The preliminary schedule is up on the MarsCON page, and from what I can tell I'll be on two panels. One on Saturday at 11 am and the other on Sunday at 3 pm.
GETTING INTO THE MIND OF A RELIGIOUS FANATIC
Exec Lounge (Krushenko’s)—Saturday, 11:00 am
Uber villain or bit player, what are they like? Are there any useful generalizations? Are they likely to be suicidal and does that depend on the religion or the person? ow can they make for interesting novels and stories without being stereotyped and one dimensional?
With: Naomi Kritzer, mod.; P M F Johnson, Lyda Morehouse, G. David Nordley, David E. Romm, Ozgur K. Sahin
DULL, REALISTIC CHARACTERS
Atrium 2 (Re(a)d Mars) — Sunday 03:00 pm
The people who really explore space and fight modern wars have a lot of self control. They don’t slam fists into spacecraft controls like Hulk Hogan. Do you have to forget about them in fiction, or can you make them interesting? And if your protagonist is like that do you just have to accept that critics will complain and press on in hopes of finding an audience that appreciates a little verisimilitude?
With: Bridget Landry, G. David Nordley, mod.; Patrick W. Marsh, Lyda Morehouse, Kathryn Sullivan
General MarsCON information is as follows:
Time Is The Key March 7-9, 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington-Minneapolis South 7800 Normandale Boulevard Bloomington, MN 55439