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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:
  • Copyright, Licensing, Open Licensing, Creative Commons
  • Book Marketing
  • Writing Craft
  • Indie Publishing
  • Writing and selling SF/F poetry
  • Prepare for the Press
  • Social media expert
  • Medieval & Byzantine History
  • Structural Issues at Novel Length
  • Hacking
  • Computer Crime
  • Information Security
  • Editorial & Publishing Thoughts
  • Synopses & Queries
  • Writing Comedy
  • Puzzles?
  • Brainstorming
  • World-Building
  • Fight Scenes!
  • Dialogue Writing


Speakers
avatar for John Appel

John Appel

Author/editor/Infosec Pro
An information security and risk professional for two decades, John is also a freelance RPG writer (Shadowrun) and budding SF novelist. He is also the publisher and lead editor of the forthcoming anthology "Skies of Wonder, Skies of Danger."
avatar for Curtis C. Chen

Curtis C. Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, CURTIS C. CHEN (陳致宇) now writes fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered spy... Read More →
avatar for Carrie DiRisio

Carrie DiRisio

Author
Carrie Ann DiRisio runs multiple popular social media accounts including @BroodingYAHero, and has worked for Serial Box Publishing. She is the author of the upcoming YA Parody novel BROODING YA HERO'S GUIDE TO ACHIEVING MAIN CHARACTER STATUS.Her speaking engagements include talks... Read More →
avatar for Mary Soon Lee

Mary Soon Lee

Author
Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but has lived in Pittsburgh for over twenty years. Her stories and poetry have appeared in Analog, Asimov’s, Daily SF, F&SF, Fireside, and several Year's Best anthologies. Her two latest books come from opposite ends of the poetry spectrum... Read More →
avatar for Arkady Martine

Arkady Martine

Arkady Martine is speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, a historian of the Byzantine Empire and a city planner. She is currently a policy advisor for the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, where she works on climate change mitigation... 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 novels, with over thirty books published. He has been a speaker at DragonCon, the Nebula Conference, 20Books, WorldCon, Arisia, Boskone, and other events. He believes in giving back to the writing community... Read More →
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Diana M. Pho

Editor
Diana M. Pho is a queer Vietnamese-American independent scholar, playwright, and Hugo Award-nominated fiction editor. She has over a decade of experience in traditional, Big Five publishing, including Tor Books, Tor.com Publishing, and the Science Fiction Book Club. Additionally... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Outreach and Policy Manager, Creative Commons USA
As Outreach and Policy Manager for Creative Commons USA, Ethan's focus is on crafting a message and strategy around open licensing, educating decision-makers about its potential, and expanding use of the Creative Commons licenses in the US. Previously at U.S. PIRG, Ethan worked as... Read More →
avatar for Shanna Swendson

Shanna Swendson

Shanna Swendson earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas but decided it was more fun to make up the people she wrote about. She’s written a number of fantasy novels for teens and adults and spends her spare time on knitting and music.
avatar for Tracy Townsend

Tracy Townsend

Writer, English Instructor
Tracy Townsend is the author of The Nine, book one of the Thieves of Fate series (Pyr), a gaslamp fantasy debut set in a world where theology is a science, three sentient species live in an uneasy truce, and the fate of humanity rests on the shoulders of nine unsuspecting individuals... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom