That’s right, I’ll be at the 50th Balticon this coming weekend doing the following:
10pm-10:50pm Panel: Trends in Erotic Short Fiction, with Nobilis!
11pm-11:52pm Erotica Reading: with KM Sparza & Stephanie Burke
11am-12:20pm Workshop: Web Serial Toolbox
11pm-12:20am Panel: Hot Hot Hot or Not?
11am-11:50 Panel: Writing Series: Good Idea? W/RA McAvoy, Michael Swanwick, and Allen Steele
8pm Panel: How To Keep Your Series On Track! W/Carl Cipra, William Galaini, Scott Andrews, James Minz
10:30pm – 12:20am Circlet Press Variety Show
Full details below the cut!
Friday, 6:15pm-7:15pm Autographing
PDR Table 1. Bring stuff you want signed or drop by to peruse my small selection of books I’ll have with me for purchase. I’m not bringing a lot so if there’s something you want, ping me ASAP so I can pack it before Thursday when I head out!
To reach the Watertable Private Dining Room (PDR), go all the way through the hotel bar on the 5th floor. The PDR is behind the glass wall on the left just before the RPG Gaming Salon.
Friday, 10pm-10:50pm Panel: Trends in Erotic Short Fiction, with Nobilis!
In the St. George room. “Panelists discuss this years trends in Erotic Short Fiction. What’s themes are we seeing more of? What are we seeing more of: character driven stories or pot-driven stories? How about the quality of the writing? Audience Q&A welcome!”
I may have giveaway goodies for those who come with questions to ask!
Friday, 11pm-11:52pm Erotica Reading: with KM Sparza & Stephanie Burke
Also in the St. George room!
Each of us will read something scorching hot and then send you off to have erotic fun of your own by midnight.
Saturday, 11am-12:20pm Workshop: Web Serial Toolbox
In Parlor 9029 (Renaissance).
This is the same workshop I taught at the Nebulas weekend but with a longer timeslot so hopefully there will be time for Q&A.
Serialized fiction is an old art form with a 21st century medium: the Internet. In this workshop we’ll discuss how a web serial can be a crucial cornerstone in building a writing career: not only why but how to run a web serial, the pros and cons (mostly pros) of serializing your fiction online, the difference between serializing novel you’ve already written in order to build readership or draw attention to a series and developing a serial and writing it in “real time”, the various platforms available for writers for serialization, ways to publicize your serial, monetizing your serial, free online tools, and much more.
Saturday, 11pm-12:20am Panel: Hot Hot Hot or Not?
In Parlor 8059 (Renaissance), with me, Arinn Dembo, Ally Bishop
Panelists discuss what they think makes erotic SF/F hot for women. Or Not. They’ll be reading examples of both for the discussion.
Sunday, 11am-11:50 Panel: Writing Series: Good Idea?
In Parlor 8029 (Renaissance), with me, RA McAvoy, Michael Swanwick, and Allen Steele
The tremendous success of the Songs of Ice and Fire is only one of the examples of how popular can book series be. Yet, something can also be said for great stand alone books. This panel will discuss advantages and disadvantages of writing book series, and some of the unique challenges authors face when they are writing sequels and reintroducing the same characters and worlds all over again.
Sunday, 8pm Panel: How To Keep Your Series On Track!
in Pride of Baltimore (Renaissance)
W/Carl Cipra, William Galaini, Scott Andrews, James Minz
I missed this panel in my original communications from the con, but it’s added now!
Sunday, 10:30pm – 12:30am Circlet Press Variety Show
Ballroom (MD Salons CD) (Main Tent)
Circlet Press, as you might know, specializes in Erotica For Geeks. That means mostly erotic science fiction and fantasy, with some forays into other alternative sexualities as well. In our Variety Show we’ll have some erotica reading, some fun prizes to be won (by the audience), a quick round of the Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords Game Show, and who knows what other sexy fun we’ll cook up?