Yes, it is almost time for Balticon, my favorite con event of the year! And that means it is also time to publish my Balticon schedule! Which I would do… if I had it. Which I don’t exactly.
You see, over the past year the Balticon staff has been hit with some illness. And the two tracks that were hit the worst, Literary and New Media, happen to be the ones that I’m usually on. So this year’s schedule is a little more unconfirmed that usual.
But, as close as I can piece together, here is where I ought to be:
Saturday 16:00 – Mt. Washington
Metamor City Retrospective
Moderator: Doc Coleman; Panelists: Christiana Ellis, Chris Lester, Nobilis Reed, Scott Roche, Michael Spence
The Metamor City Podcast was a sci-fi/fantasy audio fiction series that ran from 2007 to 2010, with some additional content in early 2011. Creator Chris Lester set the live podcast aside for a “brief hiatus” that lasted much longer than planned or expected. Doc Coleman talks to Chris and some of the old cast about the good ol’ days.
Saturday 19:00 – St. George
Readings: Doc Coleman, Reesa Herberth, Ruth Lampi, and Mike Luoma
Doc Coleman, Reesa Herberth, Ruth Lampi, and Mike Luoma
Steampunk and Space Opera Readings by Doc Coleman, Reesa Herberth, Ruth Lampi, and Mike Luoma
Saturday Midnight – Pride of Baltimore II
Dirty Mad Libs
Moderator: Patrick Scaffido, Panelists: (unknown! I signed up for this one, but I don’t know if I’ve been accepted.)
We take finely crafted erotic literature, punch holes in it, stuff them with your own poorly considered suggestions, and present them for your entertainment. You’re welcome.
Sunday 14:00 – Parlor 9029
Podcasting on the Cheap
Moderator: Doc Coleman; Panelists: Nuchtchas, 3 SEATS OPEN
Anyone can podcast, and it doesn’t take a lot of money to do so. Come and learn the best tricks to podcast on the cheap with the ability to expand as your podcast grows.
Sunday 17:45 – Kent
Dramatic Voice Acting
Moderator: Rich Sigfrit; Panelists: Doc Coleman, Laura Nicole, David Sobkowiak, Heather Welliver
Have you ever wondered what makes a great audio drama character come to life? It is an actor’s job to not only read the lines, but to also enact the scene directions audibly. This panel will demonstrate how an actor uses their skills to make convincing sound effects. Audience members may be asked to participate in demonstrations.
Sunday 19:15 – Kent
Woods Haven Mysterycast
Panelists: David Sobkowiak, Scott Pond, August Grappin, Laura Nicole, Doc Coleman
A full cast murder/mystery audio drama podcast which follows the life of Patricia Woods in the two weeks leading up to her murder.
Monday 9:30 – Pride
It Takes a Village
Moderator: Dave Robison; Panelists: Paul Cooley, Veronica Giguere, Scott Pond, 1 SEAT OPEN (I have signed up to be in that last seat, but who knows?)
Indie publishing is not “Self Publishing”. Even if you can do your own covers and layout, you need an editor or beta readers. If you don’t have the skills (or time) to do your own cover and layout (and few do), it takes a village. Learn what you need to know, or whom to hire, to help make your book the best it can be.
So… that’s what I know. I’ll be sure to update it if I get any firmer info… but it don’t mean a thing until you pick up your registration at the con.
See you at Balticon!