I’m heading to Dragon Con from September 1-5th in Atlanta, Georgia!
Here’s my (tentative) schedule:
Title: Virtual: The Silk Road Bringing Culture and Influence into Fantasy
Description: Epic journeys and travels to new worlds are a key part of Fantasy. This group of authors will focus on the depth and new tropes brought into Fantasy Literature.
Time: Thu 10:00 am
Title: Welcome to the Diversity Track: What Is Diversity?
Description: Meet our director, guest of honor, panelists, & volunteers. Ask questions & hear a few ground rules from our director. Diversity is the new hot topic, but it’s not just a trend. We will delve into this concept from within the realm of media creation
Time: Fri 10:00 am
Title: Kung Fu: Season 2
Description: We’re talking Season 2 of the kick-butt CW series: new allies and villains, more mystical artifacts, and an old enemy redeemed? Share your thoughts on the new season and what you hope for the future of the series in this fun, action-packed panel!
Time: Fri 01:00 pm
Title: You Can’t Go Home Again: Diaspora in High Fantasy
Description: Wandering people, exiled from their homeland is a common trope in High Fantasy as well as a reality in our world. How do real diasporic cultures find themselves reflected in fantasy fiction?
Time: Fri 04:00 pm
Title: John Wick is a Portal Fantasy
Description: John Wick travels to a fantastic realm full of mysticism, monsters and quests. Yeah, it’s a high fantasy story.
Time: Fri 10:00 pm
Title: LitRPG and the End of the World
Description: A stat-heavy form of storytelling, LitRPG is a continuously growing genre. But what makes the apocalypse a perfect setting for these MMO-in-book-form novels? Our experienced panel of LitRPG authors will discuss just that, giving us their insights as to why this alternative form of storytelling is becoming an increasingly popular vehicle for apocalyptic and dystopian storytelling.
Time: Sat 01:00 pm
Title: Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
Description: Come join a super-fun discussion of the most unique, kick-butt movie of the year! Bring your alternate selves from different universes to explore Michelle Yeoh’s biggest and most fascinating movie to date!
Time: Sat 07:00 pm
Title: Brandon Sanderson’s Kickstarter Mania
Description: Surprise! Brandon Sanderson is independently publishing four novels through a record breaking Kickstarter. How did this happen? Why did this happen? And how can I get my hands on one of those exclusive loot boxes?
Time: Mon 10:00 am
Title: LitRPG the Genre that Crosses All the Boundaries: A detailed examination and the subgenres within
Description: Like a Frankenstein LitRPG barrows from all the of more traditional genres and then mashes them together to create a boundaries crossing genre that has spawned its own subgenres. These experts will talk about all the flavors that make up the LitRPG world from the GameLit, Cultivation to Dungeons and VR. The nitty gritty will
Time: Mon 11:30 am
Title: IP Here, IP There, IP Everywhere -Intellectual Property
Description: Intellectual Property can be a tricky business but so much fun and very important. Sometimes its sharing a universe, sometimes its jumping into a new medium, sometimes a name becomes a catch all. How do you keep your special child and yet share it with the world?
Time: Mon 01:00 pm