FenCon XI Schedule

September 26, 2014


I’ll be attending FenCon XI in Dallas, Texas, September 26 – 28, 2014.

Here’s my schedule:

War Tech!
Friday, Sept 26, 6:00 pm – Red Oak
Panelists: J. R. Hargenrader, W. Ledbetter, S. Rosen, B. Sinor, R. White, D. Gray (m)

From Verne and Wells on to today, science fiction is full of speculations about technologies employed in warfare. How have authors past and present used plausible and implausible warmaking technologies in stories?

Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us Anymore…
Saturday, Sept 27, 11:00 am – Live Oak
Panelists: Mi. Finn, J Storrs Hall, J. R. Hargenrader, F. Summers, W. Ledbetter (m)

…was the title of an article by Bill Joy in Wired magazine that first ramped up serious discussion about our technology outpacing human understanding. Or in its more common incarnation, “the Singularity.” Is it silly? Inevitable? Can we control it? Our panelists discuss the problem and possible solutions.

Saturday, Sept 27, 12:30 pm – Gallery

Signing copies of “CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: Steampunk vs. Aliens”

Legion of the Lost Ones: Modern Military SF
Sunday, Sept 28, 3:00 pm – Red Oak
Panelists: E. Flint, J. R. Hargenrader, K. Hutson Price (m), S. Rosen, M. Middleton

Modern Military SF is a rich and wide-ranging sub-genre of science fiction. It can and does explore themes like honor, duty, self-sacrifice, alienation, camaraderie and more. We’ll discuss our favorite Military SF stories and what makes them compelling fiction.

If you get a chance, stop by and say, “Hi!”


Continuum X Schedule

May 23, 2014


I’ll be attending the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention (Continuum X) in Melbourne, June 6 – 9, 2014.

Here’s my schedule:

Clarion and Odyssey — Are They Worth It?
Friday, June 6, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panelists: Sofie Bird, Adam Brymora, Aidan Doyle, J. R. Hargenrader (m), Andrew Macrae

Clarion, Clarion West, and Odyssey are six week writing “boot camps” for new and prospective science fiction and fantasy writers. They are a serious commitment of time and money, but will they make you a better writer? Come join a panel of graduates from these programs to learn about their experiences and answer your questions.

The Writing’s on the Tablet
Friday, June 6, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Panelists: Adam Brymora, J. R. Hargenrader, Tracy Joyce, Andrew Macrae (m), Dan Rabarts

Technology for writers. How do tablets, smartphones and other gadgets change the way we write and what are the most effective ways to work with them? How can writing software help writers plan out their work and keep track of themes, character development, timelines, etc?

If you get a chance, stop by and say, “Hi!”

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