My schedule for Armadillocon 38 is up. The convention takes place from July 29 through July 31, and will hosts a wide assortment of panels, readings, and art events. It takes place at the Omni Southpark hotel in South Austin. Hope to see you there.
My own scheduling is as follows:
Fr2200D Horror in the 21st Century
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM Ballroom D
Afsharirad*, Cardin, Hilbert, Jacobs, Johnson, Osborne, Simmons
Our panelists will talk about the current state of horror writing and speculate on the future.
(Granted, my work runs far more to science fiction than horror, but I've written at least one horror story that's making the rounds, and my novel-in-progress can only be described as horror.)
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Dealers' Room
Antonelli, Cupp, Klaw, Hilbert, Johnson, Reasoner
(Bring your copies of Rayguns Over Texas and Science Fiction Movie Posters for signage.)
Sa1400D Attack of the Sequels
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom D
Johnson, Klaw*, Maresca, Moore, Sisson, Sullivan
All of this year's big budget SFF movies were sequels. What are the implications for writers and fans?
(Miss hearing me gripe about the state of modern cinema now that SF Signal has ceased publication? Here's your chance to catch a portion of it live.)
Sa2100D SFF Movies You Should Have Seen in the Last Year
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom D
Campbell*, Cargill, de Orive, Jacobs, Johnson, Wagner
Our panelists will discuss the best SFF movies of last year.
(Ibid. But you have to keep in mind that I've seen some very good genre movies over the past year. I'm hoping to steer you to a couple you might have missed.)
Sun 11:30 AM-Noon Conference Center
Derek Austin Johnson
(I'll read from my novel-in-progress The Pain God's Disciple.)
Derek Austin Johnson has lived most of his life in the Lone Star State. A member of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop, his work has appeared in Skull Fragments: A Skelos Sampler, Rick Klaw's Rayguns Over Texas!, Nova Express, Moving Pictures, Her Majesty's Secret Servant, and Revolution SF. His film column "Watching the Future" appeared each month at Hugo Award-winning SF Signal.
He lives in Central Texas.