Next weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year – It’s ArmadilloCon weekend. This literary SF convention held each year in Austin, TX is always an enjoyable one, and this year looks to be no different with an interesting mix of panels on my schedule.

Friday, July 27th

9:00pm – Reading – Most likely I’ll be unveiling the first few thousand words of my work-in-progress Allan Quatermain novella. (Unfortunately I’m scheduled against the Apes & Zepplins panel – just like last year – so bummed I’m going to miss that.)

Saturday, July 28th,

10:00am – Imagining a World Without Fossil Fuels – Not sure how a petrol-sniffing gear-head like me ended up on this panel – should be an interesting discussion !

12:00 noon – Will Interstellar Travel Ever Be Possible? – Sure to be another fascinating conversation.”Ever” is such a loaded word.

6:00pm – How Much Interaction Should Writers Have with Their Readers? – What do you think? – Anyone actually reading this?

9:00pm – Comics: Web and Paper – The annual “comics you should be reading” panel – always a fun time.

Sunday, July 29th

10:00am – Fans in Mainstream Media – I moderated a similar panel last year, and it was a lively and fun discussion. Should be again this year.

Hope to see you at DilloCon.