to Oct 10


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Here are all the panels I'll be on and the places I can be FOUND:

Oct. 9

11-12pm, mainstage: Adaption into Alternative Media: But They Changed the Thing I Love!

Hear from these authors about the rewards and challenges involved in the process of having their work adapted into another medium. We all know there are differences in written versus visual formats, but what stood out when seeing their own work changed? What did they learn as part of the process? 

12:30-1:30pm, mainstage: Nerdfighter Q&A

Hank and John (or as John likes to say, John and Hank) answer real questions from real nerdfighters. Presented by secret sister Maureen Johnson. DFTBA!

7-9pm, mainstage: The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchhausen

Join Patrick Rothfuss, Mary Kowal, Hank Green, Paul Sabourin, Joseph Fink, and Maureen Johnson as they each tell an improvised story about their past adventures while being helped (and hindered) by suggestions from their fellow storytellers. Chaos will ensue, and a good time will be had by all.

Oct. 10

11-12pm, auditorium 3: Life Online: Putting the Meme in Memoir

Social media has allowed a different kind of relationship between creators and their audiences. Where is the best place to draw the line when sharing your personal life online? When so many people are sharing very personal information, what is the result?

12:30-1:30pm, auditorium 1: Is This a Kissing Book? Writing Sex

Sex can be a touchy subject (get it?) but it is of course necessary in order for humans to keep making more humans. However, many writers who include it in their work receive significant backlash from the public. What makes a sex scene effective? Why is it important to de-stigmatize sex in stories? How far is too far, and where should we draw the line?

3:30-5pm, mainstage: Saturday Afternoon Mainstage

5:30-6:30pm, Signing in the signing room


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6:00 PM18:00

Afterworlds book launch

Scott Westerfeld's Afterworlds is both a satire of and homage to this extended network of writers, readers, and creators of fanfiction and fanart. Join Westerfeld, Libba BrayMaureen JohnsonDavid Levithan, and Robin Wasserman in exploring the relationship between authors, their writing community, their fans, and their books

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