If you’re in the St. Louis area and attending Archon 41 this weekend (Sept 29 – Oct 1), I will be in attendance and sitting on a number of panels. Please look me up and say hello if you’re going to be there.
Fantasy World-Building: Not Just a Copy of Medieval Europe
Friday 21:00 – 21:50, Marquette A (Gateway Center)
Learn about creating a setting that lives and breathes and is believably consistent. Fantasy worlds are much more than physical surroundings and non-tech trappings!
Crafting the Dark Hero
Saturday 13:00 – 13:50, Marquette A (Gateway Center)
How to make even the darkest of heroes (or heroines) likable to your audience.
Recurring Themes in Speculative Science Fiction
Saturday 16:00 – 16:50, Marquette B (Gateway Center)
Speculative fiction has become more and more popular in recent years. Come participate in a discussion on themes in spec lit and what’s on the horizon.
Sex and Controversy in Young Adult Literature
Saturday 18:00 – 18:50, Marquette B (Gateway Center)
A discussion of how YA uses sex and controversy to meet the needs of teens. What are the limits? Should there be limits?