Orycon 2012 schedule–Nov. 2-4

Notice a little bit early, but if any of you are going to be at Orycon, do say hi!  Especially at my reading at 4 pm on Friday!  I think I might be giving something away for that one…and keep in mind, Friday I will be coming in directly from parent conferences.  Eiyiyi.  So I’ll probably still look teacherish.


To Outline or Not to Outline, that is the question Lincoln  Fri Nov 2  2:00pm-3:00pm

Some authors were taught to draw up outlines of their entire story arc before fleshing out their writing. Others have developed different methods which serve them well. Experienced authors discuss what works for them, when, and perhaps, why. Karen Azinger, Dave Smeds, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Joyce Reynolds Ward’s Readings Grant Fri Nov 2 4:00pm-4:30pm Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Plus a Meet and Greet for Workshop participants.


A touch of Farmer, a pinch of LeGuin Morrison Sat Nov 3 12:00pm-1:00pm

Panelists discuss their biggest influences and what books have changed the recent landscape in SF/F/H literature. Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Deborah J. Ross, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Group 5 Fantasy Short Story/Novel Excerpt WW2 Sat Nov 3 1:00pm-2:00pm Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Irene Radford

Can Dumbing Down be Reversed? Ross Island Sat Nov 3 3:00pm-4:00pm Kristin Landon, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Arthur Bozlee, Rory Miller

Playing God: Apocalyptic storytelling Hawthorne Sat Nov 3 5:00pm-6:00pm Writing the end times. Flood, plague, the degradation of moral values? How to write a believable and satisfying end to your imaginary world. Blake Hutchins, (*)Ken Scholes, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Bob Brown


Geeks v nerds v freaks Madison Sun Nov 4 12:00pm-1:00pm To which do you aspire? What are the differences and similarities, and to what proportion are they found? What function (or anti-function?) do we, er, they, serve? Annie Bellet, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, (*)Janet Freeman, Anthony Pryor

The Autistic Spectrum: is Autism really on the rise, or are diagnostics just getting better? Hawthorne Sun Nov 4 1:00pm-2:00pm Kamila Miller, G. David Nordley, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, (*)Janet Freeman, Karen Black

At what point does society stop being civilized? Madison Sun Nov 4 2:00pm-3:00pm (*)Rhiannon Louve, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Judith R. Conly

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