Brenda Cooper

Worldcon 2011 Schedule

I’m pretty happy with the 2011 Worldcon schedule.  Lots of Mayan December launch activity, a reading for No Man’s Land, a party, and some great topics to discuss.  I hope to see many of you there.

Thu 13:00 – 14:00, The Amish Approach to Changing Technology: The Error of Presumed Neutrality of Technology (Panel), D05 (RSCC)

The Amish do use technology, but they reject the idea that technologies are value-free tools, and they acknowledge that they can change social order, so all technology must be evaluated before being allowed into the community. Would we be wise to adopt this cautious approach?

Thu 16:00 – 17:00, Autographing (RSCC)

Fri 11:00 – 12:00, Social Media for Writers, A03 (RSCC): Writers know the Internet, but not all writers take advantage of its full potential. With the evolution of Social Media, potential readers are only a click away. But what exactly is Social Media? At this panel, you will pick up the vocabulary and background of exactly what Social Media is, what it can do, and what it cannot do.

Fri 12:00 – 13:00, Reading: No Man’s Land, A15 (RSCC) Defending the Future: No Man’s Land is an anthology of military SF, written entirely by women. Come and hear them read.

Friday 8:00 PM: PARTY!  Atlantis Suite 1552 Come on by – Dual Launch Party for Mayan December and for Louise Marley’s The Brahm’s Deception.

Sat 11:00 – 11:30, Reading A14 (RSCC)  I’ll give away at least one copy of Mayan December….

Sat 16:00 – 17:00, KaffeeKlatsch: KK1 (RSCC)

Sun 11:00 – 12:00, How I Learned the Craft: Three of My Favorite Books on Writing (Panel), D03 (RSCC)

Authors share and discuss three books on the craft of writing that they recommend to aspiring writers and tell why these works are so helpful.