Spirits, Specters, and Spooks
Do you love a good ghost story? Or maybe you’re into all things spooky and supernatural? Join us for bone-chilling tales that will have you checking under your bed before you go to sleep!
Everyone is invited to enjoy
David Mattingly (M), Lawrence Kramer, Randee Dawn, Nicholas Parisi
What is great? What is thrilling? What is “I’ve seen this too many times before? What about the science? Would it work? What has been done to death and what would you like to see explored?
Hildy Silverman (M), Randee Dawn, Russ Colchamiro, Bjorn Hasseler,
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.
Kathy Sullivan (M), Aaron Rosenberg, Andy Campbell, Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Greek and Roman mythologies have been moved to modern day in YA and MG, followed now by Norse, Egyptian and South Asian mythologies. What are the appeal of these tales?
Elektra Hammond (M), Lancelot Schaubert, Chris Kreuter, Liz Crefin
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?
Russ Colchamiro (M), Jay Smith, Chris Kreuter, Renee Ritchie
Everybody wants to talk about their favorite pop culture topic on their own home-grown ‘cast. How do you make your show stand out when companies are outspending you on marketing, advertising, and production value?