Here’s my final schedule for WorldCon. And yes, some things did change. I have an autographing session on Saturday from 10 am to 11 am, but I’ll be available for signing books whenever. No reading this time around, but as you can see I’ll be on plenty of panels. I am really looking forward to it.

Complete WorldCon programming information can be found here, with panels broken out by tracks. It looks pretty amazing.

Contaminating Other Worlds

Thursday 16:00 – 17:00

NASA verified that microbe thermophilic geobacillus hitched a ride to Mars. How much cost should we incur to ensure we do not bring a piece of ourselves to other worlds where there might be native life, even if it’s just bacteria?

Charles Walther (M), Patrice Sarath , Charles Radley, John K Strickland Jr.


Getting the Most Out of Writing Workshops

Thursday 20:00 – 21:00

How do you choose which type of workshops are best for you? How do you make the most of the experience once you’ve decided to attend and your application has been accepted?

James Patrick Kelly (M), Patrice Sarath , Adam Troy Castro, Walter Jon Williams


Yellow Roses: Texas SF/F Authors and Traditions

Friday 13:00 – 14:00

Women writing sf/f in the Lone Star state talk about their work, including their influences and challenges.

Elizabeth Moon (M) , Lillian Stewart Carl, Patrice Sarath , Stina Leicht



Saturday 10:00 – 11:00

Patrice Sarath , Paige E. Ewing, Mark Oshiro, Max Gladstone


Horses Are Not Jeeps: Bringing Reality to Fictional Worlds

Saturday 12:00 – 13:00

Battle axes don’t weigh 20 pounds. Rocket ships don’t instantly crash when you turn off the engines. A writer can break the illusion by getting something wrong, even in speculative fiction. We’ll be discussing how to make your fictional worlds seem realer-than-real by getting these things right

Patrice Sarath (M), Fred Lerne, Amanda Downum, Elizabeth Moon, Taylor Anderson


A3 · August 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Arrg … going to miss Yellow Roses and would have loved to see that. One downside to doing cons with the family: you’ve got to work around school schedules. I’ll be there Fri evening – Monday lunch; I hope to see you there!

Patrice Sarath · August 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I’m looking forward to that panel myself.

Let’s try to get together — I’m looking forward to catching up.

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