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Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 Schedule :: Writing




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1:00 pm

Navigating Critique Groups: Getting the Most out of Your Writing :: 150G
Scott Taylor, Dave Butler, M. Todd Gallowglas, LJ Hachmeister, Lehua Parker, E.B. Wheeler
Thursday September 1, 2016 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Writing Crash Course: Everything You Need to Know to Finish Your Screenplay or Novel :: 253A
Craig Nybo
Thursday September 1, 2016 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Writing for Teens :: 255F
Gwenda Bond, Ally Carter, Cecil Castellucci, Platte F. Clark, Jessica Day George, Bryce Moore
Thursday September 1, 2016 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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2:00 pm

15+ Tactics for Writing Humor :: 253A
September C. Fawkes
Thursday September 1, 2016 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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4:00 pm

Building a Cast of Characters for Your Novel or Screenplay :: 255B
David Farland
Thursday September 1, 2016 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Comics Jam: Complete the Comic :: 253A
Jess Smart Smiley
Thursday September 1, 2016 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Writing Fantasy: An Inside Look at the Art & Craft of Creating the Fantastic :: 151G
Laurell K. Hamilton, Sarah Kuhn, Brian McClellan, L.E. Modesitt, JP Roth, Larry Correia, Matthew J. Kirby
Thursday September 1, 2016 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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6:00 pm

Salt Lake Comic Con Writer's Retreat Part One: Outlining or Pantsing Your Novel Idea :: 253A
Johnny Worthen, Holli Anderson, Platte F. Clark, Bree Despain, Tyler Whitesides, Lisa Mangum
Thursday September 1, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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10:00 am

Conspiring for Greatness: How Writers and Artists Work with Publishers and Editors :: 253A
Stephan Franck, Mike Lovins, Dan Schaefer, Bill Galvan, Brad R. Torgersen
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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Writing Science Fiction: An Inside Look at the Art of Creating the Fantastic :: 251A
Cecil Castellucci, David Farland, Angie Lofthouse, Sarah E. Seeley, Eric Swedin, Callie Stoker
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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12:00 pm

How to Clean Blood From a Trunk and Other Writerly Google Searches :: 255B
Michaelbrent Collings, Shannen Camp, Shallee McArthur, Frank Morin, Craig Nybo, Doug Wagner, Angela Corbett
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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1:00 pm

Setting the Scene :: 253A
J. Scott Savage
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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2:00 pm

Writing for Children & Middle Grade :: 150G
Platte F. Clark, Kristyn Crow, Peggy Eddleman, Jessica Day George, Bryce Moore, Tyler Whitesides, Frank Cole
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Young Adult Heroes in Film and Television :: 253A
Neo Edmund, Colleen Houck, Jennifer Jenkins, James A. Owen, Christopher Husberg, J.R. Johansson
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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3:00 pm

Monster Hunter International Presents: Writing Action :: 150G
Larry Correia
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Stuff You Missed in History Class Live: How Does Historical Fiction Get Made? :: 250A
Holly Frey, Brian McClellan, Tracy Wilson, E.B. Wheeler, Bryan Young
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Teen Author Boot Camp WS #1: The Writing Process: The Art of Finishing a Manuscript :: 255C
Kiersten White
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Teen Author Boot Camp: I Build Worlds :: 255B
Jennifer Jenkins, James A. Owen, Matthew J. Kirby, Leigh Statham, Ilima Todd
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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6:00 pm

Romance in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror :: 251A
Gwenda Bond, Cecil Castellucci, Sarah Kuhn, L.E. Modesitt, JP Roth, Richard Paul Evans, Rebekah R. Ganiere, Julie Wright
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Salt Lake Comic Con Writer's Retreat Part Two: Writing Your Novel :: 253A
Aneeka Richins, Kiersten White, Steve Diamond, Christopher Husberg, Jason King, Natalie Whipple, Lisa Mangum
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Teen Author Boot Camp: Creating Characters That Breathe :: 255B
Bree Despain, Jessica Day George, Margie Jordan, Jonathan Ryan, Frank Cole
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Teen Author Boot Camp: Plotting :: 255C
David Farland
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Star Wars Books: Writing the Force :: 255C
Cecil Castellucci, Christie Golden, E.K. Johnston, Matt Martin, James Floyd
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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8:00 pm

Stephen King's "On Writing" :: 253A
JP Roth, Scott Taylor, Richard Paul Evans, Cindy Grigg, Jonathan Ryan, J. Scott Savage, Callie Stoker
Friday September 2, 2016 :: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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10:00 am

On the Way to Happily Ever After :: 150G
Adrienne Monson, Michael Jensen, Sara B. Larson, Benjamin Tilton, E.B. Wheeler, Julie Wright
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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Teen Author Boot Camp: Girl Power: Writing Strong Female Characters :: 255B
Gwenda Bond, Cecil Castellucci, E.K. Johnston, Sarah Kuhn, Kathryn Purdie
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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Teen Author Boot Camp: Writing Action & Suspense :: 255C
Richard Paul Evans
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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11:00 am

I'm with Her-O: Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Lois Lane, Princess/General Leia & Aveda Jupiter Girl -- Creators Talk Girl Heroes and Why They Matter :: 250A
Gwenda Bond, Cecil Castellucci, Sarah Kuhn, Margaret Stohl
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Teen Author Boot Camp WS #4: Writing Super Heroes :: 255C
Dean Hale, Shannon Hale
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Teen Author Boot Camp: Villains We Love to Hate :: 255B
Colleen Houck, Jo Schaffer, Leigh Statham, Tyler Whitesides, J. Scott Savage
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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The Hook, the Book, and the Cook: Query Letters That Will Catch an Editor's Eye :: 253A
Dave Butler, Lisa Mangum
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Writing Comedy with Brandon and Chad :: 151A
Chad Morris, Brandon Mull
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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12:00 pm

Margaret Stohl Keynote: You Can't Suck At Everything (Unless You're a Pseudopod or a Cephalopod, Even Then You Wouldn't Suck At Sucking) -- And Why That Matters :: 251A
Margaret Stohl
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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The DNA of Screenwriting :: 253A
Crit Killen
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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1:00 pm

Build-A-Story: Professional Authors Create a Story From Scratch :: 253A
Sam Sykes, Robert J. Defendi, Bryce Moore, Frank Morin, Josi Russell, Richard Lance Russell, Dan Willis
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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3:00 pm

Marvel Writers in Conversation :: 250A
Margaret Stohl, Dean Hale, Shannon Hale
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The Business of Writing: What Authors Need to Know about Agents, Editors & Publishers :: 150G
Brian McClellan, L.E. Modesitt, Kiersten White, Jessica Day George, Emma Hoggan, Lisa Mangum
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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4:00 pm

On Creativity: Having a Strong Support System :: 150G
James A. Owen, Aneeka Richins, Dan Schaefer, John Dover, Lehua Parker, Doug Wagner, Ilima Todd
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Character Creation: How to Write Believeable, Likable, and Interesting Characters :: 255B
David Farland, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sarah Kuhn, Larry Correia, Brian Durfee, Sean Hoade
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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6:00 pm

Dealing with Rejection :: 251A
Brian McClellan, Tracy Wilson, Dave Butler, Jessica Day George, Jacob Gowans, Jess Smart Smiley, Dallon Weekes
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Salt Lake Comic Con Writer's Retreat Part Three: Revising, Editing, and Query Letters :: 253A
Johnny Worthen, J.R. Johansson, Chad Morris, Tyler Whitesides, Lisa Mangum, Julie Wright
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Writing Advice I'd Give My Best Friend :: 250A
Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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7:00 pm

"The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction." How Science Fiction Has Shaped Our Future :: 253A
Sarah E. Seeley, John Steiner, Eric Swedin, William Niedermeyer, Damon Ricks, Blake Smith, J. Christopher Thompson
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Horror: The Art of Scaring People in Comics, Films, and Books :: 151A
Jason A. Anderson, Michaelbrent Collings, Craig Nybo, Nathan Shumate, Cori Hoekstra, Callie Stoker
Saturday September 3, 2016 :: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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