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Crystal Con 2019

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5 months 1 week ago #64802 by Astrodragon
Astrodragon replied the topic: Crystal Con 2019
Polk, I'm happy to make time for a daily visit of 1-2 hours.
I cant committ 100% yet, as I dont know my schedule for the period of the con, but I should be able to do this.
So if you let me know closer to the time when you'd like me, just contact me

I love watching their innocent little faces smiling happily as they trip gaily down the garden path, before finding the pit with the rusty spikes.
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5 months 3 days ago #64948 by ebony841
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I would make the impromptu questions very general, Questions like
1) What made you start to write in Whateley?
2) How should writers create villains so that they are good villains?
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4 months 4 days ago - 4 months 4 days ago #65354 by ebony841
ebony841 replied the topic: Crystal Con 2019
I am trying to post an announcement in the front page of Whateley Academy for this Crystal Convention. Let me know what things still need to be edited for this announcement.

<b> Hi Everyone, the second Crystal Convention would be held in the weekend 30th Aug to 1st Sept this year. <b> This convention is a time when everyone gets to chill out with the authors. It would be held by Polk and me (the fans) and would be held in a discord channel that is opened by Polk.

The permanent link is as follows

discord.gg/bMGfsNk

See you there, remember to read the rules! They are about the same for those of this site.

To the authors, please discuss with Polk on the timings the timings that we can slot in the author Q and A for you. It is an once in the year event and we are mainly going through the topics of why the authors joined Whateley and how to write a good fictional superhero story.

I hope to invite past authors like Maggie Finson, Diane Castle and Drunkfu this year. Fingers crossed.

Cheers and thank you all for your time.
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3 months 4 weeks ago #65457 by null0trooper
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Polk Kitsune wrote: Second, it wouldn't be much of a con if we didn't have some panels, or stars to come around and talk. In this case, if I could ask for some authors to volunteer some of their precious time, we could schedule time for a session/presentation. It doesn't have to be alone, I'd even say it might be better in groups.


How about a panel on what types of heroes work well with the WU setting, and which ones more often just don't work?

Read on Discord: "Trickster characters are usually reserved for side characters or villains."
(TV Tropes places a whole lot of tropes as sub-tropes to The Trickster , so YMMV)

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3 months 3 weeks ago #65511 by Polk Kitsune
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Ooooohh. Interesting subject, I'd say. Would also give some potential writers ideas what might be a good starting plan.

Would need someone to write up a presentation for this, and a possible Q&A at the time.

Probably would also be a good idea to make a spreadsheet with times and who would be available.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #65512 by Malady
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Tricksters PSIs are OP because Mental Shielding is Tough?

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2 months 4 weeks ago #65954 by Polk Kitsune
Polk Kitsune replied the topic: Crystal Con 2019
One week to go before the date is up.

A schedule page has been made and prepped to be filled. For now though, I'm giving editing links to authors who want to attend and make a Q&A session. I'll make a viewable link available before the start of the con for those who want to see what's coming.

Any authors wanting a slot can PM me and I'll share the link. Otherwise... Well, I may have to go on the hunt. >> <<

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2 months 3 weeks ago #66042 by Polk Kitsune
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And tomorrow's the day. So a few authors did take a few slots for Q&A sessions. Here's the current schedule.

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12QIusjPa...fPg/edit?usp=sharing
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2 months 3 weeks ago #66056 by Kristin Darken
Kristin Darken replied the topic: Crystal Con 2019
I'm happy to fill a couple slots if you want me, Polk. Suggested topics might be:

Web and E-book publishing
World design and Continuity
GEO - and game design
Power trait 'containment' in a genre with 'Superman'.
Writing in the WU without being at the Academy
Evolution of transgender and gender swaps in TG and more mainstream fiction

I'm open to other thoughts / suggestions, but those are the ones that I feel uniquely suited to. Or a straight up panel Q and A.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #66057 by Polk Kitsune
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If you have the time, then pick a slot, let me know, and I'll enter it in. (or if you want to show up, I think we can get the auditorium to give you the stage.)

Very interesting topics, I'll be honest. If I had more time, I would have proposed doing a strawpoll and get people to vote. I would say the last three topics might be better appreciated, since it seems we've drawn more than a few writers in the server... Which on second thought, the Web and E-book publishing sounds good for writers in general, but in the spirit of Crystal Con, might be better kept closer to Whateley. (I'll admit to be personally curious about the TG one, but that's just me.) Q&A would be appreciated too. I can set up the auditorium with a few ground rules for a more formal presentation if needed, though Q&A would be a lot more loose.

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