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WorldCon 76

  • San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 West San Carlos Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

WHEN: Aug 16-20, 2018

WHERE: San Jose Convention Center 

Excited to announce that I am going to be participating in this year's World Science Fiction Convention aka World Con. If you plan on going, please don't be a stranger and stop on by to say hello :)

What Turns People Onto Horror

8/16, Thursday 2:00 - 3:00pm, Room 210E

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Roller coasters and skydiving, horror movies and dark fiction, mythology and folklore: what scares us and why are we drawn to it? Members of the Bay Area chapter of the Horror Writers Association share their first experiences with horror and discuss how their fears inspire their work. Audience members are encouraged to share their own experiences.

Speakers: E.M. Markoff (moderator), Loren Rhoads, L.S. JohnsonRichard KadreyFred WieheScott Sigler

Imposter Syndrome: You DO Deserve To Be Here

8/17, Friday 6:00 - 7:00pm, Room 210F

Imposter syndrome can often feel like being a side character in a horror movie: you know the monster is gonna get you, but you don't know when. Many authors--from just starting out to long-time pros--experience imposter syndrome, especially people who are marginalized. We wonder if we "really" belong; we wonder if everyone else knows we're faking-it-til-making-it; but when will someone call our bluff? Imposter syndrome is common and we can continue our work despite the doubts. So, how do we deal with it? What techniques do you employ to make it to the end credits?

Speakers: Alasdair Stuart (moderator),  E.M. Markoff, Alexandra Rowland, Nancy Kress, Margaret Dunlap

Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading

8/18, Saturday 5:00 - 6:00pm, Room 210G

Broad Universe is a nonprofit international organization of women and men dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. In our Rapid-Fire Reading, members will read a few minutes of their works: just enough to whet your appetite. Come see how many genres we can jam into one group reading.

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Author Signing

8/19, Sunday 11am - 1pm, Broad Universe Table in the Dealers Room