Pre-ArmadilloCon, Part One: My ArmadilloCon Schedule
So, I’ve now received my schedule for ArmadilloCon. As this is my first time being on the panel side of things (as well as teaching in the Writers’ Workshop), I’m really ridiculously excited.
Fantastical Feast: Food in SF/F
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Trinity
S. Allen, C. Rambo, L. Donahue*, K. Frost, J. Mandala, M. Maresca
I have to admit, having my first panel being right in my wheelhouse is a good way for me to start. Talk about food, and how it’s used in Sci-fi and Fantasy? Oh, yeah, I can do that. Plus I’ll be up there with Kimberley Frost, who is one of my favorite people.
Class Issues in SF/F
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Sabine
J. Lansdale, S. Lynch, M. Maresca, C. Richerson, W. Shetterly*
This should be fun. I certainly use class issues (and class as it relates to neighborhood) in all the various Maradaine books. Plus I’ll be up there with Scott Lynch. Scott Lynch is cool.
How Much Interaction Should Writers Have with Their Readers?
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM San Marcos
E. Burton, K. Holt*, M. Maresca, J. Nevins, R. Rose
A bit of a strange panel for me, but I can roll. I’ve been online for a long time, and I’ve seen plenty of author/reader interactions, seen how fandom interacts, seen some of the explosions and pitfalls. I’ve seen the evolution of those interactions. So I’m intrigued.
Is the Singularity Possible?
Sat 10:00 PM-11:00 PM San Antonio
J. Gibbons*, A. Latner, M. Maresca, A. Simmons, K. Stauber
I have to admit, this is one I’m going to have to do a bit more research for. Not exactly my specialty. But that’s good. I like a challenge.
New Directions in Space Opera
Sun 10:00 AM-11:00 AM San Marcos
A. Allston, S. Bobo, W. Ledbetter, M. Maresca*, F. Stanton, T. Wagner
Space opera. Ah, back to my comfort zone. Which is good, since I’m also moderating this panel. Plus I’m familiar enough with Aaron Allston, William Ledbetter, Thomas Wagner and Fred Stanton to know that I won’t have to prod them too much to get them talking.