Next weekend I will be at FenCon up in the Dallas area. I'm really looking forward to it, as this time around I get to talk about worldbuilding, space opera, fight scenes and one of my favorite movies of all time. If you are in the area, come check it out.
|Saturday 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM |
Great Scott! It's the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Panel! Description: Thirty years since we met Marty McFly - and 2015 was the year he traveled to! How does the trilogy of movies hold up? Is it destined to stay an SF classic, or end up as just another goofy movie from the '80s? Let's find out! Panelists:
E. Dravecky , A. Hawkes , M. Maresca , E. Nahté , S. Patrick *
Saturday 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM
What's Space Opera, Doc?
Description: Who doesn't love a big space battle with missiles and lasers flying everywhere? Our panelists discuss pulp space opera and its modern derivatives.
L. Killough , M. Maresca , S. Rosen , M. Tatum , C. Donahue *
Saturday 7:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description: I'll share a scene from The Alchemy of Chaos, and I might be persuaded to debut a scene from An Import of Intrigue.
|Sunday 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM |
En Garde! - Writing Fight Scenes Description: Writing a realistic fight scene is more than just figuring out "guns or knives?" One-on-one combat in fiction is complex and easily mishandled. We discuss how to realistically describe various types of armed and unarmed combat to enhance your story.
L. Donahue , M. Maresca , T. Patterson , A. Simmons , C. Spector , K. Hutson *
Sunday 12:30:00 PM - 1:00 PM
M. Fletcher , M. Maresca , T. Patterson
Sunday 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Laying the Foundation: World Building for Writers and Game Designers
Description: A rich backstory doesn't just spring up in the mind of the writer. It takes lots of research and preparation to create a framework for a fictional world. What elements are required for world building, and when do you quit building and hit the keyboard?
R. Caine , M. Maresca , R. Rogers , S. Rosen , J. Wells *