2:00 PM | Location: Boomer B
Character complexity is the spice that brings life to your page. How does understanding the motivation of villains or monsters change your readers' experiences with these antagonists? What's the secret sauce for pairing attributes like selfishness, cruelty, aloofness and megalomania with backstories, quirks, surprising moments of tenderness and the things that make audiences root for the bad guy, too?
Moderator: Mike Kennedy
5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom
“It’s totally true! I heard it from a friend of a friend!” Here’s your chance to be that FOAF. Join with others as we discuss some of the most popular urban legends, why they’re so contagious, and create brand new urban legends that people will soon be whispering along with a call coming from inside the house, hook-handed escapees, and vanishing hitchhikers.
Moderator: Jeff Provine
Panelists: Jeff Provine
4:00 PM | Location: Boomer A
Literature has many popular genres: science fiction, fantasy, adventure, mystery and beyond. Writers discuss how to incorporate multi-genre writing into your own storytelling and find out how to make such a story more than simply a sum of its parts.
Moderator: M. Scott Carter