Orycon 36 is on the horizon, taking place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland. It will be our first time in attendance. Take the train from Seattle, keep a leisurely pace. Here’s my schedule per the program guide for November 7-9, 2014:
Nov. 7, 4PM – “Short Stories, Novelettes, and Novellas, and the Markets Who Love Them”. Yes! There are markets out there for shorter fiction!
Nov. 7, 5PM – Reading, “To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift.”
Nov. 7, 6PM – “Religion in Genre Fiction”. Depictions of actual, modernized, or adapted religions in genre fiction–the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. What’s been done and what could be done better with religion in fiction. Is the future atheistic?
Nov. 8, 10AM – “What I Wish I Would Have Known–Pitfalls for New Writers”. All the things writers should know going in, from craft to scams, and what our panelists wish they’d known.
Nov. 8, 11AM – “Planners vs. Pantsers”. Some writers have everything outlined and plotted before they put their fingers on the keyboard. Others insist on flying by the seat of their pants. If you’re one, come learn the techniques of the other and why you should pay attention.