Cozy Corner

Q&A Paul van Loon

Paul van Loon is a writer of books for children from 5 to 99 years. Somewhat younger and slightly older children may also read his books. Paul van Loon is best known for his books about the Griezelbus and Dolfje Weerwolfje. He loves spookel stories, crazy stories and grumor stories (that's a combination of the first two). Paul van Loon takes the ideas for his stories from the Other Reality, a term that you will often encounter when you read his books.Paul van Loon thinks it is most important that children read their books with pleasure. In September the last Dolf Werwolfje book appeared: GriezelWielen. 

Ask all your questions at this Q&A both days of the event at 13:30 - 14:30!

Writers workshop 2.0

Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Dr Who, all these successful series have one similarity: without writers they would not exist. What could be more exciting than inventing your own world from scratch, bursting with lifelike characters that make your heart (and hopefully the hearts of a large crowd of readers) beat faster?

Jasper Polane (Empty cities), Sophia Drenth (Blood laws) and Roderick Leeuwenhart (Peanut butter and Sushi) welcome you to 'Schrijvers 2.0'. During this informative panel, followed by a Q & A, you can watch in the kitchen of these writers and ask them the bulk of their lives.

During the panel they pay attention to the following topics: How do you write a natural dialogue? What are the possibilities to spend your work in 2018? And where do you get ideas from as a writer?

Both days at 11:45 - 12:30 in the Cozy corner!

Harry Potter Quiz

20 years of magic
Are you also a Harry Potter fan? Join the big Harry Potter Quiz during the Dutch Comic Con! Every participant of the winning team goes home with a free copy of the bound Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
In addition, dress up in Harry Potter style to the photo booth at the stand of Uitgeverij De Harmonie and let yourself be photographed professionally. You get the picture and the 10 best dressed fans win a set of all seven books, which will be announced at the end of the second quiz on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday at 13:00 - 13:30 and 15:00 - 15:30
Sunday at  12:30 - 13:00 and 14:15 - 14:45

SATURDAY - ABC, Schrijversacademie en Zilverspoor

10:15 - 11:00 Stories & Games, Games & Stories

The filming of books such as Ready Player One and Ender's Game show that readers have always been fascinated by stories with a strong game element in them. But also the most popular games, think of the Assassin's Creed or Mass Effect games, owe their popularity to a good story (or at least they create a world in which you are sucked). In this panel, various authors discuss the relationship between games and stories.

11:00 -11: 45 Silver Track Workshop: How to make a Villain?

Darth Vader, Voldemort, Cruella De Vil. Each and every one of them is unforgettable villains that, despite their badness, or just because of it, have captured a place in the imagination of the public. But how do you write a bad guy who does not only mean, but is actually evil? The authors of publishing house Zilverspoor show their 'worst' side in 60 minutes and create the ultimate bad guy in collaboration with the audience.

14:45 - 15:45 Find your own audience in times of social media

The fact that as a writer you are purely dependent on a publisher to get your story into the wide world is no longer of this time. With digital book platforms such as Wattpad and social media, one person is able to appeal to a whole readership. But how do you do that? And what are the things that you should not do? Authors tell about their experiences with reaching a readership before and after they were published by a publisher.

15:45 - 16:45 Story Competition - Reading round 1

In January, anyone who dared to submit a short story for the Fantastic Stories Competition with the theme of royalty this year. Today, the first five of the ten finalists will read their story on the stage of the Cozy Corner to the public.

SUNDAY - ABC, Schrijversacademie & Zilverspoor

10:15 - 11:00 Unforgettable characters

You know them, characters in stories that are unforgettable. They are so impressive and bigger than life that they can not let you go from page one. But what makes a character unforgettable? And how do you give a character his own voice in such a way that he / she looks lifelike and no longer a fiction of the writer? Various fantasy and scifi authors will discuss this question in this panel.

11:00 - 11:45 Secrets, Mysteries and Plot Twists

Almost everyone likes a good plot twist and / or a story with a big mystery. But how do you create as a writer a mystery that catches the reader and also, not unimportantly, leaves the audience with an unsatisfactory answer. And plot twists are fun, but not if you see them coming from afar. In this panel, various authors discuss how they process mysteries and plot twists in their stories.

14:30 - 15:30 Writers Academy Workshop

You have an idea, a pen and a blank sheet of paper, but how do you start to have a good story on paper? The teachers of the Schrijvesacademie help you on your way with tips, tricks and exercises to write great stories.

15:30 - 16:30 Story Competition - Reading round 2 and award winner

In January, anyone who dared to submit a short story about the subject of royalty. Today five of the ten finalists will read their story to the public. At the end, it will also be announced who the winner is of the Dutch Comic Con Story competition
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