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How Much is Too Much in Horror

How Much is Too Much in Horror

James Chambers (M), Amy Grech, Gordon Linzner, Jay Smith

Salon D

How does an author reasonably assess how far to go when depicting violence, gore, assault and more? Is there such a thing as “too far” and if so, what is the criteria?

Fanfiction as practice

Fanfiction as practice

Marc Vun Kannon (M), Kathy Sullivan, Vikki Ciaffone, Christopher Burke

Salon D

What writing skills did you find easily or best developed in a fanfiction context? What sort of fanfiction writer are you, and did that play into the development of those skills?

Weirdest New Words I Learned in 2023

Weirdest New Words I Learned in 2023

Sarena Strauss (M), Jenifer Rosenberg, Christopher Burke, Lancelot Schaubert, Sarena Strauss (M)

Salon D

Come share the weirdest and wildest words you’ve discovered this year with fellow language enthusiasts! From funky new terms in science fiction to fascinating words from other cultures, we’re going to explore it all. Our presenters will keep the conversation going with their own wacky word finds, and you’re invited to bring your own to add to the mix. This session is perfect for anyone who loves language and wants to connect with other language nerds. So come hang out, learn some new words, and let’s have a good time together!

Cut the Boring Parts

Cut the Boring Parts

Elektra Hammond (M), Sharon Lee, Keith De Candido, Ann Stolinsky, Aaron Rosenberg

Salon C

Writers are told they need to cut out all the boring parts. But boring to whom? Those who like every last detail of a ship or weapons? Those who want only action? What about quiet bits of worldbuilding – should they stay or go?