Okay...it's that time of year again, where at least once a month I'm on the road heading to a hotel somewhere to talk on panels and shill my books, so there are going to be at least one of these posts a month letting you know where...if you are going to said convention...you can find me. This one is for Mysticon, a really awesome convention in Roanoke, VA. The highlight of this year's con (well, if you are a Dr Who fan, anyway) Peter Davidson!
So. If you even care about tracking me down after that, here's my schedule <grin>. When I'm not in the below panels you can find me in the dealer's room...or the business center desperately trying to make progress on my novel!
Fri 4:00 PM Ballroom D
The Writing Environment Where and how does a writer work, what methods and environments are best?
Peter Prellwitz (M), Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Alexandra Christian, CJ Henderson, Steven H. Wilson, Allen Wold
Sat 6:00 PM Ballroom E
Kill 'em! Sometimes characters near and dear to your heart need to die in order to push a story forward. How does one make a decision to kill off a character they love and why should or shouldn't they?
Danielle Ackley‐McPhail (M), Jason Cordova, Peter Prellwitz, Tony Ruggiero, Daniel Silverman, Zachary Steele
Sat 7:00 PM Rm 533
Reading Koffee Klatch: Danielle Ackley‐McPhail & David Lee
Sat 9:00 PM ‐11:00 PM Rm 438
Iron Author Watch writing in action as 3 teams of 3 authors create an instant short story based on suggestions from the audience. From absurd writing prompts to shifting team alliances, it's funny and even crazy but it's a good time for all.
Greg Eatroff (M), Danielle Ackley‐McPhail, Jason Cordova, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Emmy Jackson, Stuart Jaffe, A.J. Kurtz, KT Pinto, Tony Ruggiero, A. J. Scudiere
Sun 10:AM Rm 438
Jolly Rogers, Sirens and Selkies Tales from the Sea
Maritime stories have endured for centuries, from Black Beard to the Little Mermaid. This panel will discuss fact, fiction, and mythology of the seven seas.
Danielle Ackley‐McPhail (M), Davey Beauchamp, Tera Fulbright, Laura Haywood‐Cory, Stuart Jaffe, Misty Massey
Sun 12:00 PM Ballroom E
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Entry ‐Business Etiquette
How does the beginning author start off on the right foot in this modern age of publishing? The Internet and electronic submissions/ communications have fostered a deceptive and sometimes detrimental air of informality. This panel will discuss what to avoid and how to maintain a professional demeanor so that you stand out to your prospective publisher/editor.
Danielle Ackley‐McPhail (M), Brandon Blackmoor, John Hartness, Herika Raymer, Gray Rinehart