CONVENTION ALERT – Ad Astra 2019

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Hey everyone. It’s been a busy week for me with the start of a new day job and the anticipated release of Q-16 and the Fury of Korangar. Before I forget, and or pass out from exhaustion, whichever comes first. Here is a list of what yours truly will be involved in this Ad Astra weekend.

Friday 10-11pm GoT – did it end well? Game of Thrones – did it end well? Who should have ruled instead?

Saturday 10-11am Publishing 101 Are you ready to take your manuscript to the next level? Wondering what path is right for you? Do you know your path but navigating it feels like the rapids before going head-long over a waterfall? Join us as we walk you through traditional publishing, self-publishing, and being a hybrid author. Come with your questions and finally get some answers.

Saturday 12-1pm Worldbuilding 201 All fiction is speculative. Panelists will discuss the process and fundamentals of realistic world-building, including how and when to combine imagined with real setting details for best effect.

Saturday 2-3pm How to Write a Series Without Losing Your Way (or your mind) Publishers love it when authors propose a series of books. But there’s more to it than just writing one novel after another. This is a discussion about the nuts and bolts, the pitfalls and the rewards of diving into series fiction, provided by those who have been there (or still are).

Saturday 6-7pm The Art of Worldbuilding Do you like to create? Creating fictional properties can seem like an overwhelming task. Do you begin from the small village or city and work your way out, or do you think of the grand schemes of the universe that govern your world and work your way all the way down to the very house your characters will start in? Learn a few tips on making your worlds make sense.

Saturday 9-11pm DOUBLE LAUNCH PARTY

Sunday 12-12:30pm Author Reading

Hope to see some familiar faces around!