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what should be my final Dragon Con schedule

What you see in this post should be my final schedule for Dragon Con 2014 over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. This now has all my fellow panelists, all the proper room assignments (the Urban Fantasy track changed rooms on me since the schedule was first released), and which track each event is on, where applicable. (Edited to add: The Saturday morning BritTrack book swap was cancelled.)

10-11am: "Alien: For 35 Years No One Can Hear Us Scream." Celebrating this anniversary makes our chests burst with pride. American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott). With Jason De la Torre, Jessa Phillips, and Geena Phillips.
11.30am-12.30pm: "Ask The Experts: Everything Doctor Who." Ever had a question about Doctor Who that you can't seem to get an answer for? This panel is a Q and A with expert fans, and they are here to help! BritTrack, Crystal Ballroom (Hilton). With R. Bowen, C. Brown, Rob Levy, and Dr. Scott Viguie.
2.30-3.30pm: Practical Self-Defense with Keith R.A. DeCandido. I provide a guide to some basic self-defense techniques that can be useful in difficult situations. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. Workshops track, Vinings (Hyatt).
4-5pm: "Quantum Leap: 25th Anniversary? Oh, Boy." Every Scott Bakula show and movie is really Sam, still leaping. Discuss. American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott). With Michael Falkner and Tegan Hendrickson.
7-8pm: "Star Trek Authors." Discuss Star Trek with our favorite authors. Trek Track, Athens (Sheraton). With Peter David, Jimmy Diggs, Christie Golden, and Thomas F. Zahler.
8.30-9.30pm: "Saving the World, One Season at a Time: Themes on Supernatural." A moderated fan-panel discussion of the various themes addressed on the long-running hit show. Urban Fantasy track, Chastain ED (Westin). With Fr. Bryan Small.

12-12.30pm: Autographing. SFWA table (Hyatt).
1-2pm: Reading. Vinings (Hyatt).
2.30-3.30pm: Autographing. International Hall South (Marriott). With Christopher Golden, Laurell K. Hamilton, and M.B. Weston.
5.30-6.30pm: "Barking up the Wrong Tree." Pets and their people...How to incorporate "pets" (dogs, dragons, demons) of all sorts into your novel in a believable way as realistic characters. Writer's Track, Embassy D-F (Hyatt). With Richard Lee Byers, Cinda Williams Chima, Bill Fawcett, Chandra Free, and Mari Mancusi.

10-11am: "British Crime Shows." From Law and Order UK to Luther to Broadchurch to Ripper Street, crime shows are on the rise again! A talk on all things British and Crime! BritTrack, Macon (Sheraton). With S. Burgess, Michael Gordon, Kim F. Holec, and Rox of Spazhouse.
11.30am-12.30pm: "Farscape 15th Anniversary Celebration." Join this Q&A and celebration of the show that's super-popular and much-missed. American Sci-Fi Classics track, Regency V (Hyatt). With Gigi Edgley and Lani John Tupu.
4-5pm: "Sleepy Hollow Fan Panel." A discussion of Fox's new incarnation of Ichabod (not the DJ) and the Headless Horseman mythos. Horror track, Peachtree 1-2 (Westin). With Kevin Bachelder, Erika Pratte, Catherine Scully, and Karen E. Taylor.
5.30-6.30pm: "Hitchhiker's 35th Anniversary Panel." HHGTTG has been around for 35 years since the release of the text based adventure game, here we discuss the entire wonderful world. BritTrack, Macon (Sheraton). With R. Bowen, Sacha Dzuba, Mike Faber, and Kim F. Holec.
7-8pm: "V-Wars: Vampires Everywhere!" Behind the scenes of Jonathan Maberry's V-Wars universe. Horror track, Peachtree 1-2 (Westin). With Jonathan Maberry, James A. Moore, and James R. Tuck.
8.30-9.30pm: "Angels, Demons, and Hunters: Characters on Supernatural." A moderated fan panel discussion about characters on the long-running hit show. Urban Fantasy track, Chastain ED (Westin). With Stuart Jaffe and Fr. Bryan Small.
10-11pm: "Marvel TV and Movies From Howard to Hasselhoff." Before Agents of SHIELD and zillion-dollar movies, Marvel Comics' fate belonged to a duck, a Hulk and a Hasselhoff. American Sci-Fi Classics track, M303-M304 (Marriott). With Joe Crowe, Kevin Eldridge, Geena Phillips, and Phillip Schweier.

10.30-11am: Autographing. SFWA table (Hyatt).
11.30am-12.30pm: "Klingon History." A look at the history of one of Star Trek's most enduring species. Trek Track, Athens (Sheraton). With Erika Figueroa, Christine Silver, and Morgan Skye.
2.30-3.30pm: "The Final Frontier of Fiction." What's new and upcoming? What's trending? How do I manage to get started in today's crazy market? Writer's Track, Embassy D-F (Hyatt). With Stephen L. Antczak, Chesya Burke, Kathryn Hinds, Nancy Knight, and James A. Moore.


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