In a year of convention firsts, this is my first time at Westercon, the major regional fantasy and science fiction convention west of the Rocky Mountains.  They’ve started me out with a bang, too: six panels, a reading, and three writing workshops where I critique manuscripts with a group of other pro authors (under the aegis of the Fairwood Writers).  If you’re in the Seattle area, please stop by and say hello!  My schedule looks like this:

Thursday, July 5th:

8-9 p.m.: Panel–Who is The Best Dragon? with Robin Hobb, J.A. Pitts, Wolfcat

Friday, July 6th:

12:30-1 p.m.: Reading

1-2 p.m.: Writing Workshop with Erin Tidwell, Brenda Cooper, Anna Sheehan

7-8 p.m.: Panel–From First Word to Finished Work with Mike Shepherd Moscoe, James C. Glass, Elizabeth Guizzetti, Erin Tidwell

9-10 p.m.: Panel–Detectives and Criminals in Fantasy and Science Fiction with Shoshana, David Boop, Michael Ehart, Kat Richardson

Saturday, July 7th:

10-11 a.m.: Writing Workshop with David Silas, Susan R. Matthews, Cymbric Early-Smith

12-1 p.m.: Panel–Magic or Religion? with Robin Hobb, Gwen Perkins, Stephanie Weippert, M. Todd Gallowglas, Susan R. Matthews

3-4 p.m.: Panel–Hard Fantasy with Gwen Perkins, Stephanie Weippert, Michael Ehart, Kat Richardson

5-6 p.m.: Panel–Reaching the Unteachable with Mir Plemmons, Jessica K. Sklar, Cymbric Early-Smith, Mark Davidson

Sunday, July 8th:

8-9 a.m.: Writing Workshop with Rhiannon Held, Susan R. Matthews, Anna Sheehan