Tyra will be getting her geek on at Conjuration this weekend (November 16-18). She's on a variety of panels including ones about podcasting. There will be a live broadcast on Facebook on The Geeky Side page on Saturday evening at 9:00 PM.
Make ’em Laugh: Humor in Fantasy - Friday 6:00 PM
This panel will discuss the joys and challenges of writing humorous fantasy.
Roll Your Character’s Dice: Using Role-Playing Game Character Creation in Your Writing - Saturday 10 AM
Creating characters can be a daunting task. Where do you start? Their motivations? General descriptions? Does your backstory inhibit or hurt your character? Role-playing games offer inspiration and a step-by-step guide to character creation. The concepts of alignment and class can help you start to get to know your characters. Also, RPGs use mythology and ancient cultures for inspiration and you can too. We will examine several RPG character creation mechanisms including Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons as well as the Harry Potter house sorting system. Help us create a character during the panel using these systems!
The Secrets of Successful Scifi & Fantasy Worldbuilding: - Saturday 3:00 PM
You’ve been inspired by stories and books from around the world, and now you want to create your own! But how do you get started? How do you create a three-dimensional and compelling world to grip your readers and carry your story forward? Join us to discuss the tricks and strategies professional authors use to create their worlds and characters, from language to environment, society, setting, technology, magic system and more!
Con-Casting: The Geeky Side Podcast Goes Live - Saturday 9 PM
The Geeky Side Podcast invites you to join us as we broadcast live from Conjuration! Want to join in the fun? Get your geeky side on as we include the audience in our first live broadcast. And if you want to talk directly into the mic, sit down in our guest chair and tell us about your geeky side! We’ll be talking about the Potterverse, what spells we wish we could cast in real life, houses, and all things geeky.
Muggle Podcasting: We Can Make a Wizard Out of You - Sunday 4 PM
Want to start a podcast for wizards and muggles to enjoy, but don't know which spell to use? The co-hosts of The Geeky Side Podcast cover the ups and downs of starting a new podcast from pre-podcast decisions to what to do once you go live for the entire wizarding world to enjoy. Topics will include: Picking a topic, deciding on a format, gathering equipment, recording, editing, hosting, uploading, and marketing your podcast with a website & social media.