Today I’ll be on a virtual panel hosted by the Harris County Public Library! We’ll be talking about Morally Grey Characters from creating them to our love of them. Tune in at 6:00 PM Central Time/7:00 PM Eastern Time and join us for what is sure to be a fun chat!
I’ve been holed up since the holidays trying to keep my head above water, but now I’m back with a lovely gift. This is my birthday month and I wanted to give back to my followers and readers with a giveaway! I’m giving away a bunch of prizes to celebrate.
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.