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Mary’s Friday NASFIC schedule

The item on today’s schedule to which I wish to draw your attention is the Shades of Milk and Honey launch tonight.

Friday

10:00 AM — RCC 306B
Longevity Panel
Mary Robinette Kowal, Henry Stratmann

2:00 PM – RCC 306B
Editing: The Necessary Evil of Publishing
John Hertz [m], Dan Hoyt, Chris A Jackson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Stanley Schmidt, Lawrence M Schoen

3:00 PM — RCC 203
Revive Fandom’s Relevance to the 21st Century
Mary Robinette Kowal, Mur Lafferty, Amy H Sturgis

8:00PM –Raleigh Hospitality Suite, 3rd floor, Marriott
Shades of Milk and Honey Launch
This will be a gentle reception with Regency music, games and a shadow puppet play.

Mary’s NASFIC programming schedule

Ta-da! Here is my schedule for NasFic in Raleigh, NC. Who will I see there?

Thursday

3:00 PM — RCC 305B
Schmoozing: How to Network at a Con
Davey Beauchamp [m], Dan Kimmel, Mary Robinette Kowal

4:00 PM —  RCC 305A
Reading
I’ll be reading from
Shades of Milk and Honey. Not surprisingly…

Friday

10:00 AM — RCC 306B
Longevity Panel
Mary Robinette Kowal, Henry Stratmann

2:00 PM — RCC 306B
Editing: The Necessary Evil of Publishing
John Hertz [m], Dan Hoyt, Chris A Jackson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Stanley Schmidt, Lawrence M Schoen

3:00 PM — RCC 203
Revive Fandom’s Relevance to the 21st Century
Mary Robinette Kowal, Mur Lafferty, Amy H Sturgis

8:00PM –Raleigh Hospitality Suite
Shades of Milk and Honey Launch
This will be a gentle reception with Regency music, games and a shadow puppet play.

Saturday

10:00 AM — RCC 306A
Creative Insults
Dan Hoyt, Mary Robinette Kowal, James Daniel Ross, Alex
Wilson

1:00 PM — MAR Alumn
Writers Workshop — Section 3
Mary Robinette Kowal, Lawrence M Schoen

5:00 PM — RCC Boardroom
Kaffee Klatch
Come chat!

9:00 PM — RCC 306C
Great First Lines
Mary Robinette Kowal, Lee Martindale, John Pierce, Matthew Rotundo

Sunday

RCC Exhibit Hall — 10:00 AM
Autographs
Carl Frederick, Chuck Gannon, Mary Robinette Kowal

2:00 PM –MAR State EF
The Art of Information Dumping (Section 2 of 2)
Marcia Colette, Eric Flint, Andrew Fox, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tom Ligon, Matthew Rotundo [m]

You are cordially invited to the Shades of Milk and Honey debut party

The reception for Shades of Milk and Honey‘s debut at NASFIC will feature Regency costumes, beverages, desserts (including the legendary poundcake baked by authoress’s mother) as well as party favors, readings, music, and a shadow puppet show in miniature.

If you are unable to attend, please be assured that festivities will take place in other cities as well.  Mrs. Kowal profoundly hopes that you will honour her with your company.

ReConStruction Writing Workshop Notice

I’ll be one of the workshop instructors at NASFIC this year. Here are the details from Oz Drummond, the organizer of the workshop.

Please pass the word along…ReConStruction is only a few weeks away now.

There will be a writing workshop at the NASFiC in Raleigh, known as ReConStruction. There will be two, actually. Allen Wold will run a workshop where participants will do some on-the-spot writing. Friends of mine (who aren’t writers) have enjoyed that workshop at CapClave.

Meanwhile, I have organized a workshop like the one held in Montreal at Worldcon last summer. The sections are scheduled to critique three manuscripts submitted in advance. There will be two professional writers in each section. Each participant will also critique the other two manuscripts and receive feedback from four people on their own work in the space of two hours. It’s an intimate setting, a private session that’s not open to the public, five writers in a room talking about writing.

Submissions must be 8,000 words or less. They should have some sort of speculative element to the story, in science fiction, fantasy, or horror. They can be YA, middle grade, adult. Submissions can be a short story or an excerpt from something longer, such as a novel. Excerpts should be accompanied by outlines or a synopsis and the total should be 8k or less.

If you’re interested, the email address link is here: http://www.reconstructionsf.org/?page_id=421. You can also put a comment on this post or send a message via livejournal to birdhousefrog. The slots are first come, first served, so don’t delay. You can only reserve your spot when you actually send in your submission. We won’t be charging an administrative fee for this workshop and the manuscripts will be distributed electronically for critiquing.

The following professional writers have agreed to be critiquers:

  • Jack McDevitt
  • Mark Van Name
  • Steve Miller
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Lawrence Schoen
  • Matthew Rotundo
  • Tom Doyle
  • Carl Frederick

Please repost, link, etc.

So head over to Oz’s site to sign up for the ReConStruction Writing Workshop.