I will be in Oklahoma City June 22-24 for the SoonerCon convention. Here is my schedule. Hope to see you there!
The Author and The Anthology
Friday, June 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Often a launch pad for new writers, anthologies are a great way to enter publishing and to network with writers and editors. A discussion of crafting short stories for anthologies and marketing your shorter work to net sales and build your audience.
Melyssa Childs-Wiley - M, Lou Antonelli, Walt Boyes, Cary Osborne, Selina Rosen, Tommy B. Smith
Readings: Alternate History
Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Lou Antonelli, David Carrico, Bekah June, Jeff Provine
Managing Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Depression hurts, but help is out there! Health-care workers and mental-health advocates join together with fandom pros to share real resources for dealing with the black dog and staying sane in fandom.
David “Oak” Rice - M, Lou Antonelli, Peri Charlifu, Nadine Lewis, Rook Riley, Christina Stiles
Saturday, June 23, 2018, Noon
Lou Antonelli, David Carrico, K. W. Jeter
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
There’re some great comic writing out there, from Xanth to Discworld to Myth Adventures. What makes a good sf comedy story? What are your go-to good reads?
Tracy S. Morris - M, Lou Antonelli, Linda L. Donahue, Tim Frayser, Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Susan Satterfield
From Science Fiction to Science Reality
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Taking your idea and creating new technology, systems, or compounds takes time, patience, and repeatability. How workers in STEM fields use the scientific method to turn dreams to reality.
Jan S. Gephardt - M, Astronaut Stan Love, Lou Antonelli, Clifford “Kip” McMurray, Richard Morgan, Adrian Simmons
You’ll Only Last a Week: Life Without Water
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Potable water is getting scarcer every year. Can humanity survive on rationed water only? What might a day with no water look like? How would you survive? What key changes would occur? Can we fully adjust to a day without water?
Jan S. Gephardt - M, Lou Antonelli, Deborah Chester, Michael Moe, Paula Helm Murray, Rook Riley
Writing in Someone Else’s Universe
Sunday, June 24, 2018, Noon
Shared worlds, threaded novels, collaborations; all the cool kids are doing it. What are the perks, and pitfalls, of the collaborative writing process?
Julia S. Mandala - M, Lou Antonelli, Walt Boyes, Rhonda Eudaly, K. W. Jeter, Christina Stiles
The Myth and the Monster
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
“What makes you believe in things? It’s not what’s there, it’s about what’s not there…” – Damien Hirst, Artist
Folk tales through the ages have offered explanations for strange happenings and unusual encounters with nature. Panelists discuss the monsters of fantasy and their roots in folklore.
Lou Antonelli - M, Tim Chessmore, Bekah June, A. Lee Martinez, Paula Helm Murray, Laura J. Underwood
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