Lightly enough scheduled this year – but this is where you can find me at Orycon:
Fri Nov 27 3-4 pm
Alternate History Fantasy? Fantasy is often written in a pseudo-medieval society. Some authors bring freshness to the setting by traveling the world, while others go backward, or forward, in time or just adopt technology or lack thereof on a secondary world. Lace and blade, prehistoric, and other choices in fantasy, and how magic fits in, if it even has to at all. Panelists: Me and another Alexander, John P. Alexander, no relation; and M.K. Hobson, Michael Ehart, Robin Hobb.
Fri 4-5 pm
Artists, Writers or Loonies? It has been said that writers, artists, filkers, and their ilk are successful because they are wired differently. There are those who will use the word crazy to describe this. How far off the beaten path are they? Panelists: Me (I am MODERATING this one, for my sins… [grin]) and Lubov, Kay Kenyon, Joan Gaustad, Edward Morris, Paul Groendes.
Sat Nov 28 10:30-11 am
Reading from my work
Sat 12-1 pm
Building a balanced mythos. How to balance the mortal, immortal, mythical, legendary and cultural elements when world building. Panelists: Me and Lou Anders, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rebecca Neason, Robin Hobb.
Sat 1- 2 pm
My villain is too mwa ha ha. Help! How to make your antagonists more than a cackling evil caricature without turning them into marshmallows. Panelists: Me and Jennifer Brozek, Christopher Lester, Elton Elliott, Louise Marley/Toby Bishop.
Sat 3:30-4 pm
Sat 4-5 pm
Group 8 Fantasy Novel (writers’ workshop)
Panelists: Me and Brenda Cooper
Also, for those semi-local who may not be coming to the con itself, I will be doing the Science Fiction Signing Extravaganza with a bunch of other wonderful authors at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing (3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. (800) 878-7323) on Sunday, November 29th, at 4 PM – so maybe I’ll see you there (stock up on signed books! Christmas is coming!!! [grin])