Final Penguicon Panel Schedule

Here is the final schedule of panels I’ll be on at Penguicon next month. I’m excited. I’m on a bunch of panels that look like fun, and I’m even scheduled for a book signing along with a bunch of other writers. I’m happy that they have a scheduled book signing, since I’ll be on so many panels I don’t know how much time I’ll have to try and sell books otherswise.

And remember–I’ll be giving out free CDs with (at least) the first three episodes of the podcast. Haven’t decided yet if the CD will be data or audio (.MP3s or not).

Click below to see my finalized schedule.

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Penguicon Panel Schedule (tentative)

Here are the panels I’ll be on at Penguicon (May 1st – 3rd at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Romulus, MI). These are tentative as the times have not been figured out yet, so it is possible there will be some conflicts and I’ll have to drop some (hope not tho).

Since I don’t know the days and times yet, I’ll just list them in no particular order (from the penguicon event page):

Can I be your friend? Bringing authors and readers together.
Mary Robinette Kowal
Daniel Hogan
Jim C. Hines
Dr. Philip Kaldon

Facebook, LiveJournal, WordPress, MySpace, Twitter, website, etc. — SF/F/H authors are encouraged to engage in self-promotion on the web. Some, like John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton make it look easy. But where’s the line on privacy and personal details for the authors? And what about fans bent on making the transition to troll or stalker? No one said this was going to be easy.

Copywhat? Copyrights! Open Source Liscensing in Literature.
Eric Raymond
Daniel Hogan
Elizabeth Bear
Rick Jackson

David Crampton

What they are, how they work and things to bear in mind when submitting to traditional publishers and e-publishers. Also – what happens to the rights on my e-blog if I want to publish somewhere else?

Is Audio the New Print?
Rick Jackson
Daniel Hogan

There’s an explosion of audiobooks and podcasts out there. Is Audio supplanting print as the medium of choice?

National Novel Writing Month
Mary Robinette Kowal
Daniel Hogan
Jim C. Hines
David Crampton

Every November hordes of would-be writers as well as established pros unite to attempt to produce 50,000 words in one month. Good idea or waste of time? Does it help or hurt writing? What about the pressures of deadlines in general? Does slow and steady win the race, or does the pressure cooker of trying to produce so many words in the last hour really work?

Sci-Fi/Fantasy – The Perception
Jeff deLuzio
Daniel Hogan

What is the general perception of genre writing? Pro’s and Con’s of Genre writing vs. traditional fiction.

Selling Your Soul – Marketing your work on a limited budget.
Daniel Hogan
Jim C. Hines
Rick Jackson
David Crampton

Websites, freedbies, conventions and business cards – plus anything else we can think of! Ways to help market and promote yourself and your product when you’re strapped for cash!

To See a Universe in a Grain of Sand
Daniel Hogan
Elizabeth Bear
Sarah Zettel
Rick Jackson
David Crampton

Worldbuilding. How to create your universe.

What’s so funny?!
Daniel Hogan
Brian Briggs
Jim C. Hines
David Crampton

Humor in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Does it work? Why or why not?

Self -Publishing – How to not get totally screwed.
Sarah Zettel
Rick Jackson
Daniel Hogan
Michael Marcus
David Crampton
Megan Rose Gedris
Alex Heberling

Vanity presses are popping up left and right, and a writer/comic artist no logner needs to beg and plead with a publisher to get their work out there. So how to you get your book ready for print? What printers give you the best bang for your buck? How do you get people to notice it? These questions and more addressed.

So, for the moment, I’m on NINE panels. That’s at least nine hours of programming. I actually asked them yesterday to take me off a panel (one about short stories), so originally I had ten hours. Oy. I can handle it tho. I like being on panels. Keep in mind that things could change since the times have not been figured out, that’s why I just signed up for whatever I wanted at first and told them to let me know about any conflicts and I’ll decide what to do at that point.

Looks like I’ll be on a few panels with good ol’ Jim C. Hines (we’ve been on several panels before and even had a signing together once. Check out his new novel, The Stepsister Scheme. I’m not finished with it yet, but I’m enjoying it so far.)

In podcast news, I’ve started working on mixing episode #2. I still haven’t decided when in April I’ll put the first episode yet, but I might wait until mid-April, so I can have something up before Penguicon. Hang in there, loyal listeners.

Guest Panelist at PENGUICON

Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd 2009 I will be a guest panelist at the “Science Fiction and Open Source Convention” known as Penguicon. I don’t know yet which panels I’ll be on, as that is still being worked out, but I’m shall post my schedule when all of that is finalized.

This is my second year at Penguicon and I am very much looking forward to it.  I had a blast last year, and this year I’ll be hard at work promoting the Magic of Eyri podcast. I will also have copies of the novel version of The Magic of Eyri for sale at my usual special convention price ($20). I don’t know yet if I’ll have a table or anything…I need to look into that, but if I’m on a lot of panels (which is looking like will happen) I wouldn’t be at a table for too long anyway.