This is where I will be in an official author capacity in the foreseeable future. I will update this as often as possible.
February 25 – at Barnes & Noble in Rogers, AR, 12:00-5:00pm
March 11 – at Rogers Public Library in Rogers, AR, 10:00am-4:00pm
March 17-19 – ANOMALYCON
at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, CO
Friday, March 17
Sex and Romance in Young Adult Fiction: 7:00pm – Windstar A
As adults, we might feel uncomfortable reading about teenagers exploring their sexuality–but what about those teenagers? Should we be talking about sex and romance in young adult fiction.
Panelists: A.L. Kessler, S. McGuire, B. Johnson
Saturday, March 18
Is This A Kissing Book? 11:00am – Wind River A
Romance in Science Fiction and Fantasy is a common theme, and some might argue that this makes those stories “women’s books.” Why is there a struggle to tell stories with the common theme of relationships and maintain a serious science fiction theme? When is this done well?
Panelists: A. Howard, B. Johnson, T.L. Morganfield
Open World Mechanics and Storytelling: 12:00pm – Mesa Verde C
Open World Exploration is big in video games, akin to the enormous storylines of high fantasy novels, with thousands of pages and dozens fo characters to track. Our experts discuss storytelling potential realized and lost in these scenarios.
Panelists: T. DePass, B. Johnson
New Fiction Now (READING): 3:00pm – Windstar A
Writers Reading Their Own Cool Stuff that just came out. Pick up a new favorite.
Panelists: S. Glassman, B. Johnson, M. Davis
Authors in Armor: 5:00pm – Mesa Verde C
Authors talk about cosplaying, LARP, RPGs, and storytelling.
Panelists: R. Calas, B. Johnson
Based in Dreams: 6:00pm – Wind River B
Young adult fiction often has elements of urban fantasy, and the appeal for young adults and older adults alike seems to be reliving the imagination of our childhood.
Panelists: Z. Elliot, B. Johnson, E. Ann
Video Game Disasters: 7:00pm – Windstar A
Gamers and Storytellers talk about the worst narratives they’ve ever shelled for.
Panelists: T. DePass, B. Johnson, K. Major
Sunday, March 19
Pirates! And the Rogues Who Love Them: 2:00pm – Mesa Verde C
Why is Steampunk so enamored with Sky Pirates? Why are we so thrilled by the idea of a character who makes their own rules, like the rogues of Firefly or The Pirates of the Caribbean?
Panelists: J. Campbell, B. Johnson, R. Maas
May 26-28 – CONQUEST 48
at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO