I’ve got my schedule for ConDFW, which is as follows:
Friday Feb 21-sat Feb 22
Friday, 5pm: Historical Warfare: Writing Realistic Combat
Panelists: Taylor Anderson, Kevin J. Anderson, Adrian Simmons (M), J. Kathleen Cheney
Do you know the difference between an arquebus and a flintlock pistol? Do you know what types of
first aid were used in different times of history? What were the four humours of the body? There are
many questions which can trip you up if you cover combat in historical fiction. Our authors talk about
the research they’ve done and what to look out for when writing for this type of background.
Saturday, 2pm: The Return of Heroic Fantasy!
Panelists: C. Dean Andersson (M), Martha Wells, J. Kathleen Cheney, Chris Donahue, Christopher
Fulbright Ever wonder what George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones would be like if Conan were in it? So much for
winter, by Crom! Bringing heroic fantasy back to the writing world one sword at a time, our panelists
discuss how to write in this genre, and what separates it from Epic Fantasy such as Middle Earth and
Saturday, 5pm: Exploring the Trousers of History: Alternate History Explained
Panelists: Taylor Anderson, Chris Donahue (M), J. Kathleen Cheney, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, KB Bogen
How does one make believable alternate history? Terry Pratchett once described it as “the trousers of
time” and made use of alternate timelines several times in his Discworld setting. Our panelists discuss
how to create an alternate timeline in such a way that it doesn’t cause mental disconnect.
READING (Trinity VIII)
Saturday, 6pm: Jeff Dawson, J. Kathleen Cheney, Mel White
And that’s it. Heavy on the historical, which is fine by me.
Hope I see you guys there ;o)