YA vs Adult Fiction: Defining Boundaries

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

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, Canada

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, New Zealand

*** 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, New Zealand

*** 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, New Zealand

*** 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 […]

Nebula Conference Panel: Trauma and Time Travel

Speakers: Joshua Bellin, Curtis Chen, Katrina Archer, R.S.A. Garcia, Samantha Mills In an era of mass shootings, violence by law enforcement, rising rates of suicide among young people, and other crises, issues of trauma and PTSD loom large. Time travel, a mainstay of speculative fiction for more than a century, can offer insight into and […]

Nebula Conference Panel: Virtual Reality and SFF Story-Sharing: The Meeting of Imagination and High-Tech Online

Speakers: Angela Smith, Katrina Archer, Anna Kashina, Erich Werner Virtual reality is set to explode onto the gaming scene as is the conventional media industry in general. Writing science fiction often entails a vivid mental vision of characters engaged in a moving, very real, all-enveloping environment. So, how will this meeting of the imagination and […]

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