Showing posts with label GenCon55_2022. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GenCon55_2022. Show all posts

Saturday, June 25, 2022

GenCon Writers Symposium - Guest of Honor R. A. Salvatore and Special Guests

 

Gen Con Writer's Symposium is back (Aug4-7, Indianapolis IN)

Gen Con just announced that legendary fantasy author R. A. Salvatore is the 2022 Author Guest of Honor! 

Thirty-four years ago, he created the character of Drizzt Do’Urden, the dark elf who has withstood the test of time to stand today as an icon in the fantasy genre. With his work in the Forgotten Realms, the Crimson Shadow, the DemonWars Saga, and other series, Salvatore has sold more than thirty million books worldwide and has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list more than two dozen times. He considers writing to be his personal journey, but still, he’s quite pleased that so many are walking the road beside him!
He will be participating in several Writer's Symposium events (click to browse and register via the GenCon portalduring the convention, including book signings and appearances. 


The Writers Symposium continues to add events, including Book signings for the GenCon Author Guest of Honor, R.A. Salvatore:

Guest of Honor: Salvatore Events (Link to just his events)
Thursday 1 pm Shared Worlds SEM22214061
Thursday 2 pm So you Want to Write SEM22214066
Thursday 3pm Book Signing ZED22219102
Friday 11am Tie in Ficton SEM22214092
Friday Noon Book Signing ZED22219103
Saturday 10am QnA with R.A. Salvatore SEM2221429
Saturday 11am Local Flavor SEM22214128
Saturday Noon Book Signing with R.A. Salvatore ZED22219104
Saturday 5pm Book Signing with R.A. Salvatore ZED22219105

Gen Con

The Gen Con Writer’s Symposium is a semi-independent event hosted by Gen Con and intended for both new and experienced writers of speculative fiction. Although many of us love and play the games Gen Con offers, our program is focused on the craft and business of writing, particularly in the speculative arenas. In the past 27 years, the Symposium has grown from a small set of panels over a day or two of the convention to one of the largest convention-hosted writing tracks in North America. Gen Con itself is the largest tabletop gaming convention in the world. In 2019 (the last pre-pandemic year for the convention) they welcomed over 65,000 unique visitors and offered over 19,000 events. By its nature, Gen Con attracts a large number of reading-oriented attendees who enjoy speculative fiction.

Writer's Symposium

This year, the Writer's Symposium will have ~40 Authors75 panels, 42 workshops, and special events like the Meet-the-Pros (Thursday night) and D&D-with-Authors (Friday night)! In addition to the GenCon event link above, browse the dedicated website for the GenCon Writers Symposium (link) that explains more and has other views of the program.

The Writer's Symposium also features two special guests, Carlos Hernandez and Brandon O-Brien!

Thursday, June 2, 2022

GenCon Writer's Symposium Aug 4-7; it's Back, and S.E. is helping to coordinate!

 GenCon Writer's Symposium is back (Aug4-7, Indianapolis IN)

Check out the 119 Writer's Symp events: (75 panels, 42 workshops, the Meet-the-Pros and D&D-with-Authors events)

GenCon Writer's Symposium: Over 20 Years of Helping Writers to Write!

I am proud to be the Event Coordinator with seven other organizing committee members bringing the symposium back to life after previous year's Covid disruptions (others include E.D.E. Bell, Maurice Broaddus, Aaron Rosenberg, Gregory A. Wilson, Matt Jarchow, & John Wiswell).

In the past 27 years, the Symposium has grown from a small set of panels over a day or two of the convention to one of the largest convention-hosted writing tracks in North America, offering hundreds of hours of programming from 70+ authors, editors, agents, and publishers to nearly 3000 unique visitors per year. For 2022, we have over 160+ hours of events, more than 50 amazing authors.

I will be moderating 5 panels on Sword & Sorcery or Weird Fiction. More info. here

Click here to register for events!




Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Weird Fiction and Sword & Sorcery GenCon Panels Moderated by SE

GenCon Writer's Symposium is back (Aug4-7, Indianapolis IN)
Check out the 119 Writer's Symp events: (75 panels, 42 workshops, the Meet-the-Pros and D&D-with-Authors events)


... this post highlights five panels...

Weird Fiction and Sword & Sorcery GenCon Panels

Moderated by SE (link):


Repulsive Appeal  (SEM22214058)

Thursday, 11:00 AM EDT

Location: Marriott : Austin   

How do we make horror appealing? Maurice Broaddus, Richard Dansky, Byron Leavitt, Jason Ray Carney, Steve Diamond, S.E. Lindberg (M)

 

 

BACK TO PULP  (SEM22214087)

Friday, 10:00 AM EDT

Location: Marriott : Austin 

Pulp is back! Why? And how do you do it right? Jaym Gates, Richard Lee Byers: Howard Andrew Jones; Jason Ray Carney, S.E. Lindberg (M)

 

 

Gamifying Stories and Storifying Games (SEM22214106)

Friday, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Marriott : Blrm 1

Translating from one media to the other. Jennifer Brozek, Byron Leavitt, Matt John, Lucien Soulban, S.E. Lindberg (M)

 

 

Sword & Sorcery Renaissance in Writing (SEM22214118)

Friday, 4:00 PM EDT

Location: Marriott : Blrm 1

 Is the genre coming back? Did it ever go away? Jaym Gates, Daniel Myers, Howard Andrew Jones, Matthew John; Jason Ray Carney, Paul Weimer, S.E. Lindberg (M)

 

 

SWORD & SORCERY PASTICHE (SEM22214157)

Saturday, 5:00 PM EDT

Location: Marriott : Blrm 4

How to adopt someone's writing style, and where to blur the line to original. Howard Andrew Jones, Matthew John, Jason Ray Carney, S.E. Lindberg (M)