Greeting all! I mentioned in my post last week that I will be attending two other online conventions this month. Here’s my schedule for both of them.
First up, IEEE. A one day cross over convention between electrical engineers and science fiction writers.
- Panel: Does Science Fiction Influence Technical and Social Change? – Sat 10/10, 3pm EST
- Panelists – Mary Turzillo, A. T. Greenblatt
- Panel: Round Table Discussion with All Panelists – Sat 10/10 4pm EST
Second, Capclave, which is one of the local conventions I enjoy attending every year. Also, “Give the Family My Love” is a finalist for the Washington Science Fiction Small Press Award, which will be presented Saturday night. I’m so honored to be among such excellent finalists!
- Panel: Ask Me Anything – Author Edition – Sat 10/17, 9:00 AM
- Ask our panel of authors absolutely anything about what they do – writing, getting published, elevator pitches, getting an agent, dealing with writers block, writers workshop etc. Includes many non-writer-parts-of-being-a-writer, such as being your own boss, setting schedules, and so on.
- A. T. Greenblatt (mod), Bjorn Hasseler, Ken Liu, Lawrence M. Schoen, Mary G. Thompson
- Author Reading– Sat 10/17, 1:00 PM
- Panel: Writing Time Travel and Paradoxes – Sat 10/17, 3:00 PM
- Time travel stories date to the 19th century. How can you make your type of time travel unique, or have all the twists already been mined? How do writers keep everything (relatively) straight for the writer and readers, even while the characters are facing convolutions? How can you explain worldbuilding challenges, such as why time travellers don’t mob every historical event? Panelists will discuss what makes some time travel stories work and which ones do not.
- A. T. Greenblatt, Ian Randal Strock, Iver P Cooper, James Morrow
- Kaffeeklatsch with Cato, Colter & Greenblatt – Sat 10/17, 4:30 PM
- Beth Cato (mod), A. T. Greenblatt, L. D. Colter
- Panel: Intro to Short Fiction Markets – Sun 10/18, 3:00 PM
- Where can writers go to sell their short fiction? How do new authors find out about markets? What new markets have opened up? Are there too many online sources that pay less than market rates? Are print magazines still dying or are they in recovery with new print publications opening up?
- A. T. Greenblatt (mod), Karlo Yeager Rodriguez, Neil Clarke, Sarena Ulibarri, Scot Noel
That’s it for me for the month of October! As always, stay safe and healthy and Americans, please vote!