Norwescon 2016 Schedule

I will be at Norwescon next weekend, March 24-27. I have a reading, several panels, an autograph session, and a table in Author’s Alley. I hope to see you!

Thu 6:00 PM-6:30 PM – Cascade 1
Reading: Jeremy Zimmerman
Jeremy Zimmerman (M)

Come enjoy a reading from Kensei Tales: Offensive Driving. This is part of a serialized story. Rated PG.

Thu 8:00 PM-9:00 PM – Cascade 9
Crowdfunding Fiction
Nicole Dieker (M), Jeremy Zimmerman, Gregory A. Wilson

Kickstarter. Patreon. Donation Buttons. How can writers and publishers use crowdfunding platforms to make more and better art? What are some of the challenges and risks involved? How do you create a reward system that makes it worth it for readers and consumers to fund your project? Our panel of pros discuss their own experiences, offer advice, and break down the pros and cons of various crowdfunding methods.

Fri 10:00 AM-11:00 AM – Cascade 10
Science & Religion in Space
Jeremy Zimmerman (M), William Hartmann, Arinn Dembo, Elizabeth Guizzetti

Often thought to be competing dogmas, some of the most compelling stories involve not the conflict between science and religion but the integration of those themes. Listen to our panelists as they discuss the story elements of having science and religion occupying the same… well… space.

Fri 7:00 PM-8:00 PM – Cascade 9
Body Horror
Arinn Dembo (M), Jeremy Zimmerman, Jason Bourget, Lisa Bolekaja, Kate Jonez

Farewell to the flesh with a one hour discussion on body horror, where our expert panelists will dissect what makes this meaty topic so visceral for some audiences. From mythology, through Frankenstein and Cronenberg, up to VanderMeer and beyond.

Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM – Grand 2
Autograph Session 1
Amber Bariaktari , Caroline M. Yoachim, Dave Bara, Dean Wells, Erik Scott de Bie, G. Willow Wilson, James C. Glass, Jennifer Brozek, John (J.A.) Pitts, Kristi Charish, Django Wexler, Frog Jones, Rhiannon Held, Sonia Orin Lyris, S. A. Bolich, Morgue Anne, Robert J. Sawyer, Spencer Ellsworth, Steven Barnes, Tori Centanni, Cat Rambo, Don Maitz, GregRobin Smith, Jeremy Zimmerman, Laura Anne Gilman

Our Attending Professionals are available to sign autographs. PLEASE NOTE: So that as many fans as possible can participate, we will be enforcing a three-items-at-a-time (or single-sketch) autograph limit.

Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM – Cascade 9
The Art of Critique
Marta Murvosh (M), Caroline M. Yoachim, Leslie Howle, Suzanne Brahm, Jeremy Zimmerman

As a beta reader, how do you provide the best feedback? And as a writer, how do you use critique to improve your work? This panel will discuss the art of giving helpful critique, as well as what writers can do with the critiques they’re given, and how to sort useful feedback from less helpful notes.

Sun 10:00 AM-11:00 AM – Cascade 13
Horror As a Mirror
Jeremy Zimmerman (M), Jude-Marie Green, K. M. Alexander, Kate Jonez

What does the horror genre tell us about the culture in which it was written? What does today’s horror tell us about modern society? And as creators, how can you craft stories that have greater impact by reflecting things that resonate more deeply with your audience?

Sun 3:00 PM-4:00 PM – Cascade 10
Star Wars: A (New) New Hope
Donna Prior (M), Rafeal Richardson, Dee Wright, Jeremy Zimmerman, David Fooden

The Force Awakens came out last December, and fan passions are running deep. Was it a brilliant update that brought the saga to a new generation? Or a lens-flared fiasco of Jar-Jarian proportions? Either way, Disney is going all-in on all things Star Wars, so there’s much, much more on the way.

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