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Worldcon Schedule

I've received my preliminary schedule from Anticipation, next month's Montreal worldcon.

Here's what it looks like at the moment:

THURSDAY AUG 6
12:30 pm panel: Werewolves of Brigadoon

FRIDAY AUG 7
3:30 pm panel: Writing a Series

SUNDAY AUG 9
12:30 pm panel: Writing for a Living
4:00 pm autographing

MONDAY AUG 10
3:00 pm reading

Aside from these "official" appearances, of course, I will also be doing the usual worldcon stuff -- hanging around the hotel bar, hitting the parties at night, attending the Hugo Awards ceremony and the Hugo Losers Party, trying some of this fabled Montreal cuisine. I expect the Brotherhood Without Banners will be throwing one or two of their fabled bashes, and I'll be at those as well.

See you all in Montreal!

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autopope
Jul. 19th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
I was scheduled for the Werewolves of Brigadoon panel, originally.

Won't be there. I think someone assumed that because I live in Scotland I've got to be in touch with my inner Celtic mythos geek, or something like that ...
geg
Jul. 19th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
why can't there ever be big cons like this on the western side of Canada /sigh like in Vancouver
jabberwokkey
Jul. 19th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Sadly I won't be able to make it as I have work to do...
la_marquise_de_
Jul. 19th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
I believe I have the honour of being on the Werewolves of Brigadoon panel with you.
Kari in the UK
smofbabe
Jul. 19th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Wow - this must be the lightest schedule you've had for years! And Saturday off, too!
daveax
Jul. 19th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
I won't be there, alas, but I encourage you to take advantage of the free Saturday to resume our lagging tradition of high tea and dessert wine. Raise a glass to me, and I'll be there in spirit!
smofbabe
Jul. 19th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
Sorry we won't be seeing you there!
grrm
Jul. 19th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
light schedule?
Well, actually, they had me on three more panels, but I opted out, which is why the schedule is light. One of those was at 9 am, which is just cruel and unusual, and the other two were opposite the Hugo Awards and the pre-Hugo reception. I was surprised to see any programming opposite the Hugos, actually. Has that been going on for long? Seems like a terrible idea for me. I suppose there are some who want to skip the Hugos, sure, but if so, they should be off eating dinner, partying, or getting laid, not attending another panel. Just sayin'.

I don't mind a light schedule, though. I have plenty of other stuff to do at worldcons, and some years I have been run ragged.
smofbabe
Jul. 19th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Re: light schedule?
I think it's a terrible idea to schedule against major events, too. Some people have the philosophy that we have some obligation to run things for people who might not want to attend the events but I feel the same way you do - we're providing them with an event to attend and if they choose not to, it's up to them to amuse themselves.
grrm
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: light schedule?
If I were ghod, I would forbid any programming against the Hugos or the GOH speeches. Maybe the Masquerade as well.
smofbabe
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)
Re: light schedule?
If I were ghod, I would forbid any programming against the Hugos or the GOH speeches. Maybe the Masquerade as well.

Yeah, the heck with wussy stuff like world peace :->
misunderstruck
Jul. 19th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
The BWB party will be Saturday night.

Unfortunately, Martha and I will be driving back to NYC on Monday, so we'll miss the reading. :(
gonzo1385
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Do you know if any of these will be taped for those who cannot attend? I'd be interested in watching some of them.
grrm
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
The panels may be taped. Some cons do, some don't.

I don't permit taping of my readings.
gonzo1385
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Readings, obviously, and fully understandable. If they do tape any of the panels, would you post if they do and to where they might be uploaded, if you know? Of course, this would probably be after WorldCon before you'd post it... :) Thanks!
parsleigh
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Sorry we won't be there. We'll be thinking about all of you guys. There is a CFG contingent so you should be able to find a quiet place sometimes. If you're interested I will find out the hotel/room info, but it will probably be under Bill Cavin or Debbie Oaks. Hugs. Denise
infinite_hiatus
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
I'd give my left foot to be there. Unfortunately, being jobless and broke prevents me from going this year, but maybe some day. And I don't think they accept left feet as payment. Again, maybe someday.
arkham1010
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
I never drank as much as I did when I went to the cons.

Oi. Aresia in Boston one year almost killed me.
iangurudata
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
A posting from a fan:
Well, this is what happens when you don't have a computer for 6 months...

I wasn't aware that you were going to be there in an official (doing panels and autographs) capacity! With much mockery from my con-friends, I will not be attending for various reasons (woof, worldcon tickets are expensive!) despite it being my hometown. If any of them had told me you were going to be there, I would have planned differently.

I don't know if you've ever been to Montreal before, but if you'd like, I can make some restaurant or pub/bar recommendations.

When you're at the con, if you spot a particularly rotund east-Indian male with a really skinny Japanese girl (they kind of look like the Walrus and the Carpenter when they're together), that would be my brother and sister in law. They haven't read your books, but she's a huge Beauty and the Beast fan. Feeling particularly jovial? Hug her and tell her that Monkey Boy sends his love (it's her nickname for me)

Yup. Definitely the most fan-ish post I've ever done.




ant_mediarel
Jul. 20th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Re: A posting from a fan:
There will be One Day memberships available for 75 to 95 CAD, depending on the day of the con, as well as weekend memberships.
Full memberships were much cheaper last February, but people forget, we know. ( :
metamorphage
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Whatever else you do, make SURE to get yourself to Schwartz's.
ranger_hotsauce
Jul. 20th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
"...trying some of this fabled Montreal cuisine."
Poutine. Mustn't be missed.
roman_grrm_fan
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
visiting europe
hi!

any chance to see you in europe? near Slovakia? :)

are you planning any visits?

thanks

your FAN roman
haplo26
Jul. 21st, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Bah
I'm disappointed that I won't be able to attend because I'm flying to Chicago that time.

If you're in Montreal for any period of time, you should check out the following restaurants:

Queue de Cheval: Pricey, but the best meat and steak in town. Otherwise, check out Moishe's.

Chuchai: I don't know if you're a vegetarian or not, but this serves absolutely delicious imitation meat and the restaurant is BYOW. The deck stir fry is recommended.

La Banquise: If you're looking for all manner of poutine, this is the place to go for poutine in all of its various incarnations.

L'Express: Located on St. Denis, I've heard this place is the best French restaurant in town. It has no sign though, and its renowned is illustrated by having the name of the restaurant in small letters on the sidewalk.

L'Entrecote St-Jean: Former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's favorite steak place. Only has one option on the menu, steak and fries with a choice of 2 different appetizers and a delicious dessert. The best steak I have ever had in Montreal.

ekovar
Jul. 31st, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Bah
Thank you for this list of places, especially La Banquise. As someone who's heard of poutine but until realizing that I was actually going to have free time to go try things this Worldcon I'd never looked it up.
rappy7
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
Reading
Can I ask what you will be reading?
grrm
Jul. 23rd, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
Re: Reading
A chapter from A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, definitely. Haven't decided which one, though. It won't be one of the three rotating on my website "Sample" page, I can promise. Probably not the prologue either, since I just read that at Finncon.
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