Bubonicon 52 was officially postponed to next year (like pretty much every other convention) thanks to COVID-19. I was to be one of the Guests of Honor at the con this year, but that has been moved to next year.
In the meany-while, Bubonicon is following the lead of most of those aforementioned postponed cons and holding a virtual convention! It’s going to run all day Saturday the 29th of August, with some prerecorded content and some live content. Keep an eye on the con’s Facebook page for specifics on how to join in the fun.
Here’s the full schedule, with my three items highlighted in bold, and all times Eastern Time:
12pm: Opening/Intro (prerecorded)
12.10pm: Author reading w/Keith R.A. DeCandido, plus I answer some questions (prerecorded)
12.45pm: Art demonstration w/Peri Charlifu, who will demo pottery throwing of a bottle (prerecorded)
1pm: Comics Workshop: “Perry Needs a New Pair of Shoes,” w/Jeff Benham & 7000 BC (live)
2.30pm: “Mythology and Gods in Fiction: When Deities Matter,” w/Keith R.A. DeCandido, Reese Hogan, Chaz Kemp, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Lauren C. Teffeau (live)
3.30pm: Author reading w/Connie Willis, plus she answers some questions (prerecorded)
4pm: “Writing 101: What to Think About Before You Start,” w/Keith R.A. DeCandido, Susan Mathews, Lauren C. Teffeau, Walter Jon Williams, and Connie Willis (prerecorded)
5pm: Author reading w/Becky Chambers, plus she answers some questions (prerecorded)
5.30pm: “A Style of Your Own: Developing Your Signature Art Style,” w/Jeff Benham, Betsy James, Chaz Kemp, Elizabeth Leggett, and Jon Sanchez (live)
6.30pm: “Science Talk: AFRL–Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact,” w/Rachel Delaney (prerecorded)
7pm: “Artificial Intelligence: Will Computers Take Over the World?” w/Cathy S. Plesko, David Lee Summers, Ian Tregillis, and Courtney Willis (prerecorded)
8pm: “Creating Worlds: Fun with Flora & Fauna,” w/Becky Chambers, Kathy Kitts, Jane Lindskold, and S.M. Stirling (live)
9pm: The Green Slime Awards, presented by Slime Mistress Jessica Coyle and the Slime Time Puppet Players (prerecorded)
9.25pm: Closing words and thoughts (live)
Hope to see folks there — or, rather, on my computer screen…………………….