I Am At The Worldcon

by wjw on August 17, 2016

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

John Appel August 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Wish I was there! Hoping to get to Worldcon 75 in Helsinki next year & see you then.

Anonymous August 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Walter, who won the Wild Cards Deathmatch?

wjw August 25, 2016 at 11:42 pm

The team of Modular Man and Stuntman, otherwise known as me and Michael Cassutt. With a special appearance by GRRM himself, in a walk-on cameo.

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