11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 6
Reading Tolkien in the early years
CCC – Room 504
What was it like to read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy as it came out? Did people actually read Tolkien in hardback, before the Ballantine or even Ace paperbacks? Our panel discusses early Tolkien enthusiasts and the fandom that grew out of their interest in this most famous book of the 20th century.
Bruce Leonard, David Louis Edelman, Ed Meskys,Edward Willett, (m) Jo Walton, Susan Fichtelberg
10 a.m. Thursday, August 7
Writers reading from their juvenilia
CCC – Room 501
Jane Austen began writing at the age of eleven, and kept volumes of her juvenile writing throughout her life. Some science fiction writers began writing at an equally early age, and (with only minor amounts of blackmail) have agreed to let fans have a listen to some of their earliest work.
Connie Willis, (m) Edward Willett, Joshua Palmatier, Sarah Hoyt
11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 7
Signing (45 minutes)
CCC – Hall D
Edward Willett, Elissa Malcohn, Melanie Fletcher
10 a.m. Friday, August 8
Canadian Science Fiction
CCC – Korbel 4AB
Canadian SF writers discuss their work and their native land.
Christian Sauve, Edward Willett, Jo Walton, (m) Karl Schroeder, Rene Walling, Robert J. Sawyer
10 a.m. Sunday, August 9
Working with Science and Science Fiction Museums
CCC – Room 504
Most of us are aware of the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, but did you know there are numerous other collections and museums that also feature SF and comics? Our panel will let you know about what’s out there and what it’s like to work with a science fiction collection.
Chris Garcia, Edward Willett, (m) Ellen Klages, Liz Gorinsky, Robert Hole, Steve Miller