My Ravencon 2013 Schedule

On the weekend of April 5th, I’ll be a guest at Ravencon, a small but fun convention in Richmond, Virginia. This year, they’re having a steampunk theme. RavenConBannerThere’s also a costume competition and my artist wife Heidi Hooper is a judge. It’s always a lot of fun to visit my hometown, even if I hardly get to see any of it since I’m in a hotel all weekend.

Anyway, here are the panels where you can find me (and more may be added):

Books without Borders: (Friday 5 pm) Authors will talk about the various ways of publishing that are out there today. It is a brave new world for the publishing world. But which one is right for the beginning writer? And which one should an author with publishing credits under his/her belt decide is the best choice for them? With Kevin J. Anderson, Betty Cross, Laurel Anne Hill, and Rebecca Moesta.

Opening Ceremonies: (Friday 7 pm) Wherein all the guests are introduced. (To see the complete guest list, click here!)

Big Brother is Watching (Maybe): (Friday 8 pm) Cell Phones, Tablets, PCs, Laptops, Digital TVs … Panelists will discuss how today’s technologies might, or might not, be what 1984 warned us about. With Debra Killeen, Jim Bernheimer and Patrick Vanner.

The Eye of Argon: (Friday Midnight) The worst science fiction story ever written gets a reading by our brave panel as they compete to go the longest without tripping over a misspelled word or laughing uncontrollably. Audience members are also encouraged to take a chance. Can you keep a straight face? With CJ Henderson, KT Pinto and Peter Prellwitz.

The Business of Game Design: (Saturday 1 pm) You have a great idea for a new game. Now what? Our experts tell you how to turn your idea into a workable game, produce it, and market it. With Rob Balder, Robert E. Waters, and Joan Wendland.

Writing Up Close and Personal: (Sunday 10 am) This panel will cover point-of-view choices and how to “write close” to your point-of-view characters. With Laurel Anne Hill, Patrick Vanner, and Leona Wisoker.

Balancing Your Writing With the Rest of Your Life: (Sunday Noon) How to be a part time writer when you’ve got a full time family/life/job. With Tera Fulbright, Michael Hanson, Tally Johnson, Monica Mariner, and Janine Spendlove.

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