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EerieCon IV Activities & Events

Panel Topics

  1. MEET THE GUESTS Intros and a few words from our guests. Hosted by Edo van Belkom.
  2. LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW Interviews by Rob Sawyer, EerieCon's answer to Letterman.
    Panel: Bishop, Donnelly, Flewelling, Gardner, Gresh, Mak, Sherman, van Belkom
  3. LIFE AT A CONVENTION Funny and interesting things to happen to the panelists at cons.
    Panel: L. Penney, Y. Penney, Price
    Moderator: Schweitzer
  4. WHAT LINE'S MINE? Our most popular panel. Individual lines are taken out of works. Panelists must guess who wrote them. Hosted by Amy Kauderer.
    Contestants: Bishop, Clement, C. Clink, Flewelling, Gardner, Sawyer, Schweitzer, Sherman, van Belkom
  5. THE SCARCITY OF FEMALE HEROS AND LEADS CHARACTERS Won't male readers accept them (unless scantily clad)?
    Panel: Bishop, Gardner, Mak
    Moderator: Flewelling
  6. THE BEST AND WORST OF LAST YEAR'S MOVIES
    Panel: Ennis, Koszowski, DeGraff, Y. Penney
    Moderator: Price
  7. SCIENCE-FICTION, FANTASY, AND HORROR FOR THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDERED COMMUNITY
    Panel: Soles, Hewitt, Flewelling
    Moderator: Lijewski
  8. HOW TO DO RESEARCH FOR EROTICA AND PORNOGRAPHY, INCLUDING STUFF YOU'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE! (For those brave enough to admit it). ADULTS ONLY.
    Panel: Giron, Soles, van Belkom
    Moderator: Mak
  9. SHORT STORIES OR NOVELS What provides the most satisfaction; to writer; to reader. Differences in constructing.
    Panel:
    Gresh, Soles, Garland, Clement
    Moderator: Sherman
  10. NEW IDEAS Where do they come from or do you have to do variations on old themes? Are there any themes?
    Panel: Butler, Giron, Gresh, Clement, Gardner
    Moderator: York
  11. FORGOTTEN OR LITTLE KNOWN CLASSICS Great books that you may not know about.
    Panel: Y. Penney, Clement, Koszowski, Schweitzer
    Moderator: Stephenson
  12. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WRITE A SUCCESSFUL SERIES? Why do authors like Brian Lumley and Anne Rice, etc., keep selling?
    Panel: Sawyer, Schweitzer, Bishop
    Moderator: Gardner
  13. HARRY POTTER AND LORD OF THE RINGS Were the films good or bad for Fantasy? Will they give Fantasy a boost in film and print?
    Panel: Garland, L. Penney, Y. Penney, van Belkom, York
    Moderator: DeGraff
  14. THE NEAR FUTURE Can good and interesting Science Fiction be written about the near future?
    Panel: Butler, Gannon, Gardner, Garland, York
    Moderator: Sawyer
  15. FREE FOR ALL Wherein our panelists talk (or argue) about anything that comes to mind.
    Panel: Clement, Donnelly, Sawyer, Sherman
    Moderator: Schweitzer
  16. WILL SEPTEMBER 11TH CHANGE THE WRITING WORLD? In what ways?
    Panel: D. Clink, Stephenson, Gannon, Sherman, van Belkom
    Moderator: Sawyer
  17. IS THERE A PLACE FOR RELIGION IN THE WRITING WORLD? If there is, will it sell (outside of scientology)?
    Panel: York, Donnelly, Schweitzer
    Moderator: Gardner
  18. DON'T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB! What does it take to make a living writing (besides talent)?
    Panel: Giron, Gresh, Donnelly, Garland, Price
    Moderator: van Belkom
  19. INFLUENTIAL EARLY WRITERS Who were they and how did they affect future writers? Who do we overlook?
    Panel: Butler, Clement, Schweitzer
    Moderator: York
  20. I JUST WROTE THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL! Now how do I get it published? Tips from the pros.
    Panel: Giron, Soles, Sawyer, Price
    Moderator: van Belkom
  21. HIDEOUS, HORRIBLE, HAPPENINGS! Bad things that have happened to you as a result of choosing a writing career.
    Panel: Gannon, Garland, Price
    Moderator: Gresh
  22. BIRTH OF A BOOK From idea to manuscript to publication to selling it. Panelists tell what is involved.
    Panel: Butler, Sawyer, Clement, Soles
    Moderator: Sherman
  23. SHOULD I BECOME AN EDITOR? How do you become an editor? What makes a great one? Is it satisfying?
    Panel: D. Clink, C. Clink, Garland
    Moderator: van Belkom
  24. DEATH FROM SPACE Six Astronomical Ways of Wiping Out Life on Earth. Hosted by David DeGraff
  25. MEDIA FANDOM ROUND TABLE Talk about your favorite genre. All welcome. Hosted by Dennis Blake.
  26. ROMANCING THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE Looking for the Science in Magic. Hosted by Dr. David Stephenson
  27. POETRY ROUND-ROBIN All poets welcome: bring your work. Hosted by David Clink
  28. PEOPLE AND THING AUCTION Bid high, bid often, on exotic items. No bids or raises under 25˘!!!!! Money raised goes to benefit EerieCon. (Frankly, we need funding.) Hosted by Dan Litten.

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