Episode 1.17: Moderation with Steven H Silver

September 15th, 2016

There comes in every writer's path to world domination a time for panel moderation. Our intrepid Mad Writers are fair newbies themselves in the big, bad world of conventions and none of them have ever moderated a panel, so they decided to call in some expert assistance in the form of Steven H. Silver. Currently the Events Director at SFWA, Steven has also been an author, editor, Chicon 2000 programs director, and a Jeopardy contestant. The Mad Writers grill Steven on the various aspects of being a good panelist and a good moderator.

Notable notes

  • Use the microphone
  • Sharing is caring
  • Prepare
  • Do not get on a panel to say "I don't know why I'm on this panel"
  • Seriously, be kind
  • "The Art of the Con"

You can find Steven online at: SF News and his website.

Recommended reading

q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=045 Steven's recommendation: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
 q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=038 Tim's recommendation: Player Piano: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
 q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=075 Jay's recommendation: Downbelow Station (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherry
 q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=075 Nina's recommendation: Once Broken Faith: An October Daye Novel by Seanan McGuire         

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