Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

Category: conventions Page 1 of 13

Chicon 8

I just booked my flight and hotel room for Chicon 8, so I’m one step closer to attending Worldcon this year. Despite that, I still have a reluctance to say that I’ll absolutely definitely be there even though it looks like I will.

Why?

Ten years ago, I was supposed to attend Chicon 7. I had just received my first Hugo nomination for Editor Short Form and I was excited to have the opportunity to celebrate with my fellow finalists. Everything was set. I had my flights, hotel, and membership. A month and a half before the convention, however, I had a heart attack and nearly died. I tried to maintain some hope that I could attend, but it wasn’t destined to happen. Trip canceled.

Here it is ten years later… I’m celebrating my tenth time on the ballot and it appears as though I’m set to visit the same city to mark the anniversary. To say I’m looking forward to it is an understatement.

That heart attack changed a lot of things for me and reshaped the direction of my career as an editor. It also left me with a significant amount of heart damage, which puts me at high risk with regards to COVID. All the other conventions on my list for 2022 are in driving distance, which eliminates the need for airports and reduces my risk of exposure to a more reasonable level. Toss in the recent end of mask requirements on planes and an expectation that cases will tick upwards towards the end of Summer, and you find the source of my uncertainty. I want to be wrong, but have to acknowledge that the ghost of my heart attack could strike again and keep me home.

2021 Worldcon Schedule (Discon III)

I’ll be attending Discon III, the 2021 Worldcon in DC (December 15-19). Clarkesworld will have a table in the dealer’s room, but I can also be found on the program at the following events/panels:

Kaffeeklatsch – Neil Clarke
Thu 10:00-10:50 AM, Suite 325

Ask an Editor: Short Fiction Writing
Thu 2:30-3:20 PM, Blue Room

Public Hugo Finalists Reception
Thu 5:00-7:00 PM, Ambassador Ballroom

Signing – Neil Clarke
Fri 11:30 AM -12:20 PM, Autographs 3

The Small Press Takeover of Short Fiction
Fri 4:00-5:00 PM, Forum Room

The Finances of Running a Small Press
Sat 11:30 AM -12:20 PM, Forum Room

Hugo Award Ceremony
Sat 8:00-10:30 PM, Regency Ballroom

Boskone 2021 – Virtual

I’ll be attending the virtual Boskone convention this weekend. I’m on the schedule for two items on Saturday (the 13th):

From Podcasting to Patreon, How to Make and Market Your Creative Work
Lewis
11:30 AM EST – 12:30 PM EST | 1 hour

Kaffeeklatsch
Indy Room B
1:00 PM EST – 2:00 PM | 1 hour

Convention details here.

Capclave 2020

Like most every other convention, Capclave will be a virtual convention. It’s one of my favorites, so hopefully this gives more people an opportunity to discover them. $10 gets you a membership to the virtual convention. If you purchase a full membership for next year’s convention, you get the virtual convention for free. Information here.

Saturday 10/17

12:00 PM – Ask Me Anything – Editor Edition
Scott H. Andrews (mod), Neil Clarke, Sarena Ulibarri, Troy Wiggins

9:00 PM – Dodo Fantastic: Writing for Themed Anthologies
Michael D. Pederson (mod), Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Hildy Silverman, Joshua Palmatier, Neil Clarke

Sunday 10/18

10:30 AM Kaffeeklatsch – Neil Clarke

3:00 PM – Intro to Short Fiction Markets
A. T. Greenblatt (mod), Karlo Yeager Rodriguez, Neil Clarke, Sarena Ulibarri, Scot Noel

C’monfluence

I’ll be participating in the virtual C’monfluence Conference this weekend. (Schedule and attendance information)

Friday 10/02/2020

5:00 – 5:50 PODCAST PANEL (Track 1)  – Podcasters talk about how they  put together material, how they use podcasting to strengthen their brand and possibly some of their plans to use podcasting for their own nefarious ends.  (Scott Edelman, Alan Bailey, Gail Carriger, Neil Clarke, J. Thorn)

7:00 – 7:50 KLATSCH (Track 4) – Bring your beverage of choice and come hang out with Neil. This interactive, social chat is limited to 15 participants. Some spaces will be determined via a lottery system.

Saturday 10/03/2020

2:00 – 2:50 THE BUSINESS OF WRITING (Track 2) – What’s a con with all these writers if you don’t talk about what they do after the story is written. (Gay Haldeman, Neil Clarke, Gail Carriger, Tamora Pierce, Herb Kauderer)

4:00 – 4:50 THE EVOLVING SHORT STORY MARKET (Track 1) – “Over the Transom”” doesn’t mean what it used to mean. Best advice from editors about what it takes to make an impression in the market. (Jane Noel, Scot Noel, Neil Clarke, Catherine Lundoff)

2020 NASFIC (Virtual)

 
I’m participating in this year’s NASFIC (a con normally held when the Worldcon is outside the US) this weekend. It was supposed to be in Columbus, but like everything else this year, they’ve had to make some adjustments and become a virtual convention.

Here’s their program schedule. I’ll be on the following program items:

The Future of Anthologies (Saturday 11:00 AM)
Jason Sanford (M), Dominik Parisien, Lucy A. Snyder, and Neil Clarke

Our highly-regarded panel of editors discuss current trends in and future of anthologies.

 

COVID-FX: Traditional Publishing (Sunday 2:00 PM)
Dave Ring, Neil Clarke, and Pablo Defendini

Our panel of traditional publishers talk about the state of SF/F publishing since the pandemic. What’s changed, what’s not?

Page 1 of 13

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén