Friday, November 20
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.
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