Wednesday 14:00 – 14:45, Exhibit Hall B (CC)
PG-13: Violence, Sex, and Teen Readers
Thursday 14:00 – 14:45, 303A (CC)
When writing for teens or choosing books for young adults to read, is there a PG-13 line that needs to be drawn? Is there more violence, sex, and alchohol in young adult books today or have we just become more aware of it? And what the f’ing language kids are using in books? How does a writer address difficult or sensitive topics without going too far? Panelists discuss the danger zones within young adult fiction.
Darlene Marshall (M)
Kaffee Klatche – Wesley Chu
Friday 13:00 – 13:45, 202A-KK1 (CC)
Join a panelist and up to 9 other fans for a small discussion. Coffee and snacks available for sale on the
2nd floor. Requires advance sign-up.
Reading – Wesley Chu
Friday 15:00 – 15:30, 303B (CC)
Diversity within YA & Middle Grade Fiction
Saturday 16:00 – 16:45, 300A (CC)
Everyone is talking about diversity within science fiction and fantasy, but how are we doing with diversity within the young adult and middle grade subgenres? What writers should we be reading? What characters should we be looking to as examples? And what new fiction are we looking forward to reading?
Cassandra Rose Clarke
Hugo Awards Ceremony
Saturday 20:00 – 22:30, INB Performing Arts Center (CC)
The 2015 Hugo Awards promises to be one of the most memorable ceremonies in years. Come be a part of history. Your Masters of Ceremony will beSasquan Guest of Honor David Gerrold and Tananarive Due, and they’ve both promised an entertaining ceremony.
Tananarive Due (M)
David Gerrold (M)
What New Pros Need to Know
Sunday 12:00 – 12:45, Conference Theater 110 (CC)
You’ve sold a few short stories. Your first novel is just coming out. The praise, the pans, the fans. How do you manage it all? What should you do to help your career along? What should you avoid? Here from people who have been there and done that, and hear how they got through it.
Cat Rambo (M)
Wendy S. Delmater
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