Tag: World Science Fiction Convention

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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My preliminary WorldCon schedule

Right now, I’m scheduled to be on four panels at Denvention 3, this year’s World Science Fiction Convention, August 6 to 10 in Denver. You can look for me on: Reading Tolkien in the early years, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. Writers reading from their juvenalia, Thursday, 10 a.m. Canadian Science Fiction, Friday, 10 a.m. Working with …

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My preliminary WorldCon schedule

Right now, I’m scheduled to be on four panels at Denvention 3, this year’s World Science Fiction Convention, August 6 to 10 in Denver. You can look for me on: Reading Tolkien in the early years, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. Writers reading from their juvenalia, Thursday, 10 a.m. Canadian Science Fiction, Friday, 10 a.m. Working with …

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TorCon3: The 2003 World Science Fiction Convention

See my photos of TorCon3 here. I was sitting at a table at the front of an ordinary room in the Toronto Convention Centre a few days ago, along with three other writers of children’s books. We had just begun a panel discussion on “Writing For Children” when in strolled a massive troll, gray as …

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ConJose: The 2002 World Science Fiction Convention

Every Labour Day weekend, somewhere in the world, thousands of peopld gather for the World Science Fiction Convention. This year they gathered in San Jose, California, for the 60th WorldCon, as fans call it, and I was there. WorldCon covers the whole world of science fiction and fantasy, with particular emphasis, not on TV and …

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ChiCon: The 2000 World Science Fiction Convention

As I mentioned last week, 6,000 people recently gathered in Chicago for the 58th annual World Science Fiction Convention, myself among them. Mention “science fiction convention” to most people and they immediately think of a Star Trek convention. However, science fiction fans have been getting together long before Star Trek penetrated the public consciousness. At …

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Science fiction prophecies

I wrote last week about attending the World Science Fiction Convention in Winnipeg. You didn’t seriously think I was going to limit myself to just one column, did you? All those science topics I talked about last week were included in the convention because science fiction concerns itself with “the shape of things to come,” …

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ConAdian: The 1994 World Science Fiction Convention

On Friday evening I attended a fascinating lecture by Dr. Jack Cohen, one of the world’s leading reproductive biologists. On Sunday, I attended an equally fascinating lecture by Dr. William Sarjeant, a geologist at the University of Saskatchewan. I wasn’t at a scientific conference or a university lecture series: I was at ConAdian–the 52nd World …

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