Hard to believe that Balticon is coming up in just two weeks. Once again, eSpec will be in the dealer’s room, when not on panels. We will also be holding our annual launch party on Sunday from 7pm to 9pm. Full schedule below.
How to be a Good Moderator Room 8029 Fri 5:00 PM
Moderating a discussion panel at a convention is both easier and harder than it looks. Experienced moderators share their tips, tricks, and guidelines for getting the most out of the panel you’re moderating.
Writing Major Minor Characters Room 8029 Fri 8:00 PM
They may not be your protagonists, but minor characters need to be fleshed out just as much as the heroes. How do minor characters enrich a story, and how can we make them interesting without letting them steal the spotlight?
Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading Kent Sat 1:00 PM
The authors of the Broad Universe writing organization share excerpts from their upcoming works.
eSpec Readings St. George Sat 7:00 PM
Authors Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Ken Schrader, and Michelle Sonnier read from their work.
eSpec Book Launch Party Baltimore Ballroom A Book Launches Sun 7:00 PM
Join eSpec Books for food, fun, and prizes in celebration of the release of their newest offerings of Paranormal Steampunk, The Clockwork Witch by Michelle D. Sonnier, Spirit Seeker by Jeff Young, and After Punk: Steampowered Tales of the Afterlife.
Outlining vs. Pantsing Mount Washington Mon 10:00 AM
Some storytellers require a detailed outline to start fleshing out their story, but others prefer to write by the seat of the pants. What are some techniques to help you get better at one when you prefer the other? Authors and game masters welcome!