Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Balticon 2022 Schedule

Greetings! This coming weekend I'll be participating in Balticon, a regional convention hosted in Baltimore, Maryland. It runs from Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th.

Due to the pandemic many of their program items will be available to watch live on their website. So I'll be sitting in New York digging into some meaty topics with some fellow authors over the internet. Perhaps you'll come join us?

Here is my schedule:

Relucant Heroes
Panelists: Beth Morris Tanner (mod), C.J. Cherryh, John Wiswell, Lezli Robyn, Jay Smith, Doc Coleman
Day: Saturday
Time: 2:30 PM EST
Description: Not every protagonist wants to be the hero of the story. How do doubt and hesitation develop heroic characters, and how does reluctance change over the course of a narrative?

An Introduction and Reevaluation of Neon Genesis Evangelion
Panelists: J.T. Greathouse (mod), John Wiswell, Grig Larson
Day: Sunday
Time: 2:30 PM EST
Description: The Neon Genesis Evangelion properties were unavailable online for years until Netflix bought the TV show and Amazon bought the Rebuild movies. Over the years the franchise has been copied, parodied, and adapted in some very weird ways (rhythm game, anyone?). If you were waiting for it to become available, how did it compare to how people described it? If you had a recent rewatch, how did it hold up to your memories?

Fictional Works of Fiction
Panelists: Brenda Clough (mod), Sarah Pinsker, Arkady Martine, John Wiswell, Vivian Shaw
Day: Sunday
Time: 4:00 PM EST
From The King In Yellow to Kilgore Trout to Galaxy Quest, fictional works of fiction have always been an essential part of, well, fiction. Discuss your faves, how to use fictional works for worldbuilding, and what happens when fictional fiction takes on a life of its own.

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