My appearances at WorldCon76

The schedule is up and I’m on it five times! I’m not quite sure how that happened, but this wide-eyed first-timer is very grateful. You can find the whole shebang on the WorldCon site. But here are my appearances in a nutshell:

Thursday August 16, 2018

Carriger & Adina Talk Steampunk (tea and silliness optional) 

3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM  |  San Jose Convention Center, 210G

Gail Carriger (the Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol series) and Shelley Adina (the Magnificent Devices series) write steampunk with a feminist and funny bent. Join them for some laughter, some craft, some great clothes, and a little speculation about why steampunk lends itself so well to strong heroines.

Self-Publishing 101 

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM  |  San Jose Convention Center, 210G

Shelley Adina Mike Shepherd Moscoe Ursula Vernon

What’s working today, must-haves, and don’t-bothers for the indie published author.


Friday August 17, 2018

Making Your Prose Come Alive: Word-Level Polishing 

12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM  |  San Jose Convention Center, 212C

Moderator Shelley Adina Miriam Weinberg Alexandra Rowland Rivers Solomon Jack Skillingstead

Suppose your character arcs are clear, your tension is tight, your pacing is perfect. What about the words? How do you avoid plain, plodding prose? When should you go passive or active? When should sentences be longer or shorter? How many words should you cut from dialogue? Our panel of writers share their techniques and approaches!


3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM  |  San Jose Convention Center

Ann Leckie Fonda Lee Shelley Adina Nick Kanas Carrie Patel Stanley Schmidt


Sunday August 19, 2018

Reading: Shelley Adina 

4:30 PM  –  5:00 PM  |  San Jose Convention Center, 211A

A reading by Shelley Adina


2 thoughts on “My appearances at WorldCon76”

  1. Jodie EschJodie Esch

    A very full schedule. Sounds like a lot of fun. You’re with some very special folks!

  2. Barb RoseBarb Rose

    Wow! Good on ya! Certainly does sound like fun…..keep your voice in good shape my dear LOL!

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