It’s time again for my trip to Collinsville, IL, almost an annual event, for the great Midwest Con ARCHON. This year’s incarnation is number 39. Guests of Honor include Jacqueline Carey and Esther Freisner, as well as special guest Harlan Ellison. Below are the panels in which I will be participating. Larry Smith will be selling my books so I will also hang around his table between panels and probably in the table area outside LaSalle at the end of Bookseller’s Row when I am not in the Dealer’s Room.
My schedule for next weekend at @Archon 39 in St. Louis:
Fri 5:00p Marquette A Networking: Building Contacts for Writers (M) – Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Robin Wayne Bailey, Elizabeth Donald, Jack Snyder
Fri 7:00p Marquette A Author Reading with Bryan Thomas Schmidt (30 min) Reading from THE WORKER PRINCE: Author’s Definitive Edition (WordFire Press)
Sat 12:00p Signing Table Author Signings with Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Julia S. Mandala
Sat 2:00p Salon 4 The Art of Anthologies (M) Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Rich Horton, Harlan Ellison, Esther Friesner
Sat 4:00p Salon 4 Editors Are Not the Enemy (M) Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Claire Ashgrove, Jacqueline Carey, Robin Wayne Bailey, Selina Rosen
Sun 12:00p Cahokian Reflections of Ourselves: The Need for Diversity in SF – Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Lacie Carmody, Kasey Mackenzie
Sun 1:00p Marquette A Then He Said: Writing Dialogue (M)
Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Claire Ashgrove, Sara M. Harvey
This weekend, I will be attending ARCHON 37 in St. Louis, my first time there. I had to cancel last year due to unforseen circumstances and despite living in St. Louis from 2000-2009, this will be my first time attending. (I know, for shame, for shame.) Once you get over booing me, there are some very cool guests coming including:
And such SFF luminaries as: Glen Cook, Angie Fox, Laura Resnick, Dr. Charles Gannon, Michael Z. Williamson, Rich Horton, Sharon Shinn, Mark Tiedemann and my favorite artist collaborator Mitch Bentley and friends Sherry Dean, Allison Stein and Guy Anthony DeMarco, amongst many others. Full list here.
ARCHON 37is taking place at Collinsville Convention Center, just over the river in Illinois from downtown Saint Louis at Gateway Center Drive – Collinsville, IL – 62234 with a few events, as noted on the schedule here, at nearby hotels.
I’m doing a number of panels, and I hope local folks will come say hi, as my schedule is lighter than usual and I’ll be hanging out a lot. Glen Cook will also have my books on sale in the dealer room, so I’ll likely be hanging with him a l0t.
Friday, October 4, 2013
A trio of Authors give a short reading and allow for comments and questions.
(In order) Lee Martindale, Mark Tiedemann, Bryan ThomasSchmiDoubleTree Hotel
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Laura LeHew, Van Plexico, Bryan Thomas SchmiDoubleTree Hotel
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Closed to Public. Open only for those who sent in manuscripts.
Mark Tiedemann, R.J. Carter, Kristin Bailey, Bryan Thomas Schmidt
The Future of Space Opera
Are today’s stories enough to make a series? How has space opera changed over the decades? What might it’s future look like?
Bryan Thomas Schmidt (m), David Weber, Charles Gannon, Rich Horton
Editors are not the Everything (Enemy)
The collaboration between editors and writers.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt (m), Charles Gannon, Rich Horton
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I’ll hang around the dealer room and common areas for part of the day and take off mid-afternoon to be with family.
Well, that’s where you can find me. If you plan to be there and want an extra way to reach me, message me for my cell number. I promise not to lose it this time (fingers and toes crossed).
Look forward to seeing everyone. I will have sneak peek copies of Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age available if you want a peek.