DragonCon Schedule 2017

So I’m returning to DragonCon this year, with a solid round of appearances alongside some fabulous folks. Plus, as icing on the cake, I’ll be giving a major lecture Sunday morning on “The American Tolkien” … it should be a grand time.

For anyone looking to find me, here’s my schedule (barring any last-minute alterations I don’t know about):

Title: What is High Fantasy?
Description: Confused about high fantasy vs epic vs low vs heroic vs…? Let’s talk about what makes this subgenre so unique!
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: L401-L403 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Livingston, Christopher Paolini, Sam Sykes, Susan Fichtelberg, Katherine Kurtz, Larry Dixon)

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Title: Here comes the gener-AL!
Description: What makes a great general in Fantasy?
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Myke Cole, Michael Livingston, Kacey Ezell, Jonathan P Brazee, Elizabeth Moon)

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Title: World at war: Alternate history in the early 20th century
Description: The first decades of the 20th century have proven to be fertile ground for alternate historians. From German victories to Soviet domination, from the mundane to the fantastic, this panel looks at the various alternate takes on this crucial period of world history.
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Augusta – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, Kacey Ezell, Michael Livingston, Taylor Anderson)

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Title: The good, the bad, the inaccurate
Description: We know liberties get taken with what could happen in fantasy, but when is it too far, and when do we let it slide?
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Teresa Patterson, Michael Livingston, Eric P. Spana)

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Title: Worldbuilding Through Language
Description: What’s the point of building a secondary world if the characters don’t have the right words to describe it?
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: L401-L403 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Christopher Paolini, Michael Livingston, Mercedes Lackey)

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Title: The American Tolkien
Description: Who is the true heir to Tolkien’s legacy?
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: L401-L403 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Livingston)

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Title: Historical Influences in High Fantasy
Description: Authors like Tolkien and Jordan drew upon their real experiences as well as their research in writing their stories.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: L401-L403 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Valerie Hampton, Michael Livingston, Van Allen Plexico, Constance G. J. Wagner)

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Title: Plausible Fantasy Armor
Description: Just Say No to Boob Armor, kids.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Myke Cole, Pamela A. Cole, Teresa Patterson, Michael Livingston, The Wicked Tailor)

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