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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Coming to Reno?

WorldCon 2011! Renovation - Reno, Nevada. Have you got your boots strapped on, your wallet tucked away, and your backpack loaded with books to get autographed? WorldCon is less than a month away.

I'll be there this year, after missing Australia (2010) and LA (2009). Looks like I have a good, solid program, too.


Panels:

Thu 1pm: Making It as a Full-time writer with Bud Sparhawk, Christina York, and Dean Wesley Smith

Thu 4pm: Writing Non-human Characters with Robert Sawyer and Martha Wells

Sat 1pm: Religion in Fantasy with Tim Powers and L.E. Modesitt


Readings:

Wed Aug 17 5pm at the Sierra View Library across the street.

Fri Aug 19 11:30am (The Daemon Prism, yes...)


Kaffeeklatches: sign up for a small-group session to ask whatever you want

Thu 3pm (don't leave me lonely!)

Sat 10am (don't know how I got two, but it should be fun!)


Autographing:

Fri 1pm (or any time you catch me, espcially if we can have a cuppa or a drink!)




My first SF convention was WorldCon in Chicago in the year 2000. I had never imagined so many people getting together to talk about books, movies, games, writing, science, costumes...anything and everything science fiction and fantasy related. There can be as many as 30 events going on at one hour. But as my agent told me at the time, science fiction conventions - especially WorldCon and the World Fantasy Convention are family reunions for the professional fantasy and science fiction worlds. Writers, agents, editors, critics, anthologists, and LOTS of readers attend. It is a great place to network and hang out with your favorite writers.

WorldCon is huge - well, I thought so until ComicCon soared into 100K+ territory. But I haven't ventured that one yet.

Come and join me in Reno!

3 comments:

Lady Kailen said...

You're making me really jealous; WorldCon sounds amazing, but I don't live in the US, so it's not really an option for me :(

Hope you have a blast, though! It sounds like you'll be on the go - hope you can squeeze some time for R&R in between having just finished Daemon Prism and packing for WorldCon!

Kitty said...

I wish, wish, wish I could come! Haven't been to a WorldCon since 1989 in Boston. What an incredible experience! Have fun!!

Calenhíril said...

That sounds like an awesome panel lineup. Too bad I can't make it this year! Hope I can afford to go sometime soon...