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Re: [MileHiCon] Re: Programming summit/brainstorming this Saturday (3/16)

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  • Betsy Dornbusch
    I can t come either, but we could do a worldbuilding panel: How much is too much, the info dump vs vague integration. I ve also been thinking about Story vs
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      I can't come either, but we could do a worldbuilding panel: How much is too
      much, the info dump vs vague integration.

      I've also been thinking about Story vs Social Issue: what is the influence
      of social and political issues and PC on our genre...is it always good?
      What are the issues tackled lately and why? What are some pitfalls writers
      run up against? When does it help or hurt the story? When/ Is it okay to
      toss "issue" out the window and just write the story?

      Betsy Dornbusch
      from my mobile
      On Mar 14, 2013 10:13 AM, "Jeanne" <jpstein@...> wrote:

      > **
      > Hi Rose-- I can't come on Saturday but here are a few panel ideas you
      > might consider:
      > Girls and Ghouls: The monsters we love to hate and the girls who love them
      > anyway
      > Mashups or Trans-genre Copulations: is any genre truly stand alone
      > Story Impromptu or as Mario and I call it: Plot on the Spot : Interactive
      > panel where panelists and audience work together to create a story
      > Violence: How much is too much
      > Can't take the credit for some of these. Peter and David Wacks came up
      > with them for Galaxyfest but I think they are good enough for consideration
      > for MileHiCon.
      > Jeanne Stein
      > --- In MileHiCon@yahoogroups.com, "R. Beetem" <milehiconprogram@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi all,
      > >
      > > I wanted to put the word out that on Saturday afternoon (before DASFA,
      > > probably around 1 pm) there will be a programming summit and
      > > brainstorming for those who would like to show up and contribute ideas
      > > for this year's MileHiCon.
      > >
      > > It will be held at a restaurant near I-25 and Colorado ... probably the
      > > Village Inn on the east side, but that will be confirmed and the address
      > > sent to those who indicate interest. It will last approximately 2
      > > hours, and you don't have to attend to send me ideas.
      > >
      > > Wile the brainstorming session will provide some opportunity for
      > > fleshing ideas out, I'd *really* appreciate some pre-thinking, too, to
      > > make the most of the available time.
      > >
      > > Sample progression:
      > > "What about doing a panel on writing characters?" (Not yet a useful
      > > idea, since we have done many)
      > >
      > > "What about a panel on why authors are so mean to their characters?
      > > (Better, but still needs work)
      > >
      > > "What about a panel called Tough Love: How Cruelty Builds Characters?
      > > Do authors 'torture' their characters so readers will empathize with
      > > them? Is putting your protagonist in terrible situations and having
      > > horrible things happen to them the best way to develop character or is
      > > it simply a quick way to do it? Are there less painful ways to do it
      > > that would hold the readers' interest, or do readers really want the
      > > characters to suffer? (I love you--please come to the summit!)
      > >
      > > If you're interested in attending ... or would just like to send me
      > > ideas ... please send me an email to the programming account:
      > > milehiconprogram@...
      > >
      > > Cheers!
      > >
      > > Programming Rose
      > >

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