Monday, July 20, 2009

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Revised and Final (I think) Worldcon Schedule

Here's my updated schedule. In addition, I have some commitments on Sunday prior to and during the Hugo ceremonies, but otherwise I hope to see many of you in Montreal!


Friday, 3:30 p.m. Anatomy for Writers, Heroes and Tavern Brawlers.
Darlene Marshall, Jetse de Vries, Sean McMullen,
Kristen Britain
Moderator: Sean McMullen
Description: Author, karate instructor, fencer and first aid officer
Sean McMullen provides a tour of how the human body can and cannot be
damaged. Want to know where a hero can be punched without any effect?
Worried about his vascular dilation? Curious about the real-life
version of Mr Spock's nerve pinch? Not sure whether a really long
sword fight is three hours or seven seconds? Wondering why readers are
laughing because your hero has microsecond reactions? Come along and
find out in complete safety

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Ebooks from draft to final product
Anne Harris, Darlene Marshall, Kathryn Sullivan,
Traci N. Castleberry
Moderator: Traci N. Castleberry
Description: The process of writing an ebook from the idea to selling
it to publication and marketing to collecting those royalty checks.

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Researching Your World
Aliette de Bodard, Darlene Marshall, Erick R.
Buchanan, Mindy Klasky, S.M. Stirling
Moderator: Erick R. Buchanan
Description: A discussion of research techniques and pitfalls for
writers; what are your best sources and how do you know whether
information on the internet is accurate?

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