Worldcon 2011 schedule

And so here goes my Worldcon schedule, in all its glory ūüôā¬† Hope to see many of your there!

Wendesday, August 17

14:00 Р15:00, Adventures in Gaming: The Business of Game Design (Panel), A02 (RSCC)
The business and production aspects of gaming, both board and video games.
Maurine “Mo” Starkey (M), Jennifer Brozek, Christopher Kastensmidt, Mur Lafferty ,¬† Tom Lehmann

16:00 Р17:00, Interview with Aliette de Bodard (Interview),  A09 (RSCC)
Aliette de Bodard, Christopher Kastensmidt (M)
This should be fun.¬† I’ll be conducting an interview with my good friend Aliette.

Thursday, August 18

13:30 Р14:00, Reading: Christopher Kastensmidt (Reading), A15  (RSCC)
At this one, I’ll be reading from an upcoming The Elephant and Macaw Banner story.¬† Hear it here first!

14:30 – 16:00, SFWA Dealer’s Table (Hall 2)
I’m volunteering at the SFWA table most of Thursday afternoon.¬† This is a great chance to stop by for a chat, and to learn more about the SFWA.

Friday, August 19

16:00 Р17:00, F*** Your Knight and the Horse He Rode in on: Fantasy Series not Based on Medieval European Culture (Panel), A10  (RSCC)
An irreverent panel where young writers challenge the predominance of medieval-inspired settings in fantasy.
Christopher Kastensmidt (M), Saladin Ahmed, Aliette de Bodard, Ken Scholes
This was a panel I invented and it’s going to be a blast.¬† A lot of fun, talented panelists and a tongue-in-cheek subject.¬† This is my “DON’T MISS” panel of the week.

Saturday, August 20

10:00 – 11:00, Life Lived in the Extremes (Panel), A04 (RSCC)
What is it like to live in “extreme ¬†environments” like Alaska? ¬†in Viet Nam? ¬†in Brazil? ¬†in¬†the desert? ¬†in tornado alley?
Christopher Kastensmidt (M), Beth Meacham, Robert Reed

12:00 Р13:00, Practical Considerations in Game Design (Panel),  A13 (RSCC)
This panel addresses game design issues for the broad spectrum of game types.
Dave Howell (M), Jennifer Brozek, Christopher Kastensmidt, Gregory A. Wilson, Tom Lehmann, Steve Jackson
This is going to be another great panel with an all-star cast of game designers.  And me.

17:00 Р18:00, Autograph session,  (Hall 2)
I will be sitting all alone in a corner of Hall 2, watching fans queue up for autographs of other authors.  Please drop by and say hello!

Sunday August 21

Sun 11:00 Р12:00, Revolutions in SF, Fantasy, and the Real World (Panel), A03 (RSCC)
Revolutions vary from the disparate traditional tropes of the French and American revolutions to non-violent revolution (Gandhi’s India),   The entrenched power may be colonial, class-based, or simply authoritarian.  How well does SF & F represent the ideals and ambiguities of revolution, the need to rebuild, and the cultural stresses that result.
Christopher Kastensmidt (M), Bradford Lyau, Walter Jon Williams, Nick Mamatas

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