Worldcon Schedule (i.e., Where You Can Find Me at Chicon)
August 30 through September 3, I’ll be attending Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (more commonly known as “Worldcon”). Last year at Worldcon, I got married and lost two Hugos. This year, I’m still married, and again have the opportunity to lose two Hugos.
Here’s my itinerary for the convention:
Reading: John Joseph Adams
Fri Aug 31 1:30pm – Fri Aug 31 3:00pm – Haymarket
John Joseph Adams, Carrie Vaughn, Christie Yant
Readings from the magazines Nightmare and Lightspeed, and anthologies Armored and Epic, all edited by John Joseph Adams.
Filling the Magazines
Fri Aug 31 3:00pm – Fri Aug 31 4:30pm – Crystal A
Ellen Datlow, Gordon Van Gelder, Jason Sizemore, John Joseph Adams, Neil Clarke, Stanley Schmidt
Current and former magazine editors discuss how to be an effective magazine editor, and how the job has been changing as dead-tree magazines give way to web-based electron-based venues. And why can’t an e-zine have as many stories as they want since there isn’t a page count?
Dystopian or Post-Apocalyptic or Both?
Fri Aug 31 6:00pm – Fri Aug 31 7:30pm – Buckingham
Alaya Dawn Johnson, Heather Urbanski, Hugh Howey, John Joseph Adams, Marie Bilodeau
This panel will examine novels like the Hunger Games trilogy that have elements of both dystopian writing and the post-apocalyptic tradition and explore what those distinctions may mean.
Creating Exciting Anthologies
Sat Sep 1 10:30am – Sat Sep 1 12:00pm – Crystal C
Ellen Datlow, Jennifer Brozek, Joan Spicci Saberhagen, John Helfers, John Joseph Adams, Richard Gilliam
We’re in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy anthologies with clever new ideas coming out monthly from major and minor publishers. But where do they come from? How do editors interest publishers and writers in their ideas? How do you make the hard decisions between great stories and great writing (when you can’t have both)?
Hugo Award Ceremony
Sun Sep 2 8:00pm – Sun Sep 2 10:00pm – Grand Ballroom
John Scalzi and other presenters
That thing where they give out the Hugo Awards, duh!