August 18-21, 2o16 — Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall
Here’s when and where to find me officially. I will be at the WordFire table signing at other times throughout the convention, so you will also find me there in the Dealer Room–booths 4, 5, and 6.
Dealer Room Hours:
Wednesday Aug 17th 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday Aug 18th 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday Aug 19th 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday Aug 20th 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday Aug 21st 10:00am-3:00pm
Thursday Aug 18, 2016
- Panel: Kansas City SF Authors
- Kansas City Convention Center – 2207
Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Robin Wayne Bailey, Christine Taylor-Butler, Jennifer Boles
Friday Aug 19, 2016
- Panel: Why “A Long Time Ago…”?
- Kansas City Convention Center – 3501F
George Lucas set Star Wars in a Galaxy far, far away, but also a long time ago. What is the importance of setting his saga in the distant past? How would our perceptions of it have been different if it were set in our time in a galaxy far, far away or if it had been set in the future?
Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Moderator), Kevin J. Anderson, Matthew S. Rotundo, Anna Raftery
- Panel: Baen Traveling Road Show
- Kansas City Convention Center – 2205
Come join Baen Executive Editor Jim Minz and an assortment of Baen authors for the Baen Traveling Road Show. Learn about their new and upcoming releases. See the pretty covers. Win fabulous prizes. There will be free books for a lucky few…
Jim Minz (Moderator), Dr. Charles Gannon, Joelle Presby, others–I will be attending in case my books are discussed and to sign free copies given away
Saturday Aug 20, 2016
- Kaffeeklatsch: Bryan Thomas Schmidt
- Downtown Marriott, Lobby-2nd level
I am offering my own unofficial kaffeeklatsch and will be giving away signed books and cover flats, maybe even a couple manuscripts. Sign up here.
Sunday Aug 21, 2016
- Panel: Editing the Anthology
- Kansas City Convention Center – 2503B
Professionals talk shop about editing and publishing anthologies. What does it take to craft an anthology that people actually want to read? What are the dos and don’ts when pulling together stories into a single book? We’ll identify some examples of well-done anthologies and how the editing process differs between anthologies. Join us for an indepth discussion and find out what our panelists enjoy most when working with anthologies.
Ellen Datlow (Moderator), Erin Underwood, Jonathan Strahan, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Kathryn Cramer