As most of you know, this weekend I will be in Arizona as a writer Guest of Honor at the Phoenix Comicon, at which I’ll be doing all sorts of various things, most of them legal, not all of them involving fishnet leggings. More specifically, here are the panels I’m scheduled to participate on:
Fri: 1:30 pm – Stargate Universe – As the debut season is nearing the end, Stargate Universe Creative Consultant John Scalzi talks about the latest Stargate series from an insider’s point of view.
Fri: 3:00 pm – Bad Design in Science Fiction Universes - We love Star Wars, Star Trek, and other fictional universes. However, not all elements of these universes are the most practical of designs. Our esteemed panelists take a closer look at the nature of design in these areas. With John Scalzi, Seth Shostak,Kevin Grazier, Michael Stackpole
Sat 1:30 pm – Spotlight on John Scalzi – Author Guest John Scalzi talks about his work, making a living as a writer, his award winning blog The Whatever, and his plans for world domination starting with the presidency of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America!
Sun 10:30 am – Scifi Social Media - Is your favorite author a Facebook friend? We look at how Sci-Fi notables are using social media tools – Twitter, podcasting, blogging, Facebook, Myspace, etc. – to build fan connections and communities around themselves and their works. With Jack Mangan, Michael Stackpole, John Scalzi, Aprilynne Pike, Leanna Renee Hieber, & Sam Sykes
Sunday noon – Consulting on Science Fiction TV & Film - Kevin Grazier and John Scalzi have been consultants for Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Stargate Universe while Seth Shostak has consulted on many science fiction movies. Find out what effect they’ve had on their respective projects. John Scalzi, Seth Shostak and Kevin Grazier with Jaime Paglia
Sunday 3:00 pm Super Happy Fun Time with John and Wil - Award winning bloggers John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton team up for a fun hour.
In addition, I’ll also be having what looks like three signing slots (Mysterious Galaxy bookstore will be there and will have copies of my books on hand) and will be making an ass of myself on Rock Band with Wil and a few others. Oh, the fun to be had. I would also stress that if you can make it to the Super Happy Fun Time with John and Wil, you should. We may — may, mind you — have something to unveil there. No, I will not say more. You have to show up to find out what it is.