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Friday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Often the best conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents, and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.

Available topics this hour are:
  • Modern & Historical Ceramics
  • Glassblowing
  • Weaving
  • Pattern-making
  • Orreries
  • Building a Fan Base and Branding in Self-Publishing
  • Writing Workshops
  • Queries
  • Scrivener, Autocrit, and Other Writing Software
  • Writing SF for TV
  • Graphic Design
  • Book Covers
  • Project Management
  • Bullet Journaling
  • Teaching Creative Writing as Supplemental Income
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Hypnosis


Speakers
avatar for Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Author, Paper Golem LLC
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, founded the Klingon Language Institute, runs a small press, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors' issues. He's been a finalist for Campbell Award, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula Award, and... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Lyons

Jenn Lyons

I'm a fantasy author and artist. My first book, The Ruin of Kings, is expected in Winter 2019, by Tor Books. I have 20+ years of experience as an illustrator and graphic artist, and am also a veteran of the video game industry. I have an embarrassing number of hobbies.
avatar for Michael Cassutt

Michael Cassutt

writer-producer, Hulu, Apple+, Netflix, Syfy
In addition to novels, short stories and non-fiction, I've written, produced or developed a great deal of SF/fantasy for television: THE TWILIGHT ZONE, MAX HEADROOM, EERIE INDIANA, THE DEAD ZONE, Z NATION, BLACK SUMMER and now WILD CARDS and FOUNDATION.
avatar for barbara barnett

barbara barnett

author
Barbara Barnett is author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books). She is Executive Editor of Blogcritics Magazine (blogcritics.org), a general-interest online magazine, for which she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and interviews... Read More →
avatar for Curtis C. Chen

Curtis C. Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Ciana Doidge

Meghan Ciana Doidge

Writer, Old Man in the CrossWalk
Indie publishing, branding, urban fantasy
avatar for Heather McDougal

Heather McDougal

Head Designer, The Magic Pavilion Tent Company
I have a lot of in-depth knowledge about crafts: glassblowing, ceramics, moldmaking, casting (glass and metal), architectural design, weaving, felting, dying, costuming, sewing, patternmaking, and lots of other things, as well as the history of these arts. I own a tent company (still... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom

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