The Context SF Convention in Worthington, Ohio, continues to impress me as one of the best regional cons in the country. With a strong writing track and lively panel discussions.
I go whenever I can, and this weekend I’ll be on hand for a number of events.
First up will be the panel “What is an MFA and (Why) Do I Want One?” (Friday @ 7:00 pm). Here I’ll be joining Lucy Snyder and Tim Waggoner — fellow residency faculty from Seton Hill University’s MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. It should be a lively discussion.
Saturday will be a busy day, staring with “Wellness For Authors and Readers” at 10:00 am and continuing until a grand finale at 7:00 pm, where I’m scheduled to give a reading at The Beatnik Cafe before rushing off at 7:30 to join Greg Hall on a special podcast of The Funkey Werepig Show.
Here’s a summary of my schedule as it stands now:
7:00 pm – What is an MFA and Do I Want One?
10:00 am – Wellness for Authors
11:00 am – Skewering the Tough-Guy Trope
3:00 pm – Getting the Science Right
4:00 pm – Book Signing: 4pm Saturday
7:00 pm – The Beatnik Cafe
7:30 pm – The Funky Werepig Show
Attending pros will include Brady Allen, Jarod K. Anderson, Leslie Anderson, Matt Betts,Diana Botsford, Gary A. Braunbeck, Maurice Broaddus, Carrie Cuinn, Nicole Cushing, David L. Day, Geoffrey Girard, Sarah Hans, Janet Harriett,Rosemary Laurey, Laura Resnick, Linda Robertson, Daniel Robichaud, Steven Saus,Sharon Short, Jason Sizemore, Lucy A. Snyder, Ferrett Steinmetz, Michael West, and Tim Waggoner.
Hope to see you there!