November 17th, 2009

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Friday PhilCon Panels

This week I am a guest at Philcon, and I'll be on several panels. I've been thinking about what I can do in order to make the panels interesting and fun for those who are coming. I want to have a reputation for Giving Good Panel.

Fri 7:00 PM: CAN YOU REPEAT THAT MR. PRESIDENT? MY TWITTER FEED WAS DOWN.

[Panelists: Catherine Asaro (mod), J.R. Blackwell, Laura Anne Gilman, Andre Lieven]

For this panel, I was thinking about introducing myself and giving my credentials based on the lists people have made where they are following me. Since there are over 50 lists that I'm on, I will only include those I find to be relevant:

rpg-rock-stars, cannot-miss, awesome women, writers, geek, old school twitter, artists, web and new media, cowboys, the city, weirdos, bloggers, authors, new media marketing, podcasting.

In this panel we are going to discuss how discuss how new ways of distributing information are changing the face of journalism, so I think I'll have to do a little bit of research on that. I work at a university, so maybe I can actually find a journalism professor to chat with about it. I think that the Iranian elections will play quite a part in this discussion, but maybe that's just the political buff in me talking.


Fri 9:00 PM: FROM GOTHIC FICTION TO PARANORMAL ROMANCE (35)
[Panelists: Stephanie Burke (mod), L.A. Banks, Gail Z. Martin, J.R. Blackwell, Nikki Cohen]

Stephanie Burke is maybe the hottest author I've ever seen. She is ageless (she's always looked 19 to me), has a great figure, and wears the best costumes. She's also this amazingly prolific author. Then I'm going to be on this panel with L.A. Banks, which, you know, also, amazingly prolific. And while I haven't met Gail Z. Martin or Nikki Cohen yet, I have this feeling that I am going to be totally outclassed on this panel. Some of my graduate research was on Gothic Fiction, so I hope that I have enough to keep up here. Maybe I should bring my research, just so that I have something to hide behind when I'm embarrassed by all the awesome.

If you have any questions or points you'd like me to bring up on these panels, let me know!
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