Monday, August 1, 2011

I'll Be At Dragon*Con September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA!!

I‘m excited to be attending Dragon*Con this year as a featured guest author.
What is Dragon*Con? The website describes it as “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!” I’m a newbie, but it looks fantastic to me.
They’ll be offering workshops , fan tracks , gaming , autograph sessions, readings, the annual Dragon*Con parade, costume contests, live performances, and wrestling (?) There'll be many celebrity guests, including Tom Felton who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies.
The con is held in several downtown Atlanta hotels. The full schedule isn’t posted yet, but you’ll find lots of info in the Progress Report available here 

I just got my schedule and I’m on some awesome panels!
Title: Reading: Cinda Williams Chima
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Roswell - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Dragon*Autographs
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: M301 - M304 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Fan Works
Description: Fan fiction and fan art in YA.
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: The Darkness- What is Appropriate for Teens?
Description: Are there some subjects which are deemed "too dark" for teens? What subjects are better for adults than teens? How is writing for adults different?
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Switching...YA to Adult or vice versa
Description: Differences in writing YA and adult works...does some of one creep in to the other?
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Greenbriar - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: The Why and How of YA
Description: The YA market is booming. Is it right for you? Panelists discuss the differences in YA, Middle Grade and adult fiction.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Manila / Singapore / Hong Kong - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Online Interactions
Description: How do kids and teens use technology to interact with books and authors today? Do they expect more as they turn the last page of that novel?
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Alternative Sexualities
Description: GBLT in YA.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)


Sharron said...

Sounds awesome, Cinda. Very happy for you. The workshops etc sound good. I've got a friend from PA who attends Dragon.con every year. I'm going to email her and suggest she stop and hear/see you.

Wish the Skyline conference didn't overlap with the one you're going to be at in Columbus.

I truly hope to 'hook up' with you one of these days.

Your fan,

Sadaf H. said...

Amazing! I wish I was able to attend! lol.