My PhilCon Schedule

 

I’ll be attending PhilCon in Cherry Hill, New Jersey next weekend, and the organizers just sent me my schedule. I will appear on 6 panels over the course of Saturday and Sunday, which are listed below. I want to meet *everyone* so if you want to hang out, e-mail me, Tweet at me, contact me on Facebook or just find me at the con!

 

Sat 10:00 AM in Plaza V (Five) (1 hour)
NON-US  SF AUTHORS

[Panelists: A.C. Wise (mod), David G. Hartwell, Andrew C. Murphy, Alex Shvartsman]

    There are a lot of great authors that just aren’t as popular in the
    US as in other countries.  Who are some of the writers that don’t
    get a lot of attention here that we should be reading

Sat 11:00 AM in Executive Suite C (1 hour)
GAME DESIGN FOR FUN AND (PROBABLY NOT A LOT OF ) PROFIT!

[Panelists: Alex Shvartsman (mod), Eric Avedissian, Joan Wendland, Peter Woodworth, Neal Levin]

What goes into designing a game?  What are some important things
    that many new games miss?  How much playtesting is needed

Sat 1:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour)
GETTING A (KICK)START(ER) ON THAT PROJECT!

[Panelists: Jonah Knight (mod), Eve Okupniak, Alex Shvartsman,  Patricia Wake, Aaron Rosenberg]

    Kickstarter, and other crowdfunding sites, have changed the
    landscape for fundraising to support various creative projects, from
    new games to films to other artistic endeavors.  But setting up a
    crowdfunding campaign can also lead to serious problems, from not
    following through on promised incentives, to not being able to
    complete the project, to serious financial difficulty.  Our
    panelists will talk about how to run a successful crowdfunding
    campaign, and how to avoid the pitfalls

Sat 2:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour)
BEST SF AND FANTASY OF 2012 (1120)

[Panelists: A.C. Wise (mod), Gardner Dozois, Lisa Padol, Alex Shvartsman]

    What are some of the great novels, novellas, and stories out there
    this year?  What is likely to be nominated for awards in the field
    and why

Sun 10:00 AM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
KILLING HITLER FOR FUN AND PROFIT

[Panelists: Andre Lieven (mod), KT Pinto, Michael F. Flynn, Alex Shvartsman, Glenn Hauman]

    How have various authors treated the idea of trying to change the
    past?  CAN you change the past, and if so, what are the consequences

Sun 2:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour)
IT CAME FROM THE SLUSHPILE

[Panelists: Ray Ridenour (mod), Neil Clarke, Neal Levin, Alex Shvartsman, Gordon Linzner]

    Editors describe really strange things they have received in
    unsolicited submissions.  Some are funny, some are awful, and some
    are just plain sad

 
If you have suggestions, anecdotes or requests for the discussion points on any of the above panels, please post them in the comments! I’m especially eager for some help on the time travel and best-of-2012 panels.

 

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