Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Capricon 34 Schedule

If you guys are going to attend Capricon 34 in Wheeling, IL on February 6-9, why not come and check me out? I am happy to announce I am going to be a panelist at a SF convention for the time first time in my life. Below is my schedule:

Time Travel without Technology - Friday, 02-07-2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm - Willow
While most time travel seems to involve a technological breakthrough, sometimes, as with Matheson’s Bid Time Return or Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, characters manage to move through time either through force of will or natural phenomenon. How is this time travel different from the more traditional type?
Other Panelists: Walt Boyes, Roland J. Green, Bill Higgins and Ken Hite.

Judging a Book by Page 119 - Saturday, 02-08-2014 - 11:30 am to 12:45 pm - Birch A
We're baaaack! No escaping this panel! They say that you can't judge a book by its cover. Can you judge it by what's on Page 119?
Other Panelists: James Bacon, Stephan Kelly, Helen Montgomery and Leane Verhulst.

Time Travel and Alternate History in Media - Saturday, 02-08-2014 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm - Willow
From It’s a Wonderful Life to Timequest, from Sliders to Stargate, time travel and alternate history have often focusing on the highly personal history rather than the history of the world. What makes film and television time travel and alternate history different from the written type.
Other Panelists: Paul Booth, Chris Gerrib, Jim Rittenhouse (you know, the Sidewise Award judge) and Tadao Tomomatsu.

I am really excited (and nervous) about this great opportunity. I mean check out this list of participants. Alongside Roland J. Green and Ken Hite, I am also listed with such heavy-hitters in the alternate history genre as Eric Flint and SM Stirling! Plus friends of The Update Dale Cozort and Steven H Silver will be in attendance.

Huh...I am starting to feel like I bit off a little more than I can chew. Yeah the nervousness is definitely starting to kick in now. O well, too late to back out now. All I can do is ask that if you are attending Capricon, please attend my panels and cheer me on. I need all the support I can get!

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. His new short story "Road Trip" can be found in Forbidden Future: A Time Travel Anthology. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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