Orycon 09 Schedule

Orycon starts tomorrow, which I’m very much looking forward to. Here is my schedule and I hope to see some of you there.

Panel Start Panel End Panel Title
Panel Location Panel Description
Moderator in Bold
Fri Nov 27 12:00:pm Fri Nov 27 1:00:pm I have a story idea, where do I start?
Madison Beginnings, middles and endings. Characters and situations. What is required to translate your great idea into a real story.
David D. Levine, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mary Rosenblum/Mary Freeman, Robin Hobb
Fri Nov 27 1:00:pm Fri Nov 27 2:00:pm Nanowrimo: Shut up and Write In!
Madison A brief explanation of National Novel Writing Month and why this isn’t just a practice novel. NaNoWriMo writing time follows.
Kamila Miller, Shannon Page, Mary Robinette Kowal
Fri Nov 27 4:00:pm Fri Nov 27 5:00:pm Group 1 Fantasy Short Story
Mary Robinette Kowal, Michelle Lyons
Fri Nov 27 5:00:pm Fri Nov 27 6:00:pm Stalking the wild anthology – tips for success
Morrison How to get invitations to anthologies, and once you`re in, how to balance standing out vs. fitting with the anthology, how stories work in the grand scheme of total word count, and other anthology lore.
Kal Cobalt, Jennifer Brozek, William F. Nolan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rhea Rose
Sat Nov 28 10:00:am Sat Nov 28 11:00:am SFWA Business Meeting
Hawthorne SFWA Members are urged to attend. SFWA’s Western Regional Director will brief members of the latest developments in SFWA.
James Fiscus, Mary Robinette Kowal
Sat Nov 28 12:00:pm Sat Nov 28 1:00:pm Building a balanced mythos
Roosevelt How to balance the mortal, immortal, mythical, legendary and cultural elements when world building.
Lou Anders, Mary Robinette Kowal, Alma Alexander, Rebecca Neason, Robin Hobb
Sat Nov 28 2:00:pm Sat Nov 28 2:30:pm Mary Robinette Kowal reading
Madison Mary Robinette Kowal reads from her work.
Mary Robinette Kowal
Sat Nov 28 4:00:pm Sat Nov 28 5:00:pm Google Book Settlement
Morrison What’s all the fuss about the Google book settlement? If the courts okay it, how would it affect writers? Does it violate the basic rules of copyright? What do published writers have to do to protect their rights?
James Fiscus, Patricia Briggs, Michael Briggs, Mary Robinette Kowal
Sat Nov 28 5:00:pm Sat Nov 28 6:00:pm Broad Universe readings
Washington Broad Universe is an organization for promoting and celebrating genre fiction written by women. Members will read short excerpts from their work.
Camille Alexa, Kamila Miller, Brenda Cooper, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Mary Robinette Kowal, Kristin Landon, M.K. Hobson, Phoebe Kitanidis, A.M. Dellamonica
Sun Nov 29 11:00:am Sun Nov 29 12:00:pm The unique challenges of urban fantasy
Roosevelt Increasingly, stories are being placed in modern times or locales but with fantasy elements to them. Whether it is wizards in Walla Walla or vampires in Vancouver, how does one effectively blend these very different elements? Alternatively, what are some examples of how NOT to accomplish this?
Patricia Briggs, Irene Radford/P.R.Frost//C.F. Bentley, Devon Monk, Mary Robinette Kowal
Sun Nov 29 1:00:pm Sun Nov 29 2:00:pm All our cats are green
Grant Exploration of everyday applications of science fiction technology in the lives of Joe-average characters. What are the societal consequences of transporters, and do you really want to go there with your story? What if all major diseases were conquered, or all people were immortal?
Elton Elliott, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jennifer Brozek, David W. Goldman, Richard A. Lovett
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3 Responses

  1. karen wester newton

    Wow, they are keeping you busy! I was on a Google books settlement panel at WFC (which was before the recent amendments) and did some homework to prepare for it. If you want to brush up on it, the Wikipedia entry is especially useful for its links to sites like the Public Index.

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