The theme of this year's Windycon is Steampunk, and the Author Guest of Honor is James P. Blaylock. The official charity is People's Resource Center, who does good stuff for DuPage County folks in need.
1pm Saturday, Junior Ballroom B: Getting Worlds Right
You have a map, a river and some mountains. Think that's enough planning for your world? No way. Think about weather, growing seasons and migratory animals. Our panelists discuss who got it right and who missed it in their favorite books, films, etc.
With Michael D'Ambrosio, John Helfers, P.C. Hodgell, and Ross Martinek
3pm Saturday, Hallway: Autographing
5pm Saturday, Walnut Room: Reading
I'll be reading (out loud, even!) from Wicked Game and Shade, and possibly Bad to the Bone on request. Heck, I'll read anything. Bring your pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution, and I'll make it riveting!
10am Sunday, Lilac C: Rowling and Meyer
What are our kids reading now? Is there truly a young adult revival of speculative fiction or are these anomalies? Are our kids reading more SF or still playing it on the Wii? Find out from our panelists.
With Merrie Haskell, Jim Hines, and Rachel Neumeier
1pm Sunday, Lilac BD: What Our Things Say About Us
If an alien invaded your room, what could it tell from your stuff? What do our things reveal about their owners? Can anyone tell? See what our panelists think.
With Roland J. Green, Rachel Neumeier, and Jody Lynn Nye