Workshops will be announced as they are confirmed. Be sure to also check out this year's list of events and our science track.

Writing Workshops for Young Adults

The Crazy 8 Press Team (Robert Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, Peter David, Russ Colchamiro, Michael Jan Friedman, Glenn Hauman, Mary Fan, Kelli Fitzpatrick) have developed short (1- hour) writing workshops aimed specifically at teenage aspiring writers. These workshops are open to all teens (12-19 years of age).

More details to come!

How Clothes Make Characters: Intersection of Writing & Cosplay

with Howard Weinstein

Does it help for writers (and fans) to walk a mile in the literal shoes, clothing and props of characters? Writers and costumers, share how wearing a costume makes you feel and how it sparks our imaginations. Any and all character or period costumes welcome (but optional).

Puppy Parenting 101

with Howard Weinstein

Learn all about dog training and behavior from Howard Weinstein, experienced trainer and the author of Puppy Kisses are Good for the Soul (and yes, these techniques work on spouses and children, too!)

Writer Beware

with Richard White

Publishing is an ever-changing business, but how does a new (and not-so-new) author find the right publisher, agent, or decide whether self-publishing is right for them? Writer Beware is the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's anti-scam committee, and in this workshop we'll discuss ways you can learn to decide the best path for your writing career and how to spot when people may not have your best interests at heart. (1 hour)

Basic Self-Defense Workshop

with Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith, who has a black belt in Karate, will conduct a self-defense workshop. This workshop is limited to 20 people. There will be a sign-up list at the Convention Registration Desk. (The workshop is free.)

Belly Dancing

with Jeanne Waverly

Come enjoy an hour of belly dance! The instructor has been dancing for 15 years, teaching for 9 in the Egyptian Cabaret style. We'll learn some basic moves, put them together in a short choreography and just have fun. Now get up and dance! (The workshop is free.)