MidAmericon II Schedule

I’m attending MidAmericon II in Kansas City next week! My collection is launching there, and Patrick will be selling copies at the Fairwood Press table in the Dealer Room and at the Fairwood Press Release Party on Friday night. If you want to find me at worldcon, here is my schedule:

Thursday 10:00am – 11:00am, SFWA Table
SFWA Autographing: Caroline M. Yoachim

Thursday 8:30pm – 9:00pm, 2202 (Readings)
Joint Reading: William Ledbetter & Caroline M. Yoachim
William Ledbetter has kindly offered to split his reading slot with me! I’ll be reading from my brand new collection Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories. Also: free chocolate!

Friday 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fairwood Press Table (Dealer Room)
Autographing Session: Caroline M. Yoachim

Friday 8pm – 11pm, Exhibit Hall, Hospitality
Fairwood Press Release Party
Five Fairwood Press authors are launching books at Worldcon, and all of us will be at the party: Caroline M. Yoachim, Tina Connolly, Patrick Swenson, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, & Carrie Vaughn

Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am, 3501D
Flash Fiction: Short, But Not Easy
Many people think that Flash Fiction must be easy to write since the stories are so short. It takes real skill to be able to tell a compelling story in only a few hundred words. Our panel will discuss some of the key skills needed, and the best places to get your flash fiction noticed.
Caroline M. Yoachim (M), John Wiswell, Anna Yeatts, Betsy Dornbusch, Chris Phillips, David VonAllmen

Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm, 2503A
We talk a lot about worldbuilding, but alienbuilding is just as important and often takes even greater sensitivity. From bothans to orcs, what does it take to create a believable psychology, language, and civilization for aliens and non-humans alike that still keeps them relatable to us? What makes a believable species? What pitfalls and dangers should we avoid?
Caroline M. Yoachim (M), Sheila Finch, G. David Nordley, Larry Niven, Ctein

Saturday 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 2209
Thinking Through Neuroscience in SF and Fantasy
Neuroscience is a complex and rapidly developing area of technological advancement. We look at some of the recent advances as well as discussing how these are reinterpreted in SF and Fantasy media.
S.B. Divya (M), Anna Kashina, Benjamin C. Kinney, Caroline M. Yoachim, Sandee Rodriguez

Saturday 5:00pm – 6:00pm, 2202 (Readings)
Magazine Group Reading: Lightspeed Magazine
Our Magazine Group Reading Series continues with a special group reading that features authors from Lightspeed Magazine.
John Joseph Adams (M), John Chu, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline M. Yoachim, Carrie Vaughn, Kenneth Schneyer

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