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Reading On Saturday

Prep for Columbus included a last-minute look at the schedule at around midnight to see whether the 4pm panel on Saturday was moved to 2:30pm because it conflicted with the Tim Powers seminar. Saw that I've a reading at 1pm with Diana Botsford/digitalred93 and John Dalmas.

So, I'm either going to offer "Sacrifices" or "Ye Shall Eat In Haste." Depends on which one reads faster. Probably "Sacrifices." The former is an original draft. The latter is the short story/prologue for the novel. Last reading I had was "Ye Shall" and I'm pretty sure I can't finish it in 30 minutes. I'll time it tonight or Saturday morning before my 10:30am panel.

A Day in the Life of an Editor 10:30 am Columbus 2
Mike Resnick, Rae Carson, Jackie Gamber, Sandy Lender, Steve Nagy
Just what is it an editor does all day? Read manuscripts? Take Stephen King out to lunch? Plot nefarious plots?

Reading 1 pm
Diana Botsford, Steve Nagy, John Dalmas

Plotting the Novel: A Seminar with Tim Powers 4pm Cincinnati

Author's Fears 4 pm Columbus 1 (tentative)
Michael Arnzen, Gary Braunbeck, Matt Cook, Steve Nagy, Tim Waggoner
How do author's own fears inspire their stories and books?

How to Kill Off a Character 1 pm Dayton
Geoffrey Girard, Jim C. Hines, Diana Botsford, Matt Cook, Steve Nagy, Chun Lee
You spend your time crafting characters, thinking about who they are, what they want what they care about. You tell stories about them, lovingly crafted. Now it's time for them to die. How do you do it? And what can happen if you do?


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Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)

Sorry we didn't get to meet. The mold in the hotel gave me a wicked case of laryngitis.

Hope your reading went well. Other than the hotel conditions, I think everyone had a great time!
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It was definitely a nice convention.

I think I saw you in the hallway at one point on Sunday. And you were double-booked on panels when the Death panel ran that afternoon, so we didn't get to bump into each other then.

Perhaps next time. :-)
Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
There was something rather ironic about being double booked on a "How to Kill Your Character" panel and a "Star Trek" panel. I tried to convince everyone that they should put the two panels together and let me wear a red shirt. ;-)

Sadly, no one agreed.

Do you know of any other cons like Context that are more a conference than a convention? I like the intimacy of Context where writers actually get to talk to each other, regardless of published success.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
The one my friends mention most is World Fantasy.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
We talked about the red shirt and I even got to cite the exception so nicely illustrated in Galaxy Quest.
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