I’ll be around & about November 12-14 at the OryCon SFF convention in Portland, Oregon. This year’s theme is “The Darker Side of Fantasy.” Guests of honor include Sharyn November and P.N. Elrod. More info here.
My panel schedule for the weekend:
Artists, Writers or Loonies?* (Fri Nov 12 2:00:pm – 3:00:pm)
It has been said that writers, artists, filkers, and their ilk are successful because they are wired differently…How far off the beaten path are they?
Camille Alexa, Cat Rambo, Alma Alexander, Janet Freeman
Endeavour Awards** (Fri Nov 12 6:30:pm -7:00:pm)
2009 Endeavour Award: The Award honors the best SF/F book written by a Pacific Northwest writer.
Camille Alexa, Jim Fiscus, Cat Rambo, Sara A. Mueller, Sheila Simonson, Marilyn Holt
Camille Alexa Reading*** (Sat Nov 13 10:00:am -10:30:am)
Writing with all your senses**** (Sat Nov 13 1:00:pm -2:00:pm)
Writers are always reminded to write with all their senses…What writers can take for granted, and what they should use to enrich their writing.
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Camille Alexa, Richard A. Lovett, K. C. Ball
Drowning in slush***** (Sat Nov 13 3:00:pm -4:00:pm)
The best and worst of slush…What makes a story stand out from the slush pile? Sharyn November, Cat Rambo, Camille Alexa, Elisabeth Waters
Steampunk: Victorian marvels of science fantastic******(Sun Nov 14 1:00:pm-2:00:pm)
Discuss and learn about the marvelous world of steampunk. What’s new and what’s classic in books, movies, art, toys and even music!
Andie Letourneau, P.N. Elrod, Gail Carriger, Camille Alexa