Writers' Symposium

Seminar

Afrofuturism and Community Work
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 37/96 0.00
An "Infernal" Salon—A Fun, Low-Stakes Writing Workshop
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 29/96 0.00
Ask the Agent (In Training)
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 87/96 0.00
Ask the Editor
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 60/96 0.00
Black Lace and Candles: The Future of Gothic Fiction
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 11/96 0.00
Build Your Own Language
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 0/56 0.00
Building Community Among Your Readers
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 10/56 0.00
But This is How I Write: When and How to Talk to Editors About Voice
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 68/96 0.00
Celebrating Graphic Novels
Sun 9:00 am - Sun 10:00 am 45/96 0.00
Children's Books Are Not Just for Children
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 43/96 0.00
Choosing Your Path: Writing Games for Player Agency
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 0/56 0.00
Collaboration in Game Design
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 4/96 0.00
Comprehensive Intimate Scenes
Fri 5:00 pm - Fri 6:00 pm 0/96 0.00
Creating Believable Fallible Characters
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 0/96 0.00
Creating Fantasy Cuisines from Medieval Europe
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 2/96 0.00
Diana M. Pho Kaffeeklatsch
Sun 11:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 0/15 0.00
East and Southeast Asian Writing Across Mediums
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 76/96 0.00
End of Event Hangout
Sun 11:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 0/50 0.00
Entertainment at the End of the World
Sun 9:00 am - Sun 10:00 am 55/96 0.00
Fantasy and Historical Fiction: Where Do They Overlap?
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 16/96 0.00
Finding the Story to Market Your Work
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 0/35 0.00
Fostering Great Writer-Editor Relationships (Session A)
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 70/96 0.00
Fostering Great Writer-Editor Relationships (Session B)
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 59/96 0.00
Fostering Great Writer-Editor Relationships (Session C)
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 72/96 0.00
Handling Book Releases (Session A)
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 77/96 0.00
Handling Book Releases (Session B)
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 70/96 0.00
Handling Book Releases (Session C)
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 81/96 0.00
Handling Book Releases (Session D)
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 80/96 0.00
How to Get Into Tabletop Roleplaying Game Writing
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 1/96 0.00
How to Get Into Video Game Writing
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 0/96 0.00
How to Handle Exhaustion in a Creative Career
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 0/96 0.00
Humor in Speculative Fiction
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 5/56 0.00
Land Your Character Arcs
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 11:00 am 0/96 0.00
Leading Tabletop Role Playing Game Development
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 46/96 0.00
Narrative Nightmares and Lessons Learned
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 1/56 0.00
Networking Successfully Despite Social Anxiety or Imposter Syndrome
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 1/56 0.00
New Directions in Story-Driven Games
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 37/96 0.00
Pitch your novel to editor Diana M. Pho
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 0/10 0.00
Playing TTRPGs with Writers Feeds Your Craft! (Session A)
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 81/96 0.00
Playing TTRPGs with Writers Feeds Your Craft! (Session B)
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 78/96 0.00
Queernormative Language
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 0/96 0.00
Quiet Doesn't Mean Cozy!
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 78/96 0.00
Reading and Discussion with Sheree Renée Thomas
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 91/96 0.00
Revising for Ableism
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 32/96 0.00
Science Fiction and Reimagining the Future, Again
Sun 11:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 9/96 0.00
Shaping GM Experience Into a Career in Narrative Design
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 0/35 0.00
Special Guest Interview with Diana M. Pho
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 81/96 0.00
Special Guest John Jennings
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 88/96 0.00
Speculative Poetry in Roleplaying Games
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 71/96 0.00
Teen Angst and TTRPGs
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 76/96 0.00
The AfroFutures
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 59/96 0.00
The Ethics of AI Visual Art
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 0/96 0.00
The Ethics of AI-Written Prose
Sun 11:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 40/96 0.00
The Horror, The Horror
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 0/96 0.00
The Leading Edge of Sword and Sorcery
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 0/56 0.00
The Long Tail of Publishing
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 19/56 0.00
The Rifle on the Mantle: Worldbuilding and Potential Energy
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 15/96 0.00
The Story's in the Cards: Worldbuilding Outside of Prose
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 53/96 0.00
Timing the Perfect Heroic Fight
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 62/96 0.00
Traditional Publishing: Agent or Not?
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 0/56 0.00
Using Story Structure Models
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 11:00 am 23/96 0.00
Video Game Writing as Freelancer vs. Employee
Sun 9:00 am - Sun 10:00 am 75/96 0.00
Wakanda: Protopia versus Utopia
Sun 11:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 75/96 0.00
We're In This Together: A Writing Community Discussion About Us
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 38/96 0.00
What Type of Indie?
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 74/96 0.00
Word, Image, and Sound: Exploring Audiovisual Thinkers
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 62/96 0.00
Working From Home
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 11:00 am 54/96 0.00
Worldbuilding with Geography
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 11:00 am 0/96 0.00
Worldbuilding: Where Do You Start?
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 1/96 0.00
Write Like a Pirate: The Use of Nautical Terminology
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 0/56 0.00
Writers' Symposium Closing Ceremonies
Sun 12:00 pm - Sun 1:00 pm 45/96 0.00
Writers' Symposium Opening Ceremonies
Thu 9:00 am - Thu 10:00 am 3/96 0.00
Writing Beloved FanFic
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 38/96 0.00
Writing for Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 9/96 0.00
Writing for Video Games
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 0/96 0.00
Writing in Licensed Universes
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 58/96 0.00
Writing Interactive Romance
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 96/96 0.00
Writing Tie-In Comics
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 81/96 0.00
Writing Tools
Sun 9:00 am - Sun 10:00 am 0/96 0.00

Workshop

Ask a Vegan Fantasy Writer
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 52/56 10.00
Building a Career in Words
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 60/96 12.00
Building Bold Worlds
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 2/35 10.00
Building Tension: Surprise Vs. Suspense
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 62/96 8.00
D&D with Writers
Fri 7:00 pm - Fri 11:00 pm 63/96 8.00
Everything But the Writing
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 12/56 14.00
Finding Your Voice, Part 1
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 7/35 18.00
Finding Your Voice, Part 2
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 17/35 18.00
First Chapter Milestones
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 8/56 10.00
Freelancing Basics
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 65/96 8.00
From Plot to Panel: Advanced Writing for Comics
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 70/96 24.00
From Plot to Panel: Writing for Comics
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 40/96 10.00
Gamemastering for the Writer, Writing for the Gamemaster
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 40/96 10.00
Grants for Writers
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 69/96 18.00
How to Write Art Briefs and Work with Artists
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 0/35 6.00
How to Write Games Collaboratively with Children
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 41/56 12.00
Making Stories More Immersive Through Descriptive Writing and Subtext
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 48/96 12.00
Mastering Fiction: Brainstorming Your Way to a Breakout Novel
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 54/96 14.00
Mastering Fiction: Character Creation
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 38/96 14.00
Mastering Fiction: Connective Tissue For Stories that Resonate
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 10/56 14.00
Mastering Fiction: Plotting Techniques of the Professional Writer
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 42/96 14.00
Mastering Fiction: Tension on Every Page
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 49/96 14.00
Mastering Fiction: The Patterns That Lead to Compelling Stories and How to Use Them
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 0/56 14.00
Mastering Fiction: The Structure of Scenes
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 35/96 14.00
Mastering Fiction: Worldbuilding
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 1/96 14.00
Micro Fiction Party
Sun 11:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 77/96 6.00
Networking for the Author
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 62/96 10.00
Plan for Inspiration
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 60/96 12.00
Portfolio Review: Tabletop Games
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 12/18 20.00
Portfolio Review: Video Games
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 15/18 20.00
Project Management for Creatives
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 1/56 10.00
Punch Up Your Prose: How to Craft Knockout Syntax
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 69/96 10.00
Read and Critique (Session A)
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 0/18 10.00
Read and Critique (Session B)
Sun 9:00 am - Sun 11:00 am 2/16 10.00
Read and Critique (Session C)
Sun 9:00 am - Sun 11:00 am 2/10 10.00
Rule the Galaxy Together: Writing in a Shared Universe
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 26/35 10.00
Scene Setting in Quiet Fiction
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 25/35 10.00
So You Need To Write A Sex Scene
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 7/96 12.00
Southeast Asian Secret Wars, Mythology, and the Supernatural
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 81/96 22.00
Stick the Landing: How to Nail Your Novel's End
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 86/96 8.00
Story Fundamentals: How to Write Short Stories
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 2:00 pm 73/96 34.00
Systems of Magic: How to Use Your Magic to Enrich Your Worldbuilding
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 50/96 16.00
Thematic Concerns in Short Fiction
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 52/56 22.00
Twenty Types of Terror: Exploring Horror Subgenres in Fiction and Games
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 63/96 16.00
Visual Metaphor for Storytelling
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 18/56 10.00
Watching Movies to Make You a Better Writer
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 12/35 8.00
What to Include in Your Videogame Writing Portfolio
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 83/96 12.00
Why All Writers Should Read Slush - and How to Do So Effectively
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 45/56 6.00
Write Club!
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 72/96 4.00
Writing and Selling Children's Books
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 21/56 18.00
Writing and Selling Graphic Novels
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 75/96 18.00
Writing Comic Books for Marvel—From a Guy Who Just Broke In!
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 84/96 12.00
Writing Flash Fiction
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 7/35 10.00
Writing for Audio
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 65/96 22.00

Isle of Misfit Events

Meet the Pros of Writers' Symposium
Thu 6:00 pm - Thu 9:00 pm 150/200 0.00
Signing with Bryan Thao Worra
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 98/100 0.00
Signing with Bryan Thao Worra and Brandon O'Brien
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 100/100 0.00
Signing with Bryan Young and Sean CW Korsgaard
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 98/100 0.00
Signing with Carlos Hernandez and C. S. E. Cooney
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 97/100 0.00
Signing with Cat Rambo and Brandon O'Brien
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 97/100 0.00
Signing with Dr. Chesya Burke and Jennifer Brozek
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 100/100 0.00
Signing with George Jreije and Maurice Broaddus
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 97/100 0.00
Signing with Gini Koch and Bradley P. Beaulieu
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 99/100 0.00
Signing with Gregory A. Wilson and E.D.E. Bell
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 99/100 0.00
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 100/100 0.00
Signing with Howard Andrew Jones and Brandon Crilly
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 11:00 am 98/100 0.00
Signing with Howard Andrew Jones and Erik Scott de Bie
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 97/100 0.00
Signing with Jeremy Bernstein and Dedren Snead
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 100/100 0.00
Signing with John Jackson Miller and Derek Tyler Attico
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 94/100 0.00
Signing with K.B. Wagers
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 99/100 0.00
Signing with Kelli Fitzpatrick and Derek Tyler Attico
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 100/100 0.00
Signing with Patrick S. Tomlinson and John Jackson Miller
Sun 11:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 95/100 0.00
Signing with R.R. Virdi and Erin M. Evans
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 87/100 0.00
Signing with Sarah Hans and Anthony W. Eichenlaub
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 99/100 0.00
Signing with Sarah Hans and Richard Dansky
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 100/100 0.00
Signing with Special Guest John Jennings
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 98/100 0.00
Signing with Special Guest Sheree Renée Thomas
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 99/100 0.00