Three related panels on getting publicity in Southern California take place on Thursday, May 29, in Room 406A. Organizer and moderator Kim Dower, aka Kim-from-L.A., explains that "many of us remain confused and often frustrated by the tricky market out here and a media constantly in flux with outlets changing as fast as the channels, but diverse and interesting opportunities exist. Here producers and editors shed some light (and some hope!) on what kinds of media are available to publicists and authors in the top bookselling region in the country."

TV 10-11 a.m.; radio 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.; print 1-2 p.m.

Among the participants are David Ulin, book review editor of the
Los Angeles Times; Kit Rachlis, editor-in-chief of Los Angeles Magazine; Connie Martinson, columnist at the Beverly Hills Courier and Connie Martinson Talks Books; Rebecca Allen, deputy editor for features, Orange County Register; Tom Christie, arts editor of LA Weekly; Greg Mantell of the Gregory Mantell Show, editors and producers from a range of Southern California and syndicated shows, including the Michael Jackson Show, the Tavis Smiley Show, the Bill Handel Show, Airtalk and FilmWeek, the Sound of Young America, Day to Day and more.