Aaron Rosenberg shared with me a couple of photos of himself and his baby son submited to him by one of his fans who attended LunaCon 2008. Aaron Rosenberg (World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness) and Keith R.A. DeCandido (Starcraft: Ghost Nova) were together during the event schedule. This kind of events are fun and you can meet sci-fi and fantasy book writers, shake hands and say hi, tell them how fanboyish you are about their awesome work, get a book signed and take a photo for posterity.
For the writers it is a great experience to meet fans and other old friend collegues, but what happens after the event may be also an odyssey that rivals those of the most brave roaming the lands of Azeroth and Outland. Visit Aaron’s blog to read his experience after landing at LunaCon 2008. Onyxia and Illidan would surely flee in fear if they had to be on Aaron’s shoes.
Blizzplanet’s World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal Q&A with Aaron Rosenberg and Christie Golden is in progress, so keep checking back in upcoming weeks. Aaron Rosenberg and Keith R.A. DeCandido will make again a public appearance at 2008 I-Con 27 on April 4-6. So prepare your gear to farm some book signing at the end of their panels. Make sure to submit to Blizzplanet your photos with Aaron and Keith. You may buy his Starcraft and World of Warcraft books here. This is Aaron’s I-Con 27 Schedule in case you plan to attend the event:
AARON ROSENBERG SCHEDULE
Tie-Ins: Putting a Personal Spin on Shared Worlds
kradical(M), Osborne, Rosenberg, Greenberger
“Gems” From the Slushpile
Rosenberg, ivy03(M), Gorinsky, Bilmes
Pros share their amusing (and scary) stories of memorable (for the wrong reasons) submissions
Lies and Myths About Getting Published
Rosenberg(M), ivy03, Bacigalupi, Gorinsky, Bilmes
A surprising take on “accepted” ideas about publishing
KEITH R.A. DECANDIDO SCHEDULE
7-8pm: “Tie-Ins: Putting a Personal Spin on Shared Worlds” w/Terri Osborne, Robert Greenberger, and Aaron Rosenberg
9-10pm: Boogie Knights concert (tentative)
11.30pm-whenever: appearing on WUSB’s Destinies: The Voice of Science Fiction w/a cast of dozens, hosted by Dr. Howard Margolin
11am-12pm: “Did We Sell Our Souls?: Writing for Star Trek” w/Peter S. Beagle, Norman Spinrad, Peter David, Terri Osborne, and Kat Hankinson
2-3pm: Boogie Knights concert (tentative time)
3-4pm: “Mixing Mystery and Speculative Fiction” w/Charlaine Harris, Adam-Troy Castro, Drew Henrisken, and Jennifer Crawford (might be late for this, depending on Boogie concert)
8pm-whenever: cabaret (the Boogies will be among several acts performing)
1-2pm: “The Agent-Editor-Writer Relationship” w/Joshua Bilmes, Terri Osborne, David A. Kyle, Terry McGarry, and Liz Gorinsky—so we’ve got an agent (Joshua), an editor (Liz), an author (Terri), an author-editor-agent-publisher (David), and two author-editors (me and Terry)
2-3pm: Boogie Knights concert (tentative time; may need to scarper from previous panel early)
What is I-CON?
Attended by over 6,000 people each year, I-CON is a three day festival, designed to encourage literacy, creativity and interest in science and technology through science fiction and its related genres. Programming at I-CON spans a wide range of topics and interests, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, Japanese animation (otherwise known as Anime), science and technology, comic books, and medieval reenactment.
Guest speakers are invited from around the world to share their experiences in their fields, information about any new or upcoming projects and their insights into the genre with their fans. Over the course of the convention, guests typically will participate in panel discussions, give workshops and demonstrations, sign autographs, and interact with their fans on a one on one basis in such venues as the Awards Banquet. With so much to offer, I-CON is able to appeal to a diverse audience, including college students, senior citizens and families with young children.
I-CON (with a hyphen) is presented annually by ICON Science Fiction, INC (without a hyphen; hereafter referred to as “ICON”) and the I-CON Campus Chapter. ICON is a not-for-profit corporation which is a legal entity separate from New York State and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.