I’ll be panelling and reading at this year’s Worldcon. Here’s my schedule!
Steampunk: Aesthetics vs. Content
Thursday 15:00 – 15:45, 302AB (CC)
Steampunk is known for being pretty, but what about real content? Is it that dramatically different from other genres? Or are most steampunk stories like one genre with a veneer of steampunk?
Writing Diverse Characters
Thursday 16:00 – 16:45, Spokane Falls Suite A/B (Doubletree)
There was a time when most science fiction writers were geeky white guys with military experience, so most of their characters tended to be geeky, white guys with military experience…including often the aliens. What are some of the tricks to creating diverse charcters? What are some better examples of fiction with diverse, well-written characters?
Reading – Grá Linnaea
Friday 14:30 – 15:00, 301 (CC)
Come hear me read, yo!
What Prose Writers Can Learn From Comics
Friday 15:00 – 15:45, Spokane Falls Suite A/B (Doubletree)
Prose and comic writing are different. How a prose writer can apply some of the techniques from comics to help them become a better writer.