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Here is the Saturday Panel Schedule. This schedule is subject to change based on any number of factors, you should always check in to the PUB location for updates and changes.

On Saturday, Panels operate from 10am-6pm.

10:00am-11:50am

SESSION 11 4/27 Sat MY NAME IS HAL. I WRITE ABOUT MOVIES. AND BOOKS. RECORDS. AND THE OCCASIONAL CONVENTION Hal Astell    
One Oh One Gallery 10:00a - 10:50a Writing reviews can be tricky business. Taking it to the next level can be downright crazy.
SESSION 08 4/27 Sat I'M STILL AN AUTHOR! Colette Black    
The Nile Coffee Shop 10:00a - 10:50a How to hang onto the dream when life interferes and slows us down. When work, family issues, or a need for more schooling takes all of our time, how do we adjust and keep writing?
SESSION 27 4/27 Sat HUMOR ON THE ROADSIDE Sherry E Engler    
Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery 10:00a - 10:50a In my book, "Living with LEO: Law Enforcement Officer", I use humor to lead into discussing heavy subjects. I will discuss this technique and how humor may entice the reader to read and identify with the subject matter being discussed.
SESSION 48 4/27 Sat SATURDAY FLASH FICTION CONTEST Sharon Skinner    
My Darling Dragon 10:00a - 10:50a 15 Minutes to write the flash fiction, then the attendees pick a swinner, for a $10 Starbucks Gift card

11:00am-11:50pm

SESSION 02 4/27 Sat CAPTIVATING CHARACTERS Deena Remiel    
One Oh One Gallery 11:00a - 11:50a Learn what it takes to create characters readers love, hate, and long to become. It's all about character development before you even write, "Once upon a time..."
SESSION 16 4/27 Sat TAKING THE TRADITIONAL, AND TURNING IT ON IT’S HEAD Bruce Davis J.A. Giunta  
The Nile Coffee Shop 11:00a - 11:50a How do you take a traditional genre, like Fantasy, turn it on itself, and mnake it seem like it should have always been that way.
SESSION 19 4/27 Sat WHAT IF A VAMPIRE MOVED IN NEXT DOOR?
Margaret C. Morse
   
Gotham City Comics 11:00a - 11:50a The presenter(s) shows the group how a story builds from the character of a paranormal personality.
SESSION 01 4/27 Sat HOW TO REMAIN A POET WHILE WRITING POLITICAL POETRY Mark Young    
Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery 11:00a - 11:50a Writing about passionate subjects can be a descent into madness, especially politics.
SESSION 13 4/27 Sat WRITING IS REWRITING Suzanne Flaig    
My Darling Dragon 11:00a-11:50a Follow an editor through the "red pencil" process. What to look for in your own work to make it cleaner, more concise, and error-free before you send it to an editor or publisher.

2:00pm-2:50pm

SESSION 39 4/27 Sat BETA READERS- YOU NEED THEM Sharon Skinner J.A. Giunta  
One Oh One Gallery 2:00p - 2:50p Improving your work is critical with readers, what to look for, how to find them, and how to get what you need from them.
SESSION 22 4/27 Sat KICK THE CRAP OUT OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT Dharma Kelleher    
The Nile Coffee Shop 2:00p - 2:50p Lazy verbs, bloated phrases, and overused crutch words can sully an otherwise engaging story. Crime fiction author and former journalist Dharma provides real examples for tightening your prose to create a novel that shines.
SESSION 43 4/27 Sat JON, BOB AND HAL'S KAIJU PANEL Bob Nelson Hal Astell Jon Bonnel
Gotham City Comics 2:00p - 2:50p A Giant Monster discussion, somehow tied to literature.
SESSION 45 4/27 Sat SATURDAY ONE HOUR POETRY SESSION TBD    
My Darling Dragon 2:00p - 2:50p 15 Minutes to write the poem- them the attendees pick a winner, for a $10 Starbucks Gift card

3:00pm-3:50pm

SESSION 03 4/27 Sat YOU WROTE A BOOK, NOW WHAT? Deena Remiel    
One Oh One Gallery 3:00p - 3:50p This panel will discuss what to do once your book has been written. What do you do next? Who do you want to connect with or stay far away from? Which path to publishing is right for you?
SESSION 40 4/27 Sat 5,000 BOOK SALES LATER, WHAT I WOULD TELL MY STARTING OUT SELF Sharon Skinner    
The Nile Coffee Shop 3:00p - 3:50p Hindsight is always 20/20, and if you would only know now what you will know then.
SESSION 06 4/27 Sat DIFFERENTIATING YOUR CHARACTERS THROUGH SPEECH AND ACTION Nancy Martineau Tony Martineau  
Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery 3:00p - 3:50p Characters need to be made immediately recognizable and predictable, at least to some extent, through your writing. When you write a six-year-old female character, she will not sound or act like your twenty-six-year-old male character. Let's write!

 

4:00pm-4:50pm

SESSION 36 4/27 Sat BOOK PARTY 101: OR HOW TO SELL 30 BOOKS IN 2 HOURS Brad Graber    
The Nile Coffee Shop 4:00p - 4:50p Proactive authors get their books read. But how do you do that when you're a new author? One way is to find your super fans and sponsor book parties. Come learn the secrets to setting up and hosting a party. You'll never do another book fair again.
SESSION 09 4/27 Sat KILLING CHARACTERS SAVES LIVES Colette Black    
Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery 4:00p - 4:50p Sometimes, you have to kill characters, here's why...

5:00pm-5:50pm

 

SESSION 41 4/27 Sat WHY DOES IT TAKE 2 YEARS TO GET A BOOK OUT? Sharon Skinner    
One Oh One Gallery 5:00p - 5:50p Great Question- but sometimes it's longer.