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Capclave 2020

Like most every other convention, Capclave will be a virtual convention. It’s one of my favorites, so hopefully this gives more people an opportunity to discover them. $10 gets you a membership to the virtual convention. If you purchase a full membership for next year’s convention, you get the virtual convention for free. Information here.

Saturday 10/17

12:00 PM – Ask Me Anything – Editor Edition
Scott H. Andrews (mod), Neil Clarke, Sarena Ulibarri, Troy Wiggins

9:00 PM – Dodo Fantastic: Writing for Themed Anthologies
Michael D. Pederson (mod), Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Hildy Silverman, Joshua Palmatier, Neil Clarke

Sunday 10/18

10:30 AM Kaffeeklatsch – Neil Clarke

3:00 PM – Intro to Short Fiction Markets
A. T. Greenblatt (mod), Karlo Yeager Rodriguez, Neil Clarke, Sarena Ulibarri, Scot Noel

C’monfluence

I’ll be participating in the virtual C’monfluence Conference this weekend. (Schedule and attendance information)

Friday 10/02/2020

5:00 – 5:50 PODCAST PANEL (Track 1)  – Podcasters talk about how they  put together material, how they use podcasting to strengthen their brand and possibly some of their plans to use podcasting for their own nefarious ends.  (Scott Edelman, Alan Bailey, Gail Carriger, Neil Clarke, J. Thorn)

7:00 – 7:50 KLATSCH (Track 4) – Bring your beverage of choice and come hang out with Neil. This interactive, social chat is limited to 15 participants. Some spaces will be determined via a lottery system.

Saturday 10/03/2020

2:00 – 2:50 THE BUSINESS OF WRITING (Track 2) – What’s a con with all these writers if you don’t talk about what they do after the story is written. (Gay Haldeman, Neil Clarke, Gail Carriger, Tamora Pierce, Herb Kauderer)

4:00 – 4:50 THE EVOLVING SHORT STORY MARKET (Track 1) – “Over the Transom”” doesn’t mean what it used to mean. Best advice from editors about what it takes to make an impression in the market. (Jane Noel, Scot Noel, Neil Clarke, Catherine Lundoff)

2020 NASFIC (Virtual)

 
I’m participating in this year’s NASFIC (a con normally held when the Worldcon is outside the US) this weekend. It was supposed to be in Columbus, but like everything else this year, they’ve had to make some adjustments and become a virtual convention.

Here’s their program schedule. I’ll be on the following program items:

The Future of Anthologies (Saturday 11:00 AM)
Jason Sanford (M), Dominik Parisien, Lucy A. Snyder, and Neil Clarke

Our highly-regarded panel of editors discuss current trends in and future of anthologies.

 

COVID-FX: Traditional Publishing (Sunday 2:00 PM)
Dave Ring, Neil Clarke, and Pablo Defendini

Our panel of traditional publishers talk about the state of SF/F publishing since the pandemic. What’s changed, what’s not?

Relampeio Festival 2020

 
Brazil-based Relampeio International Literary Festival will be presenting live online interviews with an assortment of international members of the SF/F/H community. I’ll be among this year’s participants with an interview scheduled for this Sunday. All interviews will be available via their YouTube channel and presented in either English, Spanish, or Portuguese. English and Spanish program items will also be translated into Portuguese.

Flights of Foundry Online Convention

 
This weekend, I’ll be participating in a new online convention called Flights of Foundry. It’s an ambitious project with tons of programming scheduled throughout the weekend. You can register and find out more details at: www.eventbrite.com/e/flights-of-foundry-2020-registration-101961294978. Registration is free, but a donation is requested.

The full schedule can be found at: flightsoffoundry2020.sched.com and I’ll be on the following panels:

Bringing International SFF into the English-speaking World
Saturday, May 16 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Behind the Scenes at a Speculative Literary Magazine
Sunday, May 17 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST

How to Stand Out in the Short Story Submission Pile – Advice For How to Get Your Stories Noticed by Professional Markets
Sunday, May 17 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

How Much Can I Charge for My Labor of Love?
Sunday, May 17 • 6:00pm – 7:00pm EST

Twitch

 
I tend to be a stay-at-home kind of person, but I’ve had to cancel traveling to a lot of conventions and events in the last year. One of the things I tend to enjoy the most about those events is the interactions I have with fellow attendees (fans and professionals).

Later this month, I’ll be hosting some online short fiction-related panels with some friends and colleagues, but Kate has been pushing me to try using Twitch for more “just me” stuff. I’ve created an account and plan on holding informal kaffeeklatsch-like events there. If that sentence doesn’t make sense to you, let me translate…

Twitch is a video streaming site. If you go to this page, you’ll find my profile there and can sign up to be notified when I’m “streaming” (on camera and available). I can’t see the audience members, but they can “talk” to me via the chat room. At conventions, a kaffeeklatsch (or a literary beer) is an informal event where you can go and have a group chat with one of the guests. The participants ask questions about the work you do and other related stuff.

I’m going to give this a try and see how it goes. The first session will be Thursday, April 9 at 1PM EDT. How long it runs will completely depend on the audience. Hope to “see” some of you there. (If this works out, I’ll schedule others at different times and different days. Not trying to favor any one particular time zone here.)

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