I'm going to MONTREAL! Lovely city, great place to be, and as long as I'm there I thought I might as well take in Anticipation, Worldcon 2009. What with me being up for a Hugo and all.
If you're going to be there as well, why not say hello? I'm not standoffish.
Here's my schedule:
2:00 PM 1hr 30min P-518A One Genre or Many?
9:00 AM 1hr P-512CG Why Write Across the Genres?
Fri 3:30 PM 30min P-Autographs Michael Swanwick Signing
11:00 AM Signing & Schmoozing at Tachyon Booth (hucksters room)
2:00 PM 1hr 30min P-522B, Landscape in Fiction as Character; the language of landscape
12:30 PM P-514AB The New York Review of Science Fiction – I was a last-minute addition to this one; I graciously agreed to take the “con” position.
Sunday Evening Sometime -- 8:00 PM maybe? The Hugo Awards Ceremony – All the pomp and pageantry of losing yet another major award! I've been through these things many times and it really is like a microcosm of your career. For most of the weekend, your friends are congratulating you, slapping your back, and wishing you all the best, and then . . . Well, an embarrassed silence falls over the rest of the convention. You're as good as forgotten. You look back on Saturday with nostalgia.
As you can probably guess, I enjoy the whole awards process, and I milk it for all the drama I can get.
10:00 AM 1hr P-511A Movements in Fantasy – They mean literary movements, not the kind you were thinking of. What were you, brought up in a barn?