2011 Worldcon Schedule

2 comments Written on July 21st, 2011 by
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Unlike many other conventions, the programming folks at the Worldcon are usually pretty good about getting the “final” schedule out to participants weeks in advance. Mine came through last night and I present it to you below. Now, this is not to say there won’t be any changes (seriously, *stuff* happens), but it feels pretty solid:

Tuesday, August 16th:
12:00 – 23:00 Klingon Language for Newbies

Wednesday, August 17th
16:00 – 17:00 Autographing

Thursday, August 18th
09:00 – 10:00 Strolling with the Stars
13:00 – 15:00 Writers’ Workshop – Short Stories
17:00 – 18:00 An Introduction to Linguistics

Friday, August 19th
09:00 – 10:30 Codex Breakfast
12:00 – 13:00 Iron Chef: Flash Fiction (M)
16:00 – 17:00 Neologism and Linguicide (M)

Saturday, August 20th
10:00 – 12:00 Writers’ Workshop – Novels!
13:00 – 14:00 SFWA Meeting
17:00 – 17:30 Reading
20:00 – 22:00 Hugo Awards

Sunday, August 21st
09:00 – 10:00 Strolling with the Stars
12:00 – 13:00 Kaffeeklatsch
14:00 – 15:00 Fifty Years of Stranger in a Strange Land
15:01 – next several days Recovery Time at a Lake Tahoe resort!

Barry will be riding on my shoulder throughout most of the convention, and he would very much like you to stop and ask to have your photograph taken with him.

Also, I’m trying to think up inducements to ensure that people actually come to my Kaffeeklatsch (which I prefer to think of as a Diet Coke Extravaganza!) because I’ll be depressed if it’s just me and Barry. One possibility is to give away a copy of the new anthology Cucurbital 2, as I expect to have an advance copy (the book won’t actually be launch until late October). Perhaps a Tuckerization? Some other goodies. Other ideas of “bribes” to get people to show up when they’re worn out after a night of post-Hugo celebrating and are trying to check out of their hotel rooms?


2 comments “2011 Worldcon Schedule”

Like the layout and integration of your program items and your meeting.

Thanks, Laurie.

I like that the programming committee provided me a nice assortment of activities, and spread out over the entire convention so that no one day is too intense.

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