I am in Kansas City, at the 74th World Science Fiction Convention.
If you’re in town, come say hi at any of the following events:
Science Fiction as Epic
Thursday 13:00 – 14:00, 3501F (Kansas City Convention Center)
Often science fiction that is epic in nature is dismissed as “space opera,” but science fiction can be epic without resorting to the world destroying of Edmond Hamilton or the dogfighting X-Wings of Star Wars. What constitutes epic science fiction and what does it do that more personal stories can’t?
John Kessel (M), Frederick Turner, Elizabeth Moon, Walter Jon Williams, Cynthia Ward
Literary Beer : Mary A. Turzillo, Walter Jon Wiliams
Thursday 17:00 – 18:00, Literary Beer Space (Kansas City Convention Center)
Dr. Mary A. Turzillo Ph.D., Walter Jon Williams
Writers Workshop 4A
Friday 10:00 – 12:00, Lester Young A (Marriott, Writing Workshop) (Kansas City Marriott Downtown)
Walter Jon Williams, Evey Brett
Autographing: Kinuko Craft, Scott Edelman, Ada Palmer, Eric Reynolds, Cait Spivey, Walter Jon Williams
Friday 14:00 – 15:00, Autographing Space (Kansas City Convention Center)
Ms. Kinuko Y. Craft, Scott Edelman, Ada Palmer, Cait Spivey, Walter Jon Williams, Eric T. Reynolds
GRRM Rainy Day Books Wild Cards Event
Friday 17:00 – 20:00, Placeholder 2 (Kansas City Marriott Downtown)
George R. R. Martin
Twentieth Anniversary Sidewise Awards
Saturday 13:00 – 14:00, 3501F (Kansas City Convention Center)
A look back at the books, short stories, and authors who have won the Sidewise Awards culminating in the presentation of the twentieth anniversary Sidewise award winners.
Steven H Silver (M), Alan Smale, Walter Jon Williams, Brendan DuBois, Ken Liu, Rick Wilber
George R R Martin’s Wild Cards at 20: Deathmatch
Saturday 15:00 – 17:00, Tucker Stage (Kansas City Convention Center)
George R. R. Martin pits his Wild Card authors in a cage match for your (and his) amusement.
George R. R. Martin (M), Dr. Mary Anne Mohanraj, Walter Jon Williams, Stephen Leigh, David D. Levine, Michael Cassutt, Diana Rowland, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Bob Wayne, Caroline Spector, Laura Mixon
Reading: Walter Jon Williams
Sunday 14:00 – 15:00, 2203 (Readings) (Kansas City Convention Center)
Walter Jon Williams