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My OryCon schedule

Excited to be headed down to Portland on Friday for

OryCon. Here’s my schedule. Hope you’ll drop by my reading at 11:30 on Saturday!

Also, if you’re in the Portland area, please drop by Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing big SF/F signing with many authors attending  OryCon! 4:30 to 6:00. I’ll be there until 5:30, and hope to see you! Click for directions: NW Author Fest


3:00 p.m. THE END OF ALL THINGS – How can you wrap up the end of a story so that it’s neat, but not too tidy, and is surprising but not out of the blue or contrived, natural but not predictable? (Lincoln room)

5:00 p.m. FANTASY TROPES AND CLICHES – The good, the bad, and the ugly. Which ones are overused, which ones are integral to the genre, and which ones are horrible but we love them anyway. (Jefferson/Adams room)

7:00 p.m. FANTASY AROUND THE WORLD  – Most fantasy revolves around European folklore – what about something different? (Hamilton room)


11:30 a.m. READING – I’ll read from my latest novel, a fantasy: A Thousand Perfect Things (Grant room)

2:00 p.m. SIGNING – I”ll be seated with Jason M. Hough, Steve Perry, others (Art Show)

4:00 p.m. THE MARKETING OF HISTORICAL FICTION – Does it only sell as romance and mainstream? How might historical fiction be made appealing to a broader audience? (Madison room)


12:00 p.m. A TOUCH OF FARMER, A PINCH OF LEGUIN – Panelists discuss their biggest influences and what books have changed the recent landscape in SF/F/H horror literature. (Jefferson/Adams room)

1:00 p.m. PSEUDONYMS, GENRE AND BRANDING – Can one writing name encompass, say, space opera, high fantasy, military sci-fi and erotic romance? When to fracture your writing identity, how and why. (Lincoln room)


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