Aug
9
to Aug 13

WorldCon 75

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 WiredPopular 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!

Reading: Annalee Newitz and Amal El-Mohtar

Thursday, 16:00-17:00, 101d (Messukeskus)

I'll be reading with the amazing Amal El-Mohtar! 

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

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Jul
20
to Jul 23

San Diego Comic-con

  • San Diego Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Here's my schedule so far:

Galley Giveaway and Signing

Saturday, July 22, 2:00 PM (Tor Booth #2701)

Get a galley of Autonomous two months before release! I'll even sign it and teach you about robot civil rights.

The Future Is Bleak

Sunday, July 23, 12:00-1:00 PM (Room 25ABC)

Panel Description: All stories require an element of conflict, but some authors see a darker vision than others when they gaze into the future. The panelists serve as guides to poisoned presents, alternative timeline apocalypses, and near and far future dystopias, and other not so cheery scenarios.  Panelists: Alex R. Kahler (Runebinder) , Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), Cory Doctorow (alkaway), Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), Scott Reintgen (Nyxia

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