Balticon Schedule

This weekend, I’ll again be a program participant at Balticon.
My reading is on Saturday at 1:30. Unless there are other requests, I’ll be reading “Inversions.”
My panel schedule is as follows:
5:00PM Fads in First Novels (Salon B)
This year, it’s vampires and werewolves, last year we had necromancers and vampire hunters. We’re seeing a lot more female protagonists lately. Where do trends in first novels come from? Jhada Rogue Addams, Tom Doyle, Ray Ridenour, Elaine Stiles(m)
3:00PM Hell in Science Fiction (Salon C)
Talk about Niven and Pournelle and others who portray the Christian afterlife for major sinners. Start with Inferno and Escape from Hell and go from there. How do writers use the kingdom of Hell? Note: One of our Crook candidates this year is Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard, an excellent example of this subgenre. Robert R. Chase, Tom Doyle, William Freedman, Bernie Mojzes, Drey Mychalus(m)
6:00PM Fahrenheit 451–Fifty Years Later (Salon B)
Has any part of American culture escaped Bradbury’s indictment. Keith R. A. DeCandido, Wendy S. Delmater(m), Tom Doyle, Laura Anne Gilman, Michael Spence