Welcome to Writers of Strange Fiction Virtual Con!
DEALING WITH NEGATIVE BOOK REVIEWS
THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021, 12:00 PM PDT
Goodreads trolls exist. And they’re deadly for a writer’s self-esteem. Plan your battle strategy and commiserate with two survivors of the Bad Review Blues.
Panelists: Garten Gevedon, W. Dale Jordan
Moderator: Alessandor Earnest
Garten Gevedon (she/her) lives in New York City with her family. She’s a sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, and magical realism author who loves taking fairy tales and turning them inside out. Her debut novel, Dorothy in the Land of Monsters, was published October 2019.
W. Dale Jordan
W. Dale Jordan is an out and proud gay author living with his husband in the wilds of East Texas. He splits his writing life between fiction and journalism. He is a big believer that representation in media is vital to equity in the real world and incorporates those ideas into his writing whether it’s a scary creature feature or a fantasy tale like those he loved growing up.
I’m Alessandor Earnest. Think Alice and/or. I’m such a great editor that one of my writers let me tattoo my face on his ass. It looks terrible. I’m a developmental editor for speculative fiction books, comics, and short stories. Occasionally, I do the odd humorous memoir. I also coach neurodiverse writers to help them finish writing the books they start! Oh! And I organized WSF Con! Glad you made it!
Writers of Strange Fiction Virtual Con!
April 1-31, 2021 | FREE
Calling all speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird, experimental, genre-benders, and comics writers!
Pick up craft secrets, publishing strategies, and new perspectives in speculative fiction!
Panels, contests, community!
Panels will be recorded, so if you cannot attend live, you can listen on the site!
One of the biggest problems I’ve had with virtual cons over the last year is that you don’t get the same sense of community as when you can go in person.
To address this, the Writers of Strange Fiction Con is taking place on Discord, in a lively and active community of speculative fiction writers. You can share feedback, support, and resources year-round with the writerly friends you make.
We’ve set up contests and activities to make the experience more interactive and social. Like the cosplay contest, for which the prize is a custom handcrafted grimoire from Vedagora Craft! I can’t wait to see everyone’s amazing outfits! We also have the Social Butterfly Award, which is given to the person who invites the most people, and the Chatty Cathy Award for the person who is most active in the forums!
And of course, we’ll have virtual parties and mixers so you can meet likeminded weirdo writers!
If this sounds like a thing YOU need to be a part of, JOIN US! We’re SO excited to meet you!
Special thanks to Matt Glass (mattglass.net) for allowing the use of his song, Mouth Peace, for our intro!