Friday, 3 May 2013

Boréal Schedule

This weekend I'm off to Montreal for Boréal!  I've only been to this con one other time, but it's a heck of a lot of fun. I can't wait!  Anyway, my schedule:

Saturday, May 4

Beyond Ebooks : A Genre in Transition 

10:30 am, Salle Saint-François

Christian Sauvé (A), Marie Bilodeau, Claude Lalumière, Yves Meynard, Jo Walton

At a time where iPad, ePub, Kickstarter, Lulu and
Twitter are all keywords of interest to writers of 
genre fiction, what does this mean to readers, 
reviewers and fans? The old "publish short 
stories in the Big Three magazines, then write a 
novel for a big New York publisher" is 
crumbling, but so are the traditional ways for 
readers to find and buy works they like. At a 
time where there is more genre fiction available 
for download than anyone can hope to read in a 
lifetime, how can we expect to find good stories, 
understand the genre as it currently exists and 
identify the authors worth reading? 
(This panel description sounds dramatic to me, such as "how shall we ever survive," and I love it. Best panel description ever!)

Masked Mosaic : Canadian 
Super Stories 

16h00-17h00, Salle Saint-François

Marie Bilodeau, Patrick T. Goddard, Claude 
Lalumière, Lisa Poh, Mark Shainblum

We launched this in Ottawa and it was a hoot.  Seriously. Don't miss this Montreal launch!

Sunday, May 5

How I Wrote... 
14h00-15h00, Salle Saint-François
René Walling (A), Marie Bilodeau, Yves Meynard, Jo Walton
Writers explain how one of their works took form.

That's it - quick trip to Montreal. See you there!