Just a note to let everyone know that I’ll be doing panels, a reading, and a kaffeklatche at the virtual New Zealand World Convention ConZealand. ‘The Old New Writers’ panel with George R. R. Martin,, Joe Haldeman, and yours truly should be fun.
Here’s my schedule in Melbourne time:
SF and Fantasy of Australia Format: Panel
29 Jul 2020, Wednesday 10:00 – 10:50 am, Programme Room 1 (Webinar) (Programming)
A look at the history and current state of regional SF and fantasy. Dr. Jack Dann (M), Helen Stubbs, Sean McMullen
Reading: Jack Dann Format: Reading
30 Jul 2020, Thursday 12:00 – 12:25 pm, Reading Room 2 (Programming)
The Second Golden Age: SF of the 1960s Format: Panel
31 Jul 2020, Friday 9:00 – 9:50 am, Programme Room 2 (Webinar) (Programming)
There was an explosion of new good SF in the 1960s, with the emergence of great new writers, a number of short story venues that expanded the scope of the field, and a series of classic novels that are still ranked as among the most important in the field’s history.
Dr. Bradford Lyau (M), Robert Silverberg, Cora Buhlert, Dr. Jack Dann, Kathryn Sullivan
Old New Writers Format: Panel
31 Jul 2020, Friday 10:00 – 10:50 am, Programme Room 1 (Webinar) (Programming)
George Martin, Jack Dann and Joe Haldeman (with cutouts of Gardner Dozois and George Alec Effinger) riff on a panel they did years ago called “New Writers”, where they talked about breaking into writing then and similar topics.
George R. R. Martin, Dr. Jack Dann, Joe Haldeman
Kaffeeklatsch: Jack Dann Format: Kaffeeklatsch
31 Jul 2020, Friday 3:00 – 3:50 pm, Kaffeklatch and Literary Beer Room (Programming)
Why We Read/Write/Edit Anthologies Format: Panel
1 Aug 2020, Saturday 4:00 – 4:50 pm, Programme Room 1 (Webinar) (Programming)
In a world of Netflix, podcasts, and video games, where the most lucrative advances are from novels at big five publishers, are anthologies still viable? A panel of authors share why they still edit/write for anthologies, list their favorite “good reads” and invite the audience to share their recommendations.
Katherine Quevedo, Dr. Jack Dann (M), Aidan Doyle, Mimi Mondal