Any MeFites going to Worldcon 77, aka Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon, and want to meet up? [more inside]
WisCon, May 24-27, is an annual feminist science fiction/fantasy/literature/media convention and this year's Guests of Honor are G. Willow Wilson and Charlie Jane Anders. Registrations start at $55 for adult memberships but single-day rates are also available. Many informative links at the IRL pages for 2018 and 2016. [more inside]
Writing Discussion with John Scalzi & Mary Robinette Kowal at the Jean Cocteau Cinema -- authors and friends John Scalzi (MetaFilter's Own jscalzi) and Mary Robinette Kowal have a discussion on the writing process, followed by a Q & A and book signing! Scalzi, known for his science fiction writing and the bestselling “Old Man’s War” series, and Kowal, a puppeteer and Hugo award-winning novelist, both create fictional classics that incorporate fantasy. [Entry: $5 / with Paperback: $16 / with Hardback: $26]
May 25-28, 2018: WisCon is an annual feminist science fiction/fantasy/literature/media convention and this year's Guests of Honor are Saladin Ahmed and Tananarive Due. WisCon features smart, funny conversations, interesting sessions you can sign up to participate in, great accessibility and affordability, and more; here's more on the environs, the con, the crowd, other attractions, etc. There are discussion panels, structured activities, parties and events, $1 childcare, gaming, readings, poetry, a dealer's room to buy stuff, a Con Suite with an array of snacks, a Member Assistance Fund for people who need financial help to attend, safer spaces for people of color and for trans/genderqueer people, and a dedicated Quiet Place where you can catch your breath and decompress. [more inside]
Wondering if anyone is interested in meeting up this year. Dates are July 6th through July 9th, Locale is the Doubletree in Bloomington MN, with more things happening across the street at the Sheraton (former Sofitel). Check out the schedule and convention site for more planning info.
Penguicon is a combination scifi convention and open source conference that's been running annually for 15 years. I'm a guest of honor at Penguicon 2017 (my schedule), as is MeFi's own Cory Doctorow (schedule) and Ada Palmer (schedule) whose work's been discussed on MetaFilter several times. Other speakers include MeFi's own John Scalzi. [more inside]
May 27-30: WisCon is a feminist scifi/fantasy convention celebrating its 40th year. This year's Guests of Honor are Sofia Samatar, Justine Larbalestier, and Nalo Hopkinson. There are discussion panels, structured activities, parties and events, $1 childcare, a Con Suite with an array of snacks, safer spaces for People of Color and for trans/genderqueer people, and a dedicated Quiet Place where you can catch your breath and decompress. In particular I'm working this year's Saturday night Tiptree Award charity auction - promises to be a fun show.
So captivepredator and I were talking about a pre-meetup meetup on Saturday before the Writers with Drinks event. If you can't go to WwD or if you just want EVEN MORE Mefite time, come hang out with us at Borderlands. (It's just a few blocks away from the main meetup!) [more inside]
Labor Day weekend is almost upon us again, and that means DragonCon in Atlanta. (Please don't call it Dragon*Con, they had their *-hole removed two years ago at no small expense.) Even though an actual organized MeFi meetup is not likely to survive everyone's various convention plans, we can at least use this thread to talk about those plans. NOTE: like last year, the time and place listed are for the registration line, the event itself lasts Thursday-Monday, and is spread across 5 high-rise hotels and a nearby convention center. [more inside]
MeFites going to WisCon: I suggest we meet up during the Strange Horizons tea party, Sunday afternoon. Free light snacks and tea, hobnobbing with authors and editors.