This is my fifth time at GenCon, the third as a member of the Writers’ Symposium (holy cow, where does the time go?), and as usual it looks like it’s going to be a blast, with lots of panel appearances, signings and readings planned.  As I’ve said before, GenCon is one of the most fun conventions you’re likely to attend, whether you’re into games (I hope) or writing (obviously!).  My schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 4:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Signing in Author’s Avenue

1-2 p.m.: Panel–How Not to be Published with John Helfers, Brad Beaulieu, Anton Strout, William Horner

2-3 p.m.: Panel–Roleplaying Games Make Better Writers with Donald J. Bingle, Matt Forbeck, Marc Tassin, Ramsey Lundock

6-9 p.m.: Workshop–Read and Critique with Kelly Swails, Marc Tassin, Steven Saus

Saturday, August 6:

8-9 a.m.: Panel–Writing Right–Dialogue and Dialects with Donald J. Bingle, Jean Rabe, George Strayton

9-10 a.m.: Panel–Worldbuilding–Geography with Paul Genesse, Sabrina Klein, Ramsey Lundock

12-1 p.m.: Reading with Anton Strout

1-2 p.m.: Panel–Make it Steamy-a look at the steampunk genre with Anton Strout, Lawrence Connolly, Paul Genesse

2-3 p.m.: Panel–Part-Time Writer in a Full-Time World with Elizabeth Vaughan, Paul Genesse, Steven Saus, Bob Farnsworth

3-4 p.m.: Signing in Author’s Avenue

Sunday, August 7:

8-9 a.m.: Panel–Care and Feeding of Your Editor with Jennifer Brozek, Maurice Broaddus, Jean Rabe, William Horner

9-10 a.m.: Panel–Business of Writing-the basics with Elizabeth Vaughan, Brad Beaulieu, Jason Sizemore, William Horner

10-11 a.m.: Panel–Business of Writing-agents & query letters & pitches with Donald J. Bingle, Bill Fawcett, Brad Beaulieu, John Helfers