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Last Stop on the 2017 Rotundo World Tour: MileHiCon

The last stop on the 2017 Rotundo World Tour is just around the corner—MileHiCon in Denver, October 27-29.


I missed MileHiCon last year due to time constraints, so I’m very excited to finally return. Here’s my schedule:


Friday, October 27th


2:00 pm — 3:00 pm   When Movie Versions Go Wrong (Mesa Verde B)


What common elements seem to plague the worst film adaptations you’ve seen?  What challenges specific to science fiction/fantasy/horror have proven especially problematic for film adaptations?  Can a movie diverge vastly from the book and still be good on its own merits? Are there times alterations improve the material or are necessary for a successful switch in media?

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm   The Finer Points of Editing (Mesa Verde B)


What steps can you take to improve your own editing? When do you really need outside help? To what extent can an author really self-edit effectively?


Sunday, October 29th


1:00 pm — 2:00 pm   The Worst Movie You Ever Paid to See in a Theater (Mesa Verde C)


We’re not talking late-night cablesurfing or a Netflix misfire, but those movies you actually paid money to see in a theater . . . what was the worst? (And did you sit through to the end?)


Wow, this one should be fun.  Rest assured, I’ll have a list.


2:00 pm — 3:00 pm   Group Reading & Discussion:  Urban Fantasy  (Wind River B)


A reading, you say?  Hey, you know me:  if I’m doing a reading, I’m bringing treats.


And of course, I’ll be hanging around the bar, the con suite, the dealers’ room, wherever.  I might even have books for sale.


Hope to see you there!


Current Music: "Look at Little Sister"--Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble


Originally published at Matthew S. Rotundo's Pixeltown

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