For those who are curious, the panels and activities I’m scheduled for at Denvention 3:
August 6, 1:00 pm:
CCC – Korbel 1D
The art of small talk – it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Pick up some tips on how to introduce yourself, make small talk, and connect with others in both your professional and personal lives.
Ginjer Buchanan, John Scalzi, (m) Mary Robinette Kowal, Michael Kabongo
August 6, 2:30pm
Signing (75 minutes)
CCC – Hall D
John Scalzi, Michael Flynn
August 7, 1:00 pm:
Bleeding Heart Liberals & Military SF
CCC – Korbel 4AB
Military SF is very popular, even among the politically liberal. Why is that and will it change their views?
Adrian Bedford, (m) Elizabeth Moon, Joe Haldeman, John Hemry, John Scalzi
August 7, 2:30 pm:
Making a Living as a Writer – but not necessarily a novelist
CCC – Room 506
When we think of professional writers, our minds turn to the authors of our favorite fiction, but there’s a wide scope of the writing business that lies outside of the fiction market. Our panel of non-fiction writers will explore the other side of the industry.
Craig Miller, Daniel Kimmel, Jim Fiscus, (m) John Scalzi, Judy Lazar, Rebecca Lyons
August 7, 4:00 pm:
Reading, with Mary Robinette Kowal
Hyatt Hotel, Agate A
Mary Robinette Kowal has offered to let me join her in her reading time. We will be reading short pieces.
NOTE: This reading is listed under Mary Robinette Kowal’s name. I will not be listed in the Denvention program. I am a last-minute addition.
August 8, 5:30 pm:
Sheraton – 2nd Level, Tower Court D
Chris Roberson, Evelyn Leeper, Jay Lake, Jo Walton, John Scalzi, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Michael Flynn, Sheila Williams, Stephen Baxter, Steven Silver
August 9, 4:00 pm:
CCC – Korbel 4E
Eric Flint, John Scalzi, Michelle Sagara West
August 9, 7:30 pm:
Hugo Awards Ceremony
CCC, Wells Fargo Theatre
You voted (you did vote, right?) now see the results at the prestigious 2008 Hugo Awards ceremony!
Toastmaster Wil McCarthy will host; among the presenters will be Artist GoH Rick Sternbach, Fan GoH Tom Whitmore, past Hugo winners Connie Willis and Robert Silverberg, Nebula winner Ed Bryant, and longtime fan Rusty Hevelin. There will also be a short performance by Special Music Guest Kathy Mar.
There you have it.
Also, at some point during the convention I’ll be doing a stint at the SFWA booth, although the specific time I’ll be doing that hasn’t been scheduled at 11am on the 7th. I’m not scheduled to do a reading, sorry. No, I don’t know why, either; I assume I simply forgot to check the “yes, I’ll do a reading” box on the programming questionnaire. Yes, I am doing a reading, although it’s not listed under my name. If anything else changes on my schedule, I’ll note it here, so be sure to check back here if a) you’re going to Denvention, and b) you give a damn what I’m up to.
When I’m not at my panels/happenings, I will be doing what people do at Worldcons, i.e., wandering around, hanging out in the party hotel bar, holding up a wall at the various parties, and so on and so forth. If you see me, feel free to say hello. Also, since my signing is on Wednesday afternoon, if you miss me at that, I’ll generally be happy to sign a book when you see me wandering around. Just make sure you have the book with you, and a pen.
See you in Denver!