If you're in the Tri-Cities, WA (my hometown), come see me at RadCon this weekend! Their tagline is "The big con with the little con feel", and that's true.
I'm on many panels this weekend and am also manning the NIWA book-selling booth in the Small Press room.
Here is my schedule:
2pm – Indie Professionalism in Self-Publishing
Do you have what it takes to be a successful indie? Selling your book to hundreds of readers requires more skill than selling it to a single editor (not less). Discussing professional behavior in networking, PR, and dealing with rejection.
With: Willich, Dameon Thornbrugh, Kaye Chinakos, Mike Boop, David
4pm – Picture This!
Everyone has a mental movie that plays as we read. Our writers bring bits of story to share for artists to sketch to. Beginners and experts welcome!
With: Jones, Peter Sturgeon, Jeff Townsend, S. Evan
Tayler, Howard, Gray III, John Hall, Vandy Leonhard, Herb
6:30pm – Reading "Touch of Tides" 2209
8pm – Polyamory Revival
Polyamory is returning to mainstream consciousness with hit shows like “Polyamory: Married and Dating” on Showtime and feature stories in major news outlets. There are several misconceptions about polyamory, the first being that it is a “new” type of relationship model. Learn how polyamory is from times of old, how agriculture and property ownership changed family dynamics, and how certain polyamory models are especially empowering for women. Enjoy the discussion, and walk away with suggested readings to further your knowledge on this fascinating subject.
With: Jones, Peter Goldstein, Ari Baldwin, Amanda Thomas, Johnathan Lindsey, Roland
9:15 – 50 Shades of Consent
With the success of books like 50 Shades of Grey, more people than ever are reading about BDSM. But when writing about it, what are some misunderstandings or common errors to avoid? How can writers present it in ways that are safe, sane, and consensual?
With: Jones, Peter Thomas, Johnathan Baldwin, Amanda Lindsey, Roland
11am-4pm – NIWA Booksales Booth - Small Press Room (2209?)
Emerald City Dreamer will be available for sale in print the whole weekend. Come during this time and get it signed!
8pm – Gender and Sexuality
How do the gender roles society places on us affect our behavior and steer morality, self-esteem, even legal code? How about sexual preferences, gender identity and asexuality? Be prepared for a lively and open discussion!
With: Foster, Voss Excell, Tamra Lindsey, Roland Louve, Rhiannon
11:15am – Getting into the mind of the Religious Fanatic
Uber villain or bit player, what are they like? Are there any useful generalizations? Are they likely to be suicidal and does that depend on the religion or the person?
With: Louve, Rhiannon Guizzetti, Elizabeth Letourneau, Guy
12:30pm – Writing Neurodiversity
Creating neurodiverse characters with autism, Aspergers, ADHD, bipolar, OCD, and synesthesia, can give your writing new dimensions. Come learn the right way to represent these unique strengths and weaknesses.
With: Berry, DiAnne Freeman-Daily, Janet Townsend, S. Evan Wacks, Peter
As you can see, it's a very busy con. Come see me!