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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:04 pm

Darn it, Mike! I'm supposed to be reading Hugo nominees, and now you're tempting me to stuff more titles into my Kindle queue!

If I don't give up writing, I will finish my Kindle backlog at around 2132. That's a year, not a time.

If I give up writing, it will probably be around 2112...
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Isto » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:42 pm

I think there are several Chicon/Worldcon threads. I'll be there Fri through Sun.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:48 pm

We must arrange a FACWAIOTF event.

(Future and Current Writers and Illustrators of the Future.)
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Postby dantzel » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:13 pm

YES we should.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:48 am

I am in accord with that.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby AMcCarter » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:23 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:We must arrange a FACWAIOTF event.

(Future and Current Writers and Illustrators of the Future.)


That does NOT roll off the tongue well.
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:17 am

I'm in.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:29 am

AMcCarter wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:We must arrange a FACWAIOTF event.

(Future and Current Writers and Illustrators of the Future.)


That does NOT roll off the tongue well.


FWOTF didn't seem inclusive enough.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby AMcCarter » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:42 am

WotF(3)? Writers of the Future forum and friends?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby izanobu » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:24 pm

I guess I'd have to hold my own pity party for people who didn't win and aren't eligible. Think KJA would come? wotf004

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:04 pm

izanobu wrote:I guess I'd have to hold my own pity party for people who didn't win and aren't eligible. Think KJA would come? wotf004


You can be our Guest of Honor! You're officially too good for the contest.

Of course, if you drag KJA along with you, we might have to make him First Runner Up Guest of Honor...
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby AMcCarter » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:05 pm

izanobu wrote:I guess I'd have to hold my own pity party for people who didn't win and aren't eligible. Think KJA would come? wotf004


It'll have to be video conference pity party. He's one of the guests at D*C this year.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:30 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
izanobu wrote:I guess I'd have to hold my own pity party for people who didn't win and aren't eligible. Think KJA would come? wotf004


You can be our Guest of Honor! You're officially too good for the contest.

Of course, if you drag KJA along with you, we might have to make him First Runner Up Guest of Honor...


I agree! We should feast and cheer the ones who escaped before winning! wotf010
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:50 pm

The Outpost has been ordered, should have it Tuesday next week. Plenty of time to read it before Chicon 7.
I try to use cons as a way to force me to read wider, otherwise I'll just read the authors over and over.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:20 am

izanobu wrote:I guess I'd have to hold my own pity party for people who didn't win and aren't eligible. Think KJA would come? wotf004


I'd also like to point out that there are WAY fewer people who have pro'd out rather than won. And I'd wager a healthy amount that the ratio of successful pro'd out people compare to the winners is much higher.

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:30 am

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
izanobu wrote:I guess I'd have to hold my own pity party for people who didn't win and aren't eligible. Think KJA would come? wotf004


I'd also like to point out that there are WAY fewer people who have pro'd out rather than won. And I'd wager a healthy amount that the ratio of successful pro'd out people compare to the winners is much higher.

wotf007


I suspect you're right. Pro'ing out requires mastering the skills, patience, and work ethic necessary to sustain a career. Although most winners worked hard to get there, winning can strike out of the blue. Pro'ing out can't. Plus sometimes when people hit a big goal like winning, they feel satisfied, and they stop. Pro'ing out takes more persistence than that.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:29 pm

Me and my crew are arriving on Aug 29th , the day before the con starts so we can hopefully pick up badges at early reg and get settled in. Anyone else showing up early? Might be a good evening for an informal get together under the hotels. wotf007
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Postby AMcCarter » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:40 pm

bobsandiego wrote:Me and my crew are arriving on Aug 29th , the day before the con starts so we can hopefully pick up badges at early reg and get settled in. Anyone else showing up early? Might be a good evening for an informal get together under the hotels. wotf007


We don't need no stinking badges.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby katsincommand » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:07 pm

I'm about an hour away and will be taking the train in during the day on Thursday.

If you're going to walk around the city, bring good walking shoes. The architecture and scenery is really lovely and you'll find yourself a long way from the hotel with aching feet... ;)
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby morshana » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:30 pm

Have fun, everyone! It sounds awesome. wotf007
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:44 am

Got my prospective panel lineup last night. 7 panels, and the author mega-signing with Mike Resnick and his collaborators; myself as the pee wee junior-most among them.

Looking forward to it!

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Postby katsincommand » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:02 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Got my prospective panel lineup last night. 7 panels, and the author mega-signing with Mike Resnick and his collaborators; myself as the pee wee junior-most among them.

Looking forward to it!

wotf013


Are you going to list them here for us :) or make us go searching through the program which we don't even have yet? wotf004
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Mike Resnick » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:28 am

I know at least 3 Writers of the Future will be at Chicon, because they're among the dozen or so of
what Maureen McHugh calls "Mike's Writer Children" (some of whom are almost as old as Mike) that
I'll be treating to brunch on Sunday.

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby izanobu » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:44 am

My program schedule got a bit messed up (double scheduling some things, etc), so I don't know my exact panels yet. I'll do a blog post when I do. I hope I get to stay on the panel I was on with Brad. That one would be a hoot.

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby vanaaron » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:22 pm

Mike Resnick wrote:I know at least 3 Writers of the Future will be at Chicon . . .

Mike, I think the former winners will number more like three dozen. wotf007 I spotted 19 in a quick scan of the list of program participants, and at least another dozen in the list of registered members (although some of those could be supporting members).

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby izanobu » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:37 pm

vanaaron wrote:
Mike Resnick wrote:I know at least 3 Writers of the Future will be at Chicon . . .

Mike, I think the former winners will number more like three dozen. wotf007 I spotted 19 in a quick scan of the list of program participants, and at least another dozen in the list of registered members (although some of those could be supporting members).


And there will even be at least one Loser of the Future. Hi! wotf011

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby izanobu » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:37 am

My probably final but subject to change schedule is posted here: http://overactive.wordpress.com/2012/08 ... -schedule/ . I also have a workshop section on Friday, I think, so I'll have some victims to crit. wotf011

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Mike Resnick » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:47 am

Mike, I think the former winners will number more like three dozen. I spotted 19 in a quick scan of the list of program participants, and at least another dozen in the list of registered members (although some of those could be supporting members).


I'm talking about -my- Writer Children, who total 3 from here, not L. Ron's. wotf008

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:01 pm

One of Mike's three, checking in with my schedule:

Thu Aug 30 6:00:pm - 7:30:pm = The Short Story as Testing Ground
Betsy Dornbusch, Brad R. Torgersen, D.H. Aire, Dennis Y. Ginoza, Vylar Kaftan

Fri Aug 31 1:30:pm -3:00:pm = Autograph Session for Win Some, Lose Some: The Complete Hugo Nominated Short Fiction of Mike Resnick
Bob Garcia Brad R. Torgersen Catherine Asaro Connie Willis David Brin Eric Flint Gardner Dozois Harry Turtledove Jack McDevitt James Patrick Kelly Kay Kenyon Laura Resnick Lezli Robyn Mike Resnick Nancy Kress Nick DiChario Robert J. Sawyer Robert Silverberg Sheila Williams Steven H Silver

Fri Aug 31 4:30:pm - 6:00:pm = Writing the SF Novelette
Brad R. Torgersen, Bud Sparhawk, Connie Willis, Eleanor Arnason, Michael Coorlim

Sat Sep 1 1:30:pm - 1 3:00:pm = Effective Habits for Aspiring Authors
Brad Aiken, Brad R. Torgersen, Cecilia Tan, David McDonald, Lillian Cauldwell

Sun Sep 2 10:30:am - 12:00:pm = The Future of Analog Magazine
Brad R. Torgersen, Mike Flynn, Richard A. Lovett, Stanley Schmidt

Sun Sep 2 1:30:pm - 2 3:00:pm = SF and science now
Brad R. Torgersen, Howard Davidson, Joseph P. Martino, Ramez Naam, W A (Bill) Thomasson

Sun Sep 2 6:00:pm - 7:30:pm = Military Fantasy and Science Fiction
(Capt.) Joseph Zieja, Brad R. Torgersen, David Voderberg, John G. Hemry/Jack Campbell, Robert Buettner

Mon Sep 3 12:00:pm - 1:30:pm = Military Members On Military Science Fiction
(Capt.) Joseph Zieja, Brad R. Torgersen, John G. Hemry/Jack Campbell, Mike Shepherd Moscoe

Mon Sep 3 1:30:pm - Sep 3 3:00:pm = Collaborating with the Guest Of Honor
Brad R. Torgersen, Eric Flint, Harry Kloor, Jack McDevitt, Lezli Robyn, Mike Resnick, Nick DiChario

Looking forward to it! It ought to be fun.

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Alex Kane » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:11 pm

So am I correct in thinking that all of these are open to any Worldcon member who wishes to attend, then?

For example, can anybody who wants to listen in on "Writing the SF Novelette" just show up?
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