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The Rifle on the Mantle: Worldbuilding and Potential Energy
Saturday, 4:00 PM EDT for 1 hr Marriott : Marriott Ballroom 4

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Writers discuss the nuances of tying introduced elements of interest back into a story - or when to let them be.
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Worldbuilding detail by its nature contains some level of potential energy. Does a rifle on the wall mean it must later be used, per the Chekov's Gun principle? Or does it tell you a lot about someone who would hang a rifle on their wall, whether it's fired or not? Join our panel of expert worldbuilders and writers as they discuss the concepts of when worldbuilding sets up questions that will need to be answered, when it doesn't need to, and how you play with reader experience and expectations in a way that pays off. Panelists: E.D.E. Bell (moderator), Katherine Monasterio, Latoya Peterson, Erin Roberts, Gregory A. Wilson. Track: GCWS Worldbuilding.
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Everyone (6+)
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None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
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1 hr
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Saturday, 5:00 PM EDT
Marriott : Marriott Ballroom 4
E.D.E. Bell
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