Baycon Schedule

I promised you a listing of my Baycon schedule. I will be a guest participating in quite a few panels and readings. Official panel descriptions are in blue, and I’ve added my own notes after.

Friday May 25, 2012

Character Slam Book Hands-on Activity (Camino Real at 5:30 PM)

Emerian Rich will lead a class that will benefit new and seasoned writers along with anyone who just wants to dream up characters.  This can even apply to gamers.

I’ll be the lovely assistant on this one, just adding my two cents on character development and tracking.

Meet the Guests (Ballroom B-C-D at 8:00 PM)

Come meet the Cruise Captain, BayCon 2012 Chairman Cruz Arellanes. Mingle with our guests as our Toastmasters regale us with interesting anecdotes and introduce our Guests of Honor.

Look for me at the writers table. I’d love to chat with you.

Saturday May 26, 2012

Writers Workshop Panel (9 AM-Noon)

Closed session while we critique.

BoF: Hunger Games (Central at 11:30 AM)

Three books, a movie, and the evil Gov’t – what’s not to love and discuss?

I know my previous session runs into this one, but I’m told that BOF (birds of a feather) are informal and it won’t be an issue. The Whedonista panel is also going on at this time. I was originally on that panel, but the time constraints were too difficult. Wish I could attend both.

Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (Central at 1:00 PM)

It keeps being written about – is this a story that never ends?

I love post-apocalyptic fiction, and both my books are set in post-apocalyptic worlds. Still, doesn’t the description make you wonder what we’ll cover? I’m certainly wondering.

Themed Reading: Science Fiction (Central at 2:30 PM)

Come listen to authors read from their science fiction works.

I’m apparently the moderator for this, too, so I’ll get to introduce the authors. I also plan to read my humorous short story “Pirate” from FlagShip Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine – July 2010. You wouldn’t want to miss that!

Sunday May 27, 2012

Themed Reading: Horror (Camino Real at 11:30 AM)

Come listen to our writers reading from their horror fiction.

I may read a section of my short “The Killer with Eyes of Ice” from Live and Let Undead: A Zombie Anthology. It depends on how much time I’m allowed.

BoF: Joss Whedon and the Whedonverse (Pool Deck at 4:00 PM)

Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly.  Join the masses that worship at the altar of all things Whedon.

On the pooldeck? Nice.

Wicked Women Writers (Bayshore at 8:00 PM)

A discussion of the Wicked Women Writers club and how to become a member, what writing clubs do for a writer, if they are worth the effort, talk about Litworld, a non-profit organization the Wicked Women Writers support as well as answer any audience questions.

Join me, Emerian Rich, and Laurel Ann Hill to talk about a great group. We will almost certainly read from the new anthology The Wickeds. My story is the one with the graveyard workers, serial killers, people being buried alive, the occult, and of course, the delicious Twinkies snack treat.

BoF: Horror Addicts (Bayshore at 9:00 PM)

Horror Addicts: People who are physiologically or psychologically dependent on items depicting macabre events. Discuss your macabre addictions and meet some of the cast of the podcast.

Since I’ve had several stories on the show, and joined a cast or two, I’ll be there. But I’ll be tired, so be nice. You may remember stories such as Undergrowth, Great Asp, Stripping the Zipper (no, I won’t be reading that one live), and Graveyard Shift & Re-shift. I’m also one of the voices on the newest season of Gothhaus. And a guest judge for past Masters of the Macabre or Wicked Women Writer challenges, in addition to being the 2009 Most Wicked. Whew!
Plus, I give Emz a hard time, and that’s always fun to watch.

Just for Fun

There is Regency dancing on Friday and Sunday nights. I hope to be there for some of it, though Sunday night looks pretty busy. If you see me there, ask me to dance!

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