Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Updated -AGAIN!- Balticon schedule

I'll be at Balticon this weekend, at the Hunt Valley Marriott, Hunt Valley, MD. Connie Willis is the Author Guest of Honor, and I'm so psyched! I met her many years ago (though I'm sure she doesn't remember) at the National Writers Association National Conference in Denver in June 2000. She was wonderful and gave a great banquet speech.

Anyway, here's my schedule:

Saturday, midnight (that's technically Sunday at midnight, as in the end of the day on Saturday): VAMPIRES: We've Come a Long, Long Way. Let writers tell us what's new and what works with this still-popular character in drama. Other panelists include Tony Ruggiero and Claudia Gray.

Sunday, 4pm: Autographing

Sunday, 6pm: Reading from Wicked Game

Sunday, 9pm: Hal Clement Panel - How Does a Writer Create a Physical Universe? Get it done without breaking the laws of Einstein and Newton. How to get geology, biology and weather right enough for a reader to believe them. Other panelists include Catherine Asaro, Yoji Kondo, and Charles Gannon.

Sunday, 10pm-1am: Rock 'n' Roll in Science Fiction Panel with Catherine Asaro and local band Point Valid. Asaro and the band will discuss the making of the CD for her upcoming (May 2009) novel, Diamond Star. They'll also perform a few songs. Following the panel will be food and CAKE!! and a launch party for Wicked Game.

EDITED TO ADD: If you go to Balticon, please double-check the times and places of events, as last-minute changes do occur. A lot.

Hope to see you there!



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