Marscon is this weekend, March 6th through 8th at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel. This year’s theme is “Heroes and Wizard and Fey.”
I always have a lot of fun at Marscon, and look forward to seeing people I only see during convention season. If you’d like to come up and say hello, please do. I’m on the programming events below, so I should be hard to find.
How Come Nobody’s Heard Of Me, Dammit!!
Room 419 (Krushenko’s) — Friday 04:00 pm
Let’s figure out all the things we did wrong! With: Lyda Morehouse, Naomi Kritzer, mod.; Rachel Gold, Michael Merriam.
Fiction Reading: Michael Merriam
III Eagle’s Nest (Re(a)d Mars) — Saturday 10:00 am
Michael Merriam reads from his latest novel and possibly from something upcoming. With: Michael Merriam.
Storytelling vs Story Writing
III Eagle’s Nest (Re(a)d Mars) — Sunday 01:00 pm
Is there a difference between these two arts, and if so, what is it? While they are often lumped together, are they really that closely related? What skills are absolutely essential to storytelling but useless to story writing and vice versa? What is the difference between the markets these two arts aim for? What are the advantages/disadvantages of one over the other? What tools or methods are out there for refining your storytelling skills, and how do they differ from writing? Skill, talent, both, neither? With: S.N.Arly, mod.; Haddayr Copley-Woods, Michael Merriam, Susan Woerhle.
Convoluted Quests: The Modern Writing Career
III Eagle’s Nest (Re(a)d Mars) — Sunday 03:00 pm
Book contracts, self-publishing, short fiction, editing… writing careers these days are often made up of a patchwork of options. Join GoH Lyda Morehouse and other professional writers to talk about how they’ve dealt with current publishing realities. With: Lyda Morehouse, Naomi Kritzer, mod.; Roy C. Booth, Michael Merriam, Kathryn Sullivan.