Please keep in mind that programming remains tentative at this time. Panels take place in the main track room, Chastain DE in the Westin, unless otherwise noted with an asterisk.
*10:00 a.m. An Hour with Patricia Briggs (Regency VI-VII, Hyatt)
Audience Q&A with the best-selling author of The Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series
*11:30 a.m. iZombie Cast (Peachtree Ballroom, Westin)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the hit show
Panelists: David Anders, Aly Michalka
11:30 a.m. Pack: Family or Army? A Bitten Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s final season, with a look back at previous years
Panelists: Catherine Scully, Zan Bowden, Zewditu Demissie, Erika Pratte, Rocky Shields
1:00 p.m. Tales of the Black Badge: A Wynonna Earp Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion over the new hit show’s first season
Panelists: Eric Asher, Kevin Bachelder, Damian Allen, Zan Bowden, Erika Pratte, Annie Smith
2:30 p.m. Back in Time: Historical Urban Fantasy
Our panelists explore supernatural beings and magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Panelists: David B. Coe, Delilah S. Dawson, Clay & Susan Griffith, Leanna Renee Hieber, Cherie Priest, James R. Tuck
*4:00 p.m. Protect and Defend: Non-Humans Saving Humans (Peachtree Ballroom, Westin)
The role of many Urban Fantasy protagonists is protecting the human world from supernatural or magical threats, and sometimes those protectors are not human themselves. Our panel of authors discusses the difficulties this situation may present for the protagonist, their community, and humans.
Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Faith Hunter, Jeanne C. Stein
5:30 p.m. Essential Ingredients: Mystery & Suspense in UF
Often a mix of genres, Urban Fantasy tends to typically contain an element of mystery and/or suspense. Our panel discusses why they feel this component necessary to the stories they wish to tell.
Mario Acevedo, David B. Coe, Melissa F. Olson, Jennifer St. Giles, Jeanne C. Stein, E.J. Stevens
7:00 p.m. Devilishly Delightful: A Lucifer Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the new hit show’s first season
Panelists: Eric Asher, Catherine Scully, Damian Allen, Lisa Harrison, Wendy Hembrock, Joelle Riezes
8:30 p.m. Supernatural Fandom in the Spotlight: Webseries & Film
Frostbite Pictures presents an episode of their webseries about the fandom of the hit show Supernatural, as well as a clip from their feature-length movie. The studio’s communications director/graphic designer will be on hand to share background on the project, and answer questions.
Panelist: Kristin Jackson
10:00 p.m. Violence in Urban Fantasy: Is There a Line?
The level of violence in Urban Fantasy varies, sometimes even between books in the same series. Our authors discuss their use of violence in their work, and what lines they may be unwilling to cross for the sake of their stories.
Panelists: Myke Cole, Christopher Golden, John Hartness, Faith Hunter, Richard Kadrey, Thomas Sniegoski, James R. Tuck
11:30 p.m. Red Sun: A Dresden Files Fan Film Update
Tower of Turtles Productions joins us again this year with all-new clips from their upcoming full- length feature film, Red Sun.