I’m Participating in Nerdcon: Stories This October in Minneapolis
Posted on March 27, 2015 Posted by John Scalzi 9 Comments
And what is Nerdcon: Stories? This informational video might help:
There’s also this ginchy Web site, with even more information.
And for those of you who stubbornly refuse to follow links, the guests (aside from me) include: John and Hank Green, Holly Black and Cassie Claire, Katherine Woodson, Patrick Rothfuss, Mary Robinette Kowal, Welcome to Nightvale, Steven Brust, Kimya Dawson, Paolo Bacigalupi and the proverbial many others.
It’s happening October 9th and 10th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. You should be there. Here’s the link again.
See you there!
Hey, that’s in my backyard, so to speak!
So many events make a secret of who’s running them and what their governance structure is. Are nerd/geek/skiffy shows still in the “shut up and take my money” stage of cultural evolution?
I hear tell Kimya Dawson gives the coolest socks as gifts to her cohorts. Have you met her before? Keep us posted.
It’s a Hank and John Green sort of thing.
Looks a bit light on details. Anyway, I prefer fan-run/all-volunteer cons to for-profit ones, so I’ll be waiting til Arisia to see you.
I assume their harassment policy is still in the works?
I couldn’t find a link on the website.
(It looks like pretty early days for the con and website.)
There’s a code of conduct (which includes the harassment policy) in the FAQ for VidCon. It’s the same people behind the two conventions, so they should be comparable.
Reblogged this on Revolution Mary and commented:
This year I am sad to say I won’t be able to attend GenCon. Not because of any political feelings I have (I am a faithful ally, and I think the organizers are right to raise their voices in protest of legislated discrimination) -but because I just can’t afford it.
I’m at the tail end of a divorce, and I’ve moved my entire life around (financially and otherwise) in the last six months. Spending the kind of money it would take to get to Indianapolis and get a good room and a weekend pass… it’s just not going to happen.
But THIS gives me hope. NerdCon sounds amazing, and seems bent on fulfilling the void left by missing one of my favorite things about GenCon -the Writer’s Symposium. Plus, if John Scalzi is going to be there, how can I miss out???
I’ll be there! Looking forward to all the guests, especially Kimya Dawson (and of course our esteemed host here). My mom surprise-announced that she bought tickets for herself, me, my sister and my stepsister. :D