Unexpectedly, I’ll be attending LonCon3, this year’s WorldCon, hosted in London, England. The convention administrators were foolish kind enough to schedule me on some panels during the convention, and so my schedule for the weekend is posted below. If you’re at LonCon3 (and it seems that half of the SFF fans in the world will be there), I hope you’re able to come by for the panels. They’re all very interesting, and my panel-mates include some humblingly intelligent and amazing people. (And some guy named Justin Landon…)

Outside of these panels, I’ll be around the convention floor (well, wherever they allow you to drink beer, at any rate.) So, if you see me, come say “Hi!”

Note: The listed panelists are preliminary and subject to change.



Exuberance and Experience
18:00 – 19:00
Capital Suite 11 (ExCeL)

Our societies are full of truisms about age: youth is seen as beautiful and vital, or feckless and short-sighted; old age is thought to bring wisdom and perspective, or intolerance and resistance to change. Are our genre’s characters similarly subject to stereotype? Are there particular types and the kinds of stories that older and younger protagonists tend to be associated with? How do factors like race and gender reinforce or cut across this?

  • Anna Davour (M)
  • Wendy Metcalfe
  • Aidan Moher
  • Tricia Sullivan
  • Caitlin Sweet


Blogger Voltron
21:00 – Late
Fan Village (Excel Centre)

You’ll get to meet me, and Justin Landon of Staffer’s Book Review, and Ana Grilo & Thea James of The Book Smugglers, Jared Shurin and Anne Perry, too! In fact, pretty much every cool blogger will be there, and, as everyone knows, we run the show, so it’s best to keep us feeling good about ourselves and our parties. It might be your only opportunity to meet some of us before our heads expand to the size of interstellar asteroids after the Hugo ceremonies the following evening.

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My Opinions, Let Me Show You Them
16:30 – 17:30
Capital Suite 5 (ExCeL)

There are many different approaches to book blogging: some focus on news and announcements, running author interviews and ARC giveaways supported by publishers; others concentrate on reviewing and opinion pieces; still others are devoted to raising awareness of certain types of writing, like SF Mistressworks or the World SF Blog. Our panel discusses how they chose their blogs’ format and focus, how the blogs evolved over time, and how they found their ‘voice’ and their audience.

  • Foz Meadows (M)
  • Thea James
  • Justin Landon
  • Aidan Moher
  • Adam Whitehead

Hugo Award Reception
18:00 – 20:00

Party time.

The Hugo Awards Ceremony
20:00 – 22:00

The 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony is the “do not miss” event of Worldcon. Our attendees have voted, the votes have been counted, and it is now time to find out who are the winners. Join our hosts Justina Robson and Geoff Ryman for a gala celebration of the best of the genre.