Wed 13:00 – 14:00, Tourists: Creating Characters and Stories in an Existing World (Panel), A01+6 (RSCC)
Writers discuss working within the confines of an already existing world. They’ll discuss how they create something unique and original within the space of something already established and loved.
Panelists: Paul Cornell (M), Melinda M. Snodgrass, Brandon Sanderson, A. C. Crispin, Dean Wesley Smith

Thursday 13:00 – 14:00, Autographing at SFWA Dealer’s Table – Dealer’s Room, Hall 2, RSCC
A.C. Crispin

Thu 16:00 – 17:00, Arrrggh! Tall Tales versus History in Pirate Research (Panel), A03 (RSCC)
Pirate fiction is a popular sub-genre. While grounded in history, research about pirates can be tricky. Records are erratic and often exaggerated. What are some of the more reliable resources? And what about when the truth about pirates is stranger than its fiction?
Carrie Vaughn (M, Darlene Marshall, Tim Powers, John G. Hemry, A.C. Crispin

Fri 10:00 – 11:00, New Pro Orientation – Understanding Publishing (Panel), D04 (RSCC)
Writers will tell you what to expect when dealing with publishers and why contracts are your friends.
John Berlyne (M), Lucienne Diver), Sandra Tayler, A. C. Crispin, Brent Weeks

Fri 12:00 – 13:00, Autographing: Fri 12:00 (Autographing), Hall 2
Autographs (RSCC)
Katy Stauber, Ian Tregillis, Eileen Gunn, Michael Capobianco, Scott Edelman, A. C. Crispin, Dean Wesley Smith, Kristin Kathryn Rusch

Fri 16:00 – 17:00, Reboots of TV & Movie Series (Panel), A16
V_. _Star Trek_. _Battlestar Galactica…Every show or series of note seems to have undergone a reboot. Have they been successful? Does a new origin story really help or is it just a gimmick to draw in new audiences?
Gregory A. Wilson (M), Kevin R. Grazier, Lawrence Person, A C. Crispin, Lynne M. Thomas

Sat 10:00 – 11:00, Writer Beware (Panel), A05 (RSCC)
A joint service of SFWA and MWA, Writer Beware tracks, exposes, and raises awareness of the prevalence of fraud and other questionable activities in and around the publishing industry.
Brenda W. Clough (M), A. C. Crispin, Jim Fiscus

Sat 12:00 – 13:00, What are Today’s Heinlein Juveniles? (Panel), A09 (RSCC)
Many of the fans who began reading SF in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s did so by devouring the young adult novels of Robert Heinlein and Andre Norton. Which SF books today are pulling in young readers?
Priscilla Olson (M, Katy Stauber ,Steven Gould, Allen M. Steele, A. C. Crispin

Sun 11:00 – 11:30, Reading: A. C. Crispin (Reading), A15 (RSCC)
A. C. Crispin

Sun 12:00 – 13:00, Fashion Design for Memorable Pirates (Panel), A17 (RSCC)
One of the things that makes Jack Sparrow a particularly memorable pirate was his fashion sense. What are the essential elements of a good pirate costume? How to think beyond ruffled shirts and tri-corner hats.
Darlene Marshall (M), Karen Dick), A. Sheriff, A. C. Crispin