Like in the past few years, GenCon is also hosting its annual Writer's Symposium, where successful authors in the science fiction and fantasy genres give panel discussions on a variety of topics. Some of the major authors featured this year include Brandon Sanderson, Mercedes Lackey, Patrick Rothfuss, and Larry Correia, each of whom are doing special Q&A and book signings in addition to their panel discussions. If you're curious, you can see all of the Writer's Symposium events here.
Here are a few panels that I am particularly looking forward to:
- Medieval Cooking and Fantasy Foods
- Believable Fictional Languages
- Real Animals in a Fantasy World
- War Magic — When Magic Goes to War
- Can a Hero be Too Powerful?