Thursday, May 24, 2007

Balticon schedule

Quickly jumping out of Rewrite La-La Land to remind everyone I'll be at Balticon 41 this weekend, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

My schedule:


7 pm: WHAT WERE THE PUBLISHERS THINKING??: The covers chosen by some publishers for our books sometimes seem to be designed to discourage readers from buying them. Writers and Readers discuss their favorite horror stories about art, marketing blurbs and other dumb, boring, weird material, often just totally unrelated to the content of their book! Other panelists: Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, C.J. Henderson, Mike McPhail, Joshua Palmatier

9 pm: WRITING URBAN FANTASY: Other panelists: Carol Berg, Mattie Brahen, C.J. Henderson, Jana G. Oliver, Dennis Wilson

Midnight: ROMANCE, LOVE, SEX AND EROTICA IN SF: Other panelists: Naomi Novik, Elaine Corvidae, K.T. Pinto, James Daniel Ross


5 pm: READING from Eyes of Crow and/or Voice of Crow (depending how many people heard me read from EOC last year)

7 pm: MURDER IN SF/F/FH: Other panelists: Maria V. Snyder, Dennis Wilson

10 pm: SEXY VAMPIRES??? Vampires are nasty, murderous creatures that you would absolutely NOT want to run into in a dark alley. Why, and how could they ever be such romantic sex symbols? Other panelists: K.T. Pinto, James Daniel Ross, Tony Ruggerio

I'm also fitting in an autograph session somewhere in the vicinity of these panels, but it hasn't been scheduled yet.

The complete Balticon pocket program is available in PDF (860K), or a low-res GIF image .

Hope to see you there!



It's probably too late to tell you to say hi to Carol Berg for me, but say hi to Carol Berg for me if you get the chance! :)


Posted by: Blogger Catie at 5/26/2007 4:42 AM

It's not too late, and I will!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/26/2007 9:40 AM

Hope you had fun and not just work. I'm just back from Columbus' Marcon.

Jim Young

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 5/27/2007 7:37 PM

Oh, it was definitely fun! I'd love to get back to Marcon one day. They were wonderful.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/29/2007 7:53 AM

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