My DragonCon Panel Schedule

This first panel isn’t one of mine, but it is possibly the most important panel at any DragonCon, ever. It is the lovely Mrs. Correia’s first ever panel appearance.

Title: Proper Care and Feeding of Authors

Time: Friday 8:30 PM Location: Hyatt Embassy AB

Description: It takes a certain kind of person to be an author–and a very special kind of person to live with one. Partners & spouses of our writer guests reveal how they help their scribbling spouses keep body and soul together.

 

Here are the panels I am on for DragonCon. Plus I usually crash the Baen road show if possible.

 

Title: Prepping 101: Getting Started & Expanding Survival
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Chastain F-H – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: It’s important to create a survival plan & start increasing your survival duration & scope. But where do you start without going crazy or broke? Our experts answer your questions on how to go from a simple 3-day supply to long-term survival.

Title: Kaiju Lit
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Long a cinematic staple, world-smashing giant monsters are now wreaking havoc in the pages of literature.

Signing at Missing Volume (booth 1400)  Fri 4:00 PM

Title: First Contact Improv
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Our panelists create an alien first-contact scenario with help from prompts provided.

Book Signing at Bard’s Tower Friday 6-7 PM

Book Signing at Bard’s Tower Saturday 10-11 AM

Title: Culture Clash
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Embassy CD – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: The clash of cultures is a major cause of conflict. This panel discusses how to develop well-rounded cultures & conflicts to make your novel memorable.

Title: Grimdark Appreciation Hour
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Some of us like our Fantasy the way we like our news cycle: grim as hell. WHY? Is it simple emotional masochism, or does dark fantasy offer a uniquely cathartic experience?

Title: Monster Hunter Files
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Focus on the upcoming anthology of stories set in the world of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International!

Signing at Missing Volume (Booth 1400) 6:00 PM  This is a group signing for the authors in the anthology Forged in Blood.

Title: The Pen & the Sword: Arming the Written Word
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Regency V – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Writing the action scene for print & graphic novels. Arming your character–all of the pitfalls & advantages.

Title: Second Annual Dragon Awards Presentation
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Centennial I – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: The winners of the Second Annual Dragon Awards will be announced here.

Title: Magnificent Men of Fantasy/SF
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Regency VI-VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: The top men of our genres discuss their careers & offer advice to new writers.

Signing at Missing Volume (Booth 1400) 4:00 PM This signing is for all the authors in the Straight Outta Tombstone anthology.

Book Signing at Bard’s Tower 6:00 PM

Title: Choose Your Weapon: Arms in Military Sci-Fi
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Chastain DE – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Zat or P90? Raygun or railgun? We will examine what weapons work best for survival in the different worlds of Military Sci-Fi & what basis they have in reality.

Forged In Blood, On Sale Now - I got to write samurai drama!
Update Post, Back from GenCon and Yard Moose Mountain Road

24 thoughts on “My DragonCon Panel Schedule”

    1. Attendees can purchase streaming access to “DragonConTV”, which includes access to the recordings for a few months after the Con.

      1. I was hoping they would but the ballrooms they mention recording aren’t the ones on the list above. Which is a bummer.

      1. The question is, what kind of kilt will the ILOH be sporting? A tasteful tartan or something more from the leather couture?

  1. I’m surprised to see a Grimdark panel on here. I wouldn’t consider anything you’ve written to be grimdark (I *really* don’t like grimdark). Unless there’s some definition of that term that I’m not aware of.

    Random question: can anyone tell me how much time has passed in the MHI story from the beginning of the series until the end of the most recent one? I’m curious where we’re at in the timeline now.

    1. Off the top of my head at the start of Vendetta Owen “had not even been doing this for a year” and Legion takes place in January of 2010-2016 (SHOT show is occurring and Harry Reid is still in office)

    2. I think some people use “grimdark” to mean any story with a pessimistic setting and a not-completely-happy ending. To me, it really means a story where everything sucks, there’s no real difference between the good guys and the bad guys, and heroism is ultimately futile. There may be good stories in the vein, but I’ve yet to read one.

        1. Game of Thrones (the TV series, I’ve not read the books) seems to be moving away from that. I think whether or not it is considered grimdark will depend on how it ends.

  2. In her panel, will the International Lady of Hate discriminate in feeding gay, trans and authors of color? How else will she keep her title?

  3. Thank you. If I don’t come home with the only autograph that mattets2, I’m gonna be in some feep poo doo.

    1. Second the Congratulations.

      Congratulations!

      BTW, I voted for you two, which undoubtedly put you over the top. An appropriate reward (such as copies of all manuscripts as you produce them) would not be out of place.

  4. So I was in Atlanta this weekend as well, but for the Alabama Hand-Egg game. As usual, all the DragonCon folks I ran into were really nice. Rode the MARTA with a guy in a really nice Ninja Turtle costume. The good guys won the sportsball game too, so all in all, a good trip.

    I’d love to go to DragonCon, but I ain’t giving up Alabama football. Destined not to be, I suppose.

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