28 July 2011

WorldCon 2011 - Renovation‏

As many before me have done, here is my WorldCon Schedule as it currently stands! Hope to see many of you at Renovation‏ next month.

Thu 14:00 - 15:00, For Fringe Fans (Panel), C1 (RSCC)
TV's cross between X-Files and The Twilight Zone just keeps getting richer and stranger. It's got a great mad scientist and a hot FBI agent or two. Where is Fringe going? Why do we love it so?

Thu 16:00 - 17:00, Cover Art in the Age of e-Books (Panel), A02 (RSCC)
Should an e-book cover be different than a print book? Does it have to be standard book cover size and shape or can it slip loose of standard print constraints? How the market for cover art and design might change in the age of electronic publishing?

Thu 19:00 - 20:00, Make Your Own Geek Chick Action Figure (Workshop), Hall 2 Demo1 (RSCC)
Get your doll-geek on! There aren't enough action figures of female characters from film or literature, but you can make your own! Come learn how to transform fashion dolls to geek chick icons.

Fri 14:00 - 15:00, Book Design and Layout (Panel), A11 (RSCC)
A review of the process and challenges involved in designing and producing a book once the written word is in hand.

Sat 10:00 - 11:00, KaffeeKlatsch: Sat 10:00 (KaffeeKlatsch), KK1 (RSCC)

Sat 11:00 - 12:00, The Role of the Companion: The Impact of the Companions on the Doctor (Panel), A05 (RSCC)
The Doctor's companions aren't just generic side kicks. Our view of the Doctor is influenced by his companions. And the companions change the Doctor, something examined a number of times over the last several seasons.

Sat 13:00 - 14:00, Has Dr. Who Jumped the Shark or is Steven Moffat Just Messing with Us? (Panel), A09 (RSCC)
Dr. Who has been a very popular show for generations. But is the new Dr. Who losing its way? Is bigger and younger always better? Is there a method to Moffat's madness? Since Season Six won't conclude until after Worldcon, speculations can abound!

Sat 16:00 - 17:00, Autographing: Sat 16:00 (Autographing), Hall 2 Autographs (RSCC)

Sun 12:00 - 13:00, Marketing Yourself on the Web (Panel), A05 (RSCC)
Does web site design still matter in the age of social media? How should a nontechnical artist or author approach the question of how to market yourself electronically?

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