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NASFiC or Bust!

Shortly I'll be off to ReConStruction, The 10th Occasional North American Science Fiction Convention.

The final schedule is not yet available (and the current pocket version includes two schedules that conflict with one another), so I'm not sure when my events will take place. I do know that this is what is lined up for me:

I'll be giving one solo multimedia presentation: Young Adult Dystopias: What Do They Mean for SF?

I'll also be on the following panels:

LIT042: Isn't Young Adult Fiction A Good Thing?
(with John Hemry, Debra Killeen, and Jana Oliver)

LIT108: Harry Potter Retrospective
(with Conni Covington and Petra Mitchell)

MED001: Alternate History in Star Trek
(with Dan Kimmel and Tom Rockwell)

MIS005: Regional Fandom
(with Davey Beauchamp, Martha Fischer, Paul Fischer, and Tom Rockwell)

MIS006: Reviving Fandom's Relevance to the 21st Century
(with Mary Robinette Kowal, Mur Lafferty, and Tom Rockwell)

I have an autograph session scheduled, as well.

I hope to see some of you there!

In other news...

* In honor of his upcoming 90th birthday, CNN offers a new interview with Ray Bradbury: "Sci-Fi Legend Ray Bradbury on God, 'Monsters and Angels'."

* Happy birthday to zmaddoc, and happy early birthday to wiccagirl24, febobe, and manzanas_verdes. May you enjoy many happy returns of the day, my friends!

"Everything in our life should be based on love."
- Ray Bradbury


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Aug. 3rd, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Ray Bradbury's still alive?

Or is this a zombie Ray Bradbury?
Aug. 3rd, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
Ha! Yes, he's still alive. StarShipSofa ran a new interview with him last month, as a matter of fact.
Aug. 3rd, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
fantastic interview with bradbury! He has such a joy about him.
I remember when I was 8 years old, I found a compilation of his stories at my aunt's house. I've been reading him ever since.
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Yes! His "The Veldt" is one of the earliest works of SF I ever read. The rest is history. :)
Aug. 3rd, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, that sounds like so much fun. I've been longing to go to a sci fi con for ages. As luck would have it, World Con is in Australia this year. As extremely bad luck would have it, I'm too poor to afford to go right now. Gloom gloom gloom.

Your panels sound fantastic, all of them.
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Augh, I really wanted to go to WorldCon this year. Last year's was great, but this year StarShipSofa is up for the Hugo, so that would be even more meaningful. And I'd love to see your beautiful country in person! I shouldn't complain, though, since the universe saw fit to land NASFiC right in my backyard. :) Thanks for the kind words! The panels really were great fun.
Aug. 3rd, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
Have fun! I wish I could be there!
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I did - and I wish you'd been there, too.
Aug. 3rd, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Have a good time!
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Aug. 3rd, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Have fun at the Con!
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, both for the good wishes and the lovely LJ gift. :)
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Aug. 3rd, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's quite a lot of speaking. Hope you enjoy it!
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
I had a fantastic time, thanks!
Aug. 3rd, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
I had that exact same edition of The Martian Chronicles!
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Very cool! :D
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Aug. 9th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
You said it.
Aug. 3rd, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
You get to go to ALL the cool places!
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Aw, shucks! I feel fortunate to have been included in the program. This was a very cool place indeed. :)
Aug. 4th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
Have a great time! We failed this year - not enough vacation left :( - but maybe next year for Reno. Hope it all goes spiffingly, and that it's as much fun as Montreal :)
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. It was indeed great fun. Of course, it would've been even more if you'd been there! :)
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