If you are attending Norwescon, please attend these panels as I would love to see friendly faces out there.
Norwescon 37 schedule for Jason Andrew
How to Write Dialogue
Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm Cascade 7&8
What makes dialogue effective? What are pitfalls and opportunities when approaching writing dialogue? How to write dialogue that (1) seems natural, (2) builds character, and (3) advances plot.
Panelists: Jude-Marie Green (M), Jason Andrew, James C. Glass, Frog Jones, GregRobin Smith
Cyberpunk in the 21st Century
Thu 10:00pm-11:00pm Cascade 10
Cyberpunk nearly always portrays societies in which governments are wimpy and power is concentrated in the hands of a wealthy or corporate elite. Despite the fact that cyberpunk evolved in the 80s to describe the often nihilistic underbelly of an electronic society, is it still relevant today? Looking at today’s news, it would seem very now. How has cyberpunk evolved, and who is writing the great stories these days? And whose dark futures look bright?
Panelists: Jason Bourget (M), Jason Andrew, Kurt Cagle, Frog Jones
Your Career As A Hybrid Author
Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm Cascade 10
More and more authors adopting a hybrid model–that is, splitting their output between big presses, indies, and self publishing. Come here the varied benefits of this once unthinkable choice and ask yourself, Is a hybrid life right for you?
Panelists: Karen Kincy (M), Jason Andrew, Tod McCoy, Sara Stamey
The Enduring Legacy of Lovecraft
Fri 7:00pm-8:00pm Cascade 7&8
It’s been over a century since the Lovecraft universe was introduced to the world and it is still going strong with new books, movies, podcasts, and films. Panelists will discuss why the legacy of Lovecraft is still alive and well today.
Panelists: Jason V Brock (M), Jason Andrew, Jason Bourget, Mae Empson, Nisi Shawl
Filing Off the Serial Numbers
Fri 8:00pm-9:00pm Cascade 6
So you’ve written a great story and everyone tells you that it’s brilliant and you should publish it, only there’s one small problem – it’s a piece of fanfiction based on pre-existing characters or world setting. What are your options if you decide you want to go ahead and try to publish your work? Do you “file off the serial numbers”? Do you take a risk and check out Kindle Worlds? Or is there a way to take the core ideas in your story and transform them into something that is truly original and yours?
Panelists: Cheryl Dyson (M), Jason Andrew, Aibhinn, Diana Copland
Dr. Kindle-love or How I Learned to Relax and Love Ebooks…
Sat Noon-1:00pm Cascade 7&8
Do you love ebooks or hate them? Are you a paper-sniffer to the end? What changes do you predict (or wish for) in print and digital books?
Panelists: Tod McCoy (M), Jason Andrew, Suzanne Brahm, Tori Centanni, Marta Murvosh
Adult Content in RPGs
Sat 9:00pm-10:00pm Cascade 9
How to bring up adult content in a roleplaying game without being a creep.
Panelists: Mickey Schulz (M), Jason Andrew, Eric Cagle, Adam Koebel, Sar Surmick, Ogre Whiteside
Horror Stories: The Modern Day Fairytale
Sat 10:00pm-11:00pm Cascade 10
It’s been said that horror stories are today’s fairytale. Panelists will discuss whether or not they agree and why. If they do, how are horror stories modern day fairytales? What is the moral of the story?
Panelists: Jason Andrew (M), Jason Bourget, Jason V Brock, Tori Centanni, Lish McBride
Turn Everyday Items into Objects of Terror
Sat 11:00pm-Midnight Cascade 10
Anything can be turned into an object of terror. A pen. A doll. A phone. Anything. Panelists will discuss what they do to turn a mundane thing into something to be feared. Challenge our panelists to scare you on the fly.
Panelists: Morgue Anne (M), Jason Andrew, Jude-Marie Green