Capclave Schedule

Capclave (our DC area SF/F con) is this weekend at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville, Executive Meeting Center,
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.  Here’s the list of my panels and reading:Friday, 7 PM:  Alternate Dogcatchers
What makes a good alternate history work and bad ones fail? What points of departure do you change? How do you build a good alternate history? What alt histories aren’t done that we would like to see?

Saturday 11 AM:  Reading

Saturday 9 PM:  WSFA Small Press Award Ceremony
Sunday 11 AM:  What Is Human?

Exobiology panel. How will cloning, genetic engineering, and cyborg technology affect what it means to be human?Sunday 12 PM:  Why the Civil War?

Why are Americans still fascinated with the civil war? In an America with a black president is the civil war still relevant? Is there room for new civil war alternate histories or is it all tapped out? Do civil war books sell outside the U.S.?