I will be on the following panels for STELLARCON 36 (March 2-4, 2012):
Friday 7:00 PM – Steampunk Artwork and Costuming – A discussion on steampunk, what it means, and how to capture its spirit in costume or on canvas. Panelists: J.L. Hilton, Mark Poole, Stella Price (moderator), ConTemporal.
Saturday 2:00 PM – The Role of the Publisher in Today’s Market – With writers now able to bring their works to print themselves, are publishers still needed? Authors and publishers discuss e-publishing, small-press publishing, and the large publishing houses. Panelists:
Barbara Friend Ish, John G. Hartness, J.L. Hilton (moderator), Misty Massey, Toni Weisskopf.
Saturday 9:00 PM – Dystopian Literature – Authors discuss how political philosophy can influence depictions of dystopia. Panelists: Nicole Givens Kurtz, J.L. Hilton, Speaker to Lab Animals (moderator), Michael Z. Williamson.
Sunday 10:00 AM – Westerns in Space – Both Firefly/Serenity and Star Wars (especially the original three moves) have been described as “Westerns in Space.” What about them makes us call them that, what distinguishes them from other SF stories, and why do we love it so much? Panelists: J.L. Hilton, Albin Johnson, Karen McCullough (moderator), Michael A. Stackpole.
To find out more about my fellow panelists, check out the StellarCon guest list.
When not in panels, I will be in the dealer’s room selling my original steampunk and spacepunk jewelry, and promoting Stellarnet Rebel. The StellarCon dealer’s room will be open during the following hours:
Friday: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Hope to see you there!
– J.L. Hilton