This weekend I’ll be at the RavenCon science fiction and fantasy convention, which is returning to Richmond, Virginia. RavenCon is a great convention, run by wonderful people, and I’ve enjoyed attending and serving as a guest at it for many years.
I wasn’t asked to play any concerts this year – 😔 – so it’s primarily panels for me. Here’s my schedule, if you’re trying to track me down:
- 5 pm — Guests’ Meet and Greet
- 7 pm — Opening Ceremony
- 11:30 pm — Open Filking
- 9 am — Panel: “Influences In Our Writing”
- 11 am — Panel, “Writing the Alien”
- 12:25 pm — Reading
- 4:00 pm — Baen Books Traveling Slide Show & Prize Patrol
- 7 pm — Panel, “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: Combat in SFF” (Moderator)
- Midnight! 🥱 — Open Filking
- 10 am — Panel: “Energy Sources in Speculative Fiction” (Moderator)
For my reading slot, I’m trying to decide whether to read from a story that’s coming out in an anthology later this year, or from a story that’s slated for an upcoming issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. I’ll probably let the audience decide (if anyone shows up!). And I guess I should give a little thought to the panels I’m moderating…. And pack — I should definitely pack.
Looking forward to it!by