Monday, July 20, 2015

Onward to ArmadilloCon

ArmadilloCon is next weekend, so between getting ready for that (which includes finalizing Writers' Workshop work), and the time I need to spend in the word mines, it's a busy week.  Come to ArmadilloCon if you can.  It's one of my favorite cons-- of course, I'm biased, it's my local con, it was my first con.  But it's a great lit-focused con that's good for fans and aspiring writers alike.  
Here's my schedule for the con:
Fri 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM: Writers' Workshop
Fri 7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Meet the Pros Party
Here's an opportunity to meet your favorite author or artist.
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon: Learning to Write: Recommended Workshops, Books and Classes
Cardin, Catmull*, K. M. Hoover, Maresca, Wells, Yoachim
A look at formal and informal education for beginning writers or those who want to improve their craft.
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Career Adjustments for the Writer 
Liu, Maresca, Southard, Swendson, Weisman, Wells*
Knowing when it's time to switch agent, publisher, genre, or even (last resort) your name.
Sat 7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Zombies in Fiction and on TV
Clevenger*, Mancusi, Maresca, Perez, Rountree
With new TV shows springing up like iZombie and Zombie Nation, the success of books like World War Z, and the continued popularity of The Walking Dead comic book and TV show, it seems like zombies are here to stay. Are there still nuances of zombiedom left to explore? What makes for good zombie fiction? Is this the zombie zeitgeist?
Sat 9:00 PM-9:30 PM:Reading 
Marshall Ryan Maresca 
I'll probably read from A Murder of Mages, or I might give a sneak preview of The Alchemy of Chaos.
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon: Hardcore Business of Writing 
Cheney, Jacobs, Maresca, Swendson*, Wells
How does a writer look out for him/herself in the big world of publishing? What has helped the panelists most in forming a profitable writing career?
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Autographing 
Klaw, Lalumiere, Ledbetter, Leicht, Maresca, Prevost
Hope to see you all there!

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