Philcon 2014 Schedule

Here’s where you can find me at Philcon this year.

Sat 5:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three
The Capaldi Report: A New Who
Victoria Janssen (mod), Gordon Linzner, Deborah Stanish, Rebecca Robare, Christine Norris, Gail Z. Martin
With the first season of Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor concluded and fandom awaiting the Doctor Who Christmas special, what has worked and what has not? Has this new “alien” Doctor worked out well?  How has Moffat’s new season helped or hurt the arrival of the new Time Lord?  Where do Capaldi and Doctor Who go from here?

Sat 6:00 PM in Plaza III
Is Fandom Still Producing The Next Generation Of Writers?
Elektra Hammond (mod), Anastasia Klimchynskaya, Victoria Janssen, Steve Wilson
There was a time when virtually all of the hot new writers (like Asimov, Bradbury, Pohl and Kornbluth) came up through the ranks of organized fandom.  This seems to be less true today. Is that the case?  Would it be a bad thing or just a sign of the field broadening its appeal?

Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza II
Expanding A Short Story Into A Novel
Hildy Silverman (mod), Brian Koscienski, Sally Wiener Grotta, Victoria Janssen, Mike McPhail, Fran Wilde
Many shorter works, from “Flowers for Algernon” to “Ender’s Game” have been successfully expanded into novels.  How is this done? Are there times when this is not a good idea?

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.