My Worldcon 2009 schedule
Here's the semi-final version. One thing's for sure: you'd be crazy not to visit Montreal in the summer
Well, I'm going to be very busy at Worldcon, but feel free to approach me at any time. Here's my schedule, so you'll know at least some of the places and times you can find me:
When: Fri 12:00
Title: Karl Schroeder SigningDuration: 0:30 hrs:min
When: Fri 15:30
Title: Oh Canada!
All Participants: Karl Schroeder, Bob Boyczuk, Nalo Hopkinson, Ursula Pflug
“America's aggressive attitude toward nature and the unknown…, translates readily into the mythology of conquering and domesticating the unknown that finds expression in much SF. The Canadian attitude seems to be that nature is simply too vast, too threatening, too powerful: man is nature's victim rather than the reverse. Survival, not conquest, is the issue.” (David Ketterer) Is this true, or is this consolatory rhetoric?
When: Fri 21:00
Title: Cecil Street Irregulars; A Canadian Writers' Group
All Participants: Cory Doctorow, Douglas Smith, Karl Schroeder, Madeline Ashby, Michael Skeet, David Nickle, Jill Snider Lum, Sara Simmons
Moderator: Madeline Ashby
Description: 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.
When: Sat 12:30
Title: Building Realistic Worlds
All Participants: Amy Thomson, Karin Lowachee, Karl Johanson, Karl Schroeder, Robert J. Sawyer
When: Sat 18:30
Title: David Hartwell and Karl Schroeder: The Editor and the Writer, Long Form
All Participants: David Hartwell, Karl Schroeder
Description: Hartwell and Schroeder have worked together on several novels. They talk about the process, how an editor edits, how the writer works with the editor’s feedback.
When: Sun 9:00
Title: The Uncanny Valley - AIs! They're Just Like Us!
All Participants: Karl Schroeder, Tom Galloway, Kim Binsted, Rhodri James
Moderator: Rhodri James
Description: Are AI labs across the planet just making elaborate cartoons of ourselves rather than making something truly new? And what about AIs in science fiction?
When: Sun 11:00
Title: Karl Schroeder Kaffeeklatsch
All Participants: Karl Schroeder
Description: A chance to ask those burning questions.
Duration: 1:00 hrs:min
When: Sun 15:30
Title: SF and Economics
All Participants: Dani Kollin, Eytan Kollin, Hayden Trenholm, Karl Schroeder, S.C. Butler, Charles Stross
Description: How does a writer incorporate events like the past 12 months into their future society? How does a writer extrapolate economic theory into far future societies?
When: Mon 10:00
Title: A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing
All Participants: Amy Thomson, Carl Fink, Christopher Davis, Karl Schroeder
Description: What happens when physicists try to write biological SF; or when a writer’s research goes badly wrong?