On Thursday through Sunday, I'm planning on being in Madison, WI at the WisCon convention. This is the first of two conventions I'm planning on going to this year.

Monsters and Mirrors: a Reading of Speculative Prose and Poetry

  • Sat, 10:00–11:15 am
  • University D

I'm going to be with three other writing doing a chapter from Flight of the Scions. So, if you want to hear me talk about the world and the chapter, please check it out. I'm hoping to double the number of listeners this year, which would make four.

Writing and Tabletop Role Playing Gaming: Intersections and Divergences

  • Sat, 4:00–5:15 pm
  • Conference 4

Let's examine the interface between tabletop RPGs and writing. James L. Sutter's piece on tor.com, "What Roleplaying Teaches Writers," is a good starting place, but it's only the beginning. We will explore what RPGs can and cannot do for writers, what writers do that RPG referees do not, the meeting points and the divergences between playing and writing, the place of rules in both writing and playing, "railroading" versus creative freedom, etc.

Analog and Digital Writing Tools

  • Sun, 8:30–9:45 am
  • Conference 1

Writers, bring your favorite writing tools—laptop, tablet, quill, or steam-fueled ideatron—and share the pros and cons of your favored method of writing with others! We'll talk software, hardware, analogware, old-fashioned methods as well as new. If you're willing to share your beloved your writing gear, others may be eager to give them a try.

The SignOut

  • Mon, 11:30 am–12:45 pm
  • Capitol/Wisconsin

This is one of the final events of the convention. Please consider picking up my books at the A Room of One's Own table at the convention and I'll be glad to sign it. And talk about it.

Last year, no one came to my table. Please, break the trend?

2016-05-18