So, here’s my schedule for Arisia 2010, taking place next weekend in in the mighty Harvard ziggurat the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge. I’ll be there for much of the weekend, though whether I’ll be around much Friday depends on a number of factors (not least whether I’ve got brain left after the work week).
Saturday, 8 PM: Art Within Art
Poems, songs, and other art supposedly created within the world of a larger fictional text—what are your favorites, and what attempts have failed? Margaret Ronald, Meredith Schwartz, David Sklar
(I’ll be moderating this one, and I’m curious to see what we come up with, given that there are a number of different approaches to presenting art within art. Particularly depending on the medium — fictional films, for example, versus fictional paintings or music, versus poetry…hm…)
Saturday night: Wild Hunt release party!
Come by the party suite and get a look at the new novel! (Or just cadge some free food and talk geeky to me. ‘S all good.)
Sunday, 10 AM: The City as Character
New Crobuzon, The Sprawl, Newford, even Minneapolis in War For the Oaks. What authors use their cities in the most interesting ways? How does the city contribute to the story? Gordon Linzner (m), Meredith Schwartz,Margaret Ronald, Steve E. Popkes, Daniel Rabuzzi
(Yikes, an early-morning panel right after a late party. I’ll be lucky if I manage anything along the lines of “city good blerg need coffeee now.” On the other hand, there are a number of fantasies in which the city is more than setting; it’s the heart of the story. Hmmm…time to go make lists!)
Sunday, 4 PM: Reading, Margaret Ronald
Margaret will be reading a selection from her own works.
(Oh, boy. I have no idea what to read — Wild Hunt? The next book isn’t even close to ready yet…a short story? “A Serpent in the Gears” will be out by then, and I do love me some dirigibles…)
Sunday, 4:30 PM: fall down go boom Okay, maybe not. But I do tend to be a little fuzzy around the edges this late in a con. If I see you there after this point, have pity and don’t ask hard questions like “What is your name?” or “How are you doing?”
If you can’t make it to Arisia, don’t worry; I’ll try to hold another event later on to celebrate. If you can, come by!
(Incidentally, the reason I haven’t had Anything But The Book Week this time around? I’ve got a built-in distraction from the release date: the next book. Which is eating my brain. But in a good way, not a Lovecraftian way.)