Recaps: Great American Diner, Norwescon

GREAT AMERICAN DINER

This swanky West Seattle diner has an open mic hosted by musician and friend Alan Sobel, and this happened to be along my way to Norwescon. I took a spot on the mic for a short book reading, making this the first time I’ve played to a diner (though Cafe Racer for Two-Hour Transport is close). To hardly any interruption and for a sale, it was a fine stop.

NORWESCON 42

Excellent discussions and fabulous times. It is so satisfying being a creative intellectual playtime wonderland host & participant. Many topics enjoyably covered, and plenty of new interest in Bones of Starlight! Welcome. Picture details in captions.

 

Norwescon Schedule

Here is my schedule for Norwescon Seattle, April 18-21! I’m enthused to be included in programming all weekend long. Come find me, or I just might find you.

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Supporting Our Writing Community
Cascade 7 & 8
Thursday 2–3 p.m.
The writing world can feel small and vast all at once. As a community, we can help one another grow as authors, connect to others in the industry, and lift each other up during trying times. As a team, we are much stronger. Take part in this panelist/audience discussion to come up with new ways we can support our fellow authors, agents, and editors.
Jasmine Silvera (M), Chimedum Ohaegbu, Jon Lasser, Eva L. Elasigue

Check your Writer Privilege
Cascade 7 & 8
Thursday 4–5 p.m.
Writers have been wrong before, and they’ll be wrong again. A bad blog post, a great tweet—it’s part of the job to take risks. Even if you’re writing well, you’ll make mistakes. Join us as we discuss potential appropriation issues and how to handle these writing and professional snafus, both within yourself and your audience, and how to grow from the experience.
J. F. High (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Ren Cummins

Storing the Harvest
Cascade 10
Thursday 6–7 p.m.
How did people escape the endless cycle of feast or famine? We will review techniques to prepare and preserve meats and vegetables and see if any of these techniques are still appropriate today. Samples may be available for the brave.
Alan Andrist (M), Dr. Ricky, Ann Shilling, Eva L. Elasigue

Superhero Yoga
Grand 2
Friday 9:30–10 a.m.
Start off your super day! Gain strength and confidence from power poses, which sometimes correlate to traditional yoga or martial arts, straight from the panels or scenes. Breathe deeply. Relax and loosen those muscles like the hero you are. Go boldly into your Norwescon Friday energized for the day’s activities! Wear comfortable clothes. This is a low-impact physical activity.
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

Science Builds!
Cascade 5 & 6
Friday 11–noon
Could science build the animals of fantasy? Could a dragon exist? Breath fire? Fly? Talk?
Jake McKinzie (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Charlotte Lewis Brown, Dr. Ricky

Superhero Yoga
Grand 2
Saturday 9:30–10 a.m.
Start off your super day! Gain strength and confidence from power poses, which sometimes correlate to traditional yoga or martial arts, straight from the panels or scenes. Breathe deeply. Relax and loosen those muscles like the hero you are. Go boldly into your Norwescon Friday energized for the day’s activities! Wear comfortable clothes. This is a low-impact physical activity.
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

I Love Your Work, I Promise: Support Tips for Busy Geeks
Cascade 11
Saturday 11–noon
We’ve all been there. An artist we like is doing something cool, and we want to support them, but we don’t have the money, the time, or the spoons. How can we still show our support? Come find answers direct from our pros (who are fans too!). They’ll share tips on ways to show fannish gratitude, even when you’re strapped for resources.
Jonny Nero Action Hero (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Shubzilla, LEX the Lexicon Artist

Creativity Toolbox For Young Writers and Artists
Olympic 1
Saturday noon–1 p.m.
Come to Olympic 1 to join a variety of fun games and activities that will build a toolbox of skills for young creators of all kinds.
Kari Ann Ramadorai (M), Eva L. Elasigue

Anime, Anime, Anime!
Cascade 5 & 6
Saturday 9–10 p.m.
For all of you who wish you could be at Sakura Con as well as Norwescon, this panel is for you! We’ll be diving into the wonderful world of anime and covering the basics for those of you who are sticking your toes in for the first time, as well as exploring the latest and the greatest for those of you who have been swimming around for a while now.
Mimi Noyes (M), Gabriel de los Angeles, Eva L. Elasigue

Reading: Eva L. Elasigue
Cascade 3
Sunday 10:30–11 a.m.
Bones of Starlight 2: Abyss Surrounding, the newly-released second volume of Bones of Starlight, the fantasy space opera trilogy! When few can cross the growing divide, those who do become the fulcrum in the turn of events. Vedani, the Hirylien Remainder, Kao-Sidhe, and exile Dragons, together exert their concerted resentments upon the Pan-Galactic Imperium, which begins to waver with uncertainty. Chains of connection break and form as critical elements rearrange. Rated PG.
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

Writer AND Publisher – What Were You Thinking?
Cascade 11
Sunday 11–noon
Science fiction writers who are also publishers talk about the different skills of a writer versus a publisher, and why they ended up doing both.
Tod McCoy (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Sienna Saint-Cyr

Norwescon

My schedule for
Norwescon 41 Seattle
March 29-April 1

(note that I share an autographing session with Guest of Honor Ken Liu!)

–THURSDAY

Magic: Status Quo or Revolution?
5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Cascade 10
Fonda Lee (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Joseph Brassey

Words to Images
6:00pm – 7:00pm @ Cascade 12
Lee Moyer (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Kent Hamilton

Worldbuilding: Biology
8:00pm – 9:00pm @ Cascade 10
Eva L. Elasigue (M), Kurt Cagle, DameRuth

–FRIDAY

Superhero Yoga
9:30am – 10:00am @ Grand 2
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

Alien Biology
10:00am – 11:00am @ Cascade 12
Eva L. Elasigue (M), DameRuth, Jake McKinzie, Mathew Wedel

Cyborgs and Purple Unicorns: Gender in Science Fiction
11:00am – 12:00pm @ Cascade 5 & 6
Nisi Shawl (M), Eva L. Elasigue, keerawa

Using Tarot to Create Characters
4:00pm – 5:00pm @ Cascade 5 & 6
Eva L. Elasigue (M), Barth Anderson, Joseph Carriker, Jon Lasser

–SATURDAY

Superhero Yoga
9:30am – 10:00am @ Grand 2
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

Ethnobotany
10:00am – 11:00am @ Cascade 5 & 6
Jake McKinzie (M), Cynthiann Heckelsmiller, DameRuth, Eva L. Elasigue

Autograph Session 2
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Grand 2
Chris Pramas, Galen Dara, Ken Liu, Mathew Wedel, Nicole Lindroos, Barth Anderson, Tina Connolly, Fonda Lee, G. Willow Wilson, Joseph Carriker, Kat Richardson, Nancy Kress, Sandra M. Odell, Tanya D., Curtis C. Chen, Dawn Vogel, Nisi Shawl, E. Lily Yu, Eva L. Elasigue, Jack Skillingstead, Joseph Brassey, K. C. Alexander, Lee Moyer, Meg Elison, Pat MacEwen, Patrick Swenson, Rhiannon Held, Scott James Magner, Dean Wells, Carrie Vaughn

Themysciran Training Academy
4:00pm – 4:30pm @ Olympic 1
Eva L. Elasigue (M), Meris Mullaley, Elizabeth “Liz” Vann-Clark

Reading: Eva L. Elasigue
6:00pm – 6:30pm @ Cascade 4
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

–SUNDAY

Elementary My Dear, Bilbo
11:00am – 12:00pm @ Cascade 10
Kat Richardson (M), Pat MacEwen, Kay Kenyon, Eva L. Elasigue

Foolscap; Family Night; Behind The Veil 2; Tribal Gathering; Norwescon

My upcoming events…

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Expect me around on Sunday at Foolscap & at the banquet and auction.
Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport SeaTac
17620 International Blvd. SeaTac WA 98188
Feb 2 @ 2pm – Feb 4 @ 4pm
hats welcome

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Workshop Time! By Eva L. Elasigue
Family Night
Kremwerk – 1809 Minor Ave. Seattle WA 98101
Feb 8 @ 9pm – Feb 9 @ 2pm
arrive early for workshops

“Far Out: Exploring the Mind with Science Fiction and Poetry”

At the points where language intersects with the boundaries of comprehension exist two forms of storytelling well suited to exploration – science fiction & poetry. Poetry pushes the capabilities of words themselves, while science fiction reaches for the strangest ideas of our imaginations. Hear more about these two forms linked within this frame of reference by someone who writes both.


“Letting One Art Feed Another”

Keeping one form of creative expression going can be difficult at times. When we think about what inspires and motivates us to create, that can include our favorite media from other sources. We can also count other things we do, and the regularity of their occurrence, as reminders toward continuing our favorite forms of self-realization. This in discussion with someone process-pairing a novel trilogy with an unrelated art series being created live at this event.

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Behind the Veil 2:
A Bohemian Lingerie Masquerade Ball
209 Monroe St. , Port Townsend WA 98368
Feb. 14 6pm – 12:30am

“Love Letters from The Magical Typewriter”

Scribe-author Eva L. Elasigue will be at her 1958 Hermes 3000 typewriter (3000 : Thrice-Great Hermes = Hermes TrisMegisTus : The Magical Typewriter) to help you create a unique expression of love and relation, for you to keep or share. She can lend flair to your prose, tone to your poetry, or deliver your precise words on paper – rolled and tied into a scroll with burnt edges (from the heat of your passion?), if desired.

Ancient Greek Concepts of Love:

Eros: sexual passion
Philia: deep friendship, relation, family
Ludus: playful love, kismet, chemistry
Agape: universal love for (the) all
Pragma: enduring commitment
Philautia: love for self

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During the Indigenous Immersive, Feb. 23 – Mar. 7
Geoparadise, Portobelo, Panama
various workshops including story & research cues, guided explorations, person-to-person story exchanges, plus twice-held centerpiece experimental workshop

Remembering the Forgotten Through Your Original Storytelling

Many cultures and lineages possessed knowledge which now seems lost forever, leaving descendants to wonder what’s missing from their story. With science fiction fantasy novelist Eva L. Elasigue, explore the possibilities of rediscovering the lost through the use of your own original imagination, unlocking stories within you. Nurture your inner sense of the truth in fiction, folklore, tall tales, and myths – handling your fables and sagas appropriately as separate from heritage (what is directly passed down), yet as fulfilling seeds of personal awakenings. See how your choices in storytelling point to your realizations.

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SeaTac, WA
Mar. 29 – Apr. 1

I’m on a dozen panels, to be officially announced with the schedule release, as well as a reading and an autographing!