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Come and find me… October 20, 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2016 plans, appearances, author chat, Best laid plans, Best planned lays, Chessiecon, conventions, public displays of geekery, Reading, Writer on the Go!.
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At Chessiecon!

I’ll be one of the writers guests at Chessiecon from November 25th to the 27th (yes, Thanksgiving weekend). In addition to hanging out and seeing people I haven’t seen in FAR too long, I’ll be on these panels:

Friday:

5:30PM — The Other Side of Over the Top: Writing Your Turkey Award Entry
Previous winners and judges give advice on how to make your bad writing the best kind of bad it can be. The deadline for entries is 9pm, so you still have time to write yours after the panel, or you can start planning for next year!

8:00 PM — Writing Outside the Lines
Writers live with a cast of thousands inside their heads, all vying to come out and play on the page. The dilemma comes when the writer must write a character outside their experience — be it race, gender identity or sexual orientation. How does a writer accurately portray a character with whom they can’t fully identify? Join us for a discussion of writing outside of your identity — how do you do it? What kind of research is required? Should it even be done?

9:15PM — Slash: The Card Game
Slash: Romance Without Boundaries is a game all about matching romantic partners from across the canons of pop culture, literature and history. Our panelists pick their favorite characters and pitch their love stories to a matchmaker in search of the ultimate One True Pairing.

10:30PM — Reading
Elizabeth will be reading “Layover”. Vampires exist, their ritualized society and strict laws allowing them to live peacefully alongside mortal men, feeding on the blood of those who chose to enter vampire service as bond-slaves. The ignorant believed that vampires were savages, that they would half-murder their bond-slaves with their brutality. Daniel, bond-slave to the vampire Itami Hiro, knows better. ADULT CONTENT

Saturday:

1:45PM — Turkey Awards Panel
Writers were asked to send in the best terrible paragraph they could write, as the beginning of the best terrible science fiction novel you (n)ever read. Finalist entries will be presented, and judged with humor and harshness. The panelists will decide who gets this year’s dubious prizes!

4:15PM — It’s Awesome, Well-Written, and Groundbreaking…But Do You Like It?
Sometimes the greatest thing since sliced bread isn’t your cup of tea. How do you handle it when everyone around you is singing the praises of something that just didn’t click for you? Is it OK to dislike something even if it’s changing the world? Can you appreciate it for what it tried to do even if it didn’t do it for you? Are there ways to still usefully participate in the conversation?

6:45PM — Group Book / Art / CD Signing
Authors, artists, and musicians gather in one room for signing/book-selling/chatting with fans.

10:30PM — Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About (Writing) Sex
We discuss the how-tos, the pitfalls, the throbbing purple prose to avoid.

Sunday

1:45PM — Stupendous Bollocks
Our host asks obscure questions which exist not as much to be answered as to encourage panelists to tell us what they know (or what they can make up) about the subject. Points are awarded for interesting answers, regardless of their correctness or relevance to the original topic.

Larry Smith will have some of my books in the dealers room (which ones, I’m not entirely sure — House of Sable Locks and Counsel of the Wicked, definitely. Possibly both Tales from the Arena books, in the soon-to-be-retired self-published versions. Anything else depends on forces outside my control.)

 

 

Oasis Schedule!!! April 13, 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in appearances, conventions, Oasis, promotions, public displays of geekery.
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I know. I know. I’ve been under a rock. No posting since January? Bad writer!

To be honest, though, I’ve been BUSY! Homeschooling the Wonderkid is a full time job, and that’s added on to the full time job that is writing. Burden of Truth is in for edits now, and Sins of the Father is underway and is about a third done. (I’ll go update the word count in a minute.)

AND…. I have a convention in a week and a half! So, if you’re coming to see me at Oasis, here’s where you can find me. I won’t have a table, so I’ll be in and out and around the con-space. (I may not have a table, but my books will. You’ll find copies at Kathmandu Books in the dealers room!)

My panels are:

Friday 8:00PM — Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! (Waterford B)
(I’ll be doing my best Carl Kasell impersonation.)

Saturday 11:00AM — Today’s Captain Janeways! (Waterford A)

Saturday 9:00 PM — All You Need to Know About Sex (Waterford B)

Sunday 10:00 AM — Fantasy (Waterford A)

You can get descriptions for the panels here, and register for the con while you’re at it!

(And yes, for those of you who were at SF:SE, the cutest kid in the universe will be with me, at least on Friday and Saturday during the day.)

 

 

 

 

Author on the move! January 22, 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2016 plans, appearances, conventions, Good news, KermitArms, Oasis.
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Announcement time:

I have been invited to be an author guest at Oasis, here in Orlando! This will be my first appearance of the year!

More information as I get it, including if there will be a bookseller who will carry my books there. I will not have a table.

 

I can announce now! November 28, 2015

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2016 plans, a-writers-life-is-never-dull, appearances, conventions, Good news, happy-happy- joy- joy, yippee.
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Since the flyer is now out at the convention, I can finally announce that I will be appearing as a special guest at Chessicon 2016!

Look out, Maryland, I’m coming back!!!

Interview! September 28, 2015

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Boosting the signal, conventions, Counsel of the Wicked, Eek!, heeheeheehee, interview, public displays of geekery, wow.
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Late Saturday afternoon, I was interviewed by the lovely people from Hangin’ with Authors. The interview just went live on their YouTube page.

If I sound like a dork, don’t tell me, okay? Thanks.

Wanna actually meet me? March 25, 2015

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in appearances, conventions, SFSE.
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Head to Maitland, Florida in September! I’ll be appearing as an author guest at the Speculative Fiction: Southeast convention!

This is going to be fun! The last time I was a writer guest at a con, it was at Gencon in 2004! I’m very much looking forward to seeing Jacqueline Carey again.