Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Come see me at FOGcon!

So, FOGcon is coming up this weekend! Are you going? I am!

The theme this year is SECRETS. I love this theme. Here's how they describe it:

Science Fiction has a long history with secret identities, secret hideouts, secret societies, even secret worlds. So who decides what is secret? How do we keep secrets? How do we discover what is secret?

I'll be there on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8th. My schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 7
Salon A/B
4:30-5:45pm Fantastical Secret Histories
Fantasy has a tradition of secret histories: hidden bloodlines with entailments of powers, old grudges that are inconveniently revealed, and age-old prophecies that finally come to bear. What kinds of secrets are more interesting to read about? What about their revelation makes them exciting?

Friday, March 7
Contra Costa Room
8:00-9:15pm Reading, with Cassie Alexander and 
Come hear my current Clarkesworld story: Suteta Mono de wa Nai (Not Easily Thrown Away)

Saturday, March 8
4:30-5:45pm Ultra Super Party Fun Revision Time
Salon C
Okay, maybe it's not quite that fun. Many writers dislike the revision process. How can you learn to be a better reviser? What are you looking for in early revisions versus late revisions? How many passthroughs should you take on the work? Should you revise the story sometimes after you've circulated it and it hasn't sold, or is that a trap? How do you know when you're done? How about REALLY done? Are there some balloons we could have to cheer us up?

It should be a great time. I hope you can come!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun event and I love the name for the locations! Have fun.