Martha Wells’s ArmadilloCon Schedule

We are so delighted that Martha Wells will be appearing at ArmadilloCon!

Here are the places to look for her during ArmadilloCon!

Cultural SF/F & Non-Western Fantasy Settings
Fri 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom E
D. A. Durham, E. Roberts, B. Jensen*, M. Wells
Far too many SFF settings rely on tropes of “medieval Europe” or “modern America” with the serial numbers only lightly buffed off, when there are whole worlds full of other options. Our panelists talk about finding and writing work that goes beyond those old tropes.

Writing Large Series
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom D
K. Baldwin, D. Cohen, M. R. Maresca, K. Redford, M. Wells*
Trilogies, pentologies, dodecologies, heptatriacontologies in three phases… how can anyone hope to keep anything straight in these gigantic epics? Especially the people trying to write them! Our panel talks about the perils, pitfalls and pleasures of writing stories of immense scope and scale.

Meet the 2021 Award Nominees
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom E
C. Brown, S. Felix, B. J. Stufflebeam*, M. Wells
Meet some of this year’s nominees for the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards.

Autographing
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Dealers’ Room
C. Brown, M. R. Maresca, C. Panatier, M. Wells

Reading
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Conference Center
Martha Wells

The Rise of the Novella Market
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Southpark A
D. Cherry, R. Klaw*, A. Latner, M. Wells
The growth of ebooks has led to an explosion of interest in shorter fiction and those who write it. Discussing the new opportunities from Tor.com, Tachyon, and others.

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David Liss’s ArmadilloCon Schedule

Meet Special Guest David Liss at ArmadilloCon! He will be talking about both comics and historical fantasy, autographing books, and even indulging in a round of Fannish Feud, ArmadilloCon’s annual fans vs. pros game!

Opening Ceremonies
Fri 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Ballroom D
N. Drayden, D. Liss, M. R. Maresca, G. Villarreal, J. Miles*
The formal start of the con. Get introduced to the con’s major guests, and attend the Meet the Pros party afterward.

Historical Fantasy
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom F
D. A. Durham*, D. Liss, J. M. McDermott, P. Sarath
Ranging back to the ancient world all to way up to living memory, history is filled with opportunities to tweak with magic or monsters to make into fresh fantasy settings. What’s the appeal of setting a novel outside the present? What perils crop up when your readers may personally remember that time period? How much research are you going to have to do? (A lot.)

David Liss Interview
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom D
D. A. Durham*, D. Liss
An interview with our Special Guest.

Autographing
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Dealers’ Room
R. Eudaly, D. Liss

Fannish Feud
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom D
A. Downum, D. Liss, M. R. Maresca, G. Villarreal, S. Felix, J. Juday, T. Wilson
Fans vs Pros trivia game.

Creators Talk Comics
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom D
P. Benjamin, B. Foster, D. Liss, A. Porter*
Our panel of professional comics writers and artists discuss the creative process and noteworthy comics and creators.

David Liss is the author of fourteen novels, as well as numerous novellas and short stories. His previous books include A Conspiracy of Paper which was named a New York Times Notable Book and won the 2001 Barry, MacAvity and Edgar awards for Best First novel. The Coffee Trader was also named a New York Times Notable Book and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the year’s 25 Books to Remember. Many of his novels are currently being developed for television or film.  Liss has worked on numerous comics projects, including Black Panther and Mystery Men for Marvel, The Spider and Green Hornet for Dynamite, and Angelica Tomorrow.

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Marshall Ryan Maresca’s ArmadilloCon Schedule

ArmadilloCon Special Guest Marshall Ryan Maresca is doing all kinds of fun things at ArmadilloCon!

Opening Ceremonies
Fri 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Ballroom D
N. Drayden, D. Liss, M. R. Maresca, G. Villarreal, J. Miles*
The formal start of the con. Get introduced to the con’s major guests, and attend the Meet the Pros party afterward.

Writing Large Series
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom D
K. Baldwin, D. Cohen, M. R. Maresca, K. Redford, M. Wells*
Trilogies, pentologies, dodecologies, heptatriacontologies in three phases… how can anyone hope to keep anything straight in these gigantic epics? Especially the people trying to write them! Our panel talks about the perils, pitfalls and pleasures of writing stories of immense scope and scale.

Autographing
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Dealers’ Room
C. Brown, M. R. Maresca, C. Panatier, M. Wells

Worldbuilding for Beginners and Masochists
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom E
J. Black, E. Cobbe, B. Jensen*, B. Liar, M. R. Maresca
How do you get started with worldbuilding? And how do you know when to stop? Do you ever stop? Do you need to stop? Or do you just keep going until it hurts? Our panelists explore the limits of world building, and how to get the most out of it by challenging presumptions of how fantasy worlds are “supposed” to be.

Marshall Ryan Maresca Interview
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom D
M. R. Maresca, T. Wagner*
An interview with our Special Guest.

Fannish Feud
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom D
A. Downum, D. Liss, M. R. Maresca, G. Villarreal, S. Felix, J. Juday, T. Wilson
Fans vs Pros trivia game.

Hopepunk
Sun Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom D
S. Kern*, M. R. Maresca, S. Leicht, T. Wagner
“Hopepunk is the opposite of grimdark.” Alexandra Rowland coined the term with that sentence, but what is ‘hopepunk’? Is it a subgenre, a style, a mood? Is it just fantasy where good people strive to do good in hopeful worlds? Or is there something deeper which needs exploring, especially in contrast to grimdark fantasy? And what does writing hopepunk fiction mean?

Shiny Seductive Sirens and Tying Yourself to the Mast
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom D
A. Fisher, M. R. Maresca*, K. Redford, J. Reisman, P. Sarath
It happens every time. You’re about a third of the way through a story, and you’re definitely out of the “honeymoon” stage of the project, when it hits: A Shiny New Idea. It’s so fun and exciting, definitely not work like the current one is. But you also know you NEED TO FINISH that current one. So how do you tie yourself to the proverbial mast so you can ignore those shiny sirens and sail through the rocky waters of the murky middle and finish your story?