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Thursday, July 4
 

19:00

Furry Writers Meet and Greet
Before the convention gets fully ramped up, come to an informal meet and greet to hang out with your fellow writers in the furry fandom. Swap ideas and experiences, discuss the craft, or just hang out with fellow creators to get to know a few more writers in the fandom.

Speakers
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Treat... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 19:00 - 20:20
WESTIN Washington
 
Friday, July 5
 

10:30

Writing Foundations: Beginner
A starting talk to attend if you’re just beginning to put some words to paper or maybe you’ve written a few stories and you want to expand your craft. We’ll discuss the basics of how to start improving, getting inspiration, and how to accept, deal with, and benefit from the hierarchy of talent and experience in writing or any other art form. Seasoned writers are also welcome for review or adding experienced opinions.

Speakers
avatar for Sparf

Sparf

Sparf is a writer, actor, storyteller, podcaster and voiceover artist He has had stories published in Fang 6 and 7, Roar 7, Trick or Treat vol. 2, several conbooks, and in the recently released Sci-Fi horror anthology Bleak Horizons, from FurPlanet. His podcast is Independent Claws... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 10:30 - 11:20
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11:30

Writers' Slam
Want feedback on a story you're writing? Bring a 1-2 page excerpt to the Writers' Slam! You'll get to read your work and receive constructive feedback. Anyone who just wishes to listen is welcome! Due to time constraints, excerpts will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Speakers
avatar for Iago/Siphedious

Iago/Siphedious

Editing and Writing


Friday July 5, 2019 11:30 - 13:20
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13:30

Writing Foundations: Intermediate
Have a few stories under your belt? Feel like you’re growing, getting positive comments and so on? Trying to find the next steps? Here’s the discussion for you. We’ll be talking about some intermediate skill boosts including some info on standard plot and structure, methods for improving your characters and dialogue, and beta readers and editing passes. A discussion for anyone that wants to learn about or review these topics.


Friday July 5, 2019 13:30 - 14:50
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15:00

Your Writing Group's Excellent Adventure
When you want your writing to be most excellent, it's most non-heinous to have a few friends to help you along the way for your journey. The best ones are the people you can trust to be totally honest if something is bogus in your first draft, and we'll help you learn how to reach out and find those dudes and dudettes that will come together regularly so that everyone can make the most awesome stories.

Speakers
avatar for Mog Moogle

Mog Moogle

Author, Moogle Productions
Exactly what you'd expect from a pipe-smoking, BMXing moogle writer
avatar for Alkani Serval

Alkani Serval

Principal Facilitator, Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat (RAWR)
I'm principal facilitator for the Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat, a five day, furry-focused short-story workshop led by Kyell Gold and Ryan Campbell. The workshop focuses specifically on fiction involving furry characters across all genres.I also have multiple stories set... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 15:00 - 15:50
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16:00

Mapping Your Imagined World
Interactive presentation covering blocking out of countries and geographical features, naming, scale, and tips for integrating the map into the story. Practice makes better—audience is encouraged to try making their own maps for new or existing projects! Family-friendly.


Friday July 5, 2019 16:00 - 16:50
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17:00

Self Publishing and YOU!
With more and more markets that have opened up and the ability to garner a niche audience or even grow a mainstream following, self-publishing is a valid way to make money off your craft. Come for a discussion about the pitfalls and pragmatic concerns to setting up your marketing, content, and working with some of the other people you'll still need to help you put your best foot forward.

Speakers
avatar for Mog Moogle

Mog Moogle

Author, Moogle Productions
Exactly what you'd expect from a pipe-smoking, BMXing moogle writer
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Treat... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 17:00 - 17:50
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18:00

Writing Foundations: Advanced
This is the panel to attend if you’ve made a number of achievements and want to keep moving forward. Whether you’re just beyond the intermediate wall or a grizzled writing veteran, come talk about some of the in-depth aspects of the editing process, improving descriptions and scenes, deciding what to show and what to leave implied, and a variety of other topics. Of course, novices are definitely welcome to listen in on some of the more advanced tricks of the trade.


Friday July 5, 2019 18:00 - 19:20
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19:30

Make Ianus Read It! (Charity)
From the people who brought you "Can You Read It?" comes a set of turkey readings, all to benefit Anthrocon's chosen charity. Ianus J. Wolf will be doing live readings of selections from some pulpy, truly awful sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, and for every bit you drop in the bucket for charity, you can force him to replace words, change character traits, do silly voices, or anything else to make the story "better". Viewer Discretion Advised.

Speakers
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Treat... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 19:30 - 20:20
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21:00

Transgender and Nonbinary Characters in Furry Lit
With the wide spectrum of gender in the world, representing these characters accurately in your fiction can be important for verisimilitude and visibility. We'll delve into transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, and other character types across the broad gender gamut and look into realistic portrayals, avoiding tokenism, and various other topics on how best to bring such characters to life in your works.


Friday July 5, 2019 21:00 - 21:50
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22:00

After Dark: General Adult Writing
Our annual open discussion about writing adult and erotic content. This panel will cover the basics and some of the intricacies of adult writing such as word choice, pacing, and where the adult material fits in your larger work. We'll also look at making your adult work enticing to the reader and just how enticing it should be based on the purpose of your story. Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship. IDs and badges will be checked at the door.


Friday July 5, 2019 22:00 - 22:50
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23:00

After Dark: Fanfiction Adult Writing
This year we're "slashing" our adult writing panels to bring you a totally new discussion on writing adult material. We'll be talking about the process and art for those times when you really want to see some canon characters in some very non-canon situations. How true to the original characters should you stay? How do you furrify (while making up your own words) properties that aren't originally furry? Will you keep it a tasteful romance or go all out? All this and more in our first panel focused on adult writing in fanfiction. _x000D_
Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship. IDs and badges will be checked at the door.


Friday July 5, 2019 23:00 - 23:50
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00:00

After Dark: Kink Adult Writing
Writing adult fiction is not always a simple set of standard expectations. In our community, there are plenty of strange desires to be served by adult stories. Discovering the secrets of such kinks in writing can be rewarding artistically and financially and downright fun, but there are always challenges. Join us for an open discussion of the odder side of adult writing. Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship. IDs and badges will be checked at the door.


Saturday July 6, 2019 00:00 - 00:50
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Saturday, July 6
 

11:00

Non-Fiction Writing in Furry Fandom
We surf through life. And as we do it's important to know what is going on, what has been, and the possibilities of what could be. Each generation's trials rise and fall like a tide, and we are all in the soup._x000D_
_x000D_
Learn to make waves with your non-fiction writing.


Saturday July 6, 2019 11:00 - 11:50
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15:00

All About RAWR: The Furry Writing Workshop
The Regional Anthropomorphic Writers' Retreat (RAWR) is the first (and to date only) residential writing workshop focused on furry fiction. This five-day, full-immersion program is designed for socialization, learning, and critiquing. This panel is intended for anyone interested in seeing what the workshop has to offer, what changes are coming, and to ask questions.

Speakers
avatar for Alkani Serval

Alkani Serval

Principal Facilitator, Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat (RAWR)
I'm principal facilitator for the Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat, a five day, furry-focused short-story workshop led by Kyell Gold and Ryan Campbell. The workshop focuses specifically on fiction involving furry characters across all genres.I also have multiple stories set... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 15:00 - 15:15
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16:00

Writing Technologies and Formatting
Once, all you needed to write was parchment, quill, and imagination. These days a lot more is necessary for the world of publishing, online formatting, and putting your best paw forward. Come for our yearly talk about the proper ways to use word processing software to make your editors (and self-publishing sites) happy and get updates on the latest technological advances for your writing.

Speakers
avatar for Mog Moogle

Mog Moogle

Author, Moogle Productions
Exactly what you'd expect from a pipe-smoking, BMXing moogle writer
avatar for Sparf

Sparf

Sparf is a writer, actor, storyteller, podcaster and voiceover artist He has had stories published in Fang 6 and 7, Roar 7, Trick or Treat vol. 2, several conbooks, and in the recently released Sci-Fi horror anthology Bleak Horizons, from FurPlanet. His podcast is Independent Claws... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 16:00 - 17:20
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17:30

A Guide to Good Critiquing and Reviewing
The saying goes that "Everybody's a critic." and these days, it's never been more true. But there are certain guidelines to making your critiques and reviews of others' work effective and honest so that they are truly useful to the consumer instead of posting a simple love fest or hatchet job. Come to learn and discuss how to offer a truly good review whether you're leaving a simple comment, offering feedback on a friend's work, or writing a full review for a large website.

Speakers
avatar for Alkani Serval

Alkani Serval

Principal Facilitator, Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat (RAWR)
I'm principal facilitator for the Regional Anthropomorphic Writers Retreat, a five day, furry-focused short-story workshop led by Kyell Gold and Ryan Campbell. The workshop focuses specifically on fiction involving furry characters across all genres.I also have multiple stories set... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 17:30 - 18:20
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18:30

Fur Libs: A Mad Story Game (Charity)
Back for more fun! Our yearly raucous writing game returns. Come help us fill in the blanks in a few custom pieces from talented furry authors to create a whole new bit of craziness. You too can turn original furry works into joyous insanity by shouting out suggestions to fill in the blanks and then hearing a dramatic reading of the results. The more suggestions we have, the more fun it'll be.

Speakers
avatar for Mog Moogle

Mog Moogle

Author, Moogle Productions
Exactly what you'd expect from a pipe-smoking, BMXing moogle writer


Saturday July 6, 2019 18:30 - 19:50
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20:00

Submit and Publish
Every year, there are more and more options to get your work out there in a small press or other professional publication. This panel will specifically speak to how to submit your work to others for publication. You'll hear about the ins and outs of working with editors and publishers, as well has have a chance to ask process questions from representatives of the major furry publishers.


Saturday July 6, 2019 20:00 - 20:50
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21:00

Rhondi Reads
Goldeen “Rhondi” Ogawa, author of Professor Odd and Driving Arcana, reads from her latest work! Come for captivating tales and dramatic reading, stay for a quick Q/A with the author/illustrator.


Saturday July 6, 2019 21:00 - 21:50
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22:00

After Dark: Dark and Difficult Topics
The world is not always a happy or pretty place, even when writing about talking animals. For verisimilitude in stories, sometimes it's necessary to actually explore the more horrible side of the nature of society and individuals. Come for a talk about giving topics such as personal violence, addiction, prejudices, and so on the proper gravitas, examining their necessity in the specific work, and dealing as a writer with the personal emotional fallout that can sometimes occur. Must be over 18, or over the legal age in country of citizenship. IDs and badges will be checked at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Mog Moogle

Mog Moogle

Author, Moogle Productions
Exactly what you'd expect from a pipe-smoking, BMXing moogle writer
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Treat... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 22:00 - 23:20
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00:00

Can You Read It? Readings in Terrible Fiction (Charity)
Our popular late-night charity drive of horrible readings continues! Think you can make it through live reading some of the most pathetically putrescent prose published to paper? Well put your donation where your mouth is! Drop a bill into the charity bucket and see how long you can last reading terrible fiction amidst howls of laughter, epic facepalms, and of course, audience participation. Anyone can listen in, but reading takes whatever you can donate per turn. All proceeds go straight to Anthrocon’s charity for the year.

Speakers
avatar for Mog Moogle

Mog Moogle

Author, Moogle Productions
Exactly what you'd expect from a pipe-smoking, BMXing moogle writer


Sunday July 7, 2019 00:00 - 01:50
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Sunday, July 7
 

11:00

Magic, Myths, and Monsters: Writing Fantasy
An in-depth discussion of writing fantasy in different styles and length, what to learn from the masters, and how best to give a furry bend to your epic quest or simple story of might and magic. So get the party together, sharpen your blades, make sure you can solve the magical riddles, and discover what adventure lies ahead.


Sunday July 7, 2019 11:00 - 12:20
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12:30

Federations, Fallouts, and Futures: Writing Sci-fi
Take some Time And Relative Discussions In Space to talk all things sci-fi furry. Whether it's how to write your epic space opera or your quick jaunt into the very possible future, this is the place to bring your cybernetics into our parallel world. Whether you perfer your sci-fi with hard facts or free FTL and beaming, there's something for you.


Sunday July 7, 2019 12:30 - 13:50
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14:00

Loves, Losses, and Living: Writing Slice of LIfe
Sometimes it’s nice to take our furry characters and put them in the place of the real world with real problems. That relatable fiction that shows us a mirror of our own world. But how do we winnow it down to the interesting stuff that keeps people reading? How do we make it compelling and avoid slipping into melodrama or mundanity? We’ll discuss these questions and other techniques for writing the best slice-of-life furry stories in this genre panel.


Sunday July 7, 2019 14:00 - 15:20
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15:30

Terrors, Tortures, and Tentacles: Writing Horror
Take a long walk through the mist-shrouded cemetery into the dark woods where strange noises surround you to join us for a talk about writing horror in the fandom. We’ll discuss the nature of individual fears, what might make things scary in a furry universe, and the various different subgenres of horror that we all know and love.

Speakers
avatar for Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf

Ianus J. Wolf is a writer and editor in the fandom and the Track Lead for Anthrocon's writing track. He has written and published stories in an outside of the fandom, as well as editing anthologies for furry publishers. Some of his credits include being the editor for Trick or Treat... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 15:30 - 16:50
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