I just had the most amazing weekend at Capclave with fellow GOH Neil Clarke: caught up with old friends (one I haven’t seen in person in 20 years) and made new ones; talked about books and writing and worldbuilding with brilliant fellow panelists and fans; read my Star Wars story from A Certain Point of View (“The Sith of Datawork”); cheered on winners and finalists at the WSFA Small Press Award ceremony; even ran off to enjoy the legendary Peruvian restaurant La Canela (twice! thanks to Lawrence Schoen and Alex Shvartsman).
And look at what they did with the program book. How cool is that???
Many thanks to Steve Stiles for this amazing image, Alex Shvartsman for a super kind appreciation write-up, Cathy Green and the whole con committee for putting on such a great show, Kathi Overton for saving me from technology, and to Bill Lawhorn and Sarah Mitchell for taking care of me all weekend.
The Washington Science Fiction Association did an amazing job at putting on a con that felt at once inclusive, comprehensive, and intimate. If you haven’t been to Capclave, I highly highly recommend it.
I’ll be at Readercon in Burlington, MA, this July. My schedule is below:
- 7/11/2015, 9:00 AM “Betrayal With Integrity: Conformance and Estrangement in Translating Chinese SF” – solo talk
- 7/11/2015, 1:00 PM Autograph session with Michael J. Daley
- 7/11/2015, 3:00 PM Kaffeeklatsch with Ellen Datlow
- 7/12/2015, 9:00 AM “How I Wrote The Grace of Kings” – solo talk
- 7/12/2015, 10:00 AM, “A Palantir in Every Pocket” — panel with Ted Chiang, Daryl Gregory, Jeff Hecht, Ken Liu, Chad Orzel, David Shaw (leader) “…This suggests that urban fantasy, which literalizes the ‘magical’ aspects of modern life, provides valuable tools for examining and reflecting the experience of living in the simultaneously glorious and terrible present day.”
If you’re going to be at Readercon, please come by and say hi.
Readercon is a fantastic experience, and if you’re a writer or reader of speculative fiction, I strongly urge you to go. The programming is excellent, but even better is meeting all the people in the community. Being able to put a face to the many names I’ve been following online is one of the best experiences I’ve had.