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WorldCon Schedule


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.

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Thanks, I am probably going to spend most of Monday night checking the schedule that is supposed to be released on Monday..

Sooooo wish I could be there to enjoy! Would have loved to hear your reading... will it be book one? I still haven't gotten around to the others (Shame!) as been busy writing. But am eager to read more, and would be great to have heard you reading Moon's voice. I hope you have a really great time and enjoy meeting some of your readers. Many thanks for your wonderful stories, oh and those panels look REALLY interesting. Especially that re no more happy endings. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks there. And boy, I could use tips on writing big battle scenes... been driving me nuts getting the climactic ending polished for my series. Ahh, if only I lived in USA I'd be there with bells on (to warn you where I am so you can escape, of course!)

Every time you post a schedule for a con you're participating in, I always see one or two panels that I really wish I could attend. Particularly the Writing Combat one, since that can definitely get wordy at times, especially when more than two characters are involved.

I would love a book, but if the bugs are not gluten free, I will have to drag along other victims instead! Hope to see y'all, or even share a meal--

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