Panelist at Conjuration Con

I’m excited to once again be a panelist at Conjuration Con this weekend! I haven’t had the ability to be part of it since 2019, and I’m so happy to be back in the magical world again.

Conjuration Con is requiring proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test before attending. Check out their website for more details.

Here is my full panel schedule:

Mental Health in Fantasy Fiction
Friday at 6PM
The Sorcerer’s Study – Harding

Join us as we explore the boundaries and pitfalls of including mental health problems in fantasy fiction. Some interesting questions to explore include, do they always need to have a trauma to give them an interesting flaw? What are the differences between how hearoes and villains handle their psychological weaknesses? How much knowledge and/or experience does an author need in order to be able to write and accurately represent psychological problems in their work?

Learning to Love Our Villains
Saturday at 1PM
The Sorcerer’s Study – Harding

As the saying goes, a story is only as good as its villain. The villain who wants world domination for the sake of world domination is unrelatable and can take a reader out of the story. When we understand why the villain does what he/she does, we are more immersed in the story, making for a more enjoyable read. There are many ways to handle this, and this panel will be discussing some of our favorite villains from pop culture.

Static vs. Dynamic Characters
Saturday at 4PM
The Sorcerer’s Study – Harding

In fiction, a static character is one who doesn’t change, but forces the world around him/her to change in accordance with their beliefs and ideals. A dynamic character is one that grows and changes through the trials and tribulations of the story. This panel will be to discuss the different static and dynamic characters in pop culture, and knowing when to use one in your own writing. Is one superior to another? Let’s discuss.

Cosplay and Social Media
Saturday at 5PM
The Sorcerer’s Study – Harding

Though cosplaying at conventions and events has always been popular, large numbers of cosplayers have taken to social media over the last few years to connect with people and express themselves in this creative medium. If you use social media to express your cosplay, come join us. We’d love to hear your stories and experiences.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.