In January of 2016, ConFusion, in Michigan, was the first conference I attended as a writer. I knew absolutely no one and no one knew me. This year I return as a panelist. What are they thinking?!
Here's my schedule! (So exciting ;):
Saturday 1/20, 10:00 AM, Ballroom A&B. Reading: Dyrk Ashton, Emmy Jackson, Ferrett Steinmetz. Authors read from current or forthcoming works
Saturday 1/20, 11:00 AM, Interlochen. Panel: Screenwriting in Genre. What does it take to be a screenwriter in SFF? How is screenwriting different from prose fiction? Sam Morgan (M), Mallory O'Meara, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck (James SA Corey), Dyrk Ashton.
Saturday 1/20, 4:00 PM, St. Clair. Autograph Session. Come meet your favorite authors, artists and musicians and have them sign things! (Please limit your signing requests to 3 items per person). Matthew Alan Thyer, Dyrk Ashton, Mishell Baker, Brandon Black, Elly Blake, Gail Carriger, Suzanne Church, Michael Cieslak, Seleste Delaney, Kate Elliott, Amal El-Mohtar, Janet Harriett, Christian Klaver, Jeffrey Alan Love, Mark Oshiro, Cherie Priest, Adam Rakunas, Jason Sanford, Michael J. Underwood
Sunday 1/21, 11:00 AM, Interlochen. Panel: Long Tail of the Tall Tale. Tall tales, like their fairy tale cousins, are reinvented in every culture around the world. Handed down through generations, they provide context for how humans relate to each other and to stories. How have these oral traditions influenced today’s fiction? Is there such a thing as a modern tall tale? Dyrk Ashton (M), Michael J. DeLuca, Sarah E. Gibbons, John Chu, Bernadette Bosky.