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2008 Philcon Schedule

Fri 7:00 PM in Plaza V (Five) (1 hour)
CORRUPTING INNOCENT MINDS (76)
Panelists: Ellen Asher (mod), Victoria Janssen, Richelle Mead, Christine Norris, Jay Smith
What are the limits in young adult fiction?

Fri 8:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
IMMORTAL BAD WRITERS (77)
Panelists: Roman Ranieri (mod), Lee Gilliland, Stuart Jaffe, Victoria Janssen
There are writers who are bad by any conventional definition but they won't go away and they actually matter. An example from the mainstream might be Fennimore Cooper and from Science Fiction might be E.E. "Doc" Smith. What special qualities do these writers have, quite aside from literary excellence?

Sat 2:00 PM in Grand Ballroom A (1 hour)
SCIENCE FICTION AND ROMANCE (80)
Panelists: Stephanie Burke (mod), Mary Robinette Kowal, Victoria Janssen, L.A. Banks, Catherine Asaro
How do these genres overlap?

Sat 4:00 PM in Executive Suite 823 (1 hour)
MULTI-GENRE EROTICA (53)
Panelists: Stephanie Burke (mod), Victoria Janssen, Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, KT Pinto
Is the sex better in Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror? [*sigh* I've only seen this (useless) panel description a gazillion times at a gazillion cons....]

Sun 10:00 AM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
WHOSE BRAIN DO WE LIKE TO PICK? (55)
Panelists: Victoria Janssen (mod), Andrew Breslin, Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Jim Reichert, Alyce Wilson
What sources do authors mine for ideas? [this looks like fun!]

Sun 12:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
THE GREAT ROBERT E. HOWARD REVIVAL (23)
Panelists: Andrew Wheeler (mod), Eric Avedissian, Victoria Janssen
There are a tremendous number of Robert E. Howard new editions, repackaging and even a forthcoming Library of America edition. What makes him still relevant and vital?
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