A quick post to say I’ll be at the Baltimore Book Festival next weekend, September 26-28! The show’s moved to Rash Field, so come say hi and visit the SFWA table. Here’s the full schedule of SFWA events.
Here’s where you can find me:
Friday 2:00-3:00 Writing about social justice in science fiction and fantasy.
Join our panel to talk about science fiction that revolves around issues of social justice here on Earth–and elsewhere. From Ursula Le Guin’s tour de force novel The Dispossessed to the works of MacArthur Fellow Octavia Butler through a plethora of other writers, science fiction and fantasy authors have never shied away from stories that tackled issues of social justice. Talk with our panelists about their favorite examples and yours. Panelists: Anne K. Gray, Alma Katsu, Sunny Moraine, Alex Shvartsman, Fran Wilde
Saturday 5:30 -7:00 Reception and Meet & Greet with authors, music, and food
Join the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America at our reception, autographing session, and Meet and Greet with our program participants at the Baltimore Book Festival.
with: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeanne Adams, Jill Archer, Catherine Asaro, Jack Clemons, Brenda Clough, Scott Edelman, Charles Gannon, Ronald Garner, Em Garner, Herb Gilliland, Anne K Gray, Elektra Hammond, Justina Ireland, Jim Johnson, Alma Katsu, Cheryl Klam, L. Jagi Lamplighter, John Maclay, Marrisa Meyer, Sunny Moraine, Christine Norris, Ellen Oh, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline Richmond, Don Sakers, Karen Sandler, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Rori Shay, Alex Shvartsman, Dawnyell Snyder, Bud Sparhawk, John Tilden, Mike Underwood, Jean Marie Ward, Fran Wilde, Ilene Wong, Karlo Yeager
Sunday 12:00-1:00 Science in Science Fiction: Fun and Imagination.
Our panel of scientists will talk about exciting ideas in science. How do you extrapolate known science into the “What if?” that excites readers about our genre? Talk with our experts about some of the coolest ideas out there and how they can be used in fiction. Panelists: Jack Clemons, Bud Sparhawk, Fran Wilde, Catherine Asaro