So my first convention of the year is:
Held in Seatac, Rustycon is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention with a smaller, relaxed intimate feel. They have multi–track programming in writing, gaming, films and media. They also have a dealer’s room, art show, and a hospitality room for the general membership.
Here’s a photo of me and Bruce from Rustycon 2014. I’m the human.
If you’re looking for the convention experience without the crowds of ECCC or the pressure of Norwescon, you’ll LOVE Rustycon.
I hope to see you there.
Sexy or Sexualized
When does the depiction of a heroine stop being sexy and become sexualized?
I will be presenting along with Jon Del Arroz and Michael Suiter
World Building in Sci-Fi and Fantasy or How to Avoid the Infodump
Too much information and the story bogs down, but too little and the reader is left lost. Writers want to deliver an enthralling alternate world, but how do we do that gracefully? Experts share the details that make a world great, and ways to sneak in the brick and mortar of world-building.
I will be presenting with Verna Mckinnon, Thomas Gondolfi, Tom D Wright with Rick Hipps Moderating
Designing Character Backgrounds
When you read, do you fall in love with a story or a character? By designing your characters, major and minor, you shape the story they’re going to carry. But how do you bring them to life? And how much obsessing is too much? Do you really need to know their favorite food, color, and dessert topping? Learn how to design a character.
I will be presenting with A. Maire Dinsmore, Rick Hipps, and Todd Tepper
How do I Finish???
You have the story, the big climax.. how do you end it?? A lot of beginning writers (and some pros) have problems with that. Come get some ideas.
I will be presenting with Will Mcdermott, Verna Mckinnon, and Rick Hipps
Independent publishing has taken off, especially with the recent rise of the hybrid-author, who is willing to sell work traditionally but not afraid to self-publish and promote. From ebooks to POD, which stories benefit from independent publishing and how do you get them ready? Bring your questions about editing, Kickstarter, cover art, sales price, and marketing.
I will be presenting with Jennifer Brozek Dustin Gross and Thomas Gondola