ConGregate Day 2
As mentioned last week, I will be a guest at ConGregate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from July 11-13. Here is my full schedule.
I have to admit Saturday is the day I am most excited for. It starts with my first-ever book signing, then moves on to a panel about strong women inspired by words from Aaron Allston. After a second signing, I get to talk about podcasting. Between Fangirls Going Rogue and Assembly of Geeks, podcasting has expanded my fangirl potential. Finally, the day ends with me moderating a panel on what else but Star Wars!
Saturday, July 12, 11:00am
Signing: Pamela K. Kinney/Tricia Barr
Pamela K. Kinney • Tricia Barr
Saturday, July 12, 2:00pm
The Myth of Strong Women
Moderated by Edmund Schubert.
Guests: Emily Lavin Leverett • Janine K. Spendlove • Tricia Barr • Rhonda Oglesby
Aaron Allston once wrote that he felt “… that most female characters, when used as protagonists and depicted in a well-rounded fashion, constitute strong women. Of course, a strong woman can be badly depicted, at which point she’s no longer a protagonist. She’s little more than a water heater with a woman’s name.” So how do you write a strong woman as something other than a man with a woman’s name? What are some examples of strong women?
Saturday, July 12, 4:00pm
Signing: AJ Hartley/Tricia Barr
Saturday, July 12, 9:00pm
What’s new in Podcasting?
Moderated by Rhonda Oglesby.
Guests: Tricia Barr • Doc Geressy • Chuck Carte
Podcasts are a unique way to reach an audience. What’s new in the podcasting world? What geeky podcasts are out there and why should we listen to them?
Saturday, July 12, 10:00pm
Will Star Wars become the next Marvel?
Moderated by Tricia Barr
Guests: Tony Finkelstein • Tom Hutchens
With the news that Disney will create not two, as originally reported, but three spin off movies for Star Wars, it’s looking a lot like they plan to capitalize on Star Wars, much like they have with The Avengers franchise. Our panelists will discuss what types of stories they would like to see, and which characters they think should be highlighted.
Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library’s successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena’s Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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