Archive for August 25, 2012

My Totally Awesome WorldCon / Chicon 7 Schedule

If you’re going to be at Worldcon 2012/ Chicon 7 in Chicago, I hope you’ll drop by, bask in my radiance and wisdom (or at least the delicious scent of my new shampoo), and share a few laughs with me.

FRIDAY Aug 31:

4:30:pm – 5:00:pm READING: FINN FANCY NECROMANCY PANTS by Randy Henderson

It’s Dresden Files meets Arrested Development with an 80’s flavor.  There will be totally awesome 80’s door prizes given away.

In the Dusable room.



The Goonies look on in amazement as Randy reads from his novel


10:30:am- 11:00:am WRITER UNDER GLASS: I’ll be sitting in the Fan Lounge for 30 minutes writing part of a collaborative story as part of an ongoing stunt.  Whatever I write will be displayed on a monitor for all to see.

In the Fan Lounge.



How do you create vivid characters who pop off the page? How do you avoid archetypes/stereotypes and predictability? Join a panel of writers discussing their techniques and tricks and ask questions of your own.

Bryan Thomas Schmidt Carol Berg Kay Kenyon Randy Henderson Teresa Frohock

In the Columbus CD room.



12:00:pm- 1:30:pm  KAFFEEKLATSCHE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A PUBLISHED WRITER with Randy Henderson.  I’ll be running through my workshop presentation “Evolution of a Writer in Six Stages”, offering exercises, answering questions, and chatting about whatever you want to chat about.

In Kaffeeklatsche 3



National Fictioneers League

I see many of my writer friends posting about their anticipation of something called the NFL.  I can only assume this is a National Fictioneers League?

Well good!  It’s about time authors got the network attention they deserve. Although I think it’s a shame the way students get a free ride just because they’re good at writing and thinking and stuff. Anyway, put me down for ten on China Mieville.  Dude’s brain is buff and ripped.  Though Jay Lake is one hell of a fighter.