It’s my fourth time at Origins (that is seriously hard to believe!)–kind of the unofficial kick-off of the summer convention schedule, and one I always have lots of fun being a part of.  The panels are always enjoyable, and I get the chance to sell a few books, hang out with readers, fans, and author […]

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Origins, June 13, 2014–Podcasting

This was a solo chat I did on the subject of podcasting, somewhat reprising the panels I’ve previously done at Readercon and Norwescon the last few years, but developing it for a more nuts and bolts style presentation (and with two more years of podcasting experience under my belt).  There were some interesting questions I got to field from the audience as well–all in all, an enjoyable experience.

Origins, June 12, 2014–Werewolves, Vampires and Krakens, Oh My!

One of a number of panels and workshops I had at Origins this year, this was a really interesting panel which I was lucky enough to moderate. Aaron Rosenberg, Richard C. White and I had the chance to chat about the creation of monsters in speculative fiction–which ones have been the most terrifying influences upon our work (and what made them so), and how we’ve gone about constructing our own monstrous figures.