CapriCon Schedule [appearances]

As you may note from my Appearances page, I will be attending CapriCon February 9-12.

I got some awesome panels. Wanna see?

What Are Libraries for? – Friday, 02-10-2012 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Elm
Libraries. What are they for, exactly, when we have Google and bookstores? And what’s the deal with giving away all of that information and loaning books for free? What’s the deal with these librarians just giving things away? And why are they getting so loud these days?
Cory Doctorow
Merrie Haskell
Patricia Sayre McCoy
Lynne M. Thomas (M)

Autographing: Merrie Haskell, Kathryn Sullivan, and Lynne M. Thomas – Friday, 02-10-2012 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Autograph Table

Merrie Haskell
Kathryn Sullivan
Lynne M. Thomas

2012 Hugo Awards: Potential Nominees – Saturday, 02-11-2012 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Birch A
The nomination period for the 2012 Hugo Awards is open! Which books, dramatic presentations, artists, fanzines, and new writers should be nominated?
James Bacon
John Klima
Lynne M. Thomas (M)
Michael D. Thomas

Podcasters Are My Secret Friends – Saturday, 02-11-2012 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Birch B
In the last few years, there has been an explosion of SF/F themed podcasts such as the Hugo-winning StarShipSofa, the Nerdist, the SF Squeecast, Galactic Suburbia, Writing Excuses, and Escape Pod. Chicon has even added a Best Fancast category to this year’s Hugo Award ballot. We discuss some of our favorites.
Michael Lee
Lynne M. Thomas
Michael D. Thomas (M)

The SF/F Short Fiction Club Scene – Saturday, 02-11-2012 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Botanic Garden B (Special Events – Programming)
The SF/F short fiction markets have been described by author Elizabeth Bear as a “club scene” where authors experiment and bat ideas back and forth. These SF/F professionals talk about the current state of the short fiction markets and some of the exciting things happening in the medium.
Richard Chwedyk
John Klima
Mary Anne Mohanraj (M)
Nayad Monroe
John O’Neill
Lynne M. Thomas

That Was No Companion, That Was My Wife! The Doctor Who Season 6 Panel – Saturday, 02-11-2012 – 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm – Botanic Garden A (Special Events – Programming)
Hello, sweeties! The second season of the eleventh Doctor is now complete. We found out about the Silence (and promptly forgot), the true identity of River Song, and that biting is better than kissing because there’s a winner. It’s time to talk about our favorite Time Lord’s newest adventures! Geronimo!
Merrie Haskell
Valli Hoski
Kathryn Sullivan
Lynne M. Thomas (M)
Joy Ward

The Politics of Glory: SF/F Awards – Sunday, 02-12-2012 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Birch A
The Hugo, Nebula, Tiptree, World Fantasy, and Sidewise Awards are some of the major Science Fiction and Fantasy awards. Let’s look at the different awards and discuss the unique way each is selected, and why sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t.
Richard Chwedyk
John Scalzi
Steven H Silver (M)
Lynne M. Thomas

My Sarah Jane – Sunday, 02-12-2012 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Botanic Garden B (Special Events – Programming)
Come squee and reminisce about Elisabeth Sladen. We will discuss her impact on both the old and new series and on Doctor Who Fandom.
Alex Bledsoe
Dermot Dobson
Michael Lee
Lynne M. Thomas
Michael D. Thomas (M)

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About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is the Head of Distinctive Collections and Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.
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