Well, it's that time of year again, when Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Worldcon, Christmas and New Year's Eve all tumble one upon the other in the course of five weeks. And starting off the season... Philcon, which begins today!
The Philadelphia Science Fiction Convention, to give it its full name, is one of the oldest SF cons in the world. Though diminished in size from its heyday--down from thousands of participants to hundreds--and exiled from the city of its birth and name to Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the con keeps chugging bravely away.
If you're going to be at Chillcon, as it has been waggishly nicknamed, be sure to say hi. I'll be ubiquitous.
Meanwhile, as is traditional, here's my schedule:
Start Time Duration Room Name Title
8:00 PM 50 Min Plaza 3 If I Had That To Write Again
2:00 PM 50 Min Grand Ballroom Q&A with Principal Speaker Fran Wilde
3:00 PM 50 Min Plaza 3 Why Haven't Exoplanets Created More Excitement?
5:00 PM 50 Min Plaza 2 The World of Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008)
Oh, and it's worth mentioning that Samuel R. Delany is a late addition to the Disch panel. Chip is always worth hearing, and on this subject he knows a great deal more than most.