Hey SFF fans! If you're looking for something to do this weekend, and you think a literary convention may be the answer, then please check out ArmadilloCon! Held annually, ArmadilloCon is a place where fans and professionals get together to talk about books and SFF and everything cool.
I'll be participating on a number of panels, and also reading from TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE (Tor/Macmillan, 2014).
SATURDAY, July 25, 2015
Hunger Games vs. Divergent
Burton*, Cherry, P. J. Hoover, Prevost, Rylander
Young adult novels, successful film franchises: What do these series tell us about markets, readers, and viewers? How do they compare?
Writing a Strong Teen Protagonist
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Blaschke*, Griffin, P. J. Hoover, Kerr, Mancusi, Prevost
What works and what doesn't when striving to create a memorable and believable teen character?
6:00 PM-6:30 PM
SF as a Survival Guide
10:00 PM-11:00 PM
P. J. Hoover, Perez*, Person, Schwarz, Thomas
OK, you've read about dozens of apocalypses. How are you going to use that to survive?
SUNDAY, July 26, 2015
Book Covers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
P. J. Hoover, Kelley*, Klaw, Moyer, W. Siros, Weisman
How does a cover artist balance creative impulses with the imperative to create a cover that sells books? What are the notable successes and failures?
Hope to see you there!