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My Worldcon Schedule

I'll be heading to Montreal for the 2009 Worldcon, Anticipation. My schedule is as follows:

When: Thu 14:00
Location:  P-518A
Title:  One Genre or Many?
Session ID:  557
All Participants:  Farah Mendlesohn, Michelle M. Sagara, Pat Rothfuss,
Gary K. Wolfe, Ellen Klages
Moderator:  Gary K. Wolfe
Description:  Lots of people assert that SF and fantasy are really
part of one overarching field called the fantastic; but in this case,
why are critics of both developing different languages to describe

When: Fri 11:00
Location:  P-516AB
Title:  Second Time Around
Session ID:  759
All Participants:  Alexander Jablokov, Michelle M. Sagara, Nick
DiChario, Robert Silverberg
Moderator:  Robert Silverberg
Description:  Some writers go on hiatus for years; others find the
vagaries of publishing take them out厃et the urge to write lures them
back. Is it a matter of unfinished business, or is writing an

When: Fri 12:00
Location:  P-510C
Title:  Manga for Kids
Session ID:  291
All Participants:  Madeline Ashby, Michelle M. Sagara, Jus de Pomme
Moderator:  Madeline Ashby
Description:  We'll discuss Japanese comic books most kids 12 & under
will enjoy.

When: Sun 10:00
Location:  Other
Title:  Michelle Sagara Signing
Session ID:  1476
All Participants:  Michelle M. Sagara
Description:  Michelle Sagara Signing
Duration:  0:30 hrs:min

When: Mon 12:30
Location:  P-512AE
Title:  Author Reading
Session ID:  247
All Participants:  Kari Sperring, Michelle M. Sagara, Pat Rothfuss
Description:  Patrick Rothfuss; Kari Sperring;  Michelle Sagara.
Duration:  1:00 hrs:min
Language:  English
Track: Reading

I hope to see some of you there!


Jul. 28th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Did they not give you a kaffeeklatch, by the way? I'm in charge of them...

No, they didn't -- I think this is possibly the first year since 1992 that they haven't, but I know it's a Worldcon, and I know there are hundreds of authors who all want panels/readings/kaffeeklatches.
Jul. 28th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
I should also add that I kaffeeklatches are one of the things I always volunteer for -- but I imagine hundreds of people also volunteer to do them.
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Jul. 28th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should take mine... I'm not sure anyone will show up for mine. I don't always ask for it so I don't know what possessed me this time but I didn't realize they knock some authors out (especially ones who've published more than me...yikes!)

1. Never judge the importance of an author by the number of their publications. I loved your books, I think they were fabulous, and I cannot wait to read the new one when it comes out.

2. It's a Worldcon, it has hundreds and hundreds of authors, and everyone wants to Do Stuff. I don't think of it as 'knocking' me out so much as juggling a schedule; they schedule people they think attendees will want to see more of for as much as they possibly can, and they're going to have internal priorities that just aren't clear to those of us who aren't working for free to put this all together.

3. Not being sure if anyone will show up for a kaffeeklatch is a time honored tradition, and I am always afraid of this very thing *wry g*. It is normal :).

4. I am having a very list-loving day ...

Edited at 2009-07-28 09:49 pm (UTC)