I’m here at LosCon, the Los Angeles science fiction convention, having a good time. I’m speaking on a few panels Sunday, so come by if you want to see me flap my jaws on various subjects. Where to find me:
Robert A. Heinlein’s Future History: What it got right, and what it got wrong. That should be a fun one; I always like to talk about Heinlein. Also on the panel: Robert James, Brad Lyau, and June Moffatt. The moderator is Bill Patterson, author of the biography Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve. Even if you’re not a crazy Heinlein fanatic like me, you should read that biography; it’s an entertaining and informative history of life as it was lived on that alien planet and time known as America in the first half of the 20th Century. And if you are a crazy Heinlein fanatic like me, you already read it — it’s great, amirite? I interviewed Patterson in one of the last episodes of my Copper Robot podcast.
Where: Marquis 2
When: 10 am Sunday.
Online Publishing/Publishing Methods: Also on the panel with me: Maya Kaathryn Bohnof, Yolanada Pascal. I’ve been doing a lot of research into online self-publishing lately, preparatory to getting my own work out. I’ll have something for sale in time for Christmas. I’m looking forward to learning on this one as much as I am to speaking. And that’s saying a lot, in-love-with-the-sound-of-my-own-voice-wise.
When: 11:30 am Sunday.
Internet, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blogging and other social media: Technology marketing Web site, what you need to know. The title of this panel is kinda confusing, ain’t it? Basically, I’ll be leading a group discussion about using the Internet and social media for marketing, drawing on my experience as editor in chief of The CMO Site and as a science fiction fan. To prepare for the discussion, I’ve talked with Michael Stackpole, Kate Elliot, Joe Haldeman, and Charles Stross, all of them writers who successfully use the Internet and social media for marketing. If you’re a writer, artist, or have a business you’re looking to market on social media and the Internet, come on down and share some ideas.
Where: Saddle Brook Room
When: 1 pm
That’s three opportunities to see me at LosCon. I’ll also be attending the con today, tonight and tomorrow, so if you see me there come by and say hey.