Dragon Con returns, and I’ll be on a lot of panels, plus reading some from future Dakota Frost and Cinnamon Frost stories in my author reading on Sunday! The panels I have scheduled so far are:
- Androids & Automatons
Friday 1pm – Sheraton / Augusta
This presentation will cover the history of artificial life from the ancient Greeks to modern automata artists. Techniques for creating your own automata will also be shared.
- Practical Time Travel for the Storyteller
Saturday 4pm – Sheraton / Athens
This panel discusses the real science behind time travel, as well as how these scientific theories can place both challenging & rewarding demands on the stories we tell. Time dilation, the grandfather paradox, & others will be explained & these theories discussed.
- The Magic and Technology of Building Alternate Worlds
Saturday 5:30pm – Sheraton / Augusta
Be it alchemical spells or industrial revolution, many alternate history and Steampunk worlds feature magic, fantastic technological marvels, or even both. But each choice shapes the worlds these authors build. This roundtable discuss worldbuilding and the balance between fantasy and science.
- Author Reading: Anthony Francis
Sunday 2:30pm – Hyatt / University
SF & Urban Fantasy author of Frost Moon, Blood Rock and Liquid Fire reads from his work, including selections from Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine, from future Dakota Frost novels, and maybe even some Cinnamon Frost stories!
Also, I was scheduled to do a SAM Talk, but it was inadvertently booked over my author reading, and I pretty much have to prioritize my own author reading over a SAM Talk even if there might be more people at the other room. So if you attend my author reading, you may also get to hear what was intended to be my SAM Talk, “Risk Getting Worse”, in which I talk a bit about the origins of Dakota Frost …
Hope to see you all there – from my end of the table, it kind of looks like this:
Here’s crossing fingers that we get the double booking all worked out!