My MidAmeriCon II Schedule
Posted on August 3, 2016 Posted by John Scalzi 6 Comments
I’ll be attending MidAmeriCon II, this year’s Worldcon, although only for a couple of days because of schedules and deadlines. But on those two days (Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20) I have a pretty busy schedule. Here’s what I’m doing, and where:
Friday Aug 19, 2016
1:00 PM Reading: John Scalzi — Kansas City Convention Center 2203: This reading will mark the debut of material from my 2017 novel The Collapsing Empire, so this will be your chance to hear it first, literally before any other people, ever. I will also be reading from my upcoming collection Miniatures, and depending on time, doing a little Q&A.
3:00 PM Moderation and Online Community Management — Kansas City Convention Center – 3501D: This will be me and Guest of Honor Teresa Nielsen Hayden talking with each other about what it takes to keep an online community humming along.
Saturday Aug 20, 2016
1:00 PM Social Media, or, Why I Haven’t Finished My Novel — Kansas City Convention Center – 2206: In which I and other panelists will talk about the pleasures and perils of social media when you have deadlines. Other panel members are Melissa Olson, Mur Lafferty, Jack Campbell, Jr. and J.R. Johansson.
3:00 PM Kaffeeklatsch: John Scalzi — Kansas City Convention Center – 2211: I sit at a table with ten other people and they ask me questions. You have to sign up for this if you want to attend.
5:00 PM Autographing: Sarah Beth Durst, Arnie Fenner, Jerry Pournelle, Cerece Rennie Murphy, John Scalzi, Ferrett Steinmetz, Michelle (Sagara) West — Kansas City Convention Center – Autographing Space: I and these other fine people will be signing books and probably whatever else you want.
And there you have it. See you there!
I hope you have a fabulous time. I like the title of your upcoming book- do you ever change titles before release? Do you use “working titles” and then change them later? I’m curious, I enjoy hearing how writers Do Things.
Wow, if I had realized you and TNH would be having that particular conversation, I might have bought an attending membership instead of a supporting one.
Will you actually drink coffee at the Kaffeeklatsch? I’d sign up just to drink coffee in the same room as you :)
I just read where Mark Van Name is organizing a “barbeque crawl” at the conference. He’s quite a foodie, so for sure he’ll pick the best ‘que to enjoy. :-)
I know you’ll be busy, John, but ya gotta eat sometime!
I have made appropriate entries on my Worldcon schedule!
Huzzah! I look forward to seeing you speak again in my hometown! Grab yourself some barbecue while you’re in the neighborhood :).