SHANNON MUIR ANNOUNCED ON PANELS AT LOSCON 44!

Shannon Muir returns to LOSCON November 24-26, 2017, at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. LOSCON 44 finds her moderating four panels and appearing on a fifth.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

She Was My Princess: The Lasting Impact Of Princess Leia And Princess Diana Of Themyscria

When:
Friday Nov 24   02:30 PM to 03:45 PM (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
Marquis 1
With:
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Shannon Muir (moderator)
Today, there are many strong Princess characters in science fiction and fantasy for girls of all ages to look up to. However, in the 1970s, the most prominent choices were Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia of STAR WARS and Lynda Carter’s WONDER WOMAN. This panel talks about the lasting impact of these female heroes on that generation to present day.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Facebook Gaming: Joyful Diversion or Distracting Addiction?

When:
Saturday Nov 25   10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
Boston
With:
Arlene Busby
Debra Levin
Paige Willey
Shannon Muir
Victor Frost
A look at Facebook gaming. They are fun to play but can we take it to far where it becomes all consuming?

 


 

Blending Mystery and Speculative Fiction

When:
 Saturday Nov 25   05:30 PM to 06:45 PM (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
Boston
With:
Barbara Hambly
John DeChancie
Maria Alexander
Steven Barnes
Brian K. Lowe
Shannon Muir (moderator)
Why don’t readers see a whodunit set in space or a high fantasy world frequently? What are the challenges of making a blend of mystery and speculative fiction work? What works have been done, and to what degrees do they work successfully? The panelists share their thoughts and opinions.

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017

Going from Fan to Pro

When:
Sunday Nov 26   11:30 PM to 12:45 PM (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
Atlanta
With:
Gene Turnbow
E.J. de la Pena
Laurie Tom
John DeChancie
Gillian Horvath
Shannon Muir (moderator)
For some, being fans of books or media ultimately chart the course of their professional careers. These pros – still very much fans – share their unique stories.

 


 

Connecting Writers and Readers

When:
Sunday Nov 26   02:30 PM to 03:45 PM (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
Atlanta
With:
Ann Gimpel
Kathryn Sullivan
Kymbr Mundstock
Shannon Muir (moderator)
What are the most effective ways for writers to connect with readers and find new ones – personal appearances, social media, or something else? Panelists share their thoughts and discuss.

 

See the full schedule for LOSCON 44 now!

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