I will be attending ConBust again this year. It’s a great little con at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Activities are many and varied, and the guests include Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville.
Here’s my panel schedule. Hope to see some of you there!
Saturday, March 29
How Magic Works – 12-12:50 pm; Rm 201
Co-panelists: George Claxton
“Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from science, but how often can you sacrifice dramatics for believability? Is there a happy medium between medieval magic and modern skepticism?”
Children’s Fairy Tales – 2:30-3:50 pm; Rm 201
Co-panelists: Jane Yolen, Jennifer Provost, Trisha Wooldrige
“Once upon a time…” there was a panel involving brave orphans, lost princesses, evil witches, and a fuzzy talking animal. The story continues…
Faeries – 5-5:50 pm; Rm 201
Co-panelists: Bruce Coville, Craig Davis, Jennifer Provost – (Mod: Elizabeth Harries)
From Elves to the Sidhe to the Wee Free Men, fantasy is rife with various descriptions of the Fair Folk.
Character Building 101 – 7:30-8:50 pm; Rm 201
Co-panelists: Bruce Coville, Kelly Turnbull, Kristi Petersen Schoonover
The nice thing about fiction is that you can fill the world with fascinating people you’d like to meet. Learn to round out your characters, from Our Hero(ine) to Bar Patron #3 to the talking alligator in the swamp.
Sunday, March 30
Audiobooks – 11-11:50; Rm 206
Co-panelists: Bruce Coville
What’s better than a story read aloud? A story read aloud in your car! Learn about what it takes to get a book on tape, where the industry’s at, and how authors feel about this new-old field.