Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The absentee writer reveals her ConCarolinas schedule

Hey guys. Sorry for the total media silence recently. There has been an utter lack of blogging, tweeting, and facebook and I owe several of you emails. I'm hoping to catch up on email before I leave for the con this weekend, but if I can't reply to everyone, some emails might be answered next week--But don't give up on me! I promise I read every single email and I will reply. (Unless the black void of cyberspace ate the email. If you don't hear from me by the end of next week, you might want to re-send.) As far as twitter and facebook: good news! This weekend is ConCarolinas--one of my favorite small regional cons--so I should have plenty to tweet about in the coming days.

If you'll be at the con (and if you're not planning to, you really should consider it) I'd love to meet you/chat. The organizers have scheduled a great line up of panels (and Panelists!) for the writer's track this year, so I'm very excited. Here is my panel schedule:

Saturday 10:00am (Ballroom A): Magic in the City - Trends in paranormal/urban fantasy fiction.
Panelists: Carrie Ryan, J. F. Lewis, Kalayna Price, Jana Oliver, Pamela K. Kinney, Gail Z. Martin,
Marcia Colette

Saturday 06:00pm (Keynes): Vampires Suck! -  Are vampires overdone or are there still ways to write fresh vampire fiction?
Panelists: Theresa Bane, Kalayna Price, Rebecca Carter, Faith Hunter, Gail Z. Martin, J. F. Lewis

Saturday 07:00pm (Keynes): Howling at the Moon - Creating characters that are werewolves or other were-creatures.
Panelists: J. F. Lewis, Marcia Colette, Faith Hunter, Kalayna Price, Gail Z. Martin, Pamela K. Kinney

Sunday 01:00pm (Ballroom A): Mythology & Folklore - Borrowing from the past for your writings of the future.
Panelists: Gail Z. Martin, Jana Oliver, Kalayna Price, Stuart Jaffe, Natania Barron, Mason Lavin

Sunday 02:00pm (Ballroom A): Truth is Stranger Than Fiction - How you can use today's headlines in your genre fiction.
Panelists: Chris Berman, Kalayna Price, Harry Turtledove, Wendy S. Delmater

When not on panels (or attending them, really, you have to check out the schedule--it's going to be a great weekend) I'll probably be at my table in the writer's area. I also intend to hang out with the Magical Words gang at their Drop-in lunch gathering Saturday from 1-3pm at Boardwalk Billy's (located just across the pond from the conference hotel). This is an informal social event, so think about joining us for lunch!

I hope to see many of you this weekend. Happy hump day!


The Queen B said...

This sounds awesome!! There are so many great Cons and events going on lately. I feel so left out. I'm living vicariously through all of you that are attending :P

Mardel said...

You're going to be on so many panels. I'm amazed (I would be too shy for that). Good luck and have fun. :)