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Bound for Life, The Universe, and Everything 2018!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 9, 2018

This time next week, I’ll be at LTUE in Provo, Utah – “Life, the Universe, and Everything.” It’s a symposium for writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, academics, and students all about science fiction and fantasy. The panels and discussions range from nuts-and-bolts craft and technique to specialty subjects like logistics of how you keep an army supplied and fed, or presentation of papers like “Dead Dad, Bad Dad, No Dad, Real Sad: Perpetuation of ‘Mother-Madonna, Father-Devil’ in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.”

I will be on three panels this time around. On Friday the 16th at Noon, I’ll be on a gaming panel on “Emergent Narrative.” I’ll definitely be approaching it from a video game perspective, but it’s bound to be a fun discussion on how you structure a game to interactively develop a story with the players (or encourage players to come up with their own narrative). FUN!   At 5:00 Friday evening, I’ll be on “The Future of Virtual Reality” which should be a very lively discussion about a technology near and dear to my heart, which I now get to play with professionally. 🙂  The following hour, I’ll be moderating the “SF/F – Were they ever the same?” panel. I’m really excited about this one. It will include Scott Tarbet, Sarah Hoyt, and Todd McCaffrey. I’m assuming the answer will not be an unqualified “no” from each of them, or it’ll be a really short panel.

Following that, there’ll be a mass book-signing which I’ll be participating in, along with a whole lot of others. It’ll be fun. Two years ago I participated and mainly signed copies of Sibyl’s Scriptorium. Last year I just bummed around and talked to other authors. My novel isn’t out yet, but I’ll have copies of at least StoryHack #1, Mirages & Speculations, and whatever other anthologies / magazines I can scrounge up.

During the rest of the symposium, I’ll be around: Usually in panels and classes, but also at the Xchyler / Local Utah Authors table in the dealer’s room, hanging with my daughter–artist Rowan North, or just talking to people in the halls. Come and say hi if you are there!


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