At Norwescon 33

I’ll be at Norwescon 33 as an attending professional in two weeks.

In addition to just hanging around and being generally bothersome, I’m participating in three panels, one each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and reading my Analog story, Flotsam, on Sunday morning.

Here’s my schedule:

Friday, April 2, 2010 9:00 p.m., Cascade 6
Gender Queers in Urban Fantasy: Where are the novels that discard the gender binary in this genre? Where are the drag queens and other gender queers?

Saturday, April 3, 2010 10:00 p.m., Cascade 7
Avoiding Cliches in Urban Fantasy: How many hard-boiled PIs does one genre need? Gritty locales are fun, but why can’t we ever be at the beach? Magic users, vampires, and werewolves, oh my! Do we need something more original?

Sunday, April 4, 2010 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., Cascade 3
Reading by K.C. Ball of Flotsam, a near-future science fiction story scheduled to appear in the September 2010 issue of Analog.

Sunday, April 4, 2010 2:00 p.m., Cascade 9
Urban Fantasy: Bridge Over a Genre: This is a genre that seems to pull ideas and forms from many different worlds. A little noir here, some mystery there, and oh hey, look steampunk! Where does urban fantasy begin and end?

Norwescon is one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States.

While maintaining a literary focus, Norwescon also provides a venue for other aspects of science fiction and fantasy, such as anime, costuming, art and gaming.

The convention will be held at the SeaTac Double Tree Hotel, April 1-4, 2010. If you’re planning on attending, stop by and say hello.

7 thoughts on “At Norwescon 33

  1. The convention has made a liar of me. =(

    I’m getting my critique with the work shop from 10 – 11 Sunday morning. All told, I think I’d rather sit in on your likely awesome reading than fight off tears while four people tell me what is wrong with my novel excerpt. But it seems rather rude to put them through all that work and then bail out. =)

    My girlfriend will attend in my stead, and I will steer anyone I can towards your reading. I can at least do that much. And I will likely be at most of your panels.

    When would be a good time to pester you to sign the book you’re in?

      • Yep. The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 (that’s the first one), A Thousand Faces #10 and Murky Depths #10. I can understand why you may not have seen those. None of them are are on book store shelves, although all four books are available on Amazon.

        I’d be happy to sign Every Day Fiction Two for you. Just bring it around to any of my panels at Norwescon. We can chat for awhile.

  2. Jeremy: I also have stories in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 (that’s the first one), A Thousand Faces #10 and Murky Depths #10. I can understand why you may not have seen those. None of them are are on book store shelves, although all four books are available on Amazon.

    I’d be happy to sign Every Day Fiction Two for you. Just bring it around to any of my panels at Norwescon. We can chat for awhile.

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