Schedule

SSWS 2017 Programming (information subject to change)

 

WEDNESDAY 2/1/17 – CRAFT DAY (ADD-ON)

8:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 World-building with Kevin J. Anderson

9:30 Plotting, Outlining, and Story Structure with James A. Owen

10:30 Step One: Blowing Things Up with Jim Butcher

11:30-1:00 LUNCH “on your own”

1:00 Step Two: Making People Care About It with Jim Butcher

2:00 Character-building with Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta

3:00 How to Enchant Your Reader with David Farland

4:00 Revising Your Manuscript with Jody Lynn Nye

5:00 Open Q&A

 

THURSDAY 2/2/17

8:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 The Harder I Work with Kevin J. Anderson

9:30 Traditional Publishing panel with Claire Eddy, Kristin Nelson, Lisa Mangum

10:30 Listen Up! with Steve Feldberg

11:30-1:00 LUNCH “on your own”

1:00 (3 options)

  • The Art of the Pitch with Lisa Mangum
  • Adventures in the Trenches of Game Writing & Editing with David Farland and Josh Vogt
  • Scrivener – Beginning Level with Patrick Hester (not recorded)

 2:00 (3 options)

  • Ebooks and Indy Publishing with Mark Lefebvre
  • Dissecting a Contract with Scott Boone and Nancy Greene
  • Pitch Practice Speed-dating with Lisa Mangum, Joshua Essoe, Chris Mandeville (not recorded)

 3:00 (3 options)

  • Traditional, Indy, and Hybrid Author panel with Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, James A. Owen, David Butler, Mark Lefebvre
  • Working with a Freelance Editor panel with Rebecca Moesta, David Farland, Joshua Essoe, Pam McCutcheon
  • Manuscript Formatting/Styles Management with Quincy Allen (not recorded)

4:00 Agenting in a Changing Industry with Kristin Nelson

5:00 Open Q&A with faculty (TBD)

6:00 OPENING MIXER/RECEPTION (Sponsored by Kobo Writing Life)

 

FRIDAY 2/3/17

8:30 Self-promotion and Tribe Building panel with Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, Mark Lefebvre, Jody Lynn Nye

9:30 (4 options)

  • Building Your Personal Brand panel
  • Ergonomics with Rebecca Moesta and Lisa Mangum
  • Uploading Ebooks with Mark Lefebvre, AJ Mayall, Quincy Allen (not recorded)
  • One-on-One Pitches with Claire Eddy (by appointment, not recorded)

10:30 Discoverability panel with Kristin Nelson, Jim Butcher, David Farland, Pam McCutcheon

11:30-1:00 LUNCH “on your own”

1:00 (3 options)

  • What Editors Are Looking For panel with Claire Eddy, David Butler, Lisa Mangum
  • Booksignings, Social Media, and Other Promo panel with David Farland, Alexi Vandenberg, Jody Lynn Nye, Kevin Ikenberry
  • Scrivener – Intermediate Level with Patrick Hester (not recorded)

 2:00 (4 options)

  • An Agent Reads the Slush Pile with Kristin Nelson
  • Bookbub with Kevin Ikenberry and Pam McCutcheon
  • Formatting for Print with Quincy Allen – Part 1 (not recorded)
  • One-on-One Pitches with Claire Eddy (by appointment, not recorded)

 3:00 (4 options)

  • Jim Butcher Saves the World (or something like that) with Jim Butcher
  • Dirty Secrets of Publishing with Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
  • Formatting for Print with Quincy Allen – Part 2 (not recorded)
  • One-on-One Pitches with Kristin Nelson (by appointment, not recorded)

4:00 Open Q&A with faculty (TBD)

4:45 Drawing Out the Dragons with James A. Owen

7:00 VIP Dinner (ticketed event – now sold out)

 

SATURDAY 2/4/17

7:00 Eggs Benedict Breakfast (ticketed event, now sold out; not recorded)

8:30 The State of the Industry & What’s Next panel with Claire Eddy, Kristin Nelson, James A. Owen

9:30 (4 options)

  • Comics & Graphic Novels panel with Kevin J. Anderson, James A. Owen
  • Writing for the Ear with Steve Feldberg
  • Live Editing with Lisa Mangum (not recorded)
  • Small Group Critique (pre-registration required, not recorded)

10:30 Editing, Publishers, the Industry, etc. with Claire Eddy

11:30-1:00 LUNCH “on your own”

1:00 (4 options)

  • Hollywood Gotchas with David Farland
  • Pros & Cons: How to Make the Most of a Convention Appearance with Jody Lynn Nye
  • Scrivener – Advanced Level with Patrick Hester (not recorded)
  • Small Group Critique (pre-registration required, not recorded)

 2:00 (4 options)

  • Collaboration panel with Rebecca Moesta, Jody Lynn Nye, Todd McCaffrey
  • Podcasting panel with Steve Feldberg, Patrick Hester, Joshua Essoe, Mark Lefebvre
  • Productivity with Kevin J. Anderson (not recorded)
  • Small Group Critique (pre-registration required, not recorded)

 3:00 (4 options)

  • How to Build an Intellectual Property panel with Jim Butcher, Kevin J. Anderson, Todd McCaffrey
  • Ask a Lawyer panel with Nancy Greene and Scott Boone
  • Small Group Critique (pre-registration required, not recorded)
  • Small Group Critique (pre-registration required, not recorded)

4:00 Finding the Balance: Being a Writer in the Real World panel with all faculty

4:45 Open Q&A with all faculty