As most of you know, I am this year’s Guest of Honor at Confluence, which is going down this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. If you’re in the greater Pittsburgh area this weekend — and why wouldn’t you be, it’s a lovely city, with lovely people and lovely rivers — you should stop on by and spend some time with us. We’re going to have so much fun we might actually shatter the boundaries of reality. And you know what that means: Unicorns for everyone! And I know how much you love unicorns (Justine “I hate unicorns” Larbalestier excepted).
For those of you who are attending, here is my schedule for the conference:
FRIDAY, JULY 24
5:00PM: “Why are there so many Twits on Twitter?”
In which, I assume, we hold forth on that Twitter thingamabob all the kids are talking about these days. And yes, of course, I shall tweet at least once while on the panel. For the sake of observing forms. Also on the panel: Laurie Mann, Michelle Sagara West and Sarah Zettel
7:00PM: “Military SF in the Age of Terrorism”
Panel title says what it does, does what it says. Fellow panelists: Bill Keith, Bud Sparhawk and Ken Chiacchia
SATURDAY, JULY 25
Come see me scrawl!
1:00PM: “Movies: the year in review”
Perhaps just for fun I’ll suggest that the Transformers flick is a serious contender for the Oscar. Fellow panelists: Eric Davin, Charles Oberndorf and Herb Kauderer.
3:ooPM: GoH Speech
In which I do my now-patented pacing around on the stage, blathering incontinently for an hour while people hurl questions and fruit at me.
4:00PM: Kaffeklatch/Literary Beer
More random blather, but this time with fewer people! I do believe you have to sign up for this once you get to the conference.
5:00: “Alpha Teen Writers GO!”
Which is not actually what it’s called, but this is me sitting down and chatting with the attendees of the Alpha Teen Writing Workshop, who will be at the conference. Hopefully none of them will be stabbing me over this. If you are not participating in the Alpha workshop, you don’t get to go to this. Yes, I know, being old sucks, doesn’t it.
SUNDAY, JULY 26
This is a half hour slot, so I’ll be reading something short.
1:00PM: “Being a full time writer – still possible or naive pipe dream?”
Oh, it’s possible. Other panelists: Bill Keith and Walter Hunt.
And there you have it. Hope to see you there!