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Faith Hunter, David Coe, AJ Hartley, John Hartness, Gail Martin and Misty Massey (along with 70,000 of their closest friends) will be appearing at DragonCon in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend, and we’d love to see you there! We’ll be posting our schedules here over the next few days, so keep an eye out.

Today is A J Hartley’s turn. You can see him here:

Friday, Sept 1
Signing at The Missing Volume Friday, 2pm. Americasmart building 2 first Floor booths 1400, 1402 1301 & 1303 at the end of the aisle.
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Magic in the Middle
Middle Grade Books are the hidden genre that explores the realms of fantasy & adventure. Discover the Magic in the Middle with our panel of amazing authors.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: M106-M107 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Diana Peterfreund, A. J. Hartley, Ed Masessa)

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He Said, She Said
Every novel and story has characters. They gotta talk. This panel addresses how great dialogue can boost your book from good to great. Oh, and, of course, they’ll discuss how to write great dialogue.
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: John D. Ringo, Bill Fawcett, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Katherine Kurtz, A. J. Hartley, Gail Z. Martin)

Saturday, Sept 2
Y/A and Away!
The Y/A market is soaring. Young readers have discovered fiction and clamor for it. Be on the cutting edge of some great fiction.
Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: E.K. Johnston, Diana Peterfreund, Claudia Gray, Kim Harrison, A. J. Hartley, Rebecca Moesta)

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YA Out Of This World!
The next (and best) frontier in YA is SPACE! (And cool new planets) We’ll discuss YA space & other galaxy-set sci-fi past, present & future that we love.
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Claudia Gray, A. J. Hartley, Diana Peterfreund, Heather Kaczynski, E.K. Johnston)

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Exploring Relationships in YA
Let’s talk about relationships, but not the kind you’re thinking. A discussion of interpersonal dynamics between siblings, friends, parents and children in YA novels.
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kathryn Hinds, Rebecca Moesta, Mary Weber, Christi J. Whitney, A. J. Hartley, K. M. Herkes)

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Autograph Session
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: International Hall South 1-3 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: James A. Hunter, A. J. Hartley)

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Author Roundtable: The Magic and Technology of Building Alternate Worlds
Be it alchemical spells or industrial revolution, many alternate history and steampunk worlds feature magic, fantastic technological marvels, or even both. But each choice shapes the worlds these authors build. This roundtable discuss worldbuilding and the balance between fantasy and science.
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Augusta – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Anthony Francis, A. J. Hartley, David B. Coe, Jack Campbell, S.M. Stirling)

Sunday, Sept 3
Y/A Genres: What’s Hot?
Y/A readers keep clamoring for more dystopian, urban fantasy, paranormal, dark fantasy…Which genre’s for you?
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Claudia Gray, A. J. Hartley, Mari Mancusi, E.J. Stevens, Zoraida Cordova)

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Reading: A. J. Hartley
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Vinings – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: A. J. Hartley)

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Let’s Get Real: Tough Topics in YA
YA lit doesn’t shy away from difficult and important topics like racism, sexism, homophobia, and violence. These discussions are important; let’s talk about how YA is shaping the conversation.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: A707 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: A. J. Hartley, Mary Weber, Christopher Paolini, Steve Berman)

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Beyond Victorian: Alt. History in other cultures and eras
If you can’t bear the sight of one more crumpet, how about nativepunk, retrofuture, or “Amish sci fi”? There’s a multitude of cultures and eras and subgenres that are begging to be explored. Our panelists explore new lands and times into the various aspects of alternate history.
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Athens – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jean Marie Ward, Margaret S. McGraw, A. J. Hartley, Michael Bunker)

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