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Friday, May 18 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Often the best conversations at a convention are the ones that carry over after a panel. Here we have provided a space for authors, editors, agents, and our partners to share their expertise in intimate meetings. These can either be a one-on-one about an area of expertise such as hypnotism, sailing, or contract law. Or it could be an offer to talk shop such as brainstorming sticky plot points, world-building dilemmas, or how to set up book tours.

Available topics this hour are:
  • Book Marketing
  • Indie Publishing
  • Self-Publishing
  • Story Structure
  • Publishing Non-Fiction
  • Board Games
  • Writing and selling SF/F poetry
  • Chinese science fiction
  • International Market
  • Adaptation
  • Brainstorming
  • Unlocking plot
  • Dialogue differentiation
  • Worldbuilding credibility
  • White Cane Training Exercises - we WILL be walking around
  • Disability inclusion
  • Editing non-fiction
  • Rights Reversion: Getting your book back
  • How to accurately portray characters with mental Illness
  • Organizing book readings/tour
  • Organizing in-person critique groups
  • Submitting fiction and novels
  • Agenting
  • WWI

Speakers
avatar for Sue Hollister Barr

Sue Hollister Barr

Author, SFWA
My sci fi is adult, a touch raunchy/bohemian, and an eclectic mix of sentiment and dark humor. I need help getting my books sold. I can provide help with all aspects of wordsmithing from line-edits to story structure.
avatar for Michael Capobianco

Michael Capobianco

Advisor, SFWA
Michael Capobianco has published two solo science fiction novels, Purlieu (Placeholder Press) and Burster (Bantam). He is co-author, with William Barton, of the controversial hardcore sf books Iris (Doubleday, Bantam, reprinted by Avon Eos), Alpha Centauri (Avon), Fellow Traveler... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Rebecca Gomez Farrell's debut epic fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, was published in August 2017 by Meerkat Press. She reached her 20th publication this year, and her speculative short fiction can be read in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the Future Fire, and Dark Luminous Wings among other... Read More →
avatar for Scott King

Scott King

Author
Scott King is an author, board game photographer, and all around geek!
avatar for Mary Soon Lee

Mary Soon Lee

Author
Although I was born and raised in London, I have lived in Pittsburgh for the past twenty-four years. I write SF/F stories and poetry, which have appeared in such places as Analog, Daily SF, F&SF, and Science, and I've won the Rhysling Award and the Elgin Award. I have an antiquated... Read More →
avatar for Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin

Writer, Role of the Hero Publishing
Kevin McLaughlin is a USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy stories. From novels about humanity's exploration of the stars to journeys into computer-generated worlds, his work is to inspire thoughts about possible futures - and to entertain readers by transporting... Read More →
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Jen Udden

Agent, Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC
avatar for Regina Kanyu Wang

Regina Kanyu Wang

International PR Manager, Storycom
Born in 1990, Regina Kanyu Wang is a writer from Shanghai and member of Shanghai Writers’ Association. She has been invited as a guest for Shanghai-Taipei Writing camp, Melon HK, Shanghai International Literary Week and Euro-Asia Economic Forum. She is a multi-winner of Xingyun... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom

Attendees (18)