While I don’t yet have final schedules, I plan to attend the following conferences this year, either in person or virtually:
- The 2023 Nebula Conference (May 12-14)
- Readercon 2023 (July 13-16)
- GenCon (August 3-6)
- The Writing Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat (September 3-11)
Recaps & Recordings
While it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, I really enjoy being on panels – the conversations are usually wonderful and I always walk away with new things to think about or put into practice. For example, I spoke on a panel about freelancing at the 2022 Nebula Conference and was buzzing with enough ideas afterward that I had to share some of the tips and tricks that work well for me in a Twitter thread here
In recent years, I’ve loved the opportunity to be a part of more panels as a viewer and participant thanks to the number of cons that were either virtual or hybrid. A few of the ones I’ve been a part of remain available for viewing on YouTube, including:
- Beyond Kings & Castles in Fantasy Worldbuilding, a panel I moderated at Big Bad Online with game designers Kelly Loza, Pam Punzalan, and Kelly Tran
- Games Writing and Prose Writing In Conversation, a panel at the Dream Foundry conference with writers Monte Lin and Aaron A. Reed, moderated by Stephen Granade
- Short Stories are Not Baby Novels, a panel at the Dream Foundry conference with S.B. Divya, Jose Pablo Iriarte, and Todd Sanders, moderated by Jaymee Goh
- Race and Science Fiction, a Writers Roundtable with writers Carlos Hernandez, Cadwell Turnbull, and Alaya Dawn Johnson, moderated by Joy Sanchez-Taylor.
Exciting news! Starting in 2023, I’m joining the core cast of the amazing podcast Writing Excuses, which I’ve had the chance to join as a guest a few times in the past (episodes listed below). I won’t be listing all the new episodes here, because that would take up a ton of space, but feel free to check us out at writingexcuses.com.