LoneStarCon 7 is next week in San Antonio. Here's my schedule of panels and events, so far:
The Business Side of Writing (Thursday 7 p.m.-8 p.m.): So you've written a novel. What's next? How do you get an agent, get published, market to readers, network, avoid scams... writing was only the beginning!
The Relationship Between Writers and Editors (Friday Noon-1 p.m.): What makes for a successful relationship, and what do you look for in a partner? Readers (and new writers) want to know.
Stroll with the Stars Sunday - Alamo edition (Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m.): The Sunday Stroll with the Stars will head towards the Alamo, a few short blocks away. It will be led by Alamo aficionado and LoneStarCon 3 Chair Randall Shepherd. Meet Randy in the lobby of the Marriott Rivercenter for his personal tour of this famous Texas garrison.
Space is Really the Old West (Sunday Noon-1 p.m.): Wagon train to the stars is a familiar trope in SF. Firefly, Star Trek, Farmer in the Sky, Outland, Cowbows vs Aliens, Exterminator 17 are all examples of western stories set in space or featuring cowboys in one form or another. Immense distances of space form obstacles and difficulties analogous to those encountered by American settlers as they crossed and colonized the continent. Come and join in the discussion of this popular form of our genre.
I will also be attending the Hugo Awards ceremony Sunday evening, as well as the reception prior to the Hugo ceremony