Norwescon 2023 Incoming!

Hi all!

Yeah, I should post more here, but I like posting when I have actual news. And I have it today!

For anyone in the Seattle area, Norwescon is here again next weekend, April 6-9 at the big ol’ Doubletree Hilton in SeaTac. I’ve paneled a bunch of times at Norwescon but missed last year, so I’m happy to be back. If you’re in the area and up for a con, click the link and give it a look!

I’m also happy to report Norwescon has a mask mandate this year. Yes, I said I’m happy for that. No, I don’t love masks in general, but I’m happy whenever an event takes covid seriously and I’ll be even happier to not get con crud!

Turns out I’ve got a busy panel schedule, too. If anyone’s interested, I’ll be at:


Tips for Writing Space Battles

3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Cascade 11

Colette Breshears (M), Elliott Kay, Bart Kemper, Eva L. Elasigue

Thirst-trap: Writing Sex Scenes 

8:00pm – 9:00pm @ Cascade 7 & 8

Sar Surmick (M), Elliott Kay, Sam Stark, Alaina Ewing


Managing A Multi-Book Series

2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Cascade 5 & 6

Jessie Kwak (M), Randy Henderson, Jennifer Brozek, Elliott Kay

Carry On, My Wayward Scribe

3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Cascade 11

Jessie Kwak (M), Nancy Kress, Gordon B. White, Randy Henderson, Elliott Kay

The Elements of Slash (Note: This panel is a freakin’ riot every single year.)

7:00pm – 8:00pm @ Cascade 9

Berlynn Wohl (M), Elliott Kay, Sam Stark, Maquel A. Jacob, Kris ‘Pepper’ Hambrick


Wizards at War: How Does Magic Alter the Face of Conflict? 

12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Cascade 10

Mikko Azul (M), Frank Morin, Gabe (G.S.) Denning, Elliott Kay

Social Media 

6:00pm – 7:00pm @ Cascade 12

Sheye Anne Blaze (M), Brittany Torres, Elliott Kay, Brooks Peck

(Not listed, but I also caught a late invitation to Erotic Fanfiction as Social Commentary, 8-9pm in Cascade 9)


Managing Your Career During Social Crisis

11:00am – 12:00pm @ Cascade 9

Jessie Kwak (M), Marie Bilodeau, Elliott Kay, Erin Wilcox, Michael Damian Thomas

Outsourcing for Independent Writers

12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Cascade 7 & 8

Maquel A. Jacob (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Elliott Kay, Jessie Kwak


I didn’t sign up for a coffee klatch or book signing, but I’m always happy to talk to folks. If you’re at the con, come say hi!