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WEDNESDAY

Terrace Room

Plaza C

Plaza B

Plaza A

The Arbors

Other Event Venues

  8:00 - 11:00 

Vendors: Register & Set-up

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers: Register & Set up

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Registration and Bag Assembly - Conference Foyer


Vendor
Area
& Registration
Open
11am - 7:00pm

1:00 - 1:50

Conference Opening

 

 

 

 

2:00 - 5:00

Working From Home: Ways to Help You Stay on Track in a World Full of Distractions

- Georgia Beers

Readers Trivia Challenge

With Mercedes Lewis

SideKicks 1: All across the Rainbow

Moderator: KG MacGregor

Panelists: Suzie Carr, Micheala Lynn, Melissa Price, KC Richardson, Cindy Rizzo

Author Spotlights

Jane DiLucchio
MB Panichi
Chris Parsons
Jen Silver

Moderator: Catherine Maiorisi

 

Lesbians ARE Funny!

- Fay Jacobs

CON VIRGINS MEETING

with Directors of Membership:

Beth Burnett, Taylor James & Alison Solomon

Women of Color in Lesbian Literature - 1

Moderator: RJ Samuel

Panelists: Cheryl Head, Karin Kallmaker, Mercedes Lewis, Sheryl Wright

Author Spotlights

Lila Bruce
Tonie Chacon
K'Anne Meinel

Moderator: MJ Lowe

 

How to Be a Great Moderator

-
Jessie Chandler

Sacred Sex

Moderator: JD Glass

Panelists: Erica Abbott, Georgia Beers, Taylor James, D. Jackson Leigh, MJ Williamz

Author Spotlights

Elizabeth Hodge
Kate McLachlan
Alison Solomon
Vanda

Moderator: Ann Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF BILL W. - Willow Room

5:00 - 7:00

Meet 'n Greet:
Ice Cream Social
Vendor Room & Foyer Find a Con Virgin and invite them to join you for dinner!
Sponsor: Bella Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY

Terrace Room

Plaza C

Plaza B

Plaza A

The Arbors

Other Event Venues

 


Vendor
Area
& RegistrationOPEN 8:30am -6:00pm

8:30 - 9:20

Boring to Best Selling: How to Take Your Author Readings to the Next Level

- Melissa Brayden and Carleen Spry

What Messages are We Getting From LesFic Covers?

Moderator: Andi Marquette

Panelists: Jove Belle, Siri Caldwell, Liz Gibson, Ann McMan, Bev Prescott

Love Laced With Danger: The Allure of Romantic Intrigue

Moderator: Cindy Rizzo

Panelists: KG MacGregor, Laydin Michaels, Radclyffe, Melissa Price

Author Spotlights

Thalia Chase
JD Glass
Micheala Lynn
Kenna White

Moderator: Wis Wiswell

 

9:30 - 10:20

Technology Can Be Your Friend: Writing, Research & Productivity Tools

- Cindy Rizzo

Self Care for Writers and Those who Love Them

- Beth Burnett & Karen Richard

Science Fiction & Social Justice

Moderator: Mary Griggs

Panelists: Jewelle Gomez, Elizabeth Hodge, Lise MacTague, MB Panichi, Tiffany Shamaly

Author Spotlights

Georgia Beers
Barbara Clanton
JL Gaynor
Rachel Spangler
Nell Stark

Moderator: Catherine Maiorisi
Sponsor: Anne Geary

 

10:20 - 10:40
BREAK with SNACKS - Sponsored by JUDY COMELLA

10:40 - 11:30

Sense and Sensibility: Cultural Competence in Lesbian Literature

with Special Guest DeAngela Cooks

Facilitated by Cheryl Head

Sponsors:Carleen Spry & Liz Gibson

 

Weirdly Queer

Moderator: Karen Badger

Panelists: Marie Castle, JL Gaynor, D. Jackson Leigh, Connie Ward

Author Spotlights

CD Cain
Suzie Carr
KC Richardson
Jody Valley

Moderator: Elaine Mulligan-Lynch

 

11:40 - 12:30

 

YA - NA: What's the Diff?

Moderator: Caren Werlinger

Panelists: Barb Clanton, Rachel Gold, Liz McMullen, Nell Stark

Author Spotlights

Barrett
Liz McMullen
VK Powell
Ann Roberts

Moderator: Elaine Mulligan-Lynch

 

12:30 - 1:30
LUNCH - Win a chance to lunch with your favorite author!
Buffet Lunch served in hallway outside Vendor Room. "No-Food" ticket holders can purchase affordable lunches at concession stand in Conference Foyer (Sandwiches, salads, fruit, cookies, drinks)

1:30 - 2:20

Membership Meeting

 

 

 

 

2:30 - 3:20

Secrets of Social Media Mastery - Part 1

- Lynn Ames

Sponsors:
--Cheryl Pletcher in Memory of Sandra Moran
--Ann McMan & Salem West

Sacred Words: The Art Of Working With An Editor To Get The Most Out Of Your Manuscript

Moderator: Salem West

Panelists: Siri Caldwell, Nann Dunne, Shelley Thrasher, RG Emmanuelle, Andi Marquette

What's So Funny?

Moderator: Jessie Chandler

Panelists: Karen Badger, Fay Jacobs, Ann McMan, Karen Richard, Carol Rosenfeld

Author Spotlights

Ann Aptaker
Denise Judge
Radclyffe
Taylor Rickard

Moderator: Karen Kallmaker

Sponsor: Beth Schomburg

 

3:20 - 3:40
BREAK

3:40 - 4:30

Secrets of Social Media Mastery - Part 2

- Lynn Ames

Sponsors:
--Cheryl Pletcher in Memory of Sandra Moran
--Ann McMan & Salem West

Judging a Book by its Content: The GCLS Judging & Awards Process

- Carleen Spry & Watty Boss

SideKicks 2: All across the Rainbow

Moderator: Melissa Price

Panelists: Georgia Beers, Aurora Rey, Laina Villeneuve, Salem West, Kenna White

Author Spotlights

Melissa Brayden
Renee MacKenzie
Laydin Michaels
Annette Mori
Dillon Watson

Moderator: Mary Buchanan

Sponsor: Beth Schomburg

 

4:40 - 5:30

More Engaging Dialogue: How to Use Electronic Media to Write Conversations

- Erica Abbott & Pol Robinson

 

Book Club Meeting: Tangled Roots
by Marianne K. Martin
(in attendance)

Facilitator: Sandy Thornton
EVERYONE WELCOME

Sponsor: Lesfic_Unbound

Author Spotlights

Julie Blair
Jessie Chandler
Bev Prescott
MJ Williamz
Sheryl Wright

Moderator: Mary Griggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF BILL W. - Willow Room

7:30 - 9:30

 

Film:
Love Between the Covers
followed by Q&A with
Radclyffe & Director/Producer
Laurie Kahn

 

 

 

GCLS Night (Karaoke) at Freddies, Arlington, VA
8:00 - Closing

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

Terrace Room

Plaza C

Plaza B

Plaza A

The Arbors

Other Event Venues

 

8:30 - 9:20

Vendor
Area
& Registration
Open To Attendees
8:00am - 6:00pm

Introduction to StoryStylus: Turning your Books into Interactive Apps and Online Games

- Sheryl Wright

Blood and Gore 1 -- Death and Violence in the Lesbian Novel

Moderator: Justine Saracen

Panelists: JD Glass, Elizabeth Parmer, Alison Solomon, Jody Valley, Connie Ward

Where Am I?



Moderator: Ali Vali

Panelists: Barrett, Marie Castle, Jane DiLucchio, Cheryl Head, RJ Samuel

Author Spotlights

T. Novan
Marianne K. Martin
Laina Villeneuve
Jessica Webb

Moderator: Suzie Carr

 

9:30 - 10:20

Whaddya' Know?

-
Karin Kallmaker

Women of Color in Lesbian Literature - 2

Moderator: Dillon Watson

Panelists: Jove Belle, Renee Bess, Jewelle Gomez, Andi Marquette, Nell Stark

Tension, Friction & Chemistry

Moderator: Georgia Beers

Panelists: C.D. Cain, KG MacGregor, Caren Penland, Radclyffe, Ann Roberts

Sponsor: Karin Kallmaker

Author Spotlights

Lynn Ames
Marie Castle
Mary Griggs
Fay Jacobs

Moderator: Melissa Brayden

 


10:20 - 10:40
BREAK with SNACKS - Sponsored by Our Friends at Lambda Literary: KG MacGregor, Lisa Girolami and Salem West

10:40 - 11:30

Special Speaker:
Rachel Spangler

Sponsors: Rosa Moran & Carleen Spry

 

 

 

 

10:40 - 12:30

So, You Want To Be An Author? Learning Opportunities with the GCLS

- Beth Burnett, Liz McMullen, C.D. Cain

Legacies of Lesbian Literature

- Marianne K. Martin & Cheryl Pletcher

Sponsors:
--Ann McMan & Salem West
--Cheryl Pletcher in Memory of Sandra Moran

 

Author Spotlights

Pol Robinson Jackie D
Aurora Rey
Erica Abbott

Moderator: Siri Caldwell

 

12:30 - 1:20
LUNCH - Win a chance to lunch with your favorite author!
OR Join a Birds Of A Feather Table (see Message Board for sign up)

1:20 - 2:10

What to Know Before, During and After Writing a Book - PART 1

-
Carren Strock

Sponsor: Andrea Bartl

Murder is Everywhere



Moderator: Ann Roberts

Panelists: Ann Aptaker, Jessie Chandler, K'Anne Meinel, Justine Saracen, Carsen Taite

What's Past is Prologue: Making Your Historical Fiction Real

Moderator: Patty Schramm

Panelists: Lynn Ames, Tonie Chacon, Cheyne Curry, Jae, Bonnie Morris, Vanda

Author Spotlights

Julie Cannon
Cheryl Head
Karin Kallmaker
Caren Penland
Cindy Rizzo

Moderator: Wis Wiswell

 

2:20 - 3:10

What to Know Before, During and After Writing a Book - PART 2

-
Carren Strock

Sponsor: Andrea Bartl

Differently Able



Moderator: Marie Castle

Panelists: Micheala Lynn, Annette Mori, Paula Offutt, Pol Robinson

How Washington Really Works -- An Insider Perspective on DC

Moderator: Lynn Ames

Panelists: Mara Burr and Guests who work in DC Politics and National Security.

Author Spotlights

Lise MacTague
Lisa Moreau Lee Lynch
Karen Richard


Moderator: Bev Prescott

 

3:30 - 4:10

 

Talking About Language: a Round Table Discussion

-
Rita Mae Brown, Jewelle Gomez, Karin Kallmaker, Marianne K. Martin

Sponsor: Lynne Pierce

Book Club Meeting:
All We Lack
by Sandra Moran

Facilitator: Sandy Thornton
EVERYONE WELCOME

Sponsor: Lesfic_Unbound

Author Spotlights

D. Jackson Leigh
Jeannie Levig Paula Martinac
Caren Werlinger

Moderator: Mary Buchanan

 

4:10 - 4:30

AUTHORS ==> Set up and get autographs, in Plaza Ballroom
READERS==>
Get your books ready for autographing! Or purchase them in the Vendor Area

 

 

4:30 - 6:00

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF BILL W. - Willow Room

7:00 - 8:30

 

Rocky Horror Show
Fun Night

- Come as your favorite Character!

 

 

 

 

8:30 - 12:00

 

Karaoke (Theme: Rocky Horror Show)
Cash Bar
Sponsor: Darla Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

Terrace Room

Plaza C

Plaza B

Plaza A

The Arbors

Other Event Venues

Vendor
Area
& Registration
Open
8:00am - 3:00pm

8:00 - 9:20

Traditional, Indie or Hybrid: What Kind of Publishing is Right for You?

- Caren Werlinger

Blood and Gore 2 -- Death and Violence in the Lesbian Novel

Moderator: Alison Solomon

Panelists: JL Gaynor, Mary Griggs, Laydin Michaels, Justine Saracen

Just One More Chapter - The Art of Keeping A Book in a Reader's Hands

Moderator: Laina Villeneuve

Panelists: Blayne Cooper, Kate McLachlan, RJ Samuel, Ali Vali, Dillon Watson

Author Spotlights

Maggie Cummings
Jewelle Gomez
Carren Strock
Rebecca Sullivan

Moderator: Wis Wiswell

Sponsor: Lucy McMan-West

 

9:20 - 9:40
BREAK with SNACKS - Sponsored by Sandy Thornton

9:40 - 10:30

Show and Tell

- JD Glass & Kris Dresen

Research and How To Use It

Moderator: MJ Lowe

Panelists: Erica Abbott, Paula Martinac, Bev Prescott, VK Powell, MJ Williamz

The Politics of Poetry

Moderator: Elizabeth Hodge

Panelists: Jewelle Gomez, Lucy Madison, Chris Parsons, Carol Rosenfeld, Jen Silver

Author Spotlights

KG MacGregor
Catherine Maiorisi
Andi Marquette
Carsen Taite

Moderator: Ann Roberts

 

10:40 - 12:00

Keynote Speaker: Fay Jacobs

Sponsor: Bywater Books

 

 

 

 

12:00 - 1:00
LUNCH - Win a chance to lunch with your favorite author!
OR Join a Birds Of A Feather Table (see Message Board for sign up)

1:00 - 1:50

Make Your Editor Love You

- Jove Belle and Andi Marquette

Our Generation: A Cold, Hard Look Back

Moderator: Michele Karlsberg

Panelists: Katherine Forrest, Jewelle Gomez, Karin Kallmaker, Marianne K. Martin

I Wish I'd Written That!


Moderator: KG MacGregor

Panelists: Melissa Brayden, Lila Bruce, Catherine Maiorisi, Rachel Spangler

 

 

2:00 - 2:50

 

So, I Had This Idea… How Inspirations Become Realities


Moderator: Karin Kallmaker

Panelists: Denise Judge, Annette Mori, Sheryl Wright

It Just Got Real: An In- Depth Exploration of Non-fiction and Memoir Writing

Moderator: Carsen Taite

Panelists: Diane & Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Katherine Forrest, Lee Lynch, Carren Strock

Author Spotlights

Ann McMan
Melissa Price
RJ Samuel
Justine Saracen

Moderator: Siri Caldwell

Sponsor: Lucy McMan-West

 

 

3:00 - 3:45

VENDOR
ROOM
CLOSED

DRY-RUN for AWARDS PRESENTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF BILL W. - Willow Room

Awards Reception - 6pm - 7pm - Conference Foyer
Registration for Ticket Holders in Conference Foyer

Annual GCLS Awards Ceremony - 7pm - 9:30pm - Plaza Ballroom

Awards Dance - 10pm - 1am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

Terrace Room

Plaza C

Plaza B

Plaza A

The Arbors

Other Event Venues

6:30 - 8:30

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Ordered
Bag Breakfast
Pick-up

Conference Foyer

9:30 - 10:00

 

Conference
Closing - PLAZA C

 

 

 

 

10:00 - 11:00

Buffet Breakfast
Served in Foyer
Seating in Vendor Area, Foyer
and Plaza C

11:00 - 12:00

LAST CHANCE FOR AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHS!

12:00 - 2:00

Vendor Area
Take Down

 

 

 

 

 




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