My Dragon*Con Schedule

Posted: August 28th, 2015 under Conventions, Life beyond writing.
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My final Dragon*Con schedule, as of yesterday.    I have an hour reading slot on Friday at 5:30 pm (a time when, frankly, I don’t expect many people to show up.   Sensible people will be eating an early supper.   Gratitude will be abundant for those who do show.  Surprise me by stuffing the room with avid fans and something amazing may happen. )

For anyone interested, since I don’t have a new book out this year,  my donations to the charity auction will be Tuckerizations (you get to be a character in something), one for an appearance in a Vatta book, and one for an appearance in a Paksworld story to be published (eventually) as part of a collection.   More details available at the convention.

For the rest of the schedule, read on…

Title: Reading: Elizabeth Moon
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Edgewood – Hyatt (Length: 1)

Title: Strong Women in SF
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Embassy A-B – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Strong women abound in science fiction. We talk about faves & what makes them strong.

Title: Dragon Con Guest of Honor Awards Banquet
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt (Length: 2.5)
Description: We honor our 2015 Guests of Honor and present the Julie Award and Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award.

Title: Autograph Session
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1)

Title: Monsters & Mayhem
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Plot developments that make readers beg for more—twists and obstacles to keep us reading.

Title: Just Kill Me Now: Self-editing
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: The painful task of self-editing & how it makes for better writers & sales.


  • Comment by Jonathan Schor — August 28, 2015 @ 8:46 am


    I like the last one on shelf editing.

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 28, 2015 @ 8:58 am


    Hmmm…it reads “self-editing” on my computer. But yes, shelf-editing is also painful (and necessary at times) and I should (but probably won’t) prune my shelves of books not read for fifteen years or so. Though “I might need them someday.”

  • Comment by AnnN — August 28, 2015 @ 9:43 am


    Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I’ll be at the reading. Looking forward!!

  • Comment by PatriciaN — August 28, 2015 @ 4:32 pm


    After 70 years of collecting books I decided to do a shelf edit, and yes you guessed it, 3 days later I realized just what I had done. I hurried to the charity shop but too late to redeem a much loved copy of a book no longer in print. Please shelf editors be very careful of what you do, it can save many tears later on

  • Comment by Daniel Glover — August 29, 2015 @ 5:32 am


    Have a lovely time at DC. I wanted to get on and tell of slightly comical encounter with a walking horse yesterday at the state fair. He was the only one in the barn that was being allowed to stick his head out the door. I am sure because he was a natural with people.

    He kept swing his head back and forth to have his head “petted” by the children. When he got all the way to the one side he kept trying to get a nibble of the Greek yogurt his person was snacking on. She kept telling him that was for her and to go meet all the people.

    This reminded me of the discussions we’ve had on the blog here about smart horses.

    Going back for seconds today. So I need to get hustling.

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 29, 2015 @ 7:45 am


    He sounds like one of the very smart geldings. Signs of a sense of humor + social skills. If he’s entire, he’s quite unusual. All praise to his person, since the person sets the tone for “how to be charming to humans.” Some come by it more naturally than others. Some never get it.

  • Comment by Julia Coldren-Walker — August 30, 2015 @ 5:58 am



    What was the book. Maybe I have it and would be willing to let itgo.

  • Comment by PatriciaN — August 30, 2015 @ 4:36 pm


    The book was called “The Bond Between” by Violet Winspear. Thank you for the gracious offer but the cost of postage to me is exorbitant,and so I must put up with my senility, and decline your thoughtfulness.

  • Comment by PatriciaN — August 30, 2015 @ 4:38 pm


    I have to say that none of Elizabeths books have left the building

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 30, 2015 @ 5:30 pm


    I commend both Julia Coldren-Walker for her thoughtful and gracious offer and PatriciaN for her equally gracious and thoughtful refusal.

    Thank you both. You have brightened a day in which some other discussions have been far less gracious.

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