loscon.shotbyabear.com is currently operating in support of Loscon 43.
3699. I have A Great Idea for A Story ﾖ Now What?
How do you ge that great idea for a few words jotted down in a notebook (or at the top of a document on your screen) in a fleshed-out plot development, storyline, outline, or screenplay? The panelists will share their muse, provided good tricks for you, including how to expand your ideas, from creating a framework to putting solid “meat on the bones” of your manuscript. How to craft both the physical and emotion elements of your work, including sounds, smells, sights, and more. Be prepared to be playful with your work, then learn simply and effective tools to complete the project, any project ﾗ on time and with joy!
Leslie Ann Moore, S.P. Hendrick, Justin Robinson, Russell Nohelty,
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Marquis 2
3708. A Shot Rang out
Improvised storytelling under pressure of time and madness. See us invent stories and characters too bizarre for fiction just so we can set up random lines the audience picked for us.
, E.E. King, Joyce McCarthy, John DeChancie, Laura Pearlman, Craig Miller, S.P. Hendrick
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Marquis 2
3717. Science, Fiction, and Politics: Shaping Reality
Come join our panel of people working in science and science fiction for a discussion of how science, and science fiction affects politics - and vice versa.
S.P. Hendrick, Harry Turtledove, Robert Mitchell Evans, Brad Lyau, E.E. King
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Saint Louis
3747. Stealing From The Best
From the adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" into "Forbidden Planet" and H. G. Wells's "The Time Machine" into "Time After Time", writers have been "borrowing" themes and situations from other writers and turning them into something new and different.
Jacqui Freas Baric, S.P. Hendrick, Harry Turtledove, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Laura Frankos, Tim Powers
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Marquis 2
Tech: projector, sound, HDMI, Microphone, Water
S.P. Hendrick, Daryl G. Frazetti
SAT 2:30 pm - 2:55 pm, Dealers Hall
3768. The Delphic Oracle
4-6 panelists answer questions from the audience, one person at a time, one word at a time until an answer is given or everyone goes insane.
, Laura Pearlman, Martin Young, Harry Turtledove, S.P. Hendrick, Geoffrey Mark
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Boston
3793. Working without an agent
Do you really need an agent? Hear what you can do without one.
James C. Glass, Mel Gilden, Valerie Estelle Frankel, S.P. Hendrick, Maria Alexander
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am, New Orleans
3806. Revisiting Themes and Tropes vs. Being Lazy
Some writers re-visit the same themes over and over again in order to tell new stories. Other writers, uh, recycle themes and their stories rely on the same themes and tropes that they've practically told the same story, just with different characters. Let's compare and contrast writers and works that do either, and talk about what the key differences are.
Mark Oshiro, John DeChancie, S.P. Hendrick, J.L. Doty
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Houston