November 16th, 2010

Taos Toolbox 2010

Philcon Schedule

And here's my initial Philcon schedule...oh my. Oz is going to be very busy on Saturday!

Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
DO YOU WRITE WITH A READER IN MIND? (520)

[Panelists: Oz Drummond (mod), Gary Frank, Linda Bushyager, Gordon
Linzner, Alyce Wilson, Larry Hodges]

Is an awareness of the reader actually part of creative process? Or
does a writer seek out an audience later


At noon, you will find me in Frostokovich's reading in Room 623. Then we're on a panel together.


Sat 1:00 PM in Plaza I (One) (1 hour)
AUTHOR AND IDEAS (442)

[Panelists: Gregory Frost (mod), L.A. Banks, Peter Prellwitz, Laura
Anne Gilman, Oz Drummond, Larry Hodges]

How does an author's personal beliefs affect his or her fiction


Sat 2:00 PM in Executive Suite 823 (1 hour)
WRITERS" WORKSHOP (585)

[Panelists: Darrell Schweitzer (mod), Oz Drummond, John Gregory
Betancourt, Anna Kashina, Roman Ranieri, Danielle Stockley]

Professional writers critique manuscripts by newcomers


Sat 3:00 PM in Executive Suite 823 (1 hour)
WRITERS' WORKSHOP HOUR 2 (645)

[Panelists: Darrell Schweitzer (mod), John Gregory Betancourt, Roman
Ranieri, Danielle Stockley, Oz Drummond, Anna Kashina]

Sat 4:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
INTERNET PRIVACY: YOUR LIFE, ONLINE. (395)

[Panelists: David M. Axler (mod), Suzanne Rosin, Bud Sparhawk, Sally
Wiener Grotta, Muriel Hykes, Oz Drummond]

How do we use the internet as a social tool without giving away too
much of our privacy? Or is this even an issue? Is privacy real in
the internet era, or is it just an illusion in the age of Facebook,
Foursquare, Twitter, and GPS? Can we share ourselves without
sharing too much


Sat 5:00 PM in Plaza V (Five) (1 hour)
DO I HAVE TO LIVE MY LIFE ONLINE? (363)

[Panelists: Tee Morris (mod), Patricia M. Cryan, KT Pinto, Suzanne
Rosin, Oz Drummond, James Prego]

Are people excluded from social circles if they can't or won't share
details of their life in places such as Facebook and LiveJournal


Sat 7:00 PM in Executive Suite 623 (1 hour)
OZ DRUMMOND (604)

[Panelists: Oz Drummond (mod)]
I think this is a reading and well, I'm not ready for an entire hour yet. I've offered this back to programming to be filled by someone else.


Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
SEXY SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY STORIES (445)

[Panelists: Oz Drummond (mod), Barbara Barnett, KT Pinto, Jennifer
Williams, Genevieve Iseult Eldredge]

How to combine sexual elements in your fiction


And at this point, I collapse in exhaustion. Parties? What parties? You want me to go to parties too???


Sun 12:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
IMPOSING CULTURAL STANDARDS ON THE ALIEN (487)

[Panelists: Ian Randal Strock (mod), Stephanie Burke, Helen Collins,
Oz Drummond]

Suppose you encounter extraterrestrial beings whose habits seem to
be morally dubious or downright evil. Should you attempt to reform
them? Does it make a difference if they look humanoid or look like
insects

The car will be packed before my panel. Make arrangements to see me before, like at breakfast. I want to get home before dark.