2015 Con Thursday Schedule

Schedule - Day 2

Thursday, July 23, 2015                                                    Updated July 5, 2015

8:00 - 5:30pm:    Vendor Area and Registration Desk Open


8:30 - 8:55am:  

Conference Welcome to Our Thursday Arrivals

9:00 - 9:50am:

Master Class - Part 1:  Getting "Unstuck": A Toolkit of Strategies for Unlocking Creativity
Presenter: Sherry Teitelbaum

Panel:   Dystopian Novels - Who Writes Them, Who Loves Them, Why Are They So Popular?
Moderator: S.Y. Thompson
Panelists: Mary Griggs, Jane Fletcher, Elizabeth Hodge, Linda Kay Silva
Sponsored by Sapphire Books

Panel:   How to be a Great Panelist and Moderator
Moderator: Jessie Chandler
Panelists:The audience will serve as the panelists

Author Reading-Chat: 
Authors:   Mavis Applewater             Catherine Mairosi  
                      Julie Blair                           J.M. Redman
                      Heather Rose Jones         Sheryl Wright
Moderator:Elaine Mulligan-Lynch
Location: Quarterdeck


9:50 - 10:10am:

Sponsored by  Judy Comella 
(Hallway between Vendor Area and Quarterdeck).


10:10 - 11:00am:  

Master Class - Part 2: Getting "Unstuck": A Toolkit of Strategies for Unlocking Creativity
Presenter:Sherry Teitelbaum

Panel:Overseas Amongst the Aliens: Challenges of Writing with Foreign (Non-English Speaking)
Settings and Characters.

Moderator: Shelley Thrasher
Panelists: A.L. Duncan, Heather Rose Jones, Erica Lawson, Melissa Price, Justine Saracen

Panel:Hopeful Ever After: A different Kind of HEA (Happily Ever After)
Moderator: Caren Werlinger
PanelistsJaime Clevenger, Jae, KG MacGregor, RJ Samuel, Kenna White

Author Reading-Chat: 
Authors  Lynn Ames                      Samiel Kalin
                  Rachel Calish                  Genta Sebastian 
                  Heather Jane                           
Moderator:Aschlie Lake


11:10 - 12:00pm

Session:Working With an Editor:  How, What, When, Why and Where?
Presenter: Julie Klein, editor
Location: Chart

Panel:Down These Mean Streets: How to Keep a Mystery, a Mystery
Moderator: Kelly Smith
Panelists: Ann Aptaker, Jessie Chandler, A.L. Duncan, Ann Roberts, Linda Vogt
Location: Compass

Panel:   I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true...
Moderator:  Patty Martin
Panelists: Karin Spangler, Lee Kallmaker, KG Lynch, Marianne K. MacGregor, Rachel Schramm
Location: Steering

Author Reading-Chat
Authors:  Melissa Brayden         Cindy Rizzo
                 CF Frizzell                   Melissa Price
                 Denise Judge
Moderator:Elaine Mulligan-Lynch
Location:  Quarterdeck

12:00 - 1:00pm:  


Win a chance to eat lunch with your favorite author!
Pick up your boxed Lunch in hallway between Vendor Room and Quarterdeck
or - buy a lunch at the food court (ask at registration for directions);

 Find friends, make new ones... invite a con virgin to join you!
Tables available in Quarterdeck, Foyer, Vendor Room

1:00 - 1:50pm:     

Master Class - Part 1: The Past as Prologue: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going
Presenters:  Sandra Moran and Marianne K. Martin
Location: Chart
Sponsored by Lesfic_Unbound

Presentation: So You Want To Start A Book Club...
Presenter: Sandy Thornton, Jewel Book Club
Location:  Compass
Sponsored by Lesfic_Unbound

Panel:  It's sex Jim, but not as we know it.
Moderator:  Pat Cronin 
Panelists:  Jane Fletcher, Erica Lawson, MB Panichi, Angela Peach
Location:  Steering

Author Reading-Chat: 
Authors  Jessie Chandler,                        Justine Saracen,
                  Wynn Malone,                            Elizabeth Sims, 
                  Lacey Schmidt,                          Kenna White
Moderator:Jessie Chandler
Location:  Quarterdeck
Sponsored by Bywater Books

2:00 - 2:50pm:

Master Class - Part 2:  The Past as Prologue: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going
Presenters:  Sandra Moran and Marianne K. Martin
Location: Chart
Sponsored by LesFic_Unbound

Panel: We’ve Come to Murder
Moderator:  Baxter Clare Trautman
Panelists:  Mavis Applewater, Erica Lawson, Martha Miller, Elizabeth Sims
Location: Compass

Panel: Read Between The Lines: The Intersection of Lesbian Literature and the Graphic Novel
Moderator:  Rachel Spangler
Panelists:Paige Braddock, Kris Dresen, JD Glass, Linda Kay Silva
Location: Steering

Presentation:Beyond Just Reading:  How to be Involved as a Reader
Presenters: Beth Burnett & Aschlie Lake
Location:  Quarterdeck
Sponsored by Karen McIntyre

2:50 - 3:10pm:     

BREAK on your own

3:10 - 4:00pm:    

Session:The Business & Production of Audio Books - Engaging Readers Through Another Sense!
Presenter: Shawn Marie Bryan
Location: Chart

BOOK CLUB MEETING(Open to all conference attendees)
Book:River Walker by Cate Culpepper
Moderator: Sandy Thornton
Location: Compass
Sponsored by Lesfic_Unbound

Panel:   Do I Have To Go Outside? Research At The Desk And In The Field
Moderator:  Stacia Seaman
Panelists:     Cheyne Curry, Rachel Gold, Sandra Moran, Justine Saracen, Jen Silver
Location: Steering

Author Reading/Chat: 
Authors:     Erica Abbott                                      Renee MacKenzie
                    Diane & Jacob Anderson-Minshall   Carol Rosenfeld
                    Karin Kallmaker                                Ali Spooner
Moderator:Karin Kallmaker
Location:  Quarterdeck
Sponsored by Affinity eBooks

 Diane & Jacob Anderson-Minshall                                        Ali SpoonerDiane & Jacob Anderson-Minshall       Location: Quarterdeck

4:00 - 5:30pm +/-:     

An Informational Meeting for our Members, Recognition Awards, 5 & 10 year pins, and time for Q&A with the Board.
Board Members will remain after the meeting to answer any questions there aren't time for during the meeting.
Location: Chart


7:30 - ?:
A Carol Burnett Extravaganza 
Join in the laughter as we watch some of the best slapstick comedy ever produced.
Come in costume!! (Not required)  Prizes!
Hosts:  Karen Badger and Bliss
Location:  Chart


8:00 - 10:15pm:
Haunted Happenings... 
Readings by Your Favorite Paranormal Authors
Sponsored by Judy Comella
Hosted by Linda Kay Silva

To Be in the Audience, Sign up at Registration Desk and get map.
LIMIT 20 attendees per session!  Sign up early - don't be disappointed.

Session 1:  8:00 - 9:00pm
Authors:      Jae
                     D. Jackson Leigh
                     Liz McMullen
                     S.Y. Thompson
                     Marie Castle
Note to authors: Meet by the Taxi stand / rotating doors at 7:30pm for a ride to Muriels

Session 2:  9:15 - 10:15pm
                     Tanai Walker
                     R.G. Emmanuelle
                     Ali Vali
                     Sheri Lewis Wohl
Note to authors: Meet by the Taxi stand / rotating doors at 8:45pm for a ride to Muriels



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