Friday 2 PM – Waterton
Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect
Ron S. Friedman – What is Chaos Theory? Where has it been used in fiction? And how can it be used to write fiction? “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Friday 5 PM – Waterton
SpaceX and the New Space Race
Ron S. Friedman – The latest updates from SpaceX, Blue Origin, NASA, the Dark Side of the Moon, and where Canada can fit in the new space race
Saturday 11 AM – Bonavista
Living in a Multi-Cultural World
Jennifer Rahn, Rena Mason, Ron S. Friedman, Winston Pei, Calvin D. Jim [M]
We live in a world made up of peoples of diverse races, ethnicities, and cultures. Yet, as readers and writers, we often forget that we live in such a world. Panellists will discuss their experiences living as an ethnic minority in North America. Panellists may also have suggestions on further reading, favourite authors, and tips on writing characters who are persons of colour. Come with your questions and an open mind.
Saturday 4 PM – Waterton
Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology!
Diane Morrison, Claire Ryan, Ron S. Friedman
We’ll be reading from some of the stories and Diane will talk about her vision for the anthology and the Weird West subgenre. Please feel free to come in your best steampunk or cowboy outfit, or as your banquet character!
Saturday 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Parkland-Bonavista-Willow Park (2 Hours)
Sunday 12 PM – Heritage
Blue Pencil Café
Ron S. Friedman – Bring the first page or two of your manuscript (max 1000 words, typed, double-spaced) for 1-on-1 feedback from an editor