May24WisCon @ The Madison Concourse HotelFriday: May 24 – May 27 (all day)
Mary will be at WisCon 37 in Madison, WI.
WisCon is the first and foremost feminist science fiction convention in the world. WisCon encourages discussion, debate and extrapolation of ideas relating to feminism, gender, race and class. WisCon honors writers, editors and artists whose work explores these themes and whose voices have opened new dimensions and territory in these issues. And, oh yes, we also like to have fun while we’re at it.
Jun10“Out of Excuses” @ Woodthrush WoodsMonday: Jun 10 – Jun 16 (all day)
Mary will host the Writing Excuses “Out of Excuses” Workshop and Retreat with Brandon Sanderson, Howard Taylor, and Dan Wells, at Woodthrush Woods in Chattanooga, TN.
For the first time, the Writing Excuses team is hosting a workshop and retreat for our listeners. This week long event gives you one on one time with the hosts, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler.
The week kicks off with three full days of intensive workshops taught by the WX hosts. All on-campus meals are included during the week.
WX will also be recording sessions while there, so you will get an opportunity to shape episodes by the questions you ask. Plus you get to watch the team record live.
Starting on Wednesday evening, the remainder of the week is time for you to put what you learned to good use, and write. You’re out of excuses…
Registration is currently sold out, but you can click here for the waitlist.
Aug15Gen Con Writer’s Symposium @ Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil StadiumThursday: Aug 15 – Aug 18 (all day)
Mary will be at the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium in Indianapolis, IN.
The Gen Con Writer’s Symposium is one of the largest writing workshops in the country. Founded by noted author and editor Jean Rabe, it boasts over 100 hours of programming. This year, nearly 50 authors will be speaking on the Symposium’s panels.
As part of Gen Con Indy, the majority of the Symposium’s panels are free for Gen Con attendees. In addition, the Symposium offers a number of paid workshops and advanced seminars. The panels focus on the craft and business of writing and provide practical advice for both aspiring authors and experienced writers alike.
The Writer’s Symposium has featured many of the finest genre fiction authors of our time, including: Michael A. Stackpole, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Matt Forbeck, Elizabeth Vaughan, Richard Lee Byers, and many more. These authors are not paid but volunteer their time as a way to give back to the writing community.
Celebrating its 46th year in 2013, Gen Con “The Best Four Days in Gaming!” has become the largest annual consumer fantasy, electronic, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. Each year gaming enthusiasts converge to share their enthusiasm for all things gaming; whether its tournaments, celebrity appearances, exhibit hall booths, electronic games, workshops, seminars, anime, art shows, auctions or countless other activities.
Aug29LoneStarCon3 @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention CenterThursday: Aug 29 – Sep 2 (all day)
Mary will be a program participant at the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, TX.
The Worldcon?, or World Science Fiction Convention, is the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). The five day long event has been held each year since 1939 with the exception of four years during World War II. Locations have included the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, England, Scotland, Germany, and The Netherlands. Science fiction and fantasy fans travel from all over the world to attend, including Japan, Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Finland, Croatia, New Zealand, and Russia. In recent years the Worldcon has typically attracted between 3,000 and 5,000 attending members.
The Hugo Awards are presented at a highlighted ceremony. The awards themselves are nominated and voted upon by the members of the Worldcon.
Sep20Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books @ University of Wisconsin - WaukeshaFriday: Sep 20 – Sep 22 (all day)
Mary will be attending and participating in panels at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books at University of Wisconsin – Waukesha.To Books & Beyond: Literacy without Limits is the theme for the 2013 Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books. Dates for the Festival are Friday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept. 22.
The Festival will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha campus.
Oct31World Fantasy Brighton @ Hilton Brighton Metropole & The West PierThursday: Oct 31 – Nov 3 (all day)
Mary will be attending and participating in panels at World Fantasy Convention 2013 in Brighton, UK.
From the same people who brought you the 1988 & 1997 World Fantasy Conventions, the 2007 & 2010 World Horror Conventions, and numerous British FantasyCons…
This is your opportunity to participate in one of the most exciting and exhilarating conventions ever held in Europe for professionals and fans alike. If you are serious about your writing career or just enjoy reading in the genre, then you really can’t afford to miss it .
Jan11Guest of Honor @ IllogiconSaturday: Jan 11 – Jan 13 (all day)
I’ll be the Guest of Honor with Lawrence Schoen at Illogicon iii in North Carolina.
What is illogiCon?
illogiCon is a community based convention dedicated to Science Fiction in all media. But what does this actually mean?
1. Community: We are a convention that is run by, and for, people who are brought together by their desire to share an interest in Science Fiction, more commonly known as Fans.
2. Science Fiction: We take an inclusive view of Science Fiction and Fantasy. If it includes giant robots, conniving wizards, daring space captains, or evil AIs and chain smoking anti-hero hackers, it is Science Fiction.
3. All Media: Science Fiction comes in many forms. The written word (including the humble book), live action TV and movies, animation, comics, the visual arts, pod casts, and forms of media that we haven’t even invented yet. It comes from all across the world, from Japan, and Britain, from Russia and the United States. Science Fiction is the genre of possibilities; it is only right that this is reflected in the way that Science Fiction is experienced.
You can register here.