It’s great to be living back in Texas. This month saw us move back to our adopted hometown of Austin after a few years away. We really missed the creative community here and the “welcome home” messages have been humbling and overwhelming.
One of the staples of our years in Austin has been the annual get together at ArmadilloCon and this year will be no different as I’ll be rounding out the month at the convention participating the following panels:
Friday – July 29th
- Book Collecting
- 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Ballroom E
- Muenzler, Person, Porter*, Weisman
- Panelists will tackle topics including: choosing what to collect, finding collectible books, cataloging the collection, tools for managing a wish list, preservation, and determining the value of a collection.
- Comic Books You Should Be Reading
- 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom F
- Benjamin, Mark Finn, Humphrey, Porter*, Rogers
- What comics should we be reading, and why?
Saturday – July 30th
- Art of the Short Story
- Noon-1:00 PM – Southpark A
- Afsharirad*, Eudaly, M.A. Finn, Person, Porter, Scarber
- What makes a good short story? How do you as a writer unlock this form?
- Time Travel Stories
- Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Southpark A
- Gibbons, Jewell*, Maresca, Porter, Schwarz
- What time travel stories do we love in books and on screen? What are the pitfalls? What are the rules for telling time travel stories that work?
Sunday – July 31st
- Writing as a Day Job
- Noon-1:00 PM Southpark A
- Allen, Chu, Ewing*, Fletcher, Porter, Sisson
- How do you manage having writing as a day job, when you are not writing for yourself?
- Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Dealers’ Room
- Porter, Rose, Waldrop
If you’re in the Austin area, come along and join us for what is always a fun, engaging weekend.