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Don’t Ruin the Moment! Paying Attention to the Little Things

Don’t Ruin the Moment! Paying Attention to the Little Things

Hildy Silverman (M), Chuck Gannon, Christopher Burke, Elektra Hammond

Salon C

Hey, we all love dragons, and they can do all sorts of stuff like swear, smoke cigars and drink whiskey. But if they don’t know the basic facts about how to smoke a cigar or enjoy a whiskey, it’s gonna be a total buzzkill. We’re here to talk about those little details that can totally take you out of the moment, even when giant robots are pounding each other into scrap metal. It’s not rocket science, just stuff you could look up on Google, but it can make a big difference in keeping your fantasy world feeling real. Join us for some tips and tricks from our panelists on how to keep your readers and viewers engaged in your fantastical worlds.

Murder, Mischief, and Mayhem

Murder, Mischief, and Mayhem

Amy Grech (M), Russ Colchamiro, Marc Vun Kannon, Jim Chambers

Salon C

Dark fiction of the supernatural and human variety frequently overlap. Elements of suspense and horror often intermingle between those genres and blend well with crime fiction. Crime and mystery stories often verge on horror simply because they illuminate the darkest corners of human experience. Where can these different types of stories enhance each other? What defines and separates them? What are some classic examples that blend them?

The Influence of Soaps on Serialized Storytelling

The Influence of Soaps on Serialized Storytelling

Hildy Silverman (M), Randee Dawn, Russ Colchamiro, Bjorn Hasseler,

Salon C

Many people turn their noses up at traditional soap operas, yet their serialized storytelling form and tropes have been adopted by media and written fiction alike. Let’s talk about what it is about soaps that have them drawing audiences across generations and what writers/showrunners can learn from their decades of success.

Exploring the Uses and Ethics of ChatGPT and Other AI Models

Exploring the Uses and Ethics of ChatGPT and Other AI Models

Elektra Hammond (M), Lancelot Schaubert, Chris Kreuter, Liz Crefin

Salon C

Artificial intelligence has made significant strides in recent years, and one of the most exciting developments is the emergence of language models like ChatGPT. Join us as we explore potential applications in various fields such as education, medicine, and creative pursuits, and the ethical considerations of using tools such as these. How might these language models shape the future of human communication?