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Editor’s Panel: What are Editors Looking for?

Editor’s Panel: What are Editors Looking for?

Ef Deal (M), Michael Ventrella, Neil Clarke , Ian Strock, Ann Stolinsky

Miracle

This is an opportunity for writers to ask what are you looking for and what should be avoided. Certain story ideas have been done to death. What should a writer do if the editor asks for a rewrite? Tips for writers.

Metaphors as popular culture

Metaphors as popular culture

Randee Dawn (M), Jay Smith, Andy Campbell, Renee Ritchie, Lori Perkins

Miracle

Metaphors as popular culture: Why we are having so many zombie and Vampire TV shows
In this panel, we’ll be discussing the abundance of zombie and vampire TV shows and their underlying metaphors for our collective societal fears and anxieties. For example, zombies may symbolize pandemics and the collapse of society, while vampires may embody issues around power, addiction, and mortality. We’ll explore how these metaphors provide insight into our culture and why these creatures have such a strong grip on popular media. Join us for an engaging conversation on the deeper meanings behind these popular tropes.