CapClave 2013

I will be at CapClave this weekend. You can find me at the following program items:

Saturday, 11 am, Rockville/Potomac
“1001 uses for an unpublished story”

Laura Anne Gilman, Larry Hodges, Victoria Janssen (moderator), Craig Alan Loewen, Alan Smale
Sometimes they sell, sometimes they don’t; what do you do with your unsold stories? Do you ever write anything you know can’t be sold? Do you mine the novel in your trunk?

Saturday, 4 pm, Salon B
“Doctor Who”

Kate Baker, Victoria Janssen (moderator), Kathyrn Morrow, Hildy Silverman, Jon Skovron
Doctors have become more emotional. Peter Capaldi is the 12th doctor; what adventures will he have? Will the BBC accept a different kind of Doctor? One of color, female, or transgender?

Sunday, 9 am, Salons CDE
“City Faerie Folk – Urban Fantasy in the Mainstream”

Victoria Janssen (moderator), Patrick Scaffido, Michelle D. Sonnier
Once a fringe segment of genre writing, Urban Fantasy is growing in popularity. Who are the authors that are leading the charge? What is it about the writing that is drawing in legions of fans? Does putting magic in the present day make it more mundane or all the greater for the contrast?

Sunday, 2 pm, Salons CDE
“Robot Love and Alien Dating”

Victoria Janssen (moderator), Marianne Mancusi, Kathyrn Morrow
Romance is hot. It sells. How does romance fit into Science Fiction? Or does it? Can the elements of a classic romance work in SF/fantasy? How do writers balance the two elements? Is Science Fiction Romance an oxymoron?

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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