brni (brni) wrote,

Balticon Schedule

With three days to go, the Balticon schedule has posted. It's somewhat odd - I have two events I'd not requested and not expected and, frankly, are a bit scary, as I've never done either. I have a reading scheduled (at 10:30 pm, Sunday night, prime author-reading hours). And an autograph session (in which I expect I'll hang out and watch Jack Campbell sign books...)

So, yeah. A late Sunday night reading. Come keep me from being lonely. And come with reading requests - naughty or nice? scary or humorous? Or some other combination thereof?

5/28/11 6:00 PM Duration: 00:50
Room: Parlor 1041 Track: Writing
Grand Openings
a Round Table Discussion
Once upon a time (in a galaxy far far away)…So, how important is a good opening? What does it need to pull the reader into the story? How can it cast light upon mood, setting, character, tone, and still work as a hook for the reader? Discuss favorite openings, and tell why they work so well. What actually is the "right" beginning for the story? How does a writer figure out if the story on paper's starting too early, too late, or at the right time?

5/28/11 7:00 PM Duration: 00:50
Room: Salon B Track: Readers
Living in an SF World
In an episode of Firefly, Wash declaims that psychic powers are the stuff of science fiction. His wife Zoe points out that he lives in a spaceship. We are already beginning to live in an SF world — how are writers reacting to that? What will SF writers actually write about when we live and work in space?

5/29/11 11:00 AM Duration: 00:50
Room: Salon B Track: Publishers (Mini-Program)
Dark Quest Books Presents
How to build a successful small press, one great book at a time, from award-winning science fiction to military fantasy with a built-in cult following to titles that overturn the expectations of the genre tropes.

5/29/11 6:00 PM Duration: 00:50
Room: Maryland Foyer Track: Autographings
Jack Campbell, Bernie Mojzes, and Teanna Byerts
Autograph Session
Jack Campbell and Bernie Mojzes Autograph Session

5/29/11 10:30 PM Duration: 00:30

Room: Belmont Track: Readers
Bernie Mojzes -- Reading
Bernie Mojzes -- Reading

Of course, you can also find me in the dealer room.

And at some point as yet TBD over the weekend, Michael Ventrella and J. Thomas Ross will be joining me for a meet-the-authors session for Mike's new anthology, Tales of Fortannis: A Bard's Eye View. I'll keep you posted.
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