lagilman: coffee or die (Default)
 Which continues to be a lively,bustling convention, with a wide range of interests attending and represented.  Even the 10am panels had a sizable crowd, and while the mass signing was quiet, my kaffeeklatch afterward was packed and vocal.  So that was fun.  And I got to see people I only see once a year, or thereabouts.

Gave the first public reading of "Remembrance" from the anthology "Weird California."  It's a ghost story with a side order of wine history. Because of course it is. Halfway through the story I realized I was reading from  a production file, and I'd turned off track changes so's not to get hung up on the red marks, and... there were therefore words missing.  I plowed through, nonetheless, improvising where I couldn't figure out/remember what 'd written.  I don't think the story suffered much (or nobody seemed to mind, anyway).

I gave my last panel of Saturday night a pass (after clearing it with Ops), and came home to spend time with the felines, because I'm off to work this morning (we had queries as to if we'd be open today, so we're open today.  As I've said more than once, this is why you have diversity on your retail staff: so nobody has to work on their particular holy days if they don't want to.  I'm fine with covering Easter, someone else can handle Yom Kippur).

And on Tuesday I'm off for EnWhySee, where I'll be reading at the Fantastic Fiction series at the KGB Bar, attending a wedding over the weekend, and generally reconnecting briefly with my city (and my mom).  Updates as they happen...
lagilman: coffee or die (coffee)
originally published at http://www.lauraannegilman.net/my-2017-norwescon-schedule-april-14-15/



 If it's spring, it must be time to head south - to SeaTac and Norwescon, anyway.

Due to other obligations, I will only be there Friday and Saturday, but they managed to book me up pretty well within those limitations.  And if I'm not on a panel, historical precedent suggests I'll be in the bar... stop by and say hi!

 

Friday:

Worldbuilding: Coin of the Realm
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Laura Anne Gilman (M), Nancy Kress, Renee Stern, Wendy N. Wagner

Inclusive Voices in Horror
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crystal Connor (M), Laura Anne Gilman, Julie McGalliard

How to Tackle a Revision
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Laura Anne Gilman (M), Jude-Marie Green, Jak Koke, Andrea Howe

Saturday

The Fine Art of Description
10:00am - 11:00am
Laura Anne Gilman (M), Renee Stern, Peter Orullian, Tegan Moore, Kay Kenyon

Reading:Laura Anne Gilman
2:30pm - 3:00pm

Autograph Session 2
3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Grand 2
Catska Ench, Cory Ench, Ethan Siegel, Ian McDonald, Marc Gascoigne, Mike Underwood, Nancy Kress, Alexander James Adams, Cat Rambo, Dale Ivan Smith, Erik Scott de Bie, Evan J. Peterson, Jeremy Zimmerman, John (J.A.) Pitts, Jude-Marie Green, Kristi Charish, Laura Anne Gilman, Liz Argall, Django Wexler, Frog Jones, Raven J. Demers, Spencer Ellsworth, Susan R. Matthews, Morgue Anne, Brenda Cooper, Lisa Mantchev, Bella la Blanc, Mark Teppo, Claudia Casper, Susan diRende, Kristy Acevedo

Koffee Klatsch: Laura Anne Gilman
4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Pro Suite

Check your Writer Privilege
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Jason Vanhee (M), J. F. High, Jude-Marie Green, Laura Anne Gilman

lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
Heading down to Portland this weekend for OryCon, so if you'll be there, this is where I'll be...


Fri Nov 18 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Minor Characters: Talking about the ones who don't always get mentioned in the cover copy, but are often more fun to write...
Brenda Cooper, David Dvorkin, Laura Anne Gilman, Stoney Compton, Tina Connolly

Fri Nov 18 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Endeavour Awards Presentation: in which I am there in my role as nominee (for SILVER ON THE ROAD), and happy just to be there. :-)


Sat Nov 19 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urban Fantasy Made Real: We're gonna make it real. Obviously, this could end badly...
Jennifer Brozek, Josh Vogt, Laura Anne Gilman, Ripley Patton


Sat Nov 19 3:00pm - 4:00pm
If You Could Talk to the Animals... :  Speaking of things that could end badly...
Judith Conly, Laura Anne Gilman, Mark Teppo, Sara Mueller, Sharon Roest

Sat Nov 19 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Magic and the Occult in Alternate History:  Or, how we'd do it if it were done just a little differently.
Diana Gill, Laura Anne Gilman, Laura Whitcomb, Sara Mueller, Stephen Couchman


Sat Nov 19 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Laura Anne Gilman: Reading

(this is a change from the previously scheduled 8pm reading! Please spread the word as it may not make it into the schedule!)


Sunday I will be heading back to Washington, so any appearances at OryCon is just your wishful hangover.
lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
I've been off the convention rounds for a while, between my dad dying this summer, and then a metric load of work slamming into me, but in November I'll be heading down to OryCon in Portland, November 18th-20th, and hope to see a lot of folk there!

(and if you're in the area but not coming to the convention, drop me a line anyway! There is always time for a kaffeklatsch!)

For them as will be there, here's my schedule:



Fri Nov 18 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Minor Characters: Talking about the ones who don't always get mentioned in the cover copy, but are often more fun to write...
Brenda Cooper, David Dvorkin, Laura Anne Gilman, Stoney Compton, Tina Connolly

Fri Nov 18 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Endeavour Awards Presentation: in which I am there in my role as nominee (for SILVER ON THE ROAD), and happy just to be there. :-)


Sat Nov 19 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urban Fantasy Made Real: We're gonna make it real. Obviously, this could end badly...
Jennifer Brozek, Josh Vogt, Laura Anne Gilman, Ripley Patton


Sat Nov 19 3:00pm - 4:00pm
If You Could Talk to the Animals... :  Speaking of things that could end badly...
Judith Conly, Laura Anne Gilman, Mark Teppo, Sara Mueller, Sharon Roest

Sat Nov 19 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Magic and the Occult in Alternate History:  Or, how we'd do it if it were done just a little differently.
Diana Gill, Laura Anne Gilman, Laura Whitcomb, Sara Mueller, Stephen Couchman


Sat Nov 19 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Laura Anne Gilman: Reading

(this is a change from the previously scheduled 8pm reading! Please spread the word as it may not make it into the schedule!)


Sunday I will be heading back to Washington, so any appearances at OryCon is just your wishful hangover.
lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
The official t-shirt for Necon read "what happens at Necon, stays at Necon." There are some photos floating about, but convention reports, not so much. You want to know, you've got to go.

This morning, I spent an hour doing preliminary promotional stuff for the paperback release of SILVER (October) and the hardcover release of COLD EYE (January). Now I get to write more of Still Untitled #3 (late 2017/early 2018) and poke people about the proofs for COLD EYE, and news on Still Untitled #4.

Series writing means never getting to say "I have nothing to do."
lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
There's something deeply unnerving about knowing that your fiction is going to be sharing GoH pages with Joe Hill. I'm just saying. In defense, I intentionally chose something unfinished and unpolished, so I have an excuse.

Of course, if he does the same, I'm sunk.

Meanwhile, I'm in prep mode, which for Necon consists mainly of making sure I have proper clothing (tank tops and shorts), bug spray, and booze. Oh and polishing up my mini-golf game.

(Seriously. Necon is not like your usual genre conventions)

There's only a single track of programming, but they've got me pretty well cooked:

3 p.m. Between My World and Theirs: Balancing Work for Hire with Your Own Inventions
9 a.m. Magic in Low Places: Fantasy without Royalty (a 9am panel? Someone will Hear About This)
1 p.m. Guests of Honor Interview (Note: extended 90-minute panel). The interviewers are Canadian. I'm sure they'll be terribly polite, right?
lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
AKA "Where I will be this weekend."


(all rooms subject to last-minute change at the whim of whim)


Fri 11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Cascade 3&4
So You've Finished a First Draft
Django Wexler (M), Rhiannon Held, Randy Henderson, Frances Pauli, Laura Anne Gilman

Fri 1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Cascade 9
Fanfic Fears
Minim Calibre (M), DameRuth, Dee Wright, Laura Anne Gilman

Fri 3:00 PM-4:00 PM - Cascade 13
More Than Just Scorned Victims
H.M. Jones (M), Laura Anne Gilman, John (J.A.) Pitts, Spencer Ellsworth

Fri 7:00 PM-8:00 PM - Cascade 7&8
Adding Realistic Details to Your Fantasy Writing
Adrienne Carlson (M), Alan Paulsen, Nina Post, Laura Anne Gilman

Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM - Grand 2
Autograph Session 1
Amber Bariaktari , Caroline M. Yoachim, Dave Bara, Dean Wells, Erik Scott de Bie, G. Willow Wilson, James C. Glass, Jennifer Brozek, John (J.A.) Pitts, Kristi Charish, Django Wexler, Frog Jones, Rhiannon Held, Sonia Orin Lyris, S. A. Bolich, Morgue Anne, Robert J. Sawyer, Spencer Ellsworth, Steven Barnes, Tori Centanni, Cat Rambo, Don Maitz, GregRobin Smith, Jeremy Zimmerman, Laura Anne Gilman

Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM - Cascade 2
Characters Bearing Witness
Cat Rambo (M), John (J.A.) Pitts, Laura Anne Gilman, Lillian Cohen-Moore, Sonia Orin Lyris

Sat 6:00 PM-6:30 PM - Cascade 1
Reading: Laura Anne Gilman
(yes, you will get to hear from THE COLD EYE.  And possibly a bit from "The Case of the Tom in Trouble")

Sat 8pm-> I will probably be barconning.  Feel free to stop by and say hi if you see me!

Sun 12:00 PM-1:00 PM - Cascade 7&8
The Forgotten (Forbidden) Room
Bill Gruner (M), Adrienne Carlson, Ann Shilling, Laura Anne Gilman

Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Cascade 10
Location: Horror's Unsung Character
Laura Anne Gilman (M), Lisa Bolekaja, Arinn Dembo, K. M. Alexander, Logan L. Masterson
lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
 Being a Guest this weekend at Anachracon was a blast - the people were great, the panels were lively, the costuming delightful, my fellow attendees were each and every one fascinating people, and at no point did I feel overworked or underappreciated.  :-)  Also, I got to sit in on a very lively game of Cards Against Humanity that apparently went on for another hour after I called it quit at 2:30 am....

I also seem to have agreed to write two new short stories, and possibly edit an anthology.  Um?  (and all this, on a minimal amount of booze!)

Anyway, this is a great-fun convention, and comes with the meerkat clawmark of approval.  *nods*

And now, having written 1500 words on one of those stories, I get to chill at the dead dog before an oh-god-early flight home tomorrow....
lagilman: coffee or die (peevy short chick)
I will be a Guest at Anachrocon this weekend, and there’s something I want everyone there to know.

I may look about as tough as a toasted corn muffin, but I lived and worked in NYC for two decades. I take no shit, and I give no shits. If you are at the convention and feel unsafe or harassed, you can walk straight up to me, no matter who else I'm talking to, and tell me you need Leverage (term in this usage suggested by the awesome Seanan McGuire).

I will listen to you.
I will be your safe space.
I will walk you to the nearest security person you feel comfortable with, and stay with you until you're ok.
I will follow-up on what I know.


And if your harasser tries to interfere, I will, within the limits of our personal safety, be the blockade needed to get you to safety. And I will not hesitate to call down the rage of heaven (aka convention and hotel security) if I think it is warranted.

With luck and the better angels of human nature, this will never be needed, there or at any convention going forward. But if it is, you have Leverage.
lagilman: coffee or die (sky dragon)

Later this month I will be wending my way to Atlanta to be a Featured Guest at AnachroCon, which I am seriously jazzed about.  Looking over my schedule, you'll probably be able to guess why.  :-)

If you're attending, or just hanging around town wondering what to do that weekend, I'd love to see you guys!

(and, as promised (threatened?) on Twitter, if I see anyone cosplaying Isobel or Gabriel, I will probably burst out in tears and/or add you to the acknowledgements of the new book.  If anyone's cosplaying Flatfoot, I will adore you forever.)

Friday February 26th

2pm-3pm: Beginnings and Beyond: Horror Origins of the Weird Western

4pm-5pm: The Monsters of Horror

5pm-6-pm: Horror Television: Penny Dreadful, Sleepy Hollow, and Supernatural

7pm-8pm: Ghost Stories: Literary and Real Life

(at 8:01pm I collapse into the comfiest chair in the bar)

Saturday February 27th

12pm-1pm: The Weird in the West: Contemporary Treatments

1pm-2pm: Once Upon a Time in the Weird West: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales Reimagined

4pm-5pm: Diversity in the Weird West

7pm-8pm: Beyond Schoolmarms and Saloon Girls: Women of Steampunk and the Weird West

8pm: The AnachroCon Salon: In Which Many of Our Author Guests Will Be Reading From, Selling, and Signing Their Works

Sunday February 28th

11am-12pm: Fantasy as Alternate History

(all schedules subject to last minute changes and alterations as the concom and Fate see fit)

lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
Just made it official - with much regret, I will not be attending DragonCon this year.

This is the first time in...many years I'll be skipping it, and I know I'll be cranky af seeing everyone having such a great time but... well, there were reasons and they were the right reasons.

(on the plus side: I won't have to deal with the airports over Labor Day. That is a definite silver lining....)
lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
And kudos to the crew there for getting it out well ahead of time, so panelists have time to actually prepare!

So if you're there and want to see me there, this is the what and the where*.


Fri 11:00am - 12:00pm - Cascade 3&4
So You've Finished a First Draft
Django Wexler (M), Rhiannon Held, Randy Henderson, Frances Pauli, Laura Anne Gilman

Fri 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Cascade 9
Fanfic Fears
Minim Calibre (M), DameRuth, Dee Wright, Laura Anne Gilman

Fri 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Cascade 13
More Than Just Scorned Victims
H.M. Jones (M), Laura Anne Gilman, John (J.A.) Pitts, Spencer Ellsworth

Fri 7:00pm - 8:00pm - Cascade 7&8
Adding Realistic Details to Your Fantasy Writing
Adrienne Carlson (M), Alan Paulsen, Nina Post, Laura Anne Gilman

Sat 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Grand 2
Autograph Session 1

Sat 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Cascade 2
Characters Bearing Witness
Cat Rambo (M), John (J.A.) Pitts, Laura Anne Gilman

Sat 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Cascade 1
Reading: Laura Anne Gilman
(yes, you WILL be getting a sneak at THE COLD EYE!)

Sun 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Cascade 7&8
The Forgotten (Forbidden) Room
Bill Gruner (M), Adrienne Carlson, Ann Shilling, Laura Anne Gilman

Sun 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Cascade 10
Location: Horror's Unsung Character
Laura Anne Gilman (M), Lisa Bolekaja, Arinn Dembo, K. M. Alexander, Logan L. Masterson



*subject to revision at the concom's whim
lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
After the whirlwind of San Diego and San Francisco, where it was Too Warm but I got to see all sorts of friends new and old, and sign a lot of books, there was the whirlwind of New Hampshire and Another Anime Convention. Which was awesome in all sorts of ways I didn't expect, and there were all sorts of awesome people there, and did I mention New Hampshire, where it was cold and there were snow flurries and massive swathes of gold and red and orange leaves?

Yeah.

Oh, and there was an Outing.


During Another Anime Convention, a small group of voice actors and writers were taken out on a cold, dark New Hampshire night, and turned loose into a haunted park.

This is the only photo that exists of that fateful night.




(they all made it home safely, and were revived  with beer and cake)



And now I am home again, but the soft push on SILVER ON THE ROAD continues.....
lagilman: coffee or die (casual photo)
The DragonCon programming folk were kind enough to give me afternoon/evening panels, or the most part, so Operation Meet-Me-For-Breakfast is a Go.  I repeat: Operation Meet-Me-For-Breakfast is a Go.  Friday morning, 8:30-9:30, at a Location TBA here and via Twitter.  There may (will) be t-shirts, galleys, and Other Items for the early birds....


The Official Schedule

Friday

The Plot Thickens: Mystery & Suspense in UF

Fri 02:30 pm Location: Chastain ED - Westin
How mystery & suspense characterize Urban Fantasy.

The Weird West Rides Again!
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Augusta 3 - Westin
The changing genre of the Old West: alternate history, sci-fi, and fantasy.
(note: I will have a few advance reading copies of SILVER ON THE ROAD with me at this panel, if you come up and ask nicely....!)

Saturday

Reading
Sat 02:30 pm Location: Edgewood - Hyatt
(I will be reading from both SILVER ON THE ROAD and the next Sylvan Investigations novella)

Challenges for Today's Writers
Sat 07:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F - Hyatt
Who's paying the rent? Is insurance even an option? Where's the money coming from? When can I quit my day job?  And other items of importance that will come up out of nowhere...

Sunday

Backdrop: Settings and Locales in UF
Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain ED - Westin
How settings influence characters and worlds.
lagilman: coffee or die (naptime)
Norwescon is a nifty convention, large (3k attendees, I was told) but well-run, and filled with fans of all ages and colors (including one who was purple), the costuming was excellent, the panels were very well-attended, the conversations fascinating, and apparently Simon Green and I have a comedy duo we can take on the road if this writing things fails out...

And the bar had very comfortable seating, and almost enough of it.

Interestingly, it wasn't a heavy-drinking convention. At least not for me. Two glasses of wine in the evening was my worst indulgence, and asleep well before midnight.

And a half-hour drive home, even with traffic. I liked that.

So yeah - hooray for my new 'local' convention.  And hooray for them taking no shit from would-be creepers...




And tomorrow we're back to the write-all-the-things and edit-all-the-things and file-all-the things schedule. Kinda looking forward to it, actually.
lagilman: coffee or die (meerkat coffee)
Last night's reading, despite being at the awkward hour of dinner-o-clock on the first day of the convention, was reasonably well-attended, and by some people I didn't know from Joe! That's always nice. Then there was the panel on the use of the hard-boiled mystery element in urban fantasy, which...well, I suspect our moderator wanted it to be a different panel, but I think we got some good discussion in on mystery elements, the shared pup origins, and whatnot. And good audience participation.

I called it an early night - having spent all that morning squiring a friend around town so she could get her bearings, and then doing two panels, I was feeling slightly faded-out around the edges. The plan is to keep my sleep patterns (and my eating patterns) as healthy as possible, so I don't lose a day to recovery, after.

Today, lunch plans, then three panels.  And possibly some bar time.  You're all shocked, I know.

Meanwhile, am still writing. Because Deadlines.

"He’d reached the point of presuming that what she felt she needed to do, she would find a way to make done.

That presumption might well get him killed, but it wasn’t as though he couldn’t die any number of ways otherwise. All flesh failed, and every story he’d ever been told of those who wished otherwise, ended badly."



My hero has read the Hero's Guide to Reality. I <3 him a great deal.
lagilman: coffee or die (meerkat coffee)

One of the bonuses of moving to the west coast is a bunch of new conventions become my "locals" - including Norwescon, the weekend of April 2nd-5th.

So if you're going to be there too, and find yourself shut out from all the GRRM-y GoH goodness by the crowds, here's where I'll be....  (all rooms final only after we're actually in them..check your schedule for last-minute changes!)

Thursday

Reading: Laura Anne Gilman
6:30pm-7:00pm - Cascade 1
(There may be cookies.  There may also be minion t-shirts for giveaway....)

Urban Fantasy's Hard-Boiled Detective Roots
8:00pm-9:00pm - Cascade 7&8
Pat MacEwen, Kurt Cagle, Kristi Charish, Laura Anne Gilman

Friday

Believable Magic
2:00pm-3:00pm - Evergreen 3&4
Laura Anne Gilman, Django Wexler, Rosa Acicularis, B. D. Kellmer, Corry L. Lee

Fan Fiction vs Original Fiction
4:00pm-5:00pm - Cascade 5
Diana Copland, Laura Anne Gilman, Rosa Acicularis, Rachael Sabotini

Writing a Series
8:00pm-9:00pm - Cascade 10
Laura Anne Gilman, Rhiannon Held, Esther Jones, Simon R Green

(considering the over-the-yardarm hour, the topic, and the participants, this one might get...amusing.)

Saturday

Biggest Mistakes I Ever Made
10:00am-11:00am - Evergreen 1&2
Laura Anne Gilman, Simon R Green, Jack Skillingstead, Nicole Dieker

(bring a pad, take notes.)

Autographing
Sat 3:00pm-4:00pm - Grand 2
Jeff Sturgeon, Django Wexler, Randy Henderson, G. Willow Wilson, Kristi Charish, Frog Jones, Richard Hescox, Darragh Metzger, David J. Peterson, Esther Jones, Jeremy Zimmerman, John (J.A.) Pitts, Kevin Radthorne, Laura Anne Gilman, Michael G. Munz, Rhiannon Held, Leannan Sidhe, Steven Barnes, Tim McDaniel

The Heroine's Journey
8:00pm-9:00pm - Cascade 3&4
Laura Anne Gilman, Marta Murvosh, Catherine Cooke Montrose

(I may have raised my hand for this panel so fast I threw my shoulder out...)

On Sunday I'll be participating in the Writer's Workshop, and then heading for home, so if you're going to catch me it'll have to be at breakfast..... (yeah, breakfast on the Sunday of a convention. We'll be the ones with our faces down in the bowls of coffee...)

lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
I am home from RoberCon, no thanks to Rt. 87, which turned into a parking lot pretty much the entire way from Rt 17 to NYC, for no reason we could tell.

It was, ducking the tl;dr, an excellent convention, well-attended (they filled their available space without becoming TOO crowded), well-paneled (the conversations were lively and intelligent and utilized audience participation well), and well-fed. And the fact that this was only their second year? It's pretty amazing how well they've got their shit together. If you're in the Binghamton area next September, give 'em a try!

robercon
(April Steenburgh and I, mid-question, during the dystopian fiction panel. We look disturbingly pleased with ourselves, considering the topic matter...)

I also go to shill the new Kickstarter for TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER, since our editor/publisher was there as well. Nearly 80% funded, with $2100 to go - and you'll be able to get new stories from Seanan McGuire, David B. Coe, Faith Hunter, Stephen Leigh, Gini Koch, Laura Resnick, and me - pls Other Really Good Writers to be Named Later, as we hit stretch goals!

My story?  Nuh-uh.  You don't get a hint until we hit 90%.  :-)   But one of our stretch goal authors, Juliet McKenna, has blogged about hers...



And now, with the cats placated, there are new words to write. Older words to rewrite. Blog posts to ponder. Coffee. Coffeecoffeecoffee. Hello, Monday!
lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)

Reminder that I'll be Writer GoHing at RoberCon in Binghamton NY next week, September 27-28!

For them as will be there, and them as follow along at a distance, my schedule...

SATURDAY:

11 a.m.
When It All Falls Apart: Dystopian Fiction and Our Modern Times

Presenters: Crystal Sarakas (moderator), April Steenburgh, Laura Anne Gilman, Gwenne Dawson, Andrew Haggerty
While dystopian fiction is nothing new (think 1984, Brave New World, The Handmaid’s Tale or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), its mainstream popularity has grown in recent years, especially with young adults. We’ll talk about how dystopian fiction has evolved, why it’s gaining attention now and what its newfound audience means for this sub-genre’s future.

12 p.m.
From Your Mind to the Page: Making Your Ideas a Reality

Presenters: Crystal Sarakas (moderator), Laura Anne Gilman, Joshua Palmatier, Deborah Blake
Lots of people come up with ideas for a story, but how do writers carry those to completion? We’ll talk with authors about the nitty-gritty of writing, from that first spark of an idea to seeing your idea in print and all the glamour and work in between.

2 p.m.
Author Guest of Honor: A Conversation with Laura Anne Gilman

Laura Anne Gilman, April Steenburgh (moderator)
Writer, editor and wine aficionado, Laura Anne Gilman is a woman of many hats. Join in for a conversation on writing in various genres, working for large publishers and small presses as well as crowd funding and that fascinating way the things you love slip into your writing.
(LAG's note: based on the facebook discussion thread about this, I can already tell you it's going to be EPIC)


SUNDAY:

12 P.M.
Reading and signing.

1 P.M.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Writers and Worldbuilding

Presenters: Crystal Sarakas (moderator), Laura Anne Gilman, Joshua Palmatier, Deborah Blake, Jill Shultz
What are the rules of worldbuilding? What are some of our panelists’ favorite examples of worldbuilding done right? How much detail should you go into, and how do you make sure that the plot is central, and not the scenery?

3 P.M.
Women Writers: Their Influence and Future

Presenters: Jill Shultz (moderator), Deborah Blake, Roberta Rogow, Laura Anne Gilman
From Mary Shelley to J.K. Rowling, women have profoundly influenced SF and fantasy. Yet according to the book review statistics, we’re still overlooked — and many casual readers believe women only write certain kinds of stories. We’ll bust some myths and add to your “to-be-read” pile.

lagilman: coffee or die (citron presse)
Today is when estimated 3rd Q taxes are due in the mail, if that's a thing that you need be concerned with. Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood freelancer....

Meanwhile, the editorial revisions to CLAWED (Gin & Tonic #4) are back with my editor as of this morning (on schedule, go me!). So what's up for the rest of 2014?


Well, I'm still waiting on the revisions letter for SILVER (I keep reminding myself it's 'only' been 10 weeks since I handed it in....argh). So when that does hit, it's all decks on hand for that. And it will be an intensive revision, because we're also going to be working with the language experts and the weaponry experts, to make sure no Actual Facts got FUBARd during the creative process.

Other than that?

I'm still waiting on the edits for WORK OF HUNTERS, and I need to finish AN INTERRUPTED CRY, and get those out to the kickstarter backers.

And I owe an editor a short story, and there are two other short stories that have been waiting in queue for...a while now. Oops.

Hrm. 2014 was a relatively quiet year for new releases from me, with only the new mystery and a short story, but it looks like 2015 might be...kinda busy.

(Plus - wearing my other hat - I have a client manuscript incoming any time soon, and a handful of short stories to edit.  Wheeeee.)


oh yeah, and if you're in the upstate NY area, I'll be GoHing at RoberCon in Binghamton at the end of this month.  Hijinks at this location are highly probable.

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