This is about as late a confirmation as there can be, but at least I got it up here. Below is my finalized schedule for CONduit, being held from right now until Sunday evening at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake (215 W. South Temple).
Today (Friday) @ 7:00 p.m.: Suspence–Building to a Satisfying Conclusion. With Michaelbrent Collings (a personal favorite), Berin Stephens, Carole Nelson Douglas, and Michael R. Collings. I believe Dave Wolverton will be unable to attend, unfortunately. But I tell you that the Collings, Michael and Michaelbrent, are two of the best panelists I’ve ever heard, so you don’t want to miss this.
Saturday @ 1:00 p.m.: How To Write Great Villains. I’ll be moderating this panel for Amber Argyle, Roger White, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells. Roger, Howard, and Dan are all excellent, so another very strong panel. (If you don’t count me.)
@ 6:00 p.m.: Bad Fairy! You’re NOT a Vampire! With Dan Lind, Jessica Harmon, Eric Ruston, and Tracy Hickman. This is all about the romanticized mythos of paranormal romance (basically, Twilight), and Tracy will be worth the price of admission on this subject by himself.
So, three panels, all three should be great. I promise to chip in where I can and, otherwise, stay out of the way. If you’re at CONduit, please come say hi. One of the best things about conferences is seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
I guess that’s two of the best things.