Science Fiction World-building


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Pickard Conference Room

Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Hugo-nominated editor and author, will discuss aspects of worldbuilding specific to science fiction such as Faster Than Light travel, laser guns, alien worlds and life, and scientific concerns along with unique approaches to common worldbuilding concerns. Attendees will come away with a well-rounded sense of SF worldbuilding basics and research resources. Seating is first-come, first-served for this session.

Register once (appreciated but not required) for the entire Writers Conference and come and go as you please. Separate registrations are required to attend any of the Critique Sessions. Check out the Writers Conference schedule at a glance or search our online calendar for in-depth descriptions.

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a Hugo-nominated editor and author of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery for children and adult's including entries in The X-Files, Predator, Decipher's Wars, Monster Hunter International, and Joe Ledger. His debut novel, The Worker Prince, received Honorable Mention from Paul Goat Allen on Barnes and Noble's Year's Best Science Fiction Releases of 2011, and was followed by two sequels. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Baen, Titan, and IDW amongst others, and he had edited 12 anthologies for publishers like St. Martin's Griffin, Baen, Titan, Fairwood Press, and WordFire.