Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I'll be at Illogicon this weekend

Yes, it's time again for Raleigh's own Illogicon, which is at the same Embassy Suites as last year.  I will be a minor guest there again.  I'm currently scheduled for two panels.

Friday, January 9, at 5:00 p.m., I'll be joining four other panelists to discuss "On the Shoulders of Giants: Essential Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reading."  I'm not saying that any of us will climb on each other's shoulders, nor that we will form a small pyramid from which we will rain down literary lightning on the audience--but you never know what might happen. 

Saturday at 3:00 p.m., I'll again be joining four other folks to talk about "Mechanics of Magic and Sci-Fi."  Whether we actually have to repair old cars using only SF and fantasy novels, or if we must wrestle actual working automotive mechanics, remains to be seen, but I'm sure the discussion will be entertaining.

If you're an SF/F fan and in the area, check out the con, come by, and say hi.


Andy Finkel said...

A quick Google search finds a few science fiction writers who were also auto mechanics, including Stanislaw Lem and Terry Bissom; if you need to stretch the talk you could include Sterling Lanier, the editor who got Chilton (the car info book publisher) to bring out Dune in hardcover.

Mark said...

Thanks for the tips!

David Drake said...

Dear Mr Finkel,
Sterling was a writer of considerable skill (I very much like the ffellowes stories as well as the first Hiero book), and did excellent weird (ghouls, etc) lost wax castings. So no stretch at all.
Dave Drake


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