’13 Panels/Events

Submission Suggestions by Editors and Agents

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Sunday night at 7PM in Embassy D-F of the Hyatt, Deidre Knight, Nancy Knight, Jim Minz, and Anne Sowards recounted their anecdotes about submissions that made them laugh on the “Seriously Funny Ways to Get Rejected” panel. First thing, moderator Nancy Knight explained that the intent of the hour was not to be cruel or to make fun of people who had submitted their work. Instead, the panel was meant to provide the audience with the information submitters needed to
 
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Allure and Immortality: Vampires and the Women Who Write Them

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Vampires are some of the hottest supernatural creatures on the bookshelves. During the “Vampires and the Women Who Write Them” panel in the Peachtree Ballroom (W) on Sunday at 2:30PM, some of the top women writers of vampires discussed the allure of the immortal creature, how their writing takes on a life of its own, and what choices they regret making for their books.

Zombies Matter: The Walking Dead

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AMC’s The Walking Dead consistently brings in top ratings and often beats the ratings of network programs. Several cast members, dead and alive, sat down in the “All That Matters: Walking Dead Q&A” panel in the Peachtree Ballroom (W) on Sunday at 5:30PM and discussed all things walker.

Endless Wonder: So Long Warehouse 13

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There were tears of laughter and tears of loss at the “WH13: So Long and Thanks for All the Teslas” farewell panel on Monday. Fans were treated to a hilarious gag reel that turned sad for diehard fans contemplating a near future without one of their beloved shows. One of the most interesting questions of the morning was what personal item of theirs could become an artifact in the warehouse and why? All of the women in the audience agreed
 
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There Can Be Only One: An Hour With Adrian Paul

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Before moderator Dan Carroll brought Adrian Paul out on the stage, he induced the audience to sing “Princes of the Universe,” the theme song to Highlander. The audience was more than happy to oblige, singing as many of the verses as we could remember. At the conclusion, Paul came onstage with a huge grin. “I think you know the song better than I do,” he quipped.

Puppets, Pixels, and Portals

Puppets, Pixels, and Portals

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What do Fraggle Rock, Toy Story 2, and Portal have in common? Puppeteer and animator Karen Prell, who shared her varied career on the panel “Puppets, Pixels, and Portals: The Work of Karen Prell” on Sunday at 11:30AM in Marriot A704. Prell told her story with the help of a slideshow, beginning with a picture of her doing career research in 1960–as a baby watching Captain Kangaroo. Shows such as Sesame Street and Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color inspired
 
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Laughing with Lost Girl

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The Lost Girl panel with Kris Holden-Ried, Paul Amos, and K.C. Collins was absolutely hysterical. From picking on each other to acting out being attacked by a dragon (in the form of two pieces of tape), the hour was non-stop laughs. The best scenes to shoot, for Holden-Ried, were the ones in first season. “I was still a good actor back then,” he said. Collins really enjoys the emotional scenes, even if they are few and far between. For Amos,
 
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Remembering the Dollhouse

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Tahmoh Penikett, Eliza Dushku, and Miracle Laurie reflected on deep existential questions related to their time on the short-lived but popular series Dollhouse in a panel in the Westin Peachtree Ballroom, Sunday at 1PM.

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