Arisia 2020 Preliminary Schedule

I’ll be attending my first Arisia this January. Here is my preliminary schedule. I’ll let you know of any changes.

Friday – 5:30 PM — Where Shall I Begin?

Gordon Linzner, James Hailer, A. L. Kaplan, Alex Feinman, Kristin Janz

The easy answer to starting a story is beginning the moment the conflict is introduced, but how do you know when that is? Answering this question and whether or not to prologue, panelists will explore the unique challenge of starting a story in settings with thousands of different worlds, millennia of history, and dozens of characters.

Sunday – 2:30 PM – Writing in Brief

A. L. Kaplan, Timothy Goyette, Ian Randal Strock, Laurence Raphael Brothers

Could Flash fiction (stories shorter than 1000 words) be one of the literary forms best adapted for the Tweeting, FOMO, Entertainment-on-Demand moment we are living in? What are writers doing with the ultra short story? How can 1000 or less words really be enough to tell a complete (or mostly complete) story. Panelists will bring examples of flash fiction (which in some cases could be read entire) and techniques for boiling fiction to its most basic elements.

January 17-20, 2020: Arisia
Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
“New England’s Largest, Most Diverse Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention”

See you there!

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of

Star Touched       and     Wolf Dawn

Startouched front cover2   Wolf Dawn 13

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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