Tomorrow I fly out to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where I once again have the honor of being Toastmaster for ICON. That means I get to introduce and interview our guests of honor, including David Gerrold, Sarah Clemens, Ann Leckie, Kalli McCandless, and honorary ICON parents Joe and Gay Haldeman. It’s a pretty sweet gig 🙂
If you’ll be in the area and able to attend, here’s where to find me. Or how to avoid me, if you prefer. Programming information is also available on the ICON website.
- 6:30 – 8 p.m. Group booksigning at the Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble.
- 1 – 3:40 p.m. DreamCon Writers Workshop.
- 6 – 7 p.m. Genre Rules for Book Covers.
- 7 – 8 p.m. Opening Ceremonies.
- 9 – 10 p.m. Harassment in Fandom and Life.
- 10 – 11 a.m. Author Meet & Greet.
- Noon – 1 p.m. Human Rights and the influence of Science Fiction/Fantasy.
- 2 – 3 p.m. Author Reading and Q&A: Jim C. Hines.
- 3 – 4 p.m. Blogging Roundtable.
- 4 – 5 p.m. Guests of Honor Interviews.
- 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Benefactor Brunch.
- 10 – 11 a.m. Media Tie-in Writing.
- 11 a.m. – Noon. Writing and Worldbuilding.
- 1 – 2 p.m. When are you a Full Time Writer?
- 3 – 4 p.m. Closing Ceremonies. (Assuming my flight schedule permits.)
Looking forward to seeing people and having a fun — and very busy — weekend!
Terri M., the Director
October 15, 2015 @ 11:56 am
See you in a few hours, Jim! Travel safe.
October 19, 2015 @ 11:23 am
Just started reading Rise of the Spider Goddess (aloud, in the car, on the way home from ICON.) Wondered if anyone else has suggested this as a supplementary text for a high school or college writing course.
It could do for Writing classes what “Does the Center Hold?” did for my Freshman philosophy class.
Jim C. Hines
October 19, 2015 @ 1:36 pm
I think you’re the first to make that particular suggestion. But that could make for a fun class…