I find it impressive that this will be Shore Leave 43, a con I have been attending with two breaks since SL 3. It’s my favorite con and that’s an opinion shared by many proferssionals, actors and authors alike, along with the fans who attend with gusto.
For me, I love it as much for the interaction with the fans as with the opportunity to chat lvie and in-person with many authors pals, some who have become clsoe firends through the years. It’ll be exciting to renew acwquaintances and welcome some authors, making their first appearace at the party.
I will be back along with most of the Crazy 8 Press team and as usual, I will have a full schedule of panels in addition to my emcee duties. When not onstage or at a discussion, you can find me hawking the katest releases at the C8 table.
It’s such a packed lineup that they had to trim my hour of talk and movie trailers and cut our three C8 workshops down to two.
For those attending, this is where you can find me:
7:00 PM Writing Tie-Ins, Chase Room
Authorized tie-ins can be a joy to write, particularly when you’re a fan of the source material yourself. But they also come with rules and restrictions. John Coffren, Keith DeCandido, Scott Pearson, James Swallow, Robert Greenberger, Melissa Scott
8:00 PM Collaborations, Belmont Room
What are the advantages and disadvantages of creative collaborations— writer/writer, writer/artist, writer/musician, and how do you play nice? Keith R.A. DeCandido, Laura Ware, Glenn Hauman, Robert Greenberger, Dayton Ward, Danielle Ackley-McPhail
11:00 AM Crazy 8 Press Workshop: Looking Forward to Riding the Rollercoaster , McCormick Suite
1:00 PM Interactive Demo: How Do TV Writers’ Room Work, McCormick Suite
3:00 PM Speculative Fiction in the Classroom, Belmont Room
What books translate well into curricula for K-12? What does this do to a teacher’s ethos? How does it potentially harm marginalized students? Sherri Cook Woosley, Robert Greenberger, Michael Jan Friedman, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Andrew Hiller, Jenifer Rosenberg
10:00 AM The Bob and Howie Show, Hunt Valley Ballroom
Howard Weinstein and Bob Greenberger chat about movies, television, Star Trek, our current projects, and promise witty banter.
12:00 PM Crazy 8 Press – What Are They Up To?, McCormick Suite
What books and other silliness are your favorite author collective up to now! Robert Greenberger, Michael Jan Friedman, Aaron Rosenberg, Glenn Hauman, Russ Colchamiro, Mary Fan, Hildy Silverman