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DragonCon Again [Aug. 2nd, 2014|11:00 am]
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Having missed a couple of years while helping out friends with the runup to LoneStarCon, I'm going back to DragonCon this Labor Day.  I'm excited, and hope to see fans who couldn't make it last time.   Right now I have a tentative schedule--not final, as the email clearly said--and I've asked for a signing slot and a reading slot in addition--no idea if those are possible, but...don't ask, don't get.  Below the cut, the tentative schedule.  (EDIT NOTE: autograph session & reading added on Sunday.)

Title: Strategies for the Castrophes of Publishing
Description: Stuff happens, right? Come and learn what options exist if your publisher bankrupts or your editor quits midstream--among other catastrophes.
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Embassy D-F - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Lou Anders, Janny Wurts, Chesya Burke, Laura Anne Gilman, Elizabeth Moon, James A. Moore)

Title: Napoleon and the Song of Ice and Roses
Description: Some of our favorite fantasy epics have their roots in real-world ones. How does our history get a new life in fantasy?
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Embassy C - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Naomi Novik, Elizabeth Moon, A. J. Hartley, Kathryn Hinds)

Title: Magical Tactics
Description: Space marines are great. But what about when firepower is an actual fire power? Military tactics have a place in fantasy literature, too.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Embassy C - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Elizabeth Moon, Jaym Gates)

Title: Delphic Oracle
Description: The Oracle at Delphi used great magic to see the future. Now our writer guests will channel her power to tell us a story--one word at a time.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Embassy C - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jody Lynn Nye, Elizabeth Moon, Todd McCaffrey, Lev Grossman, Teresa Patterson)

Title: Politics in SF
Description: How do politics of today inform the writers of science fiction?
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Regency V - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Z. Williamson, Lee Martindale, S. M. Stirling, John D. Ringo, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Elizabeth Moon)

Title: Dragon Con Guest of Honor Awards Banquet
Description: We honor our 2014 Guests of Honor and present the Julie Award and Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Regency VI - VII - Hyatt (Length: 2.5 Hours)
(Tentative Panelists: Lynn Abbey, Kevin J. Anderson, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Lee Martindale, Todd McCaffrey, Harry Turtledove, Patrick J Jones, Jody Lynn Nye, Bill Fawcett, Nancy Knight, Rebecca Moesta, Toni Weisskopf, James Minz, Larry Niven, Kathleen O'Shea David, Peter David, The Ghosts Project, George Pérez, Phoenicia, Elizabeth Moon)

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: International Hall South - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Meagan A Spooner, Todd McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon)

Title: Reading: Elizabeth Moon
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Marietta - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Elizabeth Moon)


I will post changes here, probably just by editing this post and correcting as necessary, so this is the place to look for my DragonCon schedule unless I post some other link on Twitter.

[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2014-08-02 05:57 pm (UTC)
Goodness, I wish I could be there! As I said elsewhere, I don't usually go to conventions, but I would have been prepared to have made an exception for that had you been able to come to London this year!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-08-03 05:56 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I couldn't, but it became obvious over six months ago that too many things were coming up that had to be fitted in and a trip overseas just was not going to happen. I wasn't happy about it, but reality is what it is.

The nagging feeling that more might be going on than I knew about was brought into sharp focus when my father died in April and my vision continued to deteriorate noticeably.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2014-08-03 07:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, I can understand that! I hope you will come over one of these years, though, maybe on a book tour if not to a convention.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-08-03 08:17 pm (UTC)
Maybe a a tourist with time on my hands and a chance to wander all over the island. Every bit I've seen has been special. If I do get to come over again, I will certainly announce it all over the place in hopes of meeting you and others I've corresponded with online.
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[User Picture]From: coleoptera
2014-08-03 10:51 pm (UTC)
Excited for you to come again!
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[User Picture]From: meccahi
2014-08-04 05:54 am (UTC)
What a fantastic lineup of authors. I'll be chained to my booth all through the show, but I hope you have a marvelous time!
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[User Picture]From: controuble
2014-08-05 12:53 am (UTC)
Having a limited amount of vacations time, I elected to go to Loncon once I found that I had enough money to go.
Maybe next year you can come up to Sasquan? I will be running the art show - NOT just a minion, again :)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-08-06 12:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know...there are Issues to be dealt with on the home front, and some have been put off longer than was a good idea.
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[User Picture]From: glaize
2014-08-07 11:01 pm (UTC)


I usually have weekends off. Now, I see you are there and my boss already asked me to work. Since, I can't be there, can you tell me what you are going to read? I drove from North Dallas to Austin to meet you one time, I would have drove from Charleston to Atlanta.
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