I’ll be at BYU’s annual “Life, The Universe & Everything” conference this coming weekend.
I’m on two panels:
Friday, February 12 @ 2:00 PM
Military on Military SF: How to make your SF&F military feel more realistic and still stay family-friendly & how to make your military SF seem more like real military.
Saturday, February 13 @ 6:00 PM
How to write a good short story: You have to be concise, clear, articulate, and still keep the reader’s interest. What does a short story writer need to know/do to write a great short story?
The LTUE conference is somewhat unique in my experience, in that it’s an absolutely FREE con that is attended by a (usually) terrific brew of fans, new authors, established authors, and other industry professionals. Notables include Brandon Sanderson, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Larry Correia, John Brown, Eric James Stone, and many more. Dave Wolverton (aka: Farland) can’t attend this year because he’s in China working on a movie, otherwise he’s a frequent attendee too.
BYU is, of course, Brigham Young University, located in Utah County, Utah. If you’re a Utah science fiction and fantasy writer (of any description) I invite you to drop in during the three-day conference and enjoy the fun. If you’re a reader or a fan, it’s a terrific chance to see and/or meet some significant Names working in the SF and F fields.
EDIT TO ADD: John Brown is doing a two-hour workshop on Thursday at 5:00 PM and going until 7:00 PM. He’s got Larry Correia in the mix for that, and I’ll be in the crowd as well. Among others. Sounds like it’s going to be a very good workshop for all involved.