Hello Gentle Reader, here’s my schedule for WorldCon (LoneStarCon 3, San Antonio) including a tweet-up off site if you happen to be local, not interested in the convention, and only want a chat with yours truly. (See Sunday.)
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This schedule isn’t set in stone, programming can be changed last minute. I won’t know reality until I land (in more ways than one). But hopefully most of these are when and where they say they are, when they say they will be.
THURSDAY ~ Aug 29, 2013
2:00 ~ 3:00 pm Fantastic London
Room 007CD Convention Center
with Gary K. Wolfe, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, David Liss
London has inspired many fantasy writers, and continues to do so. What is it that intrigues us?
4:00 ~ 5:00 pm Autographing Session
Convention Center Autographing Zone
also signing: Rudy Garcia (warning, website has music on launch), George R. R. Martin, Martha Wells
Yes, I will take photos of the madness that it George’s line.
FRIDAY ~ Aug 30, 2013
12:00 ~ 1:00 pm Conflicting Cultures When Preserving the Environment
Room 008B Convention Center
with Liz Argall (M), John K Strickland Jr., Christopher Kastensmidt, Brenda Cooper
Identify first – third world perspectives on environmental stewardship. What is price? Who pays?
1:00 ~ 2:00 pm Steampunk: Trend or Genre?
Room 006CD Convention Center
with Jess Nevins, Patricia Ash, Lou Antonelli
Steampunk emerged from SF, quietly, then gathering momentum/breadth. It now spans written fiction, graphic, costuming, etc. It’s recognized by the world at large. Is Steampunk its own genre? Can you define it? What works in a story? Is it a trend that spans genres? Does it matter?
3:00 ~ 4:00 pm Manning SFWA Table
SATURDAY ~ Aug 31, 2013
1:00 ~ 2:00 pm I Married a Werewolf: Paranormal Romance
103B Convention Center
with Darlene Marshall (M), Charlaine Harris, Jean Johnson
Vampires/werewolves (even zombies, see Warm Bodies) are more complex than in past. Now have become the subject of romance. Why, and in what ways?
3:00 ~ 4:00 pm Intricate Worlds
007A Convention Center
with Amanda Downum, Robin Hobb (Megan Lindholm), Bryan T. Schmidt (M)
How do you build an intricate fantasy world that holds up to intensive fan interrogation?
4:00 ~ 5:00 pm Brain-Melting Nonfiction That Every SF Writer & Fan Should Read
007A Convention Center
with Rick Wilber, Carol Berg, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Jo Walton
Haldane said, “The Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” Can reality provide the same wonder as speculative fiction? Panelists recommend/discuss nonfiction (ancient history to modern science).
7:00 pm – late Drinks With Authors
Ernie’s Bar 320 Bonham (right behind the main con hotel next to the Alamo)
Saladin Ahmed, Elizabeth Bear, Bradley Bleaubleau, Robert Bennettt, Adam Christopher, Myke Cole, Betsy Dornbush, Stina Liecht, Scott Lynch, Cat Rambo, Sam Sykes, Martha Wells
I’m not officially on the list but I’ll probably check in at soem point int he vening unless a room party gathers me in or my feet hurt.
SUNDAY ~ Sept 1, 2013
11:00 am ~ noon Autographing Session (NOTE: this is at the SFWA booth!)
SFWA Booth C-13, Vendor Hall
8:00 pm Tweet Up (this may go during the Hugo Awards)
Grand Hyatt Bar Rojo
If weather is nice, may be out on the patio, otherwise in on comfy chairs.
MONDAY, Sept 2, 2013
12:00 ~ 1:00 pm Kaffeeklatsch
Riverview (Marriott Riverwalk): Little Marriott, not the party hotel
Gail Carriger, Phil Foglio
So yes, three days of crazy and two of less crazy. Please be so kind as to realize this is my public schedule, the rest of the time I have meetings and meals within industry and such, so this it but a drop of milk in the tea mug of my WorldCon, as it were. I don’t ever mean to be dismissive, but I am usually booking it from one point to another if you catch me on the floor and don’t often have time to chat. I would really appreciate it if you’d come to one of the autographing sessions or the tweet up if you want books signed.
Here’s a fun little article on attending conventions for first timers.
I know, I know it’s going to be hot. I’m preparing as best I can but I really don’t do hot. So wish me luck in surviving whatever San Antonio decides to throw at me.
As always, I’ll post images on the fly on Twitter and a recap here on the blog when I get home in a week or so. If I have them, and remember to keep them, I’ll also have links to book recomendations and notes from the panels so that those of you who can’t make the event get, at least, a window into what happened at one of my favorite conventions.
San Antonio, ho!
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|1900s The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
|4 Way Elastic Bands|
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
What You Really Want to Know About Self Publishing
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third:
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
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~ Oscar WildeTags: conventions, event, san antonio, worldcon