Norwescon 38: Where I'll Be
Hi Folks! Below is my schedule for Norwescon 38 in Seattle where I'll be talking OWL, writing, and AISFP. For those not in the know, GRR Martin is the guest of honor...Hoping I'm not trampled by his many, many, many fans ;-)
I'll likely have some giveaways and just confirmed OWL's ebook will be on a promo sale in both Canada and the US.
Come say hi, talk beer, and/or videogames!
4 - 5pm Cascade 2: Biology of a Zombie Apocalypse (w/Jim Kling, Pat MacEwen, and Dr. Ricky)
There are fungi that can alter behavior and chemicals that erase independent will, so zombies aren’t entirely in the realm of fantasy. Is a zombie apocalypse really a possibility? How might one unfold?
8- 9pm Cascade 7&8: Urban Fantasy's Hard-Boiled Detective Roots (Pat MacEwen, Kurt Cagle, Laura Anne Gilman)
Current Urban Fantasy owes a lot to the American hard-boiled detective genre. We’ll discuss the ways in which urban fantasy draws from the detective genre and how you can integrate the best detective tropes when plotting your urban fantasy novel to good effect.
11:30- 12pm Cascade 1: READING OWL & THE JAPANESE CIRCUS.
7- 8pm Cascade 7&8: Women in Science Fiction (w/ Jonnalyhn Wolfcat, Esther Jones, Luna Lindsey, Annie Bellet)
It’s 2015 and most films (and many books) still fail the Bechdel test. Are there any good female role models in science fiction? Or are they still relegated to being damsels in distress? A discussion of both weak and strong female science fiction characters in modern SF and how authors can (and do) give them life and agency of their own.
2- 3pm Cascade 9: Flawed Heroes & Well-Meaning Villains (w/ Phoebe Kitanidis, Frog Jones, S.A. Bolich, Diana Copeland)
Writing characters that aren’t all good or all evil. ie: The awesome kinds!
3- 4pm Grand 2: Autograph Session 2
AKA: Come visit, chat beer, writing, and video games!
1 - 2pm Cascade 3&4: Where is Urban Fantasy Going? (w/ Rhianon Held, Esther Jones, Craig English, Tori Centanni)
What’s beyond all the vamps, werewolves, angels, and demons? Having explored all of the old tropes, what’s next?
2- 3pm Cascade 9: Be Your Own Agent...Or Not! (w/ J.E. Ellis, Amy Raby, and David J. Peterson)
…and Have a Fool for a Client? Alternately: …and Prosper? Pros debate whether you truly need an agent in 2015.