CoKoCon is this coming weekend!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2022 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CoKoCon is this coming weekend!

Note that this is updated from the previous post several weeks ago. I now have a signing on Sunday afternoon.

I’m attending my first in-person convention in about three years this Labor Day weekend. CoKoCon is a small con in the Phoenix area. This year, it’s at a new location at the DoubleTree in Tempe. I’ll be there Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and early Monday morning. Feel free to talk, ask to have books signed (which I’ll gladly do unless I’m on the run to a panel!), and generally hang out. I’ll be in a black mask, channeling my old favorite Mortal Kombat ninjas.

Panels are always subject to change; I’ll post any updates via Twitter and Facebook.

Friday, September 2

4:30pm Writing on the Spectrum

Fiesta Ballroom 2, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Neurodiverse writers talk about how their unique filter on the world impacts their writing and about neurodiverse representation in books.

Saturday, September 3

10am Beth & Mike’s Book Club: The City We Became

Coronado, 10am – 11am

Michael Senft, who runs the Sci-Fridays Book Club at the Poisoned Pen, and Nebula Award®-nominated author, Beth Cato, will be leading a discussion on The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin. Read or listen to it ahead of the event or come in blind, but beware of spoilers!

6pm Writing Speculative Poetry

Fiesta Ballroom 2, 6pm – 7pm

Join our award-winning poets as they discuss the craft and market for speculative poetry, and maybe even share some of their own award-winning work!

Sunday, September 4

1pm Literary Charcuterie

Coronado, 1pm – 2pm

Let’s talk about the glories of food in literature and reality and inspire everyone to scamper for the nearest cheese shop (and there are several near the hotel!)

2:30pm Signing: Beth Cato

Dealers’ Room, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

6pm Author Self-Care: Not Post-COVID Yet

Fiesta Ballroom 2, 6pm – 7pm

We’re back in person, but are we really back to normal? This popular panel returns in a world that still hasn’t gotten through the COVID times.

7:30pm Historical Fiction Meets Fantasy

Fiesta Ballroom 2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

What is the proper proportion of facts with fiction when writing historical fantasy? What resources the perils and joys of research.