Laurel and her amazing steampunk cookie press
Six Panels, two Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings and a writers workshop! I just received my awesome schedule from the BayCon Programming Committee. The 2014 BayCon Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA, May 23-26. I hope to see some of you there.
Laurel Anne Hill (Award-Winning Author of “Heroes Arise)
FRIDAY, MAY 23:
Building Your Writing Community on Friday at 5:00 PM in Bayshore
[Adrienne Gormley, Setsu Uzume, Dario Ciriello (Moderator), Beth Barany, Dan Hope, Laurel Anne Hill]
So you’re thinking about writing but don’t know how to start. Or you have a manuscript but you’re not ready to show anyone. This panel will discuss how to identify where you are in the process of finishing your book, different types of writing groups and how to utilize them, when to recognize when your work is ready for beta readers, and how to give and receive critique with grace and encouragement.
Horror Steampunk, Clockpunk, Cyberpunk – How Do You Like Your Horror Punked? on Friday at 9:30 PM in Alameda
[Laurel Anne Hill (moderator) Kevin Andrew Murphy, Colin Fisk]
As if horror wasn’t twisted enough, we have to twist it even more. Do you like your horror with gears or wires? Panelists discuss the best punks of horror.
SATURDAY, MAY 24:
Birds of a Feather: Steampunk on Saturday at 10:00 AM in Other 5
(with Margaret McGaffey Fisk and Laurel Anne Hill)
How much steam is in your punk? How much punk is in your steam? Come join other enthusiasts of this aesthetic, musical, literary, costuming and lifestyle movement, and share experiences and ideas.
When Good Food Turns Evil on Saturday at 2:00 PM in Lawrence
[Christine Doyle, Sydney Thomson, M.D., Dario Ciriello (moderator) and Laurel Anne Hill]
At one time, margarine was touted as a healthier alternative to butter. This ended after the dangers of trans-fats was discovered. There are still differing opinions on what makes a healthy diet, even after decades of research. What highly touted food items might not be as healthy as you think? Join the panelists as they chew the fat on this topic.
Birds of a Feather: Horror on Saturday at 9:30 PM in Alameda
[Emerian Rich (moderator), Jason Malcolm Stewart, Laurel Anne Hill]
SUNDAY, MAY 25
Writers Workshop: Laurel Anne Hill will be one of the leaders of a closed writing workshop on Sunday Morning.
Five Dollars, a Dead Fish and a Time Machine: Alternate History on Sunday at 5:00 PM in Alameda
[Kathleen Barthlomew, Bob Brown (moderator), Laurel Anne Hill]
Do-it-yourself alternate history. What if you were given three items? Where would you go back to, what would you change, what trouble would you cause?
MONDAY, MAY 26
Steampunk in Literature on Monday at 10:00 AM in Stevens Creek
[Carrie Sessarego (moderator), Cliff Winnig, Steve Frankel, Laurel Anne Hill]
Discussion of Victorian technology and the proper use of steam power, gunpowder, goggles, and the pith helmet. Especially the goggles.
New Classics: Five Recent SF & F Books you Should Read on Monday at 11:30 AM in Alameda
[Laurel Anne Hill (moderator), Kyle Aisteach, Randy Smith]
What books published in the last decade shouldn’t you miss?