Thursday Thirteen: Going to Con

So this weekend I’m going to FenCon, a local science fiction and fantasy focused entertainment convention. It’s not a big writing con, but there is a writing track I’m going to be following. So here are thirteen things I plan on doing or attending at FenCon!

  1. Thursday night and both Saturday and Sunday morning writer’s workshops.
  2. Comedy Writing with the guest of honor, Gail Carriger, author of the Parasol Protectorate books.
  3. From Secretary to Superhero: Evolution of Women in Comics, with a large panel of people including one of my favorite local YA authors.
  4. Since the theme this year is steampunk there are a lot of craft workshops. One of which is Suck It In: Corset Basics. I’ve been making corsets for years but I’m always interested in new techniques!
  5. There will be a Small Press Roundtable, which will be interesting to attend and network.
  6. Business of Writing with editor Lou Anders from Pyr Books. I might have an editor crush here!
  7. Who Took the Horror Out of My Horror? with a smattering of horror authors.
  8. Oh My God! You Killed Rory! The New Season of Doctor Who, because I’m a Dr Who fan. Yes, I really am.
  9. Writers Beware: Publishing Scams with some local and guest athors.
  10. Applying Screenwriting Techniques to Stories with Lou Anders, another one of the secret workshops only available for the workshop participants.
  11. Plausibility in Fantasy, talking about how everything needs to make sense, even if it’s impossible.
  12. Economics of Fantasy. As a fan of the Freakonomics podcast, I’m highly interested in talking economics of fantasy!
  13. The shopping!!!!

9 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen: Going to Con

  1. Maddy Barone says:

    Wow!! Wish I was going. Our local Sci-fi/fantasy Con is in October, and I’ll go to that. But I’m talking small. I was going to go to Tesla Con (it’s only 9 hours away)but since i’m saving for RT, I’ll have to pass after all. I too make corsets, but from the 16th century. Slightly different shape than the 19th century. Would still ove to go to that workshop. Have fun!
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    • Sidney says:

      Yeah, I’m more familiar with earlier period corsets but in playing with them I’ve learned the similarities lend themselves well to working with the different patterns. I’m a fan of self supporting garmetns if we’re talking period, like a nice cotehardie or something.
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