Reminder: me as Minicon GOH next weekend
...And here's my schedule
We'll be at Minicon April 10-12, and I hope you can join us! Here's what I'll be up to--although, as always, feel free to approach me in the halls, dealer's room, or where-ever if you want to chat or want me to sign something. We're really looking forward to the weekend, and your participation will make it that much better!
Note: it's a light schedule, since I'm still recovering from my surgery--but I'm doing pretty well these days, and hope to be around and available most of the time.
Steampunk: the Romance of Science
Sharon Kahn(m), Karl Schroeder, Richard Mueller, Dorf, Ceridwen Christensen
What is Steampunk: a literary movement, an attitude, or merely fashion statement? Perhaps there is something about the buoyant spirit of the late 19th century that speaks to our feelings about technology today.
Interview and Signing: Author GoH
Rick Brignall(interviewer), Karl Schroeder
Our author Guest of Honor talks about his life and his work. After the interview there will be a book signing in the same space and a chance to chat with Karl one on one.
Breaking into publishing in the 21st Century
Michael Merriam(m), Karl Schroeder, Scott McCoy, Rob Callahan, Rick Brignall
An update of the perennially popular "Publishing 101" topic. What do you as a new writer need to know to get your big break? How is the process changing with the advent of printing on demand, audio books, and the paperback publishing industry in a state of freefall? Last year's advice on how to break into the business may already be obsolete
Second Foundation Discussion: The Works of Karl Schroeder
Eric M. Heideman(m), Karl Schroeder, John Till, Greg L. Johnson
Come and talk with the Author GOH about his work! Sponsored by Second Foundation, a speculative and science fiction-book discussion group that has met regularly since 1983 (see also Sunday evening, Krushenko's Annex)
Hope to see you there!
Minicon is on Twitter: http://twitter.com/minicon/
And the latest news is being posted to the Minicon Livejournal: http://minicon.livejournal.com/ I'm sure people will post stuff during the con there and on the Minicon Facebook page too. And of course there's info on the website. We just added a PDF of the pocket program today (which includes schedule grid, map, hours, and other useful info).
(I'm not on the concom this time around, but have been attending Minicon for twenty years and I'm webmaster for the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, which is the club behind the con.)