Where is Mur at WorldCon?
I haven’t posted my schedule yet! Yikes!
Anyway, next week (!!!) I will be at WorldCon in Helsinki, Finland, and doing panels and signings (ok, signing singluar, I aint GRRM after all) and a LIVE Ditch Diggers and game shows and the Hugo Ceremonies, where I am totally prepared to lose and just have a good time.
Since I’m nominated and it’s my first Hugo nomination, I am bowing out of the official liveblogging of the Hugos this year, but I’ll be back next year! Cheryl and Kevin will be there doing their usual awesome job.
Here’s my schedule. Come say hi!
(My GOD I hate wordpress. I tried very hard to make this look good and then WordPress said, “Mmm, nah, you want it this way instead.” I give up. Here’s the schedule, haphazard large text and all)
Signing: Mur Lafferty
Thursday 12:00 – 13:00, Signing area (Messukeskus)
Thursday 17:00 – 18:00, 101 a & b (Messukeskus)
A live recording of the Hugo Finalist Fancast, Ditch Diggers. Host Mur Lafferty and special guest host Alasdair Stuart will have games and interviews designed to navigate the tricky business of publishing.
I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue
Thursday 21:00 – 22:00, 102 (Messukeskus)
The classic British radio gameshow – basically an excuse for 4 panelists and the host to play childish games for an hour.
Sports in Fiction and How to Write Them
Friday 11:00 – 12:00, 204 (Messukeskus)
Sports appear in one form or another in quite a lot of many genre stories. There are fictional sports from Quidditch to Pyramid, as well as non-fictional sports such as football (Unseen Academicals) or baseball (Summer Country). The panelists talk about how to make sports appealing, especially when read from the pages of a book.
Friday 19:30 – 22:30, Hall 1
You may or may not see me. There’s no guarantee I will be on stage.
On the Care and Feeding of Secondary Characters
Saturday 18:00 – 19:00, 205 (Messukeskus)
Your protagonists are fully fleshed out and fully realized but your other characters could use some work. How do you bring life to the rest of the people in your story without taking the spotlight from your main characters?