Author and editor John Edward Lawson from Raw Dog Screaming Press and Dog Star Books authors J.L. Gribble and K. Ceres Wright will be attending Balticon 2018 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

The convention runs 24 hours a day May 25 to May 28 but our authors will be participating every day except Thursday. If you plan to attend there are plenty of chances to meet them.

Here are their combined schedules:

  • The Blurring of Genre Borders (panel) J.L. Gribble
  • Freelancing in the Publishing Industry (panel) John Edward Lawson

5pm Introduction to SFF Poetry (panel) John Edward Lawson

6pm There’s No Such Thing as Apolitical Fiction (panel) John Edward Lawson

8pm Microfiction and Micropoetry (panel) John Edward Lawson


10am Effective Marketing for the Self-Published Author (panel) John Edward Lawson

11am Running a Small Press (panel) John Edward Lawson

12pm Afrofuturism 101 (panel) K. Ceres Wright

  • Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading (J.L. Gribble)
  • Readings: Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction (John Edward Lawson, K. Ceres Wright)

2pm Slash of Our Ancestors: A History of Fanfic (panel) J.L. Gribble

  • Autograph session with J.L. Gribble & Jay Smith
  • Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction (DWASF) Meet & Greet (John Edward Lawson, K. Ceres Wright)

9pm Writing Psychological Horror (panel) K. Ceres Wright

  • Alternate History: Creating Stories by Changing the Past (presentation) J.L. Gribble
  • Yourself and Someone Unlike You: Why Representation is Good for Everyone (panel)John Edward Lawson

2 pm Readings: John Edward Lawson, Starla Huchton, Charles Gannon

4 pm Fandom Trolls and How to Vanquish Them (panel) J.L. Gribble

5pm Diversity Readers and Why You Need Them (panel) John Edward Lawson

7pm Readings with J.L. Gribble & Paul E. Cooley

  • Long Live the King: The Success of Black Panther (panel) John Edward Lawson
  • Taking Off the Training Wheels: Fanfic to Original Fic (panel) J.L. Gribble

9pm Tales From the Slush Pile (panel) John Edward Lawson


10am Writing Compelling Villains (panel) J.L. Gribble

11am How to Keep Writing After the Workshop (panel) J.L. Gribble