I’m Going to Norwescon!

I’m going to be paneling at Norwescon 42 this coming weekend (my first time paneling anywhere! I’m thrilled!!! ). I’ll be on the following panels:

SUPPORTING OUR WRITING COMMUNITY on Thursday, April 18th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The writing world can feel small and vast all at once. As a community, we can help one another grow as authors, connect to others in the industry, and lift each other up during trying times. As a team, we are much stronger. Take part in this panelist/audience discussion to come up with new ways we can support our fellow authors, agents, and editors.

READING: CHIMEDUM OHAEGBU on Friday, April 19th from 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
I’ll be reading “Toothsome Things”, my Strange Horizons story from last November.

WHAT MAKES IT HORROR? on Friday, April 19th from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
One of the eternal ongoing debates among horror fans is what actually makes something horror. Is it setting, mood, story, attitude, emotional effect, philosophical position? A certain ineffable “I know it when I see it” something? How do we classify horror-ish genres like dark fantasy, paranormal noir, and gothic?

WANT TO BE AN EDITOR? on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where can or do you begin? It’s hard to get an editing position when you don’t have work under your belt. Listen to editors share the details of how they got started and learn some of the pitfalls to avoid.

ONLINE PRESENCE FOR AUTHORS on Saturday, April 20th from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
We’ve all heard the warnings, “Be careful what you put online; it’s forever!” Is this really a concern? We’re encouraged to have a heavy online presence, but sometimes it can feel like walking on eggshells. Hear pros share how they balance their fanbase and personal sharing, where it’s gone right and gone wrong.

TAKING FEEDBACK FROM EDITORS on Sunday, April 21st from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Getting a manuscript (even one that’s already sold) back covered in red can be intimidating. What should you change and what might you leave alone? Learn from the pros the best way to approach your editor respectfully and open a dialogue around your edits.

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD SELF? on Sunday, April 21st from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Monsters can be seen as the ultimate other, something that subverts or overwrites our humanity. Werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts—all were people to start with, but have morphed. What are we exploring when we go where the monster lies? Who is the real monster?