SphinxCon Panel Schedule!

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Hey, readers! We’re on for SphinxCon!

For the uninitiated, SphinxCon is a new Atlanta-based convention centered around The Royal Manticoran Navy – that is, The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, and since we’re both Honor Harrington nerds and one of us is a co-author with the very creator of the Honorverse, we tagged along for the adventure.

It’s also hosting Axacon, a convention-within-a-convention dedicated to the Axanar universe of Star Trek fandom fame, so if you’re following that project, it’s like getting two con admissions for the price of one! 😀

The full schedule has yet to be released, but until it does, here’s a list of our panel appearances and fellow panelists:

CHAOS OF CREATION: BALANCING WORLD BUILDING WITH STORY
Sometimes you create a world so vast, you can’t possibly fit it all in a readable story. How, then, do you decide what to keep? We’ll discuss how to write a fascinating world while keeping readers engaged through plot and character.
Panelists: Jacob & H.P. Holo

COLLABORATING WITH AN AUTHOR
Writing by oneself is a journey, but collaborating with an author is a whole other kind of adventure! We’ll discuss the perks and challenges that come about when two heads come together (sometimes literally).
Panelists: Jacob & H.P. Holo (Moderators), Jonathan Brazee, David Weber

CRAFTING TIME TRAVEL RULESETS
Time travel writing is fraught with paradoxes and endless potential for plot holes. We’ll discuss how to design a time travel system that doesn’t break your universe.
Panelists: Jacob Holo (Moderator), William Alan Webb

SCIENCE FICTION VS. FANTASY: WHY NOT BOTH?
A discussion of using multiple genres and the art of blending them into a cohesive story.
Panelists: Christopher Woods (Moderator), William Alan Webb, Michael J. Allen, Jacob Holo, David Weber

SELF-PUBLISHING FOR SHY PEOPLE
For many aspiring authors, being an introvert is almost synonymous with being a writer…but unfortunately, that doesn’t sell books. We’ll discuss how to get the word out about your writing when all you want to do is hide behind your favorite notebook.
Panelists: H.P. Holo (Moderator), Jonathan Brazee, Michael J. Allen

WORLD BUILDING
Listen in as some of the best World and Universe builders in Science Fiction talk about the process and inspiration that goes into building such a rich background.
Panelists: Chris Kennedy (Moderator), David Weber, Mark Wandrey, Jacob & H.P. Holo, Jonathan Brazee, Christopher Woods

Of course, there are plenty of other panels and guests to check out, too, so if you’d like to come nerd out in Atlanta next month, check out the website for more info.

See you in November! 😀

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