I have been invited to be a pro guest at RadCon 7 in the Tricities (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) of Washington this February 12-14! This means that I will be on a couple of panels about writing and one science-related topic. I will also do a reading from “Dreams of Fire” and an excerpt from the upcoming “Sylvan Dreams” (book 2 in the Maple Hill Chronicles) and/or a short story. I will also be selling and signing copies of “Dreams of Fire.”
The science panel is “The Psychology of Scientists,” and I’ll be on it with Mark Rounds and Manny Frishberg. We’ll talk about how scientists view the world and how that can be a good thing and how it can clash with how non-scientists see the world. I hope it will be a lively discussion!
The writing panels include: Making Time to Write, Platform Building in the Digital Age, and To Outline or Not to Outline. Other panelists include Sam Knight, Tom Gondolfi, Kaye Thornbrugh, S. Evan Townsend, Maggie Bonham, David Brown, Tonya Macalino, Siana Wineland, Esther Jones, Peter Jones, and Jeanette Bennett. Click on their links and visit their pages! I’ve been going to panels at conventions for several years now and seen and admired many of these people for a long time, and I’m excited and nervous to be on the same side of the table with them!
About RadCon 7: It’s an amazing convention that has grown a lot since its first inception in the 1990s as a gamer’s convention. In the 1990s my husband, and I were part of PESFA and helped put on Moscon in Moscow, ID. It was always good to support fellow conventions like MisCon, RadCon, and Incon. My earliest memory of Radcon is of a small group of gamers meeting in a huge empty cafeteria and playing games together. There might have been fewer than 100 people at that first one. Last year Radcon had more that 2500 people, occupied the whole Red Lion Inn of Pasco and was a full service convention with art room, dealer’s rooms, 5 tracks of programming, many authors, editors, artists, scientist guests and pro-fans, masquerade, movie room, anime room, and several gaming rooms for role-playing, miniatures, and computer gaming! People love to cosplay at Radcon so the halls are full of people in all kinds of costumes. It is a wonderful 3 day convention and well worth the time and money to go. Here’s the link for Radcon 7 Check it out!