If you’re attending Shore Leave in Hunt Valley, MD in a few weeks, you can find me behind the table at the following panels. In between, I’ll be in the audience for other discussion panels, celebrity stage appearances (specifically William Shatner, Allison Scagliotti, and Ming-Na Wen), getting autographs and photo ops, and generally socializing.
Hope to see you at Shore Leave’s big 4-0 celebration!
FRIDAY, JULY 6
7PM-8PM / Derby Room: Anthologies – Share the Love. Greg Cox (Moderator), Phil Giunta, Jenifer Rosenberg, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Christopher L. Bennett, Joshua Palmatier, Richard C. White
What attracts readers to short story collections? Do you prefer themed collections, single author collections, or a Whitman’s Sampler of stories? What draws authors to write for anthologies, sometimes for their whole careers?
10PM-Midnight / Hunt-Valley Hallway: Meet the Pros.
Meet your favorite authors, purchase books, and get them autographed!
SATURDAY, JULY 7
9AM-10AM / Derby Room: Science Fact. Kelli Fitzpatrick (Moderator), Phil Giunta, Christopher L. Bennett, Glenn Hauman, Mary Louise Davie
What really cool recent technologies and scientific breakthroughs or discoveries will shape our near future reality, as well as the way we tell genre stories? Collab with science guests.
2PM-3PM / Salon E: Firebringer Press Presents. Steven H Wilson (Moderator), Phil Giunta, Diane Baron
The scribes at Firebringer Press are ramping up some new releases and we’d love to tell you about them.
4PM-5PM / Salon E: Heinlein’s Five Rules of Writing. Laura Ware (Moderator), Phil Giunta, Jim Johnson, Lorraine Anderson, Dayton Ward
Robert Heinlein wrote five basic rules of writing that are easy to remember but hard to actually carry out. A discussion of said rules and their application.
SUNDAY, JULY 8
11AM – Noon / Salon F: The Writing Life. Phil Giunta (Moderator), Kelly Meding, Heather E. Hutsell, Diane Baron, Roberta Rogow, Richard C. White
With full time jobs, raising families, caring for elderly parents, and other obligations, panelists discuss their strategies for ensuring that words make it to the page (or screen) regardless of what life throws at them.