Capclave is the Washington Area's annual sci-fi convention. This year, the Guest of Honor is George R. R. Martin!!!
I am also on some panels and will be around for a bunch of Saturday and Sunday. Let me know if you want to hang out! Here are my panels. I am happy to be on panels where I get to talk about real books that I like reading (and also about backing up your work, which might be boring but is also deadly important. DEADLY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!)
Semi-Final Program Grid for Rahul Kanakia
This is the Semi-Final program schedule. Rahul Kanakia may or may not actually be on these items, but probably will. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, modifications to the program can occur throughout the convention.
Saturday 9:00 am: Fire the Literary Canon? (Ends at: 9:55 am)
Panelists: Meriah Lysistrata Crawford, Charles E. Gannon, Rahul Kanakia, James Morrow (M), K. Ceres Wright
Are schools doing a disservice to youth by forcing the reading of "Classics"? Are there opportunities that are being missed using lists of classics? Do the classics still speak to the modern reader? Are there still some books everyone should read, and need a teacher to help explain? Or do the classics turn some people off reading?
Sunday 9:00 am: Jesus Saves, So Should Writers. Ctrl-S (Ends at: 9:55 am)
Panelists: Judi Fleming, Rahul Kanakia (M), Dina Leacock, Alex Shvartsman, Bud Sparhawk
Practical tips for writers - How do you keep track of different versions and edits? How often do you back up? How do you track where a story has already been submitted? And what do you use for outlining/note taking?
Sunday 1:00 pm: Devourer of Books (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: Judi Fleming, Val Griswold-Ford, Rahul Kanakia, Leona Wisoker (M)
The speed reader gets to the end faster and as a reader they can outread every author they follow. They need new books, or old books to explore. Where do they get and keep their choices? General discussion of being a fast reader.
Sunday 4:00 pm: My Favorite Author (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: D. Douglas Fratz (M), Carolyn Ives Gilman, Rahul Kanakia, Sharyn November
Panelists discuss their favorite books and authors. What draws you to an author? How have your tastes changed over time? How has that author influenced you?