Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Lonestarcon 3 Schedule

Here's my schedule for Lonestarcon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in San Antonio, Texas, from August 29 to September 2, 2013. They're keeping me busier than in previous years with 3 panels, a kaffeeklatsch (my first), and an autograph session (where I usually check my email while everyone else is lining up for someone else like George R.R. Martin). If you're at the convention, please look for me and say hello.

Thursday, August 29, 13:00-14:00. Convention Center, Exhibit A
Autographing: Madeline Ashby, Derwin Mak, Byron Reese, David Lee Summers
Friday, August 30, 13:00 - 13:30. Convention Center, 002B
Reading: Derwin Mak
Friday, August 30, 15:00 - 16:00. Convention Center, 007A
Asian SF Literature:
What is the state of our genre in Asian countries and languages? Are there themes and qualities informed by geography?
Panelists: Takayuki Tatsumi (M), Wesley Chu, Toh EnJoe, Derwin Mak, Mary Anne Mohanraj
Saturday, August 31, 14:00 - 15:00. Convention Center, 007CD
What Does SF Tell Us about Dealing with China in the Future?
The Chinese government supports sf magazines, trying to inverse-engineer what sf did in the USA: inspire interest in science & engineering among the young. Can this be a useful way to see into China's culture? Can a Chinese sf community help bring a Communist regime to a peaceful opening toward the West?
Panelists:  Gregory Benford (M), Emily Jiang, Derwin Mak, Max Gladstone
Saturday, August 31, 16:00 - 17:00. Marriott Riverwalk Hotel, Riverview Room.
Kaffeeklatsch: Eileen Gunn, Derwin Mak, Ramez Naam
Sunday, September 1, 11:00 - 12:00. Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, conference 8.
Religion and Fandom:
Panelists: Janice Gelb (M), Derwin Mak, Jesi Pershing, Steven Silver