My ConFusion panel schedule
Posted December 21, 2014on:
ConFusion is a science fiction/fantasy convention held in Detroit every January. This year’s special guests include Karen Lord, Ted Chiang, Joe Abercrombie, and Steven Erickson. Something I love about ConFusion is the huge variety of science, writing and literary panels: everything from building languages for your fantasy world, to optimistic far future science fiction, to romance in fantasy and scifi, to writing good fight scenes, to demos for swordplay, to cosplay photography, to building colonies on Mars, to fun with liquid nitrogen, to remote control Daleks, to well, you get the picture. It’s one of those Cons where there are ten activities every day you want to go to, and three of them are happening at the same time, and in the end, exhausted, you end up at the bar having a drink with some author or other. Learn more about ConFusion at their website, and at their Facebook page.
Five panels I am guaranteed to be at, because I’m a panelist. Here’s my panel schedule:
Saturday 6pm: What Should I Read Next?
Suggestions of what to read next, based on what you just read and loved
Saturday 7pm: Writers as Fans, Fans as Critics, Critics as Writers and Fans
Reviews are not for authors, they’re for fans. But many authors are engaged, critical fans. How can authors engage with fans without creating a chilling effect on criticism?
Saturday 9pm: Is Paradox Really So Bad?
So there you are, back in 2015, and you almost run right into yourself! But really, who cares? Is the universe really going to end? Or will you just walk away saying “Well, that was the most screwed up thing I’m going to see today?” How bad would time travel paradox be, really?
Sunday 12pm: Book Reviewing 101
Starting and running your book review blog, how to get ARCs, and more.
Sunday 2pm: Wait, There’s More to Comics than Superheroes?
Superheroes remain popular comic book characters — but comics can be any subject matter or genre. What are your favorite comics with unusual themes and characters?
wow, that’s gonna be a busy Saturday evening! and an exciting Sunday!
the unscheduled event I’m planning to be at is Saturday 10pm: the bar. Someone save me a seat.
Will you be at Confusion? Let me know, so we can try to meet up!
Are you on a panel with me? Tweet me or comment below, and we can chat a little ahead of time. I’m looking forward to meeting you!