November 12th, 2009

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Orycon here I come again...

Lightly enough scheduled this year - but this is where you can find me at Orycon:

Fri Nov 27 3:00 - 4:00:pm Alternate History Fantasy? Multnomah 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.
M.K. Hobson, Alma Alexander, Michael Ehart, Robin Hobb, John P. Alexander

Fri Nov 27 4:00 -5:00:pm Artists, Writers or Loonies? Jefferson/Adams 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?
Lubov, Kay Kenyon, Alma Alexander, Joan Gaustad, Edward Morris, Paul Groendes (I am MODERATING this one, for my sins... [grin])

Sat Nov 28 10:30 - 11:00:am Madison
Alma Alexander reads from her work.

Sat Nov 28 12:00 - 1:00:pm Building a balanced mythos Roosevelt How to balance the mortal, immortal, mythical, legendary and cultural elements when world building.
Lou Anders, Mary Robinette Kowal, Alma Alexander, Rebecca Neason, Robin Hobb

Sat Nov 28 1:00 - 2:00:pm My villain is too mwa ha ha. Help! Roosevelt How to make your antagonists more than a cackling evil caricature without turning them into marshmallows.
Alma Alexander, Jennifer Brozek, Christopher Lester, Elton Elliott, Louise Marley/Toby Bishop

Sat Nov 28 3:30 - 4:00:pm Autograph table 1 Autograph session
Alma Alexander

Sat Nov 28 4:00:pm Sat Nov 28 5:00:pm Group 8 Fantasy Novel WW2
Alma Alexander, Brenda Cooper (writers' workshop)

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])

Oh, and spammers...?

Sending an email - from somebody I don't know - with the subject line of "Don't be stupid" - it's, like, you know, GUARANTEED to make me hit the delete button without any further ado. I would have thought that was NOT your intention.

But don't call me stupid, 'mkay?... Bad pick up line, that. Bad. Try it in a bar sometime and see how far you get.

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Music can be absolutely amazingly VISUAL...

I don't really watch Battlestar Glactica, so when swan_tower mentioned this particular piece I had no idea about what it was - but it sounded intriguing enough for me to go hunt it and see if I could find it to listen to. Did - it's here -

- and now my mind is full of story. Something called "The Place Where Jinni Die" = all about Eastern Fire Demons and a place beyond time...

Hmmm. Anyone care to read it? We could turn this into a crowd-funding experiment...