MidAmeriCon II and Clash of the Titles

A number of those involved in the Clash of the Titles will be attending MidAmericon II. The panels listed below include anthology editor Gil Bavel and anthology contributors Allan Dyen-Shapiro and D. Avraham.
Clash of Titles: A Workshopped Anthology
Thursday 10:00 – 11:00, 3501B (Kansas City Convention Center)
Clash of Titles is an anthology of speculative fiction stories that began as a list of prospective titles. Each author claimed a title and then wrote their story in a workshop environment. Gil James Bavel, publisher and editor of the anthology, “Clash of the Titles” and some of the writers that took part in the video chat workshop process will be on hand to explain how the anthology took shape and take questions.
Gil Bavel (M), Allan Dyen-Shapiro, D. Avraham
Edison’s Concrete Piano
Thursday 17:00 – 18:00, 2207 (Kansas City Convention Center)
Even the greatest minds have some pretty strange ideas. In 1911, Edison decided to create a concrete piano. What other great, or extremely bizarre ideas have found their way to the US patent office? A look at the oddities that people have imagined.
Bill Higgins (M), Dr. Jordin Kare, Allan Dyen-Shapiro, Howard Davidson
Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Other Forms of Intellectual Property
Friday 10:00 – 11:00, 2502B – A/V (Kansas City Convention Center)
A look at the purpose of patents, copyrights, and trademarks. What is their historical purpose, how is the need for them changing, and where will they go in the future?
Cory Doctorow, Eric Flint, Allan Dyen-Shapiro, Sarah Frost, Lisa Macklem
Living in a Cyberpunk Society
Friday 11:00 – 12:00, 2208 (Kansas City Convention Center)
We may not be able to jack in directly, but we are part of the Cyberfuture. When technology thrives but society decays, seemingly dystopic worlds arise. To what extent is our world a cyberpunk universe and what more can we expect to happen to take us there?
Ms Pat Cadigan, Lyda Morehouse, Allan Dyen-Shapiro, Takayuki Tatsumi, Catherine Lundoff (M)

Brian Trent Writers of the Future Acceptance Speech

Please enjoy this short video of Clash of the Title’s author Brian Trent accepting his Writers of the Future award.

Learn more about Brian Trent at his website.

Interview: Andrew J. Lucas

Another in a series of interviews with the writers for the upcoming speculative fiction anthology, Clash of the Titles. the anthology is the brain child of Gil Bavel, who conceived of an endearing conceit: he would provide a list of titles and the members of his Facebook workshop, Writing the Short (SF) Story, would use the…
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Interview: David M. Hoenig, M.D.

Part one of a series of interviews with the writers for the upcoming speculative fiction anthology, Clash of the Titles. The anthology is the brain child of Gil Bavel, who conceived of an endearing conceit: he would provide a list of titles and the members of his Facebook workshop, Writing the Short (SF) Story, would…
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Anthology in Process

Get ready for a new anthology of original science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, supernatural horror, weird and more.  Half anthology contest and half writers workshop, Clash of the Titles is both a book and a small press event!  It’s a unique idea–a community of writers was invited to claim a title from a list written by the editor…

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