It’s just occurred to me that I won’t actually be home for the release day of Cast in Sorrow.
I’ll be in San Antonio, for the Worldcon. And this is what I’ll be doing there, officially:
Thursday 14:00 — 15:00
Best Practices from Booksellers
Thursday 21:00 — 22:00
Our experts discuss hand selling, community-building, and other tips and tricks for new authors.
Gini Koch (M), Michelle Sagara, Michael J. Walsh, Peggy Hailey, Lawrence Person
Stroll with the Stars Friday
Friday 09:00 — 10:00
Neil Clarke, Brenda Cooper, Ellen Datlow, Michelle Sagara, Bobbie DuFault, Gay Haldeman, Joe Haldeman, John Berlyne, Paul Cornell, Scott Edelman
Saturday 13:00 — 14:00
(I have 50 minutes! I am already trying to decide what to read)
The Shift from Print Publishing to E‑Publishing
Saturday 16:00 — 17:00
The acceptance of (and enthusiasm for) electronic publication has increased dramatically in the past two years. E‑book sales are up, and fans are replacing physical books with electronic copies. Where are we in this transition, and what is the prognosis for the next two to five years?
Kirsten Gong-Wong (M), Michelle Sagara, John Klima, Betsy Mitchell, Hugh Howey
The Enduring Popularity of Firefly
Saturday 17:00 — 18:00
Firefly lasted one short season, yet it has a very enthusiastic fan base, that wants to talk about it, watch it, and hope for more.
Michelle Sagara (M), Ginjer Buchanan, Kate Baker, Steven Brust, Selina Rosen
But is it Science Fiction?
Sunday 11:00 — 12:00
Why do some reviewers, authors, and academics seem to confuse the sub-genre of space opera with the entire field of science fiction? What do mainstream authors miss when they write SF without being aware of what’s already been written? How can SF authors gain credibility in wider literary circles, or is it even important to do so?
Daryl Gregory (M), Adam Troy Castro, Nancy Hightower, Michelle Sagara, Gary K. Wolfe
Autographing: Charles E. Gannon, Michelle Sagara, Rachel Swirsky, Sheila Williams
Sunday 14:00 — 15:00
As You Know, Jim…
Sunday 15:00 — 16:00
Exposition is never easy. How can writers communicate the details of a setting, magical system or incredible scientific breakthrough without losing half their audience? What makes a readers eyes glaze over and how do you avoid it?
Michelle Sagara (M), Tanya Huff, Karl Schroeder, Jack McDevitt, Walter Jon Williams