When: August 22-24, 2008

Where: The Albuquerque Grand Airport Hotel, Albuquerque, NM.

Bubonicon marks its 40th year of science fiction & fantasy celebration, with Guest of Honor David Weber and a host of participants including Ben Bova, George R. R. Martin, Carrie Vaughn, and many more.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
10:00 AM
Room (TBA)

They Put Words On Film? Sci-Fi Screenwriting

SF movies have become big money, but not always.
Are genre movies becoming passé?
Is there anything new to be said on film that hasn’t already been done?
How does a screenwriter do something unique? How can you get something “different” approved by a studio?
Is it better to adapt a story/novel or come up with something from scratch?
Is it time for someone from outside the genre to inject new energy into SF film?

Panelists: Bob Eggleton, Steven “Jumper”
Gould, Debbie Lynn Smith, Eldon Thompson, Ian Tregillis
Moderator: Melinda Snodgrass