ArmadilloCon 2016 Schedule

Hey all– This week is ArmadilloCon, and I’ve got plenty of things to do before the con, including final prep stuff for the workshop and sending off proofs for An Import of Intrigue.  And I’ve got quite a packed schedule this year, which makes me happy.  If you’re in the area– or can get there easily– you should definitely check it out.

Writers’ Workshop
Fri 9:00 AM-4 PM

Harry Potter
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom D
Benjamin, Frank, Jacobs, Maresca, Swendson*, Wilson
New novel, upcoming 20th anniversary of publication of Sorcerer’s Stone, etc

Sat 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Southpark B
Marshall Ryan Maresca
I’ll most likely be reading a selection from An Import of Intrigue.  There may also be breakfast tacos.

Portrayal of Law Enforcement in SFF
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom F
Cole*, Maresca, McKinney, Moyer, Rogers, Sarath
Do people get it right? What does getting it right look like?

Attack of the Sequels
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom D
Johnson, Klaw*, Maresca, Moore, Sisson, Sullivan
All of this year’s big budget movies were sequels. Implications.

Writing What You Don’t Know
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom D
Chu, Drayden, Leicht, Lynn, Maresca, Thompson*
Panelists will explore the challenges of writing fiction from viewpoints other than your own, and talk about how to do it well.

Time Travel Stories
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Southpark A
Gibbons, Jewell*, Maresca, Porter, Schwarz
What time travel SF do we love? What are the pitfalls? What are the rules for telling time travel stories that work?

Horror Movie “Scene It” Game (ADULT)
Sat 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom F
Downum, Fotinos*, Maresca, Perez, Thompson
**ADULTS ONLY** Horror host Professor Griffin will host a game show in which participants watch a scene from a horror movie and then answer a series of questions follow. The scenes contain nudity and gore and may offend some.

Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Dealers’ Room
Bennett, Maresca