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FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2017 Schedule :: Writing




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2:00 pm

Storytelling in Parts: Creating a Series :: 251A
Kami Garcia, CB Lee, Jody Lynn Nye, Howard Tayler, Brian Lee Durfee, Matthew J. Kirby
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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3:00 pm

Makers of Stories: Comic Books & Graphic Novels :: 151D
Katie Cook, Dawn McTeigue, JP Roth, Howard Tayler, Courtney Alameda, Brian Hailes
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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4:00 pm

Brian McClellan Signing :: Badali Jewelry - Booth 720
Brian McClellan
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Steam, Gears, and Bygone Years :: 255C
Cindy Grigg, Sean Hoade, Angie Lofthouse, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Scott Taylor, Dan Willis
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Building A Personal Mythology: Spotlight on James A. Owen :: 255E
James A. Owen
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Fantasy: Blending Realism with Magical Systems :: 250A
Jim Butcher, David Farland, Jody Lynn Nye, Brandon Sanderson, Tad Williams
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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6:00 pm

Pablo Hidalgo Signing :: Shadow Mountain - Booth 1807
Pablo Hidalgo
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Say It On The Page! Defining LGTBQ Characters in Stories and Fiction :: 255C
CB Lee, Taylor Brooke, Zane Riley, Laura Stone
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Spotlight on Michael Stackpole :: 151D
Michael A. Stackpole, Steve Diamond
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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7:00 pm

The Writing Advice I Can Give My Best Friend :: 151D
Shelly Brown, E.E. King, Brian McClellan, Chad Morris, Brandon Mull, Erin Summerill
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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8:00 pm

Soul Mates, Strange Attractions, and Bromances: Relationships in Writing :: 251A
Kami Garcia, CB Lee, Aneeka Richins, Jill Bowers, Michael Haspil, Valynne E. Maetani
Thursday September 21, 2017 :: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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11:00 am

Mythology, the Foundation of Our Stories :: 151D
Zoraida Córdova, Dawn McTeigue, JP Roth, Michael A. Stackpole, Tad Williams, Douglas Sharp
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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World Building for Fantasy and Sci-Fi Writers :: 150G
Larry Correia
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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12:00 pm

Pain Between the Pages: How to Portray Grief in Fiction :: 151A
Aaron Lee Yeager
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Writing Excuses: Salt Lake Comic Con Edition :: 151D
Zoraida Córdova, Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells, Wendy Toliver, Kevin Tumlinson, Erin White
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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1:00 pm

Magic in Suburbia: Urban Fantasy in the 21st Century :: 255F
Cheree Alsop, Jody Lynn Nye, Tad Williams, Paul Draper, Julie Frost, J.L. Gribble
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Screenwriting 101 :: 150G
Michaelbrent Collings, Shea Fontana, Blake Casselman
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Star Wars at 40: Grand Admiral Thrawn :: 251A
Matt Martin, Timothy Zahn, Bryan Young
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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2:00 pm

A Shadowy Reflection of You: A Villain's Story. :: 151D
Jim Butcher, David Farland, Michael A. Stackpole, Tad Williams, Charlie Holmberg, Emily R. King
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Fairy Tales Vs. Fantasy :: 251A
V.E. Schwab, Rosalyn Eves, Kevin L. Nielsen, Benjamin Tilton, Wendy Toliver
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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3:00 pm

From Query Letter to Publishing Contract: A Survival Guide for Writers :: 151D
Tad Williams, Matt Bialer, Scott Drakeford, Brian Lee Durfee
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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When the Five Kingdoms End, Dragonwatch Begins: Spotlight on Brandon Mull :: 251A
Brandon Mull
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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4:00 pm

Princess Power: Defying Negative Princess Tropes :: 255B
Kaitlyn Booth, Bree Despain, Jessica Day George, Claudia Gray, Sara B. Larson, Tricia Levenseller
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Behind the Books: Rogue One and Star Wars Propaganda :: 250A
Pablo Hidalgo
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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6:00 pm

Creating Characters with Character: A Guide for Creators :: 150G
David Farland, Mary Robinette Kowal, Courtney Alameda, Bree Despain, Peggy Eddleman, Brandon Mull, Eric James Stone
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Okay, but How?! Turning Ideas Into Novels :: 255F
Mary Robinette Kowal, CB Lee, Taylor Brooke, Nicole Castroman, Ilima Todd
Friday September 22, 2017 :: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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10:00 am

Star Wars Books: The Empire Writes Back! :: 251A
Zoraida Córdova, EK Johnston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, James Floyd, Claudia Gray
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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The Dystopian Present :: 255B
Tad Williams, Mark Avo, Rebecca Rode, Robison Wells
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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11:00 am

Michael Vey - Veyniacs Unite! :: 255E
Richard Paul Evans
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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12:00 pm

Fantasy Tropes: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly :: 255B
Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Brian Lee Durfee, Matthew J. Kirby, Brian McClellan
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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1:00 pm

Spotlight on EK Johnston :: 255E
EK Johnston, James Floyd
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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1:30 pm

Jim Butcher Signing :: Badali Jewelry - Booth 720
Jim Butcher
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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2:00 pm

Agents, Editors, Contracts, Platforms, Tools & Authorship: Writing for Fun & Profit in 2017 :: 151A
David Farland, DJ Butler, Brian Lee Durfee, E.E. King, Brian McClellan, Adam Sidwell, Callie Stoker
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Spotlight on Claudia Gray :: 255E
Courtney Alameda, Claudia Gray
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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3:00 pm

From a Certain Point of View - Behind the Creation of the 40th Anniversary Star Wars Anthology :: 251A
Zoraida Córdova, EK Johnston, James Floyd
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The Brandon and Dan and Brandon and Mary and Howard Show :: 151D
Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells, Brandon Mull
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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War and Peace in Science Fiction and Fantasy :: 151A
Michael Bacera, Sarah Hanisko, John Morehead, Sarah E. Seeley, Eric Swedin
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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4:00 pm

Spotlight on Brandon Sanderson :: 151D
Brandon Sanderson
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Spotlight on Jim Butcher :: 151D
Jim Butcher
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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The Rise of the Female Hero in YA Fantasy :: 255C
Zoraida Córdova, EK Johnston, Rosalyn Eves, Emily R. King, Tricia Levenseller, Kathryn Purdie
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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6:00 pm

Breaking In as a Writer: NY Times Bestselling Authors & the Years it Takes to be an Overnight Success :: 250A
David Farland, Jody Lynn Nye, James A. Owen, V.E. Schwab, Michael A. Stackpole, Kathryn Purdie, J. Scott Savage
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Building Castles in Someone Else's Sandbox :: 255E
EK Johnston, Timothy Zahn, Courtney Alameda, Matthew J. Kirby, Adrian Ropp, Wendy Toliver, Dan Willis
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Writing Action Scenes :: 255C
Larry Correia, Robert J. Defendi, Peggy Eddleman, Emily R. King, Brian McClellan, Eric James Stone
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Representation in Science Fiction & Fantasy and How It's a Win-Win :: 255B
CB Lee, V.E. Schwab, Michael Bacera, Jared Garrett, Michael Haspil, Vincent J. Roth
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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So I've Written a First Draft: Now What? :: 150G
Michael A. Stackpole, Kristyn Crow, Rosalyn Eves, J.L. Gribble, Dustin Hansen, Ilima Todd
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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8:00 pm

Plot and Character and Scene and Setting: A Guide to Story :: 150G
Jim Butcher, Michaelbrent Collings, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jody Lynn Nye, Tyler Jolley, J. Scott Savage
Saturday September 23, 2017 :: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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