Daily Archives: August 24, 2012

My Chicon 7 Programming Schedule

Hey, did you know I am the Toastmaster of Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon, which happens next week? Well, it’s true, I am! And here’s my schedule of events while I am there.

Thu Aug 30 3:00:pm
Opening Ceremonies (Grand Ballroom)
I welcome everyone to the show, interview most of our Guests of Honor, and basically act like a big shot. This will be a ton of fun, I promise.
Jane Frank, John Scalzi, Mike Resnick, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Rowena Morrill, Sy Liebergot

Fri Aug 31 1:30:pm
Reading and Q&A With John Scalzi (Crystal A)
I’ll be reading something new from The Human Division. Yes, that’s right. If you’re not there, you’ll miss out.
John Scalzi

Fri Aug 31 4:30:pm
SF at the University of Chicago Over the Years (San Francisco)
A retrospective of the various generations of fans who have added to the traditions of SF at the University of Chicago and beyond.
Alessandra Kelley, Bradford Lyau, John Scalzi, Kenneth Hite, Richard Garfinkle

Sat Sep 1 9:00:am
SFWA Business Meeting (Comiskey)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Business Meeting
If you’re a SFWA active member, be there! We have lots to discuss and we’ve sprung for breakfast. Don’t make me eat all the yogurt parfaits by myself. I totally will.
Ann Leckie, Bud Sparhawk, Catherynne Valente, Jim Fiscus, John Scalzi, Kate Baker, Lee Martindale, Rachel Swirsky

Sat Sep 1 4:30:pm
Autograph Session 11 (Autograph Tables)
You bring books. I sign books. It’s simple!
Cecilia Tan, Eric Hayden, John Scalzi, Lezli Robyn, Stanley Schmidt, Tanglwyst de Holloway

Sun Sep 2 9:00:am
Stroll with the Stars (Offsite)
Wake up and get a little exercise with me and these other very cool folks.
Catherynne Valente, Gay Haldeman, Joe Haldeman, John Scalzi, Kate Baker, Lawrence M. Schoen, Story Musgrave, Stu Segal

Sun Sep 2 12:00:pm
Kaffeeklatsche with: John Scalzi (Kaffeeklatsche 2)
A small gathering of folks who get to ask me anything they want. The sign-up is first-come, first-served, so sign up early.
John Scalzi

Sun Sep 2 1:30:pm
Spaceflight: The Beauty, the Glory and the Sacred (Crystal B)
John Scalzi interviews Story Musgrave. Story is is an astronaut, surgeon, jet pilot, and landscape architect. As he flew on six Shuttle missions, bred a unique new type of palm tree, and earned graduate degrees in seven different subjects, he has ignored all conventional limits.
John Scalzi, Story Musgrave

Sun Sept 2 8:00:pm
The Hugo Ceremony (Grand Ballroom)
You know who gets to give out the awards this year? Why, I do! BWA HA HA HAH HA HA HA! No, I won’t know in advance who won. Don’t ask me. You can’t bribe me.
Everybody

Mon Sept 3 3:00:pm
Closing Ceremonies (Columbus IJ-KL)
This is where we tell you that it’s time to go home.

When I am not at these programming items, where will I be? Mostly wandering about, spending time with friends, hanging out in the bar and generally enjoying Chicago, which is my kind of town. If you see me, feel free to say hello. If you’re worried about meeting me (or any other author), don’t be. Here’s a handy guide on meeting your favorite authors.

See you there!