Hey science fiction and fantasy lovers in or near Portland, Oregon! It’s that time of year again: time for OryCon!
This Friday through Sunday, hundreds (if not thousands) of fans will gather at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront for a variety of fannish activities and events. Come find out who wins the Endeavour Award this year, check out the Costume Contest, or catch a reading by your favorite author. There’s plenty to see and do!
Here’s where you can find me this weekend (when I’m not at the bar):
Friday, November 20
ORC Open Read and Critiques (Session A)
Same as it ever was: bring the first ~3 pages of your work to read aloud and get instant feedback from fellow writers. Sign-up sheets will be available outside the Salmon room (3rd floor) by Friday morning. See detailed ORC Rules and FAQs.
ORC Open Read and Critiques (Session B)
Let’s do the time warp again. See note above on how to find Salmon room!
Sci-Fi Ask Me Another! (Quiz Show)
Contestants wanted! My fellow VP alum Jeff Soesbe and I need audience volunteers to compete in our grand experiment, a live game show modeled after the NPR program but themed for genre fans. All are welcome! (We’ll sneak you in even if you don’t have a con badge. Don’t tell Registration.) It’ll be great! You’ll love it! DID I MENTION WE ARE GIVING AWAY BOOKS AND OTHER FABULOUS PRIZES?
Saturday, November 21
ORC Open Read and Critiques (Session C)
This again? See note above on how to find Salmon room!
ORC Open Read and Critiques (Session D)
THE NEXT GENERATION. See note above on how to find Salmon room!
Intro to Computer Science Jargon for Authors and Editors
And then there’s Maude.
Sunday, November 22
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