Did I mention I’m going to RavenCon? No? Okay, this weekend, I will be attending RavenCon. RavenCon is a weekend convention celebrating the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. There will be authors and artists and discussions and workshops. In addition to attending, I will also be participating on several panels of which I’m very excited. I’ve spent a good portion of the week cyber-stalking some of my fellow panelists to learn a little more about them…beyond the fact that they’re fabulous!
Friday, 5:00 pm Creating a Timeline
How carefully should an author keep track of what happens, when, and where? What are some techniques to make this easier?
Friday, 10:00pm The Morality of Magneto
Was Magneto right all along? What should we do when a new species comes along to supplant us? Will we even see it coming?
Saturday, 9:00am Helping Young Writers Find Success
Making the transition from writer to published author is a considerable challenge. What can young writers do make more time for writing and find success in publishing?
Saturday, 6:00pm When I am a Super Villain
The panelists are bit by radioactive meteors and given superhuman powers. What would they do with them?
Sunday, 9:00am Rethinking Write What You Know
How does this mantra for writers work when you are trying to produce fantasy or science fiction? Is it irrelevant, or does it need retooling?
S. Reesa Herberth (m), Michelle Moore, Bud Sparhawk, A.J. Hartley, Michelle D. Sonnier, Day Al-Mohamed
Sunday, 11:00am Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers
Audience participation! Panelists take suggestions from the audience then use as many suggestions as possible to create an alternate history universe.
Kate Paulk (m), Diana Bastine, Charles E. Gannon, David Bartell, Day Al-Mohamed
Sunday, 12:00pm Steampunk as Alternate History
Is it possible to create a steampunk alt-history that doesn’t hinge on the British Empire? Are colonialism, imperialism, and classism inherent in the subgenre?
Charles E. Gannon (m), Michelle D. Sonnier, Scott M. Baker, Leo Champion, Andrew Fox, Day Al-Mohamed
Sunday, 2:00pm Objects in Space
What sorts of made objects – the arts, technology, creature comforts — do you think humans would be most likely to take with them to the stars?
Paula S. Jordan (m), Day Al-Mohamed, David Bartell
I hope to get more author links up later tonight. Obviously, it is going to be a busy busy weekend! I’d love to stay in touch with folks, so I’ll likely be on Twitter for the duration – @DayAlMohamed. Send me a tweet!