HELIOsphere is coming up this weekend in Tarrytown! I’m delighted to be a program participant at this new convention (this is only its second year), although I will only be there on Friday and Saturday. Here’s where you can find me:
Friday, April 5th
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM: Current SF/Fantasy/Horror on TV, Ballroom 1
With so much quality SF/F/H content available on streaming services, cable channels, and network TV, we truly are living in a golden age of genre television. Come find out which recent series have captured our panelists’ attention, which veteran series are still going strong, and which forthcoming series show a lot of promise. With Nicholas Kaufmann (m), Paul Levinson, Walter H. Hunt, and Alex Shvartsman.
Saturday, April 6th
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM: Books N Brews Session 1, Ballroom 6
Some of our presenters have agreed to hold small social gatherings with the attendees, while enjoying one’s brew of choice (coffee and tea will be available, beer and other alcohol can be purchased from the bar and brought over). Conversations are casual… there may a reading, a sharing of art, a discussion about something the presenter is working on, or even just discovering common interests. Feel free to come and join in! With Nicholas Kaufmann, Karen Heuler, Esther Friesner, Mike McPhail, Gordon Linzner, John Grant, and Walter H. Hunt.
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Small Scares: The Art of Suspenseful and Horrifying Short Fiction, Ballroom 1
In dark, horror and mystery stories, carefully constructing the elements in each section of the plot helps to build suspense. Suspense can also be heightened by showing characterization. Small scares, well placed, contribute to a satisfying climax. With Nicholas Kaufmann, Carol Gyzander (m), April Grey, James Chambers, and Marilyn “Mattie” Brahen.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there!