My Worldcon Schedule!
Please note, I do NOT use 24-hour time like the con committee does. It fucks me up. So this has been translated to AM/PM time that doesn’t trigger my numeric dyslexia. (All numbers become synonyms to me.)
Panel: Food: Ancient, Modern, Future, Near and Far
Friday, 2pm – 3:30
And apparently I’m the moderator! Oooh, yum yum yum. I shall endeavor to make it fun. I wonder if I can encourage the panelists to bring examples of food some in the audience might consider “alien”? With panelists Ana Cristina Campos Rodrigues, Cecilia Tan, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Jon Singer, Richard Foss.
Party: Circlet Press and IO9 Party!!
Friday, 8pm to ~2am (kind of depends on how tired we are, ya know)
There will be the usual Circlet Press Smorgasbord of Smut, as well as a station to download erotic fantasy ebooks to your jump drive! Plus CD-ROMs. (And printed books too, of course. Unless they get seized at the border. Cross your fingers.)
Reading: At the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading!
Sadly, the con assigned me a reading slot so early on Thursday it was before my scheduled arrival in Montreal. I will, however, join this awesome group of writers for a Broad Universe kick-ass style Rapid Fire Reading. I have already picked out a nice hot section of MAGIC UNIVERSITY to read. Hopefully after lots of tea I will be awake enough to read after the party the night before!
Signing: As in, I will be autographing in the designated area.
Saturday, 6pm – 6:30
Sometimes they are fussy about letting people sell materials in the autograph area, but if they let me I will usually have a small selection of things with me, since most con dealers these days don’t carry actual books any more… (I’m very happy to point people to any dealer who *does* want to carry my books and CD-Roms, though…!!)
Panel: Sex Toys of the Future
Saturday, 10pn – 11pm
With Donna McMahon, Howard Davidson, Judy T. Lazar, Pat Rothfuss, Ctein
One of my perpetually favorite topics! “How neuroscience, pharmacology, computer engineering, molecular biology and virtual reality are altering the landscape of possible sex toys and diversions.” Rawr.
Kaffeeklatsch: With me!
Sunday, 11am – 12 noon
Sit down with me for an hour. This is when I usually tell publishing horror stories, give writerly advice, and regale people with tales from the life of the fabulous erotica writer/editor/publisher. Or we can talk about food, travel, baseball… whatever you want. Will it be weird if I bring my own tea? (I am a tea snob.)
Broad Universe: covering the BU table
Sunday, 12:30 to 3:00pm, roughly
Still tentative, but I will probably try to help out at the BU table during this stretch between the ‘klatsch and the next panel.
Panel: Rainbow Futures
Sunday, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
with Catherynne Valente, Cecilia Tan, Graham Sleight, Jason Bourget, Lila Garrott-Wejksnora
The con’s description: “How does media SF deal with gay and lesbian characters? Is the real world moving too fast for the genre? Can SF show us a future where sexual orientation isn’t a big deal?” But you know this is actually the panel where everyone goes to cruise everyone else, right? (Yes, I did meet my first girlfriend at a “Gays and Lesbians in SF/F” panel at an Arisia back in 1991. Why do you ask?)
I’d kind of like to have a Harry Potter fanfic meetup, if anyone’s interested? Tell me if you are and I’ll start trying to wrestle that into the schedule too! best possible times are: Friday noon, Friday 4pm or Sunday 5pm? Ping me if interested and I’ll figure out where!
My Worldcon Schedule!