Laurel Anne Hill's Schedule for RavenCon 2010 at the Holiday Inn Koger Center in Richmond, VA, April 9-11, is as follows:
Friday, April 9
4 pm, Room E, Kill Them All-And Let the Reader Sort Them Out How does one resolve the issues of the not so happy ending? Many times the kill them all kind of ending is not a big winner with readers or movie goers. Yet to not do so, may change the intent of the writer. Do writers have to knuckle under and change the endings or are they brave enough to let it all happen the way they see it? Valerie Griswold-Ford, Laurel Anne Hill, Stuart Jaffe, Lee Martindale
11 pm, Cove, The Changing Face, Body, Language, Imagery…etc. of Feminism in SF and Fantasy Feminism has been introduced in literature in various ways. But as with everything, time mandates that in order to keep the interest of the audience, some things have to change. Or do they? Are there ways in which feminism can displayed without the "in your face" use of the stereotypical woman who can kick every alien's ass and yet still be womanly? Gregory Eatroff, Laurel Anne Hill, Nancy Holzner, Laura Underwood
Saturday, April 10
10 am, Dealers, Signing, Laurel Anne Hill
4 pm, Anna, Putting the Adult in Young Adult Stories How do you decide when too much is well…too much? How is a successful story created that satisfies the wants and desires of more than just one market while not going overboard in the process? Mike Allen, Rachael Caine, Laurel Anne Hill, Amy Sturgis
9 pm, Anna, And Then Buffy Met Edward: The End There are vampires and well there are vampires. Is there a form of discrimination against the too "soft" types or is that the new norm? Has society become vampire friendly or are we being led astray by political and societal correctness? Do vampires have to sparkle in order to be successful? Catherine Asaro, Rachael Caine, Chris Flick, Laurel Anne Hill
Sunday, April 11
10 am, New River, "Breathing Life into you Writing" WorkshopA two-hour workshop that focuses on staying close to the point-of-view of characters and revealing the story world through their five senses, thereby creating authentic, believable characters. Discussion also about story structure, believable dialogue, creating forward momentum and strong/weak verb usage. Led by Laurel Anne Hill, with the assistance of Nancy Holzner, Barbara Ish and Allen Wold.
2 pm, Anna, Rapid Fire Reading Given by Members of Broad Universe
And watch for the launch of Rum and Runestones: Magical Tales of Piracy (Dragon Moon Press, 2010), Edited by Valerie Griswold-Ford. Laurel's short story, "Thar Be Magic" will appear in this anthology. (Visit the website of Laurel Anne Hill at http://www.laurelannehill.com.)
Causes Laurel Hill Supports
Winter Nights Shelter and Shelter, Inc.