Current Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
Friday Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
- Resources for Writers (Writing)
Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Diana Pharaoh Francis, Kamila Miller, D.L Solum, Tex Thompson
New to writing? Stalled in your writing education? Come and learn about the best books, workshops and other resources that writers can use to improve their craft, and how to get the most out of them.
- Sanderson's Three Laws of Magic (Writing)
Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson explains why magic needs rules and what those rules can look like.
Saturday Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
- Retrofitting Structure into a First Draft (Writing)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Brenda Carre, Eric Scott Fischl, Guy Pace, Brandon Sanderson, Tex Thompson
Taken from Brandon’s Writing Excuses podcast, in this panel we’ll talk about how you take a first draft written through discovery and retrofit structure into it.
- Economics in Story (Writing)
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Julie Frost, Jason A. Holt, Brandon Sanderson, Danica Winters
Are there exciting ways to make money a tool in fiction and worldbuilding without becoming Monopoly?
- Art and Suffering (Geek Discussion)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Rhiannon Held, Rory Miller, Lee Moyer, L.F. Patten, Brandon Sanderson
Some say art gets better with suffering, some say it definitely doesn't. Rather than try to argue that question, why not consider why art and suffering got linked in the first place. How can someone harness that impulse without the suffering part?
- Creating Interesting Nations (Writing)
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: James Glass, Jason A. Holt, Lee Moyer, Brandon Sanderson
We talk a lot about worldbuilding but what about the smaller-scale stuff like nations and nationstates? How can you build a new and unique nation for your story? How can you incorporate politics and culture and national identity in interesting ways? And, finally, how do you connect the characters to this nation?
Sunday Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
- Brandon's Book Guide (Writing)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Brandon Sanderson
How does Brandon Sanderson plot a story when an idea first hits him? Let’s have Brandon take us through his step-by-step process to fleshing out a book.
- Have You Got Rhythm? (Writing)
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, J.A. Pitts, Brian Rathbone, Brandon Sanderson, D.L Solum
What is story rhythm? It could mean the pulse of words and sentences or it could mean the beat of the action. It might have something to do with the narrative or character movement. What does it evoke for you and how do you know when you've got it right?
Monday Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
- Self Publishing Primer (Writing)
Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Ann Gimpel, Alisha Knaff, Brian Rathbone, Kaye Thornbrugh
Thinking about self publishing but don�t know where to start? In this panel, our panelists will give a quick overview of how to get started self publishing--from options available to the best software to get the job done. We�ll quickly cover it all!
- Maps for Writers (Writing)
Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Lee Moyer, Brandon Sanderson
Let's talk maps. What are some things you have to keep in mind when making a map to accompany your book? How do you draw one? Do you have to know a lot about geography? Are there any good books or software that might help you?
- Opponents (Writing)
Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Dave Bara, Brenda Carre, Sanan Kolva, Krista Wallace, Danica Winters
We’re not talking about villains here. We’re talking about those characters who attack your hero’s weaknesses and oppose him in every way. What are some examples of opponents in popular stories? How can you write a decent opponent?
- The Moral Pendulum (Writing)
Mon 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Dave Bara, Carol Berg, Larry Bonham, Brenda Carre, Brandon Sanderson
Real people have real flaws, which often means they swing from one end of the spectrum to the other (even if only in their minds). How can you make your characters their best through hiding and revealing this moral pendulum?