If you are going to Norwescon this weekend, please do stop by and say hello. You can find me wandering aimlessly around the conference, at the bar, or these places:
- Worldbuilding 101
Fri 12:00pm-1:00pm – Evergreen 1&2
Tips and tricks used by the pros when designing a new world for their stories. It’s a crash course for both new and experienced authors.
Brenda Carre (M), Pat MacEwen, Simon R Green, Grant Riddell, Django Wexler, Jennifer Brozek
- Landscape of the Fantastic
Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm – Cascade 2
Having a working knowledge of geography and mapmaking assists greatly in world-building. Coming up with the name for a place often gives a strong sense of the culture and the history of that place. Cultures and powers who made the maps were able to control the world, not to mention the structures of religion, politics, and finance. Join us as we talk about how we as writers can use this tool to improve our work.
Brenda Carre (M), Grant Riddell, Lee Moyer, Michael McSwine
- Writers’ Workshop Social
Sat 1:30pm-3:30pm – Presidential Suite 1360
A social where you can meet and greet fellow writers and find some midday snacks, good conversation, and new friends in a less stressful environment.
Pros, fellow writers, and those interested in the Norwescon Writers’ Workshop…and you.
- Worldbuilding: Geography
Sat 8:00pm-9:00pm – Cascade 7&8
Whether you’re writing SF or Fantasy, you probably have a world to figure out. How to fit rivers, oceans, mountains, and plains into your fictional landscape.
Kurt Cagle (M), Grant Riddell, Mir Plemmons, Adrienne Carlson
- Write What You Don’t Know
Sat 9:00pm-10:00pm – Cascade 7&8
Research, interviews, alpha readers, oh my!
Grant Riddell (M), Kim Ritchie, Diana Copland, Jude-Marie Green
- Zap! Pow! Bam!
Sun 3:00pm-4:00pm – Cascade 9
Writing a combat scene that works is more than just an accurate blow-by-blow description. How do you maintain tension and keep the story moving?
Grant Riddell (M), Elliott Kay, Erik Scott de Bie, Craig English