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posted Jan 28, 2015, 6:22 AM by crystal carroll
So, I haven't posted in over a year. You'd think I wasn't busy writing, but rather the reverse. 

Anyway, I do have news, 

I'll be attending <a href="http://www.aodsf.org/">AOD</a> (San Francisco's Anime, Video Game, and Cartoon Convention!) as a panelist for these panels on Saturday 1/31:


Nuts and Bolts – Making Yourself Understood/What Else is a Writing Ability Good For? - 11:00am

Description: We're analyzing world building, character creation (and development), plot and point of view. How can we use the English language for its intended purpose as communication, effectively and efficiently with proper grammar structure, spelling? Also, does writing fan fiction prepare you for anything else? What does the ability to write also prepare you for?


Why We Write - 1pm

Description: Why do we write fan fiction? What is the appeal, why it is fun? Does it provide a sandbox for aspiring writers to improve their craft? Or does it just fulfill a need to perform? Does the desire for “more” justify co-opting someone else’s work to make it your own? How does writing fan fiction feature into your development as a writer in your own right?


Fan Fiction Iron Chef – 4pm

Description: You're given a scenario, a location and at least two characters (you can pull additional characters if needed, up to five) and the theme is given to you at the start of the working hour as the secret ingredient! You then have one hour to produce a work of 1,000

words minimum in one hour. ALLEZ ÉCRIR!


Sexual Tropes in Fan Fiction (18+) – 9pm

Description: If the internet is for Porn, what are you doing writing fan fiction? Oh, wait. Oh, wait a moment there indeed – what IS going on there? What does sex in fan fiction have to do with feminism, gender identity/expression, rape culture, AIDS, pedophilia, gamergate, harassment and the like? Slash, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Ships (those that do and do not go bump in the night), no the anatomy DOES NOT do that, and more.


It's at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. San Francisco Airport. Come hear me talking about writing, fiction, etc.

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