There's a huge lineup of geeky cool writing workshops at this year's Phoenix Comicon, where you can try your hand at writing dystopian fantasy, paranormal fiction, steampunk fiction, faerie lore, zombie erotica (to name a few).
There's plenty of books and authors programming to sink your teeth into throughout the four-day convention, May 24 through 27.
Here are a few highlights:
Adapting Myths and Legends for Your Own Work, Sun. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m..
Take gods and goddesses and other mythic creatures and put them into your stories. Get advice on how to adapt a mythic story for your own use.
Worldbuilding, Fri. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m..
How do you go about creating a world from scratch? Get advice from panelists: Peter S. Beagle, Sam Sykes, Jordan Summers, and Michael A. Stackpole
Researching Odd Locations and Places, Fri. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
What do you need to look at when researching a real life location, especially one out of the ordinary, for your fiction? Our panelists look at some nearby locations they have made use of, such as the Salton Sea, Tuba City, and other southwest locations.
Writing Zombies, Sat. 3 to 4 p.m..
Featuring a panel of horror authors, get advice on how to put your own spin on the writing about zombies.
Or hear what others are enjoying at the Cool Things I'm Reading, Sat. noon to 1 p.m..
Workshops run for 60 min. and are included in the attendee membership price.
Phoenix Comicon 2012 runs Thursday, May 24, to Sunday, May 27, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Admission ranges from $25 for daily entry ($30 at the door) to $40 for all four days ($45 at the door).
Certain events and photo ops with special guests require an additional fee. Visit the Comicon website for a full list of writing workshops.