Woo-hoo! Next weekend — Fri Sept 25th through Sun Sept 27th — I’ll be at the Baltimore Book Festival. During the course of the weekend we’ll have 30+ authors at the SFWA Tent of Awesomeness, and I’ll be one of ’em. Sunday is my big day, with 3 panels and a signing, but I’ll certainly be around the other days too. Including the Saturday, 6pm-7pm: Meet the Author Social. Which, looking at the list of authors attending, I think is going to be pretty great.
My schedule for Sunday is As Follows:
11am-12 Noon: Design Your Own World. “Join us in a Rousing Game of Stump the Panelists with a Worldbuilding Mashup – Audience Participation Encouraged. Learn what goes into creating fantasy and science fiction worlds.”
Panelists: Tobias S. Buckell, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Anna Kashina, Don Sakers, Alan Smale … although frankly, stumping me with this kind of thing? Probably not hard at all. 🙂
12 Noon – 1pm: Science in Science Fiction and Fantasy. “Which comes first: fiction or fact when it comes to science in Sci-fi and fantasy? Where do the “soft sciences” fit in? Ask our experts!”
Panelists: Karen Burnham, Jack Clemons, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Anna Kashina, Don Sakers, Alan Smale — I’ll be moderating this one.
2pm-3pm: I’ll be at the Signing Table!
4pm-5pm: Timey-Wimey Stuff: Time Travel, Alternate History, and Historical Fantasy. “Sometimes past is present and future is past — especially around a time traveler. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Learn what’s what when we change the past, and how to avoid historical goofs and time travel gaffs.”
Panelists: DH Aire, Tom Doyle, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Alan Smale.
The full online schedule for the SFWA Tent of Awesomeness — along with details of who else is going to be there — can be found at:
Come along. I think it’s going to be a good time.