Balticon 2012 Panel #2 – Sequels And Prequels

Are prequels really needed? And when do you decide to “shake things up” and set your sequel with a new set of characters? The panel was moderated by Walter H. Hunt, with the rest of the panel being Joshua Palmatier, Jaclyn Dolamore, Gail Z. Martin, and Jon Sprunk.

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Balticon 2012 Panel #1 – Publisher Non-Grata

Why authors are succeeding without a publisher of any size behind them. The panel was moderated by Elaine Corvidae, and on the panel were Paul Elard Cooley, Collin Earl, and Brandon (Brand) Gamblin.

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ConJour 4 Panels

ConJour 4 recently took place in Houston, TX, and we are fortunate enough to have eight panels to offer you. We don’t want to flood you with all of them at once, so instead we’re going to release them two per day over four days. Let us know if you like this release method, or if you’d prefer just getting them all at one time.

So now, without further adieu, here we go…

HOW TO START YOUR OWN PUBLISHING COMPANY

Panelists – Terry Mixon, O.M. Grey, Mel White, Chris Dunbar, and David Doub.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Panelists – Terry Mixon, Chris Dunbar, Michael Ashleigh Finn, Robert Stickmanz, and Alexis Glynn Latner

PLOT DEVELOPMENT 1

Panelists – Terry Mixon, Michael “Talthos” Willett, P.L. Blair, Rhonda Eudaly

PLOT DEVELOPMENT 2

Panelists – Paul Elard Cooley, Mel White, and Charlie Brown.

PUBLISHING AND MARKETING REALITIES FOR THE EMERGING AUTHOR

Panelists – Michael Ashleigh Finn, O.M Grey, Terry Mixon, Rhonda Eudaly, David Doub

TECHNOLOGY FOR WRITERS

Panelists – Scott Padget, Paul Elard Cooley, Michael Ashleigh Finn

THE BUSINESS ASPECT OF WRITING

Panelists – Michael Ashleigh Finn, Rhonda Eudaly, P.L. Blair, and David Doub.

WORLD DEVELOPMENT FOR SCI-FI, FANTASY, AND HORROR

Panelists – Terry Mixon, Robert Stickmanz, Jason Durall, and Chris Dunbar

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HWA 2011 Stoker Convention Panels

Everyone, here are four panels that Eliyanna was nice enough to record at the Horror Writers of America’s Stoker Convention. We hope you enjoy them.

Panel #1 – Social Media and the Horror Writer

Panel #2 – The State of Horror

Panel #3 – Monster Mom Splosion

Panel #4 – Story Caplets: Pellets of Poison

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Con-Jour 2011 Panels

This year Terry is once again attending Con-Jour, and while attending the various panels (not to mention being on some of them), he has recorded the discussions that he thinks will be of value to us all. We hope you enjoy the following Con-Jour ’11 special episodes.

COLLABORATING

This is the first of the Con-Jour 2011 panels that Terry was kind enough to record. It is about collaborating, and the panelists are Julia S. Mandala (Moderator), Jody Lynn Nye, Rhonda Eudaly, Beverly Hale, and Olivia M. Grey. Enjoy.

RESEARCHING YOUR STORY

Panel #2 Terry has made available from Con-Jour 2011. This is a panel on researching your story, and on the panel was Bill Fawcett (Moderator), Jody Lynn Nye, and Beverly Hale. We hope you enjoy, and please ignore the background music from another panel.

MINING MYTHS AND FOLKLORE

This panel is about mining ideas from myth and folklore, and it was brought to us by one of our listeners, Mr. Jeff Brackett, aka Sm1ley. The panelists are P.L. Blair, Bill Fawcett, Michael Ashliegh Finn, Robert Stikmanz, Beverly Hale, and Lou Antonelli.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

This panel is about character development, and it was brought to us by one of our listeners, Mr. Jeff Brackett, aka Sm1ley. The panelists are Paul Elard Cooley, Michael Willett, Jodie Lynn Nye, Charlie Brown, Lou Antonelli.

PLOT DEVELOPMENT 1

Panel #3 Terry has made available from Con-Jour 2011. This is a panel on plot development, and on the panel was Terry Mixon (moderator), Michael Willett, Charlie Brown, Beverly Hale, and Bill Fawcett.

ENGINEERING NEW WORLDS 1

Panel #4 Terry has made available from Con-Jour 2011. This is a panel on engineering new worlds, and on the panel was Terry Mixon (moderator), Michael Ashleigh Finn, and Julia Mandala.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 2

This is another panel about character development, and it was brought to us by Terry. The panelists are Terry Mixon (Moderator), P.L. Blair, Julia Mandala, Michael Ashleigh Finn, Emily Karnes, and Bill Fawcett.

PLOT DEVELOPMENT 2

This is another panel about plot development brought to us by Terry. The panelists are Paul Elard Cooley (Moderator), Julia Mandala, P.L. Blair, Jody Lynn Nye, and Lou Antonelli.

WRITING 101

This is Writing 101 panel recorded by Terry. The panelists are Rhonda Eudaly (Moderator), Julia Mandala, and Lou Antonelli.

THE PRICE OF MAGIC

This is the Price of Magic panel recorded by Terry. Panelists are Terry Mixon (Moderator), Bill Fawcett, P.L. Blair, Robert Stikmanz, and Julia Mandala.

PODCASTING

This is a panel on podcasting recorded by Terry. Panelists are Jody Lynn Nye (Moderator), Paul Elard Cooley, and Terry Mixon.

CRITIQUING FOR OTHERS

This is the Critiquing For Others panel recorded by Terry. The panelists are Terry Mixon (Moderator), Amanda Kimmerly, Lou Antonelli, Michael Ashleigh Finn, and Beverly Hale.

REVISING YOUR WORK

This is the Revising Your Work panel recorded by Terry. Panelists are Paul Elard Cooley (Moderator), Jody Lynn Nye, Beverly Hale, Julia Mandala, Lou Antonelli, and Michael Ashleigh Finn.

PUBLISHING

This is a panel on Publishing recorded by Terry. (Terry sez: The first ten minutes or so is actually a very interesting historical story told by Rhonda Eudaly and Bill Fawcett that I’ve left in place.) The panelists are Terry Mixon (Moderator), Bill Fawcett, Rhonda Eudaly, and Olivia M. Grey.

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Dragon*Con 2010 Panels served up hot and ready!

Hey, everyone, Justin here. Tonight I bring you three panels that I recorded at this year’s Dragon*Con. I hope you enjoy them, and that you get something from them.

Panel #1 – Turning Rejections Into Acceptances

Hosted by Lee Martindale, panel included Peter David, Anne Sowards (Penguin Editor), Lynn Abbey, Christopher Golden, and Jean Marie Ward.

Panel #2 – What Editors Want

Hosted by Bill Fawcett, panel included Stacy Hague-Hill (Tor), Claire Eddy (Tor), Betsy Mitchell (Del-Ray), Anne Sowards (Ace), Katja Jensen (Peachtree Publishers), Jim Minz (Baen), Kerrie Lynn Hughes, Unknown (Loose Id), Lou Anders (Pyr)

Panel #3 – Things I Wish A Pro Had Told Me When I Started Out

Hosted by Kevin J Anderson and Rebecca Moesta. This is based on their Superstars Writing Seminars.

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The DRS is a 2010 Parsec Award Finalist!

Hey, all, Justin here. A few days ago we were notified that the Dead Robots’ Society podcast has been made a finalist for this year’s Parsec Award in the category of “Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation.” We are incredibly thrilled to be a finalist once again for the Parsec Award, and hopefully this is the year that we take home the prize. I’ll be attending Dragon*Con this year, as will Terry and PG, and woe be to those at the awards show if we don’t win! It’ll be a massacre! 🙂

Anyway, thanks to those who voted for us to be nominated, and thanks to the steering committee for voting us in to be Finalists. We really are humbled. The other Finalists include:

* Writing Excuses featuring Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Eric James Stone, Howard Tayler, & Stacy Whitman
* The Henson.com Podcast featuring The Jim Henson Company, Grant Baciocco, Producer
* I Should Be Writing featuring Mur Lafferty
* Unleashed featuring James Melzer

Our best wishes go out to them as well. It’s an honor to be in their company.

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ConJour ’10 – Fantasy World Building Panel

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This is a panel from Con-Jour 2010 about world building in fantasy.

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ConJour ’10 – Sci-Fi World Building Panel

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This is a panel from Con-Jour 2010 about world building in science fiction.

Promo – The Boom Effect Auction! We have an item up for bid, so please come visit!

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All Dragon*Con 2009 Podcast Track Panels Available Now

Hey everyone, Justin here. Just wanted to let you know that all of the panels that were held in the podcasting track at Dragon*Con last year are now up and available for download. If you’re interested in hearing them, head on over HERE and download/subscribe. Enjoy!

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