I’m up to my sixth time at GenCon, the fourth as a member of the Writers’ Symposium (still amazed sometimes at the swift passage of time), and this looks as fun as ever, with the usual combination of lots of panel appearances, signings and readings.  As I’ve said many times, GenCon is one of the most fun conventions you’re likely to attend for writing, gaming or both.  My schedule looks like this:

Thursday, August 16:

8-9 a.m.: Panel–Writing Right with Marc Tassin

9-10 a.m.: Panel–Characters with Character with Elizabeth Vaughan, Dylan Birtolo, Erin Evans

10-11 a.m.: Panel–Get to the Point of View with Maxwell A. Drake, Kerrie Hughes

1-2 p.m.: Panel–Painting with Words with Brad Beaulieu, Richard Lee Byers, Patrick Rothfuss

4-5 p.m.: Signing in Author’s Avenue

6-8 p.m.: Read and Critique with Marc Tassin, Erik Scott de Bie

Friday, August 17:

8-9 a.m.: Panel–Inside the Writer’s Studio with Jerry Gordon, Kerrie Hughes, John Helfers

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel–Stealing from History with Donald J. Bingle, Richard Lee Byers, Elizabeth Vaughan

12-1 p.m.: Panel–Writing from Life with Donald J. Bingle, Maurice Broaddus, Lucy Snyder

1-2 p.m.: Signing in Author’s Avenue

4-5 p.m.: Reading with Patrick Tomlinson

Sunday, August 19:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel–Writing When Inspiration Fails You with Kelly Swails, Brad Beaulieu