August 19-21 Renovation (Worldcon)
Sat 11:00 - 12:00, Autographing: Michael Swanwick Sat 11:00 Hall 2 Autographs (RSCC)
Sat 12:00 - 13:00, The Craft of Writing Short Science Fiction and FantasyA SF or fantasy short story can be a sparkling jewel, making a long-lasting impact on the reader. The story may be serious or comic, a pleasure to read or a tale that won't let you stop reading until it is done with you. How does the writer craft effective short fiction? What techniques help the writer achieve success? We go beyond the "good idea" and discuss the craft of writing.
Adam-Troy Castro (M), Jay Lake, Connie Willis, Michael Swanwick, Robert Reed
Sat 14:00 - 15:00, SF: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Dialog) A11 (RSCC)
Two of SF's most award-winning writers discuss SF (and anything else they feel like touching on).James Patrick Kelly, Michael Swanwick
Sat 17:00 - 18:00, Literary Beer: Michael Swanwick: Sat 17:00, Hall Bar (RSCC)
Michael Swanwick and Jack Skillingstead
Sun 12:00 - 12:30, Reading: Michael Swanwick (Reading), A15 (RSCC)
Sun 13:00 - 14:00, Discussing Best Related Work (Panel), A05 (RSCC)
The Best Related Work category for the Hugo Awards can be anything about the field - from a humorous book about science to a biography or autobiography to a giant book about art. The panel discusses this year's nominees. Come and hear why you may want to pay more attention tothis fascinating category.
Farah Mendlesohn (M) Chris Garcia, Amy Thomson, Claire Brialey, Michael Swanwick, Stephen H. Segal
Sept. 10 The Spiral Bookcase (signing)
Sept. 21 KGB Bar (reading)
November 10 Wold Newton Reading Extravaganza (reading)
And in 2012 . . .
Aug. 31- Sept. 2 Chicon 7
Above: Friday I went around taking pictures of shadows. I only kept this one. It's of a tree in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum.