My panel, let me show you it:
Panel A16: The Evolving Image of the Dragon.
Merrie Haskell, John Pitts, J. Kathleen Cheney, James Maxey (m), Darrell Sweet
I may not be properly prepared for this panel, since I signed up for it on the basis of all my dragonly research for my WIP. I know quite a bit about Anglo-Saxon dragons from college, and I'm learning lots more about medieval dragons, but I bet they mean throughout fantasy literature in the last century. Alas. I guess I can start us off, as if the starting point won't be Smaug anyway, who is pretty much the epitome of the Anglo-Saxon dragon--mostly. (Should I re-read The Hobbit or wing it?)
Things I am most especially looking forward to: seeing my friends who live just a little too far to see very often; getting sarah_prineas's signature on her trilogy, w00t!!; meeting Beth Bernobich!; meeting my roomie, Elaine Isaak. And that sweet, sweet passel of books I've only heard of in legend and song.
I am leaving Ann Arbor in my car at noon on Thursday, and coming back after the awards banquet on Sunday. Anyone local who wants to carpool, let me know!