Events

Morgan doesn’t just stay at home writing. You can find her out and about talking about writing, blogging, vlogging, voice acting, and more!

Upcoming Events

ChiCon 8 (the 80th WorldCon) – Sept 1-5th – Chicago, IL (CDT)

  • Livestreaming For Beginners – Fri 7pm – A lot of people think streaming is easy, you just turn on the console or computer, get a webcam and go! Our panelists will discuss what actually goes into streaming, whether as a hobby or for those who want to make a career out of it. (Virtual) I’ll be moderating, with Lauren A. R. Masterson, Gregory A. Wilson, and Nate Hoffelder.
  • Mental Health and Conrunning – Sat 4pm – Organizing a convention can take a mental toll. What does it look like to take care of your mental health while working on a concom? Panelists discuss ways to manage workload with the rest of your life, handle frustrations, and avoid burnout. (In Person) Moderated by Marinda Darnell, with Gordon D. and Lynelle Howell.
  • Legal Considerations for Podcasters – Sun 8:30pm – As podcasting becomes both ubiquitous and profitable, content creators need to consider their legal vulnerability. Libel, content licensing, and copyright infringement are just some of the litigious possibilities confronting the modern podcaster. What are the most common—and the most overlooked—legal dangers for podcasters? How can they be avoided or minimized? A panel of legal experts will highlight the legal perils and protections all podcasters should know. (Virtual) Moderated by Sean Mean, with Bob J. Koester, Craig Brewer, and Will “scifantasy” Frank
  • Starting Your Own Podcast – Sun 11:30am – If you’re considering starting your own podcast or just curious about how they are produced, join us for an overview of the podcasting process. Our panel of veteran podcasters will explore the various podcast formats and structures, as well as touch on technical requirements, marketing and distribution strategies, and more. Come as a novice and leave with a comprehensive understanding of the podcast process from conception to completion. (In Person) Moderated by John Coxon, with Heather Rose Jones, Jennifer Mace, and Patrick Hester.
  • Judging a Book by Page 119 – Sun 5:30pm – They say you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but can you judge it by page 119? Join our panelists as they read selections from Page 119 of several books, and decide whether or not you’d be interested in reading the book. The catch? You won’t know the title or author until *after* you make your decision! (In Person) Moderated by Helen Montgomery, with Brandon Ketchum C. Taylor-Butler, and Suzanne Palmer.

Past Events

Authortube Writer’s Conference – July 15-17th 2022 – Virtual

  • Pitching: The Trad Publishing Process The traditional publishing world can seem intimidating. What’s the difference between a blurb, a logline, and a query letter? Why might you want to go traditional instead of indie publishing? And how do you pick an agent to query in the first place? All this and more.

Imaginarium 2022 – July 8-10th 2022 – Louisville, KY

  • Writing YA – Moderated by Lynn Slaughter, with Jillian Boehme, M.S. Nolan, + Unlisted
  • Squirrel Taming – With Lynn Tincher, Sela Carsen, Tommy B. Smith, Kelly Ferguson, and Dora Abel, Moderated by William Joseph Roberts.
  • Agents, Loglines, and Query Letters WORKSHOP – My first solo workshop — well, in person!

Balticon 56 – May 27-30th 2022 – Baltimore, MD

  • Being A Good Panelist with Mildred Cady (moderator), Doc Coleman, Morgan Hazelwood, Wendy Van Camp.
  • Dynamic Voice ActingI moderated, with Chris Lester, Doc Coleman, and Max Baskin.
  • Guided Tour of Balticon
  • Morgan’s Lazy Sunday Afternoon “Productivity” StreamLive from Balticon, with regulars Doc Coleman and Sako Tumi.
  • How and When to Chapter – With Elektra Hammond, Wen Spencer, moderated by Carol Gyzander.

RavenCon 15 – Apr 29 – May 1 2020 2021 2022– Williamsburg Richmond, VA

  • The Author and the Beta Reader – I moderated, with Hannah Bauman, Paula S. Jordan, and Will McIntosh.
  • Social Media, or Why I Haven’t Finished My Novel – I moderated, with Patrick Dugan and C. McDonnell.
  • Best Social Media Practices for Writers – With Hannah Bauman, Stuart Jaffe, and a few other panelists that weren’t originally on the schedule. (Names?)
  • NaNoWriMo – With Val Griswold-Ford, Harry “Jack” Heckel as moderator, and Debbie Manber Kupfer. (+ Unlisted)

Workshop – for Riverside Writers – Feb 12, 2022 – Fredericksburg, VA (Virtual)

  • Learn How to Pitch a Literary Agent.

Workshop – for Write By The Rails – Jan 8, 2022 – Manassas, VA (Virtual)

  • Learn How to Pitch a Literary Agent.

DisCon3/WorldCon – Dec 15-19 2021 – Washington D.C.

  • Adding Fannish Skills to Your Resumé – With Ben Yalow, Natalie Naudus, Lynn Koehler, and Diana M. Pho.
  • Bad Kidneys and Other NFTs With Marianne Kirby as moderator, L.D. Lewis, Malka Older, Arley Sorg, and Christine Sandquist.
  • Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading A tasting menu to help you find your next favorite author!

Imaginarium Convention – July 9-11th 2021 – Louisville, KY & Virtual

  • Social Media PlatformsTalk with industry professionals who use multimedia platforms, such as YouTube, Instagram, Snap hat, etc. to promote their work
  • Character CreationLearn how to create compelling characters for your story.
  • Zoom EtiquetteA discussion on proper virtual meeting etiquette across many of the available platforms offered today.

Balticon 55 – May 28-31 2021 – Baltimore, MD (Virtual)

Workshop – for Spectrum Writers – Feb 6th 2021 – London, UK (Virtual)

  • Social Media for Writers

Imaginarium Convention – Sept 21-27th 2020 – Louisville, KY (Virtual)

  • Submissions – How to submit to a press, writing the perfect cover letter, pitches, and much much more.
  • NaNoWriMoDiscussing what NaNoWriMo is and why you should try it.
  • All Bloggers are Welcome – Discussing trends, topics, and tips to start your own blog. Plus reasons why you should.

Essence Of Wonder – with Gadi Evron – Sept 5th 2020 – (Virtual)

WorldCon – Jul 29-Aug 2 2020 – Wellington, New Zealand (Virtual)

  • What To Expect When You’re Ready To QueryWith L.D. Lewis, Casey Lucas, and Jennifer Mace. I moderated.
  • Establishing a Social Media Presence – Thanks to scheduling conflicts, this ended up being a solo-panel lecture/Q&A.
  • The Virtual CoNZealand TourI hosted, with Maree Pavletich

Balticon 54 – May 22-25 2020 – Baltimore, MD (Virtual)

World Fantasy Convention 2018 – Nov 1-4 2018 – Baltimore, MD

  • Talking the Talk: Audiobook from Fantasy with Guy Gavriel Kay (Moderator), Simon Vance, and Jessica Albert.