Norwescon 2011 schedule

I’m heading up to Norwescon tomorrow via train and am very much looking forward to it.  If you are looking for me, here are some of the places to find me. Who else is going?


6pm, Cascade 7
Tips for Writers on Giving a Good Reading

Mary Robinette Kowal offers a workshop filled with tips for writers, readers, and public speakers on how to give a good reading. She’ll discuss how to select the scene, the number of characters, language, and give other pointers that make writers better readers.


10am, Cascade 4
When Writing Doesn’t Pay

Declining markets, escalating costs, and rampant piracy of content are rapidly reducing writer’s incomes.  If one can’t make a living writing books, will people stop writing them?   Can intellectual content not supported by sales and contracts survive?   Who will do it and why?

Nancy Kress, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jack Skillingstead, pir8fancier, Rose O’Keefe


1pm, Cascade 13
Science-Fiction Shakespeare

Not only The Tempest (Forbidden Planet) but Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Winter’s Tale, Lear as contemporary explorations of magic, psychology and fantasy.

G.Robin Smith, Spencer Ellsworth, Mark Bourne, Mary Robinette Kowal, Steven Barnes


4pm,  Cascade 4
New Shared World Anthologies

Where are they headed?  What makes them good?  What are the pitfalls?  Are they headed in a new direction? Is this an old idea being addressed in a new way?  What are examples? Do they have staying power?  Is it difficult for writers to maintain an internally consistent continuity and to avoid contradicting details in earlier works?

Mary Robinette Kowal, Jennifer Brozek, Nathan Crowder, Jay Lake, Jordan Lapp


5pm, Cascade 7
The Art of The Mash-Up

Mash-ups are very popular right now but require a delicate touch.  You have to be a scholar of what you’re writing; if you’re writing a Jane Austin mash-up, you’d better know your Jane Austin very well.   You have to be an irreverent artist to write about one!  Can it be funny? How do you do it well without being too reverential?  How do you take someone else’s style and expand it?  You have to be a good technician to do it well; if you don’t have the basic technical craft you won’t get your art across.

Mary Robinette Kowal, Mark Teppo, Jeff Burk


1-3pm, Cascade 13
Figure Drawing Workshop – Models in Costume

Models in costume will do a variety of short and medium length poses (3 to 10 minutes). Everyone is welcome to come and sketch or paint. Please bring your own drawing and painting supplies. This is an excellent follow-up panel to the Figure Drawing Workshop.

Anita Taylor, Mary Robinette Kowal, Cymbric Early-Smith, G.Robin Smith, Victoria Shaffer, Michaela Eaves, Christine Winters, Douglas Herring

3pm, Grand 2
Autograph Session 2

Patricia McKillip, Kinuko Y.  Craft, Marie D. Jones, Jim Butcher, Shannon Butcher, Lou Anders, Alma Alexander, Anina Bennett, S. A. Bolich, SatyrPhil Brucato, Rob Carlos, Brenda Cooper, Nathan Crowder, James C. Glass, Roberta Gregory, Paul Guinan, Eileen Gunn, Jay Lake, Stina Leicht, R.L. McSterlingthong, Darragh Metzger, Joshua Palmatier, Kevin Radthorne, Cat Rambo, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes, Jack Skillingstead, G.Robin Smith, Renee Stern, Rodney Thompson, K Wiley, Christine Winters, Stan!


4pm,  Cascade 5&6
The Best Writing Advice I Ever Received

…and Am Now Passing On To You.

Nancy Kress, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jack Skillingstead, Brenda Cooper, Eileen Gunn,Jay Lake



10:30am, Cascade 3
Mary Robinette Kowal reads Shades of Milk and Honey

An excerpt from my debut novel, with puppet show.


11am,  Cascade 8
Which Point of View Serves Your Story Best?

Any story can be told from any point of view: How do you find the best one for yours? What gains and losses come with first person, with limited third person, with multiple third, with multiple first?

Jay Lake, Susan R. Matthew, Mary Robinette Kowal


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