It seems like I just finished one convention and now I have another one coming up. On 24-26 October, I'll be sharing a table with my wife and fellow writer Alison Beightol at Spooky Empire in Orlando. The attending celebrities and writers this year are awesome, as is the weekend schedule of events.
Since Spooky Empire is author-centric, there will be numerous writing-related panels throughout the weekend. I'll be appearing on the following ones:
Friday, 24 October
6 PM -- Keeping the Bodies Fresh: How do writers keep tried and true monsters like vampires and zombies still new and exciting?
9 PM -- Sick and Twisted: This panel is restricted to adults only because of the violent and extreme content that will be discussed, and also because of the drunk writers.
Saturday, 25 October
12 PM -- Author's Network:This is where the writers mingle with the fans. A great way to get to meet and talk to your favorite writers and ask them questions.
2 PM -- Writing the Fight: A discussion by various writers on how they craft the fight scenes in their novels.
7 PM -- Down with the Sickness: A look into how diseases spread and how variations on this can be used in writing a novel.
Sunday, 26 October
11 AM -- Sympathy for the Devil: Writers analyzes the rise of sympathetic monsters/villians and discuss their place in book and movies.
Swing on by and join in the fun. This promises to be one of the best conventions ever.