Track 2: General Topics
How romantic involvements develop when history is changed, especially if time travel is involved.
All stories are original, but some stories are more original than others. How and why is this true?
What are the strengths, the challenges and (sometimes) the screw-ups encountered when authors weave mythology into their stories?
A presentation by the publisher of ArcManor Press and the editor for his magazine Galazy’s Edge of what they’ve been doing and what they plan to do.
What is the future of publishing, with a particular focus on publishing science fiction and fantasy?
Using animals as characters has several benefits, but it’s also a tricky proposition.
A discussion of how alternate history is used in films and TV more often than people may realize.
A discussion of the universe created by Chuck Gannon as a setting for stories.
Co-authors of The Gordian Protocol and just-published The Valkyrie Protocol discuss their new series.
War can be a background or a theme as well as the direct subject of stories—and is often used that way.
David Brin is beginning a new series to be published by Ring of Fire Press. The first novel will be published in January, 2021.
People who’ve done a lot of work as developers, writers and producers in the TV and movie industry talk about its quirks and foibles.
Disease as both a setting and a theme in fiction.
The three co-authors of The Demons of Paris and The Demons of Constantinople talk about the setting and their upcoming sequels.