LTUE 2023 is a month away, and I will actually be there this year! I was surprised and excited that there will be a boardgame + writing crossover panel, and I'm on it. My stories for Keyforge obviously started with a board game, but so did Ana's Asteroid. I began thinking about orbits, space travel, and ways to easily go back and forth from Mars to Earth during long games of Phil Eklund's High Frontier. That all led to the idea of the Platinum Pheonix—a large asteroid nudged into an orbit that would pass near Earth and Mars, allowing it to function as both a shuttle and a mining colony.
Anyway, my LTUE 2023 (Feb 16-18) schedule, in full:
Thursday, 1:00 PM: Using Games in Your Fiction
Friday, 5:00 PM: Historical Sources for Historical Research
Friday, 7:00 PM: Book Signing
Saturday, 1:00 PM: Top 10 Board Games for Writers
Saturday, 4:00 PM: Influential Tomes of Earth's Cultures