Event Type



Virtual Access

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

8:30 pm EST

How Magazines Are Changing

Congressional On-Site Viewing (Virtual), 8:30 pm EST View Replay

Twenty years ago, a new age of internet magazines started rising alongside the print favorites. Now there are so many different ways to broadcast, produce, and consume short fiction. How are magazines changing to reflect that? We’ll look at how everything has changed over time, from what stories are popular to delivery methods to submissions rules and processes, and speculate about what may be coming next.

Type: Panel

Thursday, December 16, 2021

11:30 am EST

What Makes a Great SFF Audio Book?

Congressional On-Site Viewing (Virtual), 11:30 am EST View Replay

There are more audio books on the market every year. This panel will tackle questions such as how much they cost to produce, how to market them, what makes science fiction and fantasy audiobooks good, how to choose the right voice, and what can the reader get from an audio book that they might not get from reading the page?

Type: Panel

2:30 pm EST

Webcomic Workshop

Presidential Board Room, 2:30 pm EST *

Storyboard artist and fantasy writer Tenaya Anue walks workshop participants through the nuts and bolts of creating the characters, storylines, and images for webcomics. Appropriate for attendees of all ages and skill levels.

Type: Workshop

4:00 pm EST

Streaming Services and You

Forum Room, 4:00 pm EST *

Speculative media content is increasingly offered through subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and CBS All Access. Do your subscriptions reflect your identity as a consumer and fan? What does it say if you subscribe to Britbox and Shudder versus Prime and Disney+?

Type: Panel

Friday, December 17, 2021

10:00 am EST

John Picacio’s Spotlight on New Artists

Blue Room, 10:00 am EST View Replay

Multiple Hugo-winning artist John Picacio showcases several new artists on the speculative art scene who will present their work to the Worldcon audience.

Tags: Art, New Media

11:30 am EST

Selling Your Artwork in the Digital Age

Calvert Room, 11:30 am EST *

Instagram, conventions, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, art galleries, local craft shows, Instagram, Etsy, Patreon, personal websites, and Instagram… What are the best ways to get your artwork noticed? Where do you focus your energy to get the most bang for your buck? Do you need an art agent, and if so, how do you get one? Why do you hate Instagram, and why do you have to use it anyway?

Type: Panel

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Video Game Writing as a Discipline

Congressional On-Site Viewing (Virtual), 11:30 am EST View Replay

For a long time, video game writing was seen as a separate discipline from, and often inferior to, more “serious” speculative media. As video game narratives become increasingly complex, and gameplay becomes more sophisticated, is it still useful to define video game writing as a separate discipline? If so, why?

Type: Panel

5:30 pm EST

How to Start a Fan Podcast

Congressional On-Site Viewing (Virtual), 5:30 pm EST View Replay

So you want to start podcasting at fellow fans. What kind of tech setup do you need? How do you build an audience? How do you develop a format? How do you network with other fan podcasters? Our panelists will share their tips for getting started.

Type: Panel
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