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Confluence 2009 Schedule

I really like Confluence, and my husband and I will be heading there this coming weekend, the 24th-26th of July.

My programming schedule for the weekend is:

Friday 5pm Oak   
Why are there so many Twits on Twitter?   
John Scalzi, Laurie Mann, Michelle Sagara West,Sarah Zettel   

Saturday 12pm Salon A   
Folklore and the Roots of Fantasy   
Alan Irvine, Michelle Sagara West, Susan Dexter, Bill Mayhew

Saturday 1pm Oak   
Is Amazon "Kindling" a New Generation of Readers   
Thomas Seay, Gary Markette, Michelle Sagara West, Jean Goldstrom

Saturday 2:00 PM   
Michelle Sagara West

Saturday 4pm Jr Ste   
Kaffee Klatsch   
Sarah Zettel, Michelle Sagara West     
Saturday 5:30 pm Willow   
Michelle Sagara West   

And I hope to see some of you there!

Edited because I in theory know my own name


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 19th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Is there a reason you're Sagara West on all but the last?
Jul. 19th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Umm, yes. It was a typo (which I will now fix) in the schedule (they did catch it), and apparently I failed to edit in the cut-and-paste ...
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Have big fun!
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
I am really upset I can't go this year. Unfortunately I have to study for Three preliminary exams for my new PhD program (Algebra, Analysis, and Topology).

What are you going to be reading on Saturday?

Jul. 20th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
What are you going to be reading on Saturday?

I'm not exactly certain yet. I think I have an hour, but as you know, I tend to babble a bit at the -beginning- of the hour in a non-reading sort of way. What I want to read is actually part of the middle section of City of Night. But...it's in the middle. The beginning is too long.

I'd read the first chapter of Cast in Chaos, because that's what I'm working on now -- but no one will have read Silence at that point, so I'd have to worry about spoilers (and there are a couple of big ones).


Yes! Fretting time! *wry g*
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
As a kindle owner... be kind to us! I really wish I could sit in on that panel, I'm sure it will be wonderfully interesting.

Have a great time!
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
As a kindle owner... be kind to us! I really wish I could sit in on that panel, I'm sure it will be wonderfully interesting.

I pretty much work with words; how people prefer to read them, if they do want to read them, is almost -- but not quite -- beside the point, to me. That said, my short answer to the panel question is 'No'. It's my strong suspicion that the people who are loving the kindle are already diehard readers; the kindle makes it possible to carry back-breaking loads of books in a way that doesn't. Break the back, I mean.

Although it's one of the questions I would ask at the panel: How many of you weren't already voracious readers?
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I agree with that. People aren't going to spend $300 on a kindle if they don't read. All the same, I think if it benefits anything other than my gadget love, it could benefit short fiction. I usually only buy anthologies if I have several authors I love writing in one, but a single short story on the kindle for cheap, I'll buy.
Jul. 23rd, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
I'd be interested in hearing what verdicts come out of the Kindle panel. Don't have one, personally, but I do own a Sony Reader, which I love. I do find that I tend to have more books on the go at one time with the ebook reader, since it's easy to switch back and forth without having to carry multiple books.
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