Everyone recovering from LonCon and GenCon? Yeah, I missed those, but I’m very excited about next weekend’s DragonCon down in Atlanta. I’m going to be a busy fellow, which is good. Are you going? I hope you’re going. It’ll be awesome.
Here’s my schedule:
- Friday, 2:30 p.m., “Bending Historical Tradition” panel, in which we’ll discuss “everything from blood herbivores, water pistol protection from blood drinkers to vampires herding humans in a post-apocalypse world.” Augusta 1 & 2, Westin Peachtree Plaza.
- Friday, 5:30 p.m., “Building Alternate Worlds and Times” panel, in which “creators of alternate worlds discuss their secrets for building brave new worlds in this Q&A. From research to deviations in history and much more.” Augusta 1 & 2, Westin Peachtree Plaza.
- Friday, 7 p.m., “Critique Groups and Beta Readers” panel, where we’ll tackle “the pros and cons of critique groups and beta readers – and how to use them to your best advantage.” Embassy D-F, Hyatt Regency.
- Saturday, 11:30 a.m., I’m doing a solo reading! I’ll likely read from The Enceladus Crisis and I may even read something from the final book, The Venusian Gambit, which doesn’t even come out until next May. There will be a Q&A, witty banter, you name it. Come say hello! Marietta room, Atlanta Conference Level, Hyatt Regency.
- Saturday, 7 p.m., “Race and Gender Issues in Alternate History” panel, which is pretty much as described and should be awesome. Augusta 3, Westin Peachtree Plaza.
- Sunday, 3 p.m., signings and giveaways at the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) booth. Yes, you could get your hands on free signed copies of The Daedalus Incident and/or The Enceladus Crisis, but only while supplies last. And if you miss that…you get a bookmark. Hey, it’s something. Wherever the booth is, because I’m not entirely sure.
Aside from that, I’ll be in the audience at other panels and occasionally helping to man the SFWA booth. I’ll likely be on Twitter quite a bit, broadcasting where I am and what I’m doing, so you can find me that way. Also, I heartily recommend the DragonCon app, which I’m using for my own scheduling purposes. I’m listed along with all the other presenters, and all you have to do is bookmark the events for them to show up in your own schedule.
This is going to be my first DragonCon and, in fact, my first convention of this size. So if I’m wandering about looking lost, feel free to point me in the right direction or, failing that, have a beer with me.