With Cat-like Tread, to DragonCon We Steal!

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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 we have David Coe’s schedule! Come find him at the following stops:

Friday, Sept 1
The Beginners Guide to Steampunk and Other Alternate History
More than a steampunk 101, this idiot’s guide to to the wide world alternate history is for those curious about the books, media, costumes, or just how to get started in the steampunk, dieselpunk, or other subcultures large and small. Bring your curiosity and questions for our panel of experts.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Athens – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Eric Flint, David B. Coe)

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Murders, Mysteries, and Mayhem in Alternate History
This mature themes panel will go over a multiverse of ways to murder, discuss some of the millions of history’s mysteries and their alternative solutions, and a variety of ways the world ends in magnificent mayhem with a panel of authors in this late night roundtable.
Time: Fri 11:30 pm Location: Athens – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(S.M. Stirling, David B. Coe, D.Alan Lewis, Alistair Jerry Kimble)

Saturday, Sept 2
Across the Veil: Ghosts, Spirits and Souls in UF
Protagonists in urban fantasy deal with the gamut of supernatural beings, and not all of them have physical form, posing additional challenges.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Leanna Renee Hieber, E.J. Stevens, R.R. Virdi, Myke Cole, David B. Coe, Cherie Priest)

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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)
(Leanna Renee Hieber, Anthony Francis, A. J. Hartley, David B. Coe, Jack Campbell, S.M. Stirling)

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Plotting or Plodding?
Tired of the same, old plots? Discover creative ways to liven up your plotting.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Jean Marie Ward, Debbie ViguiƩ, Leanna Renee Hieber, David B. Coe, Jake Bible, Ed Masessa)

Sunday, Sept 3
Reading: David B. Coe
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Vinings – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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Author Roundtable: Tales of the Wild and Weird West!
The west wasn’t there to be won, it is a place where the weird and wondrous worlds of speculative fiction play. These authors discuss the weird west genre – its tropes, definitions, rules and how to break them.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Augusta – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Kathryn Hinds, Tamsin L. Silver, David Boop, Misty Massey, David B. Coe)

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Collaborations, Critique Groups and Beta Readers
Today’s writers find creative help in ways writers of the past didn’t have access to. What’s right for a writer depends on many things. This panel discusses whether a collaboration, critique group or beta reader is the perfect choice–and how to find them.
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Jean Marie Ward, Jane Yolen, Jake Bible, David B. Coe, Mercedes Lackey, Richard Lee Byers)

Monday, Sept 4
The Daily Grind: Mundane Jobs and the UF Protagonist
Fighting supernatural threats doesn’t always pay the bills, so some characters have to also have regular, mundane jobs. Our panelists discuss how their protagonists balance the two aspects of their lives.
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Gail Z. Martin, David B. Coe, Debbie ViguiƩ, J.F. Lewis, J.D. Horn)

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