February 7-9, I’ll be at…

February 7-9, I'll be at CapriCon (in Chicagoland). Hope to see some of you there -- I'll be selling and signing paperback copies of The Stars Change. :-)

Aging Your Characters
Friday, 02-07-2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm - Botanic Garden A
Sure, when you began writing your best selling series, your heroine was a kick-ass 23 year old, but as the books progress, she should age, losing some of her physical abilities and gaining in her wisdom. How do you treat the aging of your characters without losing your audience?

Characters Beyond Recognition
Saturday, 02-08-2014 - 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm - Birch B
J.K. Rowling has said, There comes a point where Susan, who was the older girl, is lost to Narnia because she becomes interested in lipstick. Shes become irreligious basically because she found sex. I have a big problem with that. What other characters were mistreated or altered beyond recognition by their original authors? What does it say about the authors, the literature, and the readers?

Autographing: Chu, Mohanraj, Wolfe
Saturday, 02-08-2014 - 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm - Autograph Table
Wesley Chu
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Gene Wolfe

Two Stories and Their Histories
Sunday, 02-09-2014 - 11:30 am to 12:45 pm - Birch B
Mary Anne Mohanraj will read from "The Stars Change" and Mary Robinette Kowal will read her work. Following the readings, they will discuss the research they had to do in order to bring the stories from their fevered imaginations to the page for your enjoyment and edification.

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