During WorldCon in San Jose, I got to catch up with many of the friends I left behind in California. Between 3-4 local conventions per year and Borderlands Books serving as hubs of activity, the community there is as strong as ever. In Saint Louis, that community orbits around Archon and Left Bank Books. If you’re interested in getting to know some of the other pros, fans, and creative types at all levels, come hang out this October!
SF/STL! Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
Left Bank Books and Archon are proud to present SF/STL! A reading series for SFF authors and readers alike. I met Marina J. Lostetter at WorldCon, and I’m happy to say she’ll be joining us to celebrate her book, Noumenon Infinity!
Archon 42! October 12 – 14, 2018
- Science and Fantasy: Where the Magic Lies
17:00 – 18:00, Marquette A (Gateway Center)
Why do science fiction and fantasy get so often placed in opposition? Are there fundamental differences between scientific and magical worldviews, in fiction and beyond? Or are these just different sources of wonder?
Joey Froehlich (M), Christine Amsden, Setsu Uzume, Kasey Mackenzie, Charlie Jane Anders
- What is Your Process?
10:00 – 11:00, St. Clair A & B (DoubleTree – Collinsville)
Pen and paper, room completely silent, 20 year old notes? What is the best way for you to create your stories? Do you ever change it up?
Donna J. W. Munro (M), Eddie Wilson, Setsu Uzume, Kathleen Collins, Dr. Mike Phoenix
- I Have a Great Idea!: How to Submit and Run a Panel at Archon
13:00 – 14:00, Illini A (Gateway Center)
Interested in running a panel, but unsure how to get started or what to do? Panel veterans to the rescue!
Setsu Uzume (M), Mr. Vito Pandolfo, Erin McFadden, Donald Price
- Religion and its Place in Science Fiction and Fantasy
15:00 – 16:00, Madison C & D (DoubleTree – Collinsville)
Plenty of our favorite worlds have their own religion, or have a mix of real world religions. How do they stem from what we know in the real world?
Setsu Uzume (M), David Benem, Benjamin C. Kinney, Ms Judi Cook
- The Hero Quest
10:00 – 11:00, Marquette A (Gateway Center)
The original story. How to use it within your writing and make it yours.
Mr Brian Trent (M), Setsu Uzume, Jimmy D. Gillentine, Mrs. E Susan Baugh, Donna J.W. Munro