I’ll be doing panels and giving a reading at Orycon. Here’s my schedule!
Social Media and the Modern Writer
Jefferson/Adams Fri Nov 8 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Websites, Facebook fan pages, email lists, contests, twitter, tumblr,
Pinterest, ads, blogs and that annoying thing called a “platform”: what
works, what doesn’t, and why you need to care (spoiler: you do).
Grá Linnaea, William Hertling, Jason Andrew, Aaron Duran, Cat Rambo,
Peter A. Smalley
Pitch it to Me: The Art of the Elevator Speech
Morrison Fri Nov 8 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Hone your skills for pitching to literary agents, editors, and film agents
and managers. Bring your pitch questions and learn how to pitch
Grá Linnaea, Steven Barnes, Todd McCaffrey, Linn Prentis, Blythe
Morrison Fri Nov 8 3:00pm – 4:00pm
You may be a good writer, but reading aloud is a separate skill. Learn to
make your words on the page sound great.
Liz Argall, Anne Bishop, David D. Levine, Grá Linnaea, Sonia Orin
Horror and Dark Fantasy
Ross Island Fri Nov 8 5:00pm – 6:00pm
What makes the story horror or dark fantasy? What is the inspiration?
Jason V Brock, Grá Linnaea, Paul Groendes, William F. Nolan
Write Your Own Constitution Workshop
Roosevelt Fri Nov 8 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Bring your laptop. The colony ship has landed and the settlers have
disembarked. Or the revolution has succeeded, the flames of the palace
dying, the tyrant`s family fled to exile (or worse) and gunfire in the
streets becoming sparse and the taverns are en fete. Now what? Here`s your
chance to be a Founder of the Nation: write your own Constitution of laws.
How would you choose to govern and be governed?
Grá Linnaea, Katie Lane, Amy Thomson, Guy Letourneau, Bob
Writing for Graphic Novels
Hawthorne Fri Nov 8 7:00pm – 8:00pm
You’re a writer, not an artist! How to approach storytelling with an eye
for graphic novels.
Blake Hutchins, (*)Grá Linnaea, Liz Argall, Aaron Duran
Political Systems in SF
Hawthorne Sat Nov 9 11:00am – 12:00pm
Why don’t writers get it right? What to think about when developing
local, national, global, and interplanetary governments. How governments
with different cultural values really operate and (fail to?)
Brenda Cooper, Grá Linnaea, Kamila Z. Miller, Rory Miller, Jay
Gra Linnaea Reading
Grant Sat Nov 9 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Gra Linnaea reads from own works
Freaking me out, not grossing me out
Hamilton Sat Nov 9 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Are intense descriptions of bloody death and torture really necessary to
scare the pants off your audience? Discussion on how to terrify without
all the gory details.
Grá Linnaea, Jason V Brock, Paul Groendes, Mike Chinakos, Ru Emerson
The Creative Commons
Madison Sat Nov 9 6:00pm – 7:00pm
All rights reserved, some rights reserved, public domain; copyright isn’t
simple, nor universal. Why some authors offer their work for free while
others insist on fair pay, who can get away with printing your material
without permission, and how (and when) to defend your copyright.
Katie Lane, (*)Grá Linnaea, Mary Rosenblum/Mary Freeman, MeiLin