Here’s my schedule. I’ll update this as I fill up time. If you want to talk with me, you’ll find earlier in the day better than later; I tend to hit the hotel room for a hot bath with a book and then bed around ten or so most nights.
I will have some giveaways, including cool stickers, candy, trading cards, and an ARC or two. Stop by the SFWA table or Wordfire Press booth while I’m there to say hi!
09:00 – 17:00 SFWA Board Meeting
Refuse to take anything seriously 17:01 – onward. Booked for dinner.
8:30 AM Walk with the Stars
The World’s Most Famous Parking Garage: A tour of the Power and Light District.
Before the city temperatures rise and the humidity takes over join us for a stroll of the world’s most famous parking garage: the Power and Light District. We will be a group of fans, authors, artists and editors having a very leisurely walk and good conversation. The route is a mile and suitable for all abilities and as the pace will be pleasant it is expected to take a little less than an hour.
9:30-10:45 Signing at the WordFire Booth
11:00 – 12:00 Magazine Group Reading: Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine
(Kansas City Convention Center)
Our Magazine Group Reading Series continues with a special group reading that features authors from Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine.
C.C. Finlay (M), David Gerrold, Matthew Hughes, Cat Rambo, Sarah Pinsker, William Ledbetter
13:00 – 14:00 Private meal
16:00 – 17:00 The Joy of Cookbooks…..
2210 (Kansas City Convention Center)
Nigella Lawson has said that if a cookbook has one amazing recipe you return to again and again it is a keeper. On the other hand, do we really need to keep a cookbook just for one recipe? What is it about them that make cookbooks so addictive to collect and how many do you really use? Are they just new or do you cherish family heirlooms and even use old ones from thrift/charity shops and yard sales?
Priscilla Olson (M), Dr. Mary Anne Mohanraj, Fran Wilde, Cat Rambo, Dr. Mary A. Turzillo Ph.D.
17:00 – 18:00 The Future of Food
A/V (Kansas City Convention Center)
As part of “The Future of” series we look at Food.
Food scarcity is a global issue, food povery is a growing issue in affluent countries where food is not scarce but wealth is increasingly divided. Food technology in production and farming methods continue to change and develop. Our panel considers some of the serious issues that impact upon the future of food and ask whether we really expect to be eating food from the yeast vats, artificially grown meat tissue or whether we will all become vegan.
Beth Cato, Adam Rakunas, Cat Rambo, Fran Wilde, Megan O’Keefe
8:30 – 9:30 Walk with the Stars
Farm to Table: The City Market: Fresh Fruit/Vegetables and Baked goods a KC Tradition.
Before the city temperatures rise and the humidity takes over join us for a stroll of the The City Market where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods at KC Tradition. We will be a group of fans, authors, artists and editors having a very leisurely walk and good conversation. The route is a mile and suitable for all abilities and as the pace will be pleasant it is expected to take a little less than an hour.
10:00 – 11:00 Private meeting
11:00 – 13:00 SFWA Business Meeting
2205 – A/V (Kansas City Convention Center)
All members of SFWA are encouraged to attend to hear the latest updates from the board about what SFWA has been doing and what plans are in place for the next year.
Cat Rambo (M), M.C.A. Hogarth, Bud Sparhawk, Sarah Pinsker, Kate Baker, Matthew Johnson, Jennifer Brozek, Susan Forest, Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen
14:00 – 15:00 At SFWA table in the Dealers Room
Come by and say hello! I’ll be there with Jeffe Kennedy and Bishop O’Connell. There will be information, authors signing, and general revelry.
15:00 – 16:45 Chat for SFWA members with Kickstarter Representative
Members, stop by to chat with Margot Atwell from Kickstarter and find out how SFWA can support your crowdfunding efforts. Margot will be there from 3-4 pm; I’ll be there and hanging out for a bit afterwards.
17:00 – 18:00 Signing at the Wordfire Press booth
19:00 – ?? Watch the Hugo livestream
Last year I watched from the SFWA suite; I will be either there or in the bar. 😉
8:30-9:30 Walk with the Stars
The Hugo Hangover: In search of Coffee and orange juice.
As we recuperate from the pageantry of the Hugo Awards join authors, artists, editors, fans and scientists as we look for the perfect hangover cure. We will be walking for a leisurely mile and the route is fully accessible and expected to take a little less than an hour. We hope you will join us for great conversation.
10:00-11:00 Signing at the WordFire Booth
11:00-12:00 Reading from “Wizards of West Seattle”
15:00 – 16:00 Shared World Anthology – Last Cities on Earth
A/V (Kansas City Convention Center)
Jeff Sturgeon and friends present work derived from the ‘Last Cities on Earth’ shared world:
In 2085 scientists announce that the super volcano Yellowstone will erupt in 2091. The marvel of the 21st century, in a frenzy of cutting edge technology, build and lift high into the air city-islands to tap the solar energy above the coming maelstrom of a volcanic/nuclear winter that will last decades and kill billions.
Two hundred years pass and from these cities airship dirigibles designed and built before the Yellowstone event, manned by brave captains and crews explore and scavenge the ruins of a world of myth and legend that ended almost two hundred years before.
Jeff Sturgeon (M), Mr. Kevin J. Anderson, Cat Rambo
My plane doesn’t leave till afternoon; meet me for breakfast if you’re still around. Message on social media or in e-mail for location/time details.