Thursday, July 05, 2007

Doing my Homework for Me?

Any takers? Here's the deal:

I'm going to be at CONvergence in Minneapolis this weekend where I will be on four panels:


3:30-4:30 (A3) MISFITS: Authors and Others in the Schools program

5:00-6:00 (A4) Writing Fantasy Vs. Writing Science Fiction


11:00-12:00 (A8) Writing Craft, World and the Creatures Within

3:30-4:30 (A8) Writing Craft, Creature Dialogue

I will probably be moderating the 2nd of those and possibly the 3rd and 4th as well. Is there any question in those areas that you'd want to hear the answer to? How about if you knew that the fantasy vs. SF panel included Lois McMaster Bujold? Is there anything you'd want to ask her about the differences in her process for the two?

I've got material, but I'm always happy to take suggestions, and to share anything fabulous that comes up in the discussion. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Definitely tell anything really interesting in the conversations.

I think an interesting question would be how you create a setting, or at least develop it, between F and SF. Especially the technology level.

Extrapolation is definitely different from original creation. Or something.

Of course, this could be a really bizarre question, as I haven't read much Bujold, silly me. :>

Kelly McCullough said...

Thanks, Ryan,

Yes, if you haven't read much Bujold you're missing out on a lot of good writing.

Anonymous said...

I've heard that. :D

I have read Shards of Honor, but... :P Bah. I should make a note to get to the good Vorkosigan stuff.