Melissa’s Albacon Schedule (Subject to change)

In A Flash-
The challenges and rewards of telling a story in under 1,000 words.
Mead, Schwabach, Laity, Strock(M
Fr 6:00 PM Beverwyck

Ice Cream Social
Fri 8:00 PM Ballroom A

Dragons in SF — not fantasy
What fantasy elements would make good science fiction?
Calkins*, Mead, AMcCaffrey, Brilliant, Lee, Turzillo(M)
Sat 10:00 AM Ballroom A

Reading Mead Sat 5:30 PM Ten Broeck A (Eep!)

Dragons, Wizards & Mysterious Islands
What is it about certain stories, such as Anne McCaffery’s Dragon Riders of Pern, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and the TV show Lost that captures our imagination and generates such an avid fan base? Why do other stories with similar themes never make it?
Brett, SGrotta, Mead, Palmatier(M)
Sat 9:00 PM Ballroom B

The Role of the Afterlife in Fantasy Fiction
What happens after you’re dead? How does that affect characters in fantasy worlds?
Mead, Sklar(M), Palmatier, Brilliant
Sun 2:00 PM Schuyler

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