This weekend I’m heading back to SFContario! It went on hiatus for a while, and I’m delighted it’s up and running again.
What follows is my schedule for the con, with panel times and descriptions:
Friday 6:30 PM; Parkview, Reading
I’ll most likely be reading from The Five Demons You Meet In Hell, but you never know… I might decide to read from my Trump story. Or something completely different.
Saturday 11 AM; Parkview
Editors Are Not the Enemy: Editors and Author-editors discuss the role of editors and authors as partners in the creative process, how to identify a good editor, why you need an editor, and more. Erik Buchanan, Timothy Carter, Cathy Hird(M), Rati Mehotra.
Saturday 1 PM; Parkview
Plot Complications: Characters in a story are attempting to solve a problem. In the best stories, their attempts go horribly awry. Who can forget the moment when the Crew of the Enterprise, attempting to defeat the Borg, is faced with the announcement from their beloved Captain–“I am Locutus of Borg.” And the course of the story is changed. Or, when Boromir falls to the lure of the Ring and tries to take it, splitting up the Fellowship and changing everyone’s paths. Panelists and audience are invited to present their own favorite heart-stopping moment from books and film. Timothy Carter; David Clink, Alyx Dellamonica (M), Cathy Hird.
Saturday at 3 PM; room TBA
QUILTBAG in the media: Our media may be starting to feature more characters and situations from the queer/questioning, undecided, intersex, lesbian, transgender/transsexual, bisexual, allied/asexual, gay/genderqueer (QUILTBAG) perspective, but there’s still a long way to go. How do we move from tokenism to full inclusion?
Saturday 6 PM, Solarium
Hitting The Wall: How Not to Crash and Burn Before Publishing Your Story; From great idea to market-ready story. How to save headaches, heartaches, and $$$ while avoiding the Author Imposter Syndrome. Timothy Carter (m), Herb Kauderer, Joe Mahoney.
Sunday 3 PM; Gardenview
“Aaaaaaaaassssssssssss You …………. Wishhhhhhhhh” An audience participation panel where the moderator will give a line from a SF& F movie, and the audience is invited to guess the movie and other details. And, since turnabout is fair play, the audience is invited to stump the panelists. An old favorite returns to SFContario. Timothy Carter, David Clink(M), Sephora Hosein.
Hope to see lots of you there!