Keystroke Medium

Ep 6.33 - Live! 20BookstoVegas 2021 Recap Show

December 17, 2021

Almost the entire KSM crew was in Las Vegas for the 20Booksto50k 2021 Writer's Conference, today we talk about take-aways, experiences, and why standing in bars is illegal.

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon, C. Steven Manley

00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

07:47 Weekly update—Hedge Maze Edition

Josh: Distracted by a story idea.

Chuck: Still working on Jack Dark #2…

10:25 Main Event— LIVE! 20BookstoVegas 2021 Recap Show

-Favorite things about the conference. -Talking to Larry Correia.

-Scott enjoyed the military scifi and space opera panels.

-Chuck’s surprise trip to 20Books.

-Chuck enjoyed Chris Fox’s marketing panel, Scott’s police procedural panel, and milSF panel.

-‘Hand farts’! -Military Ethos v. Militaristic in milSF.

-Baen books panel on sales for print v. ebooks and crossing the divide between ebook only readers and print only readers. -Thoughts on post-conference motivation.

-Readers follow series, not authors. -Patreon vs. Newsletters.

-The good thing about the conference is not having to keep Scott from signing up for everything.

-The KSM podcast panel. -Getting energized by being at the conference with other writers.

-Thoughts on the venue (Bally’s) -Getting kicked out of a standing bar.

-Scott and mixed drinks and Josh’s hangover shuffle.

59:24 Closing remarks

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