Surviving the Slush Pile
Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm Cascade 2
If the editor doesn’t read past the first page, it doesn’t matter how good the rest is. How to quickly capture and hold a slush reader’s attention.
Cat Rambo, Gardner Dozois, Jenna M. Pitman, Keffy R.M. Kehrli
Steampunk: What Is It and Why Is It So Popular?
Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm Cascade 3&4
Steampunk has been referred to as “the Future Trend of Science Fiction” but is the subgenre merely a return to the classics as spun by Verne and Wells? Join our panelists as they look at recent works of Steampunk, share their opinions of what makes Steampunk different from the work of the founding fathers of Science Fiction, and why the genre is so appealing.
Cat Rambo, Chelsea M. Campbell, Corry L. Lee, Karen Kincy
I’ve got dinner plans, but I’ll be sticking around for these readings:
Lauren Dixon reads Throwaways Thursday 6:30pm-7:00pm Cascade 1
An abused runaway meets the Immortal, who travels through doors no one else can see. Is he hiding something more sinister? When Susie winds up with some of his powers, she finds out. Rated PG
Tod McCoy reads an excerpt from a new novel Thursday 9:30pm-10:00pm