I will be attending Boskone 53 this coming weekend. There will be panels, and readings, and much discussion of books, books, books. If you want to catch any of my panels, they are listed below. If you want to hear me read, you can do that too!
Writing The Great Escape
Friday 17:00 – 17:50, Harbor II (Westin)
How do you get characters out of tough situations without resorting to Felix’s bag of tricks, or other cheats? There’s an art to surprising the reader with smart or daring escapes while still playing fair — so the reader thinks both “Wow!” and “I should have thought of that!”
Jo Walton (M) , Julie C. Day , Grady Hendrix , Ken Liu , Ada Palmer
Collaboration: Writers, Artists, and More!
Friday 18:00 – 18:50, Harbor III (Westin)
Creative collaboration is an endurance event. Each experience is different, whether working in a shared universe, co-writing a story, or working word by word with another author. Whatever the scenario, it can be an immensely rewarding experience. However, personalities can clash and the final decision isn’t always mutual. If you’re curious about creative collaborations and want to find out where to start or how to avoid the most common missteps, this panel is for you.
Steve Miller (M) , Julie C. Day , Teddy Harvia, Stephen Hickman , Sharon Lee
Places as Character
Sunday 11:00 – 11:50, Marina 3 (Westin)
Of course a setting can inspire or affect the action of a story. But sometimes, a “place” is so well described that it almost becomes a character on its own. Does this happen more with SF/F/H than mundane fiction? Let’s pour through our mental postcards from Gormenghast and the Shire, Ringworld and Ceres station, Hogwarts and Gotham City. What’s your favorite unforgettable “character” that’s literally all there?
Ada Palmer (M), Julie C. Day, Fred Lerner, Melanie Meadors, Diana Thayer
Reading: Julie C. Day
Sunday 12:00 – 12:25, Independence (Westin)
Julie C. Day
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