Capricon 42

Updated 1/30–added a panel

Yup, I am actually participating in a convention. It’s virtual, but still. Panels. A reading. I’m looking forward to it. You can participate virtually as well–virtual registration is free, but you can also join as a booster for $10.

Here are my program items:

Vampires Hate Werewolves but Do Zombies Hate Ghosts? (virtual)
Fri 3:00 PM

Our panelists discuss fictional rivalries and how they developed. (KS: the fictional rivalries discussed during the panel sign-up phase were things like vampires: werewolves, not single characters)

The Mysterious, Shape-Shifting Genre Monster (virtual)
Fri 7:00 PM

Many writers hate assigning a genre to their works, but potential consumers rely on these same genres to find new work. How should creatives incorporate genre into their process, what are the rewards of doing it well, and what are the pitfalls of doing it badly?

Reading: Kristine Smith (virtual)
Sat 11:00 AM (30 minutes)

DAVID BOWIE – Just…David Bowie (virtual)
Sat 2:00 PM Duration: 01:00

David Bowie is our favorite Starman. Our panelists talk about how he influenced and was influenced by SFF.

How I Wrote This (virtual)
Sat 3:00 PM

A panel of authors will describe the path of a work of fiction from idea to first draft, second draft, beta reader, more drafts, and finally publication. Where did the idea come from, and how did the storytelling take shape? Here’s a chance to look at the how inspiration intersects with craft in real life.