Americans, rejoice! For Angry Robot are, as we speak, piling into our titanium-armored tanks – you know – the ones with the death r… uh, fancy little radio aerials and brand new definitely-not-thermo-imaging-devices and heading to GenCon!

Over the four day event, which starts tomorrow, we’ll have an array of wonderful writers taking part in panels, seminars and signing sessions. Take a look below to see who’s going to be around and make sure to catch up with any / all of them. Fret not, us Robots are very friendly we promise! Especially if you love our books.

For more information on the con and to purchase tickets visit the GenCon website.

See you there!

Angry Robot Author Bruce R CordellBruce R Cordell

Friday 2PM
Sunless Citadel – SOLD OUT
Brave the dark halls of a dungeon swallowed up by the earth in ages past. Deal with warring tribes of monsters inside. Learn the secret in the citadel’s heart & break (or embrace) the curse within. This classic dungeon crawl by Bruce R. Cordell was originally published to be the 1st official adventure for the 3rd edition. It’s widely regarded as an excellent introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons game.
JW: 103: 2

Saturday 1PM
From Rations to Feasts
Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Cordell, Daniel Myer, and Aaron Rosenberg discuss food in times of feast and famine in science fiction and fantasy.
Marriott: Ballroom 1

Angry Robot author Shanna GermainShanna Germain

Thursday 3PM
Writing for a Themed Anthology
Congrats, you’ve been invited to write for a themed anthology! Now what? How far can you stretch a theme? James Lowder, Jason Sizemore, Jody Lynn Nye, and Shanna Germain can help!
Marriott: Boston

Thursday 5PM
Gen Con Insights
A premiere speaking experience in the gaming industry. Join us for this inaugural event where Presenters share their unique experience as Change Makers. Each will give a half hour presentation w/ Q&A.
ICC: 500 Ballroom/Reception

Friday 11AM
How Can Authors Use Instagram?
Instagram is more popular than ever. How can authors use it effectively and naturally to engage with readers? Anton Strout, Shanna Germain, Keith Law, and Karen Bovenmyer have some ideas.
Marriott: Atlanta

Friday 12PM
Playing in Someone Else’s Sandbox
Writing tie in fiction in a shared world can be fun and challenging. David Mack, Shana Germain, Tom Hoeler, and Gregory Wilson discuss how to break in and how to navigate the unique landscape.
Marriott : Marriott Ballroom 3-4

Saturday 11AM
Be Different, But Not Too Different – SOLD OUT
You need to separate your work from the pack, but being too different can make it tough to find an audience. Gregory Wilson, Max Gladstone, Richard Lee Byers, Shanna Germain can help!
Marriott: Austin

Saturday 1PM
The Fantasy Adventurer’s Survival Pack
What should characters bring on their journeys—and what should they not? Terry Brooks, Scott Lynch, Dana Cameron, and Shanna Germain weigh in!
Marriott : Marriott Ballroom 3-4

Saturday 4PM
Writer Talk: Creative Resilience
Author/game designer Shanna Germain talks about why creativity matters in hard times and how you can continue to do it, despite everything.
Marriott : Marriott Ballroom 3-4

Angry Robot author Carrie PatelCarrie Patel 

Thursday 11AM
Signing
ICC: EX Hall

Friday 2PM 
When Fantasy Jumps the Shark: How Far is Too Far – SOLD OUT 
Are there bounds to the realm of fantasy? Keith Baker, Carrie Patel, and Lisa Rodgers discuss the nebulous line between too much and not enough, and how to know when you’ve gone too far.
Marriott: Austin

Friday 4PM
Action!
Don’t just describe the action in your book. Make your readers live it via dialogue and details! David Mack, Carrie Patel, Elizabeth Bear, Erik Scott de Bie
Marriott: Ballroom 1

Saturday 10AM
Fundamentals of Branching Dialogue
Branching dialogue is featured in narrative-focused video games and allows players to forge their own paths through the story. Carrie Patel gives writers a high-level overview of how to implement it.
Marriott: Ballroom 1

Saturday 4PM
Signing
ICC: EX Hall

Saturday 5PM
Too Many Heroes?  – SOLD OUT 
Do old heroes need to die for new ones to emerge? How many protagonists can a story sustain? Chris Morgan, Jerry Gordon, Bill Fawcett, and Carrie Patel discuss Han Solo, Dumbledore, and more.
Marriott: Atlanta

Angry Robot author Patrick S TomlinsonPatrick S Tomlinson

Thursday 1PM
Signing
ICC: EX Hall

Friday 12PM
What’s Hot and What’s Not – SOLD OUT
Jim Minz, Patrick Tomlinson, Chris Morgan, and Lisa Rodgers discuss recent trends in science fiction, as well as past trends authors might want to avoid.
Marriott: Austin

Friday 1PM
Interstellar Travel – SOLD OUT 
What finally spurs us to reach for the stars? How will we do it? How realistic should books be about space travel? Patrick Tomlinson, Cat Rambo, Aaron Rosenberg, Bill Fawcett discuss.
Marriott: Atlanta

Friday 2PM
Mad Science: Technology and Character Conscience – SOLD OUT
Science is cool, but where is the line between helping mankind and megalomania? How much sacrifice for science is too much? Patrick Tomlinson, Robyn Bennis, and Toiya Finley discuss.
Marriott: Atlanta

Saturday 12PM
What Makes a Story Science Fiction
How do you know if the story you’re writing is really science fiction? Jim Minz, David Mack, Patrick Tomlinson, Jody Lynn Nye, and Cat Rambo can help you find the answer.
Marriott: Austin

Angry Robot author Tim WaggonerTim Waggoner

Thursday 11AM
Writing Convincing Monsters – SOLD OUT 
What exactly is a monster vs. another fantastical beast? How can authors capture what makes us truly afraid? Debbie Lynn Smith, Anne Bishop, Tim Waggoner, and Lucy A. Snyder give us tips.
Marriott: Atlanta

Friday 10AM 
Ask Me Anything with Tim Waggoner
Tim Waggoner is the author of horror, fantasy, young adult, and media tie-in fiction. He’s here to answer YOUR questions!
Marriott: Boston

Friday 11AM
Signing (with AR alumni Maurice Broaddus)
ICC: EX Hall: Book signing

Saturday 12PM
Dealing with Professional Envy 
Your best friend just got a three-book deal with a New York publisher. Now what? You’re jealous, that’s what. Eugene Fischer, Kelly McCullough, and Tim Waggoner discuss how to deal with it.
Marriott: Boston

*NB – times and venues are subject to change. Please consult your programme before attending events.

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