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It starts tomorrow! Want to see Faith Hunter? Now you can!

Friday, Sept 1
The Logic of Magic
Magic may not be real, but it still has to make a certain kind of sense. What’s involved in developing a magical system for a story, and making it feel internally consistent and believable?
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Faith Hunter, Kathryn Hinds, Elizabeth Moon, Jim Butcher)
The Overlooked: Under-Represented Heroes & Heroines of the Wild West
The settlers of the Wild West were more than white, male cowboys. They were also women and foreigners from Asia, Africa, Mexico, and the Native Americans who were there originally. Our experts discuss these heroes and heroines of the West that have been overlooked by history and historic fiction.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Augusta – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Margaret S. McGraw, Misty Massey, Tamsin L. Silver, Delilah S. Dawson, Faith Hunter)
ACE Publisher’s Panel with Anne Sowards
Time: Friday 4pm Location: Regency V in the Hyatt
Two Sides of the Same Coin? Angels & Demons in Urban Fantasy
Representations of angels and demons vary widely within folklore, religion, and literature. Our panelists will discuss how depictions often focus on their similarities as well as their differences.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Linda Robertson, John G. Hartness, Faith Hunter, Tamsin L. Silver, James A. Hunter, Jennifer St. Giles)
Magic in the Air
How to build an effective magic system for novel and short story authors. Every system needs rules.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Faith Hunter, James A. Moore, Nancy Knight, Kim Harrison, Jane Yolen, Patricia Briggs)
A Midnight Revelry: Celebrating Five Years of the UF Track
Fri 10 PM · Savannah Ballroom, Westin

Saturday, Sept 2
DRAGON CON PARADE with Jane, Thorn, Sabina, Nell & Jane in beastform
Time: Saturday 10am Location: (map of parade route)
Keeping Fiction Fresh
How can a writer attract new readers? Keeping the plots and characters fresh–keeping readers hooked is a challenge. But, the pros know. Let them tell you how.
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Margaret S. McGraw, Faith Hunter, Carole E Barrowman, Patricia Briggs, Peter David)
Monster Hunter Files
Focus on the upcoming anthology of stories set in the world of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International!
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Larry Correia, Jim Butcher, Faith Hunter, Jonathan Maberry, Jody Lynn Nye, Kelly Lockhart)
Pushing the Veil: Fantasy Meets Other Genres
“Fantasy” can mean anything you want to; it can be a means to reflect on history, art, politics, and, yes, even science. Let’s explore where the lines between genres blur.
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Faith Hunter, Todd McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon)
Plot vs Character vs Setting: What’s Most Important?
And who does it best. What’s most important in a story, what makes the best story? Is it okay that one is better than the others?
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Chris A. Jackson, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Steve Saffel, Alex White, Faith Hunter)

Sunday, Sept 3
Autograph Session
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: International Hall South 1-3 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Patricia Briggs, Faith Hunter, Chloe Neill, Kim Harrison)
Signing Missing Volume
Time: Sun 3 p.m. Location: America’s Mart Booth # 1400, 1402, 1301, 1303

Reading: Faith Hunter
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Piedmont – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Monday, Sept 4
Keeping the Peace: Liaison Characters in UF
Whether striving to improve communication and relations between supernatural and human communities, or between different groups within the supernatural world, our panelists’ characters often find themselves in the position of peacemaker.
Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Nancy Holzner, Delilah S. Dawson, Kim Harrison, Faith Hunter)


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