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WorldCon 2009 — our schedules

Posted in Promotion, Shameless by Jill Snider Lum on Monday, August 3, 2009

Michael and I will both be attending Anticipaton, the 2009 World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal, Quebec.  It runs from Thursday the 6th of August through  Monday the 10th.  If you’re going to be there and you’d like to attend any of our panels, here’s when we’ll be doing what, and where.

Michael:

Thursday 7:00pm 1hr
Room P-511CF
That was the Noughties, That Was
Carl Fink, Helen Gbala, Michael Skeet,
S.C. Butler, Virginia O’Dine
We’re four months off the end of a decade
– time for a retrospective. What were the
best sf/fantasy novels of the last ten years?
What will the decade be remembered for?

Friday 11:00am 1hr  Room to be announced
Cecil Street Kaffeklatsch
(time of event is tentative)

Friday 6:30pm 30min  Exhibit hall, 2nd floor
Autograph Signing
Michael Skeet, Kathryn Smith, Sherwood

Friday 9:00pm 1hr
Room P-511
Cecil Street Irregulars; A Canadian
Writers’ Group

Cory Doctorow, Douglas Smith, Karl
Schroeder, Madeline Ashby, Michael
Skeet, David Nickle, Jill Snider Lum,
Sara Simmons, Allan Weiss
The Cecil Street Irregulars writers’ workshop
is not its official name; it does not
meet irregularly, nor does it meet on or
anywhere near Cecil Street. It is, however,
one of the longest-lived of current writers
groups. Collectively the current and former
members have published numerous novels,
short stories, plays and poems; all continue
to insist (at least publicly) that they look
forward to the regular experience of having
their work sand-blasted by their fellows.

Sunday 10:00am 1hr
Room P-513B
Writers Who Have Collaborated:
Playing Well with Others

Jack Skillingstead, Jody Lynn Nye,
Michael Skeet, Lezli Robyn, Jill Snider
Lum, S.M. Stirling, David Nickle
Writers who have collaborated talk about
their experiences. Warning: War Stories
Ahead!

Monday 9:00am 1hr
Room P-522A
Author Reading
Matthew Rotundo, Michael Skeet, Richard
Chwedyk

Monday 10:00am 1hr
Room P-513B
How much History does an SF
Writer Need to Know?

Mary Turzillo, Michael Skeet, Connie
Willis, S.M. Stirling
Those who don’t study history are doomed
to repeat it. Writers talk about whether
writing about the future requires a solid
knowledge of the past.

Jill:

Friday 11:00am 1hr  Room to be announced
Cecil Street Kaffeklatsch
(time of event is tentative)

Friday 2:00pm 3hrs
Edge Publications Booth (Dealers’ Room), and then Delta Suite
Tesseracts Thirteen Book Launch/ Reading
My story “A Patch of Bamboo” appears in this thirteenth volume of the
Tesseracts anthology series of Canadian SF and Fantasy.  This year’s
theme was horror… more about this later.

Friday 9:00pm 1hr
Room P-511
Cecil Street Irregulars; A Canadian
Writers’ Group

Cory Doctorow, Douglas Smith, Karl
Schroeder, Madeline Ashby, Michael
Skeet, David Nickle, Jill Snider Lum,
Sara Simmons, Allan Weiss
The Cecil Street Irregulars writers’ workshop

Saturday 7:00pm 1hr
Room P-510D (Kids Programming)
Ghost Stories
Ann VanderMeer, Jenny Blackford,
Adrienne Foster, Sarah Smith, Jill Snider Lum
Come listen to some ghost stories! Sorry,
no campfire (but we can dim the lights).

Sunday 10:00am 1hr
Room P-513B
Writers Who Have Collaborated:
Playing Well with Others

Jack Skillingstead, Jody Lynn Nye,
Michael Skeet, Lezli Robyn, Jill Snider
Lum, S.M. Stirling, David Nickle
Writers who have collaborated talk about
their experiences. Warning: War Stories
Ahead!

Sunday 7:30pm  30min  Exhibit hall, 2nd floor
Autograph Signing
Jean Lorrah, Frank Ludlow, Jill Snider Lum,
Pat Lundrigan

The collaboration panel was Michael’s idea, and also features our fellow Cecil Street member, David Nickle.  Michael will be moderating that one, and I’m looking forward to hearing other people’s experiences of collaborating on fiction projects.  Anticipation isn’t going to lack for programming; there’ll be some very interesting stuff, and the kids’ programming track looks like a blast.  Hope we’ll see you there!

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