On May 22-25, I'll be at Comicpalooza
in Houston. It's a great con, with a ton of panels on writing and art and costuming and film and pretty much everything you can think of, on top of a massive convention floor with artists, dealers of all kinds, celebrity signings, robots, 3d printers, circus acts, etc.
(If you decide to go, I recommend that you get your pass online and then pick it up as early as possible. On Saturday last year there were huge lines to get in.)
Here's my schedule. Last year there were book signings at the Barnes and Noble table, but I don't know if they're going to do that this year.Friday:
5:30-6:30 Fifty Shades of Fae: Fairies in Fiction (F) 03-350B
How have contemporary fantasy authors used the classical folklore and literature of fairies to create modern stories? What are some of the best stories involving the faerie otherworld?
Martha Wells, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Raven Raye, C. D. Lewis, Janet Wrenn (M) Saturday:
11:30-12:30 Writing Tips and Tricks: How to Create Believable Worlds (CBW) 01-350A
World-building in fiction can be a challenge. How much is enough? How much is too much? Authors share techniques for creating believable, immersive worlds in fiction writing.
P. J. Hoover, Steve Bein (M), Martha Wells, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Rachael Acks, Kerrelyn Sparks
2:30-3:30 Tips for Aspiring Writers (CBW) 23-352B
New to writing? Not sure where to start? Come and learn from published authors, who will share tips, dos and don'ts, and personal stories about how they began their writing careers.
Patrice Sarath, Martha Wells, Rachael Acks (M), Rachel Caine, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon Sunday:
2:30-3:30 Business 101 for Writers (CBW) 05-350C
Writing is more than just finishing your short story or novel. Come learn from pro writers about the business side of writing: budgeting, networking, website creation, promotional materials, branding and more.
Martha Wells, Jonathan Maberry, Kimberly Frost, Jake Kerr (M), K. M. Tolan