The last time I was at DragonCon was Labor Day Weekend, 2018. For years, Dragon was the centerpiece of my annual professional schedule, the convention to which I most looked forward each year. In 2019, though, with WorldCon in Dublin, Nancy and I decided to take the opportunity to travel to Ireland. “What could be the harm?” I thought at the time. “It’s just one year. I’ll go back in 2020 . . . .”
Obviously, that didn’t work out. And then last year I had to miss the convention again, also because of Covid worries, and my fear of becoming infected just before a visit with our immuno-compromised daughter.
But finally this year I am headed back to Atlanta for DragonCon. Below find my scheduled appearances for the weekend. When I’m not at one of these venues, chances are I’ll be in the Westin Bar. Just sayin’.
D.B. Jackson/David B. Coe Schedule for DragonCon, September 2-5, 2022
Title: That Scene Won’t Work! What Do I Do Now?
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Embassy EF Hyatt (Length:1 Hour)
Description: Writers sometimes write themselves into a corner. How do they get out? Can this book be saved?
Panelists: Cecilia Dominic, Hank Schwaeble, D.B. Jackson, Vanessa Guinta(M), JM Paquette, Claudia Gray, Andrew Givler
Title: Virtual: From a Comfy Couch to a Cliff
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: STRM_FanTrk Streaming (Length:1 Hour)
Description: Plotting your novel is never easy. Sometimes you just have to get off that comfy couch (your comfort zone) and take a leap off the cliff into the unknown.
Panelists: Nancy Knight(M), Tamsin L. Silver, John G. Hartness, D.B. Jackson, Jody Lynn Nye
Title: Same Places, Different Times: Historical Urban Fantasy
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 Westin (Length:1 Hour)
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings & magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Clay Griffith, Delilah S Dawson, Walter Hunt, D.B. Jackson, Carol Malcolm(M)
Title: Forgotten Classics of High Fantasy
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: L401-L403 Marriott (Length:1 Hour)
Description: We all know the heavy hitters like Tolkien, Jordan and Martin. And we love our new kids like Sanderson, Lynch and Jemisin. But what about the forgotten, the underappreciated and the just plain weird books that it seems like only you read?
Panelists: Van Allen Plexico(M), D.B. Jackson, Marie Whittaker, Mel Todd
Title: On the Case: Supernatural Detectives
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 Westin (Length:1 Hour)
Description: Tracking down errant characters within the paranormal world involves special skills, whether the detectives themselves are part of that community or not. Our panel of authors will discuss the challenges faced by their protagonists.
Panelists: R.R. Virdi, Rachel Rawlings, Declan Finn, Jennifer Morris(M), D.B. Jackson, J. B. Garner
Title: 15-Minute Mentor Session
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Embassy G Hyatt (Length:1 Hour)
Description: A chance for budding authors to talk one-on-one with a successful industry professional about business, promotion, the writing process, & career advice. Sign up in the Writer’s Track. (Embassy E/F)
Panelists: D.B. Jackson, Jean Marie Ward, J.D. Blackrose, Patrick Dugan
Title: Reading Session: D.B.Jackson/David B. Coe
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Vinings Hyatt (Length:1 Hour)
Panelists: D.B. Jackson
Title: DB Jackson booth Appearance!
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Vendor Hall Floor 1 Mart2 (Length:1 Hour)
Description: Meet DB Jackson at The Missing Volume for a special signing
Panelists: D.B. Jackson
Title: Weird Wild Coincidences
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Macon Sheraton (Length:1 Hour)
Description: What if Abraham Lincoln had received a telegram from a ninja? What of the tale of Violet Jessup, Miss Unsinkable? These coincidences, and many more, are the striking match of inspiration for authors of historical fiction. Come watch their brains ignite as we give them an idea and they spin a tale.
Panelists: Darin M. Bush(M), A. J. Hartley, David Boop, D.B. Jackson, Tamsin L. Silver, Steve Ruskin, Kevin Ikenberry
Title: Just Getting Started? Here’s a Boost for You
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Embassy EF Hyatt (Length:1 Hour)
Description: Beginning writers make all kinds of mistakes. These panelists have been there. Let them explain the pitfalls that will hold you back.
Panelists: Vanessa Guinta(M), D.B. Jackson, Tamsin L. Silver, Stephanie Mirro, William Joseph Roberts, Michael R. Miller
Title: Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Embassy EF Hyatt (Length:1 Hour)
Description: This is a question that every writer gets asked by everyone they know. What is the answer to that question?
Panelists: Steve Saffel, Anthony Francis(M), D.B. Jackson, Cecilia Dominic, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kimbra Swain
Title: Predicting the Future
Time: Mon 02:30 pm Location: Embassy EF Hyatt (Length:1 Hour)
Description: Where in the world is fiction headed? Do the old tropes still work? What’s fresh and new for the future?
Panelists: Nancy Knight(M), D.B. Jackson, Anthony Francis, Valerie Hampton, S. M. Stirling, Gregory Benford