Okay, guys, I’m going to cheat a little today. But it’s all in the name of making you happy! I’ve been asked to appear at some upcoming cons (one of the really fun aspects of a writer’s life!) and of course, I have to help by making suggestions for panels. Normally I can come up with a half-dozen or so reasonably good ideas, but I suddenly found myself worrying that we’re repeating the same old panels over and over. I know we can always talk about “Strong Female Characters” or “How To Approach An Agent” and hopefully reach a few people who haven’t seen that panel a hundred times, but maybe there are other subjects we’ve neglected.
Normally the blog is about bringing information to you, the readers, but today I’m asking for your help. Are there any panel ideas you’ve always wished would turn up at a con? Any writing subjects that we’ve somehow let slip past us? Old familiar panel ideas that can be twisted in new and exciting directions? Even if they sound crazy, I want to hear your thoughts. Some of the best panels I’ve ever participated in were born out of silly ideas that grew into great things. So fling me a few suggestions, and let’s see what happens.