Here's my schedule for BayCon 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California, May 28-31.
Friday, May 28, 4:00 PM, Stevens Creek (802)
A Pinch of Improbability and a Dash of Implausibility
Aether. Adamantium. Unobtanium. Do you really need a secret element to justify your plot devices? At what point do you decide to forgo reality and substitute a Maguffin? [Ian Grey, Laurel Anne Hill (moderator) Anders Hudson, Tony Todaro]
Friday, May 28, 6:00 PM, Lafayette (822)
YA Fiction: More than blanking out the sex
Young Adult Fiction is rapidly growing. What does it take to write YA and how is it different from either children's or adult fiction? [Clare Bell, Valerie Fankel, Laurel Anne Hill, Wanda Kurtcu, Scott Sigler (moderator)]
Saturday, May 29, 2:00 PM, Lafayette (711)
Really Long-Haul Trucking
Fundamentally, truck driving is truck driving. But how does the job change when you're hauling in space and your dispatcher is on another planet? [Doug Berry (moderator) Laurel Anne Hill, Paul Carlson, Walter Kleine]
Saturday, May 29, 7:00 PM, Central (801)
Reading & Autograph Session
I'll be reading "Thar be Magic," my pirates-and-magic short story from the new "Rum and Runestones" anthology (Dragon Moon Press, 2010). To celebrate "Rum and Runestones," I'm planning to arrange refreshments (wine and cheese) through the hotel catering service. Please join me.
Sunday, May 30. I'll be serving as a writing workshop mentor.
Hope to see you there.
Laurel Anne Hill
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