[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 Monday, September 1, 2014.

I give many readings and talks, and appear at many science-fiction conventions all over the world, 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.

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

  Mississauga Science Fiction Spectacular!  

Mississauga Central Library
in the Noel Ryan Auditorium
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West, adjacent to City Hall
Mississauga, Ontario
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free — but space is limited. Please register in advance with the Central Library's "Readers' Den" Department: Phone 905-615-3200, extension 3544.

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: lunch break

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)

  Other Upcoming RJS Appearances  

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

  • Panelist
    When Words Collide 5
    Calgary, Alberta
    Friday, August 14, to Sunday, August 16, 2015 (next year)

  • Panelist
    Sasquan: The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention
    Spokane, Washington
    Wednesday, August 19, to Sunday, August 23, 2015

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

  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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