Rustycon is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention, held locally in the greater Seattle Area, with approximately 500 – 700 people in attendance. We have multi–track programming, a dealer’s room, an art show, and a hospitality room for the general membership. As a focal point for Northwest Science Fiction/Fantasy fandom, we try to provide something of interest for everyone.
I am delighted to announce I will be a panelist at Rustycon 34 coming up January 14 and 15 in Seattle. See you there!
|Sat Jan 14 11:00:am||Sat Jan 14 12:00:pm||Playing with Pacing|
|Washington C||Remember that book you couldn’t put down, or that novel you had to slog your way through? We’ll discuss how to pick up the pace or slow it down. Our panelists will reveal their own tips and tricks for drawing in their readers and keeping them.|
|Anthea Sharp G.R. Theron Raven Oak Tom D Wright|
|Sat Jan 14 4:00:pm||Sat Jan 14 5:00:pm||The Parent Writer|
|Seattle 1||The joys and hazards of being a parent while trying to be a professional in the field and possibly holding down a full time job. How it can be done.|
|Anthea Sharp David Boop Kate Ristau M.S. Chavez|
|Sat Jan 14 7:00:pm||Sat Jan 14 8:00:pm||Self Marketing for Artists and Writers|
|Evergreen I||Some basics can be applied to any self-marketing. What has worked in the past for our panelists, what have they tried that was a total bomb?|
|Anthea Sharp Elizabeth Guizzetti Michael Suiter Rob Carlos|
|Sun Jan 15 10:00:am||Sun Jan 15 11:00:am||Writing Short|
|Washington C||Flash fiction to novellas, we’ll take a look at the art of writing a well-crafted short story, discuss plot structures and arcs, and talk about why writing short fiction is a fabulous idea in today’s publishing climate.|
|Anthea Sharp David Boop M.S. Chavez Rebecca Birch|
|Sun Jan 15 11:00:am||Sun Jan 15 11:30:am||Reading Anthea Sharp|
|Tacoma||Anthea Sharp reads from her published works|
|Sun Jan 15 1:00:pm||Sun Jan 15 2:00:pm||Literary Markets for Short Genre Fiction|
|Washington C||What are some non-traditional markets for genre fiction? Let’s discuss the wider dissemination of genre fiction on the contemporary and literary fields, including the influence of comic books and gaming.|
|Anthea Sharp David Boop|
Write on The River 2017 Conference May 19, 20 &21 – Wenatchee, WA
Write On The River is North Central Washington’s only writing conference. Two days of content-packed workshops with professional editors, successful agents, bestselling authors and nationally-acclaimed speakers, Write On The River is the best way to hone your craft, build your dream and move your writing forward. Whether your goal is to be a published author, write articles for a local magazine, develop your poetry, or simply write for your own enjoyment, Write On The River has something for you. Held every May on the beautiful Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, Washington, Write On The River is a writing conference not to be missed!
I will be presenting three break out workshops on indie publishing, plus attending the book signing!
Jet City Comic Show – November 5-6 – Tacoma, WA
Anthea is a guest author at the Jet City Comic Show! Featuring authors, artists, and creative comics types of all kinds at this affordable, family-friendly event at the Tacoma Convention Center. See you there!
Emerald City Writers’ Conference, October 14-16, 2016, Bellevue, WA
Anthea will be presenting a workshop called Thinking Outside the Boxed Set: Creative Collaboration for Authors
Saturday, October 15th is the Passport to Reader Event. Join us for the “booktail” party of the year!
Cascade Writers’ Workshop, July 28-31, Tacoma, WA
Anthea will be giving a workshop at this fantastic event. Visit cascadewriters.com for more information.
Capital Indie Book Con, July 16 at 11am, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Authors from all over Western Washington and Oregon come together to sign books and meet readers. Looking for romance? Yep. Mysteries? We have authors who write those. Scifi and Fantasy? Tons. Don’t miss out on the event of the summer!
October 7th 5-7pm, Hoquaim
Independent publishing now rivals the combined output of all the publishers in New York. Author Anthea Sharp and TRL staff member, Ryan Williams will talk about how to get your writing directly into the hands of readers at the Hoquiam Timberland Library. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together – a one book, one community reading program.
October 8th, 6-9pm, Olympia
Anthea will be attending the upcoming launch of the Timberland Writes Together Anthology at the Washington Center for Performing Arts in Olympia. Come for the Q&A and ask the contributing authors your questions! After the event, there will be time to chat with the authors.
October 14th, 5-6pm, Tenino
Independent publishing now rivals the combined output of all the publishers in New York. Authors Anthea Sharp and Ryan Williams will talk about how to get your writing directly into the hands of readers at the Tenino Timberland Library. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together – a one book, one community reading program.
October 15th, 6:30-7:30, Belfair
Anthea’s story Ice in D Minor will be featured in the upcoming Timberland Writes Together Anthology. Anthea Sharp will be speaking on behalf of the Timberland Reads Together program at the North Mason Timberland Library in Belfair. Come get a sneak peak of her story!
October 16th – 18th, 2015, Seattle
Anthea will be doing a workshop called “Everything Amazon–Even If You Don’t Self-Publish”. Stop on by to learn more!
October 22nd, 6:00-7:00, Oakville
Anthea Sharp, contributing author in “Timberland Writes Together Anthology,” has been ranked in the Top 100 Fantasy/SF authors of America. Come for an author’s chat with time for Q&A at the Oakville Timberland Library. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together – a one book, one community reading program.
May 9th, 2015, Olympia
Anthea will be attending the Nova Innovators Fair on Saturday, May 9th 2015 at the NOVA School 2020 22nd Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501. The Innovators fair is a free region-wide event featuring professional,amateur and student (elementary school through college) artists & makers from across the Northwest. Come on by to buy a book, get a copy signed or chat!
April 1, 2015, Tacoma
Anthea Lawson will sitting in at the monthly Tacoma Round Table Readers from 12-2 Pacific Time.
Tacoma Round Table Readers meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Round Table Pizza in Tacoma at 7901 S. Hosmer St Ste A-1, from 12:00 – 2:00.
Swing by, in person for a chance to talk about Anthea’s books, hear about upcoming projects, and ply her with questions. Hope to see you there!
March 29th, 2015, Second Life
Come meet the virtual me online at at Medici University in SL on March 29th at 12pm (noon) Pacific Daylight Time (also SL server time). Come hang out in the faerie ring on the virtual campus of Medici University – a Linden Endowment for the Arts project hosted in Second Life. secondlife://LEA23/121/15
We’ll have fun with writerly questions and answers – plus other fabulous people will be there, like award-winning artist Neeva Torok, and the lovely Morwen (pictured below). And a huge shout-out to the amazing Myra, who has worked so very hard to make me and the faerie ring look so good! You know you want to come sit on one of her custom-made mushroom seats and chat about writing~