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.
Sunday, September 2nd:
10: a.m. Guardians or Adversaries? Angels in Urban Fantasy
Our authors explore the fascinating concept of angels on Earth, discussing their roles in the human world.
Panelists: John G. Hartness, Richard Kadrey, Linda Robertson, Tamsin L. Silver, Shayne Silvers, Shawnee Small
11:30 a.m. Gritty Surrealism: A Happy! Fan Panel (Chastain I-J, Westin)
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s first season
Panelists: Dennis Lee Robinson(M), Paulette Gassman, Lindy Rae Keelan, Chris Smith, Zachary Vaudo, Abbey White
*11:30 The Librarians Cast (Peachtree Ballroom, Westin)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the hit show.
Panelists: Christian Kane, John Kim
*1:00 p.m. American Gods Cast (Centennial II-III, Hyatt)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the hit show
Panelists: Demore Barnes, Bruce Langley, Ricky Whittle
1:00 p.m. Second Nature: Werewolves and Shifters in UF
Our authors discuss the bond their shifter and werewolf protagonists have with their human sides, and what types of challenges this situation presents for them in both forms.
Panelists: Cecilia Dominic, Susan Griffith, Lisa Manifold, Linda Robertson, Samantha Sommersby, Jennifer St. Giles
2:30 p.m. Roots and Influences: Mythology in UF
Our panel of authors discusses how mythology from various cultures plays a role in their work, and in those of other writers they admire.
Panelists: Robert Jackson Bennett, David Boop, Seressia Glass, Nancy Holzner, Diana Peterfreund, R.R. Virdi,
*4:00 p.m. An Hour with Kim Harrison (Centennial I, Hyatt)
Interview and audience Q&A with the bestselling author of The Hollows, Peri Reed Chronicles, and Madison Avery series, as well as the Truth and Princess fantasy series.
4:00 p.m. Danger From the Deep: A Siren Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the new hit show’s first season
Panelists: Cecilia Dominic, Valerie Hampton, Lisa Manifold, Samantha Sommersby, Tanisha Havilland (M)
*5:30 p.m. Lost Girl Cast (Centennial II-III, Hyatt)
Audience Q&A with cast members from the show
Panelists: K.C. Collins, Rick Howland, Zoie Palmer, Ksenia Solo, Anna Silk, Emmanuelle Vaugier
5:30 p.m. Demons and Mind Control: A Shadowhunters Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s third season. *Note: this discussion covers the show only, the books will not be referenced at all.
Panelists: Valerie Hampton, Tamsin L. Silver, Laura Beth Eastman, Lisa Harrison, Melissa Pichetto, Abbey White,
7:00 p.m. From Slayer to Hero: A Buffy Retrospective
For seven seasons Buffy saved the world a lot, and in the process accepted her role as integral to her character, despite experiencing doubts along the way. Our panel will examine Buffy’s journey, and how it affected those closest to her.
Panelists: Kevin Bachelder, Thomas Mariani, Melissa F. Olson, Fr. Bryan Small, Jeanne C. Stein, Allison Rentz
8:30 p.m. Same Places, Different Times: Historical Urban Fantasy
Our panelists explore supernatural beings and magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Panelists: David B. Coe, Laura Anne Gilman, Clay Griffith, Leanna Renee Hieber, Tim Powers, E.J. Stevens
10:00 p.m. Saving Her Corner of the World A Lot: Female Protagonists in UF
Urban Fantasy protagonists act as protectors on both large and smaller scales. Our panel will explore how their characters accomplish that goal, and how doing so defines them.
Panelists: Michael Anderle, Lucienne Diver, Laura Anne Gilman, Kim Harrison, Nancy Holzner, Faith Hunter, Jeanne C. Stein