I’ll be a Programming Guest at DragonCon(Atlanta, GA) Sept 1-5, 2016. Please feel free to stop by and chat. Better yet, bring your books for signing AND chat!
Here’s my current programming schedule:
Murder, Mystery, and Monsters Combining the elements of mystery and crime fiction with the imagery of horror. Fri 11:30 am Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Frayed Ends of Sanity: Asylums in Horror An exploration of the role of sanitariums in horror. Sat 05:30 pm Location: Chastain I – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Genre-Bending–Making it Work for You Great ideas sometimes splatter across genre divisions. How can it work to your benefit? How can you turn that great idea into a great novel? Sun 05:30 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Short Shocks to the System The art of crafting unforgettable short horror fiction. Sun 08:30 pm Location: Chastain I – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
The Writing Process We know writers write. But how do they write? What process do they follow to generate the wonderful stories we love to read? Sun 10:00 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Influences of Myth and Legend on Today’s Fantasy How to use myths and legends to enrich your fiction. Mon 01:00 pm Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
As soon as I have my schedules, I’ll post them on my website and blog.
DragonCon is always trippy, with 65,000 people or so attending. It’s one of my favorites. I love the costumes, shows, parade, masquerade, music, and panels: i.e., everything!
Alicia Lurye always does a fabulous job at organizing and running Roc-Con, which attracts 3-5,000 people. Last year, I got to hang out with Brent Spiner: Data from TNG! This year, Alicia’s bringing in Lou Ferrigno, The Incredible Hulk. I hung out with him once before, way back in 2000 at the Grand Slam Star Trek Convention in CA. Returning again this year is J.G. Hertzler, General Martok from DS9 – he’s a GREAT guy & loads of fun!
This will be my first time as a Programming Guest at BoucherCon World Mystery Convention. Heather Graham, who is SUPER, is bringing in Harlan Coben, R.L. Stine, and David Morell, among others.