In the meantime, I just received my marching orders. I mean schedule! Here it is:
Chattacon Programming Schedule
7PM Finley Opening Ceremonies: Guest Speeches
8PM Gallery A&B Meet the Pro's Reception
Saturday3PM Gallery A Is it really worth the effort to write a book? Consider the odds: in 2004 over 1.2 million books were published-only 10 sold more than a million. Michael Swanwick, Toni Weisskofpt, Gerald Page, Peter David
4PM Centennial Lobby Autographs: Michael Swanwick
5PM Gallery A How Big is Big, How Small is Small, How Far is Far: The size, scope and majesty of space. Phillip Sacco, Michael Swanwick, Tom Dietz, Brad Strickland
6PM Gallery B Reading: Michael Swanwick
12 Noon Finley A last chance to meet the guests-Q&A time. Michael Swanwick, Lynn Abbey, Peter David, Eric Flint
And of course, there's a lot of stuff involving other people which attendees will want to look into, including live music, belly dancing and (I am not making this up) a "haiku slam."
I've posted my schedule so that anybody looking to say hi or get an autograph or whatever will be able to find me. But I expect to be wandering about and easy to locate for the entire weekend. Here's a tip for anybody who's new to convention going: When you're looking for a writer, always start with the bar.