I'll be at ConDFW in the Dallas area next weekend (Feb 21-23), and here's my schedule:
Friday, 5pm: Historical Warfare: Writing Realistic Combat
Panelists: Taylor Anderson, Adrian Simmons (M), J. Kathleen Cheney, Martha Wells
Do you know the difference between an arquebus and a flintlock pistol? Do you know what types of first aid were used in different times of history? What were the four humours of the body? There are many questions which can trip you up if you cover combat in historical fiction. Our authors talk about the research they’ve done and what to look out for when writing for this type of background.
READING (Trinity VIII)
Saturday, 12pm: Jaye Wells, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Martha Wells
PROGRAMMING 3 (Trinity VII)
Saturday, 2pm: The Return of Heroic Fantasy!
Panelists: C. Dean Andersson (M), Martha Wells, J. Kathleen Cheney, Chris Donahue, Christopher Fulbright
Ever wonder what George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones would be like if Conan were in it? So much for winter, by Crom! Bringing heroic fantasy back to the writing world one sword at a time, our panelists discuss how to write in this genre, and what separates it from Epic Fantasy such as Middle Earth and Westeros.
AUTOGRAPHS (Dealers Room)
Saturday, 4pm: Martha Wells, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Lou Antonelli
MAIN PROGRAMMING (Addison Lecture Hall)
Sunday, 11am: Alternate Worlds in Epic Fantasy
Panelists: Taylor Anderson, Martha Wells, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Ethan Nahte, Jeff Dawson
The RPG world of Midnight has been described as “Middle-Earth where Sauron beat up Frodo, reclaimed the One Ring, and has ruled for a hundred generations”. Taking an idea and going a different direction with it is a valuable tool to use in any epic fantasy. Our panelists discuss methods and pitfalls to watch out for.
February 15th, 2014