We’re so thrilled to announce that Harrison returned this year to serve would-be writers and authors at Chessiecon 2016 as a panelist and workshop leader.
Chessiecon is hosted by the Thanksgiving Science Fiction Society, a non-profit organization for people who are interested in science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, and related genres in all forms. It’s an especially cool local event for Marylanders, for whom “Chessie” (the Chesapeake Bay sea monster, à la Loch Ness) is a familiar and beloved mascot.
A Taste of ChessieCon
If you’re considering this event for your calendar next fall, here’s just a taste of what you can expect.
On Friday, November 25th at 3pm, Harrison joined fellow authors Carl Cipra and Pam Smith on a panel titled “Autism, Asperger’s, and Fandom.”
At 5:30pm the same day, he joined fellow authors Carl Cipra, Jessica Moran, Meg Nicholas and Pam Smith for “How to Handle Domestic Abuse in Fiction.”
At 10:30pm, Carl Cipra, Mary Fan, Meg Nicholas and Don Sakers joined Harrison for “LGBTQ Content: Plot or Set Dressing?”
Harrison also participated on the Turkey Awards Panel (the highlight of the weekend and one of Harrison’s favorite events!) with Lee Budar-Danoff, Steve Kozeniewski, Don Sakers and Elizabeth Schechter.
Last but not least, Harrison did something very special—a live, intensive workshop on “Building a World: The Genre Fiction Workshop.” (If you’ve wondered what it’s like to work with a pro editor, or you’re just looking for a little help with your draft, this kind of thing is an excellent opportunity! Keep your eyes peeled for next year’s event. Or sign up for our mailing list to receive notices of this and other workshop events.)
Chessiecon was held at Radisson North Baltimore Hotel, (formerly North Baltimore Plaza Hotel) November 25-27, 2016. It is typically held at the end of November each year.
Harrison Demchick came up in the world of small press publishing, working along the way on more than two dozen published novels and memoirs, several of which have been optioned for film. He is an award-winning, twice-optioned screenwriter, and the author of literary horror novel The Listeners. He’s part of The Writer’s Ally team as a developmental editor of fiction and memoir, for which he’s currently accepting new clients.