So, hey, I’ve been a little distracted the last couple of weeks. But the good news is that it appears I have a more-or-less final schedule for WorldCon in Chicago from August 31st-September 3rd.
I expect this schedule to change slightly before and perhaps even during the con (there appears to be some disorganization in programming this year) but this gives you a pretty good idea of where I’ll be.
Hope to see you all there!
Friday, August 31st
Night Bazaar Party!
Join myself and awesome writers Martha Wells, Courtney Shafer, Bradley Beaulieu, Stina Leicht, Emma Swift, Jeff Salyards, Teresa Frohock, Katy Stauber, Betsy Dornbusch, and other surprise guests for an evening of booze, food, bugs (naturally), and lots and lots of free books. Last year’s scorpion lollipops may even make a return appearance!
Saturday, September 1st
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Strong Female Characters in SF&F – Columbus EF
How is the female character changing in current SF&F and why? What are the positive and negative influences on such characters in books, TV, and film? How do writers handle the treatment of strong female characters, and what are the popular and effective traits and devices? When do writers go too far, providing we can define “too far.”?
Diana Rowland, Kameron Hurley, Lynda Williams, ORU, P. C. Hodgell, Sara M. Harvey
6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.
Sex in Fantasy and Science Fiction: How Much is Too Much? – Crystal A
The sex scenes are getting steamier in all genres, and science fiction and fantasy are no exception. Hear how authors decide how hot their stories need to be and weigh in on how much is too much.
Bill Willingham, Diana Rowland, Kameron Hurley, Kat Richardson, Lynda Williams, ORU
Sunday, September 2nd
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Looking Forward to the Post-Apocalyptic World – Picasso
Alaya Dawn Johnson, Elizabeth Bear, Jeanne Cavelos, Kameron Hurley ,Sean Mead
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Getting it Right: Religions – Wrigley
Your universes and societies may include religions, but it’s hard to ‘do it right’… not just the assumed theology, but the way the structure works internally and how it fits into the society. How do you avoid the clutches of the Evil Cardinal or the too-pious guru? Which authors have done it right, and what did they do?
Kameron Hurley, Leigh Ann Hildebrand, P. C. Hodgell, Petrea Mitchell, Teresa Frohock
Monday, September 3
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Session 17 – Autograph Tables
Alan Smale, Bill Housley, K.A. Bedford, Kameron Hurley, Mary Frances Zambreno, Michael R. Underwood, Robert G Pielke, Warren Hammond