Please keep in mind that programming remains tentative at this time. Panels take place in the main track room, Chastain 1-2 in the Westin, unless otherwise noted with an asterisk.
Thursday, August 30th:
8:30 pm.: Supernatural Trivia Game
Supernatural fans can test their knowledge of the first eleven seasons of the show through a series of questions. Six contestants will be chosen via a name-draw of interested participants. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners.
Friday, August 31st:
10:00 a.m. Vampires in Legend, Folklore, and Fiction
Long a staple of urban fantasy, vampires first appear in folklore, often unrecognizable from the versions contemporary readers and viewers are familiar with. Our panel explores how those early stories have influenced the fictional depictions they create, and others they admire.
Panelists: Declan Finn, Clay Griffith, J.F. Lewis, Melissa F Olson, E.J. Stevens, Dacre Stoker
*10:00 a.m. American Gods Cast (Centennial II-III, Hyatt)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the show
Panelists: Demore Barnes, Bruce Langley, Ricky Whittle
*11:30 a.m. Being Cain: A Conversation with Lucifer’s Tom Welling (Centennial I, Hyatt)
Interview and audience Q&A with the actor playing the intriguing role of Cain in Season 3 of Lucifer.
11:30 a.m. Realms of the Dead: Ghosts and Spirits in UF
Our panelists discuss the various types of ghosts and spirits found in their work, and in the genre.
Panelists: David B. Coe, A. J. Hartley, Leanna Renee Hieber, Matthew Kressel, Gail Z. Martin, E.J. Stevens
1:00 p.m. The Plot Thickens: 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.
Panelists: Jeanne P. Adams, Cecilia Dominic, James A. Hunter, Shawnee Small, Jeanne C. Stein, R.R. Virdi,
*1:00 p.m.: The Librarians Cast (Peachtree Ballroom, Westin)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the show
Panelists: Christian Kane, John Kim
2:30 p.m. Working in the Buffyverse: Actor, Artist, and Authors
Our panelists will share their experiences of participating in the world of Buffy: three authors who wrote tie-in novels, a comic book artist, and the actor who played the Chaos Demon in Season 5.
Panelists: Keith R.A. DeCandido, Ken Feinberg, Laura Anne Gilman, Georges Jeanty, Rebecca Moesta
*2:30 p.m. Lost Girl Cast (Peachtree Ballroom, Westin)
Interview and audience Q&A with cast members from the groundbreaking show
Panelists: Paul Amos, K.C. Collins, Jay Firestone, Kris Holden-Reid, Rick Howland, Zoie Palmer, Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Emmanuelle Vaugier
4:00 p.m. Family Matters: A Wynonna Earp Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s third season
Panelists: Kevin Bachelder(M), John G. Hartness, Lisa Manifold, E.J. Stevens, Erika Domeika Pratte, Annie Smith
5:15-6:45 p.m. Lost Girl Fan Meet-Up, Westin Bar
An informal gathering of Lost Girl fans
*5:30 p.m. An Hour with Sherrilyn Kenyon (Centennial I, Hyatt)
Interview and audience Q&A with the bestselling author of the Dark Hunters, Chronicles of Nick, & Deadman’s Cross series.
Panelists:: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis
5:30 p.m. Family, Friends, & Foes: Relationships in Urban Fantasy
Characters gain support from family and friends, but sometimes have to work with their adversaries, as well. Our panel of authors will explore the various relationships their characters forge within their work.
Panelists: Eric R. Asher, David B. Coe, Nancy Holzner, Faith Hunter, Linda Robertson, Jeanne C. Stein
7:00 p.m. Life in New Seattle: An iZombie Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s fourth season
Panelists: Kevin Bachelder, David Boop, Samantha Sommersby, E.J. Stevens, Damian Allen, Steph Smith
8:30 p.m. Interview with a Vampire Author’s Great-Grandnephew: Dacre Stoker
Telling us a bit about himself and how he got started, Dacre Stoker relates the research he did and discoveries he made regarding his great-granduncle’s Dracula, and his upcoming prequel novel, Dracul. A lengthy audience Q&A session will take place during the second half of the session.
10:00 p.m. A Light in the Darkness: Humor in UF
Our panel of authors shares their ideas of combining humor with the more serious aspects of their stories. Laughter guaranteed.
Panelists: Nancy Holzner, Faith Hunter, Richard Kadrey, J.F. Lewis, Shayne Silvers, Jeanne C. Stein, R.R. Virdi