My Capclave 2018 Schedule

I’m proud to be on Programming for Capclave 2018, the DC area’s best SF/Fantasy literary convention. The event is being held in Rockville, MD from September 28 – 30. Here are the details of my schedule:

Friday

Afternoon Dealer’s Room
Manning the table for Tannhauser Press and the Hourlings.
 

Saturday

10:00 AM Blurred Lines: Writing & Marketing Mixed-Genre Books

Sometimes, the book you want to write doesn’t fit into traditional genre patterns. Sometimes, it fits into ALL the traditional genre patterns. Authors who write books that defy standard shelving paradigms gather to discuss the virtues and pitfalls of genre-bending: finding your audience, marketing through genre-specific channels, generating industry acclaim, finding your niche, and more. Join us as we talk about how it really is okay to write that historical fantasy murder mystery in space!

With: David Keener, Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry), Brenda W. Clough, Andrew Fox (Moderator)

Afternoon Dealer’s Room
Manning the table for Tannhauser Press and the Hourlings.
 

Sunday

10:00 AM Author Table: David Keener & Laura Montgomery
Selling (and signing) books at the designated Author Table.
 
11:00 AM Making the Future Work

What things are necessary to make the future successful? What are the jobs and technology of the future? Which jobs are most likely to go away? Which jobs will stay and what will they look like? What should the underlying infrastructure of your future world look like? For example, what should go into planning for the city of the future.

With: David Keener, David Bartell, Bill Lawhorn (Moderator), Joe Stech

1:00 PM Writing Killer Fight Scenes That Matter (Two-Hour Workshop)

Does your story come to a screeching halt every time there’s a fight scene? Do readers think your fight scenes are…tedious…instead of exciting? How realistic should your fight be? Discover how real people react to violence, and how you can use this information to make your conflict more believable. Learn how to craft fight scenes that engage your readers, advance your plot and reveal character.

With: David Keener

4:00 PM Time Travel Storytelling

A discussion of the cultural implications of time travel. Should an author use appropriate to the time language in their time travel and historical stories, or is it OK to use modern sensibilities? Is it fair to readers to give historical figures beliefs that were never shown in their real life actions?

With: David Keener (Moderator), Doc Coleman, Iver Cooper, Alan Smale

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