Lou Antonelli

Lou Antonelli

Editor / Panelist Guest / Writer

Lou Antonelli started writing science fiction in middle age; his first story was published in 2003 when he was 46. His first professional science-fiction short-story sale, “A Rocket for the Republic,” placed third in the annual Asimov’s Science Fiction Readers Poll. His collections include Fantastic Texas (2009); Texas & Other Planets” (2010); and The Clock Struck None and Letters from Gardner, (both 2014). “Letters from Gardner” was a finalist for the Best Related Work Hugo in 2015. His debut novel, the retro-futurist alternate history Another Girl, Another Planet, was a finalist for the Dragon Award for Alternate History in 2017. His story “Great White Ship” was a 2013 finalist for the Sidewise Award for alternate history. His short story “On a Spiritual Plain,” published in Sci Phi Journal, was a finalist for the Hugo award in 2015.

Twitter: @LouAntonelli

Website: http://www.louantonelli.blogspot.com

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Creating a Short Story: Harder than You Think

There are many paths to the peak of the mountain, says an old proverb. Authors discuss what works for them, and share common stumbling blocks to avoid when crafting short stories.

Panelists: Lou Antonelli, J.H. Fleming, vickey malone kennedy, Michelle Muenzler, Sue Sinor

Tracks: Writing & Publication

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Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

New Ancestral Myths

Writers, artists, and editors discuss recent works which combine characters from ancient myths with modern themes, situations, and aesthetic trends in order to create stories about today's concerns with mythical resonance. What do they actually say about ourselves in the current moment?

Panelists: Mel. White, Lou Antonelli, Carolyn Kay, Michael R. Martin, Caleb Masters

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Art, Comics

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables


Panelists: Lou Antonelli, Deborah Chester, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

A Shift in Urban Fantasy

Werewolves and shifters have become ever more popular in UF. Authors describe their own werewolf or shifter characters, how they connect with their human side, and how that shapes the story.

Panelists: Steven E. Wedel, Lou Antonelli, Bekah June, Lee Killough, Michael R. Martin

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Alternate History

Panelists: Lou Antonelli, David Carrico, Jeff Provine, Adam J. Whitlatch

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

What's in a Nom de Plume?

Why do many authors use a pen name? To hide identity, or to change genres while escaping reader expectations based on the name alone? When is it a good business decision, and how do you go about choosing that new identity?

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Kevin J. Anderson, Lou Antonelli, Rachel Caine, Cary Osborne, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Writing & Publication

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