If you happens to be in Salt Lake Comic Convention, and you crave the company of villains, join the villains panel with your humble servant.
What Makes a Lovable Villain?
From Dracula to Cersei Lanister, the greatest villains have the audience rooting for them with guilty glee. Why do the best villains always have something that makes us love them and what makes a great villain so compelling? Writers will sit down and discuss what makes a compelling villain and what they put into their own bad guys to make them fun to write and to read.
With Ramon Terrell, John Dover, Ron S. Friedman, E.E. King, Angie Lofthouse, Brian McClellan
I’ll also have a couple of book signing events.
Friday 3 PM – Waterton
War Stories Madelaine Shaw-Wong, Bret Cousins, Michael Skeet, Ron S. Friedman [PM] What are the benefits and challenges of setting a story during a war? What explains the enduring appeal of this genre? What are the dangers in choosing which side of the war to tell?
Friday 4 PM – Rundle
How to Build a Time Machine – Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe Ron S. Friedman Amazon.ca #1 Bestseller in Time Travel, review Time-Travel scenarios in fiction, film, and TV, and discuss the possibility of building physically plausible time machine… in your story
Saturday 10 AM – Acadia
Game Theory – Spice Up Your Plot Ron S. Friedman A fiction writer with a degree in Economics, Ron S. Friedman explores game theory scenarios to create creative and genuine conflicts in your story
Saturday 7 PM – Canmore
Diversifying Your Writing Sarah Kades Graham, Adam Dreece, Michael Skeet, Ron S. Friedman Should I diversify my writing or stay in one genre or sub-genre? What are potential pitfalls, or bonuses, of each? Join us as our panel enjoys a lively discussion on this timeless question.
Saturday 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Parkland-Bonavista-Willow Park (2 Hours)
Sunday 11 AM – Bonavista
The Alternate Alternate History Panel Michael Skeet, Ron S. Friedman, Ronald (R.J.) Hore, Therese Greenwood, Joe Compton [M] The ‘what if’ panel. How history would evolve if one event changes? What if China was the first to discover America? What if the Great Library had not been burnt, Hitler had nukes, or the South had won the US civil war? Explore why The Man in the High Castle and other alternate history stories are appealing to so many readers.
Sometimes you find yourself on a cover of a magazine.
MilitarySF bundle compiled by Kevin J. Anderson.
My novel included.
The bundle is available until July 19th 2018.
Ron S. Friedman
RON S. FRIEDMAN, a Canadian-Israeli author of TYPHOON TIME, ESCAPE VELOCITY, is an Amazon.ca #1 Best Seller in Time-Travel. His Quora blog has over 1,700,000 views.
THE DOOM AND GLOOM PRESENTATION – FOR POST APOCALYPSE ENTHUSIASTS
Thursday July 12, 2018 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A review different scenarios for human extinction before 2100. Hostile Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology weapons, climate change, nuclear war, pandemic and good old alien invasion.
Thursday July 12, 2018 8:15 pm to 9:15 pm
Learn how to use evolution, consciousness and behavior science to create a three-dimensional villain that can believably confront the hero. Eliminate the BS factor and the pitfalls of a simplistic moustache-twirling bad guy.
Additionally, I sat at the following panels:
- Writing: Ask a Writer
- Writing: The Worst Story I Ever Wrote: Dealing With Rejections
- Writing: World-Building in Short Stories