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Capclave Schedule (Including the First Public Reading from “Geosynchron”)

This weekend I’ll be at the Capclave SF convention in Rockville, MD, a con whose slogan is “Where reading is not extinct.” Thus the dodo bird with beanie propeller hat mascot on the right. This is really only the second con I’ve attended since my twins were born a year ago, so hopefully I won’t be too out of practice. Here’s my schedule:

Capclave Dodo Bird MascotFriday, October 16

  • 7:00 PM: LibraryThing, Goodreads, and Other Book Conversations
    Participants: Colleen Cahill (m), David Louis Edelman, C. Alan Loewen, Karen Newton
    The annual panel on online book social media, which Capclave has put me on for four years running now. Guess I haven’t made too much of a fool of myself on this panel.
  • 9:00 PM: Books (and Writers) Past their Expiration Date
    Participants: Allen Wold (m), John Betancourt, David Louis Edelman, Kathy Morrow, Darrell Schweitzer, Ted White

    A discussion about why books and authors go out-of-date and/or out-of-style.

Saturday, October 17

  • 4:00 PM: Even Hard SF Uses FTL
    Participants: David Louis Edelman (m), Eric Choi, Michael Flynn, Ed Lerner, James Maxey
    For some reason, somebody decided I should moderate this panel. Perhaps it’s because Norman Spinrad wrote in Asimov’s that “Edelman seems to have convincing and convincingly detailed knowledge of the physiology and biochemistry of the human nervous system down to the molecular level. And cares about making his fictional combination of molecular biology and nanotech credible.” (I never get tired of that quote.)
  • 7:30 PM: Reading from Geosynchron
    This will be the first public reading from my upcoming Geosynchron. I plan to read chapter 3, which features Quell the Islander running around shooting people with black code in prison. You’ve been warned.

Sunday, October 18

  • 12:00 PM: Book Signing
    Alongside Allen Wold and Yoji Kondo. So, um, bring your books and I’ll sign them. Or better yet, buy new books and I’ll sign them.
  • 2:00 PM: Post Consumer Economy
    Participants: James Maxey (m), Lenny Bailes, David Louis Edelman, Tom King, Kathy Morrow
    I keep asking to be put on these futuristic economy panels, despite the fact that I know almost nothing about economics, largely because I keep thinking it will help promote my books.

Hope to see you there!

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  1. Margaret Tanner on November 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm  Chain link

    Hi David,
    Greetings from Australia.
    My, you sound like you are going to be a busy little beaver. Best of luck with the book signing, hope you sell stacks. Of course, if you have a fan going down on bended knee, begging for an historical romance set against a background of frontier Australia, or the 1st World War, please point them in my direction.

  2. Thor Fjalar Hallgrimsson on December 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm  Chain link

    Pray that you will be just successfull enough to keep writing good scifi. Without success and you might move towards science text books for college or stop writing at all, very successfull and Hollywood coke dealers might have you sign all copyrights to them.

  3. David Louis Edelman on December 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm  Chain link

    Thor: I’d be more than happy to sign over movie rights to Hollywood coke dealers as long as the check has enough zeros on it. 😉

  4. Thor on December 26, 2009 at 5:11 pm  Chain link

    Of course, but the dealers ploy would be to get you addicted first so there would be no check to sign. They would like you to just stay a frenzied dope fiend like Mr. Dick and hand all the royalities over to them.

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