Posts Tagged ‘appearance’

I’ll be at Rustycon this weekend!

Rustycon 34 is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention, held locally in at the Seatac Marriot, with approximately 500 – 700 people in attendance. They have multi–track programming in writing, art, gaming, cosplay and more. They also have a dealer’s room,  art show, game room, and a hospitality room for the general membership. Itinerary for Elizabeth Guizzetti

Fri Jan 13 3:00:pm Fri Jan 13 4:00:pm Magic or Religion?
Washington C Priestess, cleric, mage, witch, sorcerer. What are the differences and who should I use in my story?
Bruce Taylor Elizabeth Guizzetti G.R. Theron Jeremy Zimmerman

 

Fri Jan 13 7:00:pm Fri Jan 13 7:30:pm Reading Elizabeth Guizzetti
Tacoma Reading from Elizabeth Guizzetti’s newest work, The Grove. A sorcerer believes waking a few ancient gods will save humanity from itself. (And Elizabeth will bring chocolate chip macaroons using the recipe from the novel!)
Elizabeth Guizzetti

 

Fri Jan 13 8:00:pm Fri Jan 13 9:00:pm Are You Sure You Want To Go There?
Washington C Writing about the darker things in life; Rape, torture, childhood trauma, Sex with Dwarves. Sometimes it’s done for a laugh. Sometimes it is done for an emotional response. Sometimes, we ask ourselves “What was THAT all about?!” This will be a panel that goes into the darker side of writing, where the envelope is not only pushed but fed to the shredder. When is “shock” essential to the story, and when is it sensational?
Bruce Taylor Elizabeth Guizzetti G.R. Theron John Lovett

 

Sat Jan 14 12:00:pm Sat Jan 14 1:00:pm Self-Publishing – When and Why to go Indie
Tacoma Self-publishing is a viable career path, but is it for you? Discover the answer as a formerly traditionally-published author gone indie takes you through the ins and outs of what you need to consider when looking at self publishing. Includes balancing the risks and rewards, questions of creative control and freedom, and, of course, the financial side of things.
Elizabeth Guizzetti Tod McCoy
Sat Jan 14 12:00:pm Sat Jan 14 1:00:pm Self-Publishing – When and Why to go Indie
Tacoma Self-publishing is a viable career path, but is it for you? Discover the answer as a formerly traditionally-published author gone indie takes you through the ins and outs of what you need to consider when looking at self publishing. Includes balancing the risks and rewards, questions of creative control and freedom, and, of course, the financial side of things.
Elizabeth Guizzetti Tod McCoy

Sat Jan 14 3:00:pm Sat Jan 14 4:00:pm How do I finish???
Washington C 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.
April Daniels Elizabeth Guizzetti John Lovett Tom D Wright

 

Sat Jan 14 5:00:pm Sat Jan 14 6:00:pm The Bechdel Test
Washington C What is the The Bechdel test and why does it matter? Do you have at least two female characters in your novel that have conversation *not* about a man? Discuss why this is so important, especially in genres that aren’t romance.
Elizabeth Guizzetti John Lovett Rebecca Birch Sienna Saint-Cyr

 

Sat Jan 14 7:00:pm Sat Jan 14 8:00:pm Self Marketing for Artists and Writers
Evergreen I Some basics can be applied to any self-marketing. What has worked in the past for our panelists, what have they tried that was a total bomb?
Anthea Sharp Elizabeth Guizzetti Michael Suiter Rob Carlos

 

Sat Jan 14 8:00:pm Sat Jan 14 9:00:pm Why the heck do I write?
Washington C Lousy pay, long lonely hours, no recognition. Heinlein called it the other solitary vice. Pros and not-so-pros discuss why they keep on writing.
Bruce Taylor Elizabeth Guizzetti Geoffrey Quick Richard Gilmore

 

Sun Jan 15 2:00:pm Sun Jan 15 3:00:pm Violence in our World, Violence in our Stories
Everett Let’s do some soul searching. Are there any super hero movies that don’t end with the hero physically pounding on the villain? Do all SF/fantasy novels tell readers that violence is the only real answer? What stories avoid violence and yet still grip the reader from start to finish? Are there stories we are not telling?
April Daniels Elizabeth Guizzetti Michael S. Warner Tom D Wright
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My RadCon Schedule

RadCon “The big Con with the Small Con feel” is a Science-Fiction Convention held annually in Pasco, Washington. They cater to all genres within the SciFi community and have a variety of panels, gaming, films, artist alley and more.

Note: This year I will just be attending on Saturday.

 

Sat Feb 13 10:00:am Sat Feb 13 11:00:am Evaluating Writing Critiques
2203 So you’ve had a manuscript critiqued and you’re trying to decipher the feedback. Some people say one thing. Some people have quote rules. How do you tell the good advice from the bad? This panel will discuss how to keep the advice that benefits your writing while ignoring the bad.
Bruce Taylor Elizabeth Guizzetti Mark Ferrari S. A. Bolich Shannon Page Tom Gondolfi

 

Sat Feb 13 3:00:pm Sat Feb 13 4:00:pm Webcomic Construction
2201 Webcomics can look easy to do, but jumping in blind can sometimes result in cramped pages, aborted plots, difficult file sizes, and a lot of frustration. This is for the people who want a webcomic, but are stuck on where to begin. Meg James will discuss tips for planning, scripting, and other technical aspects of creating your webcomic.
Elizabeth Guizzetti Kenneth Siefring L James Meg James

 

Sat Feb 13 6:00:pm Sat Feb 13 6:30:pm Elizabeth Guizzetti
Reading (2211) Elizabeth Guizzetti reads from The Light Side of the Moon
Elizabeth Guizzetti

RustyCon Schedule

Held at the Seatac Hilton, 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. If you’re looking for the convention experience without the crowds of ECCC or the pressure of Norwescon, you’ll LOVE Rustycon.

Hope to see you there!

Fri Jan 15 4:00 – 5:00 pm
What I Would Have Liked to Know? Emerald D 2016
Tips from old pros. What we really would have liked to know when we started out. Things that we would have liked to have someone tell us 30 years that would have made a world of difference to where we are now.

Panelists: Elizabeth Guizzetti, Jeremy Zimmerman, Randy Henderson

6:00 – 6:30:pm
Elizabeth Guizzetti Reading from The Light Side of the Moon

Sat Jan 16 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Craft: Writing Non-Traditional Story Arcs Emerald D 2016
Did you see that episode of Sherlock where John got married and it seemed like a pointless clip show until everything came together? How about the one where Picard’s Enterprise got stuck in a time loop? Fiction doesn’t necessarily move in a fully linear order. Come discuss the less-well-traveled plotting techniques with local authors.
Panelists: Cheryce Clayton, Elizabeth Guizzetti, John Lovett, Michael Ehart

3:00 – 4:00pm
Critique Groups and Meetups Emerald D 2016
How do you find a decent meetup or critique group? What should you look for in a group? Are there red flags to watch for?

Panelists: Elizabeth Guizzetti, Grant T. Riddell, Manny Frishberg, Tom D Wright

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Vulnerability Via Writing Emerald D 2016
The act of writing makes us vulnerable. Intentionally facing our truest fears and deepest pain can give our stories dimension, meaning, and purpose. While writing can be therapeutic, how much is giving too much of ourselves? How can our work be informed by life experiences, without necessarily being autobiographical? And once the words are on the page, how and why would we let them go? Come prepared to look at writing in a new way.
Panelists: April Daniels, Elizabeth Guizzetti, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Tom D Wright

6:00 – 7:00:pm
Designing Technology for Dystopian Futures Emerald D 2016
Learn how authors design future technology for science fiction and Utopian/Dystopian futures using their imaginations, current tech and new inventions.
Elizabeth Guizzetti, Greg Hallock, Jean Johnson, Mike Birch

Sun Jan 17 10:00 – 11:00 am The Craft of Word Creation & Word Choice
Emerald D 2016
Linguistics is more than the creation of a language. It’s also word choice, dialect, accents, and culture. What’s really modern, and when should you invent words? (Will include Janine’s embarrassing story of adding Shakespearean English to a video game world. Why would she do such a thing? Find out and watch her blush.) Join us as we look at how and why to make a new language, and why you might just want to use an existing one!
Panelists: Alma Alexander, Elizabeth Guizzetti, Janine A. Southard, and Raven Oak

12:00 – 1:00:pm Favorite Female SF/F Authors–New & Old Emerald D
With the change in publishing, access to books has grown exponentially like never before. In a sea of books, how does one discover new female authors? Join us as we discuss our favorites, new and old, and how female writers continue to pave the way for the next generation. Come find out who’s missing from your collection!
Elizabeth Guizzetti, Janine A. Southard, John (JA) Pitts, Michael Ehart

Upcoming Author Appearances November 22nd & 23rd

OtherSystems_2x6_frontMeet over 20 Pacific Northwest Authors at Barnes & Noble!

Friday November 22, 2013 1:00 pm to 6 pm

Come meet local authors of various genres. Benefiting Treehouseforkids.org, BookFair# 11247640!

I will primarily be promoting Other Systems. I will have free bookmarks and buttons at my table.

Downtown
Pacific Place, 600 Pine St Suite 107, Seattle, WA 98101, 206-264-0156

Author Times
 1-6pm: Zachary Bonelli, Karen Page, Glenn Stenson, Aubrey Kae Anderson.
1-3pm: Holli Anderson, Will Anderson, Megan Moreno, Mike Hartner, Jenifer Maier, Lorenzo Leonard, Jana Mohr Lone.
2-4pm: Cecy Robson, TM Franklin, Jordan Chaney, Judith Folk, Larry Mulkerin, Kathleen Ellis, Florence Petheram.
4-6pm: Elizabeth Guizzetti, Tina Bustamante.

Creating A Graphic Novel Workshop!

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Kent Public Library  Kent WA
November 23
2-4 pm

Learn how graphic novels are written and produced from this independent comic book author and artist.  Topics will include developing ideas, character design, plotting, storyboarding and more. All supplies included. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, please call the library to register 253-859-3330.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Library

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