I’ll be in Dearborn, Michigan this weekend to take part in Immortal ConFusion, where I’ll the Editor Guest of Honor. Other Guests of Honor include Charles Stross (Pro), Jennifer Ouellette (Science), James David Nicoll (Fan), and Mary Robinette Kowal (Special).
If you’re heading there, too, here’s where you’ll be able to find me. (And maybe even my ukulele!)
Friday 8:00 PM (Michigan)
Welcome to Immortal ConFusion! Join our Guests of Honor and Subterranean Press Special Guests for introductions and speeches. A number of artists will also be on hand to caricature the GoHs and display their work afterwards.
Alastair Reynolds, Charles Stross, James Davis Nicoll, Jennifer Ouellette, Kat Howard, Maria Dahvana Headley, Mary Robinette Kowal, Scott Edelman
Dessert Reception With Guests Of Honor
Friday 9:00 PM (Erie)
This is a great place to walk right up to your particular favorite author or panelist for a quick chat or just to meet someone new. People, food, drink will be on hand.
Saturday 11:00 AM (Model T)
Join Editor Guest of Honor Scott Edelman for coffee, tea, and conversation. Limited to 10 participants, please sign up in Ops.
The Digital Bookstore—What’s For Sale?
Saturday 2:00 PM (Dearborn)
The advent of digital readers has an evolving impact on the marketplace for fiction. The market for shorter fiction, for story collections, and the relative ease to “print” different lengths has expanded dramatically. How will that affect the next decade of fiction? Will the novella see resurgence in popularity with the general public? With mainstream publishers? We will look at the last few years, and try to extrapolate what that may mean for the future.
Mary Robinette Kowal, Scott Edelman, Scott H. Andrews, Tobias S. Buckell, Yanni Kuznia (M)
Mass Autograph Session
Saturday 5:00 PM (Ontario)
Come meet your favorite authors and have them sign things! (Unfortunately, due to Repetitive Stress Injury, we ask that you limit your signing requests to Charles Stross to 3 items per person.)
Aimee Carter, Alastair Reynolds, Anne Harris, Catherine Shaffer, Charles Stross, Cindy Spencer Pape, Courtney Moulton, Diana Rowland, Geoff Landis, Howard Andrew Jones, Jennifer Ouellette, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, Kat Howard, Lawrence Schoen, Maria Dahvana Headley, Mary G. Thompson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mary Turzillo, Merrie Haskell, Michael J. Sullivan, Myke Cole, Patrick Rothfuss, Patrick Tomlinson, Peter V. Brett, Ron Collins, Saladin Ahmed, Sarah Zettel, Scott Edelman, Susan Dennard, Tobias S. Buckell, Violette Malan
Comics As Literature
Saturday 7:00 PM (Dearborn)
Comics are an art form distinct for their inclusion of both visual and written storytelling. When the written word transcends the mundane and captures something vital, some element of truth, that work is generally touted as literature. But what of comics? There have certainly been works that reflected the zeitgeist of their creation perfectly, works that have held a mirror up to our collective selves and shown us something beautiful … or ugly. What do we call these creations, and what about them—art, writing, something unique—makes them so special?
Christine Purcell (M), Peter V. Brett, Scott Edelman
Judge A Book By Its Cover
Sunday 10:00 AM (Warren)
How does art on a cover of a book or magazine prejudice your mental image of a story compared to the words you read after seeing it?
Carl Lundgren, Russell Walks, Scott Edelman (M)
Working with Intellectual Properties
Sunday 1:00 PM (Warren)
What is it like to work on a comic book owned by someone else? How do you write a character with established traits and make your own voice heard?
Peter V. Brett, Scott Edelman
Hope to see you there!