Gen Con 2015

This is my ninth appearance at Gen Con, seventh as member of the Writers’ Symposium, and as always I’m looking forward to my favorite convention of the year.  The Symposium continues to grow by leaps and bounds, this year featuring Terry Brooks as Guest of Honor, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.  My schedule is as follows (not pictured: recording sessions for Speculate, networking stuff throughout, and even a bit of gaming here and there (you know, just a bit!)):

Thursday, July 30th:

10-11 a.m.: Panel–Writer’s Craft: Making the Fantastic Feel Realistic with Elizabeth Vaughan, Aaron Rosenberg, Steven S. Long, and Peter Orullian

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel–Writer’s Craft: Eliciting Emotional Responses with John Helfers, Aaron Rosenberg, Chuck Wendig, and Elizabeth Bear

Friday, July 31st:

12-1 p.m.: Signing in Exhibit Hall

2-3 p.m.: Panel–Writer’s Life: Breaking Writer’s Block with Kelly Swails, Melanie Meadors, Maurice Broaddus, and Peter Orullian

3-4 p.m.: Panel–Writer’s Life: Authors to Inspire You with Elizabeth Vaughan, Steven S. Long, Richard Lee Byers, and Lauren M. Roy

7-8 p.m.: Panel–Worldbuilding: Governments & Laws with John Helfers, Django Wexler, Chris A. Jackson, and James Lowder

Saturday, August 1st:

12-1 p.m.: Panel–Worldbuilding: Writing a World’s History with Kerrie L. Hughes, Dylan Birtolo, Elizabeth Bear, and Jeff Grubb

4-5 p.m.: Signing in Exhibit Hall

5-6 p.m.: Panel–Worldbuilding: Planes & Dimensions with Steven S. Long, Josh Vogt, Jerry Gordon, and Jason Schmetzer

Sunday, August 2nd:

9-11 a.m.: Panel–Read and Critique with Kelly Swails and Steven S. Long