Alternate History Fantasy?

  • Fantasy is often written in a pseudo-medieval society. Some authors bring freshness to the setting by traveling the world, while others go backward, or forward, in time or just adopt technology or lack thereof on a secondary world. Lace and blade, prehistoric, and other choices in fantasy, and how magic fits in, if it even has to at all.
  • Fri Nov 27 3:00 pm | Multnomah Room
  • M.K. Hobson, Alma Alexander, Michael Ehart, Robin Hobb, John P. Alexander

A Polite Society.

  • Novels of manners are doing well in today’s markets. One might suggest that a wise writer could explore the terrain of mannerly behavior and use it to deepen a setting. How to establish a polite society with customs that have the depth and richness of real societies past and present, or successfully depict actual ones. Extend your pinkies and come in for a civilized discussion.
  • Sat Nov 28 11:00 am | Washington
  • Sheila Simonson, Camille Alexa, M.K. Hobson, Norm Hartman

Computers and the writer.

  • What kind of word processing software is out there for writers and how well does it work? How about marketing and tracking software? Off-site storage? Taking advantage of computers to keep your words flowing and your data safe.
  • Sat Nov 28 1:00 pm | Hamilton
  • John Hedtke, Michael Briggs, David W. Goldman, Laurel Anne Hill, M.K. Hobson

I just made my first sale! When do I seize the pay?

  • What to expect after selling your first short story or first novel.
  • Sat Nov 28 3:00 pm | Adams
  • Bob Brown, M.K. Hobson, Devon Monk, Jeff

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading.

  • Broad Universe is an organization for promoting and celebrating genre fiction written by women. Members will read short excerpts from their work.
  • Sat Nov 28 5:00 pm  | Washington
  • Camille Alexa, Kamila Miller, Brenda Cooper, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Mary Robinette Kowal, Kristin Landon, M.K. Hobson, Phoebe Kitanidis, A.M. Dellamonica

Promotion in the Information Age.

  • Corporate websites, Facebook, mass emailing, contests, twitter, ads, spam: What works, what doesn’t, and why just ‘drumming up business’ is even more important now than ever.
  • Sat Nov 28 7:00 pm | Washington
  • Michael Briggs, Brenda Cooper, Theresa “Darklady” Reed, M.K. Hobson, Bill Johnson

Gender and Writing.

  • Gender free? Gender neutral? Stereotyping? How gender affects our writing. What writers do to write effectively in the opposite gender’s point of view, and whether they really do get away with it.
  • Sun Nov 29 12:00 pm | Hawthorne
  • John P. Alexander, Nisi Shawl, Grá Linnaea, Sheila Simonson, M.K. Hobson

First Novels: Paths to the Editor Desk.

  • An author can struggle for months or years before achieving their first success, but even after writing their opus, they can be tripped up by a process which is both entirely new to them and yet critical to their success. This panel describes what an author may experience as they revel in their first success.
  • Sun Nov 29 2:00 pm | Weidler
  • M.K. Hobson, Phoebe Kitanidis, Michael Ehart, Elton Elliott

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20 Responses to My OryCon 31 Schedule

  1. Brent Kellmer says:

    Yeesh. They’ve really got you working hard there.

  2. Brent Kellmer says:

    Yeesh. They’ve really got you working hard there.

  3. M.K. Hobson says:

    It’s a weird year … they had to schedule this year’s con for the weekend after Thanksgiving, due to hotel issues, so the folks who *are* going to make it are being scheduled a bit harder than usual. I don’t mind. I love our ConCom. ;-)

  4. M.K. Hobson says:

    It’s a weird year … they had to schedule this year’s con for the weekend after Thanksgiving, due to hotel issues, so the folks who *are* going to make it are being scheduled a bit harder than usual. I don’t mind. I love our ConCom. ;-)

  5. I was going to go but I can’t because of the weekend (ah so). Your panels sound like so much fun. Next year can we be on one together?

  6. I was going to go but I can’t because of the weekend (ah so). Your panels sound like so much fun. Next year can we be on one together?

  7. Michael Ehart says:

    Boy howdy! A panel wit’ MK and Robin? My head may explode!

  8. Michael Ehart says:

    Boy howdy! A panel wit’ MK and Robin? My head may explode!

  9. Michael Ehart says:

    And as I look closer, I see I will start and finish on panels with you. Bookended in excellence!

  10. Michael Ehart says:

    And as I look closer, I see I will start and finish on panels with you. Bookended in excellence!

  11. Michael Ehart says:

    I’ll be wearing my kevlar wife-beater, you know the paisley one?

  12. Michael Ehart says:

    I’ll be wearing my kevlar wife-beater, you know the paisley one?

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