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Rose City Comic Con 2019

Some might consider that I wasted a three-day pass to Rose City Comic Con by only attending Friday night. But downtown Portland is a bit of a trek from my house, and I only needed to be there Friday for my panel. I took a few trips through the maze of the convention floor, seeing the merchandise and the artist and writer tables. Friday is the evening for it, if, like me, you don’t care much for crowds.

Orycon 2018 Schedule

Orycon approaches. Time to mingle, share from my meager store of knowledge, and roam from room party to room party.

I received my schedule the other day. If you are in Portland during the convention, pick up a membership and come say hello.

 

Fri Nov 9 4:00:pm Fri Nov 9 5:00:pm Story Pacing: Hurry Up, and Wait
Pettygrove Speed the story up, raise the stakes, increase the tension — But not too much. Readers, like runners, want to keep moving fast but can’t go at a breakneck pace all the time. What are the techniques, large and small, to make you story roller-coaster a fun, exciting ride?
David D. Levine Diana Pharaoh Francis Ken Lizzi Richard A. Lovett Wendy N. Wagner

 

Fri Nov 9 5:00:pm Fri Nov 9 6:00:pm Autograph Session: Friday 5pm
Dealers: Autographs Authors and artists sign things
Alma Alexander Ken Lizzi

 

Sat Nov 10 5:00:pm Sat Nov 10 6:00:pm Building an Extended Series
Pettygrove Some readers want to immerse themselves into a series, rather than just a single book. They want to binge. And once your trilogy is done, then what? How to expand your literary universe instead of walking away from your book or short series forever.
Joseph Brassey Ken Lizzi Mike Shepherd Moscoe Seanan McGuire Steve Perry

 

Sun Nov 11 10:00:am Sun Nov 11 10:30:am Ken Lizzi Reading
152 Readings Ken Lizzi reads from his works.
Ken Lizzi

 

Sun Nov 11 2:00:pm Sun Nov 11 3:00:pm Consequences of Violence
Overton Random groups wandering the countryside and slaying evil-doers are less likely to be seen as heroes than as murder hoboes. Our panel will discuss the mechanisms that real societies (and realistic fiction) use to limit violent actors.
Crystal Connor Ken Lizzi Rory Miller S. B. Sebrick