The next few weeks are going to be pretty interesting for me. Most notably because, this weekend, I’m going to WorldCon! The World Science Fiction Convention starts Thursday in San Antonio, TX, and I’ll be arriving Friday evening. If you want to see me, here’s where and when you can:
Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 Autographing Session: Paige E. Ewing, Max Gladstone, Mark Oshiro, Patrice Sarath
Saturday 14:00 – 15:00 What Does SF Tell Us about Dealing with China in the Future?
The Chinese government supports sf magazines, trying to inverse-engineer what sf did in the USA: inspire interest in science & engineering among the young. Can this be a useful way to see into China’s culture? Can a Chinese sf community help bring a Communist regime to a peaceful opening toward the West?
Gregory Benford (M), Emily Jiang , Derwin Mak , Max Gladstone
Saturday night, 19:00 or so Rockin’ Reddit Fantasy Party
Sunday 17:00 – 18:00 40 Years of Campbell Awards
The Campbell Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.
Stina Leicht (M), Ben Bova, Mur Lafferty , Chuck Wendig , Max Gladstone
There will also be an awards ceremony Sunday evening, I understand. I’ve been reading the other Campbell nominees and I am so excited to be nominated on this slate.
Also, you all should read Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva, by the way. It’s a great graphic novel retelling of the Mahabharata. I just posted a review about it over on Fantasy Book Critic—go over there if you want to learn what I think.