I have a nice schedule at Balticon this year, with seven panels, all looking interesting, and I hope I'll have a chance to meet some of you this year. And if you don't see me at a panel -- hey, I'll be around the bar or the dealers room or looking for a game of something in the games room.
Balticon 48 is a four-day extravaganza that takes place from Friday May 23, 2014 thru Monday May 26, 2014 at the Hunt Valley Inn, in Hunt Valley, MD. Of the long-time conventions in the Northeast, I think it's done the best job of integrating games, anime, podcasting, and all sorts of other things of interest to the newer generations of sf fandom with the classic elements of regional sf conventions as they came together in the years after World War II. I always have a blast, and this looks like one of the best personal schedules I've had at the convention. Though they do seem to have a lot of the publishing panels in the early hours.
All times are Eastern, and all room assignments are at the Hunt Valley Inn:
1700 Saturday May 24: In the Hot Seat (Panel) (Participant), Sat 17:00 - 17:50, Belmont Room
1800 Saturday May 24: Forgotten Works in Sci-Fi / Forgotten Works in Fantasy (Panel) (Participant), Derby Room
0800 Sunday May 25: Finding an agent (Panel) (Participant), Derby Room
0900 Sunday May 25: Editors Q&A (Panel) (Participant), Salon B (lower level)
1000 Sunday May 25: How NOT to Break into print- The Bad Advice panel (Panel) (Participant), Salon A (lower level)
1100 Sunday May 25: Dealing with Problematic Authors (Panel) (Participant), Derby Room
0800 Monday May 26: Long-term Career Planning for Creatives: Surviving the Next 10 Revolutions (Panel) (Participant), Chase Room
Several other JABberwocky clients will be attending Balticon this year.
Brandon Sanderson is the Author Guest of Honor.
Myke Cole is the winner of last year's Compton Crook Award, given at Balticon.
Jon Sprunk celebrates the launch of Blood & Iron.
Joshua Palmatier celebrates the launch of Zombies Eat Brains, ahead of the fall publication of his new novel Shattering the Ley.
Peter V. Brett may not be on the programming, but will be around the con.
Our friends at Graphic Audio will be around for Brandon Sanderson's signing on Saturday, so you can sample their dramatic abridged audio editions of his work.
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