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

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

  • The Writer and the Beta Reader – Fri 6pm (King William) – What is the best way to choose beta readers, and when are they most useful? Our panel discusses how to get the best out of beta readers, who to avoid and how to deal with their critique.
  • Social Media, or, Why I Haven’t Finished My Novel – Fri 9pm (King William) – In which our panelists will talk about the pleasures and perils of social media when you have deadlines.
  • Social Media Best Practices for Writers – Sat 5pm (Spotsylvania) – How do you establish your social media presence, where should you focus your attention, and what are the best practices for getting engagement while avoiding the toxic side of social media? Bring your burning social media questions and leave ready to jump in.
  • NaNoWriMo – Sat 7pm (Brunswick) – You’ve heard of it, you know people who’ve done it—should you (should everyone?) try it once? Hear from people who’ve done (and won) NaNoWriMo and ask questions.

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

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

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


Past Events

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 – Thurs 1:00pm (Palladian Ballroom 602) – Wrangling volunteers, publishing fanzines, beta reading, negotiating hotel contracts… Plenty of fannish skills can be converted to real-world professions. How can you translate fannish experiences into a career? (I moderated). With Ben Yalow, Natalie Naudus, Lynn Koehler, and Diana M. Pho.
  • Bad Kidneys and Other NFTs Fri 5:30 PM (Blue Room) – The perils of being on the internet have a tendency to create an infinite number of awful rabbit holes to fall into. Our panelists will discuss ways to avoid becoming Twitter’s main character, tools to steer clear from bad takes, and general ideas on good literary citizenship. All in the face of problematic favs and infinite bad actors in addition to the rest of the world’s ills. With Marianne Kirby as moderator, L.D. Lewis, Malka Older, Arley Sorg, and Christine Sandquist.
  • Broad Universe Rapid-Fire ReadingFri 7:00pm (Cabinet Room) – Broad Universe is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, encouraging, honoring, and celebrating women and alternatively-gendered writers and editors in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative genres. Come hear several “broads” read short excerpts from their works. Think of it as a tasting menu to help you find your next favorite author!

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

  • Social Media PlatformsFri 3:45pm (in Person) Talk with industry professionals who use multimedia platforms, such as YouTube, Instagram, Snap hat, etc. to promote their work
  • Character CreationSat 11:15am (virtual) – Learn how to create compelling characters for your story.
  • Zoom EtiquetteSun 11:15am (virtual) – A 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 – Mon 8pm – How to submit to a press, writing the perfect cover letter, pitches, and much much more.
  • NaNoWriMo – Fri 3pm Discussing what NaNoWriMo is and why you should try it.
  • All Bloggers are Welcome – Sat 11am 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.