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Dragon Con

August 29, 2019 - September 2, 2019

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DragonCon Schedule (C. Taylor-Butler Appearances | subject to change)

Fri August 30th

10:00 am; Inman Room (Hyatt Hotel)
Official Welcome to the Diversity Track: What Is Diversity?
Meet our director, guest of honor, panelists, & volunteers. Ask questions & hear a few ground rules from our director. Diversity is the new hot topic, but it’s not just a trend. We will delve into this concept from within the realm of media creation.
Panelists: Christine Taylor-Butler + others TBA

Saturday, August 31

1:00 pm  (Hyatt Hotel / Inman Room)
Women of Color in Fandom
The ‘Women of Color in Sci-Fi Television’ panel is a retrospective on actresses who have graced our screens from Nichelle Nichols to the present, as well as an examination of the impact that these characters have had on people’s lives.
Panelists: Christine Taylor-Butler + others TBA

4:00 pm  (Marriott Hotel / A707)
YA Mixtapes: The Playlists Behind Your Favorite Books

A707 – Marriott
An awesome new YA trend is including playlists that inspired your favorite authors or bring a character to life. We’ll talk with our guests about the music that inspired them & introduce you to some of our favorites!
Panelists: Cecil Castellucci, K.N. Lee, John G. Hartness, C. Taylor-Butler, Matt Hall(M), D.R. Perry

7:00 pm  (Hyatt Hotel / Inman Room)
Creators Panel: How to Manage It All?
Work, Business, Family, etc How can you manage work, business, family…and your career?
Panelists: Christine Taylor-Butler + others TBA

Sunday, September 1

10:00 am (Marriott /A707)
Tweens Read, Too: Middle Grade Books

It’s not just for older teens–there are plenty of fabulous books for preteens, too! Join our panel of middle grade authors as they discuss what makes the genre unique & share some of their favorite recommendations. Booklists included!
Panelists: Diana Peterfreund, Mari Mancusi, Alison Cherry, Michelle Schusterman, C. Taylor-Butler, Casey Fiesler(M)

1:00 pm
Diversity in YA (Marriott /A707)

Young adult books are more diverse than ever, but there is still a ways to go to ensure that all readers can see themselves fully represented. Join our amazing authors to learn more about diversity successes, intersectionality in YA, & ongoing work. Booklists included!
Panelists: Sarah Glenn Marsh, Davis Ashura, L.L. McKinney, Tracy Deonn Walker, Cinda Williams Chima, C. Taylor-Butler, Tara Hall(M)


August 29, 2019
September 2, 2019
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