our authors discuss what they would like to see made, and why.

Alternate Programming
What Comes After Zombies?
[Panelists: Meriah L. Crawford, Scott MacMillan, Mike McPhail, Elektra Hammond (M)]
First it was werewolves, then vampires, and now zombies, as the cool monster to be. What is the next up and coming monster?

SUNDAY, 25 November
Main Programming
The Romance of Steampunk
[Panelists: Diana Bastine, Elektra Hammond, Kevin M. Houghton, Tim Liebe, Melissa Scott, Carl Cipra (M)]
What is it about this genre and time period that is so appealing? Is it the machinery? The celebration of intellect? Or is it the clothes?

Alternate Programming
Small Print Press
[Panelists: D.H. Aire, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Elektra Hammond, Debra Killeen, Don Sakers (M)]

Main Programming
Questions and Answers
[Panelists: Everyone, Jennifer Heise (M)]
Come and ask questions of your favorite authors who are here this year.

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