klwilliams: (Karen passport photo)
I'll be at FOGcon this weekend. This is a small, regional convention, with interesting panels and interesting people. It's one of my favorite cons, and takes place in March in a very barcon-friendly hotel.

My panels are:

Saturday, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Pitches, Presentations and Proposals: making your point without resorting to kidnapping your boss

I'm moderating, with panelists Marie Metivier-DeMasters, Alfred Nash, Loren Rhoads

Having to get a complicated point across in a brief "elevator pitch" -- or even in an actual presentation -- can be very intimidating, whether you have five minutes or fifty. The legal system and basic moral sense mean you can't really kidnap your audience for appropriate brainwashing: let's talk about tips for pitches, presentations and proposals that won't end in your humiliating arrest -- and that might get other people excited about your idea. Whether for work or passion, being effective often depends on communicating your idea compellingly. Learn the common -- and a few uncommon! -- mistakes, and how to avoid them.

Saturday, 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Reading by Chaz Brenchley, Ellen Klages, Ellen Kushner, and Karen Brenchley


Or as I call it, the Brenchley-Ellen-Ellen-Brenchley show, in which I will be very outclassed. But I'll read the beginning of my Friar Tuck story.

If you're there, look for me in the downstairs lounge area in front of the bar.
klwilliams: (Karen passport photo)
A repost, but FogCon will be fun.

I'll be going to FOGcon the weekend of March 7-9. I love this convention. It's a fairly new one, and I've gone every year since it started four years ago. The panels are interesting, the attendees are intelligent and friendly, the hotel is great (the bar/dining area is up front, so it's easy to meet up with friends old and new), and the guests are awesome. This year's guests will be Seanan McGuire and Tim Powers, so, yeah.

I'll be giving a reading and will be on three panels, one of which I'll be moderating. Given who else will be on the panels, I know they'll be interesting. :-)

Friday, 9:30 PM - 10:45 PM
"When Is Your Heroine Finally Going to Be Raped?"
M: Allison Moon. Seanan McGuire, Sasha Pixlee, Karen Williams

Saturday, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
"Reading: Brenchley, Klages, Williams"
Reading by Chaz Brenchley, Ellen Klages, and Karen Williams
OMG I'm going to be reading with Ellen Klages! And Chaz! And I'm not worthy! I mean, this should be interesting, as I'll be reading a bit from my gay Arabian Nights story.

Saturday, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
"Just because she's a manic pixie in black leather, doesn't stop her being The Angel in the House"
M: Karen Williams. Heina Dadabhoy, Daniel Marcus, Seanan McGuire, Mary Anne Mohanraj
Yes, I'm the moderator for this one, which should be wild.

Sunday, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
"Secret Identities"
M: Guy W. Thomas. Lauren K. Moody, Fred Curtis Moulton, Sasha Pixlee, Karen Williams

The entire lineup of panels looks great. Chaz will be on the "Honored Guest Panel -- Tim Powers" with, well, Tim Powers and some others. Come on down and join the con. You'll have a great time.
klwilliams: (Karen passport photo)
I'll be going to FOGcon the weekend of March 7-9. I love this convention. It's a fairly new one, and I've gone every year since it started four years ago. The panels are interesting, the attendees are intelligent and friendly, the hotel is great (the bar/dining area is up front, so it's easy to meet up with friends old and new), and the guests are awesome. This year's guests will be Seanan McGuire and Tim Powers, so, yeah.

I'll be giving a reading and will be on three panels, one of which I'll be moderating. Given who else will be on the panels, I know they'll be interesting. :-)

Friday, 9:30 PM - 10:45 PM
"When Is Your Heroine Finally Going to Be Raped?"
M: Allison Moon. Seanan McGuire, Sasha Pixlee, Karen Williams

Saturday, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
"Reading: Brenchley, Klages, Williams"
Reading by Chaz Brenchley, Ellen Klages, and Karen Williams
OMG I'm going to be reading with Ellen Klages! And Chaz! And I'm not worthy! I mean, this should be interesting, as I'll be reading a bit from my gay Arabian Nights story.

Saturday, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
"Just because she's a manic pixie in black leather, doesn't stop her being The Angel in the House"
M: Karen Williams. Heina Dadabhoy, Daniel Marcus, Seanan McGuire, Mary Anne Mohanraj
Yes, I'm the moderator for this one, which should be wild.

Sunday, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
"Secret Identities"
M: Guy W. Thomas. Lauren K. Moody, Fred Curtis Moulton, Sasha Pixlee, Karen Williams

The entire lineup of panels looks great. Chaz will be on the "Honored Guest Panel -- Tim Powers" with, well, Tim Powers and some others. Come on down and join the con. You'll have a great time.

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