WesterCon/SpikeCon Schedule

Quick Note: Tor listed the wrong dates for their Brief Cases giveaway. It runs/ran from July 2nd to TODAY, July 5th! Enter by midnight Eastern Time tonight if you’d like to be entered in the drawing.

And bit belatedly, we have Jim’s schedule for WesterCon/SpikeCon this weekend in Layton, Utah! Jim’s wife Kitty Krell is also being celebrated as Cosplay Guest of Honor, so if you have any interest in costuming and corsetry, be sure to check out her panels.

Friday, July 5th :

Combat in SF & Fantasy
11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Stratus 9
What makes for a great combat scene? What should you know about weapons? fighting styles? the visceral experience of being in combat? Let’s discuss what works and how some authors have created amazing scenes.
Other panelists: David Weber, Jonathan Brazee, Julie Frost

Writing Excuses Interview
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm, Meridian Ballroom (CDGH)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Autograph 1

Taxonomy of Villains
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Zephyr
Not all villains are created equally, nor should they be. Lucifer, Sauron, Loki, the Joker, Smaug, and Grendel each have different power levels, wants, and needs. How do you make a villain equal to the needs of your story?
Other panelists: Daniel Craig Friend, Julie Frost, Valerie Estelle Frankel

Match Game: Friday Edition
9:30 pm – 12:00 am, Meridian Ballroom (CDGH)
Get ready to match the stars! In this SF/F-themed version of the classic 1970s game show, contestants vie to guess how our panel will answer fill-in-the-blank questions like “Captain Kirk has the biggest ___ in Starfleet!” Contestants will be selected from the audience, and all contestants selected will win a prize, even if it’s only a Lovely Parting Gift.
Moderator: Kevin Standlee
Other panelists: Andrew Trembley, Eric Flint, Kevin Roche, Kuma Bear, Lisa Hayes, Lynn Gold

Saturday, July 6th:

Author Spotlight
10:15 am – 11:15 am, Meridian Ballroom (CDGH)
Westercon 72 Author Guest of Honor Jim Butcher, discusses the multiple worlds of his books and answers questions. Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires.

Badali Jewelry Signing
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm, Meridian A & B
Signing requires a free ticket. Pick one up at the Badali booth any time beforehand. They sometimes sell out, so the sooner the better!

Sunday, July 7th , 2019

Closing Ceremonies
4 pm – 5 pm, Meridian Ballroom (CDGH)

Author: priscellie

Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for Jim-Butcher.com and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.