April 26, 2019
  • How to Edit

    April 26, 2019  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Conference Center

    A look at what goes into editing, the different types of editing, and how to self-edit.

    Panelists: Chris Kennedy, Merethe Walther, Melissa McArthur, Toni Weisskopf, Brent Weeks

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  • Funny Haha, Not Funny Hehe

    April 26, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Conference Center

    In depth discussion of humor, how to craft it, and how to not push it into the unfunny.

    Panelists: John G. Hartness, Faith Hunter, Lydia Sherrer, Merethe Walther, Will Kenyon

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  • Critique and Writing Groups

    April 26, 2019  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Conference Center

    How to give and take criticism, and discussion on writing groups.

    Panelists: Foster Bridget Cassidy, Darin Kennedy, Morgan Smith, Peter Ahlstrom

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  • Writers Workshop

    April 26, 2019  8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Conference Center

    Annual JordanCon writers workshop. Sign-up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6ovWHfPU2YYbQIpsHS-9V6EXXJyHz-0I_eU12BcrBVw28qg/viewform?usp=sf_link.

    Panelists: John G. Hartness, Michael G. Williams, Amy DuBoff, Merethe Walther, Ashley Chappell, Melissa McArthur, Faith Hunter, Cecilia Dominic, Anna Grace Carpenter, Toni Weisskopf

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  • Workshop-Con't

    April 26, 2019  10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Conference Center

    The prior panel and this one have all shared guests.

    Panelists: Ellie Raine, Robyn Huss, Venessa Giunta, JD Jordan, Ashley Chappell

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April 27, 2019
  • Support your Writer

    April 27, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Conference Center

    No writer is an island. Discussion of balancing life with writing, with a focus on family, friends, work, and time management.

    Panelists: Ellie Raine, Faith Hunter, Mark McCray, Brent Weeks, David B. Coe

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  • Story Structure and Lexicon

    April 27, 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Conference Center

    Our panel goes goes down the long list of different terms and concepts used in writing to fill in the gaps of what you know, or think you know, so we can all be on the same page.

    Panelists: Nicole Givens Kurtz, Robyn Huss, Venessa Giunta, Anna Grace Carpenter, Lydia Sherrer

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  • JordanCon's Got Slush

    April 27, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Conference Center

    Editors go through pre-submitted anonymous book openings and give their honest reactions. Submit your work here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSer87mYYbqIVFqiJxSRuYTCiL9YoXVFV6g9y6We-WwyVNh-Cg/viewform

    Panelists: Merethe Walther, Chris Kennedy, Melissa McArthur, Karen Ahlstrom, Peter Ahlstrom

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  • Writing to Sight

    April 27, 2019  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Conference Center

    When the visual is critically important, how do you get it right?

    Panelists: David B. Coe, Cecilia Dominic, Brent Weeks, Robyn Huss, Milton Davis

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  • Learning and Writing the Near East: Myth, Memory, and Assumptions

    April 27, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Conference Center

    An Academic lecture and discussion with Dr. Sargon Donabed.

    Panelists: Sargon Donabed

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  • Open Write

    April 27, 2019  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Conference Center

    No panel, but the room is free to those who want a quiet place to write.

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  • Delphic Oracle

    April 27, 2019  8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Conference Center

    A great improv game where we take questions from the audience, and the panel has to answer you at a word at a time.

    Panelists: Misty Massey, Ellie Raine, Cecilia Dominic, R. Kyle Hannah, Peter Ahlstrom

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April 28, 2019
  • Mental Illness, On & Off the Page

    April 28, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Conference Center

    A talk both about properly portraying mental illnesses, as well as a look at common mental health issues among writers and how they cope.

    Panelists: Cecilia Dominic, Ellie Raine, Melissa McArthur, Will Kenyon, Nicole Givens Kurtz

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  • Annual Pitch Critique

    April 28, 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Conference Center

    Our annual event where Industry Pros help you doctor your elevator pitch.

    Panelists: John G. Hartness, Chris Kennedy, Venessa Giunta, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Peter Ahlstrom

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  • Flash Fiction - YA

    April 28, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Conference Center

    Flash Fiction Writing with a focus on YA Themes

    Panelists: Foster Bridget Cassidy

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  • Plotting, a How-To

    April 28, 2019  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Conference Center

    Come hear from plotter writers about their process, then we'll plot a story together! Bring something to write with.

    Panelists: Faith Hunter, David B. Coe, Melissa McArthur, Lydia Sherrer, Brent Weeks

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