"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ArmadilloCon 2015



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
11:00 AM-Noon
Ballroom E
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
Southpark A
Blaschke*, Griffin, P. J. Hoover, Kerr, Mancusi, Prevost
What works and what doesn't when striving to create a memorable and believable teen character?

Reading
6:00 PM-6:30 PM 
Conference Center

SF as a Survival Guide
10:00 PM-11:00 PM 
Ballroom D
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

Autographing
Noon-1:00 PM 
Dealers' Room


Book Covers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2:00 PM-3:00 PM 
Ballroom F
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!