I'll be giving away some signed copies of hope and Red at the Orbit booth, and I'll be on a panel abour worldbuilding. More details to come!
Nebula award winner Fran Wilde and I will be doing a panel and signing at the Barnes & Noble in Bowie, Maryland as part of Orbit's Get Pop Cultured event series.
This will be my first event in PG County, even though I've lived here for like 8 years or something.
Come find me!
Saturday 12:00:00 PM Interview: Alaya Dawn Johnson
ConFusion Guest of Honor, Alaya Dawn Johnson interviewed by author Jon Skovron. Alaya Dawn Johnson, Jon Skovron (M)
Saturday 4:00:00 PM SFF At Your Fingertips
The online world has fundamentally changed how we find, discuss, and pass on the books that mean something to us. How has unfettered access to many authors changed the discussion around their work? What about the ease of finding like minded communities that only reinforce an individual point of view? Jon Skovron, Andrew Zimmerman, Amy Sundberg
Saturday 5:00:00 PM Autograph Session 2
Saturday 7:00:00 PM Emotive and Ebullient: The Young Adult Narrator
Huge films like Hunger Games and Divergent have created renewed interest in beloved Young Adult fiction. However, the intense emotive first person narratives driving many Young Adult novels don't shine through on the big screen. What is lost in translation and how might this impact readers coming into Young Adult for the first time? Kelley Armstrong, Courtney Allison Moulton, Amy Sundberg (M), V.E. Schwab, Jon Skovron
Sunday 11:00:00 AM The Youthful Form: What Is Young Adult?
From the epic fantasy farmboy to the urban fantasy snarky detective, tropes are everywhere. As a result, they can, and often are, used to criticize a work. What are the common tropes in Young Adult fiction? Are they required for the form? If not, how do we work against these tropes and reinvent them? Aimee Carter, Susan Dennard, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Jon Skovron, Sunil Patel (M)
Erica Cameron (Sing Sweet Nightingale), Lisa Maxwell (Sweet Unrest), and Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles)
With special guest Barry Lyga!
Not sure what time yet. I'll update when I get more info.
Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater
- Matt de la Peña
- Brendan Kiely
- Sarah Mlynowski
- Julie Murphy
- Lauren Myracle
- Marie Rutkoski
- Jon Skovron
Moderator: David Levithan
Sorry You're Lost - Writing about Grief and Loss Panel
- Matt Blackstone
- Elizabeth Scott
- Jeri Smith-Ready
- Courtney Stevens
Moderator: Jon Skovron
Retelling Classic Literature panel with Diana Peterfreund and Jon Skovron
Sponsored by the Washington Science Fiction Association
- Author Guest of Honor: George R. R. Martin
- Editor Guest of Honor: Sharyn November
- Fan Artist Guest of Honor: Steve Stiles
- Special Guest: Howard Waldrop
Not sure what panels I'm on yet. Will update when I find out.
Yes! It will just be me! Nothing but me being crazy for an hour! WHO KNOWS WHAT I'LL DO!!!!
Lit Up Presents:
Shut Up and Write!
October's Topic: The First Draft & NANOWRIMO
With Diana Peterfreund, Jon Skovron, and Jessica Spotswood
Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL, (corner of 6th Ave and 10th St)
- Kate Brian, Hereafter
- Zoraida Cordova, The Savage Blue
- Jocelyn Davies, A Radiant Sky
- Sarah Beth Durst, Conjured
- Jennifer Hubbard, Until It Hurts To Stop
- Kass Morgan, The 100
- Emil Ostrovski, The Paradox of Vertical Flight
- Allyson Schrier, How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend
- Jon Skovron, Man Made Boy