David Carrico

David Carrico's professional writing career began in 2004 when Eric Flint purchased several of his stories and subsequently published them in The Grantville Gazette magazine dedicated to the best-selling 1632 series. As a diehard alternate-history aficionado, David is a frequent contributor to and collaborator in the 1632 series, including co-authoring with Eric Flint on the novel 1636: The Devil's Opera, published in 2013, which is an Amazon Editor's Choice book. David and Eric also collaborated on the Dragon Award finalist novel The Span of Empire, published in 2016, part of the popular Jao Empire series. In addition, David has written a number of science-fiction and fantasy novels and numerous shorter works, frequently putting twists on traditional memes and tropes. This can be seen in the light-hearted epic fantasy Dragon Wizard trilogy, and in his most recent novel The Blood Is the Life, which may be described as "What happens when a good Jewish boy grows fangs?"

05:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Building Your Own Fantasy World

Embark on a quest to create the perfect realm! Whether you're a Dungeon Master, game designer, or author, a vibrant world can breathe life into your story. Our panelists discuss developing cultures, lore, geography, and magical systems that will make your world a fantastic experience. We'll give you the knowledge and tools to unleash your creativity and imagination.

Moderator: Lisa Smedman

Panelists: Lisa Smedman, David Carrico, J.H. Fleming, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Fantasy, Writing & Publishing, Gaming

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Poetry & Acoustic Music Open Mic

Two poems or songs, or six minutes of freestyle, whichever comes first. Share your poetry and music and listen to fellow creatives in this open-mic session.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Mark Alfred, David Carrico

Tracks: Meetup, Performing Arts, Writing & Publishing, Music

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer A

Build Your Own Pantheon

How to create your own array of gods and goddesses for a new world. Will you have a god of hiccups, or a goddess of lint? How will your divinities be served or worshipped? What is their role and how does a religious system enhance the worlds fantastic?

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: David Carrico, Lisa Smedman, Paul Carlson, Selina Rosen, Chaz Kemp, Laura J. Underwood

Tracks: Fantasy, Writing & Publishing

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table


One-hour signings.

Profile: Jeff Provine, David Carrico

Tracks: Autographs