OsFest8 Agenda – Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Friday, July 31st
Pantsers vs. Planners – A panel of writers discuss two different approaches to writing, the advantages and disadvantages, varied approaches, etc.
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Travis Heermann, Matthew Rotundo, Jason Bougger
5:00 p.m., Room TBA
Saturday, August 1st
Editor AMA: Bryan Thomas Schmidt – Hugo nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt who edits anthologies for companies like Baen Books and EDGE and novels for Wordfire Press will be on hand to answer everything you’ve wanted to know about editors. What do they do? How do they do it? Does it hurt? You name it.
Panelist: Bryan Thomas Schmidt Room: Colorado B 10:00 a.m.
Reading – Bryan Thomas Schmidt reads from the Author’s Definitive Edition of his critically praised debut novel, The Worker Prince, releasing October 2015 from WordFire Press.
Panelist: Bryan Thomas Schmidt Room: Wyoming 11:00 a.m.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Anthologies – Learn everything from how to create and sell.anthologies to how to find them and submit your stories to how they work behind the scenes. A Hugo nominated editor for Baen Books leads the discussion.
Panelists: Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jason Bougger Room: Colorado B 1:00 p.m.
Swimming in Slush: What Editors See – A panel discussion of what editors and agents experience in a typical day, sure to include a long list of dos and don’ts for writers of every skill level. What is it like to sift through a hundred manuscripts and query letters a day? And how does the writer leverage this knowledge in the best possible ways?
Panelists: Travis Heermann, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jason Bougger Room: Colorado B 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 2nd
It Ain’t the Writing, It’s the Rewriting: The Power of Revision – Rewriting and revising are arguably the most important part of the writing process. These experienced authors talk about revision techniques to make your story shine, without polishing the shine right back off again. How do you find your invisible weaknesses? How do you work around those weaknesses?
Panelists: Travis Heermann, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Matthew Rotundo Room: Nebraska A 12:00 p.m.
Editing 101 For Writers – Key techniques for self-editing writers need to know taught by a Hugo nominated editor.
Panelist: Bryan Thomas Schmidt Room: Nebraska A 1:00 p.m.