Loncon is around the corner! Huzzah! I have been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer alongside a bunch of fabulous people.
Here is my schedule. Come say hi if you get the chance!
Social Media and New Authors
Friday 11:00 – 12:00, Capital Suite 10 (ExCeL)
In an age when publishers increasingly expect authors to market themselves online and at a time when Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook make the interaction between creators and readers much easier and faster, what should new (and old) authors learn about the emerging rules of engagement? How can you market yourself without becoming notorious for the wrong reasons? Is it ever a good idea to respond to a review? What conversations should you never, ever get into?
Wesley Chu (M), Julie Crisp, Max Gladstone, Emma Newman, Danie Ware
Lunch with Joe Monti and Justin Landon (PRIVATE. SUPER TOP SECRET NUCLEAR LAUNCH CODES PRIVATE)
Wesley Chu, Joe Monti, Justin Landon
*Not really. We’re just doing our fantasy ping pong draft.
Reading: Wesley Chu
Friday 17:00 – 17:30, London Suite 1 (ExCeL)
Someone come to my reading. I will be reading excerpts from my Tao books as well as (for the first time, stuff from Time Salvager)
The Road Goes Ever On and On: the Wheel of Time
Saturday 12:00 – 13:30, Capital Suite 14 (ExCeL)
With the final volume, A Memory of Light, published last year, and a Hugo nomination for the entire series this year, this seems the perfect time to look back on twenty-four years of the Wheel of Time. Our panel will reflect on Robert Jordan’s achievement in creating the series, its runaway success, Brandon Sanderson’s completion of the work, and the lasting influence of WoT on the fantasy genre. [draft description]
Adam Whitehead (M), Wesley Chu , Harriet McDougal, Maria Simons, Peter V. Brett
Saturday 14:00 – 15:00, South Gallery Pgm Room (ExCeL)
What you need to know to maximise your chances of getting an agent
Wesley Chu, Peter Newman, Dr. Martin Owton, Francis Knight
Reading the Other
Saturday 18:00 – 19:00, Capital Suite 13 (ExCeL)
Reading and interpreting stories is an intensely subjective process, and what the reader experiences may not always be what the writer intended. This can cause problems, notably when reading across cultural boundaries: writers may structure their stories or use tropes in ways that readers are not used to, or even find ‘wrong’. What tools and approaches to reading across boundaries are helpful? When is the onus on the writer to explain, and when is it on the reader to do more work?
Nick Wood (M), Wesley Chu, Leslie Ann Moore, Ben Peek, Tori Truslow
Autographing 3 – Wesley Chu
Sunday 12:00 – 13:30, Autographing Space (ExCeL)\
Sunday 14:00 – 15:00, London Suite 5 (ExCeL)
Wesley Chu , Kate Elliott
It’s Kate, me, coffee, scotch, our insecurities, and sock puppets.
What could go wrong?
Hugo Awards Ceremony Rehearsal
Sunday 15:00 – 17:00
I’ve never been an ambi-turner.
Hugo Award Reception
Sunday 18:00 – 20:00
This is the pre-party for nominees. I can take a plus one.
Hugo Awards Ceremony
20:00 – 22:00
Hosts Justina Robson and Geoff Ryman will host the celebration of best in SFF. Let’s rock this party.