ArmadilloCon is almost here! I can’t believe it — it’s come up fast. First and most important, You ask: “Patrice! When are you doing your reading?!”

Why, that will be at 9 pm on Saturday night. So come to the reading for some pre-party floor fun and we’ll kick off the Saturday night revelry in style. I’ll have snacks and beverages and a selection from the super-secret new project.

The next thing you ask: “Patrice, what are you second-most excited about?”

Why, that will be the interview with Tamora Pierce, special guest. Bring your tattered copies from the Scholastic book fairs that you bought with your babysitting money, clutched to your chest, and let’s all fangirl for a while. It’s good for the soul.

Sa1100 Short Fiction, Magazines vs. Online
Sat 11:00 AM-Noon Ballroom D
D. Afsharirad, D. Cherry, G. Faust, Ma. Finn*, T. Quachri, P. Sarath
Gardner Dozois has been warning of the extinction of SF magazines for decades. Are online venues the nail in the coffin, or a possible chance for regeneration?

Sa1600 Special Guest Interview
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom D
T. Pierce, P. Sarath*

Sa1900 Short story vs novel
Sat 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Ballroom D
T.E. Bakutis, U. Fung, M. Muenzler, L. Marley*, P. Sarath, W. Spencer,
What makes the short story so different from the novel? Panelists discuss the characteristics of each genre, including pacing, plotting, character development, Big Idea, and other aspects, and how they differ in each format.

Sa2100 Reading
Sat 9:00 PM-9:30 PM Southpark A
Patrice Sarath


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