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Saturday, September 27
 

10:00

Book View Cafe
Members of the cooperative publisher talk about their work, their art and what exactly a cooperative publisher is, anyway.

Guests
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Amy Sterling Casil

Amy Sterling Casil is a 2002 Nebula Award nominee and recipient of other awards and recognition for her short science fiction and fantasy, which has appeared in publications ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction to Zoetrope. She is the author of 26 nonfiction books... Read More →
DJ

Deborah J. Ross

Deborah J. Ross is an award-nominated writer and editor of fantasy and science fiction. She served as SFWA Secretary and is currently on the Board of Directors of Book View Cafe. Her novels include Lambda Literary Award Finalist Collaborators (as Deborah Wheeler), The Seven-Petaled... Read More →
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Dave Trowbridge

Dave Trowbridge wrote high-tech marketing copy for almost thirty years. This has made him an expert in what he calls “pulling stuff out of the cave of the flying monkeys,” so science fiction comes naturally. He abandoned corporate life in 2007—actually, it abandoned him—but... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 10:00 - 12:00
Pine

10:00

How To: A publishing panel for authors or artists
Topics include a Compare and contrast of independent and traditional routes for both artists and authors, and the crossover skills between the two.

Guests
MM

Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Margaret McGaffey Fisk is a storyteller whose tales often cross genres and worlds to bring the events and characters to life. A Foreign Service brat and anthropology aficionado, she pulls on her own experiences and those she’s studied for grounding her fictional cultures. Her published... Read More →
MM

Matt Maxwell

Highway 62 Press
Matt Maxwell is a writer from California: born in the south, relocated up to the north. He's old enough to remember seeing men walk on the moon on a black and white television set. He is the author of the ongoing comic series STRANGEWAYS, following expressman and drifter Seth Collins... Read More →

Guests of Honor

Saturday September 27, 2014 10:00 - 12:00
SandPebble B

10:00

So you're published... now what?
What do modern day authors need to know and do to promote their work, keep in touch with readers, and gain new ones?

Moderators
avatar for Emerian Rich

Emerian Rich

HorrorAddicts.net
Emerian Rich is the author of the vampire book series, Night's Knights. She also writes the musical romance series, Sweet Dreams, under the name Emmy Z. Madrigal. Her most recent full length novel, Artistic License, mixes both horror and romance. She’s been published in a handful... Read More →

Guests
avatar for J. L. Doty

J. L. Doty

Full-time writer, me, Inc.
Scientist, full-time writer of SF&F, laser geek, former running-dog-lackey-pig for the Bourgeois capitalist establishment, now working for myself. My new boss is a real jerk--so demanding. Science is a passion, but writing is an addiction.
avatar for Todd McCaffrey

Todd McCaffrey

New York Times bestselling author Todd Johnson McCaffrey wrote his first science-fiction story when he was twelve. He has published over two dozen novels, including eight novels written in The Dragonriders of Pern® universe and nearly twenty shorter works. He collaborates with... Read More →
SM

Steven Mix

Falkor Publishing
Steven Mix has worked with the autism community for a non profit organization and he was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. After suffering a traumatic brain injury in the military, he became obsessed with zombies and horror and now works to bring his darkness into the world in a fun... Read More →
avatar for Emerian Rich

Emerian Rich

HorrorAddicts.net
Emerian Rich is the author of the vampire book series, Night's Knights. She also writes the musical romance series, Sweet Dreams, under the name Emmy Z. Madrigal. Her most recent full length novel, Artistic License, mixes both horror and romance. She’s been published in a handful... Read More →

Guests of Honor

Saturday September 27, 2014 10:00 - 12:00
SandPebble C

16:00

Handling Rejection in Writing
Sometimes your skin just isn't that thick. How to cope with a chorus of "No" on the path to a "Yes!"

Guests
avatar for Jon Del Arroz

Jon Del Arroz

Valley Christian Elementary
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Gail Carriger

New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities... Read More →
MM

Matthew Marovich

Matthew Marovich is a lifelong Bay Area resident and native, currently living in south San Jose with his wife, son, and two dogs. A published author, he enjoys writing long and short fiction, reading all manner of genre fiction, gaming in its many forms, catching films and geeking... Read More →
DJ

Deborah J. Ross

Deborah J. Ross is an award-nominated writer and editor of fantasy and science fiction. She served as SFWA Secretary and is currently on the Board of Directors of Book View Cafe. Her novels include Lambda Literary Award Finalist Collaborators (as Deborah Wheeler), The Seven-Petaled... Read More →
avatar for Juliette Wade

Juliette Wade

Writer, DAW
Juliette Wade's debut novel Mazes of Power will come out in 2020 from DAW books. Her short fiction has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Clarkesworld and several times in Analog magazine. Her nonfiction has appeared in Analog and in Lightspeed's special issue, Women Destroy... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
Sector 8 - Room 8052

16:00

Running Multiple Writing Careers -
Trials, tribulations, and solutions, when trying to keep two writing careers going that are completely different audiences.

Guests
KA

Kyle Aisteach

Kyle Aisteach is a short storyist who lives in Fresno, where he also teaches writing. www.aisteach.com or @kyleaistaech
avatar for Lillian Csernica

Lillian Csernica

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire
At age five, Lillian Csernica discovered the Little Golden Books fairy tales. From there she moved on to the works of Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Tanith Lee, and Terry Pratchett. Her very first short story sale, "Fallen Idol," appeared in After Hours and was later reprinted in The... Read More →
JH

Jay Hartlove

Horror Writers Association
Self-reinventor. Professional writer for 30 years. Master competition costumer for 20 years. Published novelist in last four years. The Isis Rising religious thriller series (The Chosen: 2011, Daughter Cell: 2013, Isis Rising: 2016), Mermaid Steel (fantasy romance: 2014), Snow White... Read More →
avatar for Jean Martin

Jean Martin

Editor-in-Chief, Science Fiction/San Francisco
Jean Martin is editor-in-chief, writer and photographer for Science Fiction/San Francisco (www.efanzines.com/SFSF/), which covers all areas of fandom in the Bay Area and beyond. She is also the SF Costume Design Examiner for Examiner.com (www.examiner.com/costume-design-1-in-san-francisco/jean-martin... Read More →
avatar for Emerian Rich

Emerian Rich

HorrorAddicts.net
Emerian Rich is the author of the vampire book series, Night's Knights. She also writes the musical romance series, Sweet Dreams, under the name Emmy Z. Madrigal. Her most recent full length novel, Artistic License, mixes both horror and romance. She’s been published in a handful... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
SandPebble C
 
Sunday, September 28
 

12:00

Shameless self-promotion for writers
Amazon, good reads, how to make the advertising work for you. Experienced pros give you their best tips on how to get noticed.

Moderators
avatar for M Todd Gallowglas

M Todd Gallowglas

Writer
M Todd Gallowglas has been a professional storyteller at Renaissance Faires and Medieval Festivals for roughly twenty years. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2009, he used his storytelling show as a platform to launch... Read More →

Guests
KA

Kyle Aisteach

Kyle Aisteach is a short storyist who lives in Fresno, where he also teaches writing. www.aisteach.com or @kyleaistaech
avatar for Lillian Csernica

Lillian Csernica

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire
At age five, Lillian Csernica discovered the Little Golden Books fairy tales. From there she moved on to the works of Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Tanith Lee, and Terry Pratchett. Her very first short story sale, "Fallen Idol," appeared in After Hours and was later reprinted in The... Read More →
avatar for M Todd Gallowglas

M Todd Gallowglas

Writer
M Todd Gallowglas has been a professional storyteller at Renaissance Faires and Medieval Festivals for roughly twenty years. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2009, he used his storytelling show as a platform to launch... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 12:00 - 14:00
SandPebble B