It’s just a little more than two weeks before Gen Con–did you know that? I didn’t, until I went to their website today and then started panicking and I had to go lay down for a bit. Then I decided I needed to post my schedule, because surely someone wants to see me at Gen Con. Otherwise…well, I’d like to say I’m surprised all those books are just being bought by my parents, but I’d only be surprised they found room for them all in that garage.
So if you want to see me at Gen Con Indy 2013, here’s where I’ll be!
Pre-Gen Con: Thurber House, Columbus, OH: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Before heading to Gen Con, I will be in Columbus, OH to talk about the Sundering, the Forgotten Realms, and more with R.A. Salvatore and Ed Greenwood (with James Wyatt as moderator), followed by a signing. If you are in the area (and since Indianapolis is only a few hours away, you might be!), you should come check it out.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Writer’s Craft: Memorable Characters (SEM1345055), 9 am-10 am
“Learn how to create compelling characters that readers will never forget.” With Howard Jones, Scott Lynch, and (I’m 90% certain) Mary Robinette Kowal. You should definitely come to this one–just look at that line up!
Writer’s Craft: Heroes & Villains (SEM1345057), 11 am-12 pm
“Tricks for creating a potent hero-villain relationship that will keep the reader glued to the page.” With Gregory Wilson, James Dashner, David Farland, and Richard Lee Byers. That’s right! You get double FR/Sundering authors for this one (Also some NYT bestsellers, giants of the genre, etc., etc.)
…Why am I getting nervous?
Then I have to eat lunch. If you see me here, wandering around dazed and glassy-eyed with low blood sugar, point me to something tasty and fast. I will give you a book. Or let you tell me what you think should happen to Farideh et al next. Or what should happen to Drizzt–if you get me to a not-crappy sandwich, you can talk about whoever’s books you like.
Author Signing, 1:00-2:00 pm
For this signing, I will be in Hall D with all the other Sundering authors. Except Paul Kemp who says he has more important things do like welcome a child into the world. If you are only finding this blog after you stood still too long, waiting for a book from one of those guys, and I made you take Brimstone Angels, YOU’RE WELCOME! 🙂
Spin-a-Yarn with Ed Greenwood (SEM1346613), 2pm-4pm
“Join the creator of the Forgotten Realms setting for a rollicking group storytelling experience that will leave you dizzy with laughter.” Have you been to this? It’s NUTS. Completely bonkers. James Wyatt and I will be the recorders of the story. If someone takes bets on who blushes more, don’t bet on me. There is one surefire way to make me blush, and that’s not happening at Spin-a-Yarn. (Unfortunately, it looks like this one’s sold out–but sometimes they’ll let folks slip in if there’s room)
Writer’s Craft: Mystery vs. Confusion (SEM1345062), 4 pm-5 pm
“Learn to infuse the unknown into your stories without leaving your readers lost in the weeds.” With Donald J. Bingle, Kerrie Hughes, and John Helfers. I begged to be put on this panel. Love, love, love the topic and can’t wait to discuss with these awesome panelists!
A Night With Dungeons & Dragons, (ENT1346625), 7 pm-10 pm ($20)
“Spend the evening in Baldur’s Gate at the official Sundering launch party! Mingle with D&D designers, authors, and other industry luminaries while enjoying food, drinks, music, adventure and more.” So I can tell you for sure that “authors” at the very least means me. And the other Sundering authors (except Paul because impending baby) assuming they aren’t planning to ditch and go smoke behind the gym or something…Probably not, because there will be canapes and drinks! (And fans. :)). Come and you can also see if I ever found a cocktail dress that felt Baldur’s Gate appropriate.
Friday, August 16, 2013
After all the hubbub of Thursday, my Friday is decidedly chill! Maybe I will see you at the ENnies!
Author Signing, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Hall D
This time I am only signing books with R.A. Salvatore and Troy Denning. “Only.”
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Author Signing, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Hall D
This time they switch it up, and I’m signing with Ed Greenwood and Richard Lee Byers.
Fate of the Forgotten Realms(SEM1346630), 4:00-6:00 pm
“Novelists R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, Troy Denning, Erin M. Evans,[the spirit of] Paul Kemp, and Richard Lee Byers discuss The Sundering, and the stories still to be told.” This sold out super-fast. I hope you got tickets, but I also suspect they’re going to film it. Lucky you, person who has no ticket! This panel is going to be awesome, except I have a really hard time deciding what’s a spoiler and what’s a teaser, because I don’t care about spoilers, but I know if I accidentally say that Lorcan is really the avatar of Asmodeus then someone’s going to be upset that I…Wait.
Candlekeep Presents: The Harpers at Twilight (SEM1344169), 6 pm-10 pm
“The Harpers of Twilight Hall have called for a gathering of sages, loremasters, and adventurers of all stripes to Candlekeep! Featuring luminaries Ed Greenwood, James Lowder, and many secret guests!” Wait: That says “secret.” Was I not supposed to say I would be there?
Anyway, I’ve been told it would be nice for me to get up there and talk about Harpers, since I write about them these days.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Write & Critique Workshop (WKS1345356), 8:00 am-10:oo am
“In this limited seating event, attendees are given a short period of time to write on a topic provided by the panelists. At the end of this period, each attendee reads what they wrote and the panelists provide feedback. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and to learn by hearing the comments offered to others.” With John Helfers and Maxwell Alexander Drake. If you’re signed up for this, I already think you’re incredibly brave. Writing fast on cue is my least favorite way to work. So while I promise I’ll be my usual exacting self, I promise it will be tempered by awe for your guts. Also, by fatigue because 8 am.