In two weeks, I’ll be at Comicpalooza, a huge comic convention in Houston that’s always lots of fun. It also has a pretty sizable literary tract, with multiple panels devoted to both traditional and indie publishing, which is a fact it doesn’t get enough credit for.
Anyway! I’m going to be on several panels over the weekend, so here’s my schedule! Including
Friday, June 17
The Storytelling of Star Wars | 10 AM | Rm 271 E
For nearly four decades, Star Wars characters and storylines have captivated the public. What is it about Star Wars stories that so attracts us?
Writing in the Sci-Fi Genre: Lasers, Lightspeed and Little Green Men – Oh Dear! | 1 PM | Rm 350 B
Focusing on the science fiction genre, a panel of authors talk about how they create entire galaxies of worlds, dotting the page as the sky is dotted with stars. Learn about the ins and out of writing in the science fiction genre, and ask them from where they draw their inspiration to boldly go where no writer has gone before.
Saturday, June 18
Marketing for Writers: How to Sell What You Write | 11 AM | Rm 350 F
You’ve just finished writing your great story, so now what? Hear from the pros on how to promote your novel or short fiction. Tips from published writers on how to promote your novel or short fiction.
Cross-Genre Explorations | 2:30 PM | Rm 350 B
Join Writespace faculty members as they explore a new phenomenon in literature: genre blending. Panelists will discuss how popular authors like Kazuo Ishiguro, Margaret Atwood, Stephen King and J.K. Rowling have crossed genre lines to create great stories. How do these writers successfully use elements of different genres within one story? Where are genre lines drawn? We’ll explore how to write within and outside of genre, blending mystery, science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, horror and more! Panelists include writers from a variety of genre backgrounds.
Sunday, June 19
Signing | 11 AM | Exhibit Hall @ the Barnes and Noble Booth (#2801)
Bring me things, I’ll sign them.
A History of Science Fiction | 4 PM | Rm 350 A
Journey through the history of science fiction genre, from its basis in ancient literature to today. When did robots first appear in science fiction? Was Shakespeare’s The Tempest the first Mad Scientist story? What was the first dystopian story? We’ll explore how science fiction has evolved throughout the years, and our panelists will give their insights on what the future of science fiction literature holds.
And on a final note, there is a panel on Sunday at 1 PM that I am in no way involved in, I don’t even know who’s going to be presenting it, but I will be there like it’s my patriotic duty. That panel is called A BRIEF HISTORY OF BUCKY BARNES and it will be in room 352 B.