[Robert J. Sawyer]  Science Fiction Writer
 Hugo and Nebula Award Winner

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[Robert J. Sawyer, author of Red Planet Blues]

  Upcoming Appearances  

Updated Thursday, April 10, 2014.

I give many readings and talks, and appear at many science-fiction conventions in Canada and the United States, often as Guest of Honor. If you'd like to enquire about booking a speaking engagement or convention appearance, email me at sawyer@sfwriter.com (I've provided a few quotes from event organizers who have booked me previously).

NOTE: To be notified when writing workshops with Rob occur, see here.

  • Featured Author
    L3 Writers Conference
    Barrie, Ontario
    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • Panelist
    Eeriecon 16
    Grand Island, New York
    Friday, May 2, to Sunday, May 4, 2014

  • Free Public Reading
    Aurora Public Libary
    15145 Yonge Street
    Aurora, Ontario
    Monday, May 5, 2014, at 7 p.m.

  • Featured Plenary Debater (for the Affirmative)
    "Resolved: Privacy is an Outdated Concept"
    debating (for the Negative) Susan N. Herman,
    the president of the American Civil Liberties Union, at the
    44th Annual St. Gallen Symposium
    St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Panelist
    Keycon 31
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Friday, May 16, to Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Featured Reader
    Yellowknife, NWT
    Thursday, June 5, to Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • Keynote Speaker
    12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space
    Montreal, Quebec
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    i-SAIRAS 2014

  • Attendee
    Detcon 1: The North American Science Fiction Convention
    Detroit, Michigan
    Thursday, July 17, to Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • Panelist
    When Words Collide 4
    Calgary, Alberta
    Friday, August 8, to Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Guest
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Friday, August 29, to Sunday, September 1, 2014

  • Keynote Speaker
    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference
    Edmonds, Washington
    Friday, October 3, to Sunday, October 5, 2014
    Write on the Sound

  • Guest of Honour
    Mississauga Science Fiction Saturday
    Mississauga Central Library
    301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West, adjacent to City Hall
    Mississauga, Ontario
    Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    In honour of Mississauga resident ROBERT J. SAWYER's receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, the Mississauga Public Library is pleased to present a free one-day science-fiction festival.

    Rob asked us to get his "dream team" to join him at this event, and we did. Speaking and reading will be:

    • Marie Bilodeau, Aurora Award-nominated author of Destiny's Blood
    • Tanya Huff, Aurora Award-winning author of The Silvered
    • Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids
    • Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo Award-winning author of Spin

    10:00 a.m.: Keynote address by Robert J. Sawyer on "The Canadian Science-Fiction Experience"

    11:00 a.m.: "Differences Between Writing Science Fiction and Writing Fantasy" — Marie Bilodeau and Tanya Huff in conversation

    Noon: Luncheon meet-and-greet

    1:00 p.m.: Author Readings #1: Marie Bilodeau and Robert Charles Wilson

    2:00 p.m.: "Science Fiction and the Science of the Mind" — Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson in conversation

    3:00 p.m.: Author Readings #2: Tanya Huff and Robert J. Sawyer

    4:00 p.m.: "The Future of Science Fiction Publishing" — Marie Bilodeau, Tanya Huff, Robert J. Sawyer, and Robert Charles Wilson

    (subject to refinement as the date approaches)

  • Keynote Speaker George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum
    Finger Lakes Community College
    Canandaigua, New York
    Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

  • Guest of Honor
    CONtraflow V / DeepSouthCon 53
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    October 2-4, 2015

  More Good Reading  

Booking Robert J. Sawyer as a speaker
Rob's stints as guest of honor
Rob's keynote addresses
Quotes from event organizers

Why authors attend science-fiction conventions
Rob's article from The Ottawa Citizen on science-fiction conventions
Science fiction convention panel suggestions

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