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My LepreCon Schedule

April 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

In just a couple of weeks, I'll be heading to Tempe for Leprecon 37.  

Why not consider a weekend trip to Arizona?  If you come to Leprecon, we can hang out!  When I'm not on programming.

Speaking of which, my schedule is below the cut.

Friday, May 6

6 -7 pm:  Movie Adaptations from Books & TV

The Good, Bad, and Ugly in movie adaptations of SF/F books & TV shows.

Chris Swanson (m), Gini Koch, Ian Tregillis

9 - 10 pm:  Collaborating With Your Imaginary Internet Friends

Lots of people are doing collaborative projects with people they've never met in person; they know them only from on-line interaction.  How does that work?  What are the pros and cons?  Funny stories?  Cool opportunities that wouldn't have happened otherwise?

Emma Bull (m), Marsheila Rockwell, Ian Tregillis

Saturday, May 7

12:00 - 12:30 pm:  Reading

As tempting as it might be, I promise not to eat lunch while I'm reading.

12:30 - 1:30 pm:  Autographing

(Please stop by and keep me company.  I won't be busy.  I guarantee it.)

2:00 - 3:00 pm:  Is Earth Unique?

The Rare Earth hypothesis says complex life such as we have on Earth is uncommon.  So, who needs habitable planets?  When making space colonies is but a few weeks work for tireless robots, will we even both to terraform planets?  How would a future of space colonies around nearby red dwarfs differ from planet-based science fiction.

G. David Nordley, Ian Tregillis

7:00 - 8:00 pm: When Is A Genre Not a Genre?

...When it's really Science Fiction.  Every other genre can be written into SF: history, romance, mystery, and westerns.  What makes SF a unique genre?

Sarah Monette, Rick Novy, Ian Tregillis

8:00 - 9:00 pm: Author Reception

Cash bar.  I might need it by then.

9:00 - 10:00 pm:  Eye of Argon Reading

This is the challenge:  read a page aloud without laughing.  Can you do it sober?  Or inebriated?  Either condition is fine by us.  This is an audience participation round-robin reading.  Whether you've never heard of TWOA or it's been a while for you, you shouldn't miss this opportunity.

Elizabeth Bear, Ellen Klages, Ian Tregillis, Randall Whitlock



Kristie May 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm
You know, I've been thinking that I might like to check out a con of some sort some day. Even though I adore the name of this one, it probably won't be this (not a good time of year for me work-wise), and it definitely won't be this time since for the first time in weeks I actually have plans this weekend (concert), but someday... Perhaps someday when my 17-year-old nephew is back in Alaska I can dream again. Have fun, though! Even my introverted self thinks it sounds like a good time, so I'm sure it will be.
Ian May 5, 2011 at 9:40 am
Conventions can be a great deal of fun. I definitely encourage you to check one out when life gives you the opportunity. Minneapolis has a couple of conventions, I think, including Minicon, which was just held a couple of weeks ago. I've never been there but it has a great reputation.
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