My Worldcon 2016 schedule!

I’ll be at Worldcon 2016 in Kansas City! You can catch me reading or speaking on panels. I’m happy to say hello.

Reading: Seth Dickinson

Thursday 12:30 – 13:00, 2202 (Readings) (Kansas City Convention Center)

It’s Not Torture If It’s The Good Guys

Friday 10:00 – 11:00, 2208 (Kansas City Convention Center)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Zootopia at first glance appear to have little in common but both use the premise “I won’t kill you, but my friend will.” Just a few scenes apart in season 2 of Daredevil the lead is shown torturing someone “heroically” followed by a mob boss torturing someone “evilly.” In this session we discuss the hows and whys this dichotomy can have developed and whether it is time to start challenging the notion of good torture on screen.

“W for Worldbuilding” in “V for Videogames”

Friday 14:00 – 15:00, 3501B (Kansas City Convention Center)

Everyone loves panels on Worldbuilding, right? Right! We bring together a rowdy and enthusiastic panel to discuss why videogames need to be a bit sneaky about this, and how games build strong, interesting places to inhabit.

Magazine Group Reading: Clarkesworld

Friday 17:00 – 18:00, 2504B (Kansas City Convention Center)

Our Magazine Group Reading Series continues with a special group reading that features authors from Clarkesworld Magazine.

“Ellie’s Last Line”. Scriptwriting and Narrative for Videogames

Saturday 11:00 – 12:00, 2209 (Kansas City Convention Center)

Some of today’s most popular video games are based upon narrative storytelling, but that’s only part of conveying the tale implicit in a videogame. What does it take to develop a game script? Participants discuss the ins and outs of building a quality gaming script.

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