Tuesday, June 17, 2008


ApolloCon 2008

Next week, I'll be a program participant at ApolloCon 2008 in Houston, Texas. I attended ApolloCon last year, and had a terrific time. This year, my pal Lou Anders is the Editor Guest of Honor, so I have even more incentive to attend.

Here's my tentative programming schedule, in the event that anyone in the area wants to come and hear me bloviate:

Man of Bronze; Pages of Pulp
Fri 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Doc Savage first appeared in print 70 years ago and proved to be a character far more durable than the paper he was printed on. Our panelists discuss Doc Savage and other classic pulp fictions of the 1930s.
Bill Crider, Mel. White, Allen Steele (M), Scott Cupp, Chris Roberson

What's Your Super Power?
Fri 9:00PM - 10:00PM
The panelists discuss the perceived resurgence of superheroes in various media. Why are superheroes on the comeback, and how have they changed?
Chris Roberson, Caroline Spector (M), Kathy Thornton, A. Lee Martinez

Readings: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Chris Roberson
Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM
25 minute reading session in 50 minute shared slot.

YA Favorites
Sat 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Harry Potter or Midnighters? Keeper of the Isis Light or Have Spacesuit, Will Travel? Our panelists share their YA favorites both classic and current.
Marianne Dyson, K.M. Tolan, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Alexis Glynn Latner (M), Chris Roberson

Balloons of War and Pearl-handled Ray Guns:
Steampunk Rampant
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Steampunk is on the rise in fiction, media, art, gaming, and even costuming. Where did it come from and where is it going? Our panelists discuss this fascinating hybrid.
Stina Leicht, Matthew Bey (M), Lou Anders, Scott Cupp, Chris Roberson, Martha Wells

What's New at Pyr
Sun 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Lou Anders gives us a sneak peak into what's going on at Pyr Books and what we can expect to see from them in the near future.
Lou Anders (M), John Picacio, Alexis Glynn Latner, Chris Roberson


Looking forward to some of these panels...the Man of Bronze one sounds great.

I've also been reading some YA lately, so I'm going to try and catch that one on Saturday.
I look forward to seeing you there, Howard!
What a great list of program items.

Wish I could be there, especially for the Doc and Steampunk ones.
I've had good luck at Texas-based convention the last few years, panel-wise, and ApolloCon has been no exception.
You were terrific on the Superhero panel. You made my job as moderator so much easier.
Thanks, Caroline! And a fine job of moderating it was!
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