mtentchoff (mtentchoff) wrote,

Off to VCON

Tomorrow morning I leave for the Vancouver Science Fiction Convention. I'm scheduled for the following panels:

Friday 4:00 pm - Richmond A
Middle Grade and YA Speculative Fiction
So you've read Harry Potter and Twilight...what else is there? Why is this section of the sf/fantasy
market doing so well?
Mary Choo, Linda Demeulemeester, Rick Drew, Phoebe Kitanidis, Marcie Tentchoff,

Friday 6:00 pm - Richmond A
Speculative Poetry - What is it, and is there a Market?
A discussion of what makes speculative poetry unique, how it has been defined, and what markets and
resources exist, with examples, advice, and suggestions.
Mary Choo, Marcie Tentchoff

Friday 8:00 pm - Cedarbridge
First Page Idol
Find out how to hook a reader from the very first page. Anonymously submit your novel manuscript's
first page to be read aloud by a guest of honour and critiqued by a panel of pros.
Brian Hades, Stephanie Johanson, Phoebe Kitanidis, Ian Alexander Martin, Marcie Tentchoff

Saturday 10:00 am - Richmond B
Writers Workshop
A closed workshop for pre-approved applicants.
R. Graeme Cameron, Mary Choo, Alyx Dellamonica, Marcie Tentchoff,

Saturday 1:00 pm - Richmond B
Speculative Poetry Round Robin
A venue for speculative poets, both professional and unpublished, to read and discuss their work.
Mary Choo, Eileen Kernaghan, Marcie Tentchoff,

Sunday 10:00 am - Richmond A
Marketing Short Fiction and Poetry - The Basics
Market lists, submission guidelines, formatting, cover letters, and important "do"s and "do not"s of
Brian Hades, Marcie Tentchoff

I was originally down for the following panel as well, but it was just too late in the evening for me, and would make my Friday a bit too intense:

Friday 10:00 pm - Minoru A
Old School Vampires
Vampires - they sleep all day, and party all night. They rescue pretty girls, they long for humanity, and
die in the sunlight. Or do they? The modern take on the vampire is a far cry from the original folklore,
and what you don't know might surprise you.
Russ Crossley, Julie McGalliard, Donna McMahon, Marcie Tentchoff, Sandra Wickham

I'm actually sorry I won't be doing that one, since I gather the comparison is mostly going to be Dracula types versus Edwardy Twilighty types. Myself, I see Nosferatu, Japanese vampire cats, and such less modern vamps as being as traditional as Drac any day :)

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