Getting ready to leave for ApolloCon today. The con had to change the schedule last minute, because the Fan Guest of Honor, Candace Pulleine, passed away.
Candace Pulleine was a long-time Houston fan (and long-time cat person), who first found fandom through Doctor Who. Active for many years as a Friends of Fandom/Houston Science Fiction Association board member, Candace was also a concom member for both MysteryCon and CONTEX. She was the founder of REVELcon, Houston's long-running media/fanzine convention.
Here's my schedule:
Friday 8PM Seattle I Of Blood Spatters and Fingerprints
No one wants to guess the end of the story after the first few pages.
A satisfying mystery gives you clues that are insightful but not
overly obvious. Logical, but still fantastical enough to thrill the
reader. Our panelists discuss how to walk the fine line between
believability and predictability. Sarath (M), Wells, Crider, Ramirez
Saturday 9am Writers Workshop
Saturday 2pm Reading: Martha Wells, Mel. White
Saturday 3pm Autograph Martha Wells, Bev Hale, Jamie Hardy, Cat Osborne
Sunday 11am There and Back Again: Middle Earth Revisited
It has been nine years since the denizens of Middle Earth graced the
big screen. Our panelists will discuss the legacy of the Lord of the
Rings trilogy and upcoming films based on 'The Hobbit'. Wells (M),
Steven Harper Piziks: Those in Need
My son Sasha is homeless.
That’s a difficult thing to say. I worry about him all the time, and it’s a rare that an hour goes by that I don’t hope he’s okay. There are reasons he isn’t living with me. They’re complicated and difficult and terrible. The situation is the least worst of all choices.
For the next year, I’m donating all the royalties I get from my ebooks at Book View Cafe and from Amazon to the Delonis Shelter. Every time you buy one, you’re making a donation.
I’ve made a cash donation as well. Can you join in? Even a few dollars helps. You can donate on-line with a credit or debit card at the shelter’s web site: http://annarborshelter.org/donations