One of my other guest gigs this year is at the final Anomalycon held in Denver, CO March 17-19, 2017. If you’re able to join for this great con, it would be awesome. Really affordable steam punk y’all. Come through. Registration is still open.
Long schedule is long, so it goes under the cut.
Defense Against the Dark Arts – Friday 9pm
Being an activist, or sometimes just being a marginalized person who exists on the internet, or even writing a character the fans don’t expect, can result in a lot of harassment and online backlash that might even creep into your personal life. A discussion of how to protect yourself and your family as much as possible.
Participants: M. Davis, K. T. Bradford, T. DePass, N. Lightfoot
Care and Feeding of Authors – Saturday 11am
Do you have the unfortunate fortune to love a purveyor of wordsmithing? Authors talk about the best ways to support them.
Participants: E. Jackson, A. L. Kessler, T. DePass
Open World Mechanics and Storytelling – Saturday 12pm
Open World exploration is big in video games, akin to the enormous storylines of high fantasy novels, with thousands of pages and dozens of characters to track. Our experts discuss storytelling potential realized and lost in these scenarios.
Participants: T. DePass, B. Johnson
Livestreaming Your Platform – Saturday 3pm
For writers and artists, there are so many options for self-promotion that it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. While livestreaming takes time and skill, it sets creators apart from all of the social media experts with a massive following on Instagram and Twitter
Participants: T. DePass, S. Schafer
AnomalyCon Celebrity Tea Duel – Saturday 5pm
The grandest excitement on stage! Our biggest guests battle each other for the best cuppa
Participants: E. Sedia, T. Bradford, T. DePass, S. Litore, S. Glassman, A. Kristantina, E. Jackson, E. Soderstrom, Presented by Dryad Tea
Video Game Disasters – Saturday 7pm
Gamers and Storytellers talk about the worst narratives they’ve ever shelled for.
Participants: T. DePass, B. Johnson, K. Major
F*ck You, Pay Me – Saturday 8pm
Art is work, and shouldn’t be free. But there are thousands of examples of even big corporations searching for free creative talent. When is enough enough?
Participants: S. Menzel, S. Tatroe, Aria, K. Wang, T. DePass, M. Gillman
The Messiah/Hero Complex – Sunday 11am
Many stories, video games, and legends revolve around the idea of a young “chosen one” who is going to progress through the hero’s journey regardless of what they do to get there. How much of that story is wrapped up in Christianity embedded in our Western storytelling? What storytelling goes beyond this timeless trope?
Participants: S. Litore, T. DePass, K.T. Bradford, A. Brooks
We Need Diverse Games – Sunday 1pm
Video games suffer from the same tired old hero: white, grizzled, ruggedly handsome, and impossible capable. His family was probably taken away from him to motivate him as a hero. But we need more from our stories, and more for our money. We need representation. What still needs to be done, and what games are a good start.
The Monster in the Mirror Sunday 2pm
Imposter syndrome. Procrastination. Devestation. Bees. Our authors talk about some of their greatest fears and coping mechanisms.
Participants: E. Ann, M. Davis, T. DePass, C. Stoll