CMV’s WorldCon Schedule

WorldCon fast approaches, with its bevy of intriguing panels and the glittered frenzy of the Hugo Awards ceremony. Refer to LoneStarCon 3’s interactive program guide (Pocket Guide PDF download here) or daily on-location notices for all the latest schedule details. For you excited and/or grizzled con-goers already planning out your event attendance strategy, read on below for the skinny on Catherynne M. Valente’s appearances!


Stroll with the Stars Thursday
9AM – Lobby (Rivercenter)
With: Bobbie DuFault, Jason M. Hough, Steven Silver, Stina Leicht, Hagrid, C. J. Mills, Catherynne M. Valente, Phil Foglio, Lawrence M. Schoen

FRIDAY – AUGUST 30, 2013

Reading: Catherynne M. Valente
2PM – 002B (Convention Center)


Like a Metaphor: Ongoing Relations between Poetry and Science
1PM – 102A (Convention Center)
How poetry can serve science no less than how science can serve poetry.
With: Rie Sheridan Rose, Catherynne M. Valente, Nancy Hightower, Jaime Moyer

Alice Sheldon and Susan Wood: Can They Still Inspire Us?
4PM – 007B (Convention Center)
Feminism caught fire in the SF community in the 1970s. The Tiptree Award, Broad Universe, Japan’s Sense of Gender Award. Do you feel the heat?
With: Liz Gorinsky, Catherynne M. Valente, Ann VanderMeer, Mari Kotani, Pat Murphy

Literary Beer: Catherynne M. Valente, John Wardale
5PM – Exh A – Literary Beers (Convention Center)


Should SF Consider the Aspects of the Future rather than Predicting the Future?
11AM – 006B (Convention Center)
With: Myke Cole, Tobias Buckell, Trina Marie Phillips, Charles E. Gannon, Catherynne M. Valente

Crowdfunding: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
1PM – 008B (Convention Center)
Crowdfunding is an easy way to raise money — or is it? You still have to solicit and work at it. What works, and what is going to fail? What should you look out for? What are the sites to use, and to avoid?
With: Tobias Buckell, Howard Tayler, Christopher J. Garcia, Catherynne M. Valente

Real Animals in a Fantasy World
2PM – 007B (Convention Center)
Whether the animals are characters or part of the context of a good story, what do you need to know to “get it right”?
With: Shanna Swendson, Elizabeth Moon, Catherynne M. Valente, Barbara Galler-Smith

Autographing: Marie Bilodeau, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Catherynne M. Valente
4PM – Autographing (Convention Center)


Creating a Memorable Podcast
10AM – 008A (Convention Center)
There are thousands of podcasts out there. How do some manage to stand out from the crowd? Our panel discusses what you can do to get noticed.
With: Stefan Rudnicki, David Farnell, Julia Rios, Patrick Hester, Catherynne M. Valente

How to Write a Novel
11AM – 006A (Convention Center)
Five pros do a Q&A session where you can ask all your questions about how to write novels–including subplots, structure, and increasing tension. Learn techniques to improve your writing.
With: Catherynne M. Valente, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Walter Jon Williams

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