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August 18, 2013

Our Worldcon schedule
Posted by Patrick at 09:32 AM * 15 comments

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention. August 29 through September 2, in San Antonio, Texas. Below the fold, Patrick and Teresa’s schedule of public appearances.

Thursday, 12 noon
The First Barbarian of Texas
(A general look at the work of Robert E. Howard, kicking off a track of several other items on the subject.)
Mark Finn (moderator), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Patrice Louienet, John Maddox Roberts, and Marie Bilodeau

Thursday, 1 PM
Scams Aimed at Writers
Teresa Nielsen Hayden (moderator), Alan J. Porter, Genese Davis, and Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Thursday, 4 PM
Self-Promotion: Everything You Know Is Wrong
Julie Barrett (moderator), Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Gini Koch, Joshua Bilmes, and Genese Davis

Friday, 12 noon
Tor Presents
(Our usual quick look at the covers of recent and upcoming Tor books, with rapid-fire descriptions from various editors.)
Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Liz Gorinsky, Beth Meacham, David G. Hartwell, and Tom Doherty

Friday, 12 Noon
What Would Happen if We Could Easily Publish Fanfic
Teresa Nielsen Hayden (moderator), Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lee Billings, Gareth Kavanagh, and Jeremy Brett

Friday, 1 PM
Prometheus Awards ceremony
(Patrick accepts Cory Doctorow’s award for Pirate Cinema, and reads Cory’s prepared remarks.)

Friday, 2 PM
The Role of the Agent
Teresa Nielsen Hayden (moderator), Eleanor Wood, Joshua Bilmes, and John Berlyne.

Saturday, 12 noon
Art Show Docent Tour
(Led by Teresa, along with, we assume, Ctein; they’ve done this together at many previous Worldcon art shows.)

Saturday, 2 PM
(Sign up early—seats will be limited.)
Teresa Nielsen Hayden and Patrick Nielsen Hayden.

Saturday, 4 PM
Brain-Melting Nonfiction Everyone Should Read
Carol Berg (moderator), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Jo Walton, Gail Carriger, and Rick Wilber

Saturday, 5 PM
Chiropractor, Please!
(Something to do with Jim Hines’s program of mocking the absurdly oversexualized female poses frequently found on the covers of genre publications. Silliness may be involved.)
Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Wesley Chu, Mary Robinette Kowal, Steven Gould, Bridget Duffy, Paul Benjamin, Paige E. Ewing, and Brad Aiken

Saturday, 8 PM
Future Myths for Dystopian Climate-Change Worlds
Tom Whitmore (moderator), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Catherine Asaro, David Brin, and Paolo Bacigalupi

Sunday, 10 AM
Disability in SF&F
Teresa Nielsen Hayden (moderator), Jo Walton, and Brad Aiken

Sunday, 11 AM
Fiction About Real Politics
David Nickle (moderator), Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Gregory A. Wilson, Lou Antonelli, and Madeline Ashby

Sunday, 11 AM
Is Zelazny Still Relevant?
Julia Rios (moderator), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, David G. Hartwell, and Willie Siros

Sunday, 5 PM
Game of Thrones, Fourth Season
(Uninformed speculation, the best kind.)
Priscilla Olson (moderator), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Tod McCoy, Perrianne Lurie, and Rory McCann

Sunday, 8 PM
Hugo Awards ceremony

Monday, 12 noon
Arouse Is Not the Past Tense of Arise
(The grammar-and-usage panel.)
Ginjer Buchanan (moderator), Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Scott Edelman, and Alberto Chimal

Comments on Our Worldcon schedule:
#1 ::: Madeleine Robins ::: (view all by) ::: August 18, 2013, 12:20 PM:

Oh, I wish I could teleport in specifically to sit in on some of these. Particularly the "Chiropractor, Please!" one. Ah, well.

#2 ::: Serge Broom ::: (view all by) ::: August 18, 2013, 05:20 PM:

So, no Madeleine this year... :-(

#3 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: August 18, 2013, 05:29 PM:

May I just say how delighted I am to be sharing a panel with Teresa? (The fanfic one on Friday at noon.)

If we're not swamped in the dealer room, I will also be trying to attend the Chiropractor panel on Saturday and the grammar-and-usage panel on Monday.

#4 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: August 18, 2013, 06:40 PM:

Regarding the Game of Thrones panel: I just realized (from reading a post on GRRM's blog) who fellow panelist Rory McCann is. Oh.

#5 ::: Serge Broom ::: (view all by) ::: August 18, 2013, 07:30 PM:

I was at a panel of the 1983 worldcon in Baltimore, wondering what all the laughing was about in the room next door. I later found out and long wanted to kick myself in the butt for missing that. It was about the then-upcoming movie "The Right Stuff". If I remember correctly, its panelists included Gordo Cooper, Chuck Yeager, Scott Glenn and Dennis Quaid.

#6 ::: Em ::: (view all by) ::: August 18, 2013, 08:17 PM:

Sounds like an excellent time, and there are panels I'd love to attend (particularly the one about publishing fanfic; I suspect that'll be interesting, especially as the one business that to my knowledge has tried to make money off of fanfic specifically has demonstrated that they Just Don't Get It) - alas, my budget means no worldcon every year, so I picked the one that'll let me visit my grandmother. Enjoy yourselves a little extra for me, please.

#7 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: August 18, 2013, 09:23 PM:

Looks like I'm not on program this year, sigh. No idea why....

But I'll be at the con, and hanging out both with Karen at the dances and at the SF Outreach Program table handing out books. I'm bringing along a few cool show-and-tell items (like an original Fancyclopedia, a first of The Enchanted Duplicator, and more). Hope to see various people there!

#8 ::: Jim Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: August 18, 2013, 10:38 PM:

Will recordings of the panels be available later?

#9 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: August 19, 2013, 08:52 AM:

Jim (#8), I have no idea. I don't recall this being a common feature of recent Worldcons, but maybe I just haven't been paying attention.

Tom (#7), I have reason to believe you may be hearing from this year's Worldcon about adding you at the last minute to a particular panel -- indeed, you may have heard from them already by now.

#10 ::: Lenore Jean Jones ::: (view all by) ::: August 19, 2013, 11:53 AM:

I'll be there. I'm volunteering at Reg and elsewhere, but I hope to make some of this list, if I don't melt first.

#11 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: August 19, 2013, 01:24 PM:

Yes, I have, Patrick (and I'd like to moderate that panel!). Turns out they had a typo in my e-address, and thought I hadn't responded. And there are a couple of other panels they're putting me on.

#12 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: August 19, 2013, 01:26 PM:

Alas, I will not be there.

Next year in Croydon!

(that's...missing something, that is)

#13 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: August 19, 2013, 03:02 PM:

Jim@8, I've seen a few panel recordings out on YouTube, but not very many. I try to do panel reports and put them up on LJ, but I make no promises, my time is not as free as once it was!

#14 ::: Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey ::: (view all by) ::: August 20, 2013, 07:13 PM:

I hope you all have a fine Worldcon. K and I could not manage to attend. Probably next year.

Might see some of you in Boston on Valentine's Day:

After his death, NESFA decided to honor him by establishing the Hal Clement Science Speaker as a memorial. Each year we bring someone who shares his wide interest in science combined with a love of science fiction to speak at Boskone.

#15 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: August 29, 2013, 08:47 AM:

I am actually on 4 program items after all, but still the best place to find me is the SFOP "booth", which is near the back of the Exhibits area. Lots of interesting books there being given away, including some of the NESFA Press Chad Oliver hardcovers. And I'll have some oddities with me on various days, so come on by and chat -- I'll specifically plan to be there around noon each day, until one definitely and often later, since my program items are all at later times in the day.

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