CONVergence Schedule!

Behold, my schedule for CONvergence!

I will have badge ribbons for both Verity! and Uncanny Magazine. Ask me!

Thursday June 30!

Outlander, Season 2

At the end of season 1, Claire and Jamie were headed to France to try to stop the Jacobite uprising. Come talk about their continuing adventures. Panelists: Lis Morton, Michelle Farley (mod), Lynne M Thomas, Amy Fischer, Anne Fry

Thursday June 30, 2016 8:30pm – 9:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 3

Friday, July 1

Learning From a Master
How do you pass on your mastery of a subject to the next generation? What are some ways for someone new to an art form learn it? These experts are already mentoring the next generation. Find out how. Panelists: Kelly McCullough, Roy C. Booth, Michael Shappe (mod), Daren Dochterman, Lynne M Thomas

Friday July 1, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 1

Positive Disability
Let’s talk about good examples of disability and disability culture in SF&F, such as the character with a hearing impairment in Dr. Who. Does not talking about it make it mainstream? Not a big deal anymore? Panelists: Vetnita Anderson (mod), Josie Browning, Lee Blauersouth, Michael Damian Thomas, Lynne M Thomas

Friday July 1, 2016 7:00pm – 8:00pm
DoubleTree Atrium 3

Saturday, July 2

Building Worlds for Fiction
Building a comprehensive world, whether it is for a novel, comic, or serial can be a huge challenge. Join the panelists as they discuss tools, strategies, and both successes and failures in world-building. Panelists: J.M. Lee, Melissa Olson, Michael Carus (mod), Greg Weisman, Lynne M Thomas

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:30am – 10:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 1

Why We Need Representation in Superheroes 
Heroes come in every size, every shape, and every color. From Jubilee, Black Widow, and Ms. Marvel to Cyborg, Oracle, and Hawkeye, we’ll discuss the importance of diversity in the superhero biz. Panelists: Khary Payton, Greg Weisman, Christopher Jones, Lynne M Thomas, Bri Lopez Donovan

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm
DoubleTree Edina

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About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a five time Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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