Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for the 'Conventions' Category

Ad Astra programming schedule

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

One of the highlights of my year each year is Toronto’s SF convention, Ad Astra (which in 2009 takes place March 27-29). Here’s my panel and reading schedule for this year: Sat 10:00 AMBallr. EastWhat’s In a NameEd Greenwood, Gabrielle Harbowy (moderator), Robert J. Sawyer Sat 1:00 PMCrowne RoomReadingRobert J. Sawyer Sat 2:00 PMSalon 241Those […]

Video: Rob invites you to Xanadu Las Vegas

Monday, March 9th, 2009

I’m Author Guest of Honor at the convention Xanadu Las Vegas next month (April 17-19, 2009). There’s now a nifty video of me talking about why you should come to the con on YouTube. (It’s also a nice tour of my living room and some of my toys.) More about Xanadu Las Vegas is here, […]

Seattle Worldcon bid withdrawn

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Seattle has withdrawn its bid for the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, leaving Reno the winner by default. Details are here. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

More on pros and cons: choosing panels

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

A few days ago, I was asked about how a pro might get the most out of attending a science-fiction convention. I gave my advice here, but another point just occurred to me. I was just directed to the lengthy list of panel topics from which to choose those I wanted to be part of […]

Why having a Worldcon in Canada in 2009 is cool

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

The 2009 World Science Fiction Convention will be in Montreal. That’s cool for many reasons, including: It’s the 30th anniversary of John Robert Colombo’s Other Canadas, the massive retrospective anthology that first established that there was, in fact, such a thing as Canadian science fiction. It’s the 25th anniversary of the first Tesseracts anthology, edited […]