Please join me at MidAmeriCon August 18-21 in Kansas City, MO. My schedule for the weekend is below!
Small Presses & Magazines: Welcoming the Unexpected
Saturday 10:00 – 11:00, 2207 (Kansas City Convention Center)
Authors in the slipstream, weird, magical realism, or speculative literature categories can have a hard time finding the right home for their work. With stories that aren’t always a good fit for the larger genre markets, it’s still important to find quality publishers. Such homes exist in both the literary and SF/F/H publishing communities. This panel will take a “deep dive” into the world of small presses and magazines, presenting fantastic venues and discussing hard-learned lessons such as publishers that promised more than they could deliver. Whether you’re looking for good work a little off the beaten path or trying to find potential new markets for your writing, this panel is for you.
Meeples for Peoples: Playing Games with Everyone!
Sunday 10:00 – 11:00, 2204 (Kansas City Convention Center)
What are the best ways to teach and play games with people of differing ages and gaming experience? Our panel suggests some games to play, and some ways to play them with groups of different ages and experience. How do we make sure everyone is having a good time, and what are the best ways to encourage people to get involved in games?
Urban Fantasy in Transition
Sunday 13:00 – 14:00, 2207 (Kansas City Convention Center)
Urban fantasy has a long history within fantasy literature, but it’s certainly gained new prominence recently. The panels examines how this definition has changed over time, what influences have helped to shape urban fantasy, and it’s origins and potential evolution as a literary genre.
Autographing: Rose Lemberg, Sarah Pinsker, Adam Rakunas, Alyssa Wong, Katherine Wynter
Sunday 14:00 – 15:00, Autographing Space (Kansas City Convention Center)