My Worldcon Schedule
(Left) The marquee over at BookPeople, Austin, TX.
Quick shoutouts and thanks to all at BookPeople, Austin Books, Adventures In Crime and Space, and Edge Books. These folks all were heavily supporting COVER STORY: THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO, and I really appreciate it. ArmadilloCon 28 was great.
Next week I'm off to Anaheim for Worldcon and the Chesleys and Hugos. If you're in the area, I hope to see you at any of these or at the bar. I'm looking forward to the two panels that I'm moderating. Should be a great time! Here's the rundown:
4PM AUTOGRAPHING (ATGR5)
4PM, 60-90 minutes
Title: BOOK COVER ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN
David A. Kyle, John Picacio(M), Frank Wu, Dave Seeley, Irene Gallo
Precis: Artists and art directors talk about what makes for a good cover illustration, an eye-catching design, and increased sales
CHESLEY AWARDS CEREMONY
1PM, 60-90 minutes
Title: THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ART
Bob Eggleton, Jane Frank, Karen Haber, Dave Seeley, Margaret Organ-Kean, John Picacio(M)
Precis: Over the past 70 plus years, science fiction illustration has changed dramatically. The '30s and '40s had their flashy, lurid covers. The '50s and '60s sported high tech space-scapes and abstracts. The '70s and '80s have brought us photo-realism. What were the trends of the recent decades? What lies ahead?
2:30PM, 60-90 minutes
Title: PYR: A LOOK FORWARD with editorial director Lou Anders
1PM, AUTOGRAPHING AT BORDERLANDS BOOKS TABLE (1 hour)
3PM, AUTOGRAPHING AT DREAMHAVEN BOOKS TABLE (1 hour)
8PM, HUGO AWARDS CEREMONY