Friday, February 11, 2011

Will you be at RoundCon?

I can't believe how fast February is flying by. I swear I blinked and opened my eyes to find the first third of the month had already passed. I guess time has never been my friend, but the middle of the month means that one of the events I'm looking forward to is right around the corner.

This year I will be kicking off my conference and convention season the weekend of the 18th with RoundCon, a fantasy and gaming convention right in the heart of Columbia, SC. Faith Hunter (Rogue Mage and Jane Yellowrock series), Misty Massey (Mad Kestrel), and I met not so long ago to plan and propose some topics for the con's creative track, and it looks like everything is set to go. There will be a great selection of creative guests (as well as gaming and anime tracks if your geek-nature swings those directions) so it looks like it will be a great weekend. Here are some of the topics planned:
  • Pitch Session Tactics Pitch like the major leagues and learn how to increase your chance to sell your book.
  • Fiction to Gaming, How Hard Can it Be?
  • Books with Pictures The new popularity of comics and the novel-to-comic transition.
  • The Flawed Hero
  • Building Magic Systems Learn how to develop you own magic system for your fiction or game universe!
  • Post Apocalyptic / Alternate Reality What? My world isn't weird enough already?
  • The Battle Over Sex Paranormal Romance vs. Urban Fantasy, vs. Erotica
  • Open Forum - Ask the Writers You have questions. We have answers.
Sound like fun? I'm hoping so!
This will be my first time as a guest at RoundCon, but as this is a smaller con, I have the feeling the panelists will have more time and availability to interact and address questions from the attendees--especially in the open forums!--than at some of the larger cons, so if you have questions you've always wanted to ask a published writer, this would be a great opportunity.

I hope to see you there!


Amanda said...

Looks like a blast. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

See if anyone you know has audio recording equipment, and any of those could become strong podcast-able clips that people would love to hear.

Elf said...

South Carolina...ack! So far away! What other cons do you expect to be able to visit this year? I randomly picked up "Grave Witch" at Borders last week, and have since become a fan! I'd love to be able to meet you, but DAMN is SC a long way from Southern California. Maybe I should send my NC-bound co-author to snag your autograph? Tee hee. XD

Kalayna Price said...

Thanks Amanda!

Anon, that probably would have been a fun idea, but I might run into some legal issues. I'll look into it for the future.

Kalayna Price said...

Hi Elf. Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Sorry I have no conventions scheduled on the West coast this year--I'll see if something can be arranged for 2012. In the meantime, I've ordered bookplates so if you'd like one of those and want to send me a self-addressed stamped envelope, I'll gladly sign one for you. ^_^