Philcon begins today and normally I'd be in an out of the Cherry Hill hotel, shmoozoing, nursing a drink at the bar while chatting with old friends, checking out the books in the huckster room, and sitting on the occasional panel.
All of that has been coronavirused into the past. Save for the panels. I'll be virtually participating in the virtual events this weekend with great enthusiasm.
Here's my schedule:
Friday, November 20
6:30 Reading: I'll be reading "Nirvana or Bust," which is, despite the title, not a wacky comedy satire of New Age enlightenment-seekers but a thoughtful science fiction tale of infrastructure and the future of humanity. With robots!
Saturday, November 21
10:00 a.m. Heinlein's Third Rule of Writing
7:00 p.m. Pandemic Fiction Versus Pandemic Reality
Sunday, November 21
11:30 a.m. Ray Bradbury Centennial
See you there!