Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Origins Game Fair - 2014

June 11-15, 2014
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio, 43215, USA

Origins is only a few weeks away, and as with the past two years I'm on some panels and selling books as part of The Library. I'll probably even play some games again this year (I think I've actually played more games in two years of Origins than I did in my first ten years at Gen Con).

Here’s my schedule for seminars this year:


Food in Fiction  (5:00 a.m.) - In Fantasy and Science Fiction, any food is usually in the background.  Most often it's presented as setting or set decoration and ignored by the viewer. Sometimes though, it seems to take on a life of its own and can even become the center of the plot.  This slideshow explores the fictional foods in television and film, highlighting both the good and the bad. 


History in Fiction  (12:00 p.m.) - It might make sense for you to create a detailed backstory to help you put the current events of your novel in context. Or perhaps you want to scratch the serial numbers off a real event so you can use it in your story. The authors on this panel will tell you how to get it done.  [with Dylan Birtolo, Jennifer Brozek, and John Helfers


Making Old Tropes New  (Noon) - Boy-meets-girl, beauty and the beast, clandestine affairs with vampires. How can writers make old tropes new again?  [with Sheryl Nantus and John Helfers]

Origins is a blast, and somehow it seems to be small and personal while still being absolutely huge.  Stop by the seminars or the author's area in the dealer's room and say "Hi".

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