MidAmeriCon Aug 17-21

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My first trip to the U.S. in ages is for the home of this year’s Hugo Awards (and that John W. Campbell Best New Writer award thing…) Really looking forward to meeting some of them American folks I’ve heard so much about.

Wednesday Aug 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Autographing: Sebastien de Castell, David Gerrold, Joe Haldeman, John G. Hemry

Help! I’m going to be at a signing session with luminaries of fantasy and science fiction literature and I don’t want to look like the incredibly unpopular kid that no one wants on their team! Come by to say hello!
1 hour | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Kansas City Convention Center, Autographing Space
Sebastien de Castell | David Gerrold | Joe Haldeman | Jack Campbell

Thursday Aug 18, 2016 4:00 PM

Business Planning for Writers

You’ve sold your first novel and now have to figure out how to make a living as a writer. It is a lot more than just write and cash the checks, though. Because a freelancer’s income is never guaranteed, how do you budget properly? Should you set yourself up as a corporation? How do you handle taxes? A guide to planning the business aspect of your career.
1 hour | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Kansas City Convention Center, 2504B
Sebastien de Castell | Joelle Presby | John Berlyne | Gay Haldeman | Sean Patrick Hazlett, CFA

Friday Aug 19, 2016 4:00 PM

Describe a World

Our panel describe a world, building it from scratch, and Rob Carlos will illustrate it as they speak! What flights of fantasy will emerge? Come along and find out! 
1 hour | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Kansas City Convention Center, 2502B
Rob Carlos | Melissa F. Olson | Tim Akers | Ann Leckie | Sebastien de Castell

Friday Aug 19, 2016 7:00 PM

Hard Fantasy — Does it Exist?

Does Hard Fantasy have a place in fantasy literature, and how should we approach it?
1 hour | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Kansas City Convention Center, 2209
Mr. Preston Grassmann | Sebastien de Castell | Courtney Schafer | Mrs. Laurel Anne Hill | Michael Swanwick

Saturday Aug 20, 2016 11:00 AM

Live Reading From Sebastien de Castell

I’m going to read from my latest book, Saint’s Blood, and reveal a few secrets about the art of duelling!

30 minutes | 11:00 AM -11:30 AM, Kansas City Convention Center, 2203 (Readings)

Saturday Aug 20, 2016 12:00 PM

We Don’t Need Another Hero

…or do we? In the 1985 feature film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Tina Turner sang her iconic balad “We Don’t Need Another Hero.” More and more we are seeing bands of protagonists pulling together to fulfil the role of “The Hero.” Has the Scooby Gang-Effect changed the way we think about story? What dangers do we face without a hero to hold us together? What benefits do we reap from the shared responsiblity?
1 hour | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Kansas City Convention Center, 2210
Bennett Coles | Marc Zicree | Scott Lynch | Sebastien de Castell | Julia Mandala

Sunday Aug 21, 2016 11:00 AM

Comics and The Rise of Digital Distribution

With the advent of web comics and the online distribution of comics via the likes of ComiXology, underground have potentially huge audiences. Creators of indie comic books can theoretically reach international audiences, but do they have the time and resources to compete with the thousands of other small press offerings seeking the same market? Are creators free to create as they wish now or are other pressures coming to bear? 
1 hour | 11:00 AM -12:00 PM, Kansas City Convention Center, 3501F
Sebastien de Castell | David VonAllmen | Foz Meadows (Angry Robot) | Kaja Foglio


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