Saturday, July 25, 2009

Worldcon schedule

I was just sent this, my schedule for WorldCon ( I repost it here as a public service, or something.

Anticipation Schedule for Neil Gaiman

Thursday, August 6

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM P-511BE

Question Time with Neil Gaiman

You are invited to submit questions beforehand to the box held at the Kaffeeklatsch sign up table.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM P-511D

The Life and Work of John M Ford

John M Ford, who died in 2006, is acknowledged as one of the semi-secret masters of the field, an incredibly versatile novelist, story writer and poet whose work has influenced Neil Gaiman among others. Here, some of those who knew him and his work gather to celebrate his achievements.

Neil Gaiman, David Hartwell, Jo Walton, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Patrick Nielsen Hayden

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM P-517ABC

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome to Anticipation; brief introduction to the convention and presentation of the guests.

Friday, August 7

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM P-511BE

The New Media

How has turn of the millennium technology affected the arts? Books, Music, Film,

Comics and the Web – are they all in the process of merging into one mixed media?

What media will the artist of the future work in?

Melissa Auf der Maur, Tobias Buckell, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Ellen Kushner

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Neil Gaiman Signing

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Neil will appear at the Angry Robot imprint launch party at the Delta Hotel to speak briefly sometime between 7 and 8 pm

9:00 PM – 11:30 PM P-517ABC

Coraline (screening)

Introduced by Neil Gaiman.

Saturday, August 8

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM P-511BE

Reading: Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman reads from his recent work.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM P-510B - Kids Programming

How About Crazy Hair

We’ll listen to Neil Gaiman’s poem Crazy Hair, then illustrate, glue, collage, paint, and otherwise decorate a (very large) head of hair.

Neil Gaiman, Ana Oancea, Leigh Adams, Sabrina Vocaturo

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM P-511BE

Neil Gaiman: Finding Fandom

Anticipation’s Guest of Honour is a fan, like you? Bien sur! Born and raised in England: what happened next? In this interview Neil will describe how he found fandom and what, after his remarkable success as a writer, keeps him a fan.

Neil Gaiman, Tom Galloway

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM P-511BE

Gaiman reads Doctorow

Neil Gaiman reads a Cory Doctorow short story as part of a forthcoming Doctorow audio collection. There will also be a Q&A for both Gaiman and Doctorow.

Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow

Sunday, August 9

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM P-511BE

Neil Gaiman and Gary K. Wolfe, In Conversation

Gary K. Wolfe talks to Neil Gaiman about his life, his writing, and his involvement in comics and movies.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM P-511BE

Private Passions: The Many Interests of Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman talks about the many things that interest him.

Neil Gaiman, Cheryl Morgan

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM P-517ABC

Hugo Awards Ceremony

Monday, August 10

11:00 AM – 12 PM P-521C

Kaffeeklatsch – Neil Gaiman

Check at the Kaffeeklatsch sign up table for details.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Neil Gaiman Signing

Note: the following Kids Programming items that appear in the online Convention Guide ( are incorrectly listed and have been canceled (the draft sent to print does not include final necessary schedule changes).

Thursday 10 pm D-2806 Soda Klatch: Neil Gaiman

Sunday 4 pm P-510C Neil Gaiman – Kids Q&A.

Also of interest: Photographer Kyle Cassidy will be presenting Saturday at 7 pm in P-524C:

Behind the Scenes of the Killing of Amanda Palmer

Kyle Cassidy

“An informal romp through behind-the-scenes images from Kyle’s collaboration with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer for their new book “Who Killed Amanda Palmer” which includes photos of nearly all of Neil’s pets and at least one shot of Amanda in her knickers.”

Kyle will also be set up near the main escalators coming onto the 5th floor of the Palais from 10 am -2 pm on Saturday photographing science fiction fans for a gallery show. So stop by and tell Kyle about your buttons or what fantasy and SF means to you.