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. Hiding in Plain Sight: Closed Worlds in UF
Our panelists discuss the intriguing approach to Urban Fantasy worldbuilding in which the supernatural remains under the radar to all but a select few even while existing side- by-side with the human world.
Panelists: Christopher Golden, Kevin Hearne, J.F. Lewis, Gail Z. Martin, Melissa F. Olson, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Jeanne C. Stein
11:30 a.m. The Good, the Bad, and the Scary: Witches in UF
Witches in Urban Fantasy run the gamut from helpful to extremely dangerous and self-serving. Our authors discuss their characters as reflections of the category they fall into.
Panelists: David B. Coe, Anthony Francis, Faith Hunter, Melissa F. Olson, Linda Robertson, Tamsin Silver
*1:00 p.m. Dangerous Beauty: The Fae (Peachtree Ballroom A-F, Westin)
Our panel of authors discuss the various depictions of the Fae, exploring how often the attractiveness displayed by the beings and their world mask an underlying layer of menace and peril.
Panelists: Eric Asher, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, John G. Hartness, Ted Naifeh, Tiffany Trent
2:30 p.m. The End of the Line: A Lost Girl Fan Panel
A moderated fan-panel discussion of the beloved series’ last season, and whether or not it provided closure and a satisfying ending.
Panelists: Kevin Bachelder, Valerie Hampton, E.J. Stevens, Jean Marie Ward, Zan Bowden, Annie Smith