This year I am attending Orycon 35 (November 8 – 10, 2013) as a guest.
I’m scheduled for both gaming and writing panels. (A couple of Portlanders have been requesting another workshop and here is your chance.)
Here is the list:
Hawthorne Fri Nov 8 11:00am-12:00pm
A discussion and critique of gamer culture
(*)Jason Andrew, Rhiannon Louve, Gabriel Martin
Social Media and the Modern Writer
Jefferson/Adams Fri Nov 8 12:00pm-1:00pm
Websites, Facebook fan pages, email lists, contests, twitter, tumblr,
Pinterest, ads, blogs and that annoying thing called a “platform”: what
works, what doesn’t, and why you need to care (spoiler: you do).
Getting your first professional sale
Morrison Fri Nov 8 2:00pm-3:00pm
An author can struggle for months or years before achieving their first
success, but even after writing their opus, they can be tripped up by a
process which is both entirely new to them and yet critical to their
success. This panel describes what an author may experience as they
revel in their first success.
Writing and Art for the RPG industry
Hamilton Fri Nov 8 3:00pm-4:00pm
A how-to workshop on what it is like to work work for the RPG
Group 10 Horror Short Story
WW1 Fri Nov 8 4:00pm-5:00pm
GM School for Noobs!
Hawthorne Fri Nov 8 5:00pm-6:00pm
A primer on how to run a game for those who are interested, but have never
Crowdfund Your Book!
Ross Island Sat Nov 9 10:00am-11:00am
You’ve got a book. Your fans want it. How do you raise the funds to get it
to them? Let them pre-order it via Kickstarter or the other crowdfunding sites. We’ll discuss best practices, when not to crowdfund, backer rewards people want, fulfillment nightmares and successes, and handling the haters (they gonna hate).
Social media, time suck or revolution
Idaho Sat Nov 9 11:00am-12:00pm
Social media played a major roll in the Arab Spring, oppressive
governments have turned off the internet. What is next?
Interactive Writer’s Workshop
Roosevelt Sat Nov 9 2:00pm-3:00pm
Interactive writing workshop in which participants will complete a number
of short writing exercises designed to stimulate the creative process.
Bring either a laptop or pen/paper. All must participate!
Game Designing 101
Hawthorne Sat Nov 9 5:00pm-6:00pm
Learning the basics.
Write what you don’t know
Roosevelt Sun Nov 10 11:00am-12:00pm
How do you write about talking dragons, vampire detectives, alternate
history, and space travel? Research and common sense can give your just
enough background to really write what you don’t know.