Briefly: I will be at World Fantasy Con next week (since it is in San Antonio, practically next door). I’ve got plenty on my plate right now, but in the meantime, here’s my schedule:
Friday Nov 03 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM (2 hours)
Sometimes called the Autograph Reception, sometimes the Mass Autographing, there is only one autograph session at a World Fantasy Convention. Every convention member is invited to come to the Fiesta Pavilion, pick up their name plate and choose a seat at the autographing tables. This is a reception; hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Urban Fantasy Detectives: Mystery and Detective is a Genre for a reason.
Saturday Nov 04 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (1 hour)
The proliferation of urban fantasy with mystery and detective story elements is creating its own subgenre. If vampires, ghosts or werewolves have always existed or if magic works, then the effect on society could be extensive. What elements of detective fiction make for satisfying urban fantasy? What elements of urban fantasy make for satisfying mysteries? Does justice prevail? Is this a subgenre for short fiction as well? (Joe R Lansdale | Bill Crider | Marshall Ryan Maresca | Carole Nelson Douglas)
If you’re coming to WFC, I’ll see you there. If not, then maybe I’ll see you at OryCon in a few weeks.