For those of you who’ve been asking: here’s what I’m doing at LACon. (For Peter’s schedule, you should go check his LiveJournal later today: he’ll be putting his details up there. He’s a lot more lightly scheduled than I am, though, by his own request.) (Oh, and the master schedule for the con is here.)
“(M)” means that person is moderating.

Panel 1: Thu 8/24 10:00 AM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: DEVELOPING YOUR PROPERTY FOR THE MEDIA
Participants: Diane Duane, Dave Smeds, M. Christine Valada, Esq.(M), Doselle Young

Precis: Okay, you’ve written a novel, created a comic book, or done
a series of dynamite drawings. How can you get your
“intellectual property” from where its at to the tv and
movie screen?

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Panel 2: Thu 8/24 1:00 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: L. A. CONFIDENTIAL
Participants: Amy Sterling Casil, Michael Cassutt, Diane Duane, Richard Foss, Mike Glyer(M)

Precis: So many science fiction and fantasy stories are set in Los
Angeles. What makes Los Angeles such a great place to write
about?

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Panel 3: Thu 8/24 2:30 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: GUERILLA MARKETING FOR THE NEO-PRO
Participants: Tobias S. Buckell, Diane Duane(M), Robert B Hole, Jr., Vera Nazarian, Don Sakers

Precis: You don’t have the money to take out ads in “Publishers
Weekly” or “Time Magazine”. What do you do to build “brand
value”? How do you promote yourself without turning off
your audience? How do you get more sales? How can you
connect with your fledgling fan base?

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Panel 4: Fri 8/25 10:00 AM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
Participants: Diane Duane(M), Ellen Klages, Rebecca Moesta, Garth Nix, William F. Wu

Precis: Does it take special training or knowledge to write books
and stories for children and young adults? Are they
different from adult works in any way, other than
vocabulary? How do you break in? And if you write for kids,
is it hard to also write for adults?

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Panel 5: Sat 8/26 12 Noon, 60 minutes.
Title: READING: DIANE DUANE
Participants: Diane Duane

(I’ll be reading from A Wizard of Mars, if anyone’s interested.)

And probably my favorite:
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Panel 6: Sat 8/26 1:00 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: THE FIRST STAR TREK CONVENTIONS
Participants: Linda Deneroff, Diane Duane, Devra Langsam, Bjo Trimble, Ben Yalow(M)

Precis: What were they like? Who could have guessed so many
thousands would show up? What’s different between the Star
Trek conventions of today and the ones of the earliest
days? And how do the “Creation Cons” fit into the mix?

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Panel 7: Sun 8/27 11:00 AM, 60 minutes.
Title: KAFFEKLATSCH: DIANE DUANE
Participants: Diane Duane

Precis: Kaffee. Klatsch. You do the math.

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So there we are. During much of the rest of the convention — when friends’ panels or meetings with various people aren’t otherwise on the schedule — I have a feeling that P. and I will be operating under normal UK con rules, which more or less stipulate that if one is not to be found in/on programming, the bar is the next best bet (and for this occasion add, “fan room”).

For those of you who want to have things signed, since as far as I can tell I don’t have a per se signing scheduled, probably the best place to catch me is after the reading: we’ll decamp somewhere else and get it done.

[tags]LACon IV, Worldcon, World Science Fiction Convention, Peter Morwood, Diane Duane[/tags]

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