My Penguicon Schedule

What will I be doing while I am at Penguicon this weekend? I’m glad you asked!


No a damn thing, apparently. At least I can’t find anything I’m supposed to be on. Guess I’ll just hang about and be hang abouty. I’ll likely be in the lobby and/or bar. Come say hello.


11am: Can I Be Your Friend? Bringing Authors and Readers Together
Panelists: John Scalzi, Jim C. Hines, Wil Wheaton, Mary Robinette Kowal, Daniel Hogan, Dr. Philip Kaldon
Where: Ballroom 7

If I remember correctly, this one’s about managing relationships with your readers online and off, but mostly online.

1pm: Atari Competition!
Panelists: Wil Wheaton, Shawn Powers, John Scalzi
Where: Columbia

Will and Shawn are going to go after each other on the Atari 2600; I’m going to be there to mock the crap out of the both of them while they do it.

4pm: What’s so funny?
Panelists:David Crampton, John Scalzi, Jim C. Hines, Dan Hoyt, Daniel Hogan, Brian Briggs
Where: Poolside 1

We’ll be talking about humor on this one. Not that I know anything about THAT.

7pm: Lie to Me!
Panelists: John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, Sarah Hoyt, Elizabeth Bear
Where: Poolside 1

We’re going to get up there on the panel and just lie our asses off, apparently. No, it’s true.

8pm: Schmoozing 101
Panelists: John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal
Where: Poolside 1

Mary and I will tell you how to mix and mingle without coming across like an overbearing loser.


9am: Book signing
Panelists: Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jim C. Hines, Wil Wheaton, Sarah Hoyt, Dan Hoyt, Elizabeth Bear, Daniel Hogan, Brian Briggs
Where: Ballrooms 7/8

I’m signing books! And so are these other people.

And that’s what I’ll be doing. See you there.

23 Comments on “My Penguicon Schedule”

  1. Remind us of your book signing philosophy: Are you a one-to-a-customer kind of a guy, or a just-keep-it-reasonable, or an I’m-not-going-anywhere,-were-you?

  2. Oh man, that’s like a “Who’s Who in Sci Fi”… I wish I could be there! Stupid college exams…

  3. Zelda:

    If there’s a huge line, I’ll sign three and then you can go back to the end of the line. If there’s no line, there will be no problem.

  4. With my current employment situation a bit up in the air and the fact that I will be going to Marcon at the end of the month, I had to face hard facts and give this one a pass. It was a very hard decision to make since Wil Wheaton will be there and it doesn’t look like he’ll be out this way again anytime soon. I will be able to see you at Confluence, anyway.

  5. You’re going to be signing books at 9 am?!? On Sunday freakin’ morning!?!

    It’ll be fun to see how that works out.

  6. I am very sad that I won’t be there. Mainly because I want to cheer Shawn on in the Atari competition (Wil, love ya, thanks for the autograph last Friday and all, but Shawn’s my bud).

    Also, Atari competition between Shawn and Wil, presided over by Scalzi? Geek heaven.

  7. I’ve been working on ‘overbearing loser’ for years and now you tell me I’ve wasted my time? Thanks. Thanks a lot.

    Oh, and…GO SHAWN! Kick some Wheaton butt. (not that there’s anything wrong with Wheaton butt.)

  8. nathan @9: not that there’s anything wrong with Wheaton butt

    That statement just seems wrong on several levels.

  9. I’m here, and I’ve been working out my “fire button” thumb on the drive down. Anyone here on Thursday, feel free to find me. I’m wearing an orange SpongeBob t-shirt.

    Shut up, you know you wish you had an orange SpongeBob t-shirt. :)

  10. There’ll even be lesser mortals at that 9am signing, including both Michigan contributors to the Writers of the Future Volume XXIV anthology — myself and Al Bogdan. And unlike ConFusion, we’ll actually have books there. I know, sounds crazy, doesn’t it?

    See ya Saturday at 11, John!

    Dr. Phil

  11. I am so sorry I’m going to miss this frivolity with the brother unit (Dr. Phil) and Scalzi (we met in Atlanta last Labor day) and Jim Hines (fan o’ the girl power…do we look like we need rescuing??) and Wil and Shawn and all.

    Oh, and Go Shawn!!

  12. Wow – they’re not doing anything that doesn’t include John? Don’t they want to makle monye on this thing?

  13. Awww Maaaaaaan!

    That sounds like a great Con, but somehow the flight from Montana to Michigan just didn’t get booked (hows that for the passive voice?)

    And since no one else here seems to be rooting for him, Go Wil!

  14. Say Hi to Brian Briggs at the humor panel. He’s a very funny geek.

  15. “Looks like Wil Wheaton won’t make it to the con”

    That is a bummer, because the Scalzi/Wheaton value meal combo is the fan-favorite menu item!