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My WorldCon schedule

I’m looking forward to being in Kansas City in a couple of weeks for the World Science Fiction Convention. I’ve got my complete schedule now: if you’re attending, hope to see you there! New Trends in Young Adult Novels Thursday 12:00 – 13:00, 2503A (Kansas City Convention Center) What’s new in young adult fiction? It …

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Here’s what I’ll be doing at VCon…

I’ll be attending VCon 35 in Vancouver (well, Richmond, really, but close enough) the first weekend in October. And if you’ll be there, too, here’s my schedule…say hi! Tense Viewpoint – Friday 3pm Science Fiction And Comedy – Friday 4pm Book Launch – Friday 7pm How Did That Get On My Book Cover? – Saturday …

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Montreal WorldCon: the science column

Every now and then I attend a science fiction convention, and when I do, I like to talk about it in this column, as part of my ongoing evangelical campaign to raise the profile of science fiction and win the genre new readers. Well, I just finished a doozy of a convention, the grandaddy of …

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Montreal WorldCon Day 4: Hugos, a play reading, and more food

Today’s highlight would ordinarily have been the Hugo Awards, presented this evening here at the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal, but as it happened we were rather late arriving at the Hugos because I ended up having a dinner meeting with my edito,r Sheila Gilbert, and her fellow publisher at DAW Books, Betsy Wollheim. Among …

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Montreal WorldCon Day 2: I win an Aurora Award!

Well, you can’t have a much better day at a WorldCon than I had today, short of winning a Hugo:  tonight I won the Aurora Award for the best long-form work of science fiction or fantasy by a Canadian writer in English in 2008. The award was presented at a banquet this evening, and my …

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My schedule for WorldCon in Montreal

Here’s my finalized (for now, anyway) schedule for Anticipation, the World Science Fiction Convention coming up August 6 to 10 in Montreal. Only one panel, plus a play-reading, a Kaffeeklatsch (if anyone signs up) a joint reading, a signing, and, of course the Aurora Awards ceremony: When: Thu 17:00 Location: P-516E Title: Teen Reporter: The …

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WorldCon program participant list online

Anticipation, this year’s World Science Fiction convention in Montreal, has posted the current list of program (sorry, “programme”) participants, complete with photos and bios. I’m on there! Guess I did fill out the form saying I wanted to particpate after all. I’d been trying to remember… UPDATE: Apparently that form is premature; it lists program …

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World Fantasy Convention, Day 3

A good day for me, but not much to blog about. I only attended one panel, on YA Fantasy, and I didn’t stay to the end because I thought I should drop in on the SF Canada meeting going on next door. Sharyn November, editor of Firebird Books, made a…forceful…moderator (that’s her in the centre …

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World Fantasy Convention, Day 2

I had a pretty slow day today since I didn’t go to any panels (because the ones I was interested in coincided with other things). First thing I did this morning was take the obligatory Photo From My Hotel Room Window. Once I’d been out and had coffee and all that stuff (I had a …

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World Fantasy Convention, Day 1

I arrived in Calgary about 1 p.m. today for the World Fantasy Convention, registered, and picked up the book bag. Holy library, Batman! Look at this thing. And yes, that is a copy of my very own novel Marseguro on top: DAW graciously provided 300 of them for giveaway at this con. Which I hope …

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My WorldCon schedule

Well, according to the pocket guide for Denvention 3, the World Science Fiction Convention in Denver next week, this is what my schedule looks like: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 6Reading Tolkien in the early yearsCCC – Room 504 What was it like to read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy as it came out? Did …

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Juvenalia

One of the panels I’m scheduled to be on at Denvention 3, the World Science Fiction Convention in Denver August 6 to 10, is called “Writers reading from their juvenalia.” Juvenalia is defined by Merriam-Webster as “compositions produced in the artist’s or author’s youth.” But not everyone who reads this blog will be in Denver. …

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