I will be a speaker/panelist at WESTERCON 70, also known as the Western United States Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, to be held in Tempe, Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix, for those of you unfamiliar with this part of the world) July 1-4, 2017. The convention will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms, 60 E. 5th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281. It’s a rather swanky joint, I understand.
Here is my tentative event schedule for the convention, in case any folks want to know where they can see/hear/laugh at me.
Note that Room numbers/locations have not been announced. But, this stuff is easy to find at these affairs: there are usually only a few panels going on at a time, and generally in adjacent rooms, all with plain signage.
Saturday, July 1
12:30 PM Military Sci Fi: Getting the details right.
2:00 PM What Made the Golden Age Golden?
3:30 PM The Return of the Space Opera
(I’m gonna be busy Saturday afternoon!)
Sunday, July 2
11:00 AM I will be signing autographs. (Bring your own books or buy at convention).
3:30 PM Reading–Probably the Prologue to To Honor You Call Us.
Monday, July 3
2:00 PM Beyond Gold and Silver: The Dawn of a New Age in Sci Fi
3:30 PM I will be signing more autographs!?!
Tuesday, July 4
11:00 AM Fantasy and Sci Fi World Building
12:30 PM Signing still more autographs?!?!?!?!
I am pleased and surprised that I’m scheduled for a reading. I’m generally regarded as too small a fish to merit that level of prominence. Also, the three autographs sessions puzzle me. I think I signed a total of 10 or 12 autographs at the last convention, but maybe there is a greater demand now. I hope.
There will also be a meet the Authors/Guests event of some sort, but the time is not announced on any of the materials I have. Watch the Con’s web site for that information which I’m sure they will post at some point. Or, you can just email the organizers. Here’s the home page for the con–branch out from there for any information you need.
I hope to see as many of you as possible there. I’d love to meet my fans.