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If you’re in the St. Louis area and attending Archon 41┬áthis weekend (Sept 29 – Oct 1), I will be in attendance and sitting on a number of panels. ┬áPlease look me up and say hello if you’re going to be there.

Panel Schedule

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?

About the Author Thomas K. Carpenter


Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time author with over 50 independently published books.  He has also sold numerous short stories to various publications including Ellory Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock, Galaxy's Edge and others.  He is most known for his multi-series universe The Hundred Halls which currently includes over 25 books.

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