Philcon 2015 Schedule

Today, I reached level 40.

That sounds way cooler than just saying “I turned forty years old,” you know. I celebrated with family and good friends. The best line of the evening, and I am not making this up, was “This is not a rabbi. It’s R2D2.” No context for you.

What better way to continue the celebration into the weekend than to attend a science fiction convention? I’ll be at Philcon starting tomorrow, and here’s where you can find me:

Fri 7:00 PM in Autograph Table (1 hour)
AUTOGRAPHS: JOSEPH BERENATO AND ALEX SHVARTSMAN (2361)

[Panelists: Joseph Berenato (mod), Alex Shvartsman]

Sat 1:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
INCORPORATING NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES INTO OUR WRITING (2138)

[Panelists: Alex Shvartsman (mod), Dr. H. Paul Shuch, David Walton,
Alexis Gilliland, Jon McGoran]

We now know modern humans have Neanderthal DNA. New planets are
being discovered almost on a daily basis. Technology is allowing us
to print organs. What recent discoveries are you putting into your
stories? And where will SF go now that the future is here

Sat 5:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
THINGS YOU SHOULD READ (BUT DON’T KNOW ABOUT YET) (2226)

[Panelists: Fran Wilde (mod), Dena Heilik, Joseph Berenato, Alex
Shvartsman]

Not every amazing book is a best-seller. Whether it’s an unsung
classic or a recent author, come talk about the fiction you’ve found
that, strangely, nobody else seems to be talking about

Sun 11:00 AM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
THE CHANGING FACE OF PUBLISHING (2123)

[Panelists: Sally Wiener Grotta (mod), Russ Colchamiro, Joseph
Berenato, Ian Randal Strock, Alex Shvartsman]

How is it moving away from the conventional New York publishing
scene? There are so many alternatives today (Crowd-sourcing, small
presses, independent publishers and non-print electronics) Will the
big publishers be left in the lurch

Sun 1:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)
HOW TO SELL YOUR FICTION (2122)

[Panelists: Neil Clarke (mod), Alex Shvartsman, Barbara A. Barnett,
Hildy Silverman, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Robert E. Waters]

So you have a finally finished a story. What are the main markets?
Who do you want to avoid.

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