I am so sorry, guys, that I haven't had this posted until now. Today I made the mistake of writing on our FB page that I was having a slow day at work and would be able to get our schedule posted ASAP.
Within MINUTES, I was buried in script revisions. Sigh. Doing WORK at work
? Who knew!
Anyway. Here it is, fresh and shiny and hot off the digital presses! If you haven't heard it by now, you should definitely
know that Anne McCaffrey
will be returning as our guest of of honor! We are so, so, SO excited to see her for the first time since 2008. We're also very excited to welcome internationally recognized, multi-award-winning artist Michael Whelan
, who has created some of the most memorable and timeless art of this or any genre.Todd McCaffrey
will be back (duh!), as will Jody Lynn Nye
. Michael Whelan will be joined by his fellow artists Janny Wurts
and Don Maitz
, and Anne will be in terrific company with Elizabeth Moon
, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
, and S.M. Stirling
. We've even got a bevy of publishers and editors: Jody's husband and writer/publisher/editor/teacher/whoknows
whatallelse Bill Fawcett
, Toni Weisskopf
of Baen Books, and Shelly Shapiro
of Del Rey will be along as well.
But where would all those authors, artists, and editors be without music to motivate them? Have no fear: Emerald Rose
will be here!
Yeah. That enough for you? I hope so!
Before we jump into the schedule, there are a few things I want to point out.There will not be a costume contest this year
. I know Jody promised that if at least 20 people showed up to this year's contest, the winner's name would appear in one of her books. That was before we knew that Anne was coming! A lot of extra planning is required to make the schedule sync with the Dragonlady's needs and availability; given that plus the low turnout we've had for the costume contest the past few years, it was simply not tenable to put the contest on the '11 schedule.
I'm so sorry to anyone who's disappointed! If it's any consolation, Jody has generously offered to fulfill her promise next year. And we always, ALWAYS need costumed participants in the parade!This schedule is still tentative.
Yes, we're only a month shy of the convention now, but Dragon*Con reserves the right to make changes at any time. For that matter, changes may need to be made AT the convention! If that happens, we will try to make an announcement in advance, and will change the signage outside our room. Furthermore, the convention posts updates, cancellations, rescheduled panels, etc. in The Daily Dragon, which is available every day at any number of places throughout the convention. Finally, our Twitter page
and our Facebook page
will be updated as time and a decent internet connection permit.
I'm sure I'll have more notes and thoughts in the near future, but it's late and this director is very very tired! If you all have any questions, please don't hesitate to post them here, on Twitter, on Facebook, or through email. We'll get to them as soon as we can!
Thanks again for your patience, everyone. Let's make this another terrific show!All panels are in Vinings, in the Hyatt, unless indicated otherwise.( Friday, September 2Collapse )( Saturday, September 3Collapse )( Sunday, September 4Collapse )( Monday, September 5Collapse )
Updates could happen at any time, so check back for the latest information!
AT LAST. AT GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS LAST.