Monster Hunter Nation

Off to Salt Lake City ComicCon

I will be at Salt Lake City ComicCon for the next few days along with 120,000 other nerds having fun.

My home base during the con will be the WordFire Press booth. I’ll be there off and on throughout the days. Bring your stuff and I’ll sign it, and copies of all my books will be on sale there.

Thursday
5:00 – Writing Fantasy, An inside look at the art and craft of creating the fantastic. 151G. I’m moderating. With Laurell K. Hamilton, Matthew J. Kirby, Sarah Kuhn, Brian McClellan, and L.E. Modesitt.

7:00 – World Building and Magic Systems, A Character of Their Own. 253A. Me, Biran Durfee, Rhiannon Paille, Megan Hutchins, L.E. Modesitt, Chad Morris, and Candace Thomas

Friday
3:00 – THE LARRY SHOW, which is officially called Monster Hunter International Presents: Writing Action 150G, and the only panelist is me. (this is the one where I teach you how to write action scenes, but I try to make it fun for everybody)

Saturday
5:00 -Character Creation: How to Write Believable, Likable, and Interesting Characters. 255B. Me, Brian Durfee, Dave Farland, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sean Hoade, Sarah Kuhn.

Son of the Black Sword Wins The 1st Annual Dragon Award For Best Fantasy
Son of the Black Sword- now in Paperback!
Keith Glass
Guest

The Return of Tweetomancy, in the Magic Systems panel ?? (grin)

Patrick Chester
Guest

“Have fun stormin’ the castle!”

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

You’re moderating a panel? Watch out for the pearl-clutchers.

The Phantom
Guest

Try not to accidentally crush any hipsters.

On purpose is okay though. ~:)

Richard McEnroe
Guest

But Larry, you’re not a real writer! Why wasn’t Damien Walter invited to teach us all this?

Dave H
Guest

Maybe he didn’t want the competition.

Keith Glass
Guest

Methinks, given Damien’s known. . . predilections. ..

SLC would be entirely too. . .wholesome. . . for him. . .

Richard McEnroe
Guest

We need to start a fund to send Damien to LibertyCon!

DeTroyes
Guest

Too busy writing his government-approved novel. He’s written two whole sentences this week, and wants to finish a third before he even thinks about taking a break.

Writing Real Literature is HARD, you understand.

charles beanland
Guest
I am in Alaska in the far, far north cold and all alone in the world working as a caretaker of remote property with only the internet available to me. Is there a chance for you to video “Youtube” your teaching so I can learn what you have to say? Say Friday and Saturday. Please! I am ex-military and ex- husband and ex- southerner – in love with MHI and the butch macho tunge and cheek stories. I have advertised as much as I could. Including posting one chapter at a time “You put out for free” on my facebook… Read more »
Shadowdancer
Guest

I wish for this as well (being in Australia, on the other side of the planet), but I’m not sure if there are rules in place explaining why this hasn’t happened yet.

Professor Headbutt
Guest

I second that emotion. Please bless us with your wisdom, oh International Lord of Hate.

Lawson
Guest

I support that as well.

MClark
Guest

Brandon Sanderson has lots of good writing tips in his youtube series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ZDBOc2tX8 He’s not Larry, but he does know a thing or two.

MClark
Guest

Of course, I would also like to know Larry’s take on things, so yes, a youtube video of the panels would be great.

TomT
Guest

Have fun. 🙂

Fruitbat44
Guest

Sounds like fun Larry, I hope you have fun.

Shadowdancer
Guest

Have fun, Larry!

You lucky folk who get to go to those panels, I envy you. ^_^

Woelf Dietrich
Guest

Awww, man. I’m so jealous right now. I’m stuck in NZ.

Hugo
Guest

You should try to pull some strings to get Brian McClellan on the magic systems panel too. His books are good examples.

Shawna
Guest

Any chance your solo panel will be posted online after? I’d really like to see that. I need help learning to write action scenes.

The Phantom
Guest

Just ask yourself: “What would Holly do?” ~:D

Shawna
Guest

I’m finding it’s particularly hard when no one’s allowed to be killed or badly injured (for plot reasons), not everyone has super-healing, and weapons/superpowers aren’t allowed and/or don’t exist.

The Phantom
Guest

Strikes to the various nerve plexi with a baton, plus some gratuitous slapping. Also, running away can be exciting if the Bad Guys -almost- get you a few times. Disposable henchmen can be handy for when The Hero has to decimate a bad guy but you can’t spare one.

Fred2
Guest

Off topic: sort of:

I hear the white courtesy phone ringing in Cazador

http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2016/08/30/elf_rock_restored_after_its_removal_wreaks_havoc_on/

Austin
Guest

Sadly I won’t be able to make it. *Cough*ComeToTexasWhen?*Cough*Cough*. But I do have a friend coming and he’s never read your stuff, so I made sure to send him your way.

Patrick
Guest

I know this is a lot to ask, but would you please beat up Brian McClellan and steal a copy of his book that comes out next year? And then send it to me? I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance!

Rawle Nyanzi
Guest

OT: Son of the Black Sword won a Dragon for Best Fantasy Novel. Larry’s a Real Writer(tm) now!

Amaryllis
Guest

Clearly it just means that the Dragon Awards are Not A Serious Award™ and that the Puppies loaded the voting with their slates (don’t ask me to produce said slates plz, just LISTEN AND BELEIVE)

Chris L
Guest

Yes there is some “those grapes were sour anyway” going on in File 770ville. Larry isn’t a real writer, the Dragons aren’t real awards, and we all aren’t real fans. Brings to mind the Adam Savage quote “I deny your reality and substitute my own.”

Patrick
Guest

Man, I just went and checked it out, and you’re understating it. They’re not just trashing Larry, but all Baen writers. It’s like they’re pissed that any sort of awards could be awarded to people not part of their inner circle.

Noah Ward
Guest

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. It’s going to be funny when fans stop buying memberships to vote for the Hugos, and they have to get stale peanut butter crackers from the vending machine for their party.

However, I’d like to see a bunch of different authors write short stories under the same pseudonym of “Noah Ward”, get them on the shortlist and then play “Who’s on First” at the ‘award’ ceremony.

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

WOO-HOO!

Shadowdancer
Guest

Congratulations, Larry!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *throws imaginary confetti*

Richard McEnroe
Guest

*Fires a full mag of .556 tracer into the air…but in a courteous and socially responsible manner*

Richard McEnroe
Guest

This just proves DragonCon is Not A Real Convention…

Doctor Locketopus
Guest

Despite being 10x the size of “World”con. 🙂

perturbed
Guest
Congratulations to Larry, even if fantasy is not my favourite genre (perhaps because much of it has been written or shaped by Puppy Haters of all stripes?). While it may seem passe to quote from a lost-to-obscurity 1980s film, I cannot help but repeat this line from ‘Revenge of the Nerds’: “We’ve got news for the beautiful people; there’s more of us than there are of you.” The Hugos were meaningful when they were being won by the likes of Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein and Herbert. But that has changed now, the greats are gone, the Golden Age is over, and… Read more »
Brian Niemeier
Guest

Congrats to Larry and all of this year’s winners.

The biggest winners are the fans 😀

Wes S.
Guest

And congratulations to you as well, sir.

Brian Niemeier
Guest

Thanks!

DeTroyes
Guest

Congrats to you too, Sir!

And go put the words “Award Winning” on your Amazon listing!

Votermom
Guest

Congrats Brian!!!!

DeTroyes
Guest

Hell Yeah!!! Congrats!!!

Votermom
Guest

CONGRATULATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LORD OF HATE!

Gonna have to do a blog post now about all the Good Guys winning the Dragon Awards. Seriously, not one of the SJWs I crossed out on my lastDragonCon post won, and every winner was someone I suggested.

*laughs in maniacal glee*

hobanwashburne
Guest

Congratulations to Larry and the other winners. Finally awards for books that people actually like.

Jill
Guest

Congratulations on the first ever Dragon Award for a fantasy novel! Great to see you and so many other good authos recognized.

Joe
Guest

Congrats on winning the 1st ever Dragon award! Looks like the fans share Jim Butcher’s diagnosis.

Richard McEnroe
Guest

Does Tor have the budget to take over the Dragon Awards too?

Chris L
Guest

You don’t need money to take over, you need fans. The people who won this year’s Dragons had a lot of those. Tor’s money won’t buy them into this game.

Kevin P.
Guest

This. 70,000 times this.

Richard McEnroe
Guest

I think it’s time we faced the fact that WorldCon is basically a faded old gas station on what used to be Route 66, that might have had some historical significance once but is now largely passed by and of use only to a dwindling group of aging regulars…

Chris L
Guest

Excellent metaphor, describes the situation quite well.

Votermom
Guest

With a filthy open-to-all genders bathroom, so really no one wants to stop there even in case of emergencies.

Carbonel
Guest

Just got the news. Congratulations! So tickled that such a terrific book won! http://awards.dragoncon.org/winners/

Wes S.
Guest

Congratulations on your Dragon Award, Larry!

*raises a toast*

Ben Zwycky
Guest

Congrats, Larry, and Brian, Nick and John! Well deserved, and worthy of a Mountain-sized celebration methinks 🙂

perturbed
Guest
I posted this over at File 770 a few minutes ago. I do not seriously expect it to clear the moderation queue, and I expect an unholy shitfight to arise if it does: ================================ “Sore losers. The lot of you. Listen to yourselves. So you’d prefer voting for SF&F awards to be restricted to a paid membership, would you? Why? Because it gives you the ability to lock out anyone you don’t think “belongs”? Surely opening the vote to all and sundry with internet access does far more to remove the potential for back-patting circle jerks than a membership which… Read more »
Pave Low John
Guest

I saw the list of Dragon Award winners, it was really cool seeing Larry, John C. Wright, Nick Cole and Brian Niemeier get their richly deserved recognition. Awesome!

Votermom
Guest

I updated my site link (on my name) with my post congratulating the Dragon Awards winners.
I admit to doing a bit of an end zone dance about this.

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