I’m appearing on panels at OdysseyCon, one of my hometown conventions. The guests of honor this year are authors Richard Lee Byers and Troy Denning, and game designer Peter Lee of Wizards of the Coast. I’ve never met Richard before, and know Troy and Peter only a little. Getting to know all of them better should be fun, and a great way to spend the weekend!
My schedule looks like this:
Friday April 4, 2:30 PM
What Has Gaming Done For (To) Me?
I am one of two people on the panel actively employed in the game industry (that I know of for sure), so we have a nice mix of fans and pros.
Saturday April 5, 10 AM
Local Reads – a discussion of local authors and their work, and why/how to support them.
There are a surprising number of local authors to talk about. We hope to have a handout available listing the various authors’ websites.
Sunday April 6, 10 AM
Beyond Facebook OR Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Program listing undecided as of this writing.)
Either way it should be fun, and hopefully the panelists will all have useful advice and suggestions to offer for either topic.
Sunday April 6, 1 PM
Double-Feature! The Romance of Horror AND Just the Sidekick
Richard Lee Byers and I plan to cover both topics to the greatest extent we can manage, with substantial allowances made for audience interest and participation.
In the evenings I can probably be found in the bar, or at other panels during the day.
With two “first thing” panels I guess I’d better be more bright-eyed and busy-tailed than usual!
If you plan on attending, don’t forget that OddCon has moved to a different hotel.
They are now in the Crown Plaza, 4402 East Washington Avenue. Call 1-800-404-7630 for reservations.
I hope to see you all there!