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Friday, June 28th
Schedule Subject to Change

  11:00 am -  5:00 pm   Registration - Location: Hotel Lobby

                                        All Friday Panel Sessions are located in the Vieux Carre Room on the 17th Floor
  2:00 pm - 2:50 pm       Why and How to Market Short Stories

                                           Moderator:  Pamela Ebel

                                                                  Bill Brown, Don Bruns, Michael Rigg

  3:00 pm - 3:50 pm       Louisiana Idol

                                           Moderator:  Tom Colgan

                                                                  J. L. Hughes, D. P. Lyle, Debbie Richardson, Cherry Weiner

                                                                  Reader: Chynna Pozzessere

  4:00 pm -   4:50 pm     Writing, Is It Really the First Three Pages

                                           Moderator:  Traci Hall

                                                                 Rebecca Barrett, Candy Gareiss, Marcia King-Gamble, Doug Lyle, Mark Zeid

  5:00 pm -    5:50 pm    Thrillers: The Cutting Edge

                                           Moderator:  Jeff Ayers

                                                                 Lisa Black, Jon Land, Warren Whitmire


  6:00 pm -    7:30 pm    DINNER ON YOUR OWN (Don’t have dessert)

  7:30 pm -  11:30 pm    Welcome Party


Join us for an exhilarating Game Night on Friday, followed by a Karaoke extravaganza! Get ready for a night of fun and friendly competition as we introduce our unique twist: a giant saran-wrapped ball at each table, filled with exciting prizes (stretching that a bit) waiting to be unwrapped. Whether you're in it to win it or just looking to have a good time and share some laughs, this event is for you. After the games, the spotlight turns to Karaoke, where everyone is encouraged to showcase their singing talents. And of course, our Karaoke session wouldn't be complete without a delectable spread of sweets to enjoy. All are welcome to join in the fun – let's make this a night to remember!

Saturday, June 29th

                                         8:30 am -  10:00 pm   Registration - Location: Riverview Hall, 16th Floor


  8:30 am - 10:00 am  Breakfast in the Riverview, 16th Floor

                                        Heather Interviews D. P. Lyle

                                        All Saturday Panel Sessions are located in the Vieux Carre Room on the 17th Floor

10:05 am - 10:55 am     If I Could Turn Back Time; Where Would I Go

                                          Moderator:  Heather Graham

                                                                Rebecca Barrett, Bill Brown, Sandra Madden

11:00 am - 11:50 pm      Blended Genres Paranormal, Romance, Mystery and More

                                           Moderator:  Heather Graham

                                                                  Jeff Ayers, Jon Land, Carol Stephenson

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm       LUNCH ON YOUR OWN


 1:30  pm - 2:30 pm        Editor Appointments - New Orleans Rooms A, B, C, D

 2:00  pm - 2:50 pm       Social Media Surgery/Social Media Trends

                                           Tracee Evans, Larry Evans

 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm        How to Make Your Blood Run Cold

                                          Moderator:  Jon Land

                                                                Jeff Ayers, Lisa Black, Don Bruns, Warren Whitmire

 4:00 pm  - 4:50 pm       Getting Inside Your Characters Head

                                           Moderator:  Don Bruns

                                                                Laurie Pennison, Carol Stephensen, Marcia King-Gamble, Sandra Madden

 5:00 pm  -  5:50 pm      Brainstorming as Mystery: Panelists Plot Before Your Very Eyes

                                          Moderator:  D. P. Lyle

                                                                Pamela Ebel, Laurie Pennison, Michael Rigg, Mark Zeid

 7:00 pm -  8:00 pm        COCKTAIL HOUR

 8:00 pm -12:00 pm        HEATHER GRAHAM’S DINNER THEATER - Pirates - More to come!

Sunday, June 30th

 8:00 am - 9:00 am    Editor  and Agent Appointments - Orleans A, B, C and D - 2nd Floor

 9:00 am -  9:50 am    Place as Character: How to Write a Great Setting

                                        Moderator:  Lance Taubold

                                                             Candy Gareiss, Traci Hall, Michael Rigg

10:00 am - 10:50 am  Listen to the Experts

                                       Moderator:  Debbie Richardson

                                       Tom Colgan, Cherry Weiner, J. L. Hughes

11:00 am - 12:30 pm   Writers for New Orleans Tea

                                   Heather Graham, Jeff Ayers, Tom Colgan, Jon Land, D. P. Lyle, Cherry Weiner


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