Orycon Schedule

Orycon is a’comin’! Come and see me next weekend at the Portland Doubletree. If I get enough requests, I’ll use my reading slot to read from book 3, REFLECTED, due out in February, so you can get a sneak peek!

Gender and Writing
Hamilton Fri Nov 8 1:00pm-2:00pm
Gender free? Gender neutral? Stereotyping? How gender affects our writing.
What writers do to write effectively in the opposite gender’s point of
view, and whether they really do get away with it.
(*)Rhiannon Held, Mike Chinakos, Rhea Rose, David D. Levine, Barry

Rhiannon Held Reading
Grant Fri Nov 8 7:30pm-8:00pm
Rhiannon Held reads from own works
Rhiannon Held

Nanowrimo: What is it, and Why or Why not?
Jefferson/Adams Sat Nov 9 12:00pm-1:00pm
National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) has caught on and gets bigger
every year. What it’s all about, where to sign up, and whether it’s a
good idea to participate. The pluses and pitfalls of writing a novel in
the month of November.
Rhiannon Held, Debs, Errol, Blythe Ayne, Jennifer Linnaea

The Paranormal as Metaphor
Ross Island Sat Nov 9 1:00pm-2:00pm
If the Martians in the movie War of the Worlds were Russians, what are
today’s werewolves and vampires? What the paranormal genre is really
Mike Chinakos, Rhiannon Held, (*)Wendy N. Wagner, Aaron Duran, Manny

Autograph session 2
Art Show Sat Nov 9 2:00pm-3:00pm
Get your books (or whatever) signed by your favorite writers!
Jason M. Hough, Jason V Brock, Steve Perry, Jeff Sturgeon, Bruce Taylor,
Rhiannon Held

Religion in Fantasy
Hamilton Sat Nov 9 5:00pm-6:00pm
Gods? Goddesses? Just pretend religion doesn’t exist?
Rhiannon Held, (*)Rory Miller, Doug Odell, Karen Azinger, Irene

Urban Fantasy made real
Morrison Sun Nov 10 11:00am-12:00pm
Increasingly, stories are being placed in modern times or locales but with
fantasy elements to them. Whether it is wesen in Portland or vampires in
Washington, how does one effectively blend these very different elements?
Alternatively, what are some examples of how NOT to accomplish
Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, (*)Devon Monk, Rhiannon Held, Jennifer

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