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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Baby's First Con Schedule

Norwescon is a short month away (March 20-23) and I just got my schedule. Does it seem like an awful lot?

We Love Them, We Hate Them, But What Horror Films are the Best? Thursday 6:00 p.m. Evergreen 4
The great horror movies -- What are they and why.
Phillip Brugalette (M), K.L. Young, Mark Henry, Lorelei Shannon

Writers and Blogging Friday 2:00 p.m. Cascade 4
There is a growing network of SF/F professional and aspiring writers connected via LiveJournal and other blogging communities. Is it breaking down the barriers between pro, amateur, and fan-ficcer? Does it function as an informal online writers' workshop, as a support group, or a black hole of cat-vacuuming?
Mark Henry (M), Lisa Mantchev, Cindy Turner

Die Laughing Horror's Not Funny! Or is it? Friday 4:00 p.m. Cascade 6
How do authors like Christopher Moore make things that ought to gross you out give you the giggles? What's the trick to making Horror hilarious?--come and find out.
Michael Ehart (M), Mark Henry, Richelle Mead

The Elements of Fear: What Makes Horror Effective Saturday 10:00 a.m. Cascade 6
In this panel we can discuss all the specific pieces that go into scaring the crap out of people. Including film clips and brief readings!
Philip Brugalette (M), Mark Henry, Christopher Konker

Autograph Session 2 Saturday Noon Evergreen 1 & 2

What Makes The Horny Little Devil So Red Hot? Saturday 3:00 p.m. Cascade 10
A discussion of the rise of the Succubus and Incubus in Urban Fantasy. Are they as sexy as they seem? We'll give historical perspectives on this lusty demon pair, and explore why we are drawn to them. 18+
Mark Henry, Richelle Mead, J.C. Hendee, Barb Hendee

What Way Would You Think is the Worst Way to Die - Horror Films Have the Answers Saturday 6:00 p.m. Cascade 8
The Worst Way to Die – scenes of people getting killed various ways; horror movie kills, the backbone of most horror films. When has it been the most effective?
Julie Hoverson (M), Mark Henry, Phillip Brugalette

Crossing Gender Lines Saturday 7:00 p.m. Cascade 6
Discussion of the pitfalls and pleasures of writing characters who aren't of your gender and of writing to appeal across gender lines. From the tough to the tender get in on some hot cross-gender discussion about why a heroine ain't just a hero in a dress, nor is a sensitive hero a girl with different plumbing.
Michael Ehart (M), Mark Henry, Gordon Van Gelder

It Takes a Village to Raise a Zombie Saturday 8:00 p.m. Cascade 13
A discussion of the zombie in popular culture, from shambling flesh-eater to unstoppable juggernaut to sentient villain (or *gasp* hero). How current events infect and transform the zombie.
Mimi Noyes (M), Mark Henry, Robert Grey, Cat Rambo

Reading: Mark Henry Sunday 2:00 p.m. Cascade 3
Happy Hour of the Damned
Mark Henry

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