Friday, August 6, 2010
Reconstruction Con (North American Science Fiction Convention)
Friday, Day 2
I went to several panels today. The two best were the Baen Traveling Road Show and A Day in the Life of a Writer. The Baen Traveling Road Show is a two hour presentation showing the cover art work for upcoming and already released books. Some of the authors were present and talked about their books. Question from the audience were encouraged and prizes were awarded to some of the questioners. Some of Baen authors at the presentation were Steve Miller, Erik Flint, Mark Van Name, Catherine Asaro, Sarah Hoyt, P.C. Hodgell, and Steve White. I saw several new must read books during the show.
A Day in the Life of a Writer had Eric Flint, Walter H. Hunt, Chris A Jackson, Lawrence M Schoen and Mark Van Name on the panel. I am alway fascinated by the different ways authors approach their writing. For me part of the fun of a con is seeing and hearing the viewpoints from writers whose books I enjoy. They all had different structures to their days. Some like Mark Van Name have full time jobs. Others like Eric Flint and Walter Hunt are full time writers. The one thing each stressed was to be a writer you had to write. Most said they wrote every day.