I am pleased to announce my first appearance as an official1 convention panelist!
I will be at Archon 39, in Colinsville IL (near St. Louis MO) on the weekend of October 2-4, 2015.
My panel schedule:
- Technical Tall Tales: Strange and Frightening Tales of the Lab, Friday 7pm, Great Rivers A
- Big Things on the Horizon: New Tech and Scientific Discoveries, Saturday 10am, Great Rivers A
- The Martian: Could YOU Survive the Red Planet? Saturday 12pm, Great Rivers A
- Beginning Writing and the Creative Process, Saturday 6pm, Marquette A
I’m very pleased with this lineup! Two panels where I can talk about neuroscience, one where I can share expertise gleaned from Mars, and one where I can share the pleasures and horrors of life as a newbie SFF writer.
Panel #3 leads to some amusing logistical problems. I doubt I’ll be able to catch the movie version of The Martian before the panel, since the movie comes out right when Archon opens. I’ll try to arrange a special video message from my family Martian, but that may not work out for a host of reasons.