Convolution was a heck of a lot of fun. I spent a lot of time with Wendy and Richard Pini, Richard Kadrey, Ivan Van Norman, and M. Todd Gallowglas. The Frouds were very busy but I did get to chat with them in passing.
10 Things that may or may not have happened at Convolution. 8 of these are real.
1. Richard Kadrey may or may not have referenced “bad eggs in a trucker’s bordello in Mississippi” during a conversation.
2. I may or may not have missed a couple of my panels.
3. M. Todd Gallowglas may or may not have been drugged to the gills.
4. I may or may not have punched Matt Marovich for making me read that awful book for his podcast “Your Book is Why Daddy Drinks.”
5. Richard Pini may or may not have been walking around with a tabloid newspaper for some serious Sunday morning reading.
6. Multiple Convolution staffers may or may not have forgotten their pants.
7. I may or may not have made the Convolution Chairwoman, Kimmi, cry.
8. Tycho may or may not have told me a secret about his hair.
9. Ivan Van Norman may have convinced me to write a zombie novella even though I hate zombies.
10. I may or may not have made the papers while I was in California.
Next up… OryCon 35. Here’s my schedule as far as I know.
Sat Nov 9 1:00pm-2:00pm
Hybrid Vigor: Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing
Don't believe the True Believers on both sides of this non-existent divide: you can be both a traditional AND a self-published writer. Learn how to let the project choose the path.
(*)Annie Bellet, Phoebe Kitanidis, Tod McCoy, Ken Lizzi, Jennifer Brozek
Sun Nov 10 11:00am-12:00pm
Urban Fantasy made real
Increasingly, stories are being placed in modern times or locales but with fantasy elements to them. Whether it is wesen in Portland or vampires in Washington, how does one effectively blend these very different elements? Alternatively, what are some examples of how NOT to accomplish this?
Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, (*)Devon Monk, Rhiannon Held, Jennifer Brozek
Sun Nov 10 1:00pm-2:00pm
Writing in Other People's Worlds
The fine art of franchise writing: working with established universes like Star Trek, Star Wars and more--including the new Kindle Worlds licensed fan fiction program.
(*)Jess Hartley, SD Perry, Wendy N. Wagner, Jennifer Brozek, Scott Alan Woodard