CONVENTION SCHEDULE – CHESSIECON (NOVEMBER 27-29)


For those attending Chessiecon (www.chessiecon.org), here is our current schedule:

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Friday

Ridgely 2 – 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM     Reading: Danielle Ackley – McPhail

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Ridgely 2 – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM     Reading: Broad Universe

Broad Universe members read short excerpts of their work to give the audience a quick taste of many different authors.

Roberta Rogow,  Elektra Hammond (M),  Margaret Carter,  Kelly A. Harmon,  Danielle Ackley-McPhail,  Leona Wisoker

Saturday

Greenspring 2 – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM     Don’t be that Guy: How to Respond Professionally to Criticism

Professionally published stories attract (hopefully constructive) criticism from both editors and fans. This panel will discuss professional and helpful ways to engage with that criticism, and how to avoid being a jerk when you feel like your work has been attacked. We will also have some amusing examples of authors who have failed in this endeavor.

Danielle Ackley-McPhail,  Kim Headlee,  Mary Fan (M),  Harrison Demchick,  Karen MacLeod

Atrium – 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM     Group Book / Art / CD Signing

Authors, artists, and musicians gather in one room for signing/book-selling/chatting with fans.

Michelle D. Sonnier,  Ursula Vernon,  Steve Kozeniewski,  TJ Perkins,  Cathy Hird,  Heather Rose Jones,  Intisar Khanani,  Kim Headlee,  Cristin Kist,  Jeff Gritman,  Tamora Pierce,  Steve Haug,  Margaret Carter,  Danielle Ackley-McPhail,  D.C. McLaughlin,  Mary Fan,  C.S. (Celia) Friedman,  Tom Smith,  Roberta Rogow,  Lawrence M. Schoen,  Harrison Demchick,  Karen MacLeod,  Seanan McGuire,  Charles Butler,  Vonnie Winslow Crist,  Kelly A. Harmon

Sunday

Greenspring 1 – 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM     How Much Do I Worry About My Own Canon?

Writing a series? Sure, you don’t want to get major things wrong, or contradict yourself. But are you creating a work of art for which you have to bend the rules sometimes — or even do so deliberately, for effect, as M. John Harrison does in his Viriconium stories? Or is our increased awareness, through the internet, of fan readers, their concerns and reactions (and their attempts to write coherent fanfic) boxing us in? As major franchises mess with their Canon, what about us writers?

Harrison Demchick,  Lawrence M. Schoen,  Danielle Ackley-McPhail,  Don Sakers (M),  Steve Kozeniewski


 

Any time I’m not on a panel, you can find me in the dealer’s room or hanging out in the public spaces or game room if the dealer’s room is closed.

Mike McPhail

Saturday

Greenspring 3-5 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM     Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse

We often joke about “surviving the zombie apocalypse.” Is this just a cover for our anxiety about more likely forms of societal collapse? Some sustainability experts have criticised the zombie apocalypse meme for promoting the idea of survival through exclusion — keeping out the terrifying “other” — when we should be building resilient networks through community. What skills might we need for survival in the face of climate change and other real threats, and how do they differ from zombie apocalypse skills?

Elektra Hammond (M),  Harrison Demchick,  Steve Kozeniewski,  Mike McPhail,  Myth Woodling

 Atrium – 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM     Group Book / Art / CD Signing

Authors, artists, and musicians gather in one room for signing/book-selling/chatting with fans.

Michelle D. Sonnier,  Ursula Vernon,  Steve Kozeniewski,  TJ Perkins,  Cathy Hird,  Heather Rose Jones,  Intisar Khanani,  Kim Headlee,  Cristin Kist,  Jeff Gritman,  Tamora Pierce,  Steve Haug,  Margaret Carter,  Danielle Ackley-McPhail,  D.C. McLaughlin,  Mary Fan,  C.S. (Celia) Friedman,  Tom Smith,  Roberta Rogow,  Lawrence M. Schoen,  Harrison Demchick,  Karen MacLeod,  Seanan McGuire,  Charles Butler,  Vonnie Winslow Crist,  Kelly A. Harmon

Sunday

Greenspring 2 – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM     The Business of Art

You know how to make your art, but what next? How do you go about making money from it? How do you sell your work without taking time away from the business of creating it?

Ursula Vernon,  Vonnie Winslow Crist (M),  Julie Holderman,  Mike McPhail,  Brad Kelly

 

 

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