Sunday, May 20, 2012

Panel schedule for World Steam Expo

So, as I mentioned in the previous post, I'll be attending the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Michigan this weekend! The very fine and lovely staff have even scheduled me for a number of panels on Sunday and Monday. If you happen to be at the convention, here's where to find me:

Author Hour: "Mike Lee: An Hour with the Master of Mayhem"(Stanley Steamer room, 2:30-3:30PM): Master of Mayhem? Me? No. I'm more of a dabbler, really. But come and sit with me, and we'll chat about writing novels and working on video games, share pictures of our dogs, that sort of thing. I may even read a bit from my current work-in-progress, a cathode-punk adventure currently titled Rocket X-13. Note: in the program listing, it says I'm a costume designer, which I'm not, and that I've written for film, which I haven't. Although, if you really want me to talk about those things, I'm sure I can make something up.

Author's Forum (Desoto room, 4:00-5:00PM): I'll be joining Jay Lake, Gail Carriger and G. D. Falksen in a lively discussion about writing for the Steampunk genre. Does this not sound like fun? Of course it does!

Wit and Wickedness: An Author's Guide to Writing Villains (Marquis Ballroom, 11:30-12:30PM): I shall be joining the exceedingly splendid Gail Carriger to share advice on writing about villains. Why they picked me for this panel, I cannot possibly imagine.

When not holding forth in a panel, I'll be ambling around the convention, taking in the sights, or sampling the scotch in the hotel bar (aka, the Writer's Natural Habitat). Come say hi!

In the meantime, I'm off to Raleigh for a few days to start work on... something I can't talk about yet. It's a small but interesting project, and teams me up with some of my favorite people, so all in all this is shaping up to be an awesome week! I hope yours is awesome as well.

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