My Preliminary Schedule for Ravencon 2014

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In just a few weeks I’ll be driving down to Richmond, VA to participate in Ravencon.

Here is my schedule as I currently know it to be:

Friday, April 25th

5:00 p.m. | You’re Getting Sleepy: Lies and Truths about Hypnosis
A short lecture about common misperceptions of hypnosis (as maintained by media and popular culture), what doesn’t work, and what does, and maybe even a brief demonstration.
Just me and a room full of victims interested participants.

Saturday, April 26th

5:00 p.m. | Secrets of Small Press Publishing
Nearly every SF/fantasy author has been published by smaller press some point in their careers. It is also known for publishing new authors, midlist authors, short story collections, and other “odd” books typically rejected by the big New York publishers. Our panelists represent a spectrum of publications, and can “tell all”
Philippa Ballantine, Rich Groller, Dan Hoyt, Edmund R. Schubert, and me.

Sunday, April 27th

12:00 p.m. | Comfort Reading
Panelists discuss their favorite stories and novels for reading (and reading again) when you’re feeling under the weather.
T. Eric Bakutis, Elizabeth Bear, Parick Vanner, Rachael Hixon, and me.

1:00 p.m. | Xeno-Linguistics
a discussion of how alien languages are used in SF, some simple tips for would-be writers to make their aliens sound… alien, general complaints about the use of “universal translators,” and more
Other panelists, and me.

I think there’s a very good chance that I’ll have a reading, and I’ll probably be hanging out and signing things at some point in time. Otherwise, look to find me kicking back in the con suite or the bar.

And it goes without saying that Barry, my faithful plush buffalito, will be with me as I wander the convention. It wouldn’t be the same without him.

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