Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Capclave 2012

(Last updated September 26, 2012.)

It's become something of a tradition for me to participate in the annual DC-area con, Capclave. It's a user-friendly-sized gathering of fans and area authors. The con's motto (see the associated logo, nearby): "Where reading is not extinct."

Capclave 2012 is being held the weekend of October 12-14, in the DC suburb of Gaithersburg, MD. 

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The author Guest of Honor is John Scalzi -- a very droll guy, as he demonstrated yet again emceeing at the recent Worldcon Hugo Award ceremonies. And a great author. And, for a little while longer, also the president of SFWA.

This year I'll be attending the con only on the middle/main day: Saturday, 10/13. My updated (but not yet definitive) schedule is:

Saturday 11:00 am: Not Rocket Science (Ends at: 11:55 am)
Panelists: Catherine Asaro, Edward M. Lerner, James Morrow, Sam Scheiner
Hard science fiction usually focuses on physics and space. What about the other sciences? How can they be treated seriously as hard SF? What are the best authors who have focused on biology or the social sciences?
Saturday 12:00 pm: Reading Edward M. Lerner (Ends at: 12:25 pm)
Panelists: Edward M. Lerner
Think four-dollar gas is bad? It could get worse. Much worse. Edward M. Lerner reads from his new novel: the near-future, energy-crisis technothriller, Energized.
Saturday 2:00 pm: Science fiction without Science (Ends at: 2:55 pm)
Panelists: Catherine Asaro, Eric Choi, Inge Heyer, Edward M. Lerner
Can the improbable work without some basis to science in science (fiction?)?
Saturday 7:30 pm: Mass Signing (Ends at: 8:25 pm)
Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Eric Choi, Brenda Clough, David Louis Edelman, Andrew Fox, Ron Garner, Morgan Keyes, Dave Klecha, Jonah Knight, Yoji Kondo (Eric Kotani), Dina Leacock, Edward M. Lerner, Craig Alan Loewen, James Maxey, Mike McPhail, James Morrow, Diana Peterfreund, Lawrence M. Schoen, Darrell Schweitzer, Alan Smale, Bud Sparhawk, Jean Marie Ward, Lawrence Watt-Evans
This is the mass signing held before the presentation of the WSFA Small Press Award.

And between events? It's a small enough con that everyone is findable.

Live in (or visiting) the DC area?  I hope to see you at the con.


wmslawhorn said...

Capclave is the weekend after Columbus Day this year. October 12-14.

Edward M. Lerner said...

I'll correct the post.

(I guess I'll never get over thinking of Columbus Day as always being October 12th. Call that "traditional" Columbus Day.)