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Capclave 2018

  • Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Executive Meeting Center 1750 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852-1699 USA (map)

Capclave is a small relaxed literary convention with a program that usually focuses on the short fiction form. Our Guests of Honor and other notable authors, editors, artists, and fans of the short fiction form will explore the creation and enjoyment of short fantasy and science fiction genre stories.

My Panel Schedule

Saturday 3:00 - 3:55 PM EISENHOWER ROOM - The Future of Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Fiction 
Panelist: John Edward Lawson (M), B. Sharise MooreLH MooreSherin NicoleKenesha WilliamsK. Ceres Wright
Last year's Afrofuturism was incredibly successful and popular, so we decided to have another one. Discussion on the meanings on Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Fiction. The panelists would discuss the present state of the genre and its future.

Saturday 4:00 - 4:55 PM EISENHOWER ROOM - To Self Publish Or Not To Self Publish (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelist: T. Eric Bakutis (M), Jonathan BrazeeShahid MahmudIan Randal StrockJoan WendlandKenesha Williams
Self publishing offers new opportunities and higher royalties, but there are also many pitfalls for the unwary newcomer to publishing. Panelists will discuss reasons why you should or should not self publish and what your options are with respect to format, venue etc. Does genre matter? What not to do when self publishing can be as important as what you do do.

Sunday 2:00 - 2:55 PM TRUMAN ROOM - Why Do We Like Being Scared (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelist: Craig L. GidneyHildy Silverman (M), Michelle D. SonnierKenesha Williams
Fear probably developed as a survival mechanism. We fear things that might hurt us. Yet many read horror, go to slasher films, ride roller coasters, and climb cliffs. Why? What does this say about us and our psyches?

Earlier Event: June 16
Later Event: November 1
Eve's Song - Speaker Series