Philcon 2018 Schedule

November 15, 2018

I’ll be attending Philcon this weekend. Here’s where you can find me!

    • Fri 6:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three—Creative Curses to Inflict on Your Characters (3083)

      Falling asleep for a hundred years is so passe. What are some fun, fresh, modern enchantments you can use to put your protagonists to the test?

Vikki Ciaffone (mod), Gordon Linzner, Nicholas MacDonald-Martell, Elektra Hammond, Alex Shvartsman

    • Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza II (Two)—Indie Pub 102: The Editing Process (3069)

      Beta-readers, developmental editors, copyeditors, proofreaders… What do I need, where do I find it, and how much will it cost?

Brenda W. Clough (mod), John Skylar, Ann Stolinsky, Alex Shvartsman, Ian Randal Strock, Michael Hanson

    • Sat 12:00 PM in Plaza II (Two)—Indie Pub 103: The Publishing Process (3070)

      From cover design to distribution options, where do you take your masterpiece?

Alex Shvartsman (mod), Aaron Rosenberg, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Paul Levinson, Ken Altabef, Tee Morris

    • Sat 5:00 PM in Plaza V (Five)—Crowdfunding for Fun and…What Do You Mean We LOST Money??? (3144)

      Just how does a “Kickstarter” work? Will Patreon’s recent changes impact your ability to attract and keep Patrons? Is it worth setting up a KoFi account?

Jazz Hiestand (mod), Philippa Ballantine, Alex Shvartsman, Alana Phelan, Glenn Hauman

    • Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza II (Two)—Meet the Editors! (3040)

      Magazine and small press editors discuss what goes into creating their publications, from the economics of staying viable in the electronic age to getting appropriate submissions.

Hildy Silverman (mod), Darrell Schweitzer, Joshua Palmatier, Alex Shvartsman, Neil Clarke, Ian Randal Strock

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My Readercon 2018 Schedule

July 12, 2018

I’ll be attending Readercon for the next three days and participating on their program. Here’s where to find me:

Friday, 6:00 PM - Blue Hills - Scouting Global Speculative Stories - Anatoly Belilovsky, Neil Clarke, Liz Gorinsky, Mimi Mondal, Alex Shvartsman, 
Francesco Verso - Magazine and book editors will discuss how they scout and promote authors from outside the U.S. and U.K., sharing their expertise 
and best practices. How can writers and editors make the best use of resources such as Lavie Tidhar's WorldSF Blog and Rachel Cordasco's SF in Translation 
site? What would make it easier to find, publish, and publicize world speculative fiction? 

Saturday, 3:00 PM - Blue Hills - The Possibilities and Perils of Comedy - Martin Cahill, James Morrow, Eric Schaller, Alex Shvartsman, Chandler Klang Smith, 
Torger Vedeler - Even the saddest and scariest fiction can contain elements of comedy or humor. It must be handled well, no matter the seriousness or 
frivolity of the work, or it can destroy the story. What does humor bring to the reader's experience of a work? How can a dash of humor add to or detract 
from otherwise non-comedic works? Comedy is hard; is it worth the effort? 

Sunday, 1:00 PM - Salon B - Reading
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My Balticon 2018 Schedule

May 24, 2018

I’ll be at Balticon as usual this Memorial Day weekend. I will spend much of the time in the dealers room where you can find me under the enormous UFO banner. 🙂 Here is the list of my scheduled events:

Friday, 8pm – Room 9029 – Microfiction and Micropoetry panel
Saturday, 2pm – St. George – Reading (with Cerece Rennie Murphy and John L. French)
Saturday, 3pm – Room 8029 – Kaffeeklatch
Saturday, 6pm – Mount Washington – Religion and Spirituality in SF panel
Sunday, 11am – Guilford – Jews in Space panel
Sunday, 1pm – Club Lounge – The Golem of Deneb Seven and Future SF launch event
Monday, 12pm – Room 7029 – Writing for Themed Anthologies panel

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Touching the Face of the Cosmos FREE Seminar in New York

April 8, 2018

 

I’ll be one of the panelists at this FREE seminar on the intersection of space travel and religion tomorrow. Come hear Paul Levinson, David Walton, Guy Consolmagno, and others.

https://www.facebook.com/events/210551846167041/

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My Heliosphere 2018 Schedule

March 6, 2018

 

I’ll be at Heliosphere in Terrytown, NY this Friday and Saturday. I’ll be arriving around 2pm on Friday. Here’s where you can find me:

FRIDAY

Solicited Advice: Editors Share their Thoughts

5pm – 6:15pm, Ballroom 4

Humorous SF

9:30pm – 10:45pm, Ballroom 2

SATURDAY

Autograph Session (with Laura Antoniou, Keith DeCandido, Hilty Silverman, Susan Hanniford Crowley, and Carol Gyzander)

1pm – 1:45pm, Grand North, outside Ballrooms 1 & 2

Space Opera Across Mediums

2:30pm – 3:45pm, Ballroom 4

Reading (with Mike Ventrella, Hildy Silverman, and Carol Gyzander)

5:30pm – 6:45pm, Ballroom 2

See my schedule at the Heliosphere website.

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Philcon 2017 Schedule

November 10, 2017

I’ll be at Philcon this weekend. Here’s my schedule:

Friday

6 pm – Plaza II –  Current Anthologies

7pm – Plaza III – Writing Workshops Worth Your Time (and Money)

Saturday

1pm – Plaza II – Meet the Editors!

Sunday

1pm – Plaza III – Finding a Good Editor

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Capclave 2017 Schedule

October 5, 2017

This is where you find me at Capclave this year:

Schedule at Capclave website

FRIDAY

5pm – Author’s hallway table – Signing
6pm – Seneca – Care and Feeding of Writers Groups and Critique Circles
7pm – Frederick – The WSFA Small Press Award panel

SATURDAY

11am – Frederick – SF/F in Translation from Russia, Easter/Central Europe and the Baltic
2pm – Frederick – Crowdfunding Dos and Don’ts
3pm – Suite 1209 – UFO6 book launch!
6pm – Frederick – Writing for Anthologies
7:30pm – Salon A – Mass signing

SUNDAY

10am – Suite 1209 – SF/F in Translation

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