Wednesday, 28 August 2013

WorldCon Schedule!

I'm off to WorldCon in San Antonio, Texas!  I've never been anywhere that far south, and I can't wait to see the Alamo (I admit I had to Google that, but I now mostly remember the Alamo), and I'll be doing a side trip to the space centre in Houston.  Let's not be silly by not going.

There was an unfortunate programming kerfuffle, but the programming team was top notch and worked hard at getting me on a couple of items:

The First Barbarian of Texas: Conan the Cimmerian
Thursday 12:00 - 13:00
For over 80 years, Conan has ruled the roost as the literary and pop culture definition of "barbarian." What makes Conan so popular in and out of the U.S., with readers and film-goers, and fans of all ages? Is his reign likely to continue into the 22nd century?
Mark Finn (M), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Patrice Louinet, John Maddox Roberts, Marie Bilodeau

Sunday 16:00 - 17:00
Marie Bilodeau, Emilie P. Bush, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Catherynne M. Valente

It's not a full schedule by any means, so plenty of time for catching up with friends and making new ones.  If you'd like to actually organize something, e-mail me at marie.s.bilodeau (a)  My books will unfortunately not be available in the dealers room, but I'll be bringing a precious few copies with me (dependent on luggage room left after I've packed my shoes).  If there's something specific you'd like me to bring, give me a shout by e-mail again!  I leave tomorrow morning, so this is really no warning at all.

Oh, and for the first panel - my flight is landing at 11:30.  I might make it, I might not.  I appreciate the programming committee's effort to put me on the program, so I'll run my little feet off to get there.