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Friday, December 3
 

10:00am CST

Writing 101
We all start somewhere, and it's no different for writing. Whether you hope to one day write the Great American Furry Novel, or just want to do better at the stories you share with friends, come and learn some of the basics of good storytelling and some of the pitfalls and common beginner mistakes to avoid.

Speakers

Friday December 3, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt – Seatac

12:00pm CST

Writers Meet & Greet
Writers and fans of furry literature, you are not alone! Come to the Meet & Greet where you'll have the chance to say hello and introduce yourself to other writers in the fandom. Perhaps you'll even meet a favorite author.

Speakers

Friday December 3, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac

1:00pm CST

Plot and Conflict
No matter how good your characters are, you'll need interesting things for them to do, or events they must react to. What makes for a compelling, perhaps riveting plot? One of the key elements in any plot is conflict. In this panel we discuss some of the different plots and types of conflict that can drive a story and keep your readers wondering what happens next.

Speakers
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Friday December 3, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac

2:00pm CST

Characters and Relationships
Characters are arguably the most important element to any story. What makes characters believable, memorable, and compelling? A big part of any characters is the relationships they have with other characters. Come join us as we discuss what makes good characters and relationships.


Friday December 3, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac

3:30pm CST

Setting and World Building
Stories can take place in a lot of different places and time periods, whether it's someplace in our modern world, a setting from our history, a futuristic alien society, or a magical world of fantasy. Join us as we discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls, the challenges and rewards of creating or choosing a setting where your characters live and their stories play out.


Friday December 3, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac

4:30pm CST

Scene and Story Structure
Ever had a story idea in which you knew where you wanted to go but not how to get there? Or you have some pieces but aren't sure how they fit together? Or maybe it's a question of keeping the reader interested along the way. This panel will cover approaches to structuring your story, concepts like scene and sequel, pacing, and how to get elements of a story to fit together well.

Speakers

Friday December 3, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac
 
Saturday, December 4
 

10:00am CST

Science Fiction
Intergalactic furries have stories to tell, stories of space, technology, and time travel. There are many worlds to explore and to play in as we create our stories, whether they be epic quests filled with wonder, exploring uncharted places, or clawing out an existence in a dystopian wasteland. Come sit with us as we discuss how to weave tales of science fiction.


Saturday December 4, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt – Seatac

11:00am CST

From "Nation" to "Planet:" Writing the "Furry Nation" Sequel
Joe Strike is a certified greymuzzle. He’s been part of the Furry community since 1988 when he received a surprise invitation to the very first east coast furry party.

After watching our subculture spread across the world, Joe wrote "Furry Nation," his 2017 account of Furry’s birth, its earliest days and the first generation of furs who made it all happen.

Since then our community has grown ever larger; every day more and more people across the globe realize their furriness and launch their own conventions. With more Furry in the world than ever before, Joe is in the midst of writing "Furry Planet," scheduled for a 2022 release by Apollo Publishers.

Joe will describe the challenge of documenting our dynamic community, reaching people who have brought Furry to their own country, and the hurdles and rewards they faced along the way. "Planet" will also examine aspects of Furry overlooked in "Furry Nation:" furry authors, entrepreneurs and therians, as well as the increasing presence of anthropomorphism in popular and high culture, from superhero films to performance art. (Attendees are welcome to suggest additional topics for "Furry Planet" to explore.)

Speakers

Saturday December 4, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac

3:00pm CST

What It Takes to Write: Process, Discipline, and Lifestyle
Writing can be very rewarding, but it takes time and discipline. How often have you heard someone say they can't find the time to write, or can't get their mind working in the right direction? As with any worthwhile goal, there are obstacles to be overcome and processes to be learned. In this panel we talk about how writers write, and the writer's lifestyle.

Speakers
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Saturday December 4, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac

4:00pm CST

Let's Write a Terrible Story!
Award-winning author Gre7g Luterman teaches you good writing technique by showcasing bad writing examples.

Speakers

Saturday December 4, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac

7:00pm CST

Actually Writing that (Adult) Story (18+ ONLY)
You've been to panels on world-building, character development, even how to run the business side of being a writer. But now it's time to actually write a story. At this panel, we'll have an in-depth look at putting sentences together, figuring out story flow, and (by the time we're done) actually have a 3-page story done. Learn the craft by doing the craft.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ENTER

Speakers

Saturday December 4, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac

8:00pm CST

Writing Transformation Smut (18+ ONLY)
Summercat shares his thoughts on different approaches towards writing transformation erotica and will convince the audience to do the same.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.


Saturday December 4, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Hyatt – Hartsfield

9:00pm CST

Writing Erotica (18+ ONLY)
After dark is the time to turn up the heat in your story! In this panel we discuss adult writing, covering not only the basics, but also such matters as the difference between romance, erotica, and porn, how much detail to provide and how to pace your scenes, and how these enticing elements can work together with the plot, characterization, and setting.

18+ ONLY. ID REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Speakers
avatar for Joshiah

Joshiah

Author of furry works, fantasy works, science fiction and more! Works with both adult and tame subject matter. Author of "Tales of Veloria."


Saturday December 4, 2021 9:00pm - 10:30pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac
 
Sunday, December 5
 

11:00am CST

Making Furry Relevant: Not Humans in Fursuits
Making the animal nature of your characters relevant so that they aren’t just “humans in fursuits”.


Sunday December 5, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt – Seatac
 
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