This is an unofficial announcement, so don’t make plans until you see an update on the OryCon 34 web site, but: I am running the Open Read and Critique (ORC) sessions again this year, but instead of a solid three-hour block of ORCs on Friday and Saturday, I’m splitting off the last hour on each day and moving it to nighttime.
Why the change? Well, ever since I started doing this back in 2009, I’ve noticed that the final session on each day has been poorly attended. I’ve also gotten a few requests for late-night sessions, so that people who work the con during the day, or aspiring writers prefer panels to parties–and thus are freer after dinnertime–can also participate.
I personally like to do a bit of party-cruising at cons, but I figured I’d try moving that poorly-attended third ORC session to 8:00 PM on both days and see what happens. The demand is certainly there for the earlier sessions, and people have even asked about having Sunday sessions; but I’d like to see how this modification goes before considering additions.
Anyway, official info should be up next week, and you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions. Hope to see you in November!