My WorldCon schedule

Of particular note: I have a kaffeeklatsch at noon on Saturday. I promise to be interesting. And I have a reading at 5 on Saturday. I will likely read Lion Dance, which is forthcoming in Asimov’s.

Thu Aug 30 2:30:pm Thu Aug 30 3:00:pm Writer Under Glass #6
Fan Lounge

This isn’t actually a panel, but a stunt. Writers volunteer to sit in a certain place for 30-40 minutes each and write serially on a collaborative story. Each takes up where the previous left off throughout the run of the convention. The resulting manuscript will be printed out only once, signed by all the writers, and entered into the charity auction as a contribution from all the writers. Con attendees can watch the writers at work–this has to be done in public like Harlan Ellison’s writing in shop windows–but may not harass them. The attendees can watch what’s being written in real time on a remote monitor. The story is complete at the end of the con and no other copies will be made without consent of all the writers who participated.
Vylar Kaftan

Thu Aug 30 6:00:pm Thu Aug 30 7:30:pm The Short Story as Testing Ground McCormick

Discussing the role short stories has and will play in the genre of science fiction and fantasy, from proving ground to promotions to the merits of writing and reading short stories. We’ll explore where the genre is headed, whether its early popularity is enduring (is anyone reading them anymore?) and the influence of contests and electronic publishing on the genre.
Betsy Dornbusch Brad R. Torgersen D.H. Aire Dennis Y. Ginoza Vylar Kaftan

Fri Aug 31 3:00:pm Fri Aug 31 4:30:pm Autograph Session 5
Autograph Tables

Geoff Ryman Hugh Howey Jacqueline Carey Jacqueline Lichtenberg Mike Flynn Nnedi Okorafor Seanan McGuire Vylar Kaftan

Sat Sep 1 12:00:pm Sat Sep 1 1:30:pm Kaffeeklatsch: Vylar Kaftan
Kaffeeklatsche 1

Vylar Kaftan

Sat Sep 1 5:00:pm Sat Sep 1 5:30:pm Reading: Vylar Kaftan

Vylar Kaftan

Sat Sep 1 6:00:pm Sat Sep 1 7:30:pm The Next N1H1.

Two years ago we went through a public inoculation that we haven’t seen since the 60s. What new bug is out there and how do we protect the public health against it.
Liz Batty Perrianne Lurie Ron Taylor Seanan McGuire Vylar Kaftan

Sun Sep 2 3:00:pm Sun Sep 2 4:30:pm Stalking the Elusive Story Idea Gold Coast

What is creativity? Can it be taught? Is it possible to generate story ideas on demand? A discussion of the practical aspects of inspiration, brainstorming, and the search for material, from the perspective of the working writer.
Alec Nevala-Lee Jacqueline Lichtenberg Jay Lake Stephen Leigh Vylar Kaftan

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