VCon 41

Sheraton Guildford Hotel 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC

From Sep 30 to Oct 2, I'll be at VCon 41 in Surrey. According to the schedule, which may or may not be final, I have several panels, a reading, and will be part of the Book Launch event on Friday night (which is open to to the general public, so come on down even […]

WorldCon 75

Messukeskus Messuaukio 1, 00520, Helskinki

I'll be a panelist at this year's World Science Fiction Convention, AKA WorldCon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. I'm on two panels (here's the draft schedule link): Editor's Dream Climate Change and Social Responsibility in Science Fiction

YA vs Adult Fiction: Defining Boundaries

San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA

Join me and amazing authors Fonda Lee, Miriam Weinberg, Fred Wiehe, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, and Sarah Rees Brennan for the panel "YA vs Adult Fiction: Defining Boundaries". YA Fiction is a crucial part of the SFF world. What defines YA as separate from Adult Fiction? How do writers approach each of these categories differently in […]

Creative Ink Festival

Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC

Join me at the Creative Ink Festival, March 29-31, at the Delta Burnaby Hotel, where I'll be hanging out and talking about editing, among other things.

Worldcon 77 in Dublin

I'll be at Worldcon 77 in Dublin from Aug 15-19, where I've got a panel on video game remakes and remasters, and a Kaffeeklatsch.

Panel — Video game nostalgia: remakes and remasters

In recent years, there have been many video game remakes and remasters – Crash Bandicoot, Resident Evil II, Tomb Raider – and many much anticipated future titles like Final Fantasy VII, but how do some go so right, and some so far wrong? Fergal Mac Carthaigh (M), Ms Cassie Parkes (Riot Games), Katrina Archer (Little […]

Panel: Can Living in a Small Space on Earth Prepare You for Living in Space?

CoNZealand Wellington

*** PANEL TIME IS IN NZST (UTC+12) *** Could you live in a self-contained space that must supply food, water, and protection from a hostile environment for days and weeks at a time?  Some people have done this on sea, others on land.  Can these experiences help us survive in space or on another planet?  […]

Panel: Climate Fiction/Climate Fact

CoNZealand Wellington

*** PANEL TIME IS IN NZST (UTC+12) *** What's the relationship between fiction about climate change and real-world actions? Does where authors live and work affect their perspective, as they write about climate? Dr. Octavia Cade (moderator), Katrina Archer, Arkady Martine, Tim Jones, Alex Acks

Panel: How to Work with Editors

CoNZealand Wellington

*** PANEL TIME IS IN NZST (UTC+12) *** There are all kinds of editors: those that edit novels, short fiction, journalism, and so forth. We can't forget acquisitions editors, developmental editors, or the copy editors, of course. How does each kind of editor work with writers? How should you, the writer, best work with them? […]

ChiCon8 Panel: Rising Oceans, Blurring Genres

Chicon 8

More and more "Cli-Fi" novels are being published as mainstream fiction instead of science fiction, while "solarpunk" and related movements seem to be solidifying new directions within the genre. If SFF doesn't engage with climate change somehow, does that make it feel less plausible? More escapist? Let's talk about how the reality of global warming […]

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