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Capclave 2013 is pleased to once again host a number of interesting workshops. Space is still available. If you are interested, send an e-mail to our
 
Please note: The details of our workshops are mostly stable but, due to circumstances beyond our control, changes to the program can occur throughout the convention.
 
Saturday 9:00 amSenecaViking Wire Weaving Workshop (Ends at: 10:55 am)
Panelists: Lesley Reuter
This jewelry making technique, which dates from the Viking period, is great for historical reenactors, but can also be used for modern jewelry. It results in an intricate, braided chain, and requires few supplies. Learn to make a pendant or bracelet and take it home with you!

Limit of 12 people

Materials fee: $3-$5 (probably closer to $3).

Saturday 11:00 amSenecaWriter's Workshop (Ends at: 1:55 pm)
Panelists: David Bartell, Andrew Fox, Allen Wold (M), Darcy Wold
Allen Wold will lead a panel of authors in a hands on workshop. Learn many skills as you work on a short story. All you need is a pen and paper.

Session will be for 3 hours on Saturday from 11am to 2pm and for those interested, a 1 hour follow-up on Sunday at 9am.

Number of participants is limited to 20.

Saturday 2:00 pmSenecaArea 52 Military Science Fiction - Getting it Right (Ends at: 3:55 pm)
Panelists: Ron Garner, Brian Shaw, Janine Spendlove
Three Marines teach you how to write realistic military scenes. The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees a brief introduction to military thought at the strategic, operational, and tactical level, an understanding of the types of weapons that are used in combat and how they are employed, and a feeling for the effects of combat on participants and non-participants. From this basis, we will engage attendees in a discussion designed to relate basic military theory, tactics, and weapons to speculative fiction and thus help attendees develop a more accurate depiction of warfare in their writing. The Saturday session will cover the difference between Strategy/Operations/Tactics, including basic theories of military strategy (i.e. why/how states go to war), as well as planning factors and a discussion of these issues as they relate to speculative fiction. The Saturday session will also cover Tactics/Weapons including: (a) standard small unit tactics; (b) types of weapons systems (individual, crew-served, indirect fire, WMD); (c) the effects of warfare on combatants/non-combatants; and (d) discussion of these topics as they relate to speculative fiction. The Sunday session will be a writing sample review and Q&A;in which each attendee prepares a military writing sample ahead of time, and we take volunteers to discuss a couple of them, reserving about 10-15 minutes at the end for Q&A;.

Limited to 15 participants (First two hours)

Saturday 4:00 pmSenecaInsert Tab A into Slot B: Sexing Up Your Fiction (Ends at: 5:55 pm)
Panelists: Meriah Lysistrata Crawford (M)
In this workshop, we’ll discuss the differences between fiction with sex, erotic romance, and different types of erotica, and what markets exist for each category. We’ll look at examples of good and bad sex writing, and discuss what language and level of detail will most effectively accomplish your goals. Through writing and workshopping, you will hone your skills and impress your peers. Chocolate will be provided for inspiration, and to keep your energy level high.

Up to 12 people.

18 and over only.

Sunday 9:00 amSenecaWriter's Workshop Follow-up (Ends at: 9:55 am)
Panelists: David Bartell, Andrew Fox, Allen Wold, Darcy Wold
Allen Wold will lead a panel of authors in a hands on workshop. Learn many skills as you work on a short story. All you need is a pen and paper.

Session will be for 3 hours on Saturday from 11am to 2pm and for those interested, a 1 hour follow-up on Sunday at 9am.

Number of participants is limited to 20.

Sunday 10:00 amSenecaCreating Your Ebook (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Neil Clarke (M)
In this workshop Neil Clarke, ebook designer for Clarkesworld Magazine, Wyrm Publishing, Prime Books, Masque Books, Cheeky Frawg, and Lightspeed Magazine will teach participants how to create ebooks and avoid common pitfalls. Will include topics such as document cleanup, basic styles, advanced search and replace, building a custom TOC, formatting a cover, meta tags, etc.
Sunday 3:00 pmSenecaArea 52.5 Military Science Fiction - Getting it Right (Ends at: 4:55 pm)
Panelists: Ron Garner, Brian Shaw, Janine Spendlove
Three Marines teach you how to write realistic military scenes. The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees a brief introduction to military thought at the strategic, operational, and tactical level, an understanding of the types of weapons that are used in combat and how they are employed, and a feeling for the effects of combat on participants and non-participants. From this basis, we will engage attendees in a discussion designed to relate basic military theory, tactics, and weapons to speculative fiction and thus help attendees develop a more accurate depiction of warfare in their writing. The Saturday session will cover the difference between Strategy/Operations/Tactics, including basic theories of military strategy (i.e. why/how states go to war), as well as planning factors and a discussion of these issues as they relate to speculative fiction. The Saturday session will also cover Tactics/Weapons including: (a) standard small unit tactics; (b) types of weapons systems (individual, crew-served, indirect fire, WMD); (c) the effects of warfare on combatants/non-combatants; and (d) discussion of these topics as they relate to speculative fiction. The Sunday session will be a writing sample review and Q&A;in which each attendee prepares a military writing sample ahead of time, and we take volunteers to discuss a couple of them, reserving about 10-15 minutes at the end for Q&A;.

Limited to 15 participants (conclusion of workshop)

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