October 8th, 2013


My CapClave 2013 Schedule

Once again I have the incredible privilege of speaking at Capclave 2013 on Friday, October, 11th and Saturday, October 12th. The schedule will be:

¦ Friday 7:00 pm Salon B

Doctor Jerky and Mr. Hide: Private & Public Personas (Ends at: 7:55 pm)
Panelists: Jennifer Barnes, Craig Alan Loewen, Tee Morris, Bud Sparhawk (M)
Do some authors put on a false front at cons and interviews to gain attention? Should others hide their beliefs/views to avoid offending potential readers? Have you self-censored something you almost wrote/said and why? What do you do when a reader assumes the author believes the ideas expressed by characters (even the villain)?

¦ Friday 9:00 pm Salon B

That's Not My Sex (Ends at: 9:55 pm)
Panelists: Brenda W. Clough, Craig Alan Loewen, James Morrow, Sharyn November, Hildy Silverman, Janine Spendlove (M)
Writing other genders. Women writing male characters. Men writing women. Do they seem off? Who does it well? Can you tell James Tiptree was a woman from her fiction?

¦ Saturday 9:00 am Author’s Hallway Table (Note: I'll be selling Opal Wine along with my new chapbook, In the Father's Image)

¦ Saturday 10:00 am Salon A

When the Dark (Fiction) Comes Rising -- Where Horror and Fantasy Collide (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Pamela K. Kinney, Dina Leacock, Craig Alan Loewen, Jason Jack Miller, Darrell Schweitzer, Hildy Silverman (M)
What is Dark Fiction and how is it different from light horror? How wide is the scope? What stories are good examples? Is there room for expansion into unexplored areas?

¦ Saturday 12:00 pm Rockville/Potomac

1001 Uses for an Unpublished Story (Ends at: 12:55 pm)
Panelists: Laura Anne Gilman, Larry Hodges, Victoria Janssen (M), Craig Alan Loewen, Alan Smale
Sometimes they sell,sometimes they don't, what do you do with your unsold stories? Do you ever write anything you know can't be sold? Do you mine the novel in your trunk?

¦ Saturday 5:30 pm Frederick

Reading: Craig Alan Loewen (Ends at: 5:55 pm) (Note: I'll be reading from In The Father's Image)