Where I’ll Be: Cat’s Orycon Schedule (2015)

Friday, November 20

4:00:pm, Meadowlark

The Fine Art of Description

What makes purple prose purple? Are adjectives and adverbs really evil? How do pro writers describe something in vivid detail in the fewest words, and when can writers expand those descriptions?

Donna McMahon, Renee Stern, Cat Rambo, Richard A. Lovett, Sara A .Mueller

Saturday, November 21

3:00 pm, Salon G

Ethics, Morals, and Amorals

You got ethics in my morals!

(*)Grá Linnaea, K.C. Ball, Esther Jones, Tanya Huff, Cat Rambo

4:00 pm, Williamette

Speeding Up Your Output

Fast writing is not necessarily bad writing, and more words per day equals more stories for your readers. Discuss methods for upping your daily word count without sacrificing quality or your life.

Blythe Ayne, Peter Wacks, (*)Cat Rambo, Kristi Charish

5:30 pm, Hawthorne


Reading from novel, “Hearts of Tabat.”

6:00 pm (I am going to be SO ready to eat dinner afterward, that’s pretty much a four hour stint tho with a brief pause at 5:00.)

A Touch of Farmer, a Pinch of LeGuin

Panelists discuss their biggest influences and what books have changed the recent landscape in SF/F/H literature.

(*)Cat Rambo, Stoney Compton, Claude Lalumière, Liz Argall, James Patrick Kelly

Sunday, November 21

10:00 am, Meadowlark

SFWA Regional Business Meeting

SFWA President Cat Rambo will give a briefing on the latest in SFWA and the business, as well as answer questions.

11 am

Gardening in Fantasyland

Flora and fauna in the lands beyond – what works? what doesn’t? Who does it well?

EM Prazeman, Tanya Huff, (*)Cat Rambo, Renee Stern, Petrea Mitchell

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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is currently working on Exiles of Tabat, the third book of the Tabat Quartet. A new story collection, Neither Here Nor There, appears from Hydra House this fall.
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