P1090789 "Sex, the Young Adult, and the YA novel" panel
Melanie Miller Fletcher, Lee Thomas, K. Hutson Price, Amy Sisson and Rosemary Clement-Moore at the "Sex, the Young Adult, and the YA novel" panel. Unlike some other panels on sex in science fiction or fantasy, that had been known to turn rowdy and funny, this was a rather tame, academic discussion of Young Adult fiction in general. Like 80% of panels, it either didn't have enough material to stay on topic, or the panelists lacked interest for the same. The only two things I remember was that the panelists referring to "Twilight" as "series that shall not be named", and this anecdote from Amy Sisson: one of her students thought C. S. Lewis' Narnia books were written for entertainment only, but Harry Potter was written to teach lessons about the world.
Here are some of my blog posts from ApolloCon 2010: