Friday, February 3, 2012

Science Fiction writing workshops of note and Chronicle

In case you missed it on Monday, Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick is sponsoring a writer’s workshop with the following slate and more: Toni Weisskopf (Head of Baen Publishing), Eleanor Wood (Spectrum Literary Agency, representing Bujold, Heinlein estate, etc.), Mike Resnick (GOH this year’s Worldcon), Kevin J. Anderson, and Nancy Kress. Full details can be found at

And if that doesn't float your boat, but you still want to learn from Nancy (she's busy!), StarShipSofa is offering a sf/f workshop:

Topics covered are:

  • Unlocking Your Creativity by Ann VanderMeer

  • Why Science Fiction is Too Important To Be Left to the Scientists by Peter Watts

  • Creating and Maintaining Tension by Nancy Kress

Peter Watts told StarShipSofa owner Tony C. Smith, "I'll make the argument that scientific expertise actually makes for really shitty sf storytelling. As an SF writer with a PhD in science, I figure I can get away with it."

And it is Friday, so here's some movie news.

20th Century Fox and Thinkmodo got together for a very unusual promotion for Chronicle, which opens in theaters today.

“Since the three main characters of the movie have the ability to fly, we came up with the idea of staging a few “flying people” sightings around NYC. We achieved that illusion by having 3 custom-made aircraft (which were shaped like human beings) fly above designated areas in NYC and NJ,” says Michael Krivicka from Thinkmodo.

And here's the trailer...

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