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World Fantasy Whoa

At World Fantasy next weekend, I'm moderating (!) a panel with Linda Robertson, Marilyn Mattie Brahen, Fred Durbin, and . . . Mercedes Lackey!


While I've sat on panels with any number of Big Name Authors, including ones whose work I've loved, I've never moderated one before. Time for the Big Boy Pants!


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Oct. 21st, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
Moderating can be a lot of fun, as long as you don't have a known panel hijacker with you. I lost control of a panel I was moderating once, and felt really bad about it. When I mentioned it to someone on the con committee (intending to own any bad feedback), I was told not to worry about it because the person who had stolen the panel was known to do that, and the ConComm felt bad about not warning me.

Misty is terrific.
Oct. 22nd, 2016 01:48 am (UTC)
She is indeed a very nice lady. I met her a little at another World Fantasy and enjoyed her company very much. We commiserated together over the loss of City of Heroes.
Oct. 22nd, 2016 01:49 am (UTC)
I'm posting some potential questions here so I can find them easily later at the convention.

1) Why are fiddles and harps so prevalent in fantasy fiction of all stripes? 2) How do you as an author handle using music, an auditory medium, in prose? 3) What about the bard character makes him/her so fascinating as a protagonist? 4) What famous composers influence your writing about music? Have you swiped anything from folk music, opera, or even modern pop? 5) Why is so much opera also fantasy? 6) How do you handle song lyrics in a novel? Do you think people actually read them and digest them, or do they skim or even skip them? 7) How does music influence the plot in a musically-based novel, and vice-versa?
Oct. 26th, 2016 11:00 pm (UTC)
wish I could be there! I know friends of hers.
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