Pi-Con begins this Friday. Eep!
For those of you planning to attend, below is my panel schedule. At other times I can be found on Dealer's Row in the Broad Universe room, hawking books, jewelry, and a few paintings.
Friday 7pm: The Broad Universe
We are the voices of women writing science fiction, fantasy and horror, working to Broaden our members' horizons.
Saturday 11am: Using Fairy Tales in Modern Writing
What fairy tale elements can we use in modern fantasy or sci fi writing, and which ones should we leave alone? How can we use these elements in fresh ways? Is it okay to change the lessons, to change the genders? This will not be a tracing of the history of fairy tales, but about making them work for us.
Sunday 10am: Self Publishing
In what ways is Self Publishing more beneficial than using publishing companies? What options are available to self-publishers? Why do some people disrespect it? What's the difference between "vanity" publishing and self-publishing? Discuss these questions plus how to get into and actually self publish.
Sunday 12pm: (2 Hours) Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
And, during the Rapid Fire Reading I'll be reading from my latest work, Copper Girl, slated for a June 2013 release. (Yes, this is the Big Thing I've been hinting at. I'll tell you more as soon as I can!)
See you there!