I mentioned in a post back in April that I'll be giving a seminar on medieval food preservation at GenCon this August. As of the close in registration, there are over 30 people who have signed up. In addition to that seminar, I'll be participating in the seminars below:
Food in Fiction 8/14/08 10:00-11:00 AMDon’t starve your main character. Don’t force your villain to drink the wrong vintage of wine with his macaroni and cheese. Little details like food help make your fiction real and add depth to your characters. In fantasy and science fiction, it can also reveal important information about climate and culture. Panelists: Daniel Myers, Chris Pierson, Elizabeth Vaughan, Brad Beaulieu
Worldbuilding: Class Struggle 8/16/08 9:00-10:00 AM
What makes society divide into caste and class? We’ll take a look at historical and present-day structures and how to use various elements to develop classes in your world. Panelists: Tim Waggoner, Richard Lee Byers, Daniel Myers, Sabrina Klein, Paul Genesse
Worldbuilding: Build From the Ground Up 8/16/08 10:00-11:00 AM
Build from the physical world and not the culture. Learn how geography influences a society’s development. For example, deserts create a reverence for water, and migratory patterns for sustenance. Learn how to let the terrain shape your people. Panelists: Sabrina Klein, Daniel Myers, Tim Waggoner, Steven Schend, Paul Genesse
It's shaping up to be a good convention. If you can make it, stop by one of the seminars and say "Hi".