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Lunacon 2009 Schedule

I’ll be attending Lunacon in Rye Brook, NY later this month and have been scheduled for the following panels:

The Future of Short Fiction (Saturday 10-11am)
There have been troubling signs recently, like the loss of Realms of Fantasy, F&SF switching to a bi-monthly schedule, and declining subscriptions. At the same time, there’s the rise of online magazines, the recent rebirth of anthology series, and more. How is the short fiction landscape in SFF changing.
Linda Anfuso, Neil Clarke[M], Marvin Kaye, Hildy Silverman, Shane Tourtellotte

The State of Small Press Publishing (Saturday 11am-12pm)
Are the small mammals nipping at the heels of the dinosaurs? With the NY publishing houses being much more selective, more is falling onto the small press and several of them are doing quite well.
Neil Clarke[M], Robert Katz, Lawrence M. Schoen, Michael Walsh, Ben Yalow

Magazine Editors’ Roundtable (Saturday 12-1pm)
What are magazine editors looking for, what are they seeing too much of, what annoys them, and what makes some writers a pleasure to work with.
Christopher Cevasco, Neil Clarke, Wendy S. Delmater, Marvin Kaye, Hildy Silverman, Gordon Van Gelder[M]

Online Fiction (Sunday 1-2pm)
Where are the places to find good short stories, novels, etc. There are a number of SFWA pro markets publishing online, Tor made a big jump into the field this year with and free novels, authors like Tobias Buckell, Charles Stross, and Cory Doctorow giving books away for free… there is a lot for people who are reading on a budget!
Neil Clarke, Laura Anne Gilman, Nathan Lilly[M]

Anyone else going to be there?


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  1. I’ll be there. Mostly on gaming tracks, since it seems they neglected to get me involved in anything much on the fiction side.

    I guess this means I get to sit on the other side of the panel at: The State of Small Press Publishing

    • When I filled out their questionnaire, I suggested a lot of panels with similar topics. I think that may have helped.

  2. I’m going to have to work that weekend. I’ve asked Lunacon to allow my associate editor Jude-Marie (Kelly) Green to fill in for me. She’s fabulous.

    I’ll miss hanging out with you this time, but we’ll always have Paris next year.

  3. If i didn’t show up and wasn’t in a coma i think the GoH, Conchair, and three other people would take turns beating me.

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