I’ll be at CapriCon for…

I'll be at CapriCon for the next three days; here's my schedule, if anyone's in the Wheeling area. (About 45 min. north of Chicago). I'm looking forward to the con, and seeing my friend John Scalzi, who's Guest of Honor (and on the first panel below with me). I'm not so thrilled about all the driving, sigh. So it goes; I'm hoping Jed will be free during some of my drives so we can catch up. I haven't had time to talk to him in weeks, it seems like. Sad.

1. 2011 Hugo Awards: Potential Nominees - Friday, 02-11-2011 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Botanic Garden B (Special Events)
The nomination period for the 2011 Hugo Awards is open! What books, dramatic presentations, artists, fanzines, and new writers should be nominated?

2. Succeeding as a Professional Writer - Saturday, 02-12-2011 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Ravinia B (Teen Lounge)
Words. Words. Words. You've got them, you're putting them on paper, and you want to sell them and become a published, professional author. Join some of our pros and get tips on how you can you make your dream come true.

3. Broad Universe Rapidfire Reading - Saturday, 02-12-2011 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Birch A Broad Universe promotes and celebrates writing by women within science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and seeks to support both the women who produce those works and the readers who enjoy them. Come be Broad minded and hear some great readings!

4. Introducing Your Kids to SF - Saturday, 02-12-2011 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Botanic Garden A (Special Events)
When indoctrinating, er, introducing your kids to SF, which books should you start with?

5. Book Cover Illustration and Design - Sunday, 02-13-2011 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am - Botanic Garden A (Special Events)
Everyone has opinions about book covers. What's good, what sucks, and what could be better? Why do you choose certain covers in a buying situation over others? An open discussion and critique of SF / F cover art.

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