Tomorrow afternoon (June 12th) I’ll be checking in to the Readercon hotel (Boston Marriott in Quincy, Mass) for a happy weekend of conventioning. It’s been some time since I attended a Readercon, but they were really really nice to me way back when, and I’m looking forward to it.
Here’s what’s up: Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. I’ll be participating in the Broad Universe rapid-fire reading, followed immediately at 9:00 p.m. by a panel on “Our Human Limits” (I’m moderating).
Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. I’m leading the panel discussion on “The Global Roots of Speculative Literature,” where we’ll get to talk about some of the world’s oldest and greatest narrative traditions outside the Western European tradition. Since I love The Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Chinese) and the massive Mahabharata (India) I can’t wait.
On Saturday, I’ll be signing autographs (and giving away fountain pens) at 11:00 a.m. I’ve got “Settlement Strategies: Adjust, Adapt, or Mutate” at 10:00 a.m. and “Embracing Artistic Risk” at 1:00 p.m. In “Embracing Artistic Risk” in particular I’ll be talking about the choices a person takes in writing about someone like Andrej Koscuisko and that line between “Okay, do we all clearly understand the nature of this man’s work?” and goobly-glub nastiness simply for the sake being horrific.
And I’ll otherwise be all over Readercon’s events (grin). Maybe see some familiar faces there!