RadCon 7 Schedule

It’s that time again! This weekend (February 12-14), I’ll be at RadCon 7 in the Tri-Cities. If you happen to be there, too, come say hello! Here’s my panel schedule:

Friday,  12:30-1:30pm, 2201
Are You Geek Enough?
From casual video game players to new Whovians, how do we determine if somebody belongs? Should we be more welcoming regardless of what brings a person to the realm of Geekdom? How do we define “geek” anyway?

Saturday, 11:15am-12:15pm, 2203
I Am (Want to Be) a Writer, But I Need Some Questions Answered!
How do you self publish? Should you self publish? Do I need an agent? Why? Should I use a Pen Name? What if I do? I heard… but then I heard…? Bring your burning questions about being a writer, and we will do our best to salve them!

Saturday, 1:00-2:00pm, Autograph Table
I’ll be signing autographs with Bobbie Benton Hull, David Boop and Herb Leonhard!

Sunday, 10:00-11:00am, 2203
Our world, and our fandom, is expanding. How is a simple SF/F author to keep up? Come talk with a panel of authors who know a thing or two about inclusive writing. Find out how to go about, why to go about it, and when to go about it (Hint: The answer is now!)

Sunday, 12:30-1:30pm, 2203
The Devil’s in the Details
How well the author visualizes the scene is crucial to keeping the reader from confusion. How do you avoid yanking the rug out from under the reader by suddenly changing night to day, enclosing forest to moonlit plain, burning peril to a cakewalk, etc.? Learn common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Sunday, 1:45-2:45pm, 2203
To Outline or Not to Outline
Do you sit down in front of the keyboard and the story just spills out, taking you places you didn’t know you wanted to go or do you write your first scene, then find you are stuck? If the latter, you might be an outliner!

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