BayCon 2024

I’ve had a few issues crop up in my personal life, so I’m posting this a lot later than I planned.

I will be at BayCon 2024 – A World of Imagination from July 4th through July 7th.  And because I’m a glutton for punishment, I’m on a lot of panels this year.

Writing A Book – The Sequel

You’ve done it. You’ve written your first book! It’s been published! And now you have to do it all over again. How do you avoid the dreaded fears of the sophomore book? If it’s a sequel, how do you make sure that it remains in line with what you established in the first. Is a series bible absolutely necessary? And if so, how do you go about compiling one?

String Theory – A Yarn About Costuming

Come find out what leads someone to look at a dozen skeins of yarn and think ‘I can make a costume out of that.’ Learn about pattern resources, picking what yarn to use, and choosing between knitting and crochet stitches. Get a closeup look at my costumes.

Jane Austen Bingo

Is Netherfield let at last? Has a main character fallen into a swoon? Has a proposal been rejected? There will be BINGO cards and prizes!

Beta Readers & Critique Groups

 Your story’s done, how do you choose who reads it first? How do you handle feedback from beta readers, writing groups, friends and strangers? How do you know whose advice to take, and how to accept criticism gracefully?

The X-Files

Discussion of the X-files with Amy Imhoff, Rosie Johnson, Stacy Meyn, and Sheryl  R. Hayes.

Masquerade and Variety Show

Come see everyone show off their talents and costumes. I’m judging this year.

Dramatic Reading: The Return!

A panel where panelists select a terrible work of fiction and then read it in funny voices and accents. Mark can run it, but we’re not sure if he’s allowed to select the books after the Golden Girls Incident of 2018. Come to the panel and find out what happens… this time.

I will be at the Liminal Fiction table, so come by and say hello. And I will have a sneak peek at Chaos Kin for those who are curious.