I'll be attending WorldCon in Helsinki, Finland. Here's my current schedule:
Kaffeeklatsch: Annalee Newitz
Wednesday, 16:00 - 17:00, Holiday Inn Cabinet - 9th floor (Messukeskus)
Science journalist Annalee Newitz is Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica. Her writing has also appeared in Wired, Popular Science, her syndicated Techsploitation column, and may other places. She has been the editor of io9 and Gizmodo as well as founding other magazine. Her first novel, Autonomous, will be published this year. You should come ask her about it!
Thursday, 16:00-16:15, 101d (Messukeskus)
I'll be reading from my forthcoming novel Autonomous.
Science Fiction Gone Wrong
Saturday 13:00 - 14:00, 101a&b (Messukeskus)
Sometimes, science fiction is a prophetic vision of the future. However often times, science fiction turns out to be wrong. This can happen either through the actual dates of science fiction arriving on the calendar or scientific discoveries. Ridley Scott has celebrated science fiction's triumphs. But what about its failures? What can we learn from science fiction gone wrong? What does science fiction gone wrong show us about the state of collective consciousness, at the time it was written? Panelists: Anne Charnock, Robert Silverberg, Alex Weinle, Annalee Newitz, Ian Stewart
Sunday 13:00 - 14:00, 206 (Messukeskus)
Designing Life discusses the state of the art in creating new lifeforms, from Venter's bottom up approach, the GMO targetted insertion of genes and the plant breeding "shake it up and see what happens." Panelists: Annalee Newitz, Laurel Anne Hill, Sam Scheiner, Carl