My WorldCon Schedule

I’m going to WorldCon tomorrow! And you can come and see me at these many fine events:


11:00 – 12:15
Room 300C (CC)
Writing Excuses Recording
Sit in on recording of the popular podcast Writing Excuses
Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells

15:00 – 15:45
Room 302AB (CC)
Building a Better Tomorrow
Young adult science fiction is thriving, presenting an array of possible futures for humanity. While YA SF seems to be taking off, many of those stories feature dark futures. Why might teens be drawn to these types of settings that feature dystopic settings? Will there be a brighter or better tomorrow for us?
Laura Anne Gilman (M), Troy Bucher, Dan Wells, Fonda Lee

16:30 – 17:00
Room 303B (CC)
Reading – Dan Wells


10:00 – 10:45
Room 303A (CC)
Podcasts for Young Adults
Adults love podcasts and podcasting, but what about teens? Is there a market for YA podcasts and where can kids find cool new content? What topics, guests and issues should podcasts for younger listeners address? What about kids who want to create their own podcasts? Your in luck! Our panelists will also share tips for teens who want to create their own podcasts.
Mur Lafferty (M), Jason Snell, Dan Wells

13:00 – 13:45
Room 401C (CC)
The Future of Video Games
Video games continue to evolve in many ways: sophistication, emersion of the player, story telling, graphics, and platforms, to name just a few. What’s next in the evolution of video games.
Catherynne M. Valente (M), Trina Marie Phillips, Maurine Starkey, Dan Wells, Warren Frey

16:00 – 16:45
Grand Ballroom: Salon III (Doubletree)
SpoCon Presents: Sub-Genre Games
Are you deep for dystopia? Crazy for cyberpunk? Feverent for urban faerie? Soft on steampunk? We’re pitting ten sub-genres against each-other to see which should shed its “sub” prefix and become a fully-fledged genre alongside the towers of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Does YOUR favorite sub-genre have what it takes to stand alone?
Jessica Rising (M), Tim Martin (M), Taiyo Fujii, Caren Gussoff, Frog Jones, Nick Mamatas, Alan Smale, Kaye Thornbrugh, Dan Wells


11:00 – 11:45
Hall B (CC)

Eric Flint, Eileen Gunn, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Walidah Imarisha, Cat Rambo, Dan Wells

12:00 – 12:45
Room 202B-KK3 (CC)
Kaffee Klatche – Dan Wells
Limited to 10, requires advance sign-up (online signup enabled until 6am on Sat 8/22). Coffee and snacks available for sale on the 2nd floor.

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