This weekend, in gorgeous snow-capped Timonium, science-fiction fans will gather for Farpoint.
Headlining guests this year are the winsome Felicia Day (The Guild and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog) and Mira Furlan (Babylon 5). (Matt Frewer, whom I was really excited about, has canceled; actors have to work, after all.)
There are going to be lots of other fun and interesting people there, too. Check out the complete list here.
Amongst those other people? Me. 🙂
My schedule this weekend looks like…
- 2009 Comics In Review
Saturday 5 pm — Chesapeake 1
Panelists: Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Allyn Gibson, Bob Greenberger and Glenn Hauman
Which comics were good in 2009? Which were great? Which were glossy toilet paper?
- Comics to Movies
Saturday 6 pm — Chesapeake 1
Panelists Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Allyn Gibson, Bob Greenberger and Glenn Hauman
From the colored page to the silver screen. Making comics into movies.
Sunday 10 am — Ridgely 2
Panelists: Peter David, Allyn Gibson, Glenn Hauman
Blogs. From tedious to genius, they run the gamut. Here’s a panel with people whose blogs get read.
- Sherlock Holmes
Sunday 2pm — Dulaney 2
Panelists: Allyn Gibson
The sage of Baker Street lives on. What is the appeal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective, and what does the future hold for this sleuth in film, television, and print?
I may add a panel. 😉
There are some interesting panels this year that I might go and see. There’s a panel on beer on Friday night at 11 o’clock. Saturday night at 8 o’clock there’s to be a reading of The Eye of Argon that will also be recorded!
And I’ll also be taking a spell at the autograph table, but I don’t know when as yet.
Fortunately, I’ll have things to autograph! In addition to copies of Star Trek Magazine with my article on the Borg, I’ve produced two chapbooks expressly for the convention. The first, The Dream I Weaved Today, is a collection of some of my short fiction that ranges from the mainstream to the completely frelling mental. The second, The Scientific Use of the Imagination, is a collection of Sherlock Holmes pastiches and scholarly ponderings that I’ve written over the years.
Hopefully, I’ll see a few of you there this weekend!