Sunday, March 30
|11am||World Building for Fun & Profit||Quiana Kirkland (Moderator)||Kevin J. Anderson, Emma Michaels||Join Kevin Anderson and local writers for a discussion of how world-building, or lack thereof, can make or break your story and how to play God with style.
|12pm||Archetype vs. Stereotype||Ren Cummins & Quiana Kirkland||Kiri Callaghan (Moderator), Dave Wolverton, Ellen Beeman||Most characters naturally fall into literary archetypes, from the wise old mentor, to the temptress– the challenge is making your characters multifaceted and compelling. Join Dave Wolverton and local authors in a discussion of how to avoid cliché and stereotype in your writing.
|1pm||I Need a Hero!||Garth Reasby||Ellen Beeman (Moderator), Patrick Rothfuss, Scott James Magnar||Patrick Rothfuss, Garth Reasby, and Scott James Magner will explore the hero’s journey and how to create compelling heroes today.
|2pm||From Page to Screen||Heather Reasby||Lorna Suzuki, John Gallagher, & K.L. Young||Join Lorna Suzuki, author of the Imago fantasy series and John Gallagher, concept artist for properties such as the popular Baldur’s Gate and Once Upon A Time. This Lorna and John will discuss the challenges of taking a world from the written word to a graphic medium with local writers and film makers.
|3pm||Rad Libs!||Ren Cummins||Kiri Callaghan||Help Ren Cummins and Kiri Callaghan create the best con stories of all time-you supply the nouns, adjectives and exclamations-audience participation encouraged.|
Remember, immediately following each panel, the panelists and moderators will be adjourning to the signing room next door for signing and meet-and-greet opportunities.
If you can’t make it to ECCC in person (and why wouldn’t you?! It’s an awesome place to be!), you need not miss out on the fun. ECCC has a partnership with Flipon.tv to bring out all the programming, as well as live feeds of the show floor. Even better, many of the panels are available for free!
We will also have our table (distinguished by our awesome Talaria Press banner) which will be located at table JJ-21, and we will be signing there all weekend as well.
Check back tomorrow for our table schedule!