World Fantasy Convention 2021 – is coming up in Montreal, Quebec. And guess what? I’m part of the programming. This year, I’m doing two panels and a reading at the Convention
Possession is 9/10ths of The Law – Thursday – November 4, 2021 –
“Ownership is a Storytelling Battle. My story of ownership versus your story of attachment.” (99% podcast) – Can you possess (own, trademark, copyright, etc.) story plots that give you the sole right to a setting, a type of character or even a name? We know the answer is no (or is it?). So how do you stake your claim. What happens when estates get involved, and how do you IP the fantastic? Who does the law side with? Who gets the book? Who gets the Revenue?
Moderator – Mary G. Thompson. Participants – Den Valdron, Leo Vallquette, Louise Herring-Jones, J.R.H. Lawless .
St. Laurent 7-8 Hybrid – in person and online.
Law in Fantasy and Why it Matters – Friday – November 5, 2021 – 4:00 pm.
Law drives a world as much as economy, religion and magic systems. But how does law affect fantasy worlds, and in what ways do we see that presence in these worlds. Panelists explore how the legal systems in speculative fiction worlds shape everything the characters do and how to make and identify conscious choices in legal system world building.
Moderator – Louise Herring Jones. Participants – Den Valdron, Louise Herring-Jones, Ian McKinley, Su J Sokol.
St.Laurent 7-8 Hybrid – in person and online.
Den Valdron, Reading Live and In person – Saturday, November 6, 2021 – 11:30 am
Yep it’s me! I’ve got half an hour to entertain people with a reading, and I promise you, the fun never stops. Maybe I’ll read a smashing section from my current work – Empress of Asylum, a light hearted romp. Or maybe a bit from The Luck, a fantasy noir about an Orc on a quest. Or a dive into alternate history with Axis of Andes. Could be X-rated or family friendly. Afterwards, a Q&A.