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Welcome to the VCON 38 Programming Schedule.

Every year, VCON’s crack Programming team assembles three days jam-packed with the best in panels, workshops, and events to keep you in geek nirvana. We hope that you are as excited by the panels, discussions, workshops and presentations we have on offer this year as we are!

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Saturday, October 5 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pen & Sword in Accord: Fighting Techniques for Writers

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Session duration: 2 hrs

The old adage "write what you know" can be a definite challenge if one has little or no experience in the warrior arts other than what is portrayed on the big screen. In reality, a fight can be over in seconds and a battle can be won in minutes.

Join fantasy author/martial arts instructor Lorna Suzuki for an informative, fun-filled session on how to write gripping fight scenes that will draw the readers into the action.

Designed for those with little or no experience with weapons or unarmed combat, the author will help aspiring writers struggling to recreate these scenes on paper with a martial arts demo that will allow them to see firsthand how size and strength can have very little to do with taking down an opponent as well as how some traditional and non-traditional weapons work. They will also learn about body dynamics and movement to better understand how easy it is to take an opponent down using minimal effort.


Lorna Suzuki

After multiple, failed bids at world domination, Lorna Suzuki was forced to create a fantasy world where she reigns supreme! She is a martial arts instructor with 30+ years experience in this field and the author behind the epic adult fantasy series, the Imago Chronicles as well as the YA fantasy series, The Dream Merchant Saga that she co-writes with her teenaged daughter, Nia. The first three novels of the Imago Chronicles have been optioned... Read More →

Saturday October 5, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 02: Workshops & Demonstrations (The Lockheed) Main Floor

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