Gail Carriger, Rudy Garcia, George R. R. Martin, Martha Wells
4:00 - 5:00
Party: Booksworn and Friends
Marriot Rivercenter 8:00 - whenever, suite to be announced
Yes, there will be a ton of free books, including ebooks. Yes, you will probably have to eat a bug for a free book, but they're just the little candied bugs you can get at specialty groceries all over the world, so it's not a big deal. We've done this party at the past two WorldCons, and it's been very popular, so be sure to come early to get your pick of the books. There will also be free drinks and non-bug-related snacks.
Panel: Welcome to the Worldcon: Texas Style
Friday 10:00 - 11:00
New to Texas or new to Texas SF? Boy howdy, are we glad to see you! We're happy to tell you anything you want to know about how to enjoy yourself at LoneStarCon 3
Scott Bobo, Martha Wells, Bradley Denton, Willie Siros
Reading: Martha Wells
Friday 2:00 - 3:00
Yay, I got an hour long reading slot instead of thirty minutes! This is the first time that's happened to me at a WorldCon.
Panel: Do SF Stories have Fewer Happy Endings Now?
Friday 6:00 - 7:00
In the 40's, 50's and even 60's the Good Guy usually won and the Earth was saved. How and why did our stories' endings change?
Martha Wells, Jessica Reisman, David Nickle, Grant Carrington
Writer's Workshop Session 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Gregory Wilson, Martha Wells
This is part of the WorldCon writing workshop, something you had to sign up for in advance.
Panel: Writing Combat
Saturday 5:00 - 6:00
How do you integrate combat into your writing? How do you make it believable? At what point do you reach a state of Too Much Information? How do different audiences affect your style? A look at writing fight scenes, from personal fisticuffs to fleet engagements and everything in between.
Elizabeth Moon (M), Elizabeth Bear, Martha Wells, Jean Johnson, Lois McMaster Bujold
Party: Saturday 7:00 Drinks with Authors at Ernie's Pub
Panel: The Reality at the Foundation of Fantasy: Does Fantasy Fiction need to Acknowledge Physics?
Sunday 11:00 - 12:00
Fantasy needs rules to make it real. To what degree do these rules have to reflect the rules of the real world? Where and to what degree can fantasy depart from physics?
Barbara Galler-Smith (M), Carol Berg, Tanya Huff, Martha Wells, Robin Hobb
Kaffeeklatsch: James Cambias, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Martha Wells
Sunday 1:00 - 2:00
You can sign up for these with individual authors once the con starts. Basically we just sit at a table and talk. There's usually 6 or 7 spots at each table.
Panel: YA Fantasy -- We'll Always be 13 at Heart
Sunday 3:00 - 4:00
With the release of The Hunger Games, the appetite for YA fantasy has reached an all-time high. YA has received so much attention that those outside the typical "young adult" age group have taken notice. How long will the trend continue? What YA fantasy novels should you be reading. Come out and discuss this popular genre.
Emily Jiang (M), Martha Wells, Chuck Wendig, Aurora Celeste
I did originally have eight panels, but asked to get out of some because that was a little much. I'm also going to a publisher's party on Friday night but it's invite only, so I won't be around much then. Oh, and if you have something you want to get signed and can't be there on Thursday, remember you can catch me after my reading, at the parties, at the kaffeeklatsch, or after any one of my panels and I'll be happy to sign things for you then.
ETA: Forgot to add, for the reading, I'm going to read a section of the new Raksura novella.