Join us as we host panel discussions, cover wars, and more. If you’re an author or blogger, be sure to register today for the science-fiction genre events! Readers can tune in during the con and visit our author booths and blog hops when they are posted. You will not want to miss out on the simulation.
Our talented Sci-Fi authors come together for a discussion on how they built the worlds of their books and what readers will find there. Offered 4 different times over the weekend. (Limit 5 per time slot, Mar 5 event is fully booked.) Find out more.
Artificial Intelligence Panel
March 5th at 4 pm EST/ 9 pm GMT/ March 6th 8 am AEDT
Join other authors to discuss artificial intelligence in your own work and beyond. FULL
Building Better Aliens
Mar 5 6PM EST/11PM GMT/Mar 7 10AM AEDT
All too often the aliens in science fiction are either humans with bad nose jobs or make no sense biologically. This panel will explore the science and logic of making realistic alien species for use in science fiction. What do you chaps think? (Limit 5) Sign up now.
Pity You Can’t Publish It: Remastering Fan Fic Panel
March 5th 8PM EST / March 6th 1AM GMT / 12PM AEDT
So you’ve written a great fan fic but you know it’s a dead end because of copyright or is it. Tricks and ways that a fan fic can be cut up and re-mastered into an ‘original’ work. Sign up now. (Limit 5)
Weapons and Armor
March 6, 5PM EST,10PM GMT/March 7th, 9AM AEDT
An examination of the historical and ongoing technological race between weapons and the equipment that makes them obsolete. (Limit 5) Sign up now.
Steampunk: Don’t Just Stick a Cog on It (Please!) Panel
Mar 6 @9:30PM EST/Mar 7 1:30PM AEDT
Steampunk curious? Join Australian steampunk author, Karen J Carlisle, as she discusses steampunk and its many sub-genres, creating your own steampunk world, and what the ‘punk’ really means. (Two spots left) Sign up now.
Sci-Fi Dystopias – Worlds Upturned
March 7th 12PM EST / 5PM GMT
Whether it’s evil overlords, deadly viruses, utopias gone wrong, or just plain all hell breaking loose, dystopian stories have gained in popularity in recent years. Join other authors in discussing dystopian tropes. FULL
Mind Over Matter: Psychics and Telekinesis
March 7th at 2 pm EST/ 7 pm GMT/ March 8th at 6 am AEDT
Join other authors to discuss psychic abilities in sci-fi and in the stories you weave. Sign up now. (FULL)
If enough people sign up, we will have Cover Wars for people to vote on their favorites. Winners receive a Business Fundamentals for Authors e-book and a special badge to display on their website and/or book cover.
There are also opportunities to have a pro record a snippet from your book that will air during the convention. Costs vary by reader. See the offerings here.
Join your fellow authors in writing posts about particular topics of interest. Bloggers can sign up to be hosts.