At Norwescon, March 20-23, I'm doing the following:
Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Just Getting Started Writing Friday 9:00 a.m. Cascade 7
Yeah, there’s a thing or two that have knocked successful writers back a step or three. Come listen to some battered veterans of this business share a few words they wish they’d heard sooner.
Kat Richardson (M), Lizzy Shannon, Jeff Ayers, Cat Rambo
Achilles Needs a Heel!—The Problem With Power Friday 4:00 p.m. Cascade 4
Would Achilles have been interesting if he'd been truly invulnerable, or, instead of dying a tragic hero would he still have been acting like a psychopathic adolescent thirty years after the Trojan War ended? Can power without vulnerabilities make an interesting story? (Has anyone succeeded?) What sorts of vulnerabilities are needed? How do you avoid the search for the armor’s chink that just turns the story into a puzzle?
Brenda Cooper (M), Janine Ellen Young, Cat Rambo, James H. Cobb
Reading: Cat Rambo Saturday 11:00 a.m. Cascade 3
The Moon's Accomplice
Autograph Session 2 Saturday Noon Evergreen 1 & 2
It Takes a Village to Raise a Zombie Saturday 8:00 p.m. Cascade 13
A discussion of the zombie in popular culture, from shambling flesh-eater to unstoppable juggernaut to sentient villain (or *gasp* hero). How current events infect and transform the zombie.
Mimi Noyes (M), Mark Henry, Robert Grey, Cat Rambo