It wasn’t clear until quite recently how many days I would be attending Windycon this year, if I could go at all.
But! The stars aligned, my schedule cleared itself, and I’ll be in Lombard this coming weekend November 11-13.
This will be the first con in 8 years that I’ve attended without a vendor table to hide behind. That’s shaking things up a bit, my nerves most of all, because the last time was very much Not Fun.
It’s a growth thing. I’ll be fine now that I know more about how cons work. Right? RIGHT.
The plan is to be on some fun panels, attend other fun panels, hang out with friends, look at the art show, and perhaps do some gaming. Laid-back, relaxed, good times. I hope.
Here’s the places I’m committed to being:
Making the Most of the Public Library Friday 18:00 Lilac BD
Your local public library can certainly arrange for you to check out books, music, or films, but it offers so much more, from e-resources to cultural events to maker spaces. Our panel of librarians won’t be shushed when it comes to announcing the ways you can take advantage of the services on offer at your local branch.
Pets in Space 21:00 Friday Lilac AC
Can you really have a pet on a spaceship? Can it be an ordinary earth pet, like a dog, cat, bird or must it be something adapted to space (and what would that be)? What purpose would pets serve in space?
Writers Workshop Saturday 9AM to 1 PM
Ludlow Charlington Charity Anthology Reading Saturday 15:00 Boardroom
Authors read from their work from the Ludlow Charlington anthology published to raise funds for Chicago Shelters.
How to Build a Science Sunday 10:00 Lilac BD
How to introduce the historical development of various sciences in your work? How were sciences actually developed in different areas of the world?