I’m thrilled to be a part of Can*Con | The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature (Sept. 21-23). It’s Ottawa’s original science fiction convention and this year will feature a strong horror and comic book presence.
Ottawa’s Mirror Comics will have a strong showing. Ottawa professors Sean Moreland and Aalya Ahmad will be promoting their horror anthology Postscripts to Darkness. And my friend and horror writer Lydia Peever (Nightface) will be hitting a few panels.
My friend Derek Kunsken has been busting his butt to put together this year’s programming. Finally locked down, below are the panels I will be sitting on. Odd note: I am moderating every panel I am on. Fear my moderating fury!
If you want to come to Can*Con, you can still register on the Can*Con site.
Saturday, September 22
OMG! There are 3 scifi/fantasy writers groups in Ottawa! Let’s make more!
Geoff Gander, Matt Moore (m), Leslie Brown, Jennifer Michaud
Horror Reading: What works of horror are scaring the @&%# out of you?
Aalya Ahmad, Brett Savory, Matt Moore (M), Sandra Kasturi, Sean Moreland
I’ll be reading my 2013 Aurora Award-eligible short story “Delta Pi” from Torn Realities.
What should writers aim to get from marketing?
Matt Moore (m), Leah Bobet, Marie Bilodeau, Allan Isfan
ChiZine Publications Party
Brett Alexander Savory, Sandra Kasturi, John Park, me and ALL THE COOL PEOPLE!
Sunday, September 23
Matt Moore (m), Marie Bilodeau, Jennifer Michaud
Marketing Magazines: Audience advice to publishers
Matt Moore (m)
Advice Receivers: Leah Bobet, Paul Jarvey, Allan Isfan